Hopefully most of you will be able to escape this heat wave by hitting up a pool or beach this weekend. My essentials for a weekend out of the city include a patterned bikini, a easy dress that can be worn from day to night, comfortable platform sandals, and Bumble and Bumble surf spray for perfect no-fuss beach hair. Stay cool and enjoy the weekend !
Missoni Bikini , $ 190
Kiehls Lip Balm ; $ 13
Karen Walker Sunglasses ; $ 180
Nanette Lapore Straw Tote ; $ 197
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray ; $ 22
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dress ; $ 227
Joe's Jeans Platforms ; $ 122
It's almost torturous to wait until next summer to scoop up one of these amazing tribal suits by Mara Hoffman. I would be a happy girl if I could snag one of these suits for a weekend trip to the Hamptons. Models in Mara Hoffman’s 2012 Swim runway show sported face paint (similar to what I look like after a night at Riff Raffs) and heavy wooden bangles to complement the collection’s tribal-inspired theme. I really love this swimsuit collection and am looking forward to rocking one of these pieces next summer.
Posted by Francesca Alfano On Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1 comments
Mid summer sales are taking place everywhere right now. Most stores are offering 50 - 70 % off merchandise, making it the perfect time to shop. Obviously scoring a new pair of shoes for half the price is similar to finding a pot of gold for me. I rounded up a few amazing shoes that are all recently marked down. Happy Shopping!
2. Elizabeth and James ,
3. Snake Skin Wedges, Asos ;
4. Jeffrey Campbell Wedge ;
5. Boutique 9 ;
Are you dying yet over these FINSK PROJECT shoes? Literally gravity defying with a 6 1/2" wedge and 4" platform, perfect for little girls like me. Solestruck claims these are wearable and walkable... my advice, wear with caution and NO dancing on tables.
Posted by Francesca Alfano On Thursday, July 07, 2011 30 comments
I am very very excited to be selected as one of the 10 bloggers to participate in JCPenny’s American Living 10 Ways to Wear It. If you know me I'm all about finding finding unique and different ways to wear a single item. I love playing around with my wardrobe by mixing the same shirt with different bottoms and accessories to create a completely new look. Not only does this allow me to shop less but it allows me to get super creative with my closest. The American Living denim blouse is so versatile and completely made for summer. Paired with mini shorts, a long maxi shirt, patterned trousers, or a crisp pair of white slacks , there are endless variations to wearing this blouse. I paired my top with Zara trousers ( recently on sale!) , Report Signature Wedges, Super Sunglasses, Michael Kors Watch in rose gold, and a Lucky Brand necklace.
Check out how the other participating bloggers styled their top and find 10 adorable ways to wear it!
Cause who doesn't love tacos?
Via Emmas Blogg
Stumbled across these stunning photographs by photographer Ditte Isager. I always have had a soft spot for horses, maybe its the way they photograph, the slight glamour and class of riding, or the equestrian inspired clothing in my wardrobe. Anyways, you can't deny that these photographs are gorgeous.