Bold Summer Dresses

Jewel tone dress

emerald dress

classic mens style

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couple style

green dress

his and hers dressy style

teal satin dress

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DETAILS:  SATIN MIDI DRESS (30% OFF) | SUEDE ANKLE WRAP SANDAL (ON SALE!) | BLACK TOTE | STUD EARRINGS

CODY: NAVY STRIPED SWEATER | WHITE BUTTON DOWNNAVY DRESS PANTS

I rely a lot on neutrals in my wardrobe, but I also love color so I get excited to find colorful statement pieces to incorporate a lot of bright tones into my look.  Of course shoes and a bright lip are great ways to brighten up your ensemble, but bold colored dresses are one of my favorite ways to add some color to my summer.

It’s easy to get stuck in the routine of shorts and a t-shirt, and as much as I love that combo, my dresses always come out to play for the summer. It’s an effortless, one-and-done outfit you can just throw on for the day or for a night out. I just got this satin sleeveless midi dress. I love the emerald jewel tone and the texture makes it feel so sophisticated but still feminine.  I’ve also gotten so many questions on this pleated dress I got last month from Banana Republic – the ombre makes the dress such a statement piece and the color is such a pretty shade for summer! It’s one of those dresses I want to wear to every time I have an excuse to. I also love this blush dropped-waist dress (on sale – 30% off) and this coral dress! (on sale – 30%)  Banana has so many pretty classic and feminine pieces!

You can find more of my favorite picks from Banana Republic below.

 

XX,

Christine

*In collaboration with Banana Republic.

 

Transitioning A Vest From Day to Night

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floral dress and vest

Summer dress

 

DAY LOOK: FLORAL SLIP DRESS (UNDER $40) | GREY DRAPED VEST   (UNDER $50) | DENIM (SIMILAR OPTIONS HERE) | OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES (LOVE THIS PAIR)

NIGHT

 

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LOOK II:   RUFFLED PEPLUM TOP (UNDER $30) | GREY DRAPED VEST (UNDER $50) | OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES (UNDER $30) | WRAP-AROUND CHOKER (SIMILAR HERE)

I have been all about the long vests recently and end up layering them with so many of my outfits – they are really versatile so they can work from day to night. I just got this draped style and love the color! It’s lightweight and

Long vests  are one of those unexpected pieces that are actually really versatile. I just got this draped style and love the color! It’s lightweight and flowy so it’s  a perfect layer for summer because you can add some dimension to your look while still staying cool. I paired it with this bright floral mini dress for a day look. I love bright prints but sometimes they can be a little overwhelming on the occasion. This vest is a great neutrals to off-set a bright dress to make it work for the office of for lunch meetings during the day. To transition it to night, throw on a flirty top (love this pretty peplum!) and an edgy choker over your jeans.

I also added these sunglasses to my collection and am obsessed with them! I somehow always get reeled in by sunglasses, I think because I somehow lose every other pair I buy! This pair was under $30! Saks OFF 5TH has so many cute oversized frames on major sale (Up to 70% off) pieces so it’s a great way to add quality designer pieces to your look if you are working on a budget.

Check out a few more great designer options on discount below:

 

XX, Christine

*In collaboration with Saks OFF 5TH and Shopstyle.

5 Fun Ways to Get Fit

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nike fitness
cute gym shorts

obsessed with these shorts (under $50)! I just ordered them in black and pink too!

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DETAILS: NIKE SHORTS (MORE SIZES HERE ALSO LOVE BLACK HERE) |WHITE TANK TOP (SIMILAR HERE & HERE) | NIKE SNEAKERSAVIATORS | SILVER WATCH (40% OFF)

I have always been a Nike girl – not just my obvious sneaker obsession (just got this pair) but their workout clothes are always so cute. I’m obsessed with these shorts I just ordered them in the black and this red/pink color.

Lately in full honesty it’s been really hard for me to get to the gym. So I’ve been trying to do more active things outside of the gym to stay active. There are so many fun things you can do with you S/O, friends, or the kids to get you in the habit of breaking a sweat to either work your way up to those regular gym routines or pair with it.

  1. The Trampoline Park: This is one of the kids’ favorite destinations but it’s actually so much fun for adults too! Cody is a ninja he can do all sorts of tricks and flips and I’ll just hop a long like a bunny, but you can totally feel your heartbeat pick up and they have some fun obstacle courses too for arm and leg work outs.
  2. Hike: We have really been on an outdoor kick lately. We are lucky to have so many amazing hikes to choose from here in Utah. Even if you don’t have anything nearby, you can make a weekend of it and head to the nearest mountains – it will definitely be worth it!
  3. Hit the water: There are so many great water sport workouts that you can make a family day out of, like paddle-boarding, kayaking, rafting or even just swimming.
  4. Rock climbing: This used to be one of my one favorite things when I was little! You will be sore for days! Whether it’s indoors or out, rock-climbing is one of the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it 😉 work-outs (especially for upper body) plus it’s so fun to test yourself and see how high you can get.
  5. Try something new: Whether it’s your first time doing yoga, taking a dance class, or learning that sport you always wished you played, it’s never to late to add something new to your list of hobbies, especially if it’s something that will get you moving.

XX, Christine