20 August 2015

How to Transition Your Summer LWD for Fall

Greetings from Maine, where the faint scent of fall is already in air! I'm loving the absence of humidity here, allowing us to enjoy the long late summer sunny days. Evening temperatures drop dramatically, setting the perfect scene for a pairing of red wine & roaring fires. It's the ideal vacation weather for someone like me who has spent the better part of the year in the tropical Floridian climate, but it's also the best way to transition into my favorite fashion season, the fall.
Every year around this time I spend endless amounts of time staring at my closet in the mornings with digust: seeing my emerging fall wardrobe off to the side waiting to be worn, while I reluctantly put on my summer uniform, yet again. And so the Maine temperatures are definitely curing my late summer style funk. I have been happily layering and accessorizing some of my favorite summer pieces, giving them a makeover by adding fall toned jackets and sweaters, and playing around with suede other soft textures. 
The ultimate summer wardrobe staple is for sure the Little White Dress (something I never travel without during these months) and I love working it into my September styles when the days are still warm and my tan is still hanging around. I love this dress you see above from Urban Outfitters for transitioning to fall for two key reasons: it's more off white than white and it's beautiful lace patterned details. Creams, ivories, and off whites tend to look best when paired with warm fall colors, such as the olives, yellows, browns, and reds. It is also more forgiving on tan-fading skin versus the cool bright white shifts we so love on bright sunny summer days. The lace detailing also feels very luxurious and feminine, creating a softer silhouette that plays well with the utilitarian jacket cut, the duster drape coat, or event the belted structured trench style jacket.

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Yellow Jacket, Gorsuch, similar & similar
Dalton Booties, Joie
Shades, Forever 21

12 August 2015

Summer Hair Care with Living Proof

Hope you all are good and ready for the summer weekend ahead! And, yes I know it's only Wednesday but by midweek during the dog days of summer I am already planning what to pack for Friday's escape! But before jetting off to the beach, there is one product combination your weekend bag should not be without. It's Living Proof's fab frizz humidity shield and nourishing styling cream! This duo is just amazing: I have been using it all June and July to protect my long blonde locks from sun damage, dryness from styling, and to keep my hair from frizzing out of control in the summer humidity and heat. 
I use a nickel size amount of Living Proof's styling cream on wet hair to protect my hair from the blow dryer heat and help keep those baby hairs around my face from taking flight... Once dry and styled I use the Living Proof humidity shield as a finishing spray. It has a wonderful light styling hold as well as a UV protectant which helps increase the life and vibrancy of my highlights and lowlights. This product is especially good for blondes who want to ward against the total platinum fade we are so prone to every time we hit the water or step into the strong summer sun. I would also recommend it for those of you who balayage as it will protect that great dimension you worked so hard to achieve. I keep the Humidity Sheild in my purse at all times during the dog days of summer in case my hair needs a little refresher or extra protection.

Check out Living Proof's full frizz line bellow and a few of my other can't-live-without Living Proof hair essentials. 

05 August 2015

Lilac and Lilies : The Miami Edition

Sunday of Miami Swim Week was a whirlwind of shows, go sees, and serious South Beach style sip-n-sees (ie fashion day parties) so I was thrilled that despite the hectic schedule my husband and I were able to carve out some quiet time to just enjoy the Miami Edition Hotel. Between shows, you could find us tucked away indulging in the always light-filled Edition Market (best breakfast on South Beach if you're taking notes), or in the late afternoon enjoying our afternoon espressos...maybe even a charcuterie plate or an ice cream to go. Evenings were of course spent plotting how to skip out in between the big shows to sample everything on the Matador Room menu and enjoy some great cocktails under the garden poolside canopy, prior to taking a bikini skate around the Basement ice rink... 
As you can see, all I needed was a couple of key items from the amazing local Lilac and Lilies Boutique that could take from dawn till dusk in essentially the same look, while all the while feeling fresh and event appropriate. And because it was Sunday of a very long weekend, I needed an outfit that was bohemian in both look and feel, and forgiving on the feet...
A bright colored beach tote, wide brimmed straw hat, and big shades made it possible for me to leave early in the morning, and not have to return until bedtime nor waist a moment of all the action that happens Sunday (of swim week no less) on South Beach. Sheer fashionista, wanderluster, and seasoned traveler bliss.

Straw Hat, H&M (ON SALE now for only $7!)
Coral Canvas Tote, C' Orrico
Sandals, Aldo

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01 August 2015

Tory Burch Swim: Behind the Scenes at Swim Week

Last Saturday morning in South Beach was epically beautiful, as I attended the Tory Burch Swim presentation and breakfast a top Miami's Soho Beach House. So here's your Supper Model exclusive sneak peak of what's to come from Tory Burch! For next season think amazing geometric prints and large floral motifs mixed with paisley details and of course summer stripes. Blues and whites were the theme of the morning with flowing caftans and hooded ponchos dominating the coverup scene. The stars of the show? The amazing tassel covered sandals (pictured above) and an incredible dessert-themed bikini print (note: this cartoon-esc pattern is popping in almost every swimwear collection so snag your early) Both show stopping items are absolute must-haves for the season to come, and certain to be staples of the most fashionable wardrobes.

Shop my current Tory Burch Favorites:

23 July 2015

Beach Bombshell Bikinis with Eberjey

I kicked off Summer Swim Week on South Beach with a little sexy shoot featuring my favorite bohemian bikini brand Eberjey. Eberjey bikinis and intimates have a unique boho chic flare combined with a Bardot-esc sensibility: beautifully made patterns and fabrics with an itsy-bitsy St. Tropez cut and fit. The result is endlessly soft and comfortable separates, best for the beach babe who is classic, but truly confident with a barely-there statement bikini. I could not love Eberjey's things more, and am always surprised at the durability and long life of every suit and lingerie set I've purchased.

For this suit, the "wandering spirit," I wanted to highlight the delicate black and nude cutout pattern, so I opted for soft strappy black heels and an elongating cashmere sweater-coat-cardi-coat-coatigan that provided the perfect glamorous coverup as we went from beach shoot to a poolside cocktail presentation. Subtle, but big Bardot volume, beach waves with gold accessories keeps this ultra feminine. Before sunset, I accessorized with the always essential hat and shades (Florida living has quickly taught me the absolute need to always shield and protect your face from the sun). I love this jute textured fedora, and uber glam two tone chocolate shades, both from the fabulous Lilac and Lilies Boutique in Fort Lauderdale. Each give the look a dramatically fun and fashion-forward flare perfect for sitting poolside at any swim week event, summer party, or really any sun-filled Saturday...

"Wandering Spirit" Bikini, Eberjey
Sweater Cardi-Coat, Rachel Zoe, similar, similar, love this

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