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Pop of Pattern

Check out these 6 fun prints to try this summer!

Who’s ready for a bold pop of print this summer? Me! While classic patterns like stripes, florals, dots and animal print are always a fashion “do,” this summer calls for a new take on our old favorites. For florals, think tropical, abstract and garden; graphic interpretations of stripes, dots and patchwork; and animal prints seeing new life as subtle, reptile patterns on accessories and swimwear. Here’s a look at a few of my favorite ways to translate these trends:Vince Camuto® Graphic Stagger Stripe Shift Dress

(Vince Camuto® Graphic Shift Dress

A simple shift dress is a summer staple but you can pump up the style quotient by choosing a graphic stripe print. The disconnected stripes on this dress add interest to the classic black and white color palette, and break up the horizontal nature of the pattern for a figure-flattering effect. And who doesn’t love a little flattery? Continue reading →

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Festival Style: Flannel

Calling all my edgy festival-going gals out there: this one's for you! Plaid flannel is an on-trend way to sport a rocker vibe this festival season.

Rock some flannel for an edgier festival look! Rock some flannel for an edgier festival look! Rock some flannel for an edgier festival look! Rock some flannel for an edgier festival look! Rock some flannel for an edgier festival look! Rock some flannel for an edgier festival look!

Eyeshadow® Pocket Tee // Hippie Laundry Plaid Shirt // Hippie Laundry Patch Shorts // Calvin Klein Freestyle Saddle Bag // Ruff Hewn Chain Necklace // Circus by Sam Edelman™ Brow Bar Sunglasses // Madden Girl® “Descent” Booties

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Calling all my edgy festival-going gals out there: this one’s for you! If you tend to shy away from boho fringe and crochet styles like me, then keep reading to find out how to let your inner rocker shine this festival season. Hint: it’s all in the flannel. Continue reading →

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Lancôme® Juicy Shaker Review

Birthday cake, raspberry and essential oil—three yummy things almost everyone loves. How are they related? Read my Juicy Shaker Review and find out!

Birthday cake, raspberry and essential oil—three yummy things almost everyone loves. How are they related? Read my Juicy Shaker Review and find out!

Lancôme recently introduced the new generation of lip shine: Lancôme’s Juicy Shakers—lip shines infused with essential oils and a shot of color. The Juicy Shaker formula comes sealed in a cocktail-style shaker and is a delicious confection of nourishing oils, antioxidants and lots of fun color pigments your lips will love. I like to wear the oil alone during the day, but my secret for a more intensified look for night? Layer with a matte lipstick for a long-lasting, pigmented look perfect for all-night wear.Layer with a matte lipstick for a long-lasting, pigmented look perfect for all-night wear.

How to use:

Step 1: Shake 5 times to mix the oil and pigment. This helps to achieve the perfect consistency.

Step 2: Use the cushiony applicator to soak your lips in soothing oil and gorgeous color. Be brave and create your own Juicy Shaker Cocktail by layering two of your favorite shades. I’m addicted to Berry in Love (a luxurious berry purple) and Mangoes Wild (a fun, bright fuchsia).

Tip: Use a lip liner, apply your favorite matte lipstick and tap on Juicy Shaker several times to intensify the color!

Ready to take the Juicy Shaker for a spin? Use the chart below to find out which one is perfect for your vibe!

Ready to take the Juicy Shaker for a spin? Use the chart below to find out which one is perfect for your vibe!

Click here to shop Lancôme Juicy Shakers.

Get ready to shake up your lip routine with Lancôme’s Juicy Shakers! A shot of gorgeous color, smooth, naturally soft lips, and a fun flavor–what more could a girl want?

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Chic Dinner Party Essentials

Summer is the season of the dinner party--in honor of the new season, check out my top must haves for a chic dining affair!

Summer is synonymous with a number of things–ice cream cones, baseball games, balmy nights, and farmer’s markets. It’s also what I like to call the season of dinner parties; I bet you’re tempted to throw a classy affair filled with delicious food, drinks, and close friends! Summer is the perfect time to host a dinner party, because of all the yummy in-season produce and warm temperatures into the night. But keep in mind: this isn’t a “throw-some-BBQ-on-a-paper-plate” occasion. We’re talking fresh cocktails, chopped salads, and marinated entrees. The classy dinner party is a passage into adulthood, and I’m going to outline my top five essentials for the best dinner party ever.
kate spade new york® "All In Good Taste" Deco Dot Dinner Plate

(kate spade new york® “All In Good Taste” Dinner Plate)

Trade in your mismatched plates from college for some chic yet simple kate spade dinner plates. The fun polka dots around the perimeter add some dimension but still allow your culinary masterpiece to stand out!

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Best Swimsuits for Your Body

Enhance your shape this summer by choosing the right swimsuits for your body type.

Swimsuit season is often a catch 22. We are all nostalgic for lazy days on the beach, by the pool or at the lake — yet our eyes start twitching when we think about actually shopping for swimsuits. Eeck! But swimsuit shopping doesn’t have to be a mood killer; instead, educate yourself before you go to make sure you try the best swimsuit for your body shape. Here’s your cheat sheet:

 

Best swimsuits for your body!

If you’re a Pear Shape:

Example: Jennifer LopezCurvy at the hips and thighs but smaller on top.

Balance your proportions by choosing a plain bottom with no frills and pairing with a plunging neckline or eye-catching top, which will minimize your bottom half.

Try this:

  1. Jantzen Mayan Paradise Bandeau One-Piece
  2. DKNY Stripe Triangle Bralette Bikini Top
  3. ECO SWIM by AquaGreen Solid Swim Brief

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