May 28, 2015

EASY BREEZY








DETAILS: pleated skirt (wearing size medium) | clad and cloth top, c/o (wearing size small) | old sandals, similar here | fringe bag | sunglasses (get designer sunglasses like these for only $19 a month and your first month free right here!)


A super easy breezy look from my trip to Dallas a few weeks ago!

Also, don't forget there's only a few more days left of the Nordstrom half yearly sale! See all my favorites right here and a few more here, or follow along on my instagram (@merricksart) to see me wearing a few things I bought.

May 26, 2015

INSTASTYLE

Over on my instagram (@merricksart) I share daily outfits, many of which don't ever end up on the blog. So here's a little round up of a few of my favorites from this past week! 

Merrick's Art | Embroidered Tee, Distressed Jeans, White Wedges
embroidered top (on sale for only $15!) | jeans (identical and similar) | sunglasses | bag | wedges (also on sale this week only!)

Merrick's Art | Espadrilles and Neon Sandals
Two of my favorite picks from the Nordstrom half yearly sale this week -- both are 40% off!


Merrick's Art | Fringe and Neon
Casual Friday fringe
top: old j.crew factory (similar eyelet top here) | DSTLD jeans (super comfortable!) | fringe bag | neon sandals (40% off this week!) | clear sunglasses (20% off today only using code LONGWKND!) | JORD wooden watch, c/o

what I wore to B's first piano recital this week (you can see his darling suit (that I tailored for him) right here)
peplum jacket  | gingham button up | distressed denim | nude heels | michael kors bag (40% off this week -- run and grab one while they're on such good sale!!)



 These Karen Walker sunglasses have become an instant favorite. I got them using a my favorite sunglasses company's new Endless Eyewear program. It's $19 a month, and you can switch out your shades as much as you want. Click here and your first month is free!

sunglasses | top | sandals | bag (40% off this week!!) 


I'm in love with this floral dress, and sadly it's almost sold out, but I found a few other similar options that are just as gorgeous!
one | two | three | four

These shades are also part of the amazing Endless Eyewear program -- click here to get your first month free!



Hope you all had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

May 25, 2015

THREE WAYS TO WEAR THE PERFECT PLAY DRESS


OUTFIT 2 DETAILS: similar chambray | stem dress | steve madden sandals (on sale!) | bp fringe bag (under $30) | similar glasses (on sale!) 

OUTFIT 3 DETAILS: stem dress | hinge jacket | wedges (on sale!) | crossbody bag (on sale for 40% off right now!!) | watch | similar hat here and here (both under $25!) 

*photos by sara walk


With the end of the school year only two weeks away for us, I have summer style on the brain. I'm planning to slow my work life down a bit and spend the summer really playing with my boys every day. We've spent the last week coming up with plans and goals for the summer and I'm feeling so excited for it to come.

But with all our days at the park, at the beach, in the kitchen making popsicles and summer treats, in the backyard grilling, and on the floor playing legos and matching games, I need some comfortable clothes that keep me covered as I run around, but also make me feel cute.

This dress from Stem instantly caught my eye at the store the other day, probably because of the stripes, but as soon as I tried it on I knew it was a winner. It's unbelievably comfortable, a perfect length for full running-around coverage but not so long that I'll trip over it, and it's so cute. Also, I usually don't love my body in this long of a midi skirt, but because of the slit and the body slimming shape, it doesn't make my body look short and stumpy. It also helps that the hemline falls as a narrow part of my leg, rather than the widest (which is what makes you look shorter).

I styled it three different ways today to show how I'll be wearing it during the summer.

1. With a baseball hat and a knotted tee. This is a perfect look for a day at the park, a walk around the neighborhood, a day at the zoo, basically any casual outing, or just to stay at home and feel put together.

2. With an open chambray and statement shoes. I just recently bought these neon pink sandals (cause they're on sale right now), and I love how they add a bright pop of color to any basic outfit. This outfit is just a step above the last outfit in terms of dressiness and would be great for lunch with friends, a day at the museum, a barbecue with friends, or even just running errands.

3. With a jacket, hat, and pair of wedges. This super casual dress can even be dressed up a bit! Throw on a pair of wedgesa military inspired jacket, and a feminine bag (which is currently on sale for 40% off!) and you're ready for a summer family dinner date or girls night.

It's also perfect for the beach over your swimsuit, paired with some sandals and a floppy hat!

Which outfit is your favorite?

Merrick's Art | 3 Ways to Style a Midi Play Dress

Also, the Nordstrom half yearly sale is going on right now and there are so many good things on sale! Click the images in the widget below to shop my three looks and my favorites from the sale (but hurry because things are selling out quickly!)








a huge thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post
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