Leaf

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Bold prints are perfect for Summer, or year round for that matter.  The palm and leaf prints poping up everywhere fit right in with the warm weather and conjure up a fabulous island getaway.  I find with any print, the larger one’s tend to look chic and modern as opposed to smaller versions.  A neutral version is a bonus as any bright color pairs to perfection.

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Shorts: Zara (also love these), Top: Urban Outfitters, Sunnies: Karen Walker, Shoes: Zara-old (similar here & here), Clutch: Roberta Freymann, Studs: Sweetie Pie, Bracelet: Gemma Redux.  

 

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Pendant

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With beach season calling, I’ve begun to rally my maxi’s and bikinis for the season ahead.  I will admit, I sometimes forget that a simple beach cover-up doesn’t need to be so simple.  With the addition of the right accessories, a black beach maxi is instantly kicked up a notch.

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Necklace: Bauble Bop20% off with code: FIREWORKS20, Clutch: Elizabeth and James, Sunnies: Karen Walker.

 

 

The Best of….

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

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Sunnies: Karen Walker (20% off site-wide-STRIPES20), Scarf: Theodora & Callum (ON SALE), Top: A.L.C. (additional 40% off sale),  Ring: Gemma Redux (ON SALE), Sandal: Joie (ON SALE), Clutch: Loeffler Randall (30% off), Phone cover: Kate Spade (ON SALE), Tote: GAP (40% off site-wide-EVENT).

 

Love me knot

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Every girl has an abundance of one item or another in her closet and for me… wait for it …I have 3 drawers full of scarves. Yes I know this comes as no surprise.  My love affair was seriously fueled when I added my first Theodora & Callum to the mix.  The Tie-all is such a versatile piece and I have to admit, I really don’t utilize it to full creative capacity when quickly draping it around my neck on the way out the door. I decided to shake up my scarf rut and try something new with the triple knot.  I loved the newness just 3 little knots brought.  I fully intend to keep my scarves busy this Summer with the endless possibilities!

Check out Theodora & Callum’s ways to wear videos here.

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (also here & blue version here), Denim: Current Elliott (also here & here), Top: J. Crew, Sunnies: Karen Walker (also in black), Clutch: Clare Vivier, Nails: Deborah Lippmann in Blue Orchid, Shoes: Kenneth Cole (similar here & here), Ring: Loren Stewart.

 

Scallop

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I love it when I stumble upon basics with fantastic detailing.  An unexpected patterned lining of a blazer or even the intricate stitching on a garment can give new life to a wardrobe staple.  Black shorts are a must and are definitely already in my closet, but the scalloped hem line on these made them instantly appealing, giving a fresh take on the standard black short.  They were a bit of a throwback to Japan with a nod to the girly, playful side of fashion.  Paired with a super bright belt, I already know these will become a Summer staple.

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Top: Estnation Tokyo (similar here & here), Shorts: Zara (similar here & love these in white and faux leather), Belt: J. Crew, Sunnies: Karen Walker (also in black), Clutch: Sophie Hulme (also in pink & similar here), Shoes: Christian Louboutin.

 

 

 

Green & Pink

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Ok, so I’ve begrudgingly accepted the fact that we are still getting blasts of cold during what should be the beginnings of Spring, but my color palette has rebelled and is already 10 steps ahead, sipping mint juleps and smelling the budding flowers.

Pink and green go hand in hand for me in any form.  This could be explained by the fact that I grew up in the South where this color combo is everywhere from the monogrammed…..well everything, to the ever popular Lily Pulitzer-esque prints featuring  palm trees to elephants.  I never quite joined this band wagon, but always found the colors synonymous with the beginnings of Springtime.  My version comes with a bit more attitude, mixing my pink and green with tattered denim and darker accessories.

 

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Denim: Mother Denim (also here & non cropped version here), Cashmere scarf: Chan Luu (style steal here), Tee: J. Crew, Sweater: Rollas-old (similar here & here), Shoes: Joie (this season’s version here, also similar here & here), Sunnies: Karen Walker (also love this style), Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love the mini cross-body).