5 Things…

Check out my 5 favorite things of the week!
5 Things... June 18

 

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DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Polish - Maniac
1. {DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Polish in Maniac}

ASOS HOLLAND Leather T-Bar Heeled Sandals

2. {ASOS HOLLAND Leather T-Bar Heeled Sandals}

H&M Pleated skirt

3. {H&M Pleated skirt}

STELLA MCCARTNEY Textured ‘Faces’ Jumper

4. {STELLA MCCARTNEY Textured ‘Faces’ Jumper}

Tory Burch Adeline Stackable Rings - Shiny Gold

5. {Tory BurchAdeline Stackable Rings}

 

Must Have Beauty Picks

Summer is around the corner —  and how better to get ready than to stock our vanities with the season’s best beauty finds.

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Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag Essentials

So you have been daydreaming of the beach while you are at work all week — make sure to grab these  essentials before you hit the sand!

 

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What to Wear to Work for Summer

We know, summer is hot. All we want to be wearing is our swimsuit at the beach, but we still have to go to the office on those pesky days between the beach days! Dressing for work may be a challenge, so here are some fantastic looks — plus some of them can go from day to night!

The Chambray Dress

Chambray is the perfect Summer look! It can be a great casual look, or dressed up a bit! Red is such a fun color to pair with the dusty blue of chambray — keeping the accessories simple creates such a fresh look! Plus, we all love a great fit at the natural waistline, with a touch of fullness below!

Chambray Dress

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{BHS Blue Chambray Shirt Dress} {JIMMY CHOO Chiara patent-leather sandals}
{KATE SPADE NEW YORK Holly Street Rubie Purse} {REBECCA MINKOFF Tulum Metal Round Stud}
{BAUBLEBAR Leafy Gem Bib} {NARS 
Semi Matte Lipstick} {ESSIE Sheers in Angel Food}

 

The Midi Skirt

By now I am sure you have seen the midi everywhere you look! But we love it, because it’s such a fantastic look. Because of the fit at the natural waist {once again} and then the flare, it can actually make you look 10lbs lights! {Bonus!} This look is so bright a cheerful! I love mint and vibrant orange paired together! I woule loosely tuck the top into the skirt, to keep that fitted waist.

Bright and Colorful

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{O’NEILL Honey Pie Womens Sweater} {TOPSHOP Texture Gathered Knee Midi Skirt}
{ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry Baguette & Pear-Shaped Earrings}
{MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Kami T-Strap Wedges} {TORY BURCHMulti Strand Logo Necklace}
{DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Polish in Girls Just Want To Have Fun}

The Crop Top

Some people may question the crop top for the work place. I think it can make for a very classy look — as long as it is styled properly. I would suggest going for a boxier crop, and layering it under a jacket. Here we have it under a sleeveless blazer for a bit of an edgier look. Pair this with a high-waisted skirt, or trousers {seen here} and you will be ready for work!

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{MONKI Mimmi tee} {ALEXANDER MCQUEEN flared trousers} {Michael Kors Tulia Low City Sandal}
{VINCE CAMUTO Colby Drawstring Bag} {BaubleBar Poppy Chandelier Drops}
{GIORGIO ARMANI Rouge D’Armani Sheer Lipstick} {ZARA White Sleeveless Blazer}

 

White Denim

I love pairing white denim with chambray. It creates the perfect clean look, and is ready for a few accent pops! Here we have styled this Anna Field white denim pencil skirt with tan shoes and belt, a chunky necklace and bangles. I love the pop of coral in the Nail Polish!

Chambray Top + White Denim

 

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{JOIE CARTEL TOP Dusty Chambray} {ANNA FIELD Denim skirt in white} {DOLCE VITA Gwendolyn Sandal Tan Leather} {NASTY GAL Stacks On Stacks Bangle Set} {RIVER ISLAND Marley In Chains Necklace} {SPERRY TOP-SIDER Twisted Leather Belt} {OPI Nail Polish in ‘Toucan Do It If You Try}

Mixing Prints

I love mixing prints! It gives your outfit that extra little punch. Previously we talked about some great guidelines on how to mix prints with ease {here.} The key to this look, is working with proportions. The TOPSHOP top, although a stripe, is the larger print, and can be paired with the small print of the Thomas Rath trousers.  The accessories are all geometric as a nod to the prominent print mixing of the look.

Printed Cropped Pants and Boxy Tee

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{TOPSHOP Moto Denim Stripe Tee} {THOMAS RATH Paul Graphic Pink Pleated Pants with Print}
{TAMARA MELLON Addiction leather pumps} {TOPSHOP Medium Clean Satchel}
{DAILYLOOK Love Triangles Necklace}
{MONIQUE PÉAN Black Spinel & Woolly Mammoth Geometric Earrings}
{STELLA MCCARTNEY Square Sunnies} {NARS Lip Gloss in ‘Orgasm’}
{DEBORAH LIPPMANN Limited Edition Punk Rock Nail Polish, Ghost Gray}

 

The Tulle Skirt

Tulle is one of the epitomes of femininity. No longer is it only for ballerinas! Paired with an Aztec print and strappy flat sandals allows this skirt to be more accessible. Another style option would be to wear a white button up shirt with short sleeves, and tie up the shirt in the front. With this change I would opt for a short heel with a pop of color!

Tulle Skirt

 

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{BRAVE SOUL Kat Tie Front Shirt} {TOPSHOP ‘Ballerina Prom’ Tulle Midi Skirt}
{MODCLOTH Boardwalk Lemonade Sandal}
{LORD & TAYLOR Gold-Tone & Seafoam Chalcedony Stud Earrings}
{LANCÔME Advanced Replenishing & Reshaping Lipcolor Pro-Xylane  in L’Absolu Rouge}
{LAUREN B. BEAUTY Nail Polish in Venice Beach Venus}

 

The Printed Pastel Suit

One of the most crisp and fun looks is a printed suit, or co-ordinates. Pastel prints work perfectly for a summer look! Because of the all-over print, keep the top simple. Here we have a peach cami with the powder blue suit. This leaves room for a fabulous statement necklace.

Printed Pastel Suit

 

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{TOPSHOP Lagoon Jacquard Blazer} {TOPSHOP Lagoon Jacquard Trousers} {VERO MODA Sleeveless Blouse} {BCBGMAXAZRIA Wonder High-Heel T-Strap Day Pump} {MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Continental Wallet} {STATEMENT BAUBLES Neon Yellow Statement Necklace}

Khaki Green

Once again we have the midi skirt. Styled here with a tie-front cropped tank, which works perfectly, because of the high waist silhouette. This look is easy, while still looking very put together. With khaki typically being on the more neutral side, it allows us to play with complimentary colors for the bag and nail polish!

Tank and Khaki Midi Skirt

 

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{FREE PEOPLE Half Moon Tank} {TOPSHOP Full Khaki Midi Skirt}
{CHARLES & KEITH Sandals With Braid Detail} {MARC JACOBS Big Apple Pochette Crossbody Bag in Royal}
{LORD & TAYLOR Gold-Tone Arrow Pendant Necklace} {TOPSHOP Triangle Stud Earrings by Orelia}
{DEBORAH LIPPMANN Nail Polish in Lara’s Theme}

 

The Suited Shorts

Shorts are a summer staple, and as a coordinate can be perfect for the workplace. The jacket is a touch longer than a typical suit jacket. This proportion with the shorts create a perfectly polished look. The geometric beaded detail of the suit, has been drawn into the lines of the blouse. Picking shoes with an ankle detail is a great look to go with shorts.

Short Suit

 

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{TOPSHOP Deco Bead Jacket} {TOPSHOP Deco Bead Shorts}
{MARC BY MARC JACOBS Kisa monochrome embellished crepe blouse}
{PIERRE HARDY Ankle Cuff Leather Sandals} {BAUBLEBAR Emerald Tear Drops Earrings}

 

The Shirtdress

The shirtdress is a clean and classic look that works well for summer. If you choose a white dress it is basically a fresh canvas for you accessory color story of your choosing. Here we worked in fresh pastels. *Sidenote: I just bough a bunch of the new Benefit Lip Balm — I am in LOVE! {Cha Cha Balm is one of 4!} *

The Shirt Dress

 

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{CARVEN oxford shirt dress} {CHARLES & KEITH Work Handbag in Blue}
{SHOES OF PREY Custom Made Shoes} {COLLETE HAYMAN Circles Chain Bib Necklace}
{ELYA Goldplated Brass Moonstone Earrings} {Benefit ChaChaBalm} {ESSIE Nail Polish in Tart Deco}

 

The Wrap Dress

One of the most classic and sophisticated looks is the Wrap Dress. Which we all love, because it is such an easy look. We owe thanks to Diane von Furstenburg for this beauty.  This year marks the 40th Anniversary of DVF’s wrap dress! The natural V of the neckline allows for a beautiful statement necklace, otherwise, especially with this print, keep the rest of the accessories simple and classic.

Wrap Dress

 

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{DIANE VON FURSTENBERG T72 Wrap Dress} {JUST FAB Cambria Wedge Sandals} {VICTORIA BECKHAM ‘Quincy’ tote} {BAUBLEBAR Australian Reef Bib Necklace} {KATE SPADE Small Square Studs in ‘Jet’} {HOURGLASS Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Muse} {MAC Cosmetics Nail Laquer in ‘Beth Do Us Part’}

Fashion of the Greatest Summer Movies

Now that the weather seems to be set to Summer, we need to start getting in the mood! The best way for that… get inspired by fashion from our favorite summer flicks!

 

DIRTY DANCING

Released in 1987, yet set at a family camp in 1963, the fashion of Dirty Dancing is a unique hybrid of both the 60s and 80s trends. Nobody puts the girl in a crop top and Keds in the corner. *Bonus points for anyone who gets the earring reference*

Dirty Dancing

 

DIRTY DANCING FASHION

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{Target FREE FUSION Tie Front Broderie Shirt} {AE Denim Skinny Bermuda Short}
{Keds Back to the Basics Sneaker} {Miss Selfridge Coral Bodysuit} {RAG & BONE Marilyn Short}
{Melody Ehsani The Watermelon Stud Earrings}
{Oasis Pink Lace Skater Dress} {Aldo Aleiwen Strappy Heels}

 

GREASE

A story of Summer Romance put through the ringer, that is high school. At Rydel High in the 50s, {film released 1978} Danny Zuko and Sandy sing and dance their way through the ups and downs. The bad gal Pink Ladies and goody two-shoes Sandra Dee make for great contrast of costumes! Summer Lovin’ got me a great midi skirt and a bad ass red lip!

Grease

 

Grease Fashion

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THE SANDLOT

A group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962 {released in 1993}, The Sandlot showed us the importance of overcoming our fears and the power of camaraderie. Athletic influence can be so fun in fashion, I love the look of sportier pieces paired with a dressier accent—makes for a fantastic juxtaposition.

The Sandlot

 

The Sandlot Fashion

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{FATFACE Printed Baseball Cap} {KIRNA ZIBETE R13 Concert Tee}
{MONKI Hope Sunglasses} {J.CREW Side-slit tunic in stripe}
{RIVER ISLAND mid wash high waisted denim shorts}
{MISS SELFRIDGES Sequin Aztec Skirt}
{BOSTON RED SOX Little MLB Necklace 14kt Yellow Gold by Alex Woo}
{PUMA Women’s suede classics trainers}
{THE RUSTED KEY Sterling Silver Baseball Earrings}
{ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Suede pointy toe pump}
{J.CREW Linen baseball tee}
 {NIKE Limited Edition Rose Gold Fuelband}
{CONVERSE Chuck Taylor dainty high-tops} {MISS SELFRIDGES aztec print denim short}

 

DAZED & CONFUSED

This movie, from 1993, takes place on the last day of school in 1973. It has such a fun cast, including Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Jeremy London and Milla Jovovich. The film is fantastic, because not only do we get boho chic fashion, freshman hazing and other debauchery, but we get THAT haircut on Matthew McConaughey!

Dazed and Confused 2

Dazed and Confused Fashion

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{J.CREW silk eyelet top} {WET SEAL everyday metal bangle set}
{AE boho embroidered top} {DOROTHY PERKINS Tan Clean Wide Waist Belt}
{VINCE slim cargo shorts} {VALENTINO Emerald Leather Scarab & Fringe Clutch}
{DEREK LAM High-Waist Wide-Leg Jeans}
{AÉROPOSTALE Triple Strand Hamsa Long-Strand Necklace}
{AEO boho underwire bikini top} {PANNEE Crystal Beaded Teardrop Earrings from JC Penny}
{MODCLOTH Every Day is Different Sandal in Tan} {PIERRE BALMAIN pleated maxi skirt}
{BRIAN ATWOOD Akemi Braided-Leather Platform Wedges}

 

REAR WINDOW

Set in 1954, this is the first film on the list that is set in the same era that it was made! Grace Kelly, a fashion icon in her own right, was perfectly on point in this film thanks to the renowned Edith Head. The 50s were fashion’s home to one of the most fabulous silhouettes, the fit and flare. Images of Grace can’t help but flood our minds when we think of this decade’s style. As the dramatic Hitchcock thriller plays out, we cannot help but be enthralled with Lisa Freemont’s wardrobe. I kind of wish we could see in her closet, as she is known to “never wears the same dress twice,” according to Jimmy Stewart!

Rear Window

Rear Window Fashion
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THE GRADUATE

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson. Coo Coo Ca Choo!

The Graduate

 

The Graduate Fashion

 

ALMOST FAMOUS

In this fabulous Cameron Crowe film, Sixteen-year-old William, who has landed a writing assignment from Rolling Stone, meets Penny Lane, the free spirit ‘non-groupie,’ and both of them follow around the band Stillwater. Set against the backdrop of the Rock scene of the 70s, Penny’s outrageous bohemian lifestyle makes for a fantastic wardrobe for us to envy!

Almost Famous

Almost Famous Fashion

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{NEW LOOK Petite Cream Daisy Lace Hanky Hem Crop Top}
{TOAST Shearling wrap jacket} {MOTHER The Cruiser Flared Jeans}
{TOPSHOP 
‘Lolita’ 50mm Round Sunglasses}
{MARC BY MARC JACOBS Guitar Pick Necklace} {JEFFREY CAMPBELL Dodge Fringe Sandals}
{TOPSHOP leather mix fringe duffle bag}

 

 

ANNIE HALL

The most noteworthy about the film’s fashion is the balances of masculinity and femininity, which create the beautiful and essential look that is Annie Hall. Androgyny and the melding of gender specific clothing can be extremely feminine, which is why so many look to this film for inspiration.

Annie HallAnnie Hall Fashion

 

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{MISS SELFRIDGES black roller bowler hat}
{OLIVER PEOPLES Back Daddy B Sunglasses} {DOLCE & GABBANA silk shirt}
{ANN DEMEULEMEESTER sheer back waistcoat}
{LOEFFLER RANDALL Fay Cutout Oxfords}
{
ISABEL MARANT Randall cotton boyfriend pants}
{MARC BY MARC JACOBS Frances colour-block blouse}
{ELIZABETH AND JAMES Mitch green boyfriend fit trousers}
{JEFFREY CAMPBELL Dalt Cutout Oxfords} {DENIS COLOMB plaid scarf}
{BRIGHT BY BLACK Murano Ivory and Ecru Weekend Bag} {MICHAEL KORS Blair Watch}

 

ROMAN HOLIDAY

Who doesn’t want to run around Rome in Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe? Sorry, I should say Vespa around Rome! Well, once again we have the glorious Edith Head to thank for Miss Hepburn’s holiday ensembles. 

Roman Holiday

 

Roman Holiday Fashion

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{CHARLES & KEITH work handbag}
{BETSEY JOHNSON polka dot Vespa yellow pendant}
{RIVER ISLAND beige polka dot midi skirt}
{VERO MODA jersey and woven short sleeved blouse}
{UNIQLO women IDLF silk scarf} {DIOR Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet}
{MISS SELFRIDGES eden summer flat} {CÉLINE New Audrey sunglasses}
{THOMAS SABO Pearl Charm Bracelet}

 

 

NOW AND THEN

One of my most favorite films from my childhood! A wonderful coming-of-age story of sisterhood paired with the best soundtrack! Ghosts, bike rides, and pudding boobs — all you need in life!

Now and Then

 

Now and Then Fashion

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{BRENT Peacoat floral essence print}
{RIVER ISLAND green floral print sleeveless shirt}
{JOHN LEWIS Closet Floral Blouse, Multi} {VERO MODA denim shorts}
{MANGO rolled up hem shorts} {J.CREW 3″ chino short}
{KEDS Taylor Swift’s Blue Champion Bow Stripe}
{KEDS Taylor Swift’s Champion Dot}
{KEDS Taylor Swift’s Yellow Champion Bow Stripe}
{FOREVER 21 Classic wide headband in white}
{FOREVER 21 Wide Ruched Knit Headwrap in blue}

What movies are you going to watch to get you in the Summer spirit? 

 

5 Things…

This week’s 5 Things are bright and playful! I hope your week is a lot of the same!

5 Things... {May 1}

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1. {MOSCHINO Runway Capsule Collection iPhone Case}
2. {LAUREN B. BEAUTY Nail Polish – Venice Beach Venus}
3. {VINCE CAMUTO Pyramid Stud Earrings}
4.  {MARC BY MARC JACOBS Round-frame metal and acetate mirrored sunglasses}
5. {ACNE STUDIOS Wonder Stripe stretch-jersey T-shirt}

April Showers…

Over the past few weeks, seems after every raindrop the masses are exclaiming “But it’s Spring!” With these last few days of gloomy weather, after we thought perhaps the sunny spring weather was here to stay, it may be hard to cope. But fret not my little ones, let’s celebrate in our Rainy Day Blues!

April Showers...
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{COMME DES GARÇONS Small Zip Pouch} {ISAAC MIZRAHI Lillian Bucket Shoulder Bag}
{OASIS Oriental Aviary Dress} {BUTTER LONDON Sprog Nail Lacquer}
{EOS Lipsalve Blueberry Acai} {CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 High-Tops}
{FINDERS KEEPERS I Wonder Shorts} {HUNTER Original Tall Rain Boots in Blue Lily}
{BAUBLEBAR Bold Beaded Strands} {HOUSE OF HOLLAND Hexographic Blue Mirror Sunnies}
{JOHN LEWIS Gemstones Chalcedony Tear Drop Hook Earrings}
{JAEGER Oversized Linen T-Shirt} {TOPSHOP Petite Palm Print Playsuit}
{
J.CREW Pleated Cotton-blend Poplin Skirt}

 

Stay dry and beautiful!