But first, _______



I originally wore this look to a Santana Row preview party for a new restaurant called Roots & Rye, and then reworked it into my line-up while on a recent trip to LA. During the summer months, I love having a number of simple and stylish dresses that are easy to transition from formal events to casual dates. I am particularly a sucker for timeless minis with fun and unique prints, like this vintage funky floral find. With a simple change of an accessory, like a hat or a heel, you can really get a lot of mileage out of a summer dress!

Sometimes a cup of coffee can be your best accessory and if you follow along on my Instagram @livinginvogue, you know how much I advocate this motto! Whether at home or traveling, one of my absolute favorite things to do is hunt down a local coffee spot and enjoy some caffecito while people/dog watching. Alfred {Coffee + Kitchen} in LA is one of these must-visit coffee shops I recently discovered while on the road. Everything, from their coffeehouse decor to their to-go cups, is so effortlessly chic! You also cannot argue with their signature slogan #butfirstcoffee, especially when their iced Mocha tastes so heavenly. I have to confess, LA has started to grow on me. Beyond the insane traffic, the frequent trips have led me to discover some real gems and left me craving for more. I never thought I would get the itch to move, especially to somewhere which is a little bit more "cut-throat" like a big city.  But all the recent travel this summer really got my wheels turning and maybe it might just be time for a change of scenery. For the first time in my life the unknown has me excited instead of frightened and I think I might just have to make that leap and be a little brave and get a little weird. So to answer my coffee cup: But first, adventure! 



Vintage Dress Kuzak's Closet
Sandals DSW
Vintage Purse Coach