Friday, July 8, 2011

summer lovin'

Although summer might be half way over - eek!! you still have a few summer vacation/get-away's left! Whether its a tropical vaca, a cruise, a bachelorette party, or a small town resort, it most likely will involve water, and it will most definitely involve you packing easy, yet stylish pieces.


Instead of being that girl who's suitcase is way too big and heavy, look effortless by packing lighter - and smarter. Pack that little black or white summer dress you feel so comfortable and sassy in, and wear it different every time! Change up your shoes, accessories, hats, scarfs, cardigans. Dress it up and dress it down. Try not to wear your favorite piece the exact same way. (safe girls, you know this is your favorite move, because in your mind you have your "exact" outfit picked out.) no more! mix it up! And you can do that just by slicing in your summer essentials.

come on pretty mama, adding different accessories to your everyday favorites will leave everyone thinking "how'd she fit all that in her small suitcase?"







One dress, 2 ways - belt it with flats and add bracelets, put it with wedges with a statement necklace. Unbelt it and pair with a floppy hat and sandals, cinch it and put it with printed heels... the possibilities are endless when it comes to accessories.



















       Revolve BB Dakota Dress                                                             Lulu's BB Dakota Dress

Everything below can be paired with this dress, in many, many different combinations.
Dress: BB Dakota strapless A-symmetrical $74, also available in white.

Embrace the summer floppy hat. What's that?? No, its not too big! Go get one!! Whatever price range or quality you will be fabulous and can pair it with a dress and wedges, or over your sheer tunic and swimsuit.


          Juicy hat at Bloomingdales $78                                              Urban Outfitters $29


Fun, chunky bracelets. If you're thinking "do I have enough bracelets on?" then chances are you don't! mix your metals and styles, pile them all the way up your arm. You can opt for a mix of gold, loose bangles as well. Perfect for every summertime outfit.




Lulu's southwest bracelets $18


Gold cuff $28 at topshop
 



 


















Neutral colored shoes always are flattering - they elongate your legs, and go with every color possible.
These will go with everything in your closet. EVERYTHING.

Ah yes, you who hate wearing heals... the perfect flats for summer!








    Earings Nordstrom $8                                                     Chunky Necklace topshop $40

Always be with at least one: Earrings, Necklace or Bracelets (but never all 3)
Especially earrings and necklace - keep it either/or.



Classic Aviators. The gold vs silver is a matter of preference (although gold feels warmer for summertime)
Everyone needs one nice pair of shades. $98 Marc by Marc at Nordstrom
Priced just high enough you won't loose them, and low enough if you do, you won't kill yourself.


Last of your summer fun accessories, invest is a great canvas bag. It will go with you everywhere, with everything, and you'll make sure to keep it clean, while stuffing everything in it.




have a blast on those summer vaca's and make your summer lovin' a stylish one
xo -Kate

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