ROCK A TWO-PIECE SET INSTEAD OF A …

Hey ladies and gents! Just a quick note to let you each reading know how much I appreciate you – thank you so much for being on this journey with me! Okay – do you ever just stumble upon something so lovely and amazing that you just can’t believe your fashion luck?! If you’re not a shopping nerd like me then the answer is likely a big fat NO, but for me it happens sometimes and it is pretty freakin’ exciting. On my last trip to New York, I found a store I’d never been to before called & Other Stories. It’s a Los Angeles, Paris and Stockholm atelier that works with designers around the world. And it’s affordable. JACKPOT. 

WHY MIDI LENGTH IS THE BEST LENGTH

You might’ve noticed that I can change my mind about certain styles over time. One day I hate peplums, the next I love them. I thought orange was the worst color ever. Then I challenged myself (and you all!) to try it, and now I just can’t get enough. Today I’m obsessed with midi-dresses but just a couple months ago I thought it was so unflattering. I think that just goes to show that you have to work with something for a while until you find the best fit for you. And you also have to stay curious and open-minded about clothes if you want to unlock your most flattering and fun style.

ACCESSORIES MAKE THE LOOK

Sometimes a look is all about the accessories. It’s the extras you put together that make a simple piece of fashion into your own style. And the best part is that you can turn an outfit into killer-fashionista status with items that don’t cost that much at all. Case in point? This adorable Forever 21 watermelon bag and fruity sequin hat! I scored them here in Charleston this weekend for just about $40 and had to have them. So playful and fun for summer trips and adventures. 

ROMPERS THAT FLATTER

Rompers. Love ’em or hate ’em – they are here to stay. As far as I can see it we can deal with this travesty in one of two ways: 1) avoid them all together (totally valid) or 2) find a style that flatters our bodies and doesn’t make us look like 12 year olds with no waists and butt cheeks hanging out (totally doable, I swear). The key to a successful romper situation is coverage. Let me explain…