Easy Tropical Beach Style

off the shoulder dress and hat

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dress and denim jacket

mom and son beach outfit

beckam miami [the day before we left for Miami Beckam and Mio were running after B’s ball at the same time and Mio’s leg flew up and accidentally hit B in the face and he face planted it. He got his first bloody nose and fat lip 🙁 ]

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DETAILSBLUE OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESS (UNDER $30 – ALSO LOVE THIS ONE) || PAIGE DENIM JACKET (LOVE THIS ONE!) || SUN HAT (SIMILAR UNER $20 HERE) || GLADIATOR SANDALS (SIMILAR HERE) || SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR HERE)

Beautiful destinations are one of my favorite sources of inspiration. There is nothing better than being barefoot in the sand with the family. Dressing with a tropical beach in mind is a sure fire way to nail a perfect summer look beyond your go-to tanks and boyfriend cut-offs. One of my favorite summer styles is the off-the-shoulder style – I just added this dress (under $30) from Nordstrom Rack to my collection and can already tell it will be on repeat this season. I especially love the bright blue, a color that always reads ‘island getaway’ to me. I also love it in this color which pairs flawlessly with a nice tan.

To add interest to a look, especially a staple like a solid sun dress (and to be prepared for an afternoon rain storm or restaurants blasting AC), a light jacket is key. A washed-out denim jacket is one of my favorites for summer since it’s both lightweight and versatile – I love the way it pairs with a summer dress for a casual effect. Tie it around your waist for an equally summery (and cool) vibe. Love the wash of this one too. Top it off with a sun hat (this cute one is under $20), sunglasses and gladiator sandals, and all that’s missing is your ticket to an island getaway 😉

XOX,
Christine

* Photos by Jaci Marie. Special thanks to Nordstrom Rack for sponsoring this post.

What to Wear to A Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

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what to wear to a wedding

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DETAILS: BLUSH LACE DRESS (SIMILAR UNDER $100 HERE) || GREY CLUTCH (THIS ONE 50% OFF) || PINK PATENT HEELS (SIMILAR HERE) || SUNGLASSES

CODY: BUTTON DOWN SHIRT || SKINNY TROUSERS || LEATHER BELT || OXFORDS || WATCH || SUNGLASSES

Wedding season is already in full swing. Admittedly, it is one of my favorite times of year. I love everything about weddings and the excuse to dress up is just icing on the cake. Here are a few rules to remember when dressing for a wedding this season.

1.) The unforgivable sin. It’s not about you! Don’t steal the show by wearing white or something that distracts in any way from the bride on her big day. Also steer clear of wedding colors to avoid being mistaken as a member of the bridal party. If the wedding colors are a mystery to you, patterns are a safe bet – love the understated elegance of this print.

2.) Don’t bare it all. Sure, weddings are a great opportunity to flaunt your favorite feature but do yourself a favor and stick to just one feature like your legs, shoulders, or back (love this cut-out detail). To avoid going too revealing up top, an illusion neckline is a sexy but elegant look.

3.) Pay attention to detail. Check the invite for clues on dress code.For black-tie affairs, the sky (and the knee) is the limit – nothing to far above the knee. Your not dressing for the club ;). I love the cut and detailing on this dress. For beach, light colors and flowing fabrics are key; love this classic chiffon dress.

When it doubt, play it safe somewhere in the middle. While long dresses can typically read more formal, a jersey or cotton material (love this one-shoulder dress for under $100) helps it read slightly more casual. On the other hand, a cocktail dress with embellishments like beading or lace can translate a dress with a shorter hem into something more formal.

For tips on menswear for wedding season and dressing your date visit Cody’s post on menswear do’s and don’t today on Hello His here.

XOX,

Christine

* Photos by JessaKae. Special thanks to Shopstyle and Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

DESIGNER SALE

ssense sale

DETAILS: LACE DRESS || BLUSH HANDBAG || DISTRESSED CUT-OFFS || WIDE-BRIM HAT || SUNGLASSES || BLUSH ROCKSTUD FLATS || GREY TOTE

Hey guys! Sorry for lack of posts last few days – I just got back from Miami late last night feels so good to be home! We had a nightmare of a time getting home – they cancelled our flight and lost our stuff so it was kind of crazy so bed felt extra good 🙂

Today I wanted to share some favorites from the SSENSE designer sale (up to 50% off) It’s like once in a blue moon when you can get current season designer items on sale (Valentino, Alexander Wang, Chloe, etc). I just ordered these pink sandals that were 40% off. I loved the heel version of them so much I had to get the open toed heeled sandals too. Chloe is one of my favorite handbag designers! They have so many beautiful pieces on sale. I ordered this bag on sale. Also this jacket I wore at Fashion Week is 50% off. The patchwork on it is so beautiful. I got so many compliments on it.

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DETAILS: PATCHWORK COAT (50% off!) || BLUSH DRESS || BLACK CROSSBODY BAG (CHANEL – SIMILAR HERE) || BLACK BOOTS || SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR ON SALE HERE)

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Also these Rag and Bone shorts I wore on repeat last summer are on sale too (they distress more the more you wash and wear them 🙂

Below are a few more favorite sale pieces:

XX,
Christine

* Special thanks to SSENSE and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post.