I’m a huge fan of pairing classic camel with bright colors (ever worn it with bright blue? It’s unforgettable…) and lately I can’t get enough of anything that combines camel with shades of tangerine and coral.
Dorothy Perkins Camel Polka Dot Shift Dress ($27.00), Dorothy Perkins Platform Courts ($49.00), Dorothy Perkins Suedette Clutch ($35.00), Kate Spade Gumdrop Earrings ($38.00), Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 40 Bright Orange ($19.00), Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in Tangerine ($20.00).
The next time you’re staring at your closet wondering how to look put together in less than 5 minutes remember this: Maxi Dress + Thin Belt + Little Jacket. (Bonus: You don’t even have to shave your legs).
Joy Louche Electra Maxi Dress ($100.00), H & M Raspberry Jacket ($47.00), DV by Dolce Vita Archer ($65.00), Archer Stella Sandal ($65.00), Dorothy Perkins Teal Metal Corner Clutch ($27.00), Kate Spade Gumdrop Earrings ($38.00), 80s Collecton Gracie Cat Eye Sunglasses ($12.00), Yves Saint Laurent Sheer Candy in Succulent Pomegranate ($30,00), Lancome Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner in Teal ($24.50).
I adore this pale pink and navy combo paired with accessories in this bold orangey leather. It’s an unexpected but playful color palette for late August.
Mango Navy Belted Skirt ($44.99), Mango Stand Collar Blouse ($39.99), Mango Wood Wedge Sandal ($59.99), Linea Pelle Dylan Mini Speedy ($295.00), Pastel Pink Ring ($12.00), LK Designs Chain Leather Bracelet ($120.00), Bobbi Brown “Desert Twilight’ Eye Palette ($60.00), NYX Matte Lipstick in Pale Pink ($6.00), Mavala Polish in Reno ($6.38).
August is when I start thinking about fall (don’t send me hate emails) and begin asking myself “How will this transition to fall?” when buying new pieces. You’ll be seeing more of this on the blog starting nowish. Summer enthusiasts beware.
Vindictive Aztec Print Tube Skirt ($21.00), American Eagle Denim Western Shirt ($49.95), Bauble Bar Ossie Necklace ($32.00), Frye Madison Woven Sandals ($119.99), Inspirre by Steve Madden ($169.99), Marc by Marc Jacos Revolution Messenger Bag ($428.00), Buxom True Hue Blush in Euphoria ($24.00), Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist #N40 Pastel Coral ($19.00), Essie Polish in Tart Deco ($8.00).
This outfit is perfect for some of those late summer events & concerts. I think lilac skinny jeans are my #1 purchase for August—it’s a color that will flow perfectly from the end of summer into fall & winter.
dELiA*s Mustard Tribal Tank ($24.50), Current Elliot Lilac Skinny Jeans ($345.00), May|November Happy Day Yellow Mustard Tote ($54.00), Fedora from Fashion Conscience (N/A), Bellissima Color Block Tribal Earrings ($43.00), Shoemint Christina Flat ($79.98), Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Deep Mandarin Sheen ($35.00), Givenchy Hydra Lip & Cheek Balm in Peach Glow ($31.00).
I recently had a personal shopping client who was looking for ways to show her legs while at the same time taking the focus off her legs. So, we came up with this little trick: Try colored denim shorts in a fun color and pair them with a neutral colored top and coordinating shoes (here we used gray). People tend to focus the pattern you’re presenting them with (Gray-Peach-Gray) and less at what lies in-between. (by the way, all the clothing items + hat + wedges above are from Target).
Mossimo Printed Tank ($17.99), Mossimo Supply Company Denim Shorts ($17.99), Merona Eireen Wedge Sandal ($24.99), Mossimo Orange Fedora ($12.99), Mossimo Mint Green Crossbody Bag ($25.00), Essie Polish in Crewed Interest ($8.00), Buxom True Hue Blush in Euphoria ($24.00), Bare Escentuals High Shine Eyecolor in Frosted Pink ($16.00), NARS Lipstick in Sheer Peach ($24.00).
This crazy, strappy neckline is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I recently purchased a bikini with the same straps and have yet to master the tan-line situation—therefore I figure I might as well invest in clothes that follow the lines, right? I also scored this dress.
Rag & Bone Denim Shorts ($99.00), TOPSHOP Aztec Print Suntop ($52.00), TOPSHOP Studded Holdall Bag ($76.00), Croso Como Sandals ($94.99), Bold Bangle ($38.00), J. Crew Classic Bangle ($22.00), Essie Polish in Lapis of Luxury ($8.00), Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot ($22.00), Stila Eyeshadow Trio in Afterhours ($20.00).
I think if I put more polka dots in my closet it may self destruct. But if I had room for just one more item, I’d make it this polka-dot wrap dress from Dorothy Perkins. It has a perfect silhouette and the low-cut back adds a fun element of surprise (Free Shipping on orders over $75.00 doesn’t hurt, either).
Dorothy Perkins Navy Polka Dot Summer Dress ($55.00), Dorothy Perkins Navy Peep Toe Heels ($59.00), Dorothy Perkins Blush Jewel Studs ($14.00), ASOS Metal Handle Fold-Over Clutch ($33.14), NARS Larger than Life Eyeliner ($23.00), NARS Trio Eyeshadow ($45.00), NARS Lipstick in Sexual Healing ($24.00), NARS Illuminator in Copacabana ($30.00).
Lord help us all..mid-summer sales season is here and Dorothy Perkins is starting it off with a real bang. This is the part where I scream and tell you THAT THESE PANTS ARE ON SALE FOR ONLY $27.00. (+ Free Standard shipping on orders over $76).
Dorothy Perkins Peppermint Super Skinny Jeans ($27.00), Dorothy Perkins Animal Print Tank ($17.00), Dorothy Perkins Floppy Hat ($12.00), Dorothy Perkins 3D Spike Hoops ($9.00), Dorothy Perkins Black Tassel Bag ($89.00), Dorothy Perkins Black Strap Platforms ($95.00), Therapy Clinton Belt ($16.00), Buxom True Hue Blush in Blushing Peach ($24.00), Buxom Smoky Eye Set (Gloss, Liner, Brush & Mascara) ($20.00).
I love the contrast in this outfit—the soft aqua of the dress and light peach of the makeup against the black piping and edgy accessories offers the perfect balance of good vs. evil. Speaking of evil, today only, get 20% off all full priced dresses at Dorothy Perkins (discount applied at check out), try to resist that.
Dorothy Perkins Aqua Maxi Dress ($59.00), Dorothy Perkins Grey Metal Clutch ($27.00), Michael Kors Rock N Roll Berkley ($68.00), Deepa Gurnani Embellished Strand Bracelet ($88.00), Essie Polish Spring Minis ($15.00), Buxom True Hue Blush in Peachy Nude ($24.00), Bare Escentuals Round the Clock Eyeliner in Midnight ($15.00), Bare Escentuals Eyecolor in Vanilla Sugar ($14.00), Bare Escentuals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener ($22.00), Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Sheer Candy in Juicy Grapefruit ($30.00).