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Memorial Day Weekend

Everything- Memorial Day Weekend

Today, kicks off the Memorial Day Weekend.  This weekend should be centered around remembering the people who died while serving our country.  As a way to show your USA pride, it’s time to bust out the red, white and blue pieces in your closet.  I love a patriotic look that is well-coordinated without needing an obvious flag on it.  Combine your reds, whites and blues this weekend in remembrance.

*Thank you to all of the service members and their families for their sacrifice. 

How are you celebrating the Memorial Day Weekend?

Necklace: BaubleBar
Bikini: Marysia
Dress: Zara
Sandals: Loeffler Randall

A day in the garden

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I love gardening, and by gardening I mean picking out pretty plants to decorate a yard with minus the physical labor portion.  We spent the day browsing around my new favorite garden center, Greenstreet Gardens of Del Ray.  Like my fashion style, I like a plant that is colorful, full of texture and/or has a unique print that makes it pop.  For my outfit today, I left the attention to my simply printed shorts.  Keep your everyday style casual and cool this spring.

What’s your favorite flower?

Shirt: Target, Shorts: Cotton On
Sunglasses: Oakley, Necklace: Rocksbox
Sandals: Target, Purse: American Holiday

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(images via AnD Creatives)

Maison Kitsune

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After a fun week in the California sunshine, I’m back to DC and ready for more of what the city holds.  Skipping past the array of ill-fitting suits, DC’s menswear style is a best described in Maison Kitsuné‘s Spring 2015 collection.  A collared shirt is relevant, yet overplayed here in the city.  I love how Kitsuné’s garments scream luxury and quality but not stuffy and overdressed.  The pieces are chic and well-tailored yet still have a playful size to them through a pop of color or a bold print.  Exposed pockets and playful button placements bring extra character to each piece.  Give your summer style a Parisian twist with slightly rolled up cigarette pants, a crisp top and one print that really says “I’m off for the weekend and still look well styled“.

Which Maison Kitsuné look is your favorite? 

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(images via NowFashion

Bringing the sundress home

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Today, I’m heading back to DC and taking my revived, California style with me and my tan.  I love a well tailored sundress.  Yes, the idea of a sundress is to be free-flowing and effortless, but the key to pulling off the look is having it fit perfectly in just the right areas.  I’ve chosen a few of my favorite sundresses that will fit a mix of different silhouettes.  Be sure to pick a sundress that flatters your body and rock it with ease.  See you back in DC!

Sundress for Every Silhouette:

Busty Babes: Wear a sundress with a seam-line just a few inches below your bust, this will help create a tailored, elongated waistline and flatter your figure. (H&M, Msgm)
Curvaceous Waistline: Contrary to belief, highlighting your waist is key for your sundress.  A wrap dress as it will draw the eyes across the body and narrow out your mid-section. (Msgm, Zara)
Chic Petite: Halter necklines and trapeze silhouettes create the illusion of curves while flattering your petite figure. (Zara)

Bottega Veneta

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Bring on the color!  Bottega Veneta recently took center stage with its vibrant Resort 2016 collection.  This ensemble of pieces was created with an attention to tailoring.  Luxury activewear fabrics paired with color-blocking details and straight silhouettes, hints at a menswear vibe.  The patchwork details were a tease to the eyes, drawing the eyes across the entire garment.  The bold choice of colors and simplicity of style really speaks to my personal style.  When this collection releases, it’ll be just enough color to bring winter back to life.

Which Resort 2016 collection is your favorite?

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(images via NowFashion)

Go bright or go home

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There’s just something about the California sunshine that calls for extra color and I don’t just mean me getting a tan.  OPI’s “Brights” collection is all about a major infusion of dense colors.  Leave behind the passive shades of pastels and nudes this season, while brightening up your wardrobe via nail polish.  Your nails can compliment a colorful look or speak out for a neutral outfit.  While I’m still basking in the non-humid California sunshine, take a moment to brighten up your life with color– the names of these polishes were too cute and fitting.  Happy Friday and don’t forget to follow along on my California trip!

What nail colors will you wear this season?

Yellow– Need Sunglasses?
Blue– No Room for the Blues
Pink– That’s Hot! Pink