With the recent expansion and renovation of The Oaks mall, I was secretly pining for a new H&M store, as there seems to be space for one. For now though, I'll quietly browse Love Culture's racks of boho tunics, stretchy sublimation tees, flirty dresses, heavily distressed denim, and knit bandage dresses that so closely resemble what Bebe was selling two seasons ago. (For once, I actually felt too old for most of the offerings.) I would've left the store empty-handed, save for one piece that caught my eye - a black Mexican-inspired peasant dress. It may have been the only cotton dress in a store bursting with synthetic apparel, and its colorful embroidery appealed to my casual summer-y sensibility. Its breezy silhouette begged to be reigned in with a belt and worn over leggings.
Wearing: knit beret, handbag, and striped belt - Target, dress - Love Culture ($27), leggings - Zara, woven wedges - Charlotte Russe
Here are Love Culture's store windows