I wanted to share a few of my current obsessions this summer and invite you all to try them! I’m a firm believer in trying something on even if it’s a little outside my comfort zone and I’m usually pleasantly surprised. Because of this philosophy, I’ve shaken things up a bit in my closet and also been able to experiment with some fun new looks.
The first and second look is all about the Dip dress (some call it the hi-low dress or even better, the mullet dress). Whatever you’d like to call it, these dresses have become some of my favorite pieces in my closet.
I was out shopping with my Mom and she pulled this dress out of no where, in the sale section at The Limited and had me try it on. I was not expecting to love it and at the bargain price of 20$, how could I not?! It can easily be dressed up or down and I’m looking forward to wearing it to one of the many weddings I’ll be attending this summer.
This is another look for the Dip dress. It’s a subtle addition to such a fun dress and it looks amazing on! This was something that wasn’t too flattering on a hanger but once I tried it on I knew it was a keeper. This dress was 80$ from Anthropologie.
I love this candid shot of our girl Samantha. Xo!
The look is a mash up of a few favorites in my closet. The pleated neon skirt was bought for 20$ at Anthropologie and I absolutely love it! Some things you just don’t say no to, especially if your sister bought it for you (thanks, Chelsea!). The see through floral printed top is from H&M and literally goes with everything, having versatile pieces in your closet can really keep things interesting. We can’t forget the shoes, they are from Target and I love the unexpected pairing of a floral and leopard print. Don’t be afraid to take some risks!
A scalloped hemline can add a fun new twist to a skirt or a dress. Aside from that, I am in love with all things orange at the moment.
Hat: Joe Fresh
Necklace: Banana Republic
Shoes: Banana Republic
I love this look because it’s bright and bold, yet simple and easy. It’s fancy-meets-casual look is perfect for meeting the girls out for brunch, and let’s be honest, we’re likely to indulge in a few mimosas.
The bright top and print shorts are eye-catching and totally on trend for Summer. The best part of it all – the shorts and top were both recent additions to my wardrobe, caught on the sale rack for a total of $12. Yes, $12.
This season is all about color, color and more color – the brighter the better and there’s no easier way to heat up your wardrobe than with summer’s hottest hues of neon pink, fluorescent green, or my favorite, electric pineapple.
I love this trend because it’s a simple way to transform any outfit. All you really need is one piece, such as a necklace or a blouse to make your outfit stand out. If you’re a little more of a risk-taker, you can pair it with another bright color for a really sizzling look!
My go-to color this summer is electric pineapple. I wear it on my toes, on my bags, even as a fragrance, I just love the color! My favorite way to wear the color is by mixing and matching different shades, textures and prints together.
Check out a few of my recent color-obsessed purchases below 😉
From Top Left to Right:
Gucci Flora Garden in Glorious Mandarin – Fresh, Sweet and Light
Banana Republic Silk Safari Tank in Light Chartreuse
Joe Fresh Python Print Tote
Banana Republic Bouquet Necklace and Drop Earrings
China Glaze Electric Pineapple
As the saying goes, “You shouldn’t wear white after Labor day,” but my question to you is, when can we start?
I was looking through my over-stuffed closet and realized that my last few purchases were white tops and it occurred to me.. Are people wearing white yet? Upon doing my research I discovered that people associate Memorial Day with the beginning of summer, thus the beginning of white tops, jeans, shoes, etc! While I’m thrilled that it’s now acceptable in the fashion world to start wearing white, I’m more thrilled that this rule is starting to fade. I understand why most people aren’t wearing white in the winter but I was definitely wearing it before Memorial Day. My point is this: I want to see a white out. The aztec patterns, floral prints and neon colors are just a few things I’ve enjoyed this spring but I love a classic white blouse or white jeans paired with said floral printed top. So let’s see it Buffalo!
We can start with a few pieces from my closet..
Left/Center: Francesca’s Collections, Right: Anthropologie