Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fashion File: Summer Bags for Every Occasion

There's nothing like having a great collection of bags you can rely on for all the different Summer activities and occasions you enjoy and attend during the season: date nights, picnics, beach days....they all require different sizes, materials and finishes. Going out for dinner? a mini bag where you can fit your favorite lipstick and wallet may be just what you need; spending the day at the beach? a roomy and lightweight tote is necessary to carry all the essentials. Different activities call for different bags, and here's a list of 6 must-have bags for Summer :)

1. A Saddle Bag: Definitely a silhouette that is still going strong and nothing like a white bag to keep your outfit on the light side during the warmer months of the year. Great options: Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Saddle Bag | Kate Spade orchard street hemsley leather crossbody bag | Rebecca Minkoff Paris Saddle Bag (obsessed!!!)

2. A Printed Clutch: Great for those days when you don't have to carry much (date nights?). A printed version brings your outfit up a notch and keeps things interesting ;) Great Options: Clare Vivier Genuine Calf Hair Leopard Print Zip Clutch | Agape Hesed Leopard Pouch | Clare Vivier Calf Hair Pouch

3. A great weekender: Necessary for weekend trips and short getaways! Great Options: Indigo The Great Canadian Weekender | Splendid Monterey Weekender | Madewell The Transport Weekender

4. A Mini-Bag: For just the essentials and when you don't feel like carrying a lot of weight. Great Options: Old Navy Tassel Mini Crossbody | Shaffer Stephanie Camera bag | Botkier Murray Hill Mini Tote | Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Cross Body Bag | Banana Republic Italian Pebble Double-Zip Clutch Bag

5. A Canvas Tote: Whether you're hitting the park, the beach or just walking around town, be prepared for anything the day might bring :) Great Options: Gap Embroidered Girlfriend Tote | J.Crew Surfside Canvas Tote | Splendid Emerald Bay Tote

6. A Straw Market Tote: Because Summer is all about Farmer's markets and this will be your best accessory! Great Options: J.Crew Straw Market Tote | Hat Attack ibiza Tote | Colorblock Straw Shoulder Bag  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DIY File: Tasseled Lace-up Sandals

Did you know that you can easily hack your ankle-strap sandals into lace-up sandals? It's so so easy and I'm showing you how over at eHow :) I'm also showing you two ways to tie them plus how some pretty tassels can add some extra flair and take them up a notch! Hope you enjoy this super easy diy (seriously, anyone, handy or not, can do this!) :) Full instructions and step-by-step guide here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Shopping File: Current Summer Finds and faves

Here are some Summery pieces I'm loving! And just a heads up, Aritzia and Zara are having great sales! Some of my favorite dresses are on sale: this one is 50% off, this one is one of my go-to's on hot days and it's marked down, and this one would be so cute as a cover-up! Zara always does amazing in the shoes department (two current favorites: one, two) so check them out ;)

1. Furbish Studio Pink and Navy Tasseled textile: How cute?!
2. J.Crew Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirtdress: Well, as a lover of chambray and denim, it's no surprise I like this! Love how they styled it on the site with espadrilles!
3. Farrow Valery Top: A super lightweight tank that will keep you cool on warm days!
4. Marysia Spring Bikini Top and Bottom: Obsessed!
5. Indigo Weekender: Just got this and it's serisouly the best. Super roomy, easy to clean and quite chic ;) It's also on sale! Highly recommend it if you need a great weekender.
6. Farrow Elena Pleat Skirt: Super cute skirt!
7. Old Navy Ghillie-Tie Gladiator Sandals: Under $25 people!
8. Clare Vivier Flat Clutch in Blush: Reads "Cold Beer" and even though I don't drink beer I think it is fun! ;)
9. Ray-Ban Large Aviators: Because these never go out of style!
10. Farrow Pin Stripe Shorts w/ Tie Waist: Cutest!
11. SunnyLife Inflatable Swan: Because, how much fun?!
12. BaubleBar Double Tusk Necklace: Great for layering delicate pieces.
13. Intentionally Blank Rive Sandal in natural and black: Aren't these great? Simple but perfect!
14. J.Crew Cargo Dress: Loooving this dress!
15. Anthropologie Monogram and pearl studs: Love these!
16. Club Monaco Krewe CL-10 Sunglasses: Sometimes it just takes a great pair of sunglasses to complete a look!
17. H&M Bikini Top & Bottom: A classic bikini that feels nautical and Summery!
18. Furbish Studio Simmons Original: Love how this is made from scraps of materials!
19. Chloe Small Kurtis Suede & Leather Shoulder Bag: Swoon!
20. Zac Zac Posen Jumbo Eartha Calfskin Leather Double Handle Satchel: I always receive compliments on my black one and I love this color and the studs!
21. Soleil Arrowhead Square Beach Towel: Not your typical beach towel!
22. Opening Ceremony Livre Mules: Anyone else digging this trend?
23. Just Female Puffy Shorts: Super cute, would go with everything!
24. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Anyone a fan? I have yet to try it but been hearing great things about it.
25. West Elm Marble & Copper Serving Tray: Perfect for nibbles, mini-desserts or to use as a cheese tray.
26. Giejo™ Halter Tie Bikini Top and bottom: Cute set!
27. J.Crew Suede Flatform Espadrille: A comfy, yet stylish Summer shoe :)