Category Archives: So Stylish

07/05/18

The Keys to Wearing all White this Summer

I used to live in absolute fear of wearing white jeans.

I saw all these other super chic, elegant women wearing white jeans and wondered why I seemed to not be able to pull off that same effortless sophistication.

But, the truth is, it just takes some time to find the right pair of white jeans. Doesn’t it? The right cut. The right thickness… {hello panty lines!} The right fabric. The right size. But, when we find the right pair, it makes all the difference and I love the look of an all-white, or at least mostly white, look. Nothing can beat its simple sophistication, and it’s absolutely perfect for summertime!

Cool. Breezy. Crisp. Ladylike. Perfect.

But, there are some tips and tricks for pulling off the all-white look.

Pair slim & full silhouettes when dressing all in the same hue.

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Mirror whatever you are wearing, top and bottom. If wearing a fuller blouse, then pair with slim ankle pants, and vice versa.

Pop on a Belt to break up the look a bit. Gives you a bit of definition and separation.

Plus, for us curvy gals like me? It accentuates the narrowest part of us- our waistlines!

Throw on a faded denim jacket, or even white denim jacket!

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Gives it some polish & finesse.

Keep it monochromatic even when it comes to accessories!

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White hat or white sneakers and even lighter-hued sunglasses all pair for this sporty and adorable look.

Dress in tone. Not crazy about all white? Pair it with tan, cream, blush, or even metallic!It will still give you the same effect.

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Hoping this has given you some style ideas and a little more courage to pull out the lightest hue in your closet and go for it!

Wear with confidence!

XOXO…

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06/28/18

Summer Straw

There are few things that scream “summer” more than a straw bag, tote, or hat. They truly are the quintessential summer accessory.

As a child, I remember Nana sitting underneath a shade tree or large market umbrella in a chic black, one piece swimsuit, strappy sandals, and a big straw hat with a fuchsia scar tied around. In my 4 year old eyes, and even still here at 30, she was the epitome of summertime elegance.

red orange off the shoulder midi dress, square silk neck scarf, wide brim straw sun hat with black lattice lace detail // classic beach style

And in so many ways, I still copy her effortless style now.

Straw bags, round bags, summer bags

Well, summertime straw-fashioned accessories have gone absolutely nowhere, but instead, have gained some steam since the late 80s. You can find updated classics in almost any department store and peppered on the pages of your favorite fashion mags.

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Just lovely!

So, here are a few of my favorite summertime straw accessories, and more importantly, where to find them!

This Classic Straw Circle Tote is the perfect grab-n-go bag for all summer: to the beach, to brunch with girlfriends, to the farmer’s market, with your favorite maxi dress for church or a garden party. Perfect for all occasions.

Classic Straw Circle Tote Bag

And my word! Don’t you just love that simple silk scarf tied on? Yes puh-lease!

THE hat that gives me such memories of Nana…

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By designer Eugenia Kim, the Emmanuelle Straw Hat in Natural & Black from Banana Republic

Want a similar look, but with a lighter price tag? Try the Genie, also by Eugenia Kim for Banana Republic. Gives you that same classic black and natural combination with just the right amount of flair!

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Women’s Circle Straw Crossbody Bag, from JCrew

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Oh, what’s not to love about this lovely?

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Comes in a variety of colors and it really is the perfect summertime bag for all your essentials- cell phone, car keys, sunglasses, and you are off!

Packable Straw Hat in Black & Ivory, from JCrew

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Made of ultra-durable paper straw, this hat easily packs away into your beach tote or overnight bag and then regains its shape after it emerges. Has a nice wide brim

And, there is one more eye-catching straw accessory in that photo above…

Raffia flower earrings

These dazzling Raffia Flower Earrings are an unexpected twist to traditional tasseled earrings, and are now 50% off!

And for a swoon-worthy investment piece that you’ll love to pull out summer after summer…

Structured Straw Wristlet

This Structured Straw Wristlet with black piping is just delicious, modern, quirky, and timeless all wrapped up into one!

Because a leather-handled, straw French Market basket is impossible to beat…

And, finally, in my humble opinion, the sweetest straw beach bag.

The Medium Camryn Tote. Sturdy handle, flat bottom, and high sides for plenty of storage. Would easily hold an extra towel, a good book, some sunblock, and chapstick with great ease!

And I just love the weave and the delicate sky-blue tassel!

So, there you have it, a quick listing of all my favorite summertime straw accessories! Hoping your summer is full of bright and shiny days surrounded by the ones that you love!

XOXO….

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