10 Summer Trends I’m Not Ready To Retire Just Yet

As August approaches, I can’t help but to think of going back to school and the upcoming fall months. While spring and fall are my two favorite seasons, it’s usually upsetting to put my summer wardrobe away in exchange for layers and chunky sweaters. This year, I’ve been a huge fan of the major summer trends in magazines, stores and runways. From Birkenstocks to monochromatic outfits and bold lips, here are my favorite trends of the summer that I’m not ready to put in the fashion archive just yet…

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1. Kimonos

After becoming a festival fashion staple, this summer became all about the kimono. It’s a perfect lightweight layer that looks great with high-waisted shorts for a casual day and layers perfectly with a bathing suit on the beach! I also love the variety of color and prints that come with kimonos—they’re the perfect way to add some pop into a summer outfit.

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What To Wear In Europe’s Most Fashionable Cities

There are two cardinal rules when it comes to traveling around Europe. Number one is to have the time of your life! Number two is that you should try your best not to look too much like a tourist! After all, when in Rome do as the Romans do!

Wearing European styles will keep you looking fab and help protect you from pick pocketers or scammers who target tourists. Plus, Europeans are so chic, what better time is there to step up your wardrobe game than when you are vacationing abroad!

P A R I S,  F R A N C E 

Parisians are known for their gorgeous and sophisticated street style. You will probably never see someone walking around in a sweatsuit in France. Get glam but stay comfortable to properly spend your days in Parié sightseeing, luxuriating and shopping.

1. Gingham Shell Top | 2. GOAT Exclusive Redgrave Coat | 3. Kate Spade New York Je Ne Sais Quoi Phone Case | 4. Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Tote Mini | 5. Bobbi Brown Tulip Lip Color | 6. Karen Walker Northern Lights Sunglasses | 7. Tiffany Beads Earrings | 8. Histericks Pointy Toe Flats | 9. Isaac Mizrahi New York Lamis Pump | 10. Minnie Pant

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Get The Look: Bella Thorne’s Summer ‘Seventeen’ Cover

As I picked out a couple of magazines for some casual reading at the beach, I stumbled across this month’s issue of Seventeen. Although I’m older than the intended audience, I love their great taste in cover girls! Bella Thorne’s beach-inspired outfit  really caught my eye, and I immediately wanted to know where I could get her look.


Here’s my recreation of Bella’s cover look for the June/July 2014 issue! I also included my go-to spray tan that will give you a quick, easy and long-lasting glow — just like hers!

1. California Waves Striped Bikini  | 2. Shady’s Closet Palm Trees Sweatshirt  | 3. Kershie, Chunky Neon Necklace| 4. Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan  | 5. Lauren Klein Silver Hamsa Hand Macrame Bracelet in Black  | 6. Forever 21 Faux Stone Bangle Set  | 7.  Sparkling Sage Cabochon Stretch Ring  | 8. Vintage Hollywood Green Red Tassel Chain Bracelet

9 Tips for Styling Patterned Shorts

Everyone knows how to style a good pair of denim or colored shorts. Almost any top matches, throw on any pair of your shoes then you’re out the door. Circa summer 2014 and every store is selling patterned shorts with prints from tribal to flower to tie-dye. They’re cute, but the biggest question is how do you style them? A white shirt is obvious, but what about when you’re ready for a night out and want to wear the cute new pair of shorts you bought, or would love to wear them to work?

Patterned shorts have quickly become a favorite staple in my closet because they are so versatile. They can easily be dressed up or dressed down, making them surprisingly much easier to style than you might think. Not only are they super chic, but they are extremely comfortable. If that won’t get you to try printed shorts, I don’t know what will.

 1. Chelsea Flower Chiffon Top  |  2. Alice+Olivia Oliver Blazer  |  3. Boy by Band of Outsiders Shibori Plaid Shorts   |  4. Rebecca Minkoff ‘MAC’ Clutch Bag  |  5. Stuart Weitzman D’Orsay Pumps | 6. Lucite and Metal Triangle Necklace

Just because you work an office job that doesn’t mean you have to lose any sense of style you have. Making a black and white patterned pair of shorts the focus of your outfit makes your look professional yet chic. By dressing the outfit up with a color blocked open front blazer and black heels the look is complete and much more modest than the typical print shorts.

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What To Buy At Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Right Now

While I normally shop sales for specific items, there are so many great pieces at the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale that I was able to put together a great date night outfit, a happy hour ensemble and even some pieces to throw on before heading out to the gym!

If your office participates in Casual Friday, it’s a great time to put a fun spin on the classic pencil skirt, wear leopard as a neutral and replace that Oxford shirt with a worn-in chambray top.

1. Ted Baker London Crystal Bow Matinee Wallet  |  2. Kate Spade Play Hooky iPhone Case  |  3. Halogen Tencel Denim Shirt  |  4. BaubleBar Rosebud Mixed Stone Necklace  |  5. Halogen Seamed Pencil Skirt  |  6. Kate Spade Live Colorfully Perfume Set  |  7. Halogen Marlie Calf Hair Pointy Toe Pump

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Hey There, Gypsy Warrior!

Calling all gypsies, bohemian princesses, flawless wanderers and hipster gems! You at long last have a place to call your very own. I had no idea the Gypsy Warrior store existed until I was online shopping for affordable, bohemian-chic clothes, and stumbled across their website. I then found myself scrolling (for two hours!) through the countless number of clothes, swimsuits, jewelry, hair accessories — and even home decor items —  that they feature both online and in their store. So naturally, I had to share my amazing findings. Although the two stores they have are located in Northern New Jersey in the upscale and chic towns of Ridgewood and Hoboken, you can easily access their items and purchase anything you’d like online!

I’ve taken my favorite styles from the site’s lookbooks for you to get a taste of just what I’m coveting from Gypsy Warrior this summer!

S H E  L O V E S  A D V E N T U R E

These looks are  meant for the girls who are not afraid to make an edgy statement, from their intricate tattoos to their fiery red lips. Their hair accessories, whether it is a fedora or beanie, pull these outfits together perfectly. Moral of the story: give a girl the right combat boots and she can conquer the world.

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My Favorite Looks From Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, July 2014

This past week, on the days of July 6 to July 11, marks the most recent Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week! The week-long runway event showcased collections for Fall and Winter, and the breathtaking, new styles were most definitely not disappointing! While celebs and socialite posses alike showed up in their most fashionable flawless wear, the designers took the cake with their designs. I’ve chosen one favorite pick for each day of the week (so hard to choose only a few!).  Ils sont belle! 

DAY ONE: Sunday, July 6, 2014

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This dress is a part of the Atelier Versace collection, who closed the first day with his spectacular show. The dresses he debuted were like none that I’ve ever seen before, but I especially loved this one in particular. The shimmering, black unitard matched with the three belt buckle embellishments brings an edgy and hard look to the soft, light mauve skirt. The belts are also seen in the ankle straps of the heels, as well as the black choker necklace.

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