Red, White, & Blue. Independence Day Dressing.

A Few Outtakes on Patriotic Outfitting.

Jacket: Zara . Tank: Vince . Shorts: Milly (similar here and here) . Bag: Tory Burch . Heels: Christian Louboutin . Sunnies: Ray-ban . Necklace: J.Crew

I love any excuse for “theme” dressing. Pastels on Easter… Reds, Greens, Blues, and Whites around Chanukka and Christmas, and of course; Red, White & Blue on the 4th of July. The key to not looking like a holiday mascot though is embracing the colors without going overboard. I really love everything about this outfit, the blazer is an amazing find from Zara (now on sale!) and it has studs around the shoulders (so on trend) that add a little edge to the classic material, I also added a starburst rhinestone pin (borrowed from an Alice & Olivia dress) for a little pop that mimics the evening’s fireworks. The shorts are some of my absolute fave shorts that I own . The sailor-style Milly shorts are so versatile and I love the greek key pattern, and nautical button-up front, You will def be seeing these on repeat all summer. The shoes are some of my most comfortable Louby’s from a few seasons ago. They are a tad more simple than some of the other designs I own, but those red bottoms add the perfect pop for the Holiday.

Though I adore the outfit, after my Independance Day Brunch.. it was time for a more casual (and cooler) look for the beach [via instagram].

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Top: Equipment (Similar) . Bikini: Ella Moss (similar)  . Shorts: Hudson . Bag: TB . Belt: J. Crew (in stores/ other color) . Sandals: Zara  (on sale!) . Necklace: Betsy Johnson (similar)  . Hat: Purchased last month in  Paris at Galleries Lafayette (similar)

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Red Hot Summer

Dress: BCBG (old) . Shoes: Kate Spade . Bag: Letty (last seen here) . Nails: Essie ‘lilacism’ Necklace: Danielle Stevens

So I don’t know about you ladies, but for me wearing red is like an instant mood lifter, and a surefire attention getter. I love to don the color for formal events, as it typically stands out amongst the sea of long black gowns, and conservative cocktails dresses. The shade looks great ON EVERYONE (yes even red-heads- ex.here) but if you’re not into the red hot, head-to-toe look, it also works fabulously as an accent piece (think red scarf, handbag, or just a swipe of red lipstick). However, if you’re looking to be a bit more bold and bright at your next affair grab one of these gorg dresses, and you’ll be a defininte standout at any soiree.

P.S. The Bottega Veneta gown is my dream dress so for any generous readers out there, my bday is coming up and I am a size 2. Thanks! xoxo, S

1. Mango [ $75]   2. Mikael Aghal [$214] 3. Bottega Veneta [$6,040] 4. Adam [$232]  5. MCQ Alexander McQueen [$275] 6. TopShop [$96] 6. Dsquared2 [$3,233] . 8. Valentino [$1,399] 9. ModCloth [$48]

Rainy Day Kicks and almost summer.

Okay people, so mentally I have been on Summer vacation. My brain zone has been all palm trees, waves, sand, and maragritas. HOWEVER, the rain has not stopped for one day in “sunny” South Florida, and I am at a loss here. I mean, I try to fight off the gloomy feeling weather by embracing sheer leopard prints and a swipe of red lipstick, but there is only so much a girl (and her frizz-prone hair) can take! So dearest rain gods, please let up for just a little so I can enjoy just a few hours of my weekend? Pretty Please! Thanks, your new BFF — Shay

Beyond having cabin fever, this pseudo monsoon season we have been experiencing has really tested my shoe patience, as well. I sadly lost my adorable Marc Jacobs rain boots to my boyfriend’s over-zealous shoe-chewing pup a few months back. I had not been able to bring myself to replace them, until I spent my 8th straight rainy day walking to starbucks in open toed heels. I have since decided that enough is enough and I am ready to get back on the rubber boot train. But what to choose? Spy some killer options below.


sad “it’s cloudy out and about to rain” face

Top: old Michael Kors (similar), Leggings: LNA (similar), Bag: Tory Burch, Shoes: Dolce and Gabbana (on sale at Neiman’s now), Umbrella: Target

If only I could be as Euro-chic as my fave blogger The Blonde Salad on these rainy lazy days…

Clockwise: (Macy’s) Bootsi Tootsi [$46] . Vivienne Westwood [$295] . Dolce & Gabbana [$236] . (Macy’s) Bootsi Tootsi [$46] . Urban Outfitters [$49] . Sperry Topsider [$59 — Extra 40% off at checkout] . Anthropologie [$128] . Elliot Luca [$76] . ModCloth [$59] .

Palazzo Pant Party!


Pants: Patterson J. Kincaid // Tank: Theory // Cardigan: Michael, Michael Kors // Hat: purchased at Calle Ocho street fair ’11 // Bag: Marc Jacobs (old) // Wedges: Tory Burch // Bracelets: (left arm) TAI beads, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vintage (right arm) Alberta Di Feretti // Necklace Lily Dawson Designs c/o


Welcome to the party!! I am always on the hunt for clothes that are not only super cute, but also comfortable to wear. Palazzo pants are the solution! They are so chic, and I always see the most stylish waif-like women in France and Italy sporting these flowy pants. I have been on the search for a pair to call my own for quite a while… I definintely wanted a print, but something classic enough to wear in a multitude of situations.. so when I spotted these Patterson J. Kincaid beauties at Neiman’s it was love at first sight! I kept my outfit simple to mimic the beautiful easiness that emminates from the pants themselves, and topped it off with the Pièce de résistance, my Lily Dawson Designs necklace, which can take any outfit from drab to fab in seconds. Seriously, I wore this necklace out to a food truck fest (so yummy!) recently, and I got no less than a hundred compliments on the necklace. Everyone was completely shocked when I told them of the $35.00 price tag– unreal! So get over to her website and load up on some amahhhhzing accessories.

If you’re looking to keep it comfy and chic too, check out these Palazzo Pant Picks. Enjoy!


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Photo Cred: N. Neis