Loving This Week: Cropped Blues + a Polished Pintuck Dress

Monday, July 06, 2015 • Permalink • 

Trademark Dress - Black Crane Dress - Farrow Pants - Isabel Marant Etoile Sweatshirt - Massimo Dutti Shirt

I can think of few items that would feel as exquisitely perfect for a warm summer workday as this Trademark white pintuck dress I found a few months ago. It went on sale recently, making it even more perfect, if that’s even possible. In other shopping news this week, I ran across a bargain-priced pair of cropped pants in floaty lightweight denim that are so incredibly versatile.

Here are all of the great finds taking up room in my online shopping cart this week…

1. Trademark Pintuck Dress, $328.80 (was $548.00)
I’ve been hopelessly in love with this dress since it was a new arrival. Now that it’s on the sale rack, my love has only deepened. The relaxed minimalist look is a refreshingly modern way to do officewear, while the intricate pintuck detail, shell buttons, and back box pleat demonstrate the dress’s high quality construction.

Trend Worth Trying: Short Shorts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

‘Tis the season to wear short shorts!

Although some people do not love short shorts because they are not always worn appropriately, short shorts is a trend worth talking about. This trend may become an option for those of you who instinctively want to rule out short shorts because I can show you some fashion tricks that will provide you with many ways to flatter your body. For example, try wearing baggier shorts that accentuate your waist with looser tops or tank tops, belts, and heels. This combination will focus everyone’s attention on your waist while allowing you to put your best legs forward.

Sometimes I think wrap shorts are perfect. They are stylish, exude the allure of a skirt, and allow movement without looking like you’re baring too much leg (even though you are). My first feature is a great example of this chic style. This short accentuates the waist and mimics a skirt, which is what gives it ultra-appeal, but keeps you from having to worry about keeping your legs crossed at all times. With that said, I would gear away from wearing this style with stilettos unless you are very dainty. Instead, wear with embellished sandals or wedges.

Aqua Wrap Front Shorts

→ Buy the Aqua Wrap Front Shorts, $68.00, at bloomingdales.com.

Loving This Week: A Breezy Chambray Skirt + Summer Accessories

Monday, June 29, 2015 • Permalink • 

Eileen Fisher Skirt - S'Well Water Bottle - Jeffrey Campbell Loafers - Illesteva Sunglasses - Azalea Scarf

I’ve never been great at summer accessorizing. I’m much more of a fall and winter kind of person, so my summer looks tend to be more minimalist. But, this week, I’ve found some summer accessories that pique my interest. I also found a fabulously simple chambray skirt that is summer perfect.

Check out all of my favorite online shopping finds from this week…

1. Eileen Fisher Gathered Chambray Skirt, $168.00
This pull-on black wash chambray skirt has a breezy, comfy vibe that is exactly what a person needs on a really hot summer day. I’d wear it with a slouchy white tee and ugly-chic sandals of the Birkenstock variety.

Trend Worth Trying: Cat Eye Sunglasses

Thursday, June 25, 2015 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Cat eye sunglasses are all the talk. The funkier, the better!

When I see cat eye glasses I always think about Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn wore those cool cat eye prescription glasses in How to Marry a Millionaire. Nowadays, cat eye design glasses are all the rage when it comes to fun in the sun.

Nordstrom has a wonderful selection of cat eye sunglasses, so it is a great one-stop shop! Designers are inventing creative and fun designs and the sky seems to be the limit. There are all kinds of variations stemming from the famous cat eye look that can either turn you off or inspire you. Hopefully, the products I’m featuring will make you want to dive into the past and soak up the sun with some old school glamour.

My first feature is for all the bold divas out there. It’s a fun twist on the aviator and cat eye design. The cool lens gives off a shiny reflection. These are not for everyone, but will make a great accessory for those that are willing to flaunt them with confidence and have an overall fun wardrobe or style to compliment this pair.

Dior So Real 48mm Sunglasses

→ Buy the Dior So Real 48mm Sunglasses, $545.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

What to Wear Wine Tasting This Summer

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

When summer arrives wine tasting becomes a hit. Since summer is full of tastings, I feel it’s appropriate to showcase the proper attire for the various events.

Whether you are going to a vineyard or a private party you always want to be fashion-forward, but consider wearing different footwear depending on the destination. If it’s a vineyard you’ll want to stick to flats or wedges for comfort because of the extensive walking.

My first pick can be worn in any kind of setting, but will look lovely with heels. It is a stunning mint-aqua color that is making a big splash this season. It is a flawless color and it flatters both lighter and darker skin tones beautifully. I like this for an evening wine tasting event with heels because it gives off a very carefree vibe. The long sleeves and the cascading drapey v-neck allow breathing room to drink and eat without feeling guilty, while looking fab!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Kailene High-Low Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Kailene High-Low Dress, $118.80 (was $198.00), at bcbg.com.