Casual Outfit Roundup: Week of July 31

Denim shirt dress, thrifted
White tank dress, Amazon
White sandals, Dolce Vita Pela
Necklace, thrifted
Right hand rings, Wendy Brandes

It was waaaaay too warm for that outer layer. But I felt totally exposed in the tank dress by itself, so I just perspired in silence.


That’s right, kids, I sprung for a set of Wendy B’s swear rings. Little known fact: I swear like a SAILOR in real life. At least, I do when I’m comfortable around my audience. So these rings simultaneously crack me up and make me deeply happy. They’re my absolute favorite piece from Wendy’s current collection, and I’ve loved them since I first saw them on her blog nearly two years ago. Got loads of compliments on them, too, on their premiere wearing. They’re beautifully designed and marvelously tongue-in-cheek, a dynamite combination.

Asymmetric gray tee, yesstyle
Drop-crotch pants, Athleta
Gladiators, Cydwoq
Spike bracelet, The Mexican Shop
Hoop earrings, Bibelot

This was August 1, and therefore my first day to wear black since May. I’d been longing to wear this funky tee all summer, and had some bad stomach stuff going on, so combining it with these soft pants was just perfect.

  • Denise

    I love those rings, too! And most of Wendy B's things. And I swear like a sailor, too: but sadly, it's not such a little known fact!

  • La Historiadora de Moda

    Yay for the swear rings! When we meet up we should wear our rings and our Fluevog cowgirls!

  • pamelabee

    I'm a long time reader who doesn't comment – but I had to stop and tell you how awesome the denim dress/white tank dress combo is. I love shirt dresses, and you just look fabulous!

  • K.Line

    Those swear rings are the s*%t! :-)

    Also love the harem pants with those great shoes.

  • LPC

    I love the second outfit. And the rings are brilliant.

  • Gillian

    Goody-two-shoes Sally SWEARS?!?! Sorry, I hope you don't take my poking fun to heart. I'm the same way. Obey every law like it's my job and swear like an Irish longshoreman.

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    I love those rings – will have to start saving (I also love the vampire necklace). They look great on you – I think you need a certain attitude to carry them off and you definitely have it.

    I love your gladiators as well (I think I may write that every time you wear them but I do).

  • Audi

    F@#! yeah — it's great to see you wearing those awesome rings!

  • Sip-n-Snap

    Just discovered your blog.That denim dress/white tank dress combo is simply awesome!

  • Sal

    Gillian: I KNOW! I can't even explain it, but I swear it's true. (Get it?) HM will back me up. He also swears a lot, but also only in front of familiar audiences. Generally, me.

  • Megan Mae

    H3llz yes! I love the swear rings. The second outfit looks so comfy. The grey tee is adorable

  • La Belette Rouge

    I love learning that you swear like a sailor. Hmm…it might be fun to pair the rings with a sailor shirt.;-)

  • Peter

    I really like both of these outfits. Super flattering and summery.

  • Kristin

    Diggin' the Wendy B style. Her jewelry is like crack. I can never have enough! HA!

  • WendyB

    So psyched to see them on you! Swear away!

    Also, I like the idea of them with a sailor top. Nice one, Belette.

  • The High Maintenance Bohemian

    love the concept of your blog and always the swear rings! Fun with the outfit too – its like you aren't even trying to be badass…oh, but you are!(in a good way of course!) -Melissa
    http://www.jewelrydosedaily.com

  • Clare

    Dang, you look AWESOME in those harem pants. You look fabulously comfortable.

  • stacy

    Denim shirt dress is great! Love the Western style snaps. And how can you go wrong with those swear rings. They're f#@!% fabulous!

  • Nadine

    Haha, I could always tell you'd be a Sweary Mary. I'm not one, but it doesn't offend me . . Love the first outfit!

  • Kyla

    i ADORE that drapey look! it's so perfect, so comfy-looking, and so something i would wear!