Posts tagged "summer fashion"

Must Haves: 10 Pieces For Your Inner Horse Girl

Were you a horse girl when you were younger? I definitely was, from my horse-sticker-covered Trapper Keeper to my short but sweet stint with horseback riding lessons. Horses are just so majestic and pretty, am I right? But they’re also expensive and they poop a lot. So maybe instead of owning one, let’s consider just…

Julie Gerstein / June 4, 2012

Must Haves: 7 Stunning Drop Waist Dresses

Maybe it was the magical trailer for “The Great Gatsby,” or the 1920s lawn party invitation we just got in the mail, but whatever the reason, we are obsessed with drop waist dresses right now. Want to add this retro silhouette to your wardrobe? Click through to check out seven of our top picks!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 4, 2012

Must Haves: 7 Cute Canvas Sneakers

Flip-flops and fancy sandals are obviously summer footwear necessities, but I’ve found that a cute pair of light sneakers will also get a lot of wear in the warmer months. Throw ‘em on for spontaneous trips to the river, evening walks with your BFF, or braving the dirt and dust at outdoor concerts. Here are…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Gorgeous Gingham Pieces

Gingham is such a sweet, summery fabric. It’s fabulous on warm weekends, and looks particularly alluring when accessorized with a tall glass of lemonade. Click through to check out 10 gingham pieces–from dresses to shoes to bikinis–guaranteed to add some old-fashioned charm to your summer wardrobe……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 27, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Pieces Under $100 From British Retailer Jack Wills

Jack Wills has been a staple brand for British coeds for years. But it’s just been in the last three that the company has made the jump over the pond and established roots stateside. We wanted to give you a look, and found 10 perfectly lovely English-inflected shirts, shorts and dresses — all for under…

Julie Gerstein / May 26, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 9 Sheer Blouses Under $25

As the weather warms up you’re going to want to wear less. But maybe you’re still going to want to sport layers? How about a sheer blouse to add some interest and sexiness to your outfits without adding bulk? Pair with a thin tank underneath, or if you’re feeling more daring, a full-coverage bra. Either…

Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Summer Sandals In Neon Hues

Sometimes, all it takes is the perfect shoe to take an outfit from boring to blam. That’s why we’re all for neon sandals this summer. Pair a neon sandal with a khaki short and a white T-shirt and you’ve got a foolproof summertime outfit. We’ve picked out 10 of our favorite pairs for your perusal.

Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 25 Summer Skirts For $25 Or Less

The challenge: find 25 cute, summery, affordable skirts you’d love — for under $25 each! It was difficult, but we managed to do it, giving you tons of new options for your summertime wardrobe. Sheer skirts, flowery skirts, stripes and more — we’ve got it all. Click through to browse and shop!

Julie Gerstein / May 16, 2012

Must Haves: Retro Swimsuits For Every Shape

We’ve been so happy to see the huge variety of swimsuits available today (remember when everyone had to choose between a string bikini or an old lady one piece?), and we’re especially excited about the resurgence of retro style swimsuits. Here are 10 fabulous options in every size, shape, and color, guaranteed to make you…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 13, 2012

Shopping Guide: 7 Sunny Yellow Dresses

Warm weather calls for sunglasses, popsicles, cute sandals, and breezy dresses. Here are seven of our favorite summer dresses in sunny shades of yellow, in a variety of sizes and styles. The best part? They’re all $50 or less. Click through to check ‘em out……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 10, 2012

Shopping Guide: Summer Stripes

We love stripes all year round, but they feel especially right during  the warmer months. Luckily stores are currently packed to the gills with stripes of all shapes and sizes. Here are 10 stripey pieces in bright colors and summery silhouettes, from dresses and skirts to the cutest slip-on sneakers ever ……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2012

Shopping Guide: 7 Breezy Blouses

Lightweight blouses are the perfect garment for spring and summer. They pair equally well with trousers as they do with denim cutoffs, which makes them perfect for warm days at the office or weekend adventures. Click through to check out seven of our favorite breezy styles in a rainbow of colors!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 3, 2012

Inspiration Board: Molly Sims Bright & Light Color Combo

Summer is winding down now, but we’re still loving bright colors. While the color-blocking trend got us to try wearing colors together, we still realize the impact of bold color with neutral cream. Just check out the photo of Molly Sims above. The tailoring of her orange-red blazer says, “I’m not to be messed with,”…

Annika Harris / August 9, 2011

Inspiration Board: Kelly Rowland’s Polished & Floral Look

We love the idea of shorts suits and wearing heels with shorts. So you know this polished and floral look Kelly Rowland wore while watching “X-Factor” auditions in Liverpool had our names written all over it. Kelly’s large floral print shorts are Stella McCartney, but we found a less expensive option. Check it out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2011

The Only Beach Bag Necessary

We used to schlep our stuff to the beach in a regular canvas tote bag that never really had adequate space. Then we came across Fashionable Notes’ Beach Bag, which has made beach-going a more practical and easy experience. The Beach Bag is large enough to hold a couple of towels or large sheets, a…

Annika Harris / July 8, 2011

Inspiration Board: Retro Anjelica Huston

I didn’t become aware of Anjelica Huston’s fabulousness until she starred in the 1990 film “The Witches” and “The Addams Family” in 1991. But this model and actress has been mesmerizing audiences with her beauty and acting skills since the ’70s. I love looking at old photos of celebrities, and fell for this easy look…

Annika Harris / July 6, 2011

Alice + Olivia’s Modern Take On Barbie

Okay, so Alice + Olivia haven’t designed a new Barbie doll, but the styling of this model in its resort lookbook really reminds me of a classic Barbie. Alice + Olivia has swapped the black and white stripe swimsuit for a black and white stripe romper. The blond hair has been replaced by a big,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 4, 2011