3 Easy, Breezy Summer Looks for the Office

One thing I do miss about working the 9 to 5 is getting dolled up and dressed for work every day. The fact that you can literally work in PJ’s gets old pretty fast! Even though I stopped doing that awhile ago, it still doesn’t make sense to wear work trousers and pumps in my home office (though my daughter would love to smear her dirty fingers on something so pretty!)

So for this post, I’m pretending I can and addressing the problem of dressing professionally for the office. Yes, it’s way too hot to wear a three piece suit and tights, however shorts and a tank isn’t appropriate either. So what’s a girl to do?

It’s all about channeling the bright colors of summer. Sheath dresses, tailored pants, midi skirts – all of the typical workplace staples can be summer worthy with the right colors. There are so many options to choose from, with statement accessories making the fashion pot even sweeter. Office wear should never be boring or stifle your style.

Just check out these three looks.

Color Block Fashion

Bobeau Drape Neck Mixed Media Top (Nordstrom) / Lexie Seamed Waistband Classic Flare Pants The Limited / INC International Concepts Women’s Zitah Pumps – Shoes – Macy’s / Kenneth Cole New York Coral Faceted Bead Pendant Necklace

 

Summer Fashion

Worthington® Short-Sleeve Shirt (JCPenney) / Ashley Stewart Crochet Trim Pleated Poplin Skirt / Charlotte Russe Mixed Paisley Print Scarf / Banana Republic Factory Reversible Skinny Belt / ‘Blanca’ Scalloped Peep Toe Pump Nordstrom

Summer Dress

AGB Dress, Sleeveless Split Neck Colorblock Sheath (Macy’s) / Madison Hill Jacquard Jacket / Jessica Simpson Claudette Pumps / Apt. 9® Long Fringe Pendant

Which look would you wear to the office?

10 Summer White Dresses That Aren’t Boring

White dresses are right up there with denim shorts and maxi dresses when it comes to summer fashion. But, if you’re fashionista like me, you don’t want to wear any old summer white dress. You want one that screams style through interesting cuts, tailored fits, and girly details. You want that dress that can make a statement just as cute and bold as the rest of the colorful ones.

So where do you look? 

Right here! I did all the heavy Googling for you.  You’re welcome. ;)

  • Sheath Simple Design Cross Neck Summer Women’s Sexy White Dress (M Shop)
  • Fashion to Figure Adrianne Peplum Dress
  • Off-White Eyelet Dress (Shoptiques)
  • Elan Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress (Dillards)
  • June & Hudson Lace Trim Midi Slipdress (Nordstrom)
  • Fashion to Figure Angelica Mesh Dress
  • Xenia Blessed Angel Dress
  • Ashley Stewart Pleated One-Shoulder Belted Dress
  • DONNA MORGAN Lace Neck Linen Dress (Lord and Taylor)
  • ROMWE Rose & Bowknot Embellished White Dress
Sheath Simple Design Cross Neck Summer Women’s Sexy White Dress (M Shop)1 Fashion to Figure Adrianne Peplum Dress2 Off-White Eyelet Dress (Shoptiques)3 Elan Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress (Dillards)4 June & Hudson Lace Trim Midi Slipdress (Nordstrom)5 Fashion to Figure Angelica Mesh Dress6 Xenia Blessed Angel Dress7 Ashley Stewart Pleated One-Shoulder Belted Dress8 DONNA MORGAN Lace Neck Linen Dress (Lord and Taylor)9 ROMWE Rose & Bowknot Embellished White Dress10
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Which one totally knocks your socks off?

Take Your Swimwear Up A Notch With These Fierce Coverups

Ahh summertime.

It’s the season of pedicured toes, stylish sunnies, and fierce swimsuits as we spend many days lounging by pool or playing in the sand.While finding the right suit can be a challenge,getting the right coverup isn’t.

Now, don’t get me wrong, covering up when you aren’t swimming isn’t about dressing down. It’s all about taking that swimsuit up a fashion notch. It’s about finding something that you would wear all by itself if you could. You gotta keep the style party going because honestly, who wants to spend another hot summer minute doing an outfit change?

Resort Wear

Steve Madden Flower Child Triangle Square Maxi Coverup

Maxi Dress

Taste The Rainbow Maxi Dress (Lilly’s Closet)

Cover up

Lucky Brand Convertible Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt Cover Up

Coverups

Kenneth Cole Reaction Colorblock Maxi Dress Cover Up (Macy’s)

Summer Top

Collection XIIX Solid Crochet Scarf Top (Macy’s)

Swimwear

Collection 18 Banana Leaves Coverup Tunic (Dillards)

Summer Fashion

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Off the Grid Coverup Tunic (Dillards)

Coverups

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Mayan Coverup Tunic

Need more summer fashion inspiration?

10 Plus Size Swimsuits for a Fiercely Fashionable Summer

I’m not gonna lie, swimsuit shopping is not one of my favorite things to do. Trying to find something that’s not only cute but comes in my size and can support my girls is not always easy. And if you’re on a budget, it can be even harder! I was crazy lucky to score one similar to this one from Maxine of Hollywood at Burlington, when I was in a pinch and needed something to wear for my daughter’s swim class. That was a one a million purchase and unless you have plenty of time scour the racks of your favorite outlet stores, you’re gonna have to invest.

I’ve splurged on swimsuits before and if you find the right one, it’s like a little black dress, it can last for many seasons to come!

Does that mean you have to shell out money for a frumpy looking swimsuit because you wear something bigger than a size 12? Absolutely not!

I did the searching for you and found 10 fierce swimsuits that will make you feel like a total beach diva!

Plus Size Swimsuit

Madison Plus Bright Delight Wrap Swimsuit

Plus Size Swimdress

Ashley Stewart Printed Double Strap Swimdress

Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

Anne Cole Plus Size White Mesh Bandeau Swimsuit

Plus Size Swimuit

Lane Bryant Strappy Tank with Built In Balconette Bra

Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

City Chick Seychelles Strapless One Piece

Plus Size Two Piece Swim Suit

Robyn Lawley Cosmic Libra Adjustable Bikini (Madison Plus)

Plus Size Swimsuit

Modcloth Composed by the Pool One-Piece Swimsuit in Sky

INC International Concepts Plus Size Studded One-Piece Swimsuit (Macy's)

INC International Concepts Plus Size Studded One-Piece Swimsuit (Macy’s)

Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

Lane Bryant Gandolf Pinpoint Swim Suit by Miracle Suit

Plus Size Swimsuit

Lane Bryant Cocos Swim Skirted Maillot

Your turn! What do you look for in a swimsuit?

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses Under $400

When I started planning my wedding over four years ago, one of the first things I started shopping for was my dress. It was the thing that just had to be absolutely perfect. I spent hours collecting pictures and when I walked into the Alfred Angelo store I was armed and ready to go. Little did I know that the dress I had to be talked into trying on became the dress. But when your girl saw the price tag – can we say major sticker shock. So I left the store empty handed only to walk back in three months later when the store told me the dress was on a major sale.

I totally lucked out when it came to my dress because spending almost a $1,000 for a dress did not jive with the budget friendly wedding I was putting together. And if you were like me and started your dress shopping, you already know that the prices for bridal wear can be a real wallet buster.

That’s what inspired today’s post. I rounded up eight affordable and beautiful dresses that are completely aisle worthy.

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Analisa Lace Wedding Dress By Kiyonna (Lane Bryant) $348

Adrianna Papell Strapless Beaded Ball Gown (Macy’s) $299

Discount Wedding Dresses

Betsy & Adam Beaded Satin Gown (Dillard’s) $260

Belle Badgley Mischka Strapless Ruched Gown (Dillard’s) $269

Short Wedding Dresses

LABEL by five twelve Foiled Lace Sheath Dress (Nordstrom) $108

Luxe Lace Wedding Dress By Kiyonna (Lane Bryant) $242

Affordable Wedding Dresses

Liliana Ruffle One-Shoulder Ruched Wedding Dress (JCPenney) $65 on clearance

Xscape Cap-Sleeve Lace Gown (Macy’s) $179

 

Need more wedding inspiration? No worries. I got you covered right here. ;)