This week’s trend is perfect for the ease of summer. It’s Birkenstocks. Not familiar? The German-based shoe company known for their flat, slip-on sandals usually with one or two buckled straps and a cork bottom that slightly conforms to your foot, was big in the late 60’s and then came back into popularity in the 90’s. Now celebs are kicking it in Birkenstock sandals, making them look too cool and chic to ignore.
Skip the basecoat and try polish that actually gets stronger as time goes on. Ever since CND sent me six of their fabulous shades of CND VINYLUX Weekly Polish it’s been the only nail polish I’ve been opting for, saving me on time and trips to the salon, though I’m more of DIYer when it comes to my nails.
What a busy month it’s been! June was jam packed. My month consisted of lots of days at QVC, teaching a fashion biz class at a camp, planning a couple events, blog posts, outfit pics, styling personal shopping clients, and more. Phew, it was busy, fun, and went by fast. Now here we are, at end of the month at it’s time to round up the outfit posts, all of which feature the same stellar shoes.
Like my kimono? It’s from one of my favorite people. My dear friend Kristen sent it to me all the way from Hawaii. Though she and I don’t like close to each other anymore (she’s based in LA but lived a few months in Hawaii earlier this year), but we still manage to swap clothes when we do get together, though this one was meant for me to keep. It came in the mail along with a cool coral necklace she made me, a bottle of black sand, a hair product made by a friend she met while living there, and of course a thoughtful note — she’s the cutest + I absolutely LOVED the care package she sent me!! So when I wear this kimono I think of my boho babe, Kristen.
Happy summer! It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for sunshine. I love everything about summer — the fresh seasonal fruits, laid-back fashions, and the warm weather of course. Now that bikini season is in full swing, I’ve been trying to eat healthier and even kicked my workouts up a notch. I know, I know. Sounds like such a bore, right?!
Well, being healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Balance is key – you can still live healthy while enjoying all the amazing things in life.
One-piece bathing suits are back, not that they ever really left. Kylie Jenner matched her sister Kendall and a friend poolside, all rocking the same white-and-pink swimsuit that apparently their friend Lauren had first. Turns out it’s from the Beverly Hills Hotel and of course there’s only a two-piece style available for purchase right now, and it’s close to $300.
One of my dear friends wrote a fabulous fashion book and we celebrating in style this Wednesday in Old City, Philadelphia. In the area? Come hang + dress to impress! Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is the name of my super-cool gal pal that wrote “The SPF LookBook: FROM ATELIER TO RUNWAY” and this book is chalked full of gorgeous looks and fashion insight.
It’s now officially summer and with the new season comes a new designer diffusion line to Target. This time it’s all accessories. The Eddie Borgo for Target look book for the “out of this world” collection recently landed in my inbox and I gotta say that I’m loving what I’m seeing.
Working on blog posts sure does help me in the outfit department. This Dare To Wear blog series challenges me to remix my style pairings and create more looks. The result, more outfit ideas at my fingertips for those busy days that leave little time for picking the perfect ensemble.
You may notice that this jumpsuit is Lilly Pulitzer for Target. I stumbled upon it a few weeks after the collection old out when I was visiting Target for organic chips and salsa (the pineapple salsa is SO good!). The jumpsuit fit and came home with me. Since then I’ve worn it to a luncheon, TV segment, and hanging around. I think with the vest is how I like it best.