My husband and I have dinner plans tonight with our good friends from New York. I’m really excited to see them as we missed our annual New Years eve trip together this past year and we are all looking forward to meeting up and planning for 2011. We were thinking Guatemala…but I digress.
What I really should talk about is what I’ll be wearing tonight, a black Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Dress with shoulder detailing that looks not too far off from this one. Even though it’s almost officially summer, I still love wearing all black and I love to contrast feminine details with more edgy and/or earthy accessories.
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Long Sleeve Tunic Dress, $350 at Shopbop.
Loeffler Randall Esther Wood Heel Pump, $475 at Endless.
Hand-carved Wood Bangle, $7 at J. Jill.
Elizabeth Cole Tusk Necklace, $228 at Free People.
Tory Burch Cynthia Printed Shoulder Bag, $277 at Tory Burch.
One of the most exciting and inspiring things about current fashion is the prints. Due to new technologies in textiles and computer graphics there is no limit to the range of prints that can be created. I especially love the intricate and expressionistic prints of Tsumori Chisato.
3.1 Phillip Lim Printed Silk Dress, $650 at Net-A-Porter
Alexander Wang Croc Print Dress, $420 at La Garconne
Anna Sui Embroidered Chiffon Dress, $500 at Net-A-Porter
Hervé Léger Printed Bandage Dress, $1850 at Net-A-Porter
APC Madras Cocktail Dress, $270 at La Garconne
Tsumori Chisato Feather Ruffled Tunic Dress, $703 at La Garconne
Erdem Candra Silk Print Dress, $560 at Net-A-Porter
For Memorial Day weekend my husband and I were invited to our friend’s beach house in Bodega Bay. I am seriously looking forward to relaxing on the beach, barbecuing and catching up with old friends. And three days of beachside holiday weekend means three days of beachside outfits, so here are my picks!
Juicy Couture Embroidered Cotton Dress, $280 at Net-A-Porter.
Havaiana Slim Flip Flop in Light Golden, $24 at Boutique to You.
Designers Remix Beach Bag, $110 at SSense.
Wendy Nichol Black Diamond Spike Necklace, $368 at SHEboutique.
La Mer Waterproof Watch, $60 at Urban Outfitters.
Aqua Stud & Mirror Bangle Set, $28 at Bloomingdales.
Milly Crochet Cotton Beach Dress, $195 at Net-A-Porter.
Emmanuelle Khanh Plastic Sunglasses, $137 at Farfetch.
Milly Ikat Print Bikini, $110 at The Outnet.
7 For All Mankind Jane Espadrille Wedges, $220 at Shopbop.
Gap Floppy Straw Hat, $30 at Gap.
Citizens of Humanity Wyatt Shorts, $343 at My Theresa.
T by Alexander Wang Striped Classic Tank, $80 at Kirna Zabete.
BC One For the Road Sandals, $51 at Zappos.
Sea of Love Mini Shell Charm Necklace, $138 at Madison LA.
Alex & Ani Rush Endless Hoops in Coconut Cream, $58 at Max & Chloe.
Raffia Crochet Bag, $62 at Athleta.
I have a strong preference for dresses over skirts and shorts. They are easy, comfortable, and an easy way to pull an outfit together. Here are seven choices under $100.
Pins and Needles Puff Sleeve Chiffon Dress, $68 at Urban Outfitters
BB Dakota Jora Dress, $60 at Shopbop
Juicy Couture Mochi Print Tunic, $80 at Shopbop
Ecote Knotted Front Sundress, $48 at Urban Outfitters
Splendid T Shirt Pocket Dress, $92 at Shopbop
American Vintage Jersey Mini Dress, $88 at Revolve Clothing
Nom De Plume Yaya Slasher Dress, $68 at Urban Outfitters
When I think of summer dressing, I think of light and airy, with touches of gold and sea blues. I adore the breeziness of this Joie dress, especially when contrasted with this colorful Ikat bag. The best outfits tend to be a mix of high and low, vintage and new. (Note: “high” to me is a $250 dress. Anything couture I’ll probably just call “the unaffordable” or “the dream on”.)
Jilly Dress by Joie, $228 at Shopbop.
Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs, $97 at Revolve Clothing.
Vintage Stretch Belt, $16 at UnforgettableYou.
Ikat Boho Sak by Cleobella, $94 at Shopbop.
Diamond Coin Bracelet by Gorjana, $85 at Shopbop.
Dylan Sandals by dv by Dolce Vita, $55 at Shoes.com