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3 Basic Dresses for Summer

3 Basic Dresses for Summer
3 Basic Dresses for Summer

I freaking love summer for so many reasons, one of those reasons are of course dresses. I don’t know about you but I hardly ever wear capris or even shorts for that matter. The fact that I am short myself and a little on the curvy side, I have a hard time finding shorts that look and feel good, and the same goes for capris (they tend to make me look shorter unless I’m wearing heels).

So basically my wardrobe in the summer consists of dresses. I have A LOT of dresses. Dresses for almost every occasion and the key is you really only need a few that you can do a lot with. In this post I will show you 3 dresses for 3 occasions that will surely get you through your summer.

  1. The first being a maxi dress. There is a lot you can do with a maxi. Dress it up or down, flats or heels, there are really no rules.
  2. The second is the classic “little black dress”. However, for summer you want to keep it simple and not elegant, even if you’re going to a function at night.
  3. The third is a wrap dress. This type of dress looks good on EVERYBODY.

Check out the different accessories paired with each type to get the full effect. If you stick to these basic rules you can mix and match to create even more styles. A little really goes a long way.

3 Basic Dresses for Summer

Dad Style: Dress Like Your Dad (But Much Cooler)

Dad Style: Dress Like Your Dad (But Much Cooler)

Doesn’t it feel like Father’s Day just sorta creeps up on us–even though I may be Dad-less doesn’t mean I’m not immune to the greeting cards and the excessive brunches that are constantly happening.

So this year why don’t you skip the boring brunches and take your Dad, Grandfather, or any special male figure for that matter out for something fun like beers and a game.

Dress like one of the guys this Father’s Day with a few of these basics.  Or if your not celebrating Father’s Day buy a few of these pieces, grab your girls, and pretend! Permission granted to burp.

Dad Style: Dress Like Your Dad (But Much Cooler)

Hollister Co stripe shirt
$25 – hollisterco.com

Boyfriend cardigan
$20 – target.com

Fat Face t shirt
£25 – fatface.com

Organic cotton t shirt
£20 – howies.co.uk

Varsity jacket
£2.50 – yukka.co.uk

Sleeveless vest
$25 – tillys.com

$40 – gandermountain.com

Old Navy relaxed fit jeans
$30 – oldnavy.gap.com

Ripped boyfriend jeans
£25 – riverisland.com

Superga sneaker
£40 – julesb.co.uk

Canvas sneaker
€90 – colette.fr

Timex watch
$48 – target.com

Billabong baseball hat
$20 – swell.com

Disney embroidered hat

Road Trip Style Warrior: What To Wear On The Road

Road Trip Style Warrior: What To Wear On The Road

Ok so this might just be one of the GREATEST collections I’ve put together thus far-I may even be splurging a bit to grab some of these fantastic items!

It’s no secret that road trips are my favorite form of travel-I’ve written several posts about how much I do indeed love them.

However this will be the first time that I bring you up close and personal with some serious MUST have items when on the road.

We all know some basics are hats, accessories, sneakers; ya know the usual. Lets take it one step further and showcase this AMAZING collection.

Don’t say I didn’t warn  you!

Oh and by the way I managed to keep each item under $50

Lets talk about HATS: I seriously love a good retro style hat

Shoes are a must right? Ok so keep some different ones handy; running shoes, flip-flops, CHUCKS

Books are a must; especially those about road trips or just filled with useless fun facts

Dry Shampoo is one of the best inventions and quite possibly the best invention for travel–try some out!

Accessories should be kept simple; you’ll want to mix and match scarves and jewelry

A mix of comfy clothes and something semi-nice is always recommended  too

Ok so there you go! Get to shopping and to road tripping!


Road Trip Style Warrior

Graphic t shirt
$20 – delias.com

Scoop neck tank
18 CAD – eluxe.ca

Victoria’s Secret cropped pants
$39 – victoriassecret.com

Blonde + Blonde ripped jeans
£30 – bankfashion.co.uk

Converse shoes
$45 – delias.com

Havaianas gold flip flops
£15 – fashionunion.com

Saucony white shoes
$45 – dsw.com

Canvas tote
$20 – etsy.com

Madewell indian jewelry
$14 – madewell.com

Brimmed hat
$30 – crooksncastles.com

Lulu Guinness red umbrella
$50 – luluguinness.com

H M scarve
£6.99 – hm.com

Lipsy bow belt
£10 – lipsy.co.uk

Philosophy body cleanser
£14 – debenhams.com

Philosophy beauty product
$18 – lordandtaylor.com

Tigi hair
€27 – nelly.com

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

With two upcoming trips I wouldn’t be a Fashionista if I hadn’t thought about what I plan on packing. Yes these trips are still weeks away, but hey I’m a planner.  I find it best to buy a few things that you can get multiple trips out of.

-I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if your going to buy two new things for upcoming trips PLEASE make  it a blazer and a fedora style hat. I promise you will not be disappointed

-Everyone know that packing sunblock and sunglasses are a must so see if you like my picks for these items

-Accessories are another must–you can change-up any outfit with scarves, jewelry, and handbags

While staying on budget of $50 per item you will find great deals that will most definitely get you through the bulk of your summer travel plans.

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

H m jacket
£25 – hm.com

Beach tote bag
$28 – modcloth.com

Heart ring
£3 – riverisland.com

Oasis lace hat
$27 – oasis-stores.com

Mango polka dot scarve
£18 – mango.com

H&m sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

BareMinerals lip gloss
$18 – macys.com

Sun care
$16 – swell.com

Victoria s Secret beauty product
$18 – victoriassecret.com

Ready. Set. Summer 2012

Ready. Set. Summer 2012

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable

We love summer so much-here is a look at some fabulous finds to keep your summer memorable:

Ready. Set. Summer 2012

Oasis flower print dress
$50 – oasis-stores.com

Stripe dress
$45 – delias.com

Beige chiffon dress
$33 – sheinside.com

Camisole dress
$30 – 2cute2trendy.com

Miso flare dress
£25 – republic.co.uk

AX Paris rose print dress
£25 – axparis.co.uk

Green striped dress
€20 – welikefashion.com

H M print dress
£15 – hm.com

H M flared dress
£13 – hm.com

Oasis block heels
$40 – asos.com

H&M buckle shoes
£7.99 – hm.com

Oasis lace hat
$27 – oasis-stores.com

Flower hair accessory
$22 – mimiboutique.com

ASOS hair clip accessory
$15 – asos.com

Forever 21 printed scarve
$11 – canada.forever21.com

H&M retro shades
£4.99 – hm.com