Posts Tagged with “summer”
Summer 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.
Pizza 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
Anine Bing July Summer Sale is starting in 15 minutes at 9A PST. She is joining in with the whole Amazon Prime Day and Walmart online sale event today by launching her own sale. Great idea to jump on the bandwagon. Nordstrom is also doing their summer sale on the same day. Big news.
My favorites from the Anine Bing site are her athleisure sweatshirts and jackets. Now she has launched sunglasses which look to be pretty cool as well. How she built a brand in 3 years to become a total lifestyle brand is pretty spectacular. I like it.
Check out the sale in 10 minutes at aninebing.com.
Valentino Rockstud Espadrilles for Summer – it is officially summer now – with no June Gloom in LA and no rain on the East Coast – everyone is rejoicing and thinking I need to break out my espadrilles so I can savor these rare non inclement days of summer. My favorite espadrilles are the Valentino rockstud espadrilles. What can’t Valentino do right? They make an amazing nylon backpack, a great camo sneaker, and this amazing Valentino ankle wrap espadrille with pyramid studs. It is just everything.
Get it here. Love it and it is on sale.
Tolani Turquoise Floral Mia Top for Summer – It may be the end of summer, but you don’t want it to end. Hold on to the last few weeks of summer weather with this Tolani Turquoise floral top and wear it as often as possible even if it is to work under a blazer and by itself in the evenings for drinks. However you wear it, go for it and enjoy the last few weeks of summer breezes and late sunsets with this great top. Tolani turquoise floral top for $151.
Summer Wishlist – What I want now. Today I decided to make a summer wishlist because there are just days when you need a little retail therapy. When you are dreaming about a vacation and have a little bit of wanderlust on your mind, you can always travel through your imagination when you have the right pieces to wear. You can just put on a great jacket and take yourself to a place you don’t normally go to in your city and play tourist. Sling a great bag over your shoulders and pretend you are on vacation. I love what I found for my staycation. What do you think?
Isabel Marant Sandals Summer 2014 are to die for and selling out of course. For those of you who just don’t think a pair of Birkenstocks are cool enough, but want a great sandal for summer, check out the Isabel Marant brooke braided sandal in black leather on black footbed for summer 2014. Talk about a great looking sandal that will take you all over when you tour this summer and into the early fall. Wear this pair with the pretty accent and thong sandal style with a swingy summer dress or shorts in the city.
The starlet stepped out in two looks from the line last week while out in LA. She gave a casual ensemble a pop of florals with theÂ Woodstock ShortsÂ in Tropical White and later opted for the breezy, pink and coral color-blockedÂ Dandy Shift Dress.Â
PERFECT Floral Blazer for Summer – looking for the perfect floral blazer for summer that does not have TOO many flowers or have flowers that are too small and smack of a liberty print?
I found the perfect floral blazer for summer with a white background that you can wear with a white tank and boyfriend jeans without looking like grandma. The best part about this perfect floral blazer is that it is $68.