Summer Staple: Shorts & Shirt Combos

Ladies, shorts season is upon us and, I got to say, I am loving how effortless and cute they are. Each season I always have a favorite look that I recycle over and over again. Usually it’s skirts or dresses but chasing a toddler around, I need something that I can get up and down while staying appropriate. That is why, this summer, I’m all about comfort and simplicity. Pairing shorts with a cute top sounds really easy, and perhaps boring, but there are a lot of fun ways to do it.   You can go with a printed or colorful short, or be on trend with a off the shoulder shirt. If you have trouble finding the perfect pair for you, don’t be discouraged. There are no longer only short shorts. Now they come in all kinds of styles, from high waist to boyfriend shorts. When shopping, remember that it’s all about the shape and fabric. I have a pear shaped body so a high waist soft fabric short gives the allusion of a midi skirt without wearing one. I love the look; in fact, I am lusting after all of these combos I have thrown together. If you’re still searching for summer styles, look no further because time is running out!

 

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IN THIS POST

1. Mango – Openwork Top | 2. Madewell – Embroidered Shorts | 3. J.Crew – Wild Print Ruffle Top | 4. Dorothy Perkins – White Chino Shorts | 5. Madewell – Eyelet Off Shoulder Top | 6. H&M – Shorts | 7. Dorothy Perkins – Sleeveless Shirt | 8. J.Crew – Retro Floral Shorts | 9. Madewell – Embroidered Tank | 10. Mango – Checkered Shorts | 11. J.Crew – Metallic Banana Top | 12. H&M – Shorts

Memorial Day Weekend Style

You guys, Memorial Day weekend is here!   This weekend kicks off summer and it is the prefect time to break in your warm-weather wardrobe.  There are so many fabulous styles to wear this summer.  From rompers, to cropped tops, to maxi dresses, to swimwear, I am so excited to start debuting my new finds.  Whether you are going out of town or staying in the city, have fun with your style by trying something new.  I, for one, am going to give culottes a try.  I was against them last year, but trends should be revisited.  If you’re going to the beach, I suggest you break out a new swimsuit and sunnies.  Don’t break the bank, but it’s fun to update summer must-haves at the beginning of the season.  Memorial Day weekend, for many, means traveling to some fabulous beach destination.  For me, it entails chilling in the city after everyone has flown the coop.  No matter your plans, I have put together my annual MDW post so that you have all of your outfit options covered.  Here are two outfits that I think are perfect for this weekend.  Whether you are playing on the beach, lounging by the pool, or on the rooftop for cocktails.  Of course, I had to feature a white dress.  This is the color for summer and what better time to wear it?

 

Memorial Day Weekend Style

 

1. Zara – Peplum Top | 2. J.Crew – Rattan Clutch | 3. Warby Parker – Topper Sunglasses | 4. Mango – Model Trousers | 5. Eric Javits – Tiki Bucket Hat | 6. Julie Vos – Beekman Bracelet | 7. Sole Society – Gladiator Heel

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Style

 

1. Warby Parker – Roland Sunglasses | 2. Julie Vos – Chloe Ring | 3. San Diego Hat – Straw Beach Bag | 4. H&M – Sun Dress | 5. Anthropologie – Huit Suit (Top/Bottom) | 6. Dolce Vita – Wedge Sandal

Weekend Style Guide

Just for kicks and giggles I decided to bring back a favorite of mine, my weekend style guides. I have always struggled with achieving the perfect casual outfit for my down time. I always feel more comfortable when dressed up and when the weekend rolls around I feel so sloppy. I love the idea of a basic white tee and jeans but I just don’t feel like myself in them. I am in desperate need of some inspiration. Usually, putting these mood boards together does the trick and jumpstarts my creativity. There is one store in particular that I am really drawn to at the moment. That store is Madewell. Have you been in lately? When putting together my research for this post, I gravitated to their casual designs. I feel that Madewell is the exact store I need to get me out of my weekend style rut. I mixed other brands in there as well and I am really excited about what I have found so far. If you too are seeking guidance, I hope this post gives you the ideas you’ve been looking for. So today, in lieu of my Weekly Finds, I have three fabulous outfits that will raise your weekend style game.

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Madewell – Lisbon Top | 2. Hat Attack – Clutch | 3. Madewell – Denim Overalls | 4. Juliet & Company – Forget Me Knot Earrings | 5. Daniel Wellington – Watch | 6. Asos – Sandals

 

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. KT Collection – Hoop Earrings | 2. Clare V – Oui Clutch | 3. Madewell – Embroidered Dress | 4. Zara – Leaf Print Headband | 5. Sole Society – Sabina Sandal

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Madewell – Printed Blouse | 2. Kate Spade – Cedar Street Cami Crossbody | 3. Madewell – Chambray Shorts | 4. BaubleBar – Bone Links | 5. Vince Camuto – Tarita Sandal

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

Weekly Finds

Weekly Finds | www.eatshoplivenyc.com

 

The weather may be gloomy this weekend, but nothing can ruin my first Mother’s Day! I am so excited to spend the day with my family. The cool thing is that I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday so it’s been a fun filled week. Spending Sunday with my boys will just be icing on the cake. Let’s hope that warm days will be here again because I can’t wait to start wearing my new spring clothes. I have been posting a lot of stories about my favorite trends this season, so check them out. In the meantime, here are my Weekly Finds where I share what links I discovered this week. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to wish your mom, grandma, or an important woman in your life a happy Mother’s Day!

 

DRESSING UP:  It’s wedding season! You are going to want to make sure you are ready by choosing the most stylish ensembles. To get inspired, this Vogue article has several different outfits for any type of wedding. Remember, you don’t want to take the focus away from the bride, but you always want to leave an impression.

 

MOTHER’S DAY:  You want to make sure you get something that your mom actually wants, right?  Then listen to what these moms have to say about what they do and don’t want.  Also, check out my gift guide from this week. Your mom will definitely be happy with what’s on this list.

 

ENTERTAIN HER: Speaking of Mother’s Day, revisit some stories of mine from the past to see the best brunch spots and fun activities to do with mom.

 

NEW NORMAL:  Having kids changes everything, and I mean everything!  Hear from this woman about what it’s like to live with children and how she’s dealt with the good, bad, and in between days.

 

BOOK CLUB: This is a fun website that I stumbled upon. The Book Seer takes the last book you’ve read and tells you what you should read next.

 

SHOP LIKE AN EXPERT: Do you ever get overwhelmed while shopping at flea markets? I sure do! There are always so many options and it can be hard to see it all. This article gives you tips on tackling flea markets like a pro.

 

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

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This Sunday is a really special day for me. As a new mom, it is my very first Mother’s Day. Now that I have joined this elite club, I can give even better insight on what gift to give your mom. If your mom is like mine, then she doesn’t really need anything from me, but it is always nice to give her a gift to remind her how much you care about her. If you’re buying for a new mom, anything that ties her to her baby is a great gift. A picture frame with a special captured moment would put a smile on her face. For any mom, monogramming is a great way to go. It’s personalized and shows you care. Other fun ideas that I have featured on this gift guide are gardening gloves, a fit-bit bracelet, and of course, a Diptyque candle. I feel that it’s wrong to have a gift guide without a Diptyque candle, and as always, fresh flowers and her favorite bottle of champagne are perfect. Anything that can be shared between the two of you is a good choice as well. Whatever you choose for your mom, as long as it comes from the heart, she’ll be sure to love it!

 

Also, if you need some ideas for activities or places to take her to brunch, check out these past posts: 10 Mother’s Day Activities in NYC & Best Brunch Spots For Mother’s Day.

 

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Anthropologie – Celestial Coaster Set | 2. J.Crew – Beaded Tassel Earrings | 3.  J.Crew – PJ Set | 4. La Mer – Starter Kit | 5. Anthropologie – Homegrown Monogram Mug | 6. Fitbit – Alta Tracker | 7. Kate Spade New York – Wristlet | 8. Diptyque Candle | 9. Terrain – Gardening Gloves | 10. Kate Spade New York – Infinity & Beyond Pendant | 11. West Elm – Picture Frame

 

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