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Summer Essentials

Now that the weather is getting warmer, these are the summer essentials your closet needs to maximize adaptability and minimize perspiration.

One Piece Swim Suits – the first thing you need for a great summer is a great swimsuit.  You can’t go wrong with a chic black one piece suit.  This can also be worn as a body suit by adding denim shorts and a kimono.

Becca One Piece Swimsuit

Nordstrom ($89)

 

Miraclesuit One Piece Swimsuit

Nordstrom ($174)

 

Trina Turk Off Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit

Nordstrom ($96)

 

Cover Up – you want a cover up that is fashionable and covers enough to be worn comfortably out of the pool.

Loft swimsuit cover up

Loft ($80)

 

The Perfect Denim Shorts – these are definitely a summer essential.  They look great with pretty much anything and have a great effortlessly chic vibe.

Loft denim shorts

Loft ($55)

 

Kut from the Kloth denim shorts

Nordstrom ($69)

 

Graphic Tee – great with denim shorts and skirts.  I like to knot them on the side or in the middle.  Wearing a bandana scarf around your neck or on your wrist is a great addition to this look.

Champagne weekend tee shirt

Amazon ($32)

 

Eyelash tee shirt

Amazon ($6)

 

Guns N Rose' tee shirt

Amazon ($20)

 

Casual Summer Dress – essential because when the temps rise this is what you are going to want to grab.  Also, you can wear it anywhere and dress it up or down depending on the occasion.

off the shoulder dress

ASOS ($29)

 

off the shoulder dress

Nordstrom ($56)

 

tassel dress

Gap ($48)

 

Easy Slip-Ons – these go with anything and are so easy to slip on and go to your summer outings.  FYI – these are sold out everywhere except for Zappos.

Vans slip ons

Zappos ($60)

 

Polarized Sunglasses – these are a must have when you are outside and the sun is out in full force.  This pair is not only polarized but also very on trend.

Polarized sunglasses

Nordstrom ($65)

 

Straw Hat – great to have at the beach and also to wear out to protect your face from the sun.  I think the shape of this one is so cute.

Nordstrom ($29)

 

Sunscreen – I’ve been using this sunscreen for years.  You can apply it right over your make-up and then keep it in your purse for touch ups like you would use powder.

Colorescience sunscreen

Nordstrom ($57)

 

Anti-Cellulite Cream – it smooths cellulite so you look good in your swimsuit and your denim shorts.

Clarins anti-cellulite cream

Nordstrom ($70)

I’m so happy that summer is finally here.  I hope this list helps you beat the heat in style.  XOXO Michelle

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Nordstrom is now having it’s half yearly sale until June 4th.  A lot of their spring/summer clothes, shoes, and accessories are 30-40% off.  It’s their biggest sale other than the anniversary sale which starts July 14th and features their fall/winter clothes.  Here are my favorites picks for the current sale.

Tops:

Vince Camuto ($65) – this top comes in other colors but the blush pink is so pretty

 

Sanctuary ($41) – this cold shoulder top can be worn with shorts or jeans and will look great with a pair of espadrilles

 

Rebecca Minkoff ($59) – orange is a hot color for summer and I love the silhouette of this top

 

 Chelsea28 ($41) – this is one of the cutest blue and white striped shirts I’ve seen.  This is a must have.

 

Bobeau ($29) – this top also comes in black and pink.  I would wear it with white denim and the colorful espadrilles that will be shown later in this post.  I’ve seen this a lot on Instagram and it looks very cute on.

 

Caslon ($27) – the linen blend off the shoulder top comes in an array of colors and I appreciate the longer length

 

Bobeau ($35) – this great cold shoulder shirt comes in 1x to 3x

 

Vince Camuto ($59) – this floral top comes in 1x to 3x and will look great with light denim cropped jeans

 

Jeans: 

STS Blue ($29) – these are so on trend with the frayed hem and distressing

 

Treasure and Bond ($59) – the skinny boyfriend jeans have a step hem and lighter wash which is great for summer

 

Kut from the Kloth ($66) – these jeans are so cute and perfect for summer.  They come in 16w to 24w.

 

Dresses: 

Leith ($41) – white dresses are so perfect for summer and this one is simple yet chic.  You can dress it up or down.

 

Socialite ($27) – everyone needs a t-shirt dress in their wardrobe.  You can dress them up or down and are great to throw on when it’s really hot.  You can put a cardigan over them and wear them with boots into the fall.  I have given you three good options from this sale (one above and two below).

 

Socialite ($20)

 

Sejour ($59)

 

Jackets: 

Hinge ($53) – this jacket is beautiful and looks so cool with just a simple t-shirt and jeans or shorts

 

Zella ($77) – I’ve already shown you this jacket in my workout clothes blog post.  I love that it’s reversible and now it is on sale.

 

Shoes:

 

Sam Edelman ($80) – espadrilles are must haves for the summer.  The above and below are a couple of good choices that are on sale.

 

Kenneth Cole ($84) 

 

Tory Burch ($151) – these Tory Burch flats are so cool and can be worn with so much

 

Sam Edelman ($32) – I love the colors in these.  They will add a pop of color to a plain t-shirt and shorts outfit.

 

Vince Camuto ($70) – these sandals can be worn now and into the fall.  I love the color.

 

Accessories:

Tory Burch ($417) – rose gold and silver watch.  It’s beautiful and 40% off.  A great time to get this great piece.

 

Cluse ($59) – this is a great inexpensive watch.  I love the blush pink band for summer.

 

Chan Luu ($29) – this necklace will look great with an off the shoulder top.  It comes in other colors too.

 

This is a great sale with so much to choose from.  Items are going fast so if there is something you like grab it now.  If there is something that you like that is sold out in your size, I would put it in your wish list in a different size and check back to see if they have restocked it.  I stalk the site like this and sometimes it pays off.

Just a reminder the Nordstrom anniversary sale is a great time to stock up on fall/winter clothes and that starts on July 14th.  It is overwhelming but I will be here to help you find the best sale items.

XOXO Michelle

The Latest Summer Fashion Trends

There are a few new trends that I’ve been noticing on Instagram and Pinterest: scarves, neon yellow shoes, and basket bags.

Scarves:

Wearing a scarf around a bun is very popular right now and I think it looks great for summer.  My hair is too short for a bun but I plan on wearing a scarf like a headband when it gets really hot and I want my bangs out of my face.  You can also tie a scarf around a ponytail.

 

Target ($10)

 

Target ($10)

 

Target ($10)

 

Another option is to just tie the scarf around your bag.

 

Neon Yellow Shoes: 

Yellow shoes look very chic when worn with a minimal outfit.

Nordstrom ($50)

 

DSW ($25)

 

Basket Bags:

This Cult Gaia Ark bag is the one that started the basket bag craze.  Unfortunately it is sold out but I have included some similar choices below.

Cult Gaia Ark Bag

 

Zara ($60)

 

Dillards ($149)

 

EBags ($36 – after using 20% coupon code)

 

I hope everyone is having a good week in spite of all of the craziness going on in the world.

XOXO Michelle

 

The Best Straw Bags to Carry You Through Summer

If you’re planning on going to the beach or just want to add a touch of summer to your wardrobe then it’s time to get your hands on a straw bag.  These are some of my favorites:

Target ($35) – I love the shape of this bag.  The pom poms and tassels are so on trend.

 

Amazon ($20) – This bag looks much more expensive than it is.  It reminds me of a Kate Spade bag.

 

ASOS ($54) – This bag has a great muted print that will go with anything in your summer wardrobe.

 

Amazon ($20) – Amazon has a great selection of straw bags.  This one is so cute and I love anything French inspired.

 

Shein ($29) – This is the bag that I bought for the summer.  I think the print is so pretty and colorful.  I can’t wait to carry it.

I hope you liked my picks.  Remember that there are multiple uses for these bags making them an affordable and fun addition to your summer wardrobe.  Hope you are enjoying your spring so far.  XOXO  Michelle

Fresh Florals

Florals are one of the biggest trends of the season.  A lot of us either don’t like florals or are scared to wear them.  In this post I am going to give you examples of how to wear the trend without it wearing you.

 

Loft Blazer ($128) – this blazer is a great way to wear the floral trend.  It can be worn casually as shown or dressed up for work.

 

Loft Shorts ($50) – I went to Loft this week and loved their new spring collection.  I tried on the above shorts and the below top and loved this look.

 

Loft Top ($55)

 

Loft Scarf ($20) – a floral scarf is a great way to be on trend and add some interest to your outfit.  This one is pink so you’ll be working the pink trend as well.  You can also wear these scarves around your wrist or as a choker.  I think wearing these scarves with a simple t-shirt is so chic.

 

ASOS Top ($61) – this top with the below pants is such a beautiful outfit and so on trend with the floral top and the blush pants.

 

Old Navy Pants ($35 normal price – 40% off right now)

 

ASOS Shoes ($43) – I love these shoes.  They definitely have a Gucci vibe and would look amazing with a t-shirt and jeans.

These are some great ideas of how to wear florals in a more unexpected and chic way.  I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the warmer weather by wearing something floral.  XOXO Michelle

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Sunglass Trends

There’s several new styles of “sunnies” at the stores this season.  They are fun but since they are trendy I wouldn’t invest a lot of money in them.  Due to this, I have found some budget friendly options for you.

ROUND SUNGLASSES – these are most flattering on women with sharp, angular features with square or oblong shaped faces.  The round shape softens and balances your facial features.

ASOS ($16)

 

ASOS ($22) – I had to order these myself

 

COLORED LENSES – a big trend for spring/summer 2017.  They are a lot of fun but less versatile than traditional lenses so don’t invest a lot of money in them.  To make colored lenses a little more versatile you may want to stick with ones that have black rims.  I also think the black rims with the colored lenses is a very chic look.

Nordstrom ($24)

 

ASOS ($22)

 

CAT EYE SUNGLASSES – especially flattering on women who have pointy chins.  Women with heart and diamond shaped faces will get the most out of cat-eye sunglasses but they will also suit any face shape.

Nordstrom ($98)

 

ASOS ($19)

 

HAVANA SUNGLASSES  – another name for the classic tortoise shell pattern.  It’s a marbled effect, usually of two colors, but it can be more complex as in the case of the pink ones from Banana Republic below.

Nordstrom ($24)

 

Banana Republic ($98)

 

All of these sunglasses are so fun and at these prices you do not have to pick just one.  XOXO Michelle

 

 

Rufflemania

A  ruffle here – a ruffle there – ruffles are everywhere.  The styles to get a hold of are the ones that balance femininity with a little sleekness.  Think one shoulder tops, voluminous skirts, and asymmetrical dresses.  I found some great ruffled pieces to add to your spring/summer wardrobes including this beautiful dress above from ASOS ($68) that is begging to be worn for a special occasion.

TOPS:

Shein ($14)

 

Shein ($22)

 

Chicwish ($54)

 

SKIRTS:

ASOS ($58)

 

ASOS ($38)

 

Nordstrom ($99)

 

DRESSES:

Revolve ($85)

 

Nordstrom ($55)

 

Nordstrom ($108)

 

JUMPSUITS AND ROMPERS:

ASOS ($68)

 

ASOS ($77)

 

ASOS ($68)

 

Ruffles are one of the biggest trends this season.  As you can see above, I found many budget friendly options to help us get into Rufflemania.

XOXO Michelle

 

Fun New Spring Accessories

Accessories can take your look to the next level.  This spring there are many fun options to do that.

STATEMENT EARRINGS – these are a must have this spring.  They look great with off the shoulder tops.

BaubleBar ($34)

 

ANKLETS – a great option with shorts or rompers.

Express ($23 – now on sale for $14)

These earrings from BaubleBar ($32) would look cute with the above anklet.

 

NECK SCARVES – these look so cute worn with a light weight sweater or worn as a choker.  I found a couple good options at Banana Republic.  The first one is $38 and the second one is $32.  I also put below a couple examples of how to wear both looks.

      

                    

 

WRAP BELTS – not only are they fashionable but they also are figure flattering by defining your waist.  A win win in my book.  The first one below is from Nordstrom ($29) and I have also included an example of how to wear these.

 

There are so many great accessories to choose from this season.  I hope they inspire you to have fun with fashion this spring.  XOXO Michelle

 

 

The Season of Stripes

Me in my new favorite striped shirt from SheIn ($20)

This spring stripes are everywhere.  This print is trying to maneuver itself for some serious space in your closet.  And why not?  It’s one of the most wearable and figure flattering trends this season.  Below are some of my favorite striped looks:

Target ($30) – this dress is from the “Who What Wear” collection

 

Revolve ($160) – good causal look but could also be worn out on the town

 

Forever 21 ($38) – great casual dress featuring the on trend off the shoulder look

 

Nordstrom ($35) – the one shoulder trend is huge for spring/summer

 

Nordstrom ($60) – I love this shirt because the contrasting colors and tie in front make it very original

 

Nordstrom Bodysuit ($49) and Nordstrom Pants ($149) – I think this outfit is so chic

 

Forever 21 ($45) – loving this shirt with a cool matching choker

 

Nordstrom ($109) – this will look great with a pair of espadrille wedges

I hope you liked my favorite striped looks and it inspired you to try this very wearable trend.  XOXO Michelle

 

The Tops You Need Now

Since I am so excited for spring, I want to talk about spring tops in this post.  Leading us off is the one from Nordstrom ($79) I have on above.  Below are some of my favorite tops for spring that are very on trend.  I love the first one below from Nordstrom ($49).  The styling is on point with the off shoulder  ruffled sleeve and the keyhole neckline.  It will be a staple in my wardrobe for the upcoming seasons.

 

Below is a denim ruched off shoulder top from Nordstrom ($89).  Denim is a spring and summer staple especially when paired with white jeans.

 

This cold shoulder top is from Revolve ($70).  I chose this because blush is the hot color of the season and I love the silhouette and tassels.

 

The next top is from Nordstrom ($78).  I love the print and the shape of the sleeves almost gives it an appearance of a cape.

 

This off shoulder puff sleeve top is from Forever 21 ($28).  It is so cute and I love this fresh new look.

 

The next top you need now is from Moon River ($70).  I love the pretty feminine print and style.

 

Next up is a black off shoulder top from ASOS ($25).  I think the straps on the shoulder and the split sleeves make this top very cool.

 

Lastly from Forever 21 ($35) is a white off the shoulder top.  This will look great with denim shorts and I love the tassels.

 

I am really loving these fun new styles for spring and summer.  I think they are flattering and wearable. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up to rock some of these new looks.  XOXO Michelle