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July Obsessions.

 

July Obsessions

Overwhelming patriotism, fireworks and countless BBQs are just a few reasons why I love July summer nights.

Obviously when I think of July, I think of independence and fireworks (cue Katy Perry) – so here’s a few ways to show your love for the invention that got you in trouble with the homeowners’ association year after year!

1. Firecracker flower arrangements

2. Patriotic Blue accessories with gold accents

3. Firework inspired ombre and patterned dresses

What’s on your summer hot list for July?!

You Fancy, eh?

Ever feel like you’re neglecting your bottom half and rubbing it in it’s (um) face by wearing fun, eye-catching prints on top? Ok, maybe not. But whether or not you’ve realized it, you probably haven’t been giving your bottoms the same, spring print love you’ve showed your tops.

Let’s fix that with some Fancy Pants!

Fancy Pants

Balmain highwaisted pants, $2,135 / Mason by Michelle Mason high rise pants, $335 / Zara floral print pants / Zara printed pants
Click here to get some ideas on how to spread the print love.

Summer Entertaining

It’s summer! And if it ever stops raining in New York… we will be wanting to spend as much time outside as possible.

summer in new york

Inevitably that includes summer meals and al fresco dinners with our friends! Unfortunately for city dwellers, finding an outdoor space large enough to host a dinner or BBQ is nearly impossible, but if you have the ability to bring your group outdoors, here are some tips for summer entertaining.

Style Me Pretty's beautifully photographed brunch.

Style Me Pretty’s beautifully photographed brunch.

Monochrome.

Monochrome

One of the trends being thrown around like a hot potato this spring/summer is monochrome. While the definition of monochrome is pretty black and white [pun totally intended], actually wearing pieces on opposing sides of the grey scale can be super modern without having to actually try that hard.

Monochrome.

Dorothy Perkins / Prabal Gurung , $905 / Giorgio Armani , $2,455 / Rag & Bone rock and roll jeans / Yves Saint Laurent white pumps / Zara shoes
Keep your outfit simple with a majority of either black or white and class it up with a pair of YSL ankle strap pumps. I love dressing up silky shorts for going out with a pair of heels and this pair by Prabal Gurung is so beautiful it’s borderline insulting.
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Adorable Alice and Olivia Shorts + Wyatt black and white Blouse + Montilla Shoes from Piperlime.

Opposites Attract

Sometimes, opposites do not attract. Think oil and vinegar. Democrats and Republicans. Extroverts and introverts

Lucky for us, this optimistic cliche applies when it comes to mixing otherwise unrelated prints and textures! Let’s call it…

Fashion Fusion

Find some fun ways to play up your feminine and edgy sides at the same time here!

Points of Passion: Inspiration Friday

This inaugural Inspiration Friday happens to fall on one of the most anticipated weekends of the year. I’m kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with a half-day at work and well-deserved margaritas with co-workers. Here are a few charming links and intriguing photos to get you ready for this glorious, unofficial start to summer…

A bouquet of my favorite flowers [Stargazer Lilies] from my boyfriend to signify the beginning of my birthday week

A bouquet of my favorite flowers [Stargazer Lilies] from my boyfriend to signify the beginning of my birthday week

Living in New York during the summer, it seems as though as the week creeps closer to Friday, less and less peoplecommute to work. By the end of the week you would think that about half of the 1.6 million people that live in Manhattan have vanished… or simply relocated to the blissfully picturesque scene of Americana that is the Hamptons.

A friend of mine was recently lucky enough to visit a family members house before it became occupied for the summer. This was her view from the back porch…

Hamptons

Not bad.

This weekend I plan to imagine I am sunbathing on those gloriously manicured beaches by indulging in some Hamptons-inspired fashion and cuisine.

I feel like I haven’t worn a bikini in forever.. but when I do, it will definitely be one of these.

Dolce & Gabanna swim Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Baneau BikiniNorma Kamali

Unfortunately this weekend will still be a bit brisk in NYC [so much for the official kick-off of Summer] – so I’ll be forgoing the bikini for something a bit more accommodating  Not to mention I happen to be extremely partial to the yellow and grey look this spring…

Riley Keough in lace and yellow Band of Outsiders yellow shorts Milly white lace top Alice and Olivia embellished top

Riley Keough in lace and yellow | Band of Outsiders yellow shorts | Milly white lace top | Alice and Olivia embellished top

Check out more yellow + grey combinations here!