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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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’}

Sunny Day Midi

Sunny Day Midi

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{Minkpink ‘Love Cat’ Sunnies} {Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Sheer Lipstick}
{Essie Nail Polish in Turquoise & Caicos} {Topshop Textured Crop Top}
{kate spade new york Mini Bow Stud Earrings}
{Dolce & Gabbana Orange Leather Round Shoulder Bag}
{MSGM Hibiscus-print cotton-blend fille skirt} {Topshop Golden Mid Heel Court Shoes}
{Chictastic Mint Green Hinged Bangle Bracelet}

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day lovelies! Today is for letting your Irish freak flag fly, and I hope your day is full of all things green, and brings you pots of gold, green beer and maybe a tiny lucky man!
St. Patrick's Day
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{Jonathan Saunders Green Sylvia Tulips Print Skirt} {essie Nail Polish in Shake Your $$ Maker}   {Jimmy Choo Anouk Emerald Suede Pointy Toe Pumps}
{MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Jet Set Travel Deco Multifunction Phone Case}
{Reed Krakoff Oversized Scarf}
{Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes}
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Topshop ‘Premium’ Textured Faux Wrap Dress} {Green Denim Trousers by Poem}
{Nine West Angieann Casual Flats} {Forever 21 Green Machine Nail Polish}
{Alexander McQueen Small Padlock Zip Around}
{Kate Spade New York Earrings, 12k Gold-Plated Green Crystal Round Stud Earrings}
{Peter Pilotto Ikebana-Printed Jacquard Vest} {DSQUARED2 Knee-length dress}
{Organix Teatree Mint Conditioner} {Topshop Crepe Notch Front Jacket}
{Sole Society Large Stone Cuff} {OPI Nail Polish in Green-Wich Village}
{Oscar de la Renta Faceted Chandelier Clip-On Earrings, Kelly Green}
 {DKNY Saffiano Bowling Bag} {Ralph Lauren Black Label Cashmere Boat Neck Sweater}
{Vichy Normaderm Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel}
{MICHAEL Michael Kors pleated dress} {Nine West Spring Bloom Satchel}
{Topshop Boobtube Chiffon Dress by TFNC} {Zara Colored Heel Court Shoe}
{BPC Stretch cotton capri pants}
{Kimberly McDonald 18-karat gold Uvarovite garnet + diamond ring}
{Thakoon printed shorts} {MICHAEL Michael Kors Fulton Small Messenger Bag}
{Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High-top} {LANVIN One-shoulder ruffled crepe gown}

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful people! I hope your day is filled with love, pink, red and most definitely CANDY! If you need some help in the red or pink department… I got you covered!

Happy Valentine's Day

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{Melissa | Jean + Jason Wu III Cutout Flats} {Nasty Gal Flying Hearts Bag}
{Donna Karan Stretch Twill Jacket} {Charlotte Olympia Red Suede Pointed Monroe Pumps}
{Essie Nail Polish in Geranium} {Miu Miu Hexagonal Sunglasses} {Charlotte Olympia Sweet Talk Clutch}
{10 Crosby Derek Lam Cardigan} {Sugarpova Clip}
{Love Moschino Short Sleeve Jewel Neckline Shift Dress}
{Lily Nily 18k Gold Enamel Heart Stud Earrings – Pink} {Comme des Garcons Play Red Eau de Toilette}
{Marc By Marc Jacobs Dreamy Logo Ring} {Alice+Olivia Tanner High Waisted Flared Skirt}
{TOPSHOP Textured Metallic Crop Top} {Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15}
{Dorothy Perkins Pink Waffle Pencil Dress} {Zara Printed Pencil Skirt} {NARS ‘Final Cut’ Blush}
{1960s Sophie of Saks Ombrè Party Dress} {Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour}
{Kate Spade New York Small Square Studs} {Christopher Kane Crepe Wool and Floral Swiss Lace Dress}
{Alexander McQueen Skull Printed Scarf} {Kate Spade New York Stud Bow Phone Case}
{OPI Nail Polish in Japanese Rose Garden} {Ralph Lauren Blouse}
{Thakoon Addition Bloomer Shorts} {Philosophy ‘my heart to yours’ body lotion}
{Almost Famous Heart Sunglasses} {Carven Woven Rafia-effect Shorts}
{Courreges Collarless Cape Jacket} {Converse Pink Chuck Taylors}
{MARC by Marc Jacobs Button up Blazer} {Hunter ‘Original Tall’ Rain Boot}
{Kate Spade New York Graphic Tote} {Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Amused}
{Salvatore Ferregamo Lava Mohair-Wool-Silk Pants}

 

Drunk in Love {in Stella}

Drunk in Love
Earlier we were looking at these fab dresses sure to wow on Valentine’s Day. As promised we are back with some styling ideas for this Stella McCartney dress. Here is the first look to make that V-day look work for you!

Drunk in Love in Stella

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{Stella McCartney Dress} {Christian Louboutin Ron Ron Pumps} {Diane von Furstenberg Clutch}
{Coach Cushion Cut Ring} {MARC BY MARC JACOBS Domed Logo Heart Stud}
{M.A.C. Lipstick in Lady Danger} {Essie Nail Color – Fifth Avenue}

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More V-day looks coming your way!