Geometric patterns are made for the summer season. I found this beautiful dress at Zara a few weeks back and I love everything about it from the design to the shade of green (which is a new shade for my wardrobe as I’ve previously added more olive and sage pieces during the past year). The dress also lends itself to be styled in various ways despite the fact that it’s a bolder pattern than I’m used to wearing.
Last weekend, during an impromptu brunch at one of our favorite spots in Baxter Village (does one really need an excuse to have brunch?) I decided to style the dress in three ways: by changing up my shoes, handbag, and accessories. Each look lends itself to a different event, and all three looks feature the gorgeous pearl necklace from Minimalist Magnolia, straw/woven details, and Sarah Flint shoes.
If you’re planning on going to brunch with friends, styling the dress with a gold obi belt, straw clutch and the Perfect Block Sandal in Gold Nappa is definitely the way to go. I kept my jewelry all about pearls with the Morgan Pearl Necklace which is one of the three pieces from the Spring Pearl Collection by Minimalist Magnolia. The female-owned brand has created some of my favorite jewelry pieces including a wild lavender necklace that I picked up last year, which can be layered with this pearl necklace. I paired the necklace with pearl drop earrings from Spartina 449.
This was the perfect look to wear to the Fish Market located in the heart of Baxter Village. We happily rediscovered the restaurant last year after they added the outdoor patio space, which is one of the best things they’ve ever done! Guests dine under the shade of umbrellas, with views of Baxter Village and the park and fountain just beyond the white picket fence surrounding the restaurant. I highly recommend the Salmon Tacos which were the most delicious they’ve ever been, and I cannot believe I didn’t take a picture of them!
The Perfect Block Sandal in Gold Nappa was my first ever shoe from Sarah Flint (long before my OBSESSION with the Natalie began). At the time I was looking for the perfect gold sandal to pair with my dresses throughout the spring and summer season. It was at the beginning of the pandemic, so we weren’t really going out much with the exception of the our walks around Baxter Village and the surrounding neighborhood. Besides the beautiful design of the shoe, which was my first impression, I love how comfortable these sandals are. From the very first time I wore them, my feet were just as comfortable when I was taking them off for the day as they had been when I first put them on.
I have the shoe in both the 30mm and the 90mm heel heights (with the higher heel reserved for special events, because even though they are comfortable, I’m sitll not used to wearing much of a heel. I also have the 30mm in the Black Suede which is another heel that is ideal for special events and pairs beautifully with all of your favorite little black dresses and cocktail attire.
This shoe fits TTS and I take a 36 EU/ 6 US in this sandal. Since I first picked up my first pair of Perfect Block Sandals, the brand has released several limited edition colorways for this shoe including the most recent release of the absolutely gorgeous Stone Blue Croc Embossed Calf in the 60mm heel height.
Geometric Print Dress (Zara) // Clutch (Amazon) // Perfect Block Sandals (Sarah Flint) // Pearl Necklace (Minimalist Magnolia) // Belt (Amazon)
If you’re heading out for music at the park, pairing the dress with sandals or wedges, a straw belt, a tote, and a pair of statement earrings is the way to go. Baxter Village has live music in the warmer months and several of the outdoor shopping areas are starting to have outdoor music events again. I’d also wear this look when going on a garden tour in the city.
While the exact belt that I’m wearing is from last season. I found two beautiful and budget-friendly straw belts from the female-founded, Atlanta-based brand Abbey Glass. Since I’ve been looking for a belt option that was a closer match to my wedges and bag, you know I had to pick up both. The first one features a Square Acetate Buckle that is the lighter of the two, and the second is a darker color and features a slightly larger square buckle and a scalloped edge.
When Sarah Flint first released the Mirjana Sandal in a flat, I immediately picked it up in the gold calf option (because it literally goes with everything during the summer when you need a flat) and I couldn’t be more excited about the Mirjana Wedge. I have it in the 80mm and it’s so comfortable to walk around in (even when you’re someone who doesn’t have the strongest ankles). They’ve since released it in a gorgeous Petal Calf & Shimmer Textile and Bright Gold Nappa & Metallic Raffia.
The Mirjana Wedge is part of Sarah Flint’s Sustainable Steps Program featuring a Eco Insole that’s manufactured with zero waste, Biodegradable Foam made of natural latex; coated with natural textiles and a 100% Recycled Leather outsole sourced from manufacturing waste.
Geometric Print Dress (Zara) // Alice Woven Tote (Fable England) // Mirjana Wedges (Sarah Flint) // Belt (Banana Republic Factory, old, similar, similar, similar// Pearl Necklace (Minimalist Magnolia) // Earrings (Spartina 449) // Sunnies (Loft, old, similar)
For my final look, I went with a more casual, belt-less option, with my favorite Katie Loxton Tote which has been one of my most used bags since I first picked it up last summer, a pair of circle drop earrings, and the Grear Sandal from Sarah Flint. I’d wear this look for a picnic in a beautiful outdoor green space or garden, or for an outdoor soiree.
Geometric Print Dress (Zara) // Bag (Katie Loxton, sold out, similar) // Grear Sandals (Sarah Flint) // Pearl Necklace (Minimalist Magnolia) // Earrings (Spartina449, old, similar, similar) // Sunnies (Loft, old, similar)
The Grear Sandal in Gold Calf (with silver details) was my second shoe from the Sarah Flint brand. If you’re looking for a shoe with a more casual look to it (with ties that won’t fall around your ankles all day long) this shoe could be just what you’re looking for. I’ve worn the Grear into the office, to run errands and on a getaway to the beach, and for a little reading by the pool.
The Grear is one of the shoes that is ideal for medium to wide feet, and it fit true to size for me at my usual 36EU/6US. The shoe only comes in whole sizes, so if you’re between sizes, it’s recommended that you size up!
Looking for a different color way? The brand recently released it in a beatiful White Vechetta with Floral Silk ties and Citrus Spritz Vechetta that is part of the Ode to Italy Collection.
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