Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Wedding Style

Summer wedding season is upon us. Chances are you've been invited to a wedding or two or three. Don't let your outfit break the bank, you've still got to buy the gift. And, don't get stuck with a dress you'll never want to wear again. Today's post shares my ideal summer wedding style, a look anchored by discounted items that can be worn over and over. The dress is on sale for $30 (orig. $168)!

DressJ.Crew (on sale)
ClutchJ.Crew (on sale)
SandalsChinese Laundry
EarringsLoren Hope
BraceletsJ.Crew, J.Crew
WatchMarc Jacobs (on sale)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Punchy Print

I've become a huge fan of J.Crew this year. The store has taken the global-inspired trend in directions I'm excited to follow. Punchy prints, vibrant colors, ornate details, I'm loving the international flavor at the Crew this summer. When I first saw the gemstone floral silk tee, then, I knew I wanted it. This top mixes colorsgreen, blue, orange, and morewith a print that unites florals and geometric shapes. It's just the kind of festive print I love to wear. 

I played the waiting game and purchased the print top on sale for under $35 (orig. $118) during the 4th of July weekend. For a fashion event last Friday, I wore the top with navy shorts. A mod geometric print pump took the ensemble from Saturday-afternoon-cute to Friday-night-fab. 

Location: St. Louis Public Library (Central Library)
TopJ.Crew (on sale)
ShortsJ.Crew (on sale)
ShoesJoe's Jeans (on sale)
NecklaceJ.Crew (on sale)
EarringsKate Spade | similar
RingsVince Camuto | similar
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesCole Haan
LipFlat Out Fabulous' lipstickMac "Magenta" lip pencil

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer in Black

Intricate cutout details. A blouson bodice. Today's featured maxi dress makes wearing all black in the summer a breeze. I purchased the dress by Sabine during a Piperlime sale on sale. Get this. I spent under $20 (including shipping and tax) to get it home. What a deal. I can easily see myself reaching for this maxi dress for a long time.

For a casual chic look, the dress is worn with leather thong sandals, a stripe clutch, and statement earrings. By the way, I received my statement earrings in my first Rocksbox. If you'd like to try the jewelry subscription service, here's a FREE month to experience Rocksbox.

Location: Kiener Plaza, Downtown St. Louis
ShoesMichael Kors
BagKate Spade | option
EarringsLoren Hope via Rocksbox*
RingsVince Camuto | similar
BraceletsJ.Crew | similar, J.Crew Factory
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesKate Spade
LipMac 'Flat Out Fabulous' lipstickMac "Magenta" lip pencil

*Disclosure: I received a 3-month subscription to Rocksbox free of charge for review purposes. All of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shopping Next Season Now

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale opens to the public tomorrow. I may be more of a Nordstrom Rack shopper than a Nordstrom shopper, but the anniversary sale gets me into the main store every year. The deals on accessories, handbags, and shoes are usually noteworthy.

I've shopped the early access sale, but I haven't purchased anything yet. I planned to buy a new pair of Nike trainers, but the color options were more neon in person that I had hoped. This Nike training shoe in the crimson color is still on my list, but I haven't seen it in-store. As a huge Kendra Scott fan, one of my favorite deals is the almost half-price Elle and Danielle earrings. These earrings sold out faster than I could get to my local store. If I hadn't recently purchased a Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. tote, I would surely snatch one at the anniversary price in either grey or blue (ultraviolet).

Now that I've studied the catalog, browsed the site, and visited the store, here are a few of my favorite things in the sale.
Chain necklace, $37.90 ($58 after)
Scarf, $98.90 ($148 after)
Earrings, $39.90 ($60 after)
Iphone 5s case, $25.90 ($40 after)
Hobo bag, $292.90 ($438 after)
Cage bootie, $99.90 ($149.95 after)
Backpack, $35.90 ($55 after)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Tribal Print T-Shirt Dress

When I first saw today's featured t-shirt dress by Tildon in Nordstrom, I knew it would be perfect for the summer. The dress is ultra-silky and lightweight. It has a sleek shift silhouette. The best feature, though, has got to be its allover, tribal print. With its classic silhouette and cool print, this dress will surely be a go-to for me.

Today's post shows the dress as worn on a recent date night. Metallic silver loafers add a hip vibe. An ombre beaded necklace accents the colors and the global flavor of the dress.

Location: Lindell Blvd near Saint Louis University Museum of Art
DressTildon (now $19 in Nordstrom Rack)
ShoesJ.Crew (on sale)
EarringsKate Spade (on sale)
NecklaceAnthropologie (on sale)
WatchMichael Kors | similar
SunglassesCole Haan