From Pool to Party, Must-Have Hats for Summer Occasions

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Whether you are getting ready for Derby time or planning to hang by the water, you will need to wear a hat! Wearing a hat will protect you from the sweltering heat and keep you looking sassy.

Wide rim hats keep your face from getting blotchy and help prevent you from having to shampoo your tresses before you go out. Depending on the occasion, be prepared and put your best fashion sense forward. Just make sure not to wear the sunscreen and sweat-reeking hat to your daytime function. Keep your tresses smelling fresh under your hat with some yummy smelling dry shampoo.

Check out some of these fun, simple styles that can make all the difference when it comes to completing your look. They will also save your face, literally.

This simple, black floppy hat from Topshop is wonderful. It’s a hat that you can wear as is, or turn into a statement piece by embellishing it to fit your mood and help execute your look. Get creative by using a hairpin or a piece of fabric in order to change it up once in a while.

Topshop New Big Felt Floppy Hat


→ Buy the Topshop New Big Felt Floppy Hat, $52.00, at us.topshop.com.


Get 20% Off New Spring Styles at Need Supply

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Permalink • 

3x1 Jeans - The Things We Keep Ring - Acne Jeans - Need Supply Sandals - Stelen Jumpsuit - Birkenstock Sandals

Through this Friday, May 1, at midnight ET contemporary fashion retailer Need Supply is offering 20% off a large selection of brand new spring fashions with coupon code SELECTS20. That’s right, brand new stuff marked down. So much fun to be had.

I would have zero problem supplying my entire wardrobe from Need Supply, so browsing through the markdowns was kind of a kid in a candy store moment for me. I pulled a handful of my favorites here, but the whole Spring Selects promotional section is worth a look-see.

1. 3x1 Wide Leg Pant, $236.00 after coupon (was $295.00)
I’m a new fan of 3x1’s gorgeous denim creations. They do selvedge particularly well, and these wide leg jeans are perfect example of why. The cut is so of the moment, as is the minimalist wash, and they’re manufactured in the USA.

5 Nordstrom Sale Finds You’ll Be Sorry You Missed

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 • Permalink • 

The Nordstrom sale section is chock full of fabulous deals right now, but they are disappearing fast. Evidence: over the weekend I pulled 11 of my favorites for a possible post this week; as of today only 5 are left in stock. Crazy.

I do love every one of these sale finds, though. These are the kind of deals you’ll be so sorry you missed when they are gone. Each one is a classic, high-quality wardrobe addition at a great price. And remember, shipping and returns are always free at Nordies. See what you think…

White silk is fresh and crisp for warm weather, particularly in the office. This blouse can also do double duty, layering well with your favorite sweater or cardigan in cooler weather.

Theory Uniform Silk Blouse


→ Buy the Theory Uniform Silk Blouse, $176.25 (was $235.00), at nordstrom.com.


Loving This Week: Celine-Lookalike Sunnies + an Easy Pullover

Monday, April 27, 2015 • Permalink • 

Sundry Pullover - And Other Stories Swimsuit - Giles and Brother Bracelet - And Other Stories Sunglasses - Elizabeth and James Handbag

I have another recent find from my new favorite online shopping service to share this week, plus a few well-priced summer essentials. Oh, and it was a good week for navy.

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

1. Sundry Cropped Pullover, $90.00
I discovered this new-to-me brand via Lyon + Post, my new favorite online shopping service. I knew the minute I tried it on that I was keeping this crazy soft French terry pullover. It has a relaxed sweatshirt shape, but the tencel/ cotton/ rayon blend fabric feels luxurious and dressy. It’s perfect for the weekend or a casual workplace, and it’s available in four colors.

Everlane Debuts Sophisticated Linen Tees for Summer

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • Permalink • 

Everlane Linen Tee Shop

It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of San Francisco-based Everlane. When this luxe ethical retailer launches new styles, it’s a cause for celebration. Every piece in their extremely well-edited collection is divine.

New to Everlane? Here’s what you need to know. This online-only retailer specializes in ethically-sourced upscale basics. Their “radically transparent” approach to manufacturing results in excellent savings on well-made pieces you can feel good about buying.

Now let’s talk about those new linen tees. The slightly transparent, textured 100% linen fabric is machine washable (flat dry) and the cuts are modern, minimalist, and ultra-chic. They’re constructed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, along with other pieces of Everlane’s knitwear collection. Check them out for yourself…