White midi dress

This is like the best of my Miami Vice summer inspiration, and I’m into it.  I wore this ensemble to dinner in downtown LA and I realized it was the first bodycon style dress I’ve worn in quite some time.  I’m all about a shift dress or roomy outfit, as I like to say – it leaves more room for tacos – but sometimes you gotta pull out the zsa zsa zsu (as Carrie Bradshaw would say).  And I often forget that less fabric can actually be more flattering.

In this Lulu’s midi and moto jacket duo, I was channeling my inner J.Lo. Of course my favorite J.Lo is Jenny from the Block.  As I mentioned in my instagram sneak peek of this outfit, if my husband’s ex-girlfriend was Jennifer Lopez I would just give up.

She doesn’t age. I don’t understand, but Lord, please help me to understand.

Kathleen Barnes Orange County blogger Steve Madden Stecy floral sandals Bodycon white midi dress White biker jacket J.Crew Tortoise tassel chandelier earringscarrie bradshaw lied blogger Carrie Bradshaw Lied blogger Orange County blogger

photos by my Dad


dress & coat c/o  (the jacket is on sale!) | heels c/o | sunnies | clutch | gold bangle c/o | thin gold bangle c/o | turquoise bracelet c/o | watch c/o | earrings | ring c/o

Thanks so much for reading! XO –

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23 thoughts on “White Nights

  1. This is one of my favourite EVER looks! You look so gorgeous – that dress is killer! Also, I love that you’ve paired in with those fun earrings (!!! Seriously need to get me some of those!) and that clutch and those heels! Perfection 🙂 x

  2. I love that your dad took the photos. As a fellow Mississippi girl, that is just so sweet!! You look gorgeous as always.

    1. Aawww thanks Paige! For never using a DSLR, I was actually like, “whoa… you’re pretty good!” Thanks for the love, gf. XO

  3. You look so crisp and clean – The white is perfect for Summer. Kathleen, be glad you aren’t the South right now. The temps have been BRUTAL and its only June!! Over 100 degrees for the past 5 days here in NC – ugh!
    I especially LOVE the chandelier earrings! They are awesome! They really set off your white outfit and are a departure from your signature ” statement” necklace, you usually wear. Kudos for “switching” it up! That’s why I love your blog. You are always trying something new!

    1. Aww thanks for your sweetness Lisa! I never thought I had a signature statement necklace but now that I think about it… I kind of do!

      These earrings are amaze – I think I’ll be wearing them ALL summer. Hugs to you (and sending cool weather vibes your way)!! XO

    1. I mean – Dad was nailing it with the photos! Too bad he’s across the country!

  4. I love everything about this outfit! Especially the dress – it’s sexy and classy at the same time. xx


    1. I felt the same way! There’s always a balance when you wear something really fitted – I like to cover up when it’s fitted but I’m comfortable showing more skin if it’s loose.

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