Wearing: DKNY one-piece swimsuit, DSW panama hat (similar), Ray Ban Clubmaster classic sunglasses, Echo scarf as head-scarf, ASOS denim shirt as skirt
My friends and I took a road trip to the Florida coast recently and it was a trip to remember. All accessorized in our own personal beach styles we loaded up in my best friends Mercedes Benz and took off for Palm Coast. It was a day filled with our love of good wine, music, each other and the sea.
Since, I won’t always be living in Florida (big news coming soon) I decided it was time to enjoy our beautiful beaches. During my time at DKNY I was gifted a couple of super chic one-piece swimsuits, this being my favorite. I was over the moon because normally I don’t buy much swimwear. I’m not a person who goes in the sun much, and I always find a reason to buy another pair of shoes instead. But one-piece swimsuits have more functionality than you would think. You can wear it to the beach and be chic, classy and covered or double it as a bodysuit during the winter.
I left the beach with salty hair, a bit of a tan and the feeling that my energy had been restored. Summer is here so I encourage you’ll to get your best friends together and head for the beach, just remember your sunscreen!
Photos via iPhone 6
Wearing: Victoria Secret bodysuit (similar), Tim Scott flare grid pant (Instagram), Express belt, H&M hat (similar), Jimmy Choo sandals (similar), Necklace from D.C. flea market, Vintage earrings and rings, Etsy rings, Vintage watch, Sephora lip stain (always red)
When I met Tim Scott at The UF PAM Fashion Show this past April I fell just as much in love with his designs as I did him. Tim, an emerging designer currently based in Atlanta, he focuses on the art of textile design and prints (like these amazing wide leg pants.) His garments capture true individualism and craftsmanship all while making you feel like the ultimate cool girl. In Tim Scott designs you will be effortlessly chic, confident and best of all comfortable. His pieces are versatile, luxurious and cool which gives each piece the ability to adapt into his woman’s life seamlessly. No matter your shape, style or age, there is a one-of-a-kind, hand crafted Tim Scott design waiting to be made for you. Visit his website here, follow him on Instagram and Facebook and contact him for design inquiries.
I am a big fan of intimate apparel I think it’s just as important as what goes on top. And bodysuits have become an item I never want to live without. Bodysuits are perfect on hot summer days they wick the sweat keeping it from seeping through your clothes. You can layer them or if you’re feeling really svelte they look awesome with nothing but a chic pant and killer pump.
Photos by Kevin Huynh
Wearing: Forever 21 Contemporary LBD (similar), New Balance 501 sneakers (also love these), ASOS denim shirt tied (similar), Michael Kors watch (love this), Sephora cream lip stain (always red)
So thank God sneakers have come back into style, because my feet have never been so comfortable. Nike, New Balance and Puma are some of my favorite sneaker brands but there are multitudes of brands & styles to fit your needs. I realized that sneakers don’t have to just be worn while working out, but that they are transitional and sleek. Now I’m not saying go full blown Normcore on me but embrace the ease sneakers can provide. And if you ever need more convincing or inspiration I recommend stalking Eva Chen’s Instagram, it’s flawless with sneaker style.
These New Balance sneakers gave this LBD some toughness and edge. The little black dress has been a woman’s haven since the dawn of time but it never get’s old. You can revamp your LBD in ways you never thought, all you need is a little bit of imagination and inspiration. And always remember your pop of color with your choice of lipstick, nothing completes an outfit like lipstick.
Photos by Kevin Huynh
Wearing: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Wrap skirt (similar), Cynthia Cynthia Rowley sandal, Jennifer Zeuner necklace
I’ve discussed my obsession with wrap skirts to you’ll before, and so I won’t stop today. Wrap skirts follow the lines of the body with such fluidity making them flatter all body types. All women can wear the wrap skirt and feel ultra feminine and empowered. I enjoy wearing them with heels and a great top for a easy, chic but sensual night out look. But wrap skirts can be worn with sneakers, flats or even over a bikini barefoot. That’s what is so essential about them they are functional and can take you from day to night. I encourage you’ll to go out and get a wrap skirt they’re perfect for the summer. You can pick between different lengths, materials and colors, but whichever you choose make sure to wear it with confidence.
These Cynthia Rowley chunky sandals are the perfect go-to summer sandal. I found them on sale at Belk but couldn’t find them online so here are some heeled sandal options for you’ll. Dolce Vita, Mango, Windsor Smith, Topshop and Ann Taylor.
Photos by Kevin Huynh