Summer is here which means updating my wardrobe and filling it with new pieces One of my favorite online boutiques to browse and shop at is Boutique To You. The lovely ladies that run this boutique are great family friends and helped me by sending some great pieces when I was in mid-freak out mode trying to pack for The Bachelor! Unfortunately you didn’t get to see all their great picks but you can browse their shop and fall in fashion love with everything they have! Below are some of my favorites for this summer:
Wildfox is one brand that, if it wasn’t for BTY, I would’ve never tried. While I think i’m pretty up-to-date on fashion, I’m not one to try crazy pieces and instead stick to timeless basics. I am SO glad the ladies sent me some Wildfox pieces because I LOVE the fit of their tees, tanks and sweatshirts. The oversized fit makes it feel like you stole your boyfriend’s shirt or sweatshirt yet has a flash of fashion perfect for a female.
LnA is another line that screams classy-casual. Their tees are my favorite because they show your frame yet are oversized enough to look like you aren’t trying too hard. Perfect for your weekend errands or a casual meal!
If you regularly read my blog you know that my Gypsy 05 dress is my favorite piece this summer. Gypsy 05 makes their dresses out of a lightweight silk that is hard to describe unless you feel it. It doesn’t feel anything like regular silk but almost like a very thin and soft cotton. It doesn’t wrinkle so it packs very well and the bottom of the dresses are tailored so that you don’t step on the front yet it trails slightly in the back. Super easy way to dress up at night without going over the top.
Topping off your wardrobe is key and Belle Noel has some pieces that are great for summer. If you like the Kardashian’s style this line is for you being that Kim K. is behind it. I think gold and cream scream summer and this cuff combines both. Many of the line’s pieces are at a great price point, too, making it easy to fill your jewelry box!
Those are some of my favorite picks for this summer. Do you have any go-tos this summer? Please share some of your favorite lines with me so I can check ‘em out too! And if you want to read up on my favorite swimsuits , summer dresses and dressing for summer holidays check out the links for past blog posts.
Memorial Day is just around the corner and I hope your weather forecast is looking brighter than mine in Florida. It should be against the laws of Mother Nature to have a stormy Memorial Day weekend…or any weekend for that matter :)
I hope y’all have BBQs, parties and events planned to fill your weekend and if not, get some because if you obsess over fashion like I do, you love an excuse for a cute outfit! Continue reading
Question on Twitter from @kellielgee
hey @marissajustmay! Any dressing tips for concerts? Heading your way this wkd for my bday and bon jovi!
First off, happy birthday! There is nothing I love more than shopping for a birthday outfit and lucky for you, you get to tailor it to an awesome concert! Summer is just around the corner which means summer concert tours are about to start! As with dressing for any event, your circumstances will dictate what is appropriate, ie: what type of concert, who you are going with and where it is at (inside or outside).While you may have a certain look, it’s fun to dress to the genre of concert you are going to in order to blend in. I listen to EVERY type of music but definitely can’t wear my everyday outfits and expect to blend in at all of them. Here are some of my basics that I stick to when dressing for a concert: Continue reading
The rays of the sun, a hot summer breeze, salty beach air- all call for that perfect summer dress.
This year I have seen dresses make huge fashion statements. I love dresses in the summer for multiple reasons: 1) I stay cool, 2) I can avoid awkward tan lines 3) they are super easy to throw on and still look cute and 4) when I pig out or drink, a flowy dress can hide my engorged belly
Below are some of my fave dresses for this summer season: Continue reading
I strongly dislike Monday’s. Yesterday was a whirl-wind day which ended in me hardly tweeting, not blogging, not working out and getting home from work after 10PM. After only a week of working out I have come to realize I NEED to work out every day or else I feel super sluggish the next.
This past weekend I posted some pics on Twitter and Facebook hanging out at the pool and got some comments and questions on my suits and accessories so I thought I would fill ya in on the deets
Now that I have been kicking my butt back into shape I’m kinda gettin’ excited to do some swimsuit shopping! When I went on The Bachelor my lovely friends over at Boutique To You sent me some adorable suits to wear on the show. Vitamin A Swimwear has some amazing fits that flatter all body types! As someone who has nearly a negative size bust, these tops have just enough form to give you shape without making you a walking false advertisement. Continue reading
Yesterday I told y’all how I have lived off the “if you can’t tone it, tan it” mentality. And while I will never slam someone for hitting the tanning bed (I did it all through high school and now I will if I need to get a little glow before an event or if I need to get rid of a tan line that doesn’t match a dress neckline), I feel there is a definite epidemic stretching across pools and beaches everywhere and I must do my part by bringing this to the forefront of discussions. Florida girls, i’m most definitely talkin’ to you…
The butt crease. Guys, you ever see a chick in her bathing suit, start checkin’ her out, admiring her goods, only to get to her rear end and notice that under her tan, cupped booty are pale creases? Well, now you know that chick you’re oogling hits the tanning bed and apparently doesn’t know how to do it right.
yup…the butt crease Continue reading
Last week I wrote about how to dress for success when you head out to a basketball game. I am so happy that many of you loved the tips and even thought of my post as you were getting ready to head out to a playoff game! If you follow me on twitter you saw me post a pic of a definite violator of my do’s and don’ts. It doesn’t take a genius to know this is not only a horrible choice but, ladies, please know how to dress best for your body type!
This week I am focusing on dressing for baseball games. For me, there is no better season than baseball season. I literally countdown to spring training (and that countdown starts when the season ends) and put the most amount of effort behind dressing for these games. I think I love baseball the most because you will find the most amount of variety in attire at these games. It also helps that my team plays in a dome so games are NEVER rained out and I don’t have to worry about sweating like a pig in the sun! But when it comes time for me to go to an away game I get to tap into outfits I haven’t worn yet!
I consider myself to be a girly girl. Mention a shopping trip, mani-pedis (with wine, please), dinner and drinks or a spa day and I’ll probably cut you off with a definite “YES!” before you can finish asking if I want to partake. But what my girly exterior hides is that I am a die-hard sports fan and am pretty athletic. As many of my guy friends put it, I’m a guys girl and can/do hang with the guys. Lucky for me, I happen to also hang with some kick ass chicks that love sports too.
I’m starting a new blog trend. Every Friday I will try to do a fashion post. Whether it be new fashion finds, my favorite fashion item of the week or something I spotted that I just have to have. This week I’m going to highlight a bracelet that I love by 301 jewelry.