I’m dying to grab this shirt at my local Old Navy. Which reminds me to do some research because I don’t even know where the nearest one is. That is how long it’s been since they had something that grabbed my attention—but they have certainly done it with this leopard top. I have colored denim pants from Gap in this exact shade so I’m thinking I might spring for these green shorts, instead.
Old Navy Chiffon Leopard Print Top ($19.94), Maison Scotch Chino Shorts W/ Belt ($104.00), ModCloth Fed-orable Hat ($17.99), Stack Black Bracelet Set ($19.90), Fossil Maddox Satchel ($198.00), Aldo Polgar Black Sandals ($50.00), Bare Escentuals Blush in Flowers ($19.00), Bare Escentuals Moxie Gloss in Trail Blazer ($18.00), Essie Polish in California Coral ($8.00).
I’m a big fan of a full skirt over a one-piece swimsuit. Especially these cotton ones from J. Crew. It makes for some easy transitional lake-wear….which is probably where all of you are today. The Lake. As you should be. But if you’re not at the lake, and especially if you’re at work…have a mojito. Or five.
J. Crew Neon Stripe Skirt ($425.00), J. Crew Striped Stretch-Cotton Swimsuit ($98.00), J. Crew Straw Summer Hat ($34.50), J. Crew Patent Leather Belt ($36.50), J. Crew Viv Patent Leather Ballet Flats ($190.00), J. Crew Bubble 18-karat Gold Resin Necklace ($150.00), J. Crew Classic Medium Bangle ($22.00), J. Crew Enamel-Stripe Crystal Bangle ($58.00), J. Crew Selima Sun Sunglasses ($115.00), J. Crew Telegram Brushed-Suede Shoulder Bag ($412.70), Bare Escentuals 2.0 Ready Shadow Palette in The Top Shelf ($20.00), Sephora True Cream Lip Color in Sunset Rhythm ($12.00).
Does this dress not make you want to toss in some pin curls and go all Hollywood glam for a night? It’s dreamy, and yet the color and polka dots make it surprisingly modern. I like it paired up with simple (but bold) gold jewelry and peachy makeup. (Remember to check the size guide before ordering from DP, and if you’re wanting free shipping, toss in the dress from yesterday’s post).
Dorothy Perkins Spotted Peplum Dress (69.00), Dorothy Perkins Black Half Moon Clutch ($15.87), Dorothy Perkins Black Round Toe Court Shoes ($59.00), Dorothy Perkins Small Square Gold Like Hoops ($6.33), Dorothy Perkins Smooth Gold Ring Set ($14.00), Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Party Starter ($18.00), Bare Escentuals Ready Blush in The Aphrodisiac ($22.00).
I bought this dress so fast that I’m pretty sure I gave Dorothy Perkins whiplash. If you don’t want to follow in my footsteps, don’t go to the site, because once you see the back you’ll be entering those credit card digies. I almost ordered the shoes as well, but I have a pair of nudey-pink Nine Wests that are going to dress this up perfectly. Here’s hoping it fits! I always struggle with European size conversions. It shouldn’t be a struggle, since they have this really fabulous size chart, but my head can’t wrap around being a 0/2 in the US but an 8 in Europe. Are people tinier there? Who are the people that wear European size 0? (That’s like US size -6, right? Too much math, head hurts).
Dorothy Perkins Multi Cross Back Dress ($55.00), Dorothy Perkins Coral/Cream Peep Toe Shoes ($44.00), Rivers Island pink Suede Envelope Clutch Bag ($42.00), Mint Green Chunky Enamel Bangle ($15.24), Buxom True Hue Blush in Breathless ($24.00), Buxom Insider Eyeliner ($14.00), Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in London ($18.00).
Who doesn’t love a good dose of Target retail therapy? So satisfying and guilt-free. I stopped in yesterday and couldn’t get enough of the bright, colorful items they have in store for summer! An outfit like this goes a long way–the skirt could be dressed up for special occasions and the accessories will piece together several summery ensembles. So, get to your nearest store or shop online (they have free shipping on orders over $50, after all). The 7-piece outfit above comes in around just $93.00.
Xhilaration Juniors Belted Skirt ($17.99), Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Short Sleeve Tee ($12.99), Mossimo Supply Co. Straw Fedora ($12.99), Sterling Silver Blue Jade Earrings ($11.99), Timex Blue Watch Strap ($6.99), Women’s Merona Emeline Braided Flat Sandals ($14.99), Mossimo Colorblock Envelope Clutch ($14.99), Essie Polish in BFF Boyfriend ($8.00), Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake ($6.49).
I often get asked for suggestions on what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress. It can be a stumper but it often comes down to whether or not the dress has a pattern and what color you might want to accessorize with in other places (jewelry, handbag, hairpiece, makeup etc.). Lately, however, I have been loving Tiffany blue paired with yellow…and who isn’t looking for an excuse to buy accessories in this timeless shade?
AX Paris Polka Dot Skater Dress ($44.81), Mint Green Post Crystal Earrings via Etsy ($31.00), Jane Norman Snake Skin Courts ($55.56), Leather Clutch ($88.00), Bare Minerals Ready 2.0 in The Vision One ($20.00), Butter London Polish in Cheeky Chops ($14.00), Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Hot Shot ($18.00).
If the weather is warm there is absolutely no shame in dressing like you are headed out on your boat…even if you don’t own a boat. White shorts, a denim shirt and a striped bag scream “Meet me down at the pier”. The yacht hat doesn’t necessarily hurt either.
Madewell Denim Campsite Shirt ($79.50), Old Navy Perfect Khaki Shorts ($22.50), Forever 21 Wool-blend Woven Belt ($ ), Decree Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace ($14.00), Asos 2 Tone Plastic Clubmaster Sunglasses ($26.09), Volcom Caught On A Yacht Straw Hat ($22.00), Wallis Green Stripe Beach Shopper ($30.00), Madden Girl Surrge ($39.95), Essie Spring Collection Nail Poilsh in Orange, it’s Obvious ($8.00), Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick in Orange Poppy ($22.50).
If you are a person who sits down at a computer each day with the intention of writing something, this is a powerful tool for you to have in your posession. Above is an example of how you can utilize my Writer’s/Blogger’s Notepad to organize your writing tasks.
The notepads just went on sale! Each page of the notepad organizes an entire week’s worth of posts and with 50 pages per notepad that is almost a year’s worth of organization. A single notepad is $8.00 and a two pack is $16.00.
Whether you’re a professional writer or a fledgling blogger ready to get down to business, the Writer’s/Blogger’s Notepad will keep your work organized while also tracking your progress and metrics. Track the date, post titles and “to dos” in the content areas. Use the check-mark boxes to track whether the post has been “Prepped” “Drafted” “Published” and “Shared” and use the numbered areas to track three of your metrics so at the end of the week you can look back and see which posts were successful.
I’m crazy about all the fun geometric patterns that are coming out on everything from clothing to accessories. Try pairing these edgy pieces up with softer fabrics like lace or crochet to give your look a touch a femininity.
Miss Selfridge Nude Lace Dress ($80.00), Miss Selfridge Sassy Black Court Shoe ($74.00), Elliot Lucca Cordoba Clutch ($98.00), House Of Harlow Gold Crystal Pave Bangle – Black Leather ($100.00), Essie Nail Color in Glamour Purse ($8.00), LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Lucky ($24.00), Miss Selfridge Gold Aztec Drop Earrings ($15.00).
If wearing tangerine (Pantone’s color of the year) seems a bit too daring for you—-try settling on a shade like poppy. While still in the trendy orange category, its has warm reddish undertones and can be less “hey look at me” than tangerine. Find the shade mixed in with lots of neutrals to simplify it and if you’re nervous about how you look in orange try keeping the boldest piece to footwear.
TOPSHOP Poppy Skater Dress ($136.00), Asos Metal Bar Detail Envelope Clutch ($31.31), Miss Selfridge Swoop Orange Slingback Point ($80.00), BaubleBar Orange Pop Knot Studs ($24.00), Kate Spade Triple Threat Faceted Bangle ($88.00), Essie ‘Poppy Razzi Collection – Bazooka’ Nail Polish ($8.00), SEPHORA COLLECTION True Cream Lip Color ($12.00).