#OOTD // Blue & White Striped Halter Dress & Bamboo Clutch

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

Something about blue and white just screams “summer” to me.  I love the combo and wear it often.  This Eliza J halter-neck blue and white stripe dress makes a pretty, instant outfit for attending a baby shower, bridal shower, brunch, wedding, or any other girly get-together.  Plus, that A-line cut really flatters girls with curves.

This chambray stripe dress isn’t that nursing-friendly because of the halter-neck style combined with the not-so-stretchy fabric, so when I wore it to a baby shower a few months ago, I unzipped the top-back and found a private spot to nurse my son on a bench to the wayside of the event.  Once in a blue moon, I’ll be willing to deal with the hassle, because sometimes nursing-friendly fashion gets a little boring, you know?  I’m wearing a size 6 here, although my milk-filled cantaloupes just barely fit in it.  Once I lose my remaining baby weight, this dress will fit even better. 🙂

Let’s talk about my new bamboo clutch, the IT bag of the season.  It’s modeled after a classic Japanese picnic bag.  The crescent-shaped design, cutout handles, and see-through nature make it a show-stopper everywhere I go with both men and women.  I bought it a few months ago and am absolutely in love.  It was hard to track down, but it seems to be in stock right now.  In case it’s sold out, if you get on their waiting list, there’s a good chance you can snag one in a restock.  I got the size large because I’m a taller girl, plus I only use long continental wallets or long zip-around wallets, hehe.

My pearl slides are from Steve Madden, but I can’t find them online for the life of me.  They’re inspired the crazy Miu Miu pair.  You might be able to find them in stores.

It’s so good to be back shooting outfits with my favorite Orange County photographer, Shawna of Bleudog Fotography.  You guys often ask me who takes my photos, and Shawna is the only professional photog I work with when my husband and I aren’t taking my photos.  She is so easy to work with and has the best eye.  Her camera and lens collection is to die for, and I love that we share the same love for natural light.  Book her if you’re in SoCal!

 

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eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

eliza j dresses blue & white halter dress, cult gaia bamboo ark bag, stokke xplory stroller, pearl slides, straw boater hat

Photos by Bleudog Fotography

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

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    Reply August 22, 2017

    Shawna Henrie

    Thank you for the shout out Irina! We do have fun when we shoot together, and sometimes end up even shopping or getting expresso (we need it!)…always a creative outlet for me when we shoot, and yes, we like the same stuff and the same beautiful natural light! Id love to shoot any of your readers!

    • Reply August 22, 2017

      Irina Bond

      I love our time together too! It’s a treat. We always pick up where we left off, no matter how much time has passed, and yes, we tend to gravitate towards the same things. Thank you, Instagram, for connecting us!! ❤️

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