Summer Favorites

DRESSES FOR THE 2016 SUMMER

Bright colors and light, airy fabrics are a must for the perfect summer dress. So I compiled a list of dresses that I’m loving for this summer.


Melissa OdabashFleur embroidered voile kaftan – $290

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Self-PortraitAzaelea lace midi dress – $345

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Mara HoffmanGauze-embroidered halterneck dress – $453

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ZimmermannRoza embroidered-hem linen dress – $590

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Temperley LondonLupita embroidered tulle-paneled silk-crepe dress – $863

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EtroPrinted silk crepe de chine maxi dress – $2,640

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 Dolce & GabbanaBanana leaf-print embellished dress – $6,192

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BEST SUMMER SANDALS

Summer is officially upon us and this sweltering heat requires us to swap our sneakers for something more light and breathable. It is time to slip into some sandals and show off the pedicure you’ve been concealing in your lace-up shoes. Picking the right sandals can turn out to be a little bit more difficult than expected if you take into consideration the height, price and style, but have no worries because I have picked out my personal favorites for the summer. I know that you will find at least one pair that might make their way to your closet.


AshZania White Leather Studded Espadrille – $198

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Sophia WebsterCarla Leopard-print Jacquard Wedge Espadrilles – $375

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Paul AndrewTiajin Suede Floral Wedges – $485

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MusaSwarovski Crystal-embellished Metallic Leather Sandals – $485

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Giuseppe ZanottiPink Metallic Heel Sandals – $518

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Alexandre Birman‘New Clarita 100’ sandals – $695

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FendiFloral Flat Sandals – $900

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Dolce & GabbanaFloral-print Brocade Wedge Sandals – $945

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Christian LouboutinHoula Hot 100 Printed Leather Sandals – $1,095

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Must Have Rompers & Jumpsuits

Having a romper or jumpsuit is an essential component of every womens’ closet. These versatile pieces can be worn in really any setting and are perfect if you’re on the go. It’s a top and bottom in one and that is why they’re always my favorite for vacations. You can wear them for a simple trip to the grocery store or dress it up for a formal gathering. If you don’t know the difference between a romper and jumpsuit and just use the words interchangeably don’t worry. Rompers leg length are above the knee while jumpsuits’ go below the knee. Check out my favorites below that are perfect for any budget.


ROMPERS

RIVER ISLAND White Abstract Print Playsuit $90

Finders Keepers The Creator $180

Zimmermann Crepe Lace Playsuit $260

Agua de Coco Marine Print $300

Clover Canyon The Ritual Romper $359

Diane von Furstenberg Celeste $400


JUMPSUITS

ZARA Cape Jumpsuit W/V Neck $100

TOPSHOP Chain Strap Culotte Jumpsuit $115

Alice + Olivia Lucie Striped Strapless Jumpsuit $368

Theory Odila Admiral Sleeveless Jumpsuit $455

Halston Heritage Sleeveless Twisted Cutout Jumpsuit $495

Roberto Cavalli Wide Leg Printed Jumpsuit $1,049

Stella McCartney Long-Sleeve Side-Cutout Jumpsuit $4,080

Elie Saab Bead Embroidery & Cady Jumpsuit $7,250

Summer 2015 Beauty Ideas

Sometimes less is better. This was the case for many of the Spring/Summer 2015 collections, where models displayed effortless looks using minimal makeup and simple hairdos. This summer you definitely don’t want to get caught in an embarrassing situation like having super-sticky lipstick or even worse having your foundation melting off your face. Take a glance at the beauty found throughout this seasons shows.


Chloé

Instead of using foundation swap it with a nice and light BB cream which will not only cover small blemishes, but will also serve as sunblock; without it smelling like actual sunscreen. If you still have visible blemishes that you are insecure about you are welcome to add a small amount of powder foundation to the area for the extra coverage. To stop any problems you encounter with a shiny T-Zone blotting paper is your answer. Blotting paper will eliminate any unwanted shine and you’ll be able to do any touch-ups after you use it.

Emilio Pucci

If you have visible redness in or around the cheek area after applying a BB cream try adding some blush which will not only camouflage the redness, but will ultimately end up brightening your face. If you want to sculpt and accentuate certain areas of your face add some bronzer to the top of your forehead, and on your cheekbones and jawline.

Michael Kors Collection

Lets not forget about our eyelashes. During the sizzling summer season it’s best to go with a water-proof mascara which will prevent you from having any smudges. When it comes to eyeshadows the choice is up to you, but remember to ditch the dark colors during the spring and summer seasons. That means no dark smokey eyes, in contrast lean to more neutral or lively colors. The same goes with goes with lips you can give them a “look at my lips” feel by using any pinks, corals, or reds. Alternatively, a lip balm will suffice this summer because with its added SPF and moisturizing benefits you just cant go wrong.

Valentino

This seasons hair forecast calls for simplicity. Stop damaging your hair by using heat tools and start embracing more laid back do’s like your natural hair type, beach waves, braids, and various half-up half-down styles. Now if you want a more polished look a sleek high or low pony tail will do the job, except this will require a straightener depending on your hair type. I’ll soon put a link here to a post I will publish of my beauty recommendations which go along with this.

The Best Summer Sandals Under $150*

It’s summer time. Wait, I think you already know that because once you even dare put a foot out the door you want to melt and go back into the fresh air conditioned space. So why not let your pretty manicured toes breathe instead of stuffing them into muggy tennis shoes. It’s time to break out your summer sandals, and with so many to choose from I’m here to help. Whether you’re just running errands or heading to perhaps a beach wedding take a peak at these sensational summer sandals.


FLAT SANDALS:

MICHAEL Michael Kors Luna Crystal Sandal $79 (SALE)

Kate Spade New York Leather Jeweled Slides $107

Free People Harpoon Wrap Sandal $58

MICHAEL Michael Kors Lilah Canvas Sandals $99 (SALE)

TOPSHOP Serendipity $45

Steve Madden Evict Sandal $41 (SALE)

ALDO Kendell Gladiator Sandal $70


HEELED SANDALS:

ALDO Casarolo $90

ALDO Trealia $90

Steve Madden Presae $110

Steve Madden Stecy $80

TOPSHOP Riot $85

BCBGMAXAZRIA Devine $150 (SALE)


WEDGE SANDALS:

LOVE MOSCHINO Jungle Printed Sandals $115 (SALE)

Stuart Weitzman Twofer Allover-Cork Wedge $172 (SALE)

Aquazzura Christy Wedge $239 (SALE)

MICHAEL Michael Kors Elena Leather Wedge Sandals $87 (SALE)

Steve Madden ILUVIT $90

Free People Prima Lace Up Wedge $138