Summer Blazers

Whether you pair them with a smart pair of shorts, layer over a flirty dress, or dress up a fabulous pair or white jeans, summer blazers are a wardrobe staple.

Awesome fabrics like linen, allow the blazer to breathe and for you to be covered up, without heating up. Plus, you can embrace your blazer as a true statement piece and celebrate with some color, or go beach chic with a pretty neutral palette.

Here are few choice blazers that I stumbled across:

Banana Republic Cotton / Linen Blazer

Banana Republic
Cotton / Linen Blazer

 

White Denim Jacket

One of my absolute favorite Spring / Summer clothing must-haves is a white denim jacket.

Perfect to throw on with a sunny summer dress, flirty skirt or with shorts to keep warm on a cool summer night – a white denim jacket is a fun, fresh, bright spin on the trusty blue denim jacket (another wardrobe staple).

Bonus: it really pops with that gorgeous summer tan (which I am desperately in need of right about now!)

Dress Up

I love dresses. And with Spring (supposedly) upon us, it is the perfect time to invest in some adorable frocks to liven up your wardrobe.

Dresses are so versatile and can go from day-to-night by simply switching up your shoe and some jewelry. They are easy to wear and a fun way to ‘girl up’ your wardrobe.

Not only are dresses great for work, but wedding / baby & bridal shower season is upon us. Stock up now on a few cute dress upgrades and you won’t have to scramble later!

Here are few of my favorite dress finds:

V-Back Lace Fit & Flare Dress Laundry by Shelli Segal

V-Back Lace Fit & Flare Dress
Laundry by Shelli Segal

Brooke Dress Tory Burch

Brooke Dress
Tory Burch

Tanner Dress Kate Spade

Tanner Dress
Kate Spade

Spring Forward

No…the title of this blog post is not a sick joke. We actually have to ‘spring forward’ this weekend and adjust our clocks, hoping to coax out the sunshine and melt the snow. Heck, I would perform just about any ritual / superstition / fun dare / etc… right about now if there was even a 20% chance that Spring would peek out.

You, too?

Sigh…

In honor of ‘Springing Forward’, today’s post is dedicated to the first thing that I think of when I think spring…FLORALS!

Energy. New Life. Color. Rebirth. Happiness.

Florals…let’s do this. Let’s WILL Spring here.

Spring Forward…..ready, set, GO!

Button-Up BFF

One of my wardrobe staples is certainly the trusty button-up shirt. They are classic.

You can dress it up, dress it down…pair it with a sweater or a smart blazer…go oversized with your favorite leggings…and accessorize it however you like. It is virtually a blank canvas that can be interpreted to express your personal style. Plus, it can transition between all seasons. Versatile without a doubt!

I find that my button-up collection is constantly growing. The best part is that I find myself  investing in classic solids or timeless patterns that don’t really go out of style. (The occasional ‘super trendy’ pattern is obviously welcome, too!) Basically they are investment pieces that have a long life and can evolve as your personal taste changes.

Here are a few smart button-ups that would be perfect to add to your wardrobe:

Holiday Bling

‘Tis the season to BLING IT OUT!
If you can’t shimmer, glitter, sparkle and shine during the holidays, when can you?! So, pile it on!

Pave Rondelle Bracelet Banana Republic

Pave Rondelle Bracelet
Banana Republic

LBD

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Holiday parties will soon be finding their way onto your calendars and sometimes it is just nice to know that you have that perfect little black dress (LBD) hanging in your closet when you can’t settle on something to wear.

Your LBD should make you feel strong, confident, sexy and beautiful. It is the perfect canvas to play with shoes, accessories and make up. So, when shopping for the perfect LBD, make sure it fits like a glove. You don’t want the dress to wear you…you need to rock that dress!

Grey is the Color of Love

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Grey is one of my favorite colors
– but I don’t think that makes me sad or boring.

Grey is powerful without being harsh.
Grey is rich but subtle.
Grey is basically a flawless neutral.
Grey is pretty much flattering on everyone.
Grey is the new black?

TEAM GREY!

The Long of It

Maxi’s have taken over the fashion world. They stepped up to the plate a few years ago and continue to hit home runs summer after summer.

Maxi dresses/skirts can seem rather intimidating. I mean, that is a TON of fabric. But that is really the beauty of the maxi — it does all of the work. All you need to do is accessorize. The maxi wants to be the star…and it is.

This is my absolute favorite summer maxi skirt currently in my closet:

It is absurdly comfortable, breathable, soft and adorable. I have dressed it up and rocked it more casually. It is one of my favorite purchases this summer, hands down.

Here are some other awesome maxi options out there for you to MAXI-mize in your wardrobe this summer.
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