Friday, May 18, 2012

Swim Season

As a million other sources (every single magazine seems to want to find the right suit for my body type or have a bikini workout) it is swim suit season. I am not going to write this post on swim suits, but instead cover-ups. The cover-up can shield your burning body parts, protect you from a chilly breeze, or make you ready to go out to a casual lunch.
Nanette Lepore 'Riviera Stripe'
Trina Turk Fiji Flower Wide Leg Pant
Roxy Sucre Romper
Tommy Bahama Boyfriend Shirt

And a beach tote to stash everything in (and currently on sale!) Vineyard Vines Shell Beach Tote

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Weddings

It's the season of weddings. Weddings are so much fun and it seems I am starting to hit the age where friends get married (I can't even wrap my head around be a college grad). Anyways, I am no pro at weddings yet, but here are a few of fab wedding outfits!
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, Sandals: Zigi Girl (available at Nordstrom)

Dress: Kate Spade, Clutch: Tory Burch

Dress: BCBG, Earrings: Alexis Bittar

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Memorial Day BBQ

Today's occasion is the Memorial Day BBQ Party. Many people consider this to be the first day that one is allowed to wear white with "white" season ending on Labor Day. I am not one of these people (what about Winter Whites?!) However, it is a great time to break out those really summer clothes and yes, many of them are white or the brighter colors.

Free People- I love EVERYTHING they have out for summer right now. This is also my favorite of the 3 looks selected!
J.Crew- You can always count on them for classic casual pieces.
Ann Taylor Loft Maxi Dress is simple and can be re-worn all summer long.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Events and What to Wear to Them

I think nearly everyone can agree that summer is the most exciting time of the year. In my mind a "special event/occasion" means a "special outfit." For the next week I will post everyday a new outfit for a summer occasion.

Shorts from Etsy
Today's occasion is the summer festival. Something I have never really gone to, but really want to attend if not just to wear cool hippie clothes.

Cut-off denim shorts are a summer festival staple. Personally, I like the high-waisted Levi's cut-offs. Several stores will sell vintage cut-offs with variations of dyes, studs, patches, embroidery, etc. Etsy is a great place to find them. However, if you are up for a craft project - this would be a great way to recycle an old pair of jeans! You are basically destroying them so can you really even mess up?

Lucky Brand Bag
Wildfox Couture Tank
Ettika Bracelets
Besides shredded denim, here are the other summer festival staples with some examples: tie-dye, fringe, light weight scarfs, crop tops, maxi dresses, layered jewelry,  friendship bracelets, crochet, leather jackets, and earthy sandals.
Urban Outfitters- Nom De Plume YaYa Grand Maxi Dress
Jack Rogers- Napa Valley Navajo Sandal

Monday, May 7, 2012

What I Want Now

I have three things on mind right now when I think about shopping - my family's hiking trip to the Grand Canyon, work clothes for Boston, and most importantly SUMMER! Here are the items I need want right now:
1. Ray Ban Small Frame Aviators
2. Nike Two Piece (a sporty bathing suit for whitewater rafting)
3. Zara White Blazer
4. New work bag? Longchamp Custom Tote

5. Juicy Couture Princess Stud (in a nice summery pink!)