3 Favorite Trends for Summer

Today I wanted to share with you all my 3 Favorite Trends for Summer! Those of you who know me know Summer is my absolute favorite season ( I mean I am an August baby!). It’s always said that you’re truly fashionable if you can dress for Winter and although I think that’s definitely true Summer is also a major season for style!  You can’t just throw on denim cut offs, tank tops and a p[air of Havianas every day! I mean you totally can but that’s not my style! If you’re interested in my 3 favorite trends for this Summer then keep reading!

Statement Earrings

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If we’re going to be real with ourselves a good statement earring is perfect for every season but especially for Summer! From the bright colors and the perfect neutrals to the tassels, beads and acetate, there are so many great pairs of statement earrings that you can rock this Summer! Check out a few of my favorites below!

Fantasia Drop Earring| Mariette Fringe Earring | Kiera Raffia Statement Earring

Headbands

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Growing up , my favorite book series to read was without a doubt Gossip Girl and when the show premiered on the CW I was even more excited! I am definitely a Blair and of course that means I love headbands!  I know for a fact we have all noticed how headbands have become a trend that we are seeing everywhere and on everyone as of lately! Whether your hair is up in a bun, curly like mine, short or straight you can find a way to work a headband into your everyday look! For some headbands I’m loving check out the below featured!

Banana Republic | Cupcakes and Cashmere | NAMJOSH | Olive + Pepper

Jumpsuits

I’m all about being comfortable for any occasion and a jumpsuit is the perfect Summer go to whether you’re road tripping it with some girlfriends, catching a flight with your husband or simply heading to a Summer backyard BBQ.  If you find the right material for you, you’ll be super cute all while feeling like you’re in your PJs!

TopShop Embroidered Jumpsuit | House of Harlow 1960 X REVOLVE Jumpsuit | The Loft Chambray Flutter Jumpsuit

What are your thoughts on my favorite trends and what trends are you looking forward to incorporating into your wardrobe this Summer?

 

XOXO

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5 Pieces in Your Wardrobe That Can Transition from Summer to Fall

With August halfway over and September on the horizon I thought why not put together a list of some of my Fall Must haves that depending on where you live, you can still rock during the end of Summer! Having lived in New York for the first 12 years of my life I have a very real concept of what Fall is however having lived in Orlando for the last 14 years I unfortunately am slightly let down every year during the turn of seasons! I’d love for nothing more than to be wearing boots and thick socks, giant sweaters and pea coats and although I get to maybe 1 week of the year it’s just not enough for me!

Anywho let’s get into what pieces I think are not only perfect for the last few weeks of Summer but also perfect for Fall!

Starting with these Steve Madden Swagger Boot

I love a slouchy boot because it’s more casual and works for Summer, I also feel the same about suede. A material that can be worn any time of year and work I think the Brown color makes this really work for Fall and let’s keep it real a boot is so Fall!

The Kate Spade Thompson Street Embellished Sam

This is a bag that I wasn’t sure I liked at first however the more I look at it the more I Fall absolutely in love with it! And how perfect for the transition of Summer to Fall! The color is light enough to pass as a Summer season Satchel but the gem stones have enough of a Merlot color to be the perfect everyday bag for Fall! And all that detail for just $398 is such a great deal don’t you think?!

The Sam Edelman Roya Studded Bootie

The bootie is a closet piece that is always in style! Whether it’s July and your bootie is being worn with denim cut offs or it’s October and your rocking your booties with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater, a funky pair of booties (with a fun studded pattern) is totally a must!

The Long Sleeve Mini Dress

Much like this Finley Dress in Rose Garden I think the long sleeve mini dress is such a season transitional piece! Whether you’re wearing it at night with heels in the Summer or during the day with a leather moto jacket and booties in the Fall, this style of dress is one that is easily accessible and easily styled!

The Sam Edelman Felicia Ballet Flat

We’re all aware that ballet flats have been around since the beginning of time but in my mind Olivia Palermo definitely made ballet flats a thing during her stint on MTV’s The City! The ballet flat is something that will always be perfect because with such an array of colors you can mix and match for each season! From Bubblegum Pink and Mint Green to Burgundy and Burnt Orange, I’d make sure to have a colored ballet flat for every season

The Moto Jacket

Depending on which coast you live on a Moto jacket is a year long necessity, now here in Orlando I’m not wearing a Moto jacket at 3 in the afternoon on an August day. Maybe in San Diego that’s a realistic thought however at 11pm on a night out it’s definitely being thrown over my shoulders! I know the Moto jacket like this Vegan Suede Moto from Banana Republic is an absolute must for Fall so run and get one I promise you won’t regret it!

Now there’s truly tons of pieces you need in your Summer to Fall wardrobe but I’m going to end it with this last piece!

The Coach Parker Bag!

Not only is this bag transitional from Summer to Fall but it’s also the perfect Day to Night bag! This bag comes in an array of colors however I’m beyond obsessed with the black leather and vintage gold chain piece! This bag says to me I’m a powerful woman who’s going to meet the girls downtown after work! That might be a stretch but it is a perfect Summer to Fall piece at a great price point!

What pieces are you needing in your Summer to Fall wardrobe?

Summer’s Must Have Shoes

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Happy Thursday Ladies!  Friday Eve is in full effect and today I am bringing you my Summer Must Have Shoe Guide!  The 6 shoes I think every girl needs in her Summer Wardrobe for every occasion!
I’m such a huge shoe girl it’s almost sickening and I wish I could solely blame my mother but my father’s shoe closet is so intense that when I moved out he took over the closet in my bedroom!  I come from a serious shoe loving family and I own it!
To read more about the shoes I’ve selected for my Summer Shoe Guide then keep scrolling!
Let’s start with Mules.  The mule is the perfect shoe, especially for Summer.  It’s extremely easy to get in and out of and brings a casual yet still “chic” (starting to hate that word) vibe to any look! I think a Maxi dress and a denim jacket draped over the shoulders, I’m totally here for the mules, especially those in eye catching prints or bold colors like the Steve Madden Mules pictured above.
I feel like this next pair is a given but Sneakers!  Ladies, Sneakers are a must have for your Summer Shoe selection!  Over the last few years it’s become way more acceptable and dare I say completely stylish in a model off duty kind of way to wear sneakers with just about anything!  Whether you’re frolicking around the streets of SoHo in a DVF dress with your Nike Roshes Pictured above or having dinner Downtown in a cropped satin pant, a white v neck T Shirt and a pair of Adidas Stans you can absolutely always pair your look with a Sneaker, especially in the summer!
Now you must always have a Casual Heel in your shoe shelf.  This is the perfect daytime shoe!  Whether you’re wearing your heels with denim cuts off and a ruffled off the shoulder top or with that sundress you bought two weeks ago or even with those jeans you told yourself you absolutely couldn’t live without this is they shoe you’ll find yourself gravitation towards during the summer when you don’t exactly want to wear a flat but aren’t wanting to wear wedges either.  This shoe like the Steve Madden pictured above is super casual because the heel suede or maybe even cork and the color is very daytime but slightly more dressed up than a sandal or flip flop.
Let’s move on to the slip on!  This is the perfect shoe for those poolside days! Pool Parties with a group of friends?  This is the shoe you’ll be wearing, even when you find yourself walking down the beach or taking the elevator up to the rooftop pool of your favorite beachside hotel this is the shoe for that!  In my mind I see myself wearing this shoe with my one piece vintage swimsuit and denim cut offs, or even with my swimsuit and that fun cover up you’ve been dying to wear!  This shoe although may not be worn too often is a must!
Ladies, the wedge!  Dubbed the ugly step sister to the high heel, the wedge is more recently made a serious comeback! With designers like Sophia Webster, Charlotte Olympia, Louboutin and pictured above Giuseppe Zanotti how could you not fall so easily in love with the wedge! This Summer shoe is the comfortable show for every occasion.  Whether you’re in a distressed boyfriend jean with your favorite floral button up or that paisley printed dinner dress the wedge is perfect ( just be sure to get a pedicure )
Lastly, The statement heel!  This is the heel that you may not get the most wear out of but is always a fun alternative.  This show can be virtually any kind of heel but I prefer to go with a sandal that has a mix of bright colors or bold patterns, even a fun design on the heel alone.  This is the Summer foot wear that is perfect for those days when your look is pretty calm.  A denim cut off with that denim button up and a dairly plain belt?  Definitely go ahead and grab those Statement heels like the Tabitha Simmons heels pictured above!
What shoes are a must have in your Summer Wardrobe?
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Top 5 2015 Summer Trends

It’s no secret every season has their trends, whether it’s fur (or faux fur) in Winter, Browns and Oranges in Fall, floral in Spring or the brighter colors in Summer.  Many fashionistas are eagerly flipping through the pages of Elle,Vogue, InStyle and more to be up to date and top trends of the season! Well ladies if you can’t get the magazine quick enough I am your one stop shop for the top 5 trends this Summer!

1. Patterned Shorts

Are you legs your best asset? Do you like having that one piece that catches everyone’s eye so effortlessly? One of the top 5 trends this Summer is definitely the patterned shorts.  Whether they’re the boyfriend fit or silky and flowing, pair them with a relaxed and solid shirt or a bold color or pattern for a funkier and you’re left with a look you can get away with both day and night! Solange has got this look down!

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2. Flat Sandals

Let’s be real with ourselves for just a minute. Yes we love our heels and yes we love our sneakers too and ok ok! we can not forget about then alley flats so chic and so fun BUT there’s nothing like a funky and fun sandal.  Whether there’s plastic features, studs, feathers or whatever else the flat sandal is pure  perfection for your summer shopping list! Who has perfected the summer sandal? Well Steve Madden for one, Cecelia New York with their Avery Sandal and Sam Edelman with their Dorsy Sandal. (both pictured below)

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3.Bright Purses

We love bright colors for Summer! Whether you have bright nails and toes or a bright lipstick, nothing compares to the pop of color a bright purse adds to an outfit.  The great thing about a bright and colorful purse with your outfit is that in Summer, the color of your purse doesn’t have to be an actual color in your outfit! You can wear a yellow maxi skirt with a white crop top and easily get away with a fuchsia cross body! Guess who has great bright bags? Well I have some for everyones price point! Hello Mr. Michael Kors and Hello Celine!

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4. Barely There Funky Swimsuits

Now I know I’m one to always say less is more and if you want to showcase an asset hide another BUT when it comes to swimsuits you’re showing it all anyway! With all these knew designers and the rand of thing bikinis to the super sexy yet still covered one piece the barely there and the fun and funky swimsuits.  With a sex icon like Draya Michele having started Mint Swim and everyone’s favorite singer Rihanna showing off her body in a barely there Mikohswimwear bikini of course they made it to the top 5 list!

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5. Maxi Dresses and Skirts

You couldn’t possibly think I was going to leave to the maxi dresses and maxi skirts! I guess technically they’re two separate things but w were put them together as Maxis.For those days when you don’t want to put the much afford AND those days you feel like putting together the perfect look a maxi dress and skirt works perfectly! Why and How? you might ask, because you can put all the thought into the accessories and really kill the look or you can keep it simple and effortless. Sold colors, crazy patterns tight and fitted or loose and flowing Maxi is definitely the way to go for Summer.  Looking at boho chic celebs like Nicole Richie who has her own line through House of Harlow shoes us you can pull off a Maxi dress for any time of day!

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What are you all thinking of these Summertime Trends? Tell me in the coments

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