the new look: two in one.

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i love top and skirt combo’s but sometimes the effort of putting it together can be a pain. enter this combo striped off the shoulder dress from la vie, the sister line by rebecca taylor. la vie is a bit more casual than her main line (think denim, crochet sweaters, eyelet tops, logo tees, and ditsy prints), but not less polished. in taylor’s words, it’s “nyc cool with a parisian vibe.” in some ways, it’s perfect for california since it’s not as hard edged as i usually do summer (i.e., an all-black summer).

back to this dress, it’s a knit striped off the shoulder top with a cotton tiered skirt, brought together with a drawstring waist. you could use a belt to cover the drawstring to really make it look like two separate pieces, or throw a chunky fisherman sweater over the top for an entirely new look. it’s in a gorgeous washed black verging on steel blue, so you can wear it beyond summer —which is good because san francisco’s indian summer has just begun (we hit an all-time record high of 106˙ last friday!)

la vie rebecca taylor dress, céline sandals (bought here, same in black, and similar for less), urban outfitters bag (similar here and here), j. crew earrings

photos by alex drysdale

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