remember when i said that a chambray shirt is an absolute necessity in a closet?  this outfit is a perfect example of why.  it’s the ideal item to layer over a neon mara hoffman dress that is probably a bit pricey if you’re only going to get one look out of it.  but, add a magic chambray shirt and VOILA!  an entirely different outfit. the chambray tones down the neon, gives it a casual vibe, looks great with lipstick.  and now, i pat myself on the back.  i finally found the right rationalization for adding this dress to my closet.  see how that’s done?  xx- sarah  

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  dress: mara hoffman (here and here), shirt: jcrew, shoes: dolce vita, bag: clare vivier, watch: marc jacobs, bracelet: tory burch, lips YSL OGBD  


mara hoffman’s 2013 swim collection

mara hoffman is one of my most favorite designers (you may remember these high waisted bottoms that i adore!)  her eye for color and pattern is an inspiration and i get so excited every time she releases a new collection.  see her 2013 runway show here on the huffington post.  and shop her amazing new collection here and here. hope you love it the way i do!