Whether you’re going out or staying in this July 4th, why not celebrate with one (…or two) equally patriotic outfits?
Don’t you love a great dress that you can put on and have it be the mainstay of your outfit? I know I do! This navy dress with its white stripe accents on the sleeves requires no effort. Upon first glance, I thought it was a jersey material but turns out it’s silk – makes it light and perfect for the warm weather! You could dress up or dress down this great one-piece. I think it has a great sporty feel, so I opted to pair it with a baseball cap and some classic canvas shoes. Adding a minimal bracelet with some bling couldn’t hurt either!
I see seersucker and immediately, I think nautical. Try pairing these great pleated shorts with a bright red hooded top. Add a blue necklace to complete the Americana color palette. Slip into these golden sandals and you’re all set for that trip to the lake. With some cold cocktails and fireworks you’re all set for fun!
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May 1, 2014
April showers bring May flowers – that’s how the saying goes, right? The floral print trend is definitely in full effect. This is evident with its prominence in everything from blazers to pants to skirts. Some of the floral patterns out there are bolder than others and I’ve found myself challenged with how to best style it without looking like a crazy person. If you’re new to this trend, perhaps you’d like to start with a smaller print and work it into your outfit.
I think these ankle wrap sandal heels are good solution for that. The print is colorful and girly and has multiple colors so you can match it to other color palettes to style a very vibrant and chic outfit. I’ve found two different styles from Givenchy and Steve Madden that can be mixed and matched with your wardrobe this season.
The classic rose design from Givenchy would work perfectly paired with a little black dress that you could wear to a shower. Consider pulling in the pink rose detailing by pairing the dress with a matching belt. To balance the outfit, I would recommend a neutral accessory palette for the earrings, bracelet, and clutch.
These pretty and bright floral heels from Steve Madden are also another option if you’re not fully committed to the trend and are unsure if it’s for you. This pattern is very feminine, especially with the thin straps and stiletto heel. To play up the girly vibe, I would pair it with this season’s other “it” trend: the midi skirt. This white midi skirt is a great contrast to the vibrant colors of the heel and is complimented by a blush pink top. Again, I kept the earrings and cuff bracelet color-neutral, and offset the entire look with a mint quilted purse that has a gold chain to tie in the two color schemes.
Are you trying the floral trend this Spring? I’d love to hear what you’ve styled!
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March 28, 2014
Happy Friday, everyone! Ready for a weekend getaway? Consider coming to the Napa Valley! The Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful regions in California and is the home of almost 400 wineries. A stone’s throw north of San Francisco, the Napa region is estimated to be the second most visited attraction in California (after Disneyland).
Napa known not only for its wineries but also its vast number of spas, shopping, and dining. It’s a perfect destination for a getaway to catch some sun, drink fabulous wine, enjoy some culinary greatness and take in some R&R.
A weekend getaway in Napa’s wine country means you’ll need some fabulous outfits!
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Start off going to brunch in a cute outfit. This bright yellow lace skirt is perfect for the sunny spring weather! Contrast it with a striped tank and bring along a lightweight cardigan in case the clouds make an appearance for a little while. A open-toed nude pump will elongate your figure and give you legs for days! Of course, you can’t forget the clutch – a necessity to hold all your essentials as you embark on your day.
After brunch, take a walk around and enjoy shopping at the boutiques and indulge yourself in a spa treatment! Worked up an appetite? Try some fine dining at mouthwatering establishments such as Ad Hoc, Bottega, The French Laundry, Morimoto, or Redd. Try a little black dress for the occasion. Add some sparkling earrings, a pop of red with a clutch, and some fun pumps and you’re already for some great eats!
On day 2, it’s time for some wine tasting. Whether your preference is cabernet, pinot, chardonnay, or zinfandel, you’ve come to the right spot. This internationally renowned region has a diverse showing of winemakers and they’d love for you to come and taste their creations. Consider taking a limo wine tour so you can sample all the wonderful flavors. Of course, that means you’ll need something comfortable to wear! Denim jeans are perfect for getting in and out of the stretch limo and navigating through all the castles and rooms of the various wineries. Try a blush-colored silk blouse and a matching blazer for a more casual but still sophisticated look. Complete the look with some cute earrings, a stylish quilted clutch, and bow-detailed pumps.
Hope you enjoy your stay and consider coming back again!
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