Dressing for Summer

SUMMER WEDDING GUEST STYLE: BLUE THIGH SLIT MAXI DRESS

Wedding Guest Style: Cobalt Blue Thigh Slit Maxi Dress

Aside from the occasional bridesmaid dress, I have attended countless weddings in some form of the same dress for the past 10 years. Just above the knee, nipped in waist and finished with a frill or a flounce or a floral for effect. And honestly, I love those dresses (this one especially). They’re flattering, classic and work well for dancing. But with 5 weddings on the docket this summer I was craving something different. Something that made an entrance, you know? Well, I found it.

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FRINGED SWEATER AND FOSSIL ACCESSORIES

Fringed summer sweater and denim shorts

How it’s already Wednesday and this is my first post of the week, I’ll never know. This week (and I hate to admit it this whole summer) feels like it’s flying by in a blur. Anyone else? Most Mondays-Thursdays pass me by with work days that last anywhere from 10-13 hours on average, trying to squeeze in a couple of workouts or a date night with Adam and you know.. that little thing called sleep. Which means that on the weekends I’ve been trying to reallyyyy slow down and savor it – which means no fuss outfits like this fringed summer sweater and my favorite high-waisted denim shorts.

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PALM PRINT MINIDRESS

Summer style: palm print minidress and lace-up espadrilles

I originally picked up this palm print minidress for my girls’ trip to New Orleans a few weeks back (that travel guide is still coming soon I promise!) because it felt like just the thing for a Jazz Brunch and wander through the Garden District. And also because it’s lightweight and breezy for that famous Nola heat. But with temps reaching the mid-nineties in New York this week I figured it was time to break it back out.

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WHITE ON WHITE FOR SUMMER

Summer Style: Head to Toe White Monochrome

Couldn’t the long weekend just be a little, well… longer? Luckily it makes for a very short work week (Summer Fridays are a godsend I tell ya). Either way, if you’re dragging a bit this week – outfits that require zero thought are going to come in handy and sticking with monochrome head to toe couldn’t get easier.

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SWIM COVER-UP FAVORITES

Swim Cover-ups: Loft Tunic and Brixton Hat

Weekends at the lake (or the beach.. or the park…) mean I’m in a swimsuit and some form of cover-up pretty much all day. I’ve been loving lightweight tunics lately that provide a bit of coverage late in the day, are easy to toss on and off, and look just as good with a few wrinkles here and there. Besides the tunic love – I’ve rounded up a bunch of options here included cute tank dresses, breezy drawstring pants and easy kaftans (plus a few add-on accessories!) sure to up your lake/beach/pool-side game this summer.

Look 1: Loft Tunic – now on sale! + Brixton Hat | Look 2: Hutch printed tunic – now on sale! + Sole Society Sunglasses

Swim Cover-Up: Hutch Tunic Swim Cover-ups: Loft Tunic and Brixton Hat

SHOP TUNICS

SHOP PANTS

SHOP KAFTANS

SHOP DRESSES

SHOP ACCESSORIES

Swim Cover-ups: Loft Tunic and Brixton Hat Swim Cover-Up: Hutch Tunic Swim Cover-ups: Loft Tunic and Brixton Hat

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