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White Mountain Musts

Step into summer in cool and comfy White Mountain sandals

One of my favorite things about summer is the causal nature of the season. The pace of life seems to slow — at least a bit — and our fashion choices become more relaxed and laid back. That’s why it’s vital to have a well-stocked shoe closet of comfy summer sandals that also look fabulous. Luckily, White Mountain has us covered this summer, with a posh collection of versatile and wearable sandals. Here are a few of my favorites:

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1. The Mini Wedge: Dress up even the laziest of summer days with a fresh mini wedge sandal. I love the suede texture and low wedge that gives just enough height to elongate your legs. Try these with a linen shirt and casual short or even a casual shirtdress

2. The Ankle Strap: Dress up your favorite summer dress with a sophisticated ankle-strap sandal with a modern block heel. I love these in navy, for an unexpected shoe hue.

3. The Strappy Sandal: A cute wedge heel and fun strappy silhouette? Sold! These casual sandals were made for denim cutoffs, boho and maxi dresses, and ankle denim. A summer sandal must have, for sure!

Which pair of White Mountain sandals will be your next summer staple? From the mini wedge to ankle straps, cool thongs and more, there’s a sandal for every fashionista.

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Summer Occasions: Americana

Celebrate the red, white and blue in Americana chic style!

Fireworks, picnics, family, friends and warm weather — it doesn’t get much better than the 4th of July! I am often asked how to celebrate the red, white and blue in style, without crossing the line into costumey. And it’s easier that you’d think. A fabulous light blue dress, cute red lace-up heels, bold white nails and even the perfect red lip can combine to create one stellar Americana look. Here are seven musts to own your Americana style:

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  1. The On-Trend Choker

I love a choker necklace for summer, and the 4th of July is no exception. This blue ribbon with elegant pearl detail is equally as fresh with a fun dress as with an ankle jean, talk to me tee and city sandal. It’s the perfect “something blue” for the 4th. Continue reading →

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Summer Occasions: Summer Sandals

Step into summer with fresh new footwear

It’s sandal weather! That means it’s time to pack away your winter footwear and break out some new fun colors and styles. From flat sandals to wedges, stacked heels and slides, there’s a perfect summer sandal for everyone this season. Here are a few of my favorites:

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  1. The Stacked Heel

A stacked heel sandal is a must this summer, thanks to its wearable heel (so much easier to walk in than a traditional high heel) and street chic style. I love this metallic finish of these Franco Sarto sandals, which will take you from day to night with ease.

  1. The Modern Thong

Fans of the popular thong sandal will love this twist on the classic from Ugg, with a pop of color, festive tassels and ankle-hugging side buckles. The look is more refined than the original — yet equally as versatile.

  1. The Loafer Sandal

The slide is definitely the shoe of the season, and I love this menswear-inspired take on the trend by Calvin Klein. The metallic fringe is fresh in all the available colors — especially white. Try these with an ankle or wide-leg pant, or sheath dress for the office.

  1. The Mini Wedge

A more petite version of the classic wedge, these mini wedge sandals from 4. State is the perfect city sandal, thanks to its walkability, studded details and lace-up styling. These are perfect with denim or your go-to boho dresses and skirts.

  1. The Updated Wedge

This summer, the wedge is back in new forms, like this Nine West cutie, complete with a braided jute wedge and lace-up ankle strap. They are a great choice for daytime events and casual Fridays.

  1. The Romantic Slide

A leather bow topper adds just enough femininity to these must-have slides my Michael Kors. Go full-on girlie girl with the rose hue, sophisticated but sweet with the khaki tone or femme fatale with the fierce yet pretty black color. They are a great choice for the office or a lunch date.

  1. The Platform Sandal

Need a little height without the heel? The platform sandal is your stylish shoe answer! I love the braided jute platform bottom, as well as the fun and colorful adornments on these Marc Fisher sandals. Plus, the ankle strap makes these the perfect match for your favorite ankle-length denim.

 

Which is your favorite summer sandal trend? With so many great — and comfortable — options, why not try them all?

 

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The New Jumpsuit

Integrate a modern jumpsuit into your summer wardrobe!

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Michael Kors Jumpsuit // Michael Kors “Jet Set” Tote // Michael Kors “Nantucket” Sandals // Robert Lee Morris Earrings and Bracelet

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Jump for joy — summer’s almost here! And what a better way to welcome everyone’s favorite season than with a new outfit to commemorate sunny days and warm breezes? This season I am all about the jumpsuit. Don’t get me wrong; I love a good dress and separates are fantastic for mix-and-match options. But there’s something about a jumpsuit that manages to look modern yet achieve a vintage vibe. Here’s a look at how I styled my go-to summer jumpsuit by Michael Kors.  Continue reading →

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Lightweight Summer Skincare

Top 7 weightless skincare products for the warm summer months!

It’s summer and nothing is going to drag you down. The best thing about summer is that everything becomes weightless. Light, flowy clothes, beautiful summer breezes and don’t forget about your skin care. Go light this summer with beauty products that are easy to wear and feel like they’re barely there.

By now, you should have rotated your beauty bag from winter to summer products without eliminating the basic steps for your skincare routines. With some of my favorite lightweight skincare products, you won’t skip a beat in your beauty regimen. So, let’s talk about products that deliver all the vital skincare benefits, but are featherweight and just right for long summer days.

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Gently Cleanse 

  1. Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask

You always want to start with clean, healthy skin and this light foam can help you achieve both. It purifies and cleanses with a rich lather that won’t dry your skin, but will remover impurities and unclog pores.

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