It's about that time of year when I'm itching for a new line up of fall footwear. I'm a Florida girl who especially needs the right equipment to battle the harsh New York weather [in the next few months] I've only seen on television. I'm not excited about it one bit. The positive: A great excuse to go shopping! *wink wink*
I have a MAJOR crush on everything pineapple! After picking up these shorts, I knew I wanted some more pineapple in my life. It's flirty, fun and screams Summer like nothing else! Maybe it's the splash of yellow and green that I love so much. Or, it might be the thought of drinking my favorite cocktail on the beach. Either way, these pineapple options are on my list of Summer must-haves:
I wanted to purchase a new comforter set, now that I'm fully settled into my New York apartment. It's taken me a month to find the perfect bedding. There are so many options out there, and It was difficult to find exactly what I wanted....ohyes, of course I had a pretty strict list of must-haves for this new addition:
Must be 100% cotton. So many cheaply-made comforters are itchy and end up flat only after a few washes. Polyester is the enemy. lol
Must be a solid color. I wanted something calming, inviting and versatile. I've always had a lot of splashes of colors and prints, so it'll be nice to try something new. This time my decor pieces will do all the work. My bedding...not so much!
Must be under $100.The biggest challenge. Most quality comforter setsare well over a hundred bucks and I was hoping for matching shams (at the very least).
While all the options below didn't meet every single requirement, they were certainly close contenders.
I was doing my monthly online shopping and ran across so many windowpane prints. If you follow my blog, you know I love me some stripes.... and the windowpane print isn't an exception. I had to share these great options... Some with urge to splurge a 'lil ;)
Bloggers Do It Better! Thank goodness I have access to a ton of really talented ladies that can make the windowpane print appropriate for any occasion - even the office! Love these three cute and simple ensembles I wouldn't mind replicating:
I couldn’t be happier that Summer is here (technically, the first day of the season was June 21st). With that in mind, here are some staple pieces that’ll quickly revamp your wardrobe in celebration of my favorite season. These ten lovely items will fit seamlessly into your existing wardrobe:
A sweet dress that can easily transition from day to night, with the addition of...
A killer pair of heels (like these classic ones from Aldo) and a red lip.
Jeans are a classic choice no matter what the season, so look for a light and stretchy pair of ankle skinnies or cuff a comfortable pair of boyfriend fit jeans.
Sneakers have escaped the gym and complimented the most classic Summer outfits. Anytime a girl can be both stylish and comfortable, she’s hit the jackpot.
You can shop most of my picks at Shopbop, but in an effort to be a little more inclusive, I’m excited to introduce you to One Stop Plus. They offer a ton of plus size alternatives for all the items I listed above. Oh, and the cute, star chambray shirt from the Gap is available in sizes up to an XXL. Love that about the Gap!
I couldn't believe it myself, but closet de Tasha is very low on red, white and blue combinations... where is my American pride? Stripes? I have a lot of that... but star prints are non-existent. I went into major panic mode last week, because I have not one, but two 4th of July parties to attend. This handy little roundup of stars and stripes saved the day (to put it mildly).
You can never have enough totes, especially if you're a professional girl on-the-go. I LOVED this perforated option the minute I laid eyes on it at Bloomingdales. This 'lil shopper comes in handy for the summer and the color choices are a perfect compliment to my floral-printed dresses. I could see myself stuffing it with towels, sunscreen and magazines for a weekend trip to the shore. The only hard part... is deciding whether or not I should splurge or steal!
/ SPLURGE / Kate Spade NY Cedar Street Perforated / Purchase Here, Here/
Let's leave it to these bloggers to give us a few tips on how to style a perforated tote. It's nice to know that you can wear it with a pair of your favorite jeans and sneakers or leather shorts and your closet's tallest heels.