Tag Archives: summer 2013

White Hot

This summer is white hot!  White is everywhere and is the perfect (non) color to combat the intense summer sun!  I am a firm disbeliever in the no white before Memorial Day “rule” and encourage everyone to rock white all year round, especially in this intense heat!  An all white ensemble is bold, sophisticated and perfect!  White on white is crisp, clean and instantly makes you look more tan (something I always need help with).  I encourage everyone to embrace this summer trend and make it your own, the possibilities are endless!

white suit

This suit means business!

Photo courtesy of Miss Zeit

white blazer

I could not be more obsessed with this blazer dress! It is absolutely flawless and fashion forward.

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Pacific

white on white

Playing with shades of white

Photo courtesy of Bergdorf Princess

This white maxi is perfect for summer and I love the light dress with chunky boots.

This white maxi is perfect for summer and I love the light dress with chunky boots.

Photo courtesy of Cami Carp

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rosie Huntington Whiteley looking fabulous in this white hot asymmetrical hemline dress

Photo courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue

romper

I love a fabulous romper and this is no exception!

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Summer Head Scarf

I am slightly obsessed with scarves!  It is actually kind of shocking that this is my first post dedicated to them.  I live in scarves in the Fall, Winter and Spring but have had a hard time incorporating them into my ensembles in the stifling summer heat until now.  The easy and perfect for summer solution: the head scarf!  Why I have not embraced the head scarf sooner I do not know.  There are so many ways to rock a head scarf allowing you to elevate your look to a whole new level.  The gorgeous scarf featured in today’s post that inspired me to experiment and ultimately embrace the head scarf was a gift from none other than Tadashi Shoji.  Not only was my interview with him life changing, this gift was as well.  The head scarf adds vibrance to any outfit making it the perfect finishing touch!  As I plan to incorporate this into as many looks as possible, I highly recommend you experiment and find the wrap that suits you best!

Head Scarf

Scarf: c/o Tadashi Shoji (found here), Sunglasses: Ray Ban (found here)

Overalls

Romper: Hive & Honey (found here), Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita (found here)

Summer Scarf

There are so many interesting ways to tie a head scarf! The possibilities are endless!

Head Scarf

When picking a scarf go with a vibrant color or pattern!

Jumper

It’s no secret that I love a good romper! I have been living in this one all summer!

Denim Jumper

Details

Tadashi Shoji

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Fit & Flare

Fit and flare dresses are everywhere and everything this summer.  There are many reasons that this silhouette is so popular and has made its way into everyone’s closets.  The first being that it is flattering for all body types.  The tight to exaggerated lines of the dress give the illusion of a pin up figure.  The silhouette is also fun and flirty, and because of the fullness of the skirt the hemlines tend to be longer making it appropriate for all occasions.  I wore the dress featured in this post to a bridal shower (these pics were taken after the bridal shower) and also wear it work all the time.  I hesitate to call this flattering and retro shape a trend, because in reality it is more of a wardrobe staple that should be in everyones closets.

fit & flare

Dress: H&M (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (similar-ish here)

The key to a successful fit & flare dress is in the name, fit!  Make sure it is tight enough on top so the flare is more drastic.

The key to a successful fit & flare dress is in the name, fit! Make sure it is tight enough on top so the flare is more drastic.

fit & flare

Try bold colors and prints for the summer.

fit & flare

The flare is perfect for hot summer days!

fit & flare

Smiling through the heat.

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Menswear Spring Preview

Welcome to the second day of the menswear spring preview featuring Kirven and Antonio, two incredible dancers with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.   I have always appreciated menswear, I flip through GQ monthly, often find myself perusing their website, and hey I even have a pinterest board dedicated to menswear.  So I was obviously excited going into this photo shoot, not just because I would be working with two unbelievably talented dancers from one of my favorite dance companies, not to mention a fabulous photographer whose work I admire, but also because I love menswear.  I enjoy the subtle nuances of menswear and its simplistic nature that is accented by boldness.  Through putting this post together, I learned that the absolute most important component when it comes to menswear is fit, obviously this is important for women as well, but it is EVERYTHING in menswear.  If a jacket is too loose it automatically looks sloppy and if a pant is too tight it is just offensive.  There is however a fine line when it comes to tightness because tight is in (you have the hipster revolution to thank for this one), so it is important to stay true to yourself and your comfort levels when embracing the slim cut.  Other quick tips for spring when rocking a slim cut pant, cuff your jeans and expose your bare ankle for the world to see!  Also, try embracing an old man loafer, this is the perfect way to polish off an outfit.  I love color so I styled Kirven and Antonio in a full spectrum, when mixing and matching colors trust your gut and don’t over think it! Chalks, which are the male equivalent of pastels are also huge this spring/summer season and are generally easier to play around with.  Bottom line, have fun with your look! Embrace change and whatever you do make sure the fit is perfect!

Again, special thank you to Kirven Boyd, Antonio Douthit, Abby Jiu, Buffalo Exchange, Rise Events and Durkl!

On Antonio: Pants: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Sweater: Barneys Coop (similar found here), Shoes: Sperry Topsider. On Kirven: Pants: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shirt: Gant (similar found here), Sweater: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Tie: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shoes: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here)

On Antonio: Pants: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Sweater: Barneys Coop (similar found here), Shoes: Sperry Top-sider (similar found here). On Kirven: Pants: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shirt: Gant (similar found here), Sweater: Shipley & Halmos (similar found here), Tie: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here), Shoes: c/o Buffalo Exchange (similar found here)

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