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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

(via The Wichita Eagle)

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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10 Summer Activities To Do With Your BFF

While summer may free up a lot of time for some people, it can also be a very busy season for others. It can be difficult to spend some quality time with the important people in your life so if you’re looking for some new fun ways to spend time with your friends, here are some ideas that are perfect for summer…

via Instagram

1. Try a new restaurant or coffee shop every week.

I’m a creature of habit—if I go to a great restaurant, I’ll continue to go there until I’m a regular. While having a favorite coffee shop or happy hour location is great, I know I’m missing out on a lot of other great places, too! Get with your besties and browse your city’s ‘Best Of’ lists, ask your Facebook friends or just head to a new place you all have been meaning to try for a while. This can be a great way to keep things interesting and discover more about your city!

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16 Summer-Perfect Picks From Etsy

I love finding new Etsy shops—it’s great to support independent artists, and I know that I’m probably not going to see someone else wearing the same piece! I’ve found a ton of great summer buys that I’m adding to my wish list, including bags, jewelry, shoes and some gorgeous pieces.

15 Summer-Perfect Picks From Etsy | Lovelyish

Feather Loose Pant, Thief And Bandit  |  Endless Bummer Tote, FieldGuided  |  Rose Quartz Half-Moon Necklace, Shop Little Gold  |  Galaxy Patterned Hair Ties, Mane Massage  |  Black Pony and Rose Gold Sandals, Love From Cyprus  |  Bed Of Roses Botanical Perfume, Phoenix Botanicals

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10 Floral Dresses Under $75 I Can’t Live Without

One of the best things about summer? You can wear almost any type of dress anytime you please, ranging from high-lows to maxis to jumpers to A-lines! My favorite print for summer has always been floral, with a lot of color and different variations. I’ve chosen ten floral dresses  that I simply cannot live without, and will be sure to rock each and every one of them by the end of the season!

1. Pixie Market Lilies Floral Dress  |  2. TopShop Garden Print Crop Overlay Sundress  |  3. ModCloth Daiquiri Discovery Dress  |  4. Target Xhilaration® Junior’s Printed Challis Jumper  |  5. American Eagle Drop Waist Slip Dress  |  6. Kohl’s HeartSoul Floral Ruffled Hi-Low Dress  |  7. L.L.Bean Summer Knit Dress, Sleeveless Floral  |  8. H & M Jersey Dress  |  9. Delia’s Ruffle High-Low Floral Dress  |  10. Milanoo Backless Floral Elastic Silk Like Satin Womens Maxi Dress

As these hot summer days continue to bring sunshine and fun-filled times into your life, what kind of dresses will you be rocking?!

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