It’s cold (for Houston) right now, but I’m dreaming of warmer weather and decided to share this post that we shot a couple of months ago. I’ll be traveling to Australia in a little less than two weeks, so I’m currently planning my warm weather outfits since it’s summer there right now. This look I put together is definitely an option on my packing list.  I love pairing cropped tops with high waisted skinny jeans. This outfit embraces the cropped trend but still leaves something to the imagination. Plus, I just feel more comfortable not exposing my entire stomach.

I have a couple of pairs of dark wash skinny jeans, but I’m really partial to the ones shown here because the wash borders on an 80’s acid wash – a nice departure from the other options in my closet.
I could even transition this look to fall by throwing on a warm wool blazer or long cardigan. On a recent trip to Katy Mills Mall for a blogger preview event, I purchased a gray cardigan with black leather details on the sleeves at Last Call, and I know that it would work really well with this look! I could also “winterize” this outfit by adding a black or white loose fitting blazer.
I find myself gravitating to my red Chanel Boy Bag whenever I need to add a subtle wow (is there such a thing?) to an outfit. I like the defined lines and thick gunmetal chain, which provide a masculine edge to an otherwise feminine piece. This piece is a bit less formal than the classic Chanel Flap Bag. I love both, but there’s a perfect time and place to pull one or the other from its dust bag.
A pair of patent leather stilettos dressed up my jeans and cropped top, and I also added simple gunmetal earrings and a multi-strand necklace as finishing touches.
I think I’ve convinced myself to pack these pieces for my upcoming trip – so perfect for a dressy casual dinner (if there is such a thing).
Any other outfit suggestions for my trip?
Love always,
Lisa Dawn



  1. Brittany Carson

    Australia sounds amazing. I have always wanted to visit down under but 20+ hours on a flight would be a nightmare for me. I hate flying but I love to travel. Crazy, right? I love the outfit. I think I would be cute with a pair of converse and a fitted ball cap as well for a more casual vibe. Have a great trip 🙂


  2. Denise

    So jealous it is that warm there. It just snowed here! Australia? So jealous. I have been dying to go there! I hope you have a great time. I always love your photos on instagram and had to check out your site. Your outfit is gorgeous as always and you look great. I am lusting for that bag!