Monday, April 27, 2015

Dressed Up & Down

Recently a friend of mine asked me to help style her for a wedding, I was beyond flattered to help her! She needed a dress for a black tie wedding, plus shoes, earrings, evening bag. During this prom and wedding season we found it somewhat difficult to find a dress that wasn't too prommy and not too Mother of the bride-ish, but still sophisticated. My friend also requested that we find a dress that she could and would wear again. Although the wedding was Black Tie I wanted to keep her away from a traditional "black tie" stereotypical gown, I wanted to see her in a color. This was a second marriage for the bride so rather than wearing white, the bride boldly chose to wear red, I just love that! So red was out, and a white dress was out too, after weeks of looking and trying and ordering and sending back, this is the dress we picked.

This dress was also just featured in this post 30 Dress under $350 to Wear to Your best Friends Wedding

BCBG Felicity Popover Gown

The emerald green (which is more beautiful in person) looked gorgeous on her tan just back from Mexico skin.
We paired the dress with a pair of gold strappy sandals similar to these from Manolo Blahnik

A great statement earring, we went with this pair from ABS

And a great clutch, I just love this one from Heather Offord

We live in the Hamptons and many people belong to Beach Clubs or Country Clubs and this dress would also be great for a beach or Club party,
This is how I would style it

Same Dress BCBG Dress Felicity Popover Gown

But with an earring like this
A sandal like this pair from Prada
A great long layered Necklace like this one from Chan Luu
 And last but not least a clutch, I like this one 
Pairing the dress with flats and this fun clutch takes the dress from gown-like to more Beach Chic.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nude Lips

I've spent so much money over the years searching for the perfect Nude lip color, and then I stumbled on this one from e.l.f and at $3 it is a total steal!
Now it is matte, I wore it alone last night but it would be great topped with a lip gloss of it as well.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Morning Cravings....

If you are wondering what shoe to wear with those flares that you've just bought, these are the perfect shoe.

Joie Skyer

Haven't bought a pair of flares yet? Love the Lovella flare from Frame Denim

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Am I Too Old to....

Am I too old to...
At a certain age this question looms over a woman's head for so many reasons.
Am I too old for long hair?
Am I too old to wear a mini skirt?
Am I too old to wear a crop top?
Am I too old to wear a bikini??????
Now that's a good one, am I???

Is it time for a one piece, I don't think I have owned one since junior high school, is it time for a bathing suit with a skirt to cover up that pesky cellulite that litters my thighs?
Or do I just say F*#K it, and wear one of my favorite bikini's from Acacai?


Yes, I have posted this before, because I am obsessed with it!

Beth Richards
I love these Beth Richard bathing suits, I love that you don't see everyone on the beach wearing it

O'Neill Voda Surf Suit
I'm super stoked to use my new paddle board and I think this would be perfect, and protect my skin from the sun

If I do decide it is time for a one piece this would be my first choice
Tory Burch Clemente

For the athletic beach goer these suits and rashguards from Athleta are fantastic
Scoop Bikini

Colorblock Tankini

And for sunscreen or a wet suit
PilyQ Maya Pouch

So, tell me, when do you think it's time to hang up the bikini???

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Farewell to Piperlime

As many of you already know Piperlime will be shutting down it's online site at the end of the month.
Piperlime was always a go to site for me since it was founded in 2006. I am sad to see Piperlime go, but we can all benefit from it's last few weeks online with their great sales, as of now everything is an extra 40% off use code SALEONSALE, and as always here are a few of my sale pics...

Joie Mariska Jumper

Schutz Cady-Lee

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Laid-back Style...

These sandals from Laidback London scream summer to me, and are under $100!

A pair of simple cut-offs, I love this pair from Paige, this classic sweater from Equipment (which is on sale!) with a pop of color, a great pair of shades like these Illesteva Milan II, and you epitomize effortless laid-back style

Friday, April 17, 2015

A trip back to the Ballet

A ballet flat is a wardrobe staple for me. A few years ago my go to ballet flat was the Tory Burch Reva flat, I have seemed to have moved away from wearing a ballet flat in the last few years, but I have fallen in love with this classic Lauren scalloped ballet flat from Chloe.

I bought them in this beautiful pale grey
But I also love this pair of the Chloe Lauren Scalloped in Gunmetal

And this pair of the Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flat
If you love the Tory Burch I love this pair

Wooden Wristwatch