MY STYLE: SUMMER ESSENTIALS

Ice cream trucks, drinks on the patio, and concerts with the gals; we’re only a week into summer and it’s already shaping up to be a good one! With all this fun going on, the last thing I want to do is spend too much time in my closet wondering what I should wear. So I’ve put together some of my summer essentials to make dressing up in style a breeze!

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1. Maxi Dresses: If I could live in a maxi dress all year round, I probably would. I love that you can stay totally casual in a maxi dress, or jazz it up for any occasion with the simple addition of some beautiful accessories. This lovely paisley patterned dress from Old Navy can easily go from beach to dinner in a flash.

2. Sunglasses: You can always find a pair of sunglasses in my purse and in my car – I don’t go anywhere without them. These pink, cat eye shades from Torrid are super cute and make me feel like a movie star – even on the days where I’m simply running around doing errands.

3. Sandals: Goodbye boots and wool socks. Hello, stylish sandals! During the colder months, my socks are the first things to come off when I get home from work. So, when I can finally walk out the door in sandals, it’s a joyous occasion! These beauties from Stuart Weitzman have everything I love about sandals: they’re slingback, wedges, with an open-toe.

4. Nail Polish: Don’t forget to make sure your toes are ready for their summer debut! Pink is one of my go-to shades because it looks great on virtually all skin tones, and OPI always has a great selection of my favourite hue. I’m currently crushing on “What’s The Double Scoop?” from their Retro Summer collection.

5. Sun Hats: Protecting your skin during the sunny, summer months doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. This sun hat by Vera Bradley will keep you shaded and cool while its striped wide brim adds a fun touch to your look.

What is on your summer essentials list? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!

GOLDEN GLOBE STYLE: SEQUINS

There were so many trends that I love on this year’s Golden Globe red carpet, that I simply couldn’t share just one. Earlier this week, I put together a daytime looked based on Jennifer Lopez’s stunning mustard-coloured gown. I’m switching gears for today’s inspiration and have put together a fun evening look with a little glitz and glam.

Sequins were sparkling under the flashbulbs of the press as star after star made their grand entrance. From to Olivia Wilde to Kate Hudson, the ladies of the red carpet knew how to shine. I was particularly drawn to the deep, midnight blue number that Julianne Moore wore, and have based this glittery ensemble off of her. It’s the perfect look for a night on the town!

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Shop this look: 1. Sequin Fit And Flare Dress by Eloquii |2. Statement Earrings by Olive+Piper | 3. Heels by Penny Loves Kenny | 4. St. Mark’s The Spot by OPI | 5. Ring by Tarina Tarantino

Stay tuned for one last Golden Globe look later this week. Until then, you can Explore this look on Polyvore.

GOLDEN GLOBE STYLE: MUSTARD

As the stars flocked to the red carpet to celebrate the 73rd annual Golden Globes, everyone was waiting to see who would WOW with their stunning gowns and make the best dressed list. But let’s face it – as gorgeous as these gowns are, the majority of us don’t have an awards show on our agenda. Instead, you’re likely heading to work, a bar for drinks with your girlfriends, or maybe even a date. So how do we get our favourite star’s look? Pick your favourite red carpet elements and find ways to adapt them into our everyday wardrobe! I’ll be showing you how to do this, all week, with a few fashion and makeup looks.

Everyone was talking about Jennifer Lopez’s mustard yellow gown. She accented it perfectly with silver accessories and dark red lips and nails, and totally owned that carpet! If this colour is more bold than you’re used to, try pairing it with neutral accessories for day look, perfect for the office. Did Jennifer Lopez’s dress make your list of favourites? How would you add mustard to your look? Let me know in the comments!

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Shop this look: 1. Dress by ModCloth | 2. Heels by Jeriralia | 3.Clutch by Guess | 4. Cuff by Tuleste | 5. An Affair In Red Square by OPI

Stay tuned for another Golden Globe look later this week. Until then, you can Explore the look on Polyvore.