Thursday, June 27, 2013

Clearly Brilliant

I remember a few years ago when I was in the Bahamas (for work, people, not vacation), and one of my tech savvy friends, R, would put his iPhone in a small plastic bag to avoid sand getting in the phone, and it allowed him to use it freely through the bag.  Brilliant I thought.  Why didn't I think of that?

And then, it seems, many others did too!

I'm loving this clear beach set from Echo that is perfect for your iPad and iPhone, and it comes in lady and gent friendly colors.  And of course the water resistant case is clear enough for you to use your device through the bag.  Can't wait to get a set for my summer beach trip later in July!

Echo's Clearly Cool Beach Set $38.00

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Orange You Glad It's Summer?

So my friends in the south are already deep in the heart of summer, and it's not even June 21st yet.  Those of us here in New England just prepare for Nor'easters (scary storms that bring rain, snow, etc. with usually ridiculous winds).  For now, I'll dream of sunny beach days where I can wear sunny colors!  As a redhead, I have been uncertain about wearing orange...until now.  I think it's such a fun, vibrant color that definitely gets a bad wrap.  You will love it paired with summer's classic navy, white or go a little bold and think pink!

Sailor pants in an unexpected color make me happy.
JCrew $79.99
For my cute preggo friends- and in ombre!
Old Navy $14
Way cute for the kitchen
Target $17.99
 Perfect for the summer wedding
Loft $89.50
And if you're still looking for the perfect Father's Day gift,
get dad ready for the beach!
Lands' End $49
 Embrace the orange in your life, friends!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hello, Hi-Low!

Well, hello, Hi-Low!  Welcome to summer 2013 where the gradually arched hemline can be really beautiful on the right pieces.  So maybe this is the season to experiment with a fun trend!  I tend to think the more dramatic the high/low (i.e., super super short in the front, much longer in the back), the more unflattering the look (or maybe just too youthful?).  When the hemline shows a more moderate change, it looks classy and casual. What do you think?

This kelly green is just perfect for summer!
Ann Taylor Seabreeze skirt $118
Love love love the blue!
Suzi Chin at Nordstrom $138

I enjoy this tie dye look- would be perfect for the beach!
Forever21 $19.80
Whatever your preference, make sure that you are wearing it proportionate to your height.  For the shorter ladies (5'4 or less) make sure the hemline isn't too disparate and the front length hits slightly above the knee (the green skirt above is for those long legged beauties).  For those of us middle of the road gals (5'5-5'7), the moderate hemline change is best, and for the taller gals (over 5'8) you can show a little more leg with a shorter front, longer back. When you have the leg length to carry off the longer back, it can look quite pretty. Just be careful to stay age appropriate with the front length. 

And the pre-Fall fashion shows are still showing the hemline, so don't worry- it won't go out of style that quickly :)