Banana Republic Summer 2012

I love the new styles that just came out from Banana Republic. They’ve got fun patterns and prints and bright colors! Plus they are great for mixing and matching. You can take the following 7 items on BR’s summer “must-have” list and make endless outfit combinations:

– the white jean

– the denim blazer

– the colorful top

– the sateen short

– the printed dress

– the chambray shirt

– the open cardigan

Take a look at these outfit ideas and see what you could come up with yourself!

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Indego Africa Bracelets for J.Crew

I love the style of these bracelets and I love the idea behind them! Indego Africa is a nonprofit project that is helping women artisans in Rwanda to sell their handmade products to the world, while being able to provide for their families. The proceeds go towards helping these woman become businesswoman, by providing literacy and business programs to encourage their learning. So grab one of these beautiful bracelets, which is signed by each artist, and beautify yourself and the world. 

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Tropical Prints

Tropical prints were all over the spring runways and now that the sun is out and about bringing in the hot summer weather, why not wear it on your clothes! Palm trees, hibiscus flowers, waves, and (my favorite!) pineapples have been popping up in tropical prints all over our favorite fashion items…shoes, skirts, tops, purses, jewelry…you name it, you can wear it! 

So pick our your favorite item, and your favorite print, and show us how you like to wear this hot trend! 

Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra Ankle Cuff Pump – barneys.com

Dream Daily by Rozae Nichols Henga Tank – Anthropologie.com

ASOS Pencil Skirt in Mirrored Tropical Print – asos.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs Havana Floral Dress – shopbop.com

Elizabeth and James ‘Bruce’ Print Silk Jacket – nordstrom.com

Lanvin Charm Earrings – ssense.com

Tropical Parrot Tank – forever21.com

DVF loves current/elliot “classic skiiny” jeans – nordstrom.com

ASOS Leon Slipper Shoes with Tropical Print – asos.com

Alturzarra Spring Tropical-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Dress – net-a-porter.com

Juicy Couture “Creatures of Paradise Mini-Wish” Pineapple Ring – nordstrom.com

Stella McCartney Hawaiian-Print Silk Pants – net-a-porter.com

Zara Printed Box – zara.com

Topshop Tropical Mirror Print Shorts – topshop.com

Whistles Beatrice Pineapple Print Dress – asos.com

Suno Hawaiian String Bikini – barneys.com

Zara Asymmetric Chiffon Skirt – zara.com

*some items found at Luckymagazine.com

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Bright Accessories

I love brights for summer! If you’re looking for a way to wear them, but feel a little overwhelmed going all out with a whole outfit of brights, try adding an accessory to start! Throw on a neon necklace or a scarf to add a punch of color to your wardrobe or turn your bad hair day into a fashion moment with a fun colored hat at the pool! These colorful catches will be sure to brighten your day if not others! 

1. Ann Taylor Solid Sun Hat, $48

2. B Brian Atwood Campisa Pumps, $400

3. Donatienne Camille Clutch, $360

4. Assad Mounser Shiprock Necklace, $428

5. Love Quotes Linen Scarf, $88

6. Topshop Perspex Sandals, $80

7. J.Crew Snakeskin Belt, $45

8. Pour La Victoire Brice Duffle, $345

9. Illesteva Mademoiselle Sunglasses, $240

10. Kenneth Jay Lane Thick Bangle, $54

*found on the Zoe Report

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Cara’s Birthday

Recently, my friend, Cara, had her birthday! A bunch of us went to Malawai’s Pizza at the Riverwoods (so good!) to celebrate! I’m pretty sure I stuffed myself silly. Afterwards, a few of the girls went over to her parents theatre to watch Clueless. I haven’t seen that move in so long, but you gotta love Cher. You need to sit down and watch it again, because there were so many funny lines that I had forgotten about. 

Happy Birthday CARA!

Leah, Cara, Me, Jenn, Aislinn

Cara and I

I just wanted to talk about Cara’s outfit because I’m obsessed with it. This is that Rebecca Minkoff purse that I talked about in the post I did recently. Shirt: Anthro. Necklace: Anthro. Shoes: Fergie

My outfit: Shirt: Anthro. Jeans: American Eagle. Shoes: Forever21. Necklace: Nordstrom (BP)

Aislinn, Me, Jessica, Cara, Jenn

Love those outfits 🙂

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5 Great Lipsticks

Try these cool, yet classic shades for day to night wear! 

1. Bobby Brown “Lip Shine” – Miami Collection $23

2. MAC “Fashion Sets Lipstick” – Girl About Town $15

3. Lancome “Rouge in Love Lipstick” – Cool True Red $25

4. NARS “Pure Matte Lipstick” – Moscow $25

5. Dior “Addict Lipstick” – Sheer Coral $3

*can be found at Sephora or Nordstrom

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Anchors Away!

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, J.Crew has an abundance of nautical designs for your beach or boating trips! This post is dedicated to their love of anchors. Here are ten fun items with anchor prints for your sailing pleasure!

Sequin Anchor Tank

Maritime Anchor Dress

Cece Printed Ballet Flats

Anchors Aweigh Underwire Top and Belted Bottom

T-shirt Dress in Dizzy Anchors

Anchor Iphone Case

Scoopneck Blouse in Anchors Aweigh (I love the little buttons on the shoulders)

Anchor Bead Charm Bracelet 

Anchor Popover Hoodie

So this little guy isn’t from J.Crew, but it fits perfect so I decided to throw it in this post! 

Gorjana Anchor Necklace – gorjana.com

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Favorites Lately – Jessica Simpson ‘Cocoa’ Wedge and more!

Jessica Simpson ‘Cocoa’ Wedge – Sale $69.99 (at Piperlime)

Alexis Vivienne Long Flared Pleated Skirt in Red Delight – Singer22.com

Brompton Clutch in Safari Cat – J.Crew

I love the design and color of this mirror – (found on pinterest)

Love Sam Print Dress – Piperlime.com

I have no idea where this is, but it is gorgeous. How awesome would this be to have as a tent for a party or wedding? So beautiful! I love it.

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Finch Charm’ Triangle Bikini – Revolveclothing.com

American Eagle Leaf Cuff – ae.com

Back Story Blouse – Anthropologie

Just some good advice 🙂

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