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OOTD // Geometric Maxi Dress

Even with my petite frame, I love maxi dresses. Usually, they are super long on me and I have to wear heels with them (which I would do anyway) but this geometric printed dress fits perfectly. I can wear it with flat metallic sandals or a great pair of lace up heels. Plus, the material feels like a t-shirt so you are super comfy even in this sweltering heat!

Now let’s talk about the print. Again, it’s perfection. The two vertical lines that run down the center of the dress gives the illusion of being long and lean, and the size variation of the lines help camouflage any problem areas. Besides, who doesn’t love a black and white graphic? I know I do!

The pops of pink stand out nicely against the contrasting print (I’m not sure what’s been up with me lately…but I have been wearing a lot of pink!) I like to wear a vest with my maxi dresses because I always like to have an extra layer. Plus the denim vest makes this dress a bit more casual (although you can really dress this maxi up…I wore it to my husband’s high school reunion recently.) Finally, I chose to wear it with my white crossbody saddle bag to add a little edge and ease.

Until next time, xoxo.

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Dress: Target Vest: American Eagle (similar) Shoes: Topshop (similar) Necklace: old Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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OOTD // Cold Shoulder

To say we have been experiencing a heat wave would be an understatement. This past weekend my car’s thermometer read 100 degrees more than once. I guess we truly are in the dog days of summer.

Something that has been so popular the past few summers has been off the shoulder tops and dresses. I truly think they are sexy and sophisticated, however I am always hesitant to wear the style because I have to wear a bra (and I mean like a real bra…not a bralette or strapless.) I feel like most off the shoulder items, if they even have straps are super tiny and would not look good with a normal bra. Luckily, I found this adorable top with shoulder straps that are the perfect thickness. (AND it’s under $20!)

I also don’t typically wear my hair up…at least when I go out in public (if I’m working/chilling at home it’s almost always up) however with the scorching heat, I decided not to fight it. I always find that it’s a great opportunity to show off a great pair of statement earrings. So if my hair is a little messy or out of place, maybe you will be too busy looking at my earrings to notice.

Stay cool everyone, xoxo

P.S. Don’t forget to use coupon code “STYLEB20” to get 20% off your first subscription box from SOL Theory

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Top: Charlotte Russe Shorts: Forever 21 (similar) Shoes: CARLOS by Carlos Santana Sunglasses: SOL Theory Earrings: BaubleBar (old)

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Manicure Monday // Hot Pink

I don’t know about you, but I’m slowly starting to have anxiety about summer coming to an end. I know, it’s still July, but I can’t help but feel like pumpkin flavored everything is right around the corner (and I love that time of year…don’t get me wrong…but I’m just not ready yet…)

So now is my chance to wear the brightest and boldest summer colors on my fingers and this time I went with a neon pink. I know I should probably be tan to wear this color, but I don’t care. In a few months, I will be wearing my dark shades and this bright hue will be a distant memory.

If you want to try a similar shade at home, I suggest Sinful Colors Professional’s “24/7.”

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Stylish Beach Accessories

I’m dreaming of laying on the sands of the beach soaking in the rays. Unfortunately, it will remain just that for me this year…a dream.

The majority of my family is spending the weekend in LBI for their yearly summer reunion, but considering my daughter is only 3 months old I figured this year I would have to skip it. (I personally think she is too little to be in the hot sun and to travel in 4 hour car rides.)

So until she grows a bit, dreaming of the beach is all I can do and I thought it would help by putting together some really chic pieces that can help make any trip to the beach a little more glamorous. For those of you who have the luxury of soaking in the rays, enjoy!

xoxo


Beach shorts
wsdear.com

Jack Rogers flip flops
jildorshoes.com

Kate Spade tote handbag
$200 – shopbop.com

River Island brown purse
riverisland.com

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses
$395 – bloomingdales.com

Le Specs cateye sunglasses
$29 – brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Casetify iphone case
casetify.com

Vera Bradley beach hat
verabradley.com

MACBETH tech accessory
pinkmascara.com

COOLA Suncare bath body product
$29 – cultbeauty.co.uk

Olivine beauty product
$27 – nordstrom.com

Matouk beach towel
bloomingdales.com

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OOTD // Channeling Barbie

It was a milder day yesterday so I felt brave enough to wear jeans without the fear of melting to death. These white skinnies are perfect for me because they are considered ankle length, but on me they are normal! They have a frayed edge which is super popular in the denim world right now, and makes me feel better living in them because if they start to fray more I won’t feel bad. It’s part of the look.

I decided to restyle this adorable t-shirt into this look because I mean, it’s ADORABLE. Sequins and pink lips? Yes please! As usual, I matched my own lip color to the shirt (Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in “Party Pink”) plus some awesome hot pink pumps! That’s why I feel a little bit like Malibu Barbie!

Until next time, xoxo

P.S. Love the sunnies? You can get a new pair every month with a subscription box from SOLtheory! Use the code “STYLEB20” to get 20% off your first box!!

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Top: H&M (sold out) Vest: Charlotte Russe (old) Jeans: Nordstrom Shoes: Kate Spade Sunglasses: SOLTheory

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Summer Trend du Jour // Woven Details


Prada platform sandals
$795 – neimanmarcus.com

Miu Miu sandals
$550 – mytheresa.com

Palomitas by Paloma Barceló platform sandals
$170 – fratellikarida.com

Woven shoes
$5.32 – hm.com

Dolce Gabbana tote handbag
$3,590 – net-a-porter.com

Sensi Studio beach tote
$240 – net-a-porter.com

Skemo straw purse
calypsostbarth.com

Kate Spade hand bag
katespade.com

Hamilton diamond jewelry
therealreal.com

Straw hat
hm.com

Straw hat
$8.46 – yoins.com

Beach hat
evan-evina.com

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My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And no, I’m not talking about Christmas (though some could call this Christmas in July!) I’m talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

This sale is one of a kind because they are never before seen fall merchandise sold in summer for a limited time at sale price and then marked up to full price when the sale is over. So planning ahead of time what you want is key! I went through the catalogue and picked out items that I am DYING to have. Of course I don’t expect to buy them all (otherwise I’d be BROKE) but a girl can dream right?

Early Access for the sale starts on tomorrow! All you need is a Nordstrom card to shop! Otherwise you have to wait until July 22 and prices go up on August 8! Good luck everyone! On your mark, get set, shop!

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