How to wear off the shoulder dressesWe’ve officially entered that time of year when I have no choice but to allow my tanlines to be an accessory all on their own. I swear I’m actually really on top of my sun protection usually but I just pick up colour really easily and live a pretty outdoor life, so inevitably, I start to pick up tanlines right off the bat and they only get darker as the summer wears on. Personally, I actually love the look of tanlines – to me, they’re a sign of summer and one I miss when the winter rolls around, so for now, I wear them proudly with a breezy off the shoulder dress, simple updo’s and my favourite Swarovski jewels to highlight sunkissed skin.
How to wear gladiator shoes Off the shoulder dress outfit idea Swarovski crystal earrings Old Navy off the shoulder dress How to wear a canvas tote Off the shoulder dress outfitSimplicity is always something I strive for but as I mentioned in last month’s Swarovski post, there’s never a time of the year when I most want my style to be pared-down and straightforward than in the summer. Rather than throwing on layers, I instead focus my style efforts on some well-chosen baubles to bring everything together. These Attract Light Round earrings are the perfect pieces to go with the off-the-shoulder trend that’s still going super strong, and of course, as evidenced by this post and this post, I can’t stop wearing my beloved Vittore rings. Love taking my usual size and stacking them on different fingers to make midi rings! The Creativity bangle has become a perennial favourite, going from a more glam spring look to the perfect hint of sparkle in the summer.

Shop all of Swarovski’s stunning pieces here! If you want to see how I’ve styled up my other favourite Swarovski pieces, you can see earlier posts here and here.

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

Photos by Alicia Fashionista


  1. 7.13.16
    Maria said:

    You are inspiration for all who like white outfits. fabulous.

    • 7.13.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks Maria! xo

  2. 7.13.16
    Elena said:

    I’d been a swimmer all my life. I had about an eight year hiatus and was running and biking instead. An injury sidelined me from everything but swimming, so I got back in the pool. When my husband and I got married, I had a big X across my back. At first it really bothered me and I tried to cover it with spray tan, but eventually I got over it. I was proud of my beautiful swimmer shoulders and my strength. Now, I wear my tan lines as a badge of pride and I have been swimming daily every since.

    • 7.13.16
      Alex Grant said:

      I love this for so many reasons. I was a competitive swimmer all my life too and recently, a back injury got me back in the pool quite frequently – that’s where so many of my (varying) tan lines are coming from since I’ve been able to take the swims outdoors! I’m sure you don’t need it but can’t wait to do some swim workout posts soon – let me know if you have any tips/recos! xoxo

  3. 7.14.16
    Liesa said:

    Such a lovely dress! Love how you paired it with the lace-up ballerinas!

    • 7.14.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks so much Liesa! xo

  4. 7.14.16
    Lily said:

    Where is this dress from? Great blog!

    • 7.15.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks so much Lily! It’s from Old Navy and was such a steal – $30CAD! xo

  5. 7.15.16

    I love the simplicity of this outfit. The colour of the dress is gorgeous, and you look fantastic!

    • 7.15.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thank you! So sweet xo

  6. 7.15.16
    kamila said:

    Wow, your looks are so stylish and inspiring. Love your dress 🙂

    • 7.15.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks so much Kamila! xo

  7. 7.20.16
    Kate said:

    Such a great look – love the shoes!

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