Polished

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How is it that something as simple as a bright color can also brighten the day?  Hot pink is such a mood lifter and these shorts are some of the happiest I’ve ever come across.  With the Pride Parade on over the weekend, bursting with every color of the rainbow, what better time to add to the color spectrum. A crisp white shirt and garden party inspired heels pull everything together for a clean and polished look.

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Shorts: Monkey’s (similar here & here), Top: Vince, Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here & here), Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love this one), Bracelet: Sweetie Pie Jewelry, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here).

 

In the Mix

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I can never resist stripes of any kind.  They are neutral, timeless and just make me happy.  When I spotted this dress, I was drawn to the classic stripe mixed with the asymmetrical hemline. This simple detail elevates the basic stripe shift to something amazing.  Paired with a leather jacket and ankle boots will easily transition my stripes in to Fall.

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Dress: Bec & Bridge (also in this color), Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here), Sunnies: Tom Ford, Bag: Celine.

 

Currently

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// Dolce & Gabbana floral pumps //

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// J Brand denim & Gianvito Rossi booties //

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// J. Crew stripe tee & Vintage cut-offs //

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// Tom Ford sunnies // Diptyque candle // Dior polish //

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// Balenciaga double wrap bracelet // Diptyque candle // Aquazzura sandal 

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// Frame denim // Chanel pouch // Everlane top // Stuart Weitzman sandal // J. Crew bracelet //

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// Christian Louboutin pumps //

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// Favorite snack – Big Spoon almond butter // 

Lucky

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My first girls trip to Vegas was definitely memorable. (Some things will remain unmentioned of course 🙂 )  The food, shows and shopping were all in keeping with the city’s vibe: over the top and bundles of fun.

I had just graduated college, and got my first taste of the designer mecca housed in Caesar’s Palace.  I knew on my small budget, I wouldn’t be able to afford anything, but I couldn’t help just “looking” at the hot pink plaid that caught my eye in Dolce and Gabbana.  I love pink and have an unusual fondness for plaid (perpetuated by my grandmother’s clothing choices for me as a child).  The fashion god’s were definitely in my corner that day because to my shock, it was on sale-and bonus I could afford it.  Ever since that day back in 2005, my lucky hat has been just that, and always reminds me of that unforgettable weekend.

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Jeans: Rag & Bone (also here), Top: Topshop (similar here), Hat: Dolce & Gabbana (similar here & here), Shoes: Mulberry, Bag: Sophie Hulme (here & here), Sunnies: Westward//Leaning

Lace

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I am officially obsessed with the lace trend.  The girly quality that it brings, but also the subtle nod towards elegance.  I have to admit, I’m not brave enough to attempt lace head to toe, so I opted for detailing instead.  The playfulness of a short, juxtaposed against delicate lace was the perfect pick.

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Playsuit: Topshop, Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana~old, Clutch: Vintage, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Earrings: Sylvia Benson, Lips: NARS Chelsea Girls