The warm weather is here to stay and so are the cutest styles, which I’m happy to share with you.
Where am I shopping for summer?
- Altar’d State
- Alicia DiMichele’s Boutique
- Southern Fried Chics
What are my top favorite styles for summer?
This outfit is from Altar’d State and I’m obsessed with the bohemian/western vibe! Their summer arrivals are amazing. I’m also in love with their home decor, candles, & gifts.
I’m really into rompers and jumpsuits for summer. As a mama, they’re practical, pretty, and can be dressed up or down. This romper is actually from Francesca’s (from a couple of years ago)…still obsessed.
It’s important to take care of your clothing, shoes, and accessories so they last you for years! I take incredible care of my things because everything was handpicked for a reason. If you love something, make it last.
I’m in love with up-cycled products…up-cycled means reused in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. I shared an up-cycled wristlet Andrew bought me (thank you babe) on Instagram and I received so many messages about it. It’s a newer trend and many bohemian, western, and gypsy boutiques/designers, such as Southern Fried Chics are creating (and selling) reworked, up-cycled products to fit their bohemian esthetic. I love it because it’s a great way to honor classic designers while creating something new, fresh, and youthful.
Southern Fried Chics, for example, buys their up-cycled Louis Vuitton handbags from other designers who specialize in the custom work AND who legally purchased the Louis Vuitton product/logo. Once a company buys the designer’s product and up-cycles it, that product then becomes part of the new company name. We may love the classic monogrammed look of various designers, but nothing is better than a designer product with a unique, customized look. No one else will be walking around with that accessory!
I just wore this outfit to my friend’s restaurant (Stella in Ventnor, NJ) for an evening out with my husband. When you’re going out with your love for some wine and dinner, have fun with your outfit. There are no rules or limitations. Andrew and I always like to color coordinate, but of course, that’s up to you. This dress was also from Francesca’s (wristlet from Southern Fried Chics). I loosely curled my hair in about five minutes and did a natural makeup look. Also, how handsome does my husband look? He’s wearing Levi’s, Ray-bans, and a Fossil watch I bought him when we first started dating (it’s engraved).
Stay tuned for more closet and fashion inspiration!