I mentioned that Jeff and I did a staycation this week. We stayed at the Belmont Hotel, a renovated 1940s motor hotel built by Charles Stevens Dilbeck in Oak Cliff. I am obsessed with the sprawling architecture of this hotel, it sets an intensely cinematic mood. The hotel is perched above all of Oak Cliff and you get a spectacular view into downtown Dallas.

I was very excited when ASOS offered me a few picks from their Holiday edit for the summer. If you’ve been following Sea of Shoes for a while you know I love ASOS! With our getaway and lots of pool time in mind, I packed a few swimsuits (like this leopard bikini from ASOS you might have seen on Instagram) and easy breezy skirts and crop tops to go to dinner in. I chose this gingham maxi skirt and crop top to wear as a set. I had to have it when I saw it! A two piece set is so easy when it comes to packing, and the gingham print felt era-appropriate for our retro staycation. I also am in love with this circular straw bag felt perfect for right now and was perfect for packing my beach towel.

 

This post was made in partnership with ASOS, as always all opinions are my own.

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Jeff and I have a staycation planned this week and I’m already in the holiday mood! You may have noticed I’m not usually much of a “flat shoes, jeans, and sweater” kind of girl but a vacation can put me in that mood. I got these jeans last fall and now that it’s summer I’m grateful to have a great pair of white jeans in my rotation. These are the Rocket jeans by Citizens of Humanity, my holy grail denim fit. I own the Rocket in three different washes because the fit is so crazy good. They’re so comfortable and the perfect high rise, and Citizens does the best washes too.

I won this wide knit Perry Ellis 80s cropped sweater on eBay, it was 6 dollars I think. I definitely plan on bringing this to the pool to wear over my bikni when the sun starts to set! A wide knit sweater can feel so beachy, especially in a color like this!

Sandals are by Katharine Page, bag by Lotuff Leather, sunglasses by Rebecca Minkoff, and my silk scarf and bangles are vintage!

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I’ve had a complicated relationship with leather jackets the last few years. While they are undeniably cool, classic, and mindlessly easy to style, the classic black leather jacket has been worn everywhere by everyone the last few years and I’ve kind of been wanting something a little bit different. I wouldn’t feel very “me” in a basic moto jacket. I owned no black leather jacket up until recently because I could never settle on something that felt just right for my style.

I’ve mulled this over for many months now.I almost pulled the trigger on ordering this super fun Mira Mikati leather jacket this winter (and now that it’s on sale, it’s extra tempting). Another option that struck me as having great potential was this amazing faux leather Shrimps coat with a cotton candy pink faux fur detachable collar. Upon exploring the world of non-basic leather jackets….there were so many fun options, why would you go basic right now?

I’ve been loving the rebirth of Coach the last few seasons and have been lusting after their gorgeous bags and jackets for a while now. I was very lucky to be invited to a dinner Coach is throwing here in Dallas tonight and I get to wear this beautiful Coach jacket for the event. When I put it on, I knew this was the kind of jacket I’ve been looking for! It’s just a bit more fun than the usual suspects. I feel like myself in this.

With this jacket I wore a Coach leather skirt with a vintage belt, a vintage Culture Club t-shirt, Golden Goose sneakers, vintage Keiselstein-Cord necklace, and Coach bag.

Below are some other killer options for upgraded leather jackets…I could go for any of these!