Top 5 Dresses from Netaporter.com for Summer

dolce-gabanna-flora-dressSummer is back, and with it, the opportunity to discard your heavy wool dresses and replace them with something lighter and flirtier. The best summer dresses are feminine, yet practical — and easy to transition from day to night. This summer, take your style up a notch with one of these must-have dresses:

Alice + Olivia Mini Dress

Nothing says summer like a sunshiney mini dress. This cute number from Alice + Olivia has an appealingly feminine shape capable of flattering any body type. Its marigold and white guipure lace features a chic floral design. Pair with casual sandals and show this fun and flirty outfit off at your next garden party.

Dolce & Gabbana Floral Dress

Take your summer look retro with this adorable poplin dress. Made in Italy, the Dolce & Gabbana number is the epitome of style and class. Its halterneck style and A-line profile accentuate your waist, and its floral design is fresh and feminine. Complete the look with a stylish pair of shades and your favorite wedge sandals.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Gingham Shirt Dress

Elegant, yet casual, this gorgeous gingham dress from Lisa Marie Fernandez features rolled cuffs, an A-line silhouette, and a waist-defining sash. The dress does all the talking, so keep everything else understated with a pair of low-heeled sandals and a simple straw hat.

Chloé Cotton Mini Dress

Keep cool in this lightweight mini dress, which features a blue and off-white bandana pattern that will immediately take you back to those carefree childhood days of summer. The cotton dress slips on and off easily, making it the perfect cover-up for an afternoon party by the pool. Need a little more coverage? Pair your favorite mini with an embroidered denim jacket from M.i.h. Jeans

Tori Burch Maxi Dress

It may be hot and sticky outside, but that doesn’t mean you need to show every inch of skin. If you prefer to remain covered up, add this lovely silk dress to your wardrobe. Adorned with a sophisticated leaf motif, this chic maxi will quickly become your summer go-to for everything from casual luncheons to lively nights out on the town.

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Our Favorite shoes on sale this summer from Netaporter.com

Miu-Miu-crystal-patent-flatsCute shoes are a must for every woman, especially in summer! I’ve found five great pairs of shoes (on sale today) at Netaporter.com that are the perfect finish to your favorite summer outfits.

  • Proenza Schouler’s cute espadrille sandals are perfect for day to night wear. I love them because I can picture myself wearing them to work, and then wearing them out at night too. How often can you wear the same sandals to work and at play? Plus, this timeless design is sure to be just as hot next year as it is this year.
  • A simple pair of black thong-style sandals is a wardrobe staple that every woman needs in her closet. The Lesley sandals from Isabel Marant have a glossy rope cord design that make them a bit unique and different than your standard “flip flops. They can be dressed up or down, depending on how you plan to wear them.
  • Givenchy has taken the simple slide sandals to a whole new level. The signature magnolia and butterfly motif and silver hardware looks as good with cutoffs as it does with a classy long skirt. Whether you wear them at the beach or to a wedding, you’re sure to turn heads when you wear these leather sandals.
  • Every woman needs a pair of classic ballet flats. There is nothing more classic, and comfortable to wear for a night on the town. The patent-leather flats from Miu Miu have a crystal encrusted toe cap to make the design a bit more upscale and classy—without losing the comfortable, classic feel.
  • No matter if you dress up for work every day or not, sometimes you just need to put on a pair of comfortable sneakers. Nike’s Flex Run sneakers are soft, light and most of all adorable. These look great at the gym or for a quick trip to the mall. Plus the pops of green and pink are just plain fun!

While these shoes are particularly awesome, they were just a few of the awesome pairs on sale at Netaporter. Stop by and check out the different styles and find the perfect pair for your next big occasion.

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Golden Goose Silver Glitter Sneakers

Golden-Goose-glitter-sneakersIf you are looking for a great looking pair of low top sneakers for summer look no further than the Golden Goose silver leather low top sneakers with the multi glitter stars. Last season’s all gold glitter high top sneakers were the bees knees for the holiday season, but this pair in a low top is perfect to wear with a pair of shorts and a tee to run around all summer. Look like you just walked off the boat from Capri even when you just ran around the corner to grab bagels for breakfast on a Sunday morning. No matter what you do in these sneakers you will feel like a star all summer into fall.

 

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Saks Bag Sale for Mother’s Day

Loeffler-Randall-triple-zip-bagAs you wonder what your kids have planned for you for Mother’s Day, don’t leave too much to guesswork and treat yourself to something you really want. Saks and Shopbop are having some great sales right before Mother’s Day and you may as well get what you want so that your Mother’s Day will work out just right. Here are few bags that I found on sale at Saks that seem great gifts for yourself for Mother’s Day:

Loeffler Randall Triple Compartment Cross Body bag on sale for $346.50. This bag is great because it has 3 compartments to keep everything safe, secure, and separated for any outing. I love this bag because it can be worn with casually or for a dressy occasion without too much distraction. The size is bigger than you think too at 10 x 8 x 6 it can hold everything you need for a day out.

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A dressy option for bags on sale is the Diane Von Furstenberg beaded metallic envelope clutch for 70% off at $159.20. This minimalist silver tone clutch will work with a pantsuit or a body conscious dress like the Victoria Beckham blush dress to create an elegant ensemble for a graduation, wedding, or other important event in your life. At 9.5 x 5.25 x 1.75 it is not a tiny clutch and can hold an iPhone 6 easily while holding your car keys and some credit cards as well.

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Last but not least is the Maiyet Como Satchel bag now on sale from $1950 for $1350 that is made in Italy and cut in a classic satchel silhouette with a removable shoulder strap that is perfect for travel or work. The pretty not quite navy hue is so perfect you will skip your black bags and opt for this bag on a daily basis. It is that good looking bag that you will want to use daily. Lined in suede and not too large, you can easily fit your daily work essentials in this bag.

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Victoria Beckham Perfect Blush Pink Dress for Mother’s Day

Victoria-Beckham-blush-pink-dressFor Mother’s Day, you deserve the perfect outfit for brunch after your early morning workout at The Class by Taryn Toomey. After you have worked out all your angst for the day, go home, shower, and put this perfectly pink blush dress by Victoria Beckham on with a sexy pair of Christian Louboutin nude pumps and you will be ready to go to that Scarpetta Beverly Hills brunch with your kids and husband in tow. After all it is Mother’s Day, you have to spend some time with your family.

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Whole Pizza Float Fits 8 People

8-Piece-Complete-Pizza-Pool-Float-Set-90645-08Summer is around the corner and even though it was snowing in Colorado this week, it has been warm in many places and summer is coming. By Memorial Day weekend you are going to want to have some fun pool toys to take to your friend’s house or have at your own home for a pool party. One of the best pool floats I have seen this year has got to be the WHOLE PIZZA PIE float. Yes you heard me right, it is a full pizza made up of 8 slices that detaches and attaches with bungee cords to form a whole pie. The photos tell the whole story. I think this is brilliant. The other food floats are also great. The Everything Bagel float and the Chocolate Chip Cookie float are also fun. This whole pizza pie is on sale here.

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10 Must Have Bags for Spring 2016

Kate-Spade-New-York-Cape-Jettie-BagKate Spade New York Cape Drive Jettie

The Jettie is all about petite femininity with scalloped flap and logo stamp providing just the right amount of flair to set off an ensemble without screaming at your audience to jump.

Jack Wolfskin Belmore 12

You can carry all of your essentials in this durable commutable bag with plenty of space left over. This Jack Wolfskin bag get the use of multiple interior pockets for added organization without any added fuss.

Kanken Mini Fjallraven 

This cute harajuku style bag is perfect for bringing back that schoolgirl look with a bit more utility. This Kanken mini gets you ready for the nightlife or the casual daytime excursion with poly fabric exterior and lining and plenty of interior and exterior pockets for organization.

Botkier Logan Convertible Wristlet

Young, sexy, and full of life, this Botkier Logan convertible gives you the most efficient use of a storage piece and accessory in one. Use this wristlet to add flair to any casual evening wear. The placement of the zippers give you not only a beautiful organizational structure for your essentials, but also a modern look for your evenings!

Agua Bendita Bendito Laurel Bag

One of the most charming and beautifully embroidered accessories for this season, the Laurel bag gives you accents on accents that liven up any ensemble. This is the art chic piece for the springtime.

Dolce and Gabbana Phone Bag

Dolce and Gabbana has always been known for incredible accessories, and this bedazzled phone bag is no different. Combine 100 percent leather with a beautiful jeweled arrangement and you have a bag that will catch the attention of all of your rivals without forcing you into an overbearing style. The bag seems small, but it will seem to expand for your small accessories.

Hobo Hobo Vida

The Hobo Vida line comes in a virtually unlimited amount of styles. Soft leather meets an even softer lined interior with two slips, places for six credit cards, and a back zipper. You wouldn’t know that this line has all of this room unless you really looked, because the streamlined form is one of the sleekest that Hobo Vida has ever produced.

ALDO Aldo

ALDO Kolop makes you the center of the party without becoming a talking point. The bag gives you a unique glass bead texture and details made of rhinestones. You get a lined interior for easy access to your essentials and a detachable chain strap for different situations.

Michael Kors Small Riley Leather Cross Body Bag

Michael Kors gives you pebbled leather that you can wear anywhere. You get an exterior zip pocket for quick access to small accessories and an interior wall for the must have items that you do not need everyone to see. Wear it crossbody over your little black dress or by your side.

Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Satchel Bag

A beautiful leather exterior meets fringed accents and unique design to bring you perhaps the most eye catching small satchel bag of the year. Durable, petite and sexy, you will feel like you are carrying a $3000 piece everywhere you go.

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Giant Pizza Towel and Pizza Float for Summer Pool Parties

PizzaPizza has been on my mind lately // I spent 8 hours packing up our house yesterday for a remodel and ordered spinach skinny crust pizzas from Fresh Brothers. While it rained, I worked on packing up my whole house one room at a time while happily munching on pizza. It was a productive day. As I decluttered, packed and gave away things from every room of my house, I started thinking about summer break and things we might need for our summer beach days. Since it is snowing in Boston, New York, and Ohio at the moment and raining on the West Coast, it is a good time to stop and daydream about warmer weather and beach days.

My 2 must have items for summer are the Giant Pizza Pie towel that measures 5 feet x 5 feet and the Giant Pizza slice beach float. Nothing says summer like pizza pie parties. I love the Giant Pizza pie towel because it is round. Rather unusual for a beach towel and super fun. The float is a slice of pizza and looks great floating in the pool next to all the boring usual suspects.

Giant Pizza Pie towel is $26

Giant pizza slice is $35

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10 Things You Need For Music Festivals This Year

Caroline-Constas-Gabriella-Bustier-Off-Shoulder-TopHighbrow Square Cat Eye Sunglasses

Give the party a lift with stylish protection from the elements while you set yourself apart from the crowd! The square cat eye sunglasses make sure that you get the attention of the hottie dancing next to you.

Vintage 1990’s Oversized Army Camo Jacket

Bring back the 1990s just like the music is doing. Protect yourself from the elements and stay comfortable at the same time! This camo jacket gives you room for storage without weighing you down or forcing you to carry a whole lot of extra gear on your back. You may also end up having a great looking souvenir if you are attending a paint party!

Vintage 1970’s Brown Tooled Leather Handbag

Ladies, you will need to carry certain essentials around festivals. Keep your emergency water and face paint on your arm without burdening your back or getting in the way of your dance moves. You can also match this accessory to many of the others on this list, and you know that the durable leather can handle the sun, the paint, and the water that you might run into at the event!

Lacoste Mens Vintage Polo Shirt

You are sure to catch the attention of the DJ and that great looking person next to you with this stylish vintage shirt. Stroll the daytime acts in comfort and get ready for the main event later on. This is a great shirt to wear to look adventurous and alive without using up the truly unique gear that you want to save for the night shows and the afterparties.

Caroline Constas Gabriella Bustier Off Shoulder Top

Ladies, combine a unique look with a chic attitude with the Caroline Constas off shoulder top. Believe it or not, you will never have to worry about this top falling off, even if you are a hardcore dancer. You can open up your wardrobe and stay cool in the heat while maintaining your individuality in the crowd!

Vince Edina Flatform Sandals

If you want to stay cool in the hot festival sun, then start at the bottom. These Vince Edina sandals give you comfortable walking shoes, plenty of style, and the durability to stay on your feet for a long time.

Elizabeth and James Fingers Crossed Ring

Girls, here is the perfect accessory to complete your ensemble for the festival. Guys, this is a perfect gift to give away to that special someone that you find randomly so that they will remember you forever!

Madewell Petal Statement Necklace

Make the perfect statement at the festival using this Madewell petal as a statement that you are the center of attention.

Free People Movement Moonshadow Bralette

This is the perfect top to show off without showing too much. Look sexy with class!

Edith A. Miller Combo Crew Neck Mini Dress

This is the only dress that you can wear from the beginning of the festival to the end. Style, class, flair, and sexiness!

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Sandy Liang Floral Delacey Leather Jacket

Sandy-Liang-moto-jacketSandy Liang is a new talent out of New York City that is doing all kinds of edgy designs you have not seen before. Loving the pretty floral motif motorcycle leather jacket that mixes the edgy chic with a fun whimsical floral embroidery all over the jacket. Makes you want to wear this jacket all spring into fall with everything from floral dresses to black jeans. No matter what, this is a must have for spring.

Sandy Liang leather jacket here.

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