DRESS: Rare Trends // CLUTCH: Hobo // SUNGLASSES: Toms // EARRINGS: similar Kendra Scott // LARGE LINK BRACELET: Kendra Scott // SMALL LINK BRACELET: Kendra Scott // WATCH: Michael Kors // BEADED RING: Kendra Scott // HEELS: Chinese Laundry // NAIL POLISH: Essie Bikini So Teeny // LIP BALM: Pixi
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of working with Austin apparel label Rare Trends to put together a few fabulous looks. I was so obsessed with this colorful palm print dress that I couldn’t wait another day to share it!
My gal pal and fellow blogger Olivia of Livvyland (letting you in on a little secret – she doubles as my photographer and I as hers) met at their adorable showroom on the East Side to play dress up in their gorgeous array of unique clothing. After choosing what we wanted to style (a difficult task as they have so many amazing pieces), we set out around Austin to style and photograph our faves.
My eyes were immediately drawn to this fit and flare dress that screams summer fun (see more of my fave summer dresses below). With an hourglass silhouette, pink trim and a criss-cross back, this dress is stunning from every angle, but my favorite part is the chromatic palm print. Accessorizing was easy – I paired linear turquoise earrings with a pink hobo clutch and my go-to cap toe heels. The tropical-themed wall outside the doors of delicious restaurant Shangri La on East 6th was the perfect backdrop for this colorful look, and these wayfarer sunnies by Toms helped to keep me cool (literally and figuratively).
Designed here in Austin by two sisters from Argentina, Rare Trends stands behind the motto, “Women shouldn’t simply wear clothes. Women should wear art”. I couldn’t agree more with this mantra, and they certainly provide beautiful clothing with artistic appeal. Fashion designers in Austin are difficult to find, so if you’re an Austinite who loves to shop local (or if you simply love their clothes as I do), be sure to check out their online store or stop by their darling showroom located at 2211 E 12th Street, open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.