Summer Dreams

As I mentioned on Instagram the other day, clearly I haven't been keeping the promise I made myself at the beginning of 2017. I love knowing that my blog is a place for style inspiration or Disney Wedding planning tips, but it's also a source of creative release for me and I'm saddened that I haven't kept my word.

Sadly, as the days between 'today' and 'wedding day' get shorter, I fear I won't have as much time to dedicate. But luckily, my favorite season in New York is quickly approaching: Fall! And as we all prepare to say farewell to the hot, sticky summers in New York, I will admit that I've found some awesome pieces this summer that have fit seamlessly into my closet (and make for some great photos!)

Top: Hollister Co. | Shorts: Rag & Bone | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Sunglasses: Quay

Top: Hollister Co. | Shorts: Rag & Bone | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Sunglasses: Quay

Last year, I tried to avoid off-the-shoulder tops and ended up with six million off-the-shoulder tops and dresses. (Okay, not six million, but you get the point.) This year, I tried to avoid the 'bell' trend - I know that I'm definitely not tall enough to pull off the exaggerated bell bottom pants so when I saw this top in the window at Hollister on our way home, I couldn't help dragging my poor fiancé into the store. The Nineties' baby within me was doing back flips from excitement. 

risa xu hollister off the shoulder bell sleeve
risa xu hollister off the shoulder bell sleeve
risa xu hollister bell sleeve quay genesis

What are your thoughts?

Have you tried the bell sleeve trend? Is there a trend you avoided and then got drawn in?

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