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White Hot Shopping List

This summer is white hot, which means you can look hot while staying cool!  It is that time of year when you go outside and it is so hot that it feels like your skin might actually melt off and the only thing you can talk to anyone about is how hot it is outside.  Hence a post dedicated to the heat and a summer trend that might just help keep you cool.  White is in for summer and I am trying a new thing on Garden of Glam today and featuring a shopping section of some fabulous lust worthy pieces! So scroll and enjoy and shop your heart out!

white lace

Found here

cover up

Found here

jumpsuit

Found here

white blazer

Found here

fit & flare

Found here

white dress

Found here

white tee

Found here

clutch

Found here

white pump

Found here

converse

Found here

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How to Rock a Head Scarf

Wondering how to spice up your summer wardrobe?  I have the easiest solution for you….the head scarf!  Accessories are not only an essential finishing touch, they are also the easiest way to transform any look.  Head scarves are wonderful because they can help tame any hair do while adding boldness to the ensemble.  I have very thick unruly hair so anything to help me control it in the humid summer heat is my friend.  When picking a head scarf go for bold colors and prints and allow it to be the statement piece of your outfit. Embrace, experiment and tell me how you are going to rock a head scarf this summer!

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Let a vibrant head scarf liven up any look

Photo courtesy of Miss Zeit

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Embrace the inner hippie

Photo courtesy of Elfsacks

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The formal head scarf

Photo courtesy of Luxury Shoppers

head scarf

Perfect poolside accessory!

Photo courtesy of We Heart It

Picnic Perfect

Picnic Perfect

Photo courtesy of Lovethispic

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne flawless & effortless in a head scarf

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Wedding Guest Fashion: The Day Wedding

Welcome to the final collaborative day of the Spring/Summer Wedding Guest Dress for Success Guide.  Today is dedicated to the day wedding, which tends to be less common but cannot be ignored.  Dressing for a day wedding can be tricky, because a lot of dresses that we purchase with the hopes of wearing to an evening event do not translate to day time.  Shorter hemlines, uber figure hugging silhouettes, sequins and boobilicious dresses don’t always lend themselves to blaring spotlight of the sun.  Because of this people tend to turn to business wear or more casual options both of which lack the necessary flare for a celebratory event.  As always play with proportions, colors (embrace color, patterns, and subtle shimmer), fabrics (make sure it is light and airy so you are comfortable), silhouettes and hemlines.  Finding the balance for a day wedding can be tricky, but when executed correctly it is absolute perfection.

I would like to thank all of the fabulous collaborators that made this post possible!  Thank you Carine’s Bridal Atelier for the gorgeous gowns, Charm & Fornash for the brilliant baubles, and Drybar for the beautiful blow out.

Dress: Kay Unger (c/o Carine's Bridal), Jewels & Bag: Charm Georgetown, Hair: Dry Bar, Shoes: DVF

Dress: Kay Unger (c/o Carine’s Bridal), Jewels & Bag: Charm Georgetown, Hair: Drybar, Shoes: DVF

Day wedding

Day weddings tend to be more conservative, but make sure your ensemble has some spice to it! I love this dress because of the fabulous metallic detailing.

Wedding Fashion

Always make sure your accessories complement the clothes and enhance the look.

I am very into full skirts this spring/summer! The volume is dramatic & classic at the same time.

I am very into full skirts this spring/summer! The volume is dramatic & classic at the same time.

Wedding wear

A relaxed blow out was the perfect finishing touch for the ensemble

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The Printed Pant

The printed pant is back in a big way, bringing lightness, depth, and excitement to spring wear.  I love the printed pant because it allows you to experiment with texture, color, and of course pattern.  I am obsessed with bold prints and really can’t get enough (peruse these old posts to see the full extent of my love).  The printed pant is so special, because it is unexpected, making the piece even more eye catching.  You can also take the look in so many directions: you can pair your bold print with a more subtle counterpart or mix and match prints for a truly dazzling ensemble.  Printed pants can seem intimidating, but don’t be scared, instead play with proportion, tightness, lengths, and size of patterns.  Find what fits you and your style best and embrace this bold trend.

Top: Mason (found here), Pants: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Thrifted (similar here)

Top: Mason (found here, similar here), Pants: H&M (similar-ish here & here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Thrifted (similar here & here)

Loud pants don't mean that you can ignore the accessories, which always complete a look.  Right Side: Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Ring: Custom (similar here), Left Side: Watch: Michael Kors (found here), Bracelet: _____ (found here), Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

Bold prints do not mean you can ignore the accessories, which always complete a look. Right Side: Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Ring: Custom (similar here), Left Side: Watch: Michael Kors (found here), Ring: Margaret Elizabeth (found here)

I love me some skinny pants and these are the perfect length for heels.  I also cuff them when wearing the pants with flats or booties.

I love me some skinny pants and these are the perfect length for heels. I also cuff them when wearing the pants with flats or booties.

I chose to pair a semi subdued top with these bold pants, to ensure that the pants were the main focus.  I do LOVE the leather detailing of the peplum top though.

I chose to pair a semi subdued top with these bold pants to ensure that the pants were the main focus. However, I do LOVE the subtle leather detailing of the peplum top!

These pics were taken in the picturesque Charlottesville, VA at my sister’s house.  I’m sure there will be more pictures taken in cville on a much sunnier and less dreary day.

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Back in Black (and White)

I know I have already featured black and white for spring, but I seriously can’t get enough!  Black and white is classic while also being fashion forward, making it timeless.  I also love this trend, because anyone can rock it and the components are already in your closet.  I love me some color, but black and white is currently my uniform (this also might have something to do with the painfully frigid weather). Black and white is so fabulous because you can take it in many different directions, it can be graphic, you can mix prints, you can color block, go fancy or casual, which is exactly what I am doing in today’s post.  So embrace my uniform and get ready for spring.

Pants: J Brand (found here), T-shirt: Silence & Noise (old, similar found here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Shoes: Zara (found here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here), Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Necklaces: Gorjana (found here) and thirfted (similar found here)

Pants: J Brand (found here), T-shirt: Silence & Noise (old, similar found here), Jacket: Georgie (found here), Shoes: Zara (found here, similar here), Bag: Alexander Wang (found here), Sunglasses: RayBan (found here), Bracelets: Fornash (found here), Necklaces: Gorjana (similar found here) and thirfted (similar found here)

This perforated leather jacket is my latest obsession for spring!

This perforated leather jacket is my latest obsession for spring!

Just lounging

Just lounging

No wind machine necessary

The trick to pulling off a white tee is that it has to be the perfect amount of oversized and just the right amount of sheer

It's in the details.  When going with a casual look dress it up with accessories.

It’s in the details. When going with a casual look dress it up with accessories

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Photo credits to Dzifa from Mr. Dzifs

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Giveaway

I am so excited to announce my very first giveaway courtesy of the fabulous Fornash!  When it comes to accessories I have never been able to take Coco Chanel’s advice, instead I always add one more thing before leaving my apartment and right now I am all about layering bracelets. Fornash has such incredible bracelets for stacking and I just can’t get enough of them.  This giveaway features the Melisa bracelet, which is perfect for layering or bold enough to be worn on its own.  At the risk of sounding so 2012, let’s get this arm party started!

The rules of entry are as follows (and SUPER simple):

1. Comment on this post & pick your fav color of the Melisa bracelet (make sure to leave your twitter handle & email)

2. Follow Garden of Glam on twitter by clicking here 

3.  Follow Fornash on twitter by clicking here

4. (optional) For extra entries tweet at Garden of Glam & Fornash about how excited you are for this giveaway!!

The winner will be announced in one week on 2/20!  This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

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