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Hot Weather Combo: Overall Dress + Bralette

8.15.2018

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It's been HOT in Philadelphia. And not just hot, but also incredibly humid - such a fun combo! But seriously, I truly don't mind heat at all, I love scorching hot summer days but this humidity has got to go. It's been making me so sleepy and it makes me want to wear absolutely nothing. So what does one wear when the thought of wearing anything makes you feel like you're already sweating? We all know polyester and silk are out of the question and I normally veto denim as well but this overall dress is an exception. My new favorite thing to wear during the summer are bralettes (so much more comfortable than an actual bra, it's too hot for that!) and to pair it with a loose top or this overall dress that's slightly oversized. Because it's oversized and short it's not too hot to wear. Plus, pairing it with a bralette makes this outfit super breathable in mid-August. This bralette has been my go-to for the last few weeks. I'm already debating which color to get next. 

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It's hard to believe we're getting close to the end of summer. Normally I would feel so ready for fall since it's my favorite season but for some reason I'm feeling bummed out about summer coming to an end. I associate so many fun things with summer - beer gardens, beach days, ice cream dates, sunshine until almost 9pm. Ugh. Fall may be favorite but summer is close behind it. And this summer just flew by!

Leopard Slip Dress

7.31.2018

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Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it's the last day of July!? This summer has been speeding by and I'm in disbelief that it's already going to be August. Every single time I walk into a store I'm greeted with turtlenecks, booties and other signs of fall and although fall is my favorite season I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer quite yet. If I was still in the retail world I would probably already be wearing fall (or "transitional") pieces to work and that's crazy to think about. I'm hoping to squeeze in a few more beach days here and there over the next month or two but other than that I'm going to try and be out and about in my city as much as possible, enjoying the fact that I don't need to carry any additional layers with me for the time being. 

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DRESS: ZARA (SIMILAR) (ANOTHER SIMILAR OPTION) | TEE: NASTY GAL | HEELS: NEW LOOK | SUNGLASSES: LOFT (SIMILAR) | EARRINGS: THE GEISHA HOUSE | CLUTCH: VINTAGE FROM KILO SHOP IN PARIS 

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I never really thought of myself as being somebody who is into animal prints but I can't get enough of this current trend right now! There are so many fun tops and dresses in leopard print I decided to pick up this leopard slip dress during a major Zara sale. It will be fun to layer with and it can't be styled multiple ways. Speaking of fall, this dress would work well with booties and a leather jacket! But for now, I'll enjoy wearing it over a tee or on its own for a night out. How would you style it? 


The Perfect Summer Pant

7.17.2018

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Who says you can't work pants into your summer wardrobe? When it comes to picking out the perfect summer pant it comes down to a few key components: How lightweight is the fabric? You don't want fabrics that are too heavy or fabrics that will easily stick or cling to you. Will you have room to breathe? Wide leg tends to be the better option, especially if what you're wearing isn't linen. What is the length like? Cropped is typically better during the summer but these Sancia Violette pants are an exception thanks to the large slit in the side of the pant leg. The fact that they are lightweight, have a wide leg and have a fun full length with a detail that makes them easy to wear makes these the perfect summer pants. Also, I can wear them for work or play - which is another plus! 
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SWEATER: LOFT | PANTS: SANCIA VIOLETTE (VIA THE GEISHA HOUSE) | SANDALS: ANN TAYLOR | BAG: VAGABOND (SIMILAR) | NECKLACE: TIFFANY AND CO 

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What are your favorite summer styles when it comes to pants and shorts? 

Summer Must Have: The Basket Bag

7.10.2018


You've probably seen them everywhere. The straw tote bag that is swung around the shoulder of a girl at the farmers market, a bamboo clutch in the hands of someone at brunch or a round mini purse that can barely fit anything yet compliments an outfit oh-so-perfectly. Straw bags and bamboo clutches were around last summer but this year they seem to to be unavoidable. Any why wouldn't they be? These bags come in so many fun variations, there's a style that can work for anybody. My favorite? This orange circle straw bag from last summer. It's always my go-to!

The Half Circle Straw Bag 
The Circle Bag
The (Actual) Basket Bag
The Oversized Tote Bag
The Knitted Straw Bag
The Bamboo Bag
The Basket Bag Accessory: A Silk Scarf
The Mini Circle Crossbody Bag
Straw Bag (Pom Pom Edition)


Which style(s) will you be wearing this summer!?

Linen Sundress

7.09.2018

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Happy Monday! I always love the fresh start to a new week, don't you? We were lucky this past weekend with cooler temps but it's going to get hot once again this week. And what could be better for hot weather than linen? You all know I'm a sucker for color, but I also can't resist a LBD. This summer version of a LBD is perfect with the linen-like material, the buttons going up the front of it  and the sweetheart neckline. It's both cute and cool (literally) for hot summer days. I decided to pair my favorite straw bag with it, despite the fact that I usually avoid pairing black and orange together (hello, high school colors - don't even get me started on how I had to wear an orange cap and gown for graduation). Speaking of high school, I've actually had the sandals I'm wearing here since then! These shoes are one of the few pieces I've kept since then. Anyways, this dress is definitely going to be on repeat all summer long. What's your favorite summer piece right now?

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DRESS: LOST & FOUND BOUTIQUE (SIMILAR) | SHOES: TARGET (SIMILAR) | SUNGLASSES: LOFT | WATCH: MICHAEL KORS | PURSE: FREE PEOPLE (SIMILAR IN WHITE)

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