I live in sundresses during the summer and I wear them to the point that I never want to see them again come the following year. For this reason, 99% of my summer day dresses cost less than $100, with many as low as $30. I find most of my favorites from Zara, H&M, and Forever 21. I get such great pleasure from taking an inexpensive dress, like this beautiful one from H&M, and accessorizing it in all sorts of ways. My good friend, Shani, and I discovered this particular dress on one of our shopping excursions and both bought it in different colors. We have been having the best time sending each other mirror selfies of the different ways we style it. Isn't it a blast to see how two people can conceptualize completely unique ways to wear the same dress? Do you and your friends do the same thing?
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Unlike most New Yorkers, I actually enjoy Manhattan in the summer. It's quieter, there's less traffic, and the warm city evenings feel romantic and sexy. I don't mind a Sunday afternoon at the beach, but I prefer to see the sunset over the city skyline. A loose white dress like this one from MLM is perfect for cocktails al fresco on a humid, sticky night. I love how off-the-shoulder designs leave room for lots of glamorous jewelry. I have rekindled my 90s obsession with chokers and I love the way this gold one looks with giant earrings. Wishing everyone a hot and sexy summer whether it's here, at the beach, or on a yacht in Capri. Xoxo
Dress: MLM, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Earrings: NastyGal, Choker: NastyGal (similar), Initial Necklaces: (212) 956-2800 for inquiries), Rings: Erickson Beamon (ExcessoriesExpert@gmail.com to order), Clutch: Vintage (similar)
We've charmed in chiffon, we've lounged in linen, and we've lured in lace, but this summer, it's time to say "Yes WAY!" to crochet. Hailing from the counterculture of the late 60's and holding strong into the 70's, this granny-chic fabric is a groovy breath of fresh air in a sea of uptight, "clean line" styles. I acknowledge that a full-crochet rainbow dress may be too aggressive for some, but there are plenty of more subtle options (such as a white dress with crochet trim or a crochet vest to be worn over a button down blouse or shirtdress) that you can choose. You can avoid looking like a member of the That 70's Show cast by pairing these kitschy knitted pieces with modern accessories (like a moto-inspired cross-body bag)...or embrace the excessively retro movement and commit to a Jackie Burkhart moment with a boho bag and platforms. Your choice. Crochet pieces can be found at all price points from Miu Miu to H&M, or search Etsy for the authentic vintage selection!
Dress: Rat & Boa (Sold out, but here is a similar idea and here is a similar version from Etsy), Clutch: Love Birds LA from The Daily Shoppe (for sale TODAY ONLY!!), Sandals: Gucci (Mother's Day gift from the best husband!), Earrings: Erickson Beamon, Rings: Arme De L'AMour and Saint Laurent
I am one of those ridiculous people who over-accessorizes at the beach. I can't help it. I love piling on bright bling with sundresses and coverups. If you're worried about tan lines from necklaces or bracelets, you can at least wear a great pair of tribal-inspried beaded earrings in jade, coral, or my favorite, turquoise. A statement earring adds a touch of glamour to a free-spirited beach frolic, and works whether your hair is back in a loose braid, thrown up in a messy bun, or down and wavy. Of course, feel free to follow my "more-is-more" motto and layer on the excessive accessories.
Dress: Spell Designs, Earrings: Marlyn Schiff, Bracelets: Marlyn Schiff, Necklace: Erickson Beamon (similar), Bag: Lust and Wander Studio (use promo code Excessories10 for 10% off), Sandals: Stuart Weitzman, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban