Spring/Summer Essentials: Rompers & Jumpsuits

Being comfortable while looking chic is easy to do when wearing a romper or jumpsuit.  This one piece is a favorite of mine because of its effortless style and comfort.  As New York women, we know the trials of being overheated while waiting for the train or walking through the crowded streets.  Dealing with humidity, running mascara, and swollen feet can be a pain.  That’s when the romper comes in handy.  You feel like you’re wearing nothing but in reality, you’re dressed appropriately.  Another reason to love this style is that it is a real time saver.  Just wake up and throw one on and run out the door.  You will look polished and put together without even trying.  This look is very versatile.  It is the perfect not-too dressy go-to piece for transitioning easily from poolside fun to cocktail hour.   The best way to keep this look casual is with a pair of gladiator sandals.  But when making it nighttime appropriate, add statement jewelry and heels.  Oh, and let’s not forget that it’s super easy to pack for those weekend getaways to escape the hot city.  A romper or jumpsuit was made for summer and I highly recommend you give them a try.   Get started by checking out my one-piece finds below.

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1. Zara – Short Jumpsuit | 2. H&M – Patterned Jumpsuit | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Double Layer Playsuit | 4. Mango – Crisscross Strap Jumpsuit | 5. Madewell – Tie Front Jumpsuit | 6. J.Crew – Jumpsuit | 7. Zara – Jumpsuit | 8. Mango – Printed Jumpsuit | 9. H&M – Dressy Jumpsuit

Sandals for Spring and Summer

 

Sandals for Spring and Summer

 

Every time spring rolls around I make the same proclamation, “I don’t own any sandals!”   I love shoes, but when it comes to sandals, I just don’t wear them all year round, thus they are near the bottom on my shopping list.   When the weather warms up, as it always does, I break out a summery dress, and then I get upset when I don’t have a casual flat to wear with it.  In the past, I put off purchasing sandals because living in the city they get destroyed easily.  Replacing my broken and worn out sandals every year has gotten exhausting.   They are essential for your spring/summer wardrobe.  That is why I have decided to start my sandal shopping now before the warm weather arrives.  This way I won’t put it off and forget about them until Labor Day. Sandals are only worn for such a short time, not to mention that they don’t last as long as other styles, so I don’t want to spend a lot of money.  Today, I have rounded up my favorites and I have got to say I am really inspired by what I’ve seen so far!   I am often drawn to cognac, tan, and nude because it goes with so much of my wardrobe.  However, I found a few in bold colors because I think it looks great with white jeans or a summery LWD.  If you want to jazz up your outfit, but still want to wear sandals, go for metallic.  It will make your look dressed up and chic.  I focused my search on flat sandals.  I do love a heel, but for this post, I wanted to focus on the everyday casual footwear.  So, if you’re looking for new sandals, or you can’t stop buying them, then there is a shoe here for you!

 

 

Sandals for Spring and Summer

 

Sandals for Spring and Summer

 

Sandals for Spring and Summer

In this post:

ANTHROPOLOGIE | DOLCE VITA 

FRANCO SARTO | J.CREW 

SOLE SOCIETY | SOLUDOS

ANTHROPOLOGIE | DOLCE VITA 

ASOS | J.CREW

SOLE SOCIETY | TOPSHOP

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Detail

There is something about the warmer weather that makes me gravitate towards festive patterns and fabrics.  I have always had a soft spot for embroidered garments, and there is no better time to wear them during the spring/summer season.  Blouses, skirts, and dresses all etched with detailed designs make me smile.  Often times when you think of embroidery, it conjures up visions of your grandmother’s furniture.  However, recently designers have taken a more modern approach and incorporated this art form into their collections in a youthful way.  A lot of times the embroidery is created on loose fitting garments.  While I rarely wear boho inspired clothing, there is something about these flowy decorated styles that look lovely.  Most of the pieces that I found had floral designs. I also loved the flamingo shoes below.  There are a lot of fun ways to wear this trend.  For one, embroidery on a white shirt or blouse really elevates the look.  Secondly, I love to carry embroidered bags.  It’s a fun way to bring color and texture to your outfit.  I will definitely be giving this trend a try this season, but first I needed to round up my favorites to decide how I’ll be wearing it.  Which one of these do you want to add to your spring/summer wardrobe?

 

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details
 
Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details
 
Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details

 

Currently Coveting: Embroidered Details

 

IN THIS POST:

1. H&M – Embroidered Blouse | 2. Glamorous – Cold Shoulder Dress | 3. H&M – Embroidered Skirt | 4. Mango – Embroidered Panel Dress | 5. Soludos – Smoking Slippers | 6. J.Crew – Embroidered Top | 7. Madewell – Embroidered Mini Dress | 8. Asos – Palm Tree Clutch | 9. Madewell – Embroidered Blouse | 10. Club Monaco – Elasaid Denim Skirt | 11. Mango – Embroidered Envelope Bag

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

Celebrate the warm season by baring a bit of skin.  What better way to do that than to embrace the latest spring trend: off the shoulder?  This style first made its appearance last year, and now a year later, the look has exploded and it’s everywhere.  I am not sure that the off the shoulder look is for me, but that doesn’t mean I’m not curious.  I have decided to dedicate today’s style guide to the latest craze to see what all of the fuss is about.  One of the things about an off the shoulder outfit is that it’s a bit sexy, but if done right, it can be easy going.  You can wear one anywhere, including the work place.  I know what you’re thinking.  Isn’t this top too suggestive for work?  As long as you cover up your bare shoulders with a blazer, it’ll be appropriate for any occasion.  Personally, I am loving an off the shoulder dress for the weekend.  It has a very bohemian look that I can get behind.  This leads me to a very helpful tip for you.  To me, this trend looks best in a looser silhouette. If you want to a different vibe, make sure you stick to form fitting options for evenings out.  The more I researched this style, the more I loved it.  I highly suggest you check it out.  If you need more inspiration, these three outfits should point you in the right direction.  What do you think?  Will you be trying out this trend for spring?

 

 

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

1. Mango – Off Shoulder Top | 2. Kate Spade New York – Crossbody | 3. Banana Republic – Paper Bag Cropped Pants | 4. H&M – Texured Jacket | 5. Nine West – Rollover Heels

 

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

1. Loren Hope – Alex Petite Necklace | 2. J.Crew – Glitter Envelope Clutch | 3. Mango – Off the Shoulder Dress | 4. Loren Hope – Sarra Cuff | 5. Asos – Ruffle Heels

 

Trend Alert: Off the Shoulder

1. House of Harlow – Maricopa Coin Studs | 2. Zara – City Bag | 3. Zara – Off the Shoulder Dress | 4. Jules Smith – Cuff | 5. Louise et Cie – Genna Sandal

 

12 Dresses for Spring

After a long winter of covering up, it’s that glorious time of year when we can wear dresses with bare legs!  It’s a liberating feeling that I cannot wait to experience.  Every girl needs that secret style weapon she can use when she needs to look her best.  For me that is a dress!  There is nothing out there that makes me feel as good as I do when I have a dress on.  I wear them year round, even when it’s below zero outside.  Of course I get the most enjoyment out of the style when it’s warmer.  To me, there is nothing more freeing then wearing a dress.  It definitely puts an extra pep in my step and my confidence soars.  Not only is it comfortable, when it is accessorized properly, it is appropriate for work, nightlife, and chic events.  Basically, it is the most versatile piece that I have in my closet, and it’s a rare day when I’m not wearing one.  In my opinion, everyone needs a throw-on-and-go dress.  It’s an easy, one-piece outfit that you can just throw on when you need to leave the house in a pinch.  Not only are dresses easy to wear, but also the style options are endless due to the variety of silhouettes, patterns, and colors.  You can find a dress that is sexy, edgy, feminine, sophisticated, or casual.  There is a style for anyone to embrace, rock, and love.  You just need to discover the dress of your dreams, and I suggest that you start with these fabulous finds.  I am always on the lookout for new dresses, so it wasn’t hard for me to do the research for this post.  Now that it is spring, there are so many choices out there for any and all occasions.  As for me, I am looking for a great weekend worthy shift dress that is casual but not frumpy.  Happy shopping and I can’t wait to hear from you which of these is your favorite!

 

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IN THIS POST:

JOIE | ANN TAYLOR | ASOS

MADEWELL | ZARA | J.CREW

JIGSAW | COS | DOROTHY PERKINS

CLUB MONACO | MADEWELL | CECE BY CYNTHIA STEFFE

Florals for Spring

I know, I know, a story about floral prints for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking.  But when it comes to spring, it’s really quite unavoidable.  Most people either love or hate them.  If you are in the latter camp, spring must be a very difficult time for you to shop.  There is a reason why floral prints are everywhere.  Florals are a classic design, and it is in the springtime where they really shine.  It’s not like it’s expected of us to wear them.  However, with beautiful colorful flowers blooming everywhere, it’s hard not to draw inspiration from them.  Now, there are some who deem the print to be boring and unoriginal.  I completely disagree and think, instead, that wearing them really embraces the season.  I love florals because they are feminine, pretty, and sophisticated.  You can go bold with a large abstract style, or soft with a smaller variation.  If you aren’t a fan but want to give them a try, pick a scarf with a floral pattern and ease your way in.  Before you know it, you’ll be wearing a dress covered in floral designs with matching shoes!  So, when you are doing your spring shopping, seriously keep florals in mind.  If you’re looking for some inspiration, hopefully these pieces will make you fall in love with the print all over again.  I made sure there was something here for all of your shopping needs!

 

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1. Anthropologie – Petale Sweater Shift | 2. BaubleBar – Zoe Collar | 3. Joie – Adorlee Top | 4. Zara – Floral Midi Skirt | 5. Kate Spade – Mom Knows Best Bracelet & Earrings | 6. Dorothy Perkins – Floral Snood | 7. Mango – Floral Blouse | 8. Clare V – Clutch | 9. Club Monaco – Klarika Dress | 10. J.Crew – Marigold Shorts | 11.  J.Crew – Roxie Pumps

 

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Currently Coveting: A Trench Coat for Spring

Let’s talk wardrobe essentials.  There are a lot of items that are necessary for every woman’s closet.  If yours doesn’t have a trench coat, that has to change right now!  When I think must-have-for-spring, I immediately think of a trench coat.  That is why it is being featured in today’s Currently Coveting post.  Just because it is spring, doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods when it comes to cold weather.  We still need layers, especially for those April showers, and a trench coat is just what we need.  This coat is classic, chic, and elegant.  It polishes any outfit and outerwear is always the first thing people see.  Most trenches come in classic khaki, and it’s by far my favorite color for this coat.  But while doing my research, I found several different colors like blush, grey, and navy that really spoke to me.  Take a look at my top choices for trenches to add to your closet this spring.  No matter which color you choose the results will always be timeless and chic.

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Currently Coveting: Trench Coat

IN THIS POST:

ASOS

DOROTHY PERKINS | MADEWELL | H&M

H&M | J.CREW | MANGO

 

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