Sensible Stylista

How I Do Casual

I pretty much live in girly dresses and skirts, but on off days, I love wearing jeans.  There's nothing sexier than a plain white shirt + denim, but I wanted to jazz up the combo for you guys today on SS for funsies.  Instead of going with a simple tee, I threw on a fabulous ruffled number from Almost Famous Clothing.  It's a total must-have if you love cold shoulder cutouts as much as I do!  
I also wanted to incorporate more color into today's OOTD so I carried my new crossbody bag from Sugar + Style.  I feel like it adds SO much personality, and I seriously can't get over the bamf guitar straps.  FYI, it's detachable AND reversible so you can wear it with other bags in your collection or swap it for something a bit more "tame."  It all depends on your mood, but isn't it nice to know that you have options? Haha.  Use code KIM20 to get an extra 20% off your purchase.
Other cute tops feat. shoulder cutouts (under $50):
To finish things off, I wore perforated slip-ons from Greats.  At $179, these shoes don't come cheap, but they're worth every penny IMHO because they ooze quality.  Made of Italian leather, these kicks are available in 4 other colors: perforated blush, perforated white, white, and black.  If you're interested in purchasing a pair for yourself, remember to sign up for their newsletter to get 10% off your purchase!
Shoes:  Greats || Jeans:  Stitchfix || Top:  Almost Famous || Bag: Sugar + Style || Sunnies:  Covry
Photos shot by the wonderful Sung Shin.

Food Coma'd Out at Fogo De Chao

Oh man, Fogo de Chao is seriously everything and more.  I wanted to spoil my cousin so I took her here for a nomtastic dinner last week and we totally pigged out.  I go to the one in Baltimore pretty frequently but hadn't been to the DC location yet so I was excited.
We started our evening off with drinks before hitting up the seasonal market table.  I ordered a Strawberry Hibiscus Caipirinha and Kristy got a Mango Ginger Martini.  Both cocktails were delish but hella strong - they definitely don't mess around here, ha.  As usual, the salad bar was impressive.  Their selections included seasonal specialties (ex. lentil quinoa and blackberry & arugula salad), smoked salmon, imported cured meats + aged cheeses, and antipasti.  My faves were def. the roasted beets, marinated hearts of palm & artichokes, peppadew peppers, baby quail eggs, and imported prosciutto.
Then, the real fun began.  We flipped our coasters - they're not really coasters, but I call them that anyway - over to green for meat service.  There were 10 meats available (lamb, pork loin, pork sausage, pork ribs, chicken, prime part of the top sirloin, beef tenderloin, top sirloin, bottom sirloin, rib eye, and beef ribs) and waiters brought them over to us on giant skewers - def. hold out for the filet and lamb!  FYI, if you don't see your protein of choice, ask someone to bring you a specific cut.  
We also got 3 side dishes (garlic mashed taters, caramel bananas, and polenta at no additional cost) with our meal + the most incredible bread ever.  Pao de Queijo is a carblover's dream, like I seriously had six of these before I even touched anything.  No joke!  They're warm cheesy bread rolls that are made with sweet and sour yuca flour and parmesan cheese (!!!!!)

Conclusion:  haul @$$ to Fogo to get your nom on.  The grub doesn't come cheap but you gotta put it all into perspective.  It's all you can eat meat, sides, and salad bar for $56 at dinner and $36 at lunch soooo not too shabby if you think about it.  Prices are slightly different for the weekend so keep that in mind.  Also, if you have vegetarians in the fam, no worries - they offer market table only entrees at lunch for $15 and dinner for $29. Happy eating, frands!

A huge thanks to Fogo for having us!

Summer Loving

Ready for all sorts of summer fun in my new sundress.  Made of lightweight cotton, this flirty mini is perfect for the pool or beach!  It has a plunging neckline with an open back, and it fits true to size.  I'm wearing a US 4, and it fits me beautifully.  It's a halter so the top's adjustable - it should fit regardless of how big or small your bust is. Available online at ASOS for $38 here!
Other adorable styles (all under $50):
Featuring yet another fabulous sunhat from Dynamic Asia - if you missed my first feature on them, clicky here. Always remember to practice safe sun, guys.  You should wear sunscreen on the daily, but if you're planning to chill outside for an extended period of time, use one with a higher SPF and reapply at least every 2 hours.  Also, wear sunnies to protect your eyes!
A closer look at my Mermazing tote!  I got this bag from Beach'd months ago and still love it to pieces.  When I took it to the Caribbean, I pretty much carried it everywhere because it was heatproof (and cute, obviously).  They use globally sourced natural materials and work closely with women-owned factories to create ethically produced designs with unique weatherproofing details.  They offer beach bags, keychains, cosmetic cases, and wallets so make sure you head on over and take a look.  Sign up for their newsletter to get an extra 20% off + free shipping over $50+.
Dress:  ASOS ($38) || Shoes:  Amiclubwear || Hat:  Dynamic Asia ($8.50) || Tote:  Beach'd
Shot by the incredible Eva Liz.