summer

friday finds {pattern love}

By now you are all well aware, I love a good collaboration. Anytime a designer produces pieces at an affordable price point I am all over it. DVF has done it again, this time with Roxy. Pairing up for a lovely little swimwear collection. Diane knows bold prints better than anyone else, and these prints are perfect for days spent in the sunshine. How cute are the little bags as well, the smaller ones are perfect to pack your swimsuits in.

DVF for Roxy

DVF for Roxy

DV

Shop the entire collection HERE {and HERE}

feeling cold, thinking warm

My first job {and my favorite}, was at a high-end resort wear boutique. I started when I was 16 and continued to work there on college breaks. January was always my favorite month, when shipment after shipment of beautiful spring and summer pieces would arrive. While majority of the country is absolutely freezing this time of year, it was always fun to get lost in the new arrivals.

Working there I learned that January and February are the best months to shop for swimwear, sizes are fully stocked and the motivation that comes from buying a new swimsuit is wonderful! I have never been one to reach for the one piece, but I absolutely love these new arrivals from J.Crew.

J.Crew One Pieces

floral halter, bright blue, stripes, pink and green

chic shirt

Lately {especially with the heat} I find myself reaching more and more for my cotton t-shirts. Today I paired a slim fit t-shirt with a colorful, flowy maxi skirt and an oversized necklace. Never underestimate the power of a fitted T{chic}-shirt . Try pairing them with big sparkly necklaces at night for a dressier look!

*The t-shirts above are my favorites! From the vintage collection by Old Navy and J.Crew. I typically purchase the J.Crew ones from the outlet store, much cheaper that way!

J.Crew T-shirtsOld Navy T-ShirtsGold Art Deco NecklaceGeo Cutout Necklace 

Goorin Bros.

I have forever been a lover of hats, and my collection is growing even more rapidly these days! I recently invested in a new one from Goorin Bros., and I have to tell you, it is by far my favorite hat! The brim stays perfectly round and hasn’t flopped over! If you are in New Orleans, we are fortunate to have two locations in the city, one in the French Quarter and one uptown on Magazine St.! I highly suggest you check out the collection! Amazing hats for the boy(s) in your life too!

hat, dress {j.crew, similar}, necklace {Hemline, New Orleans}

{ Also, shop online at goorin.com }

the summer pant

It gets so hot down South during the summer, the last thing I want to do is put on a fitted pair of pants, or even jeans for that matter. I came across these great pants recently and have been on the hunt for something similar. They are loose-fitting and cropped. Also, perfect for an afternoon of running errands or dressed up for a client meeting. How cute are the less expensive version I came across? I love all the colors and the linen fabric!

 

inspiration: Shopbob, Club Monaco, $139.50 

the save way: forever21, $19.80 

cover up

I bought this precious cover up over the weekend while vacationing at the beach. It’s right on summer trend with the bold colors, and the high-low hem. Planning a beach trip this summer? I always check out the local Target, the beach locations seem to be much better stocked with summer items.

{how beautiful is the water in this photo I took? I miss the beach already!}

Cover Up, Target, $19.99


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