Talk is Cheap

Pretty Tough

CSC_3619 DSC_3463 DSC_3493 DSC_3469 DSC_3516 DSC_3478 DSC_3455Wearing: 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

Tropical Punch

DSC_3527 DSC_3581 DSC_3612 DSC_3519 DSC_3529 DSC_3550 DSC_3596Wearing: 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.

Happy Monday!

Photos by Kevin Huynh

Down to Earth

DSC_3159 DSC_3145 CSC_3203 DSC_3147 DSC_3156Wearing: ASOS denim shirt (similar) (shirtdress version), Gap blue jeans (similar), Nine West wedges (similar), Express belt (similar), Vintage “Sarah” necklace, Vintage earrings, Michael Kors watch, Revlon Super Lustrous (Kiss me Coral) lipstick,  

The Canadian tuxedo is a look I’ve long cherished, because what other material, other than denim, can you wear head to toe and feel comfortable and chic? Denim is a classic whether you’re wearing a shirtdress, front button-down skirt or jumpsuit. You just can’t go wrong with denim, thank god it’s back in style. I am a denim girl, I love all styles skinny, boyfriend, girlfriend, destroyed, 70’s flare they’ll make me swoon. And on busy days there’s nothing like having on your favorite jeans to take you from work to play.

When it comes to my day to day beauty routine I like to keep it simple. I’m not a girl who needs much but I’m crazy for lipstick. I love experimenting with all sorts of colors both shiny and matte. I’ve found that red is my color but I’m also really into pinks, plums and nudes. I feel like if I have on my lipstick I can conquer the world. And beauty tips I live by are to always take off your makeup, moisturize and wear SPF like it’s your religion.

Photos by Kevin Huynh

Urban Decay

DSC_3261 DSC_3310DSC_3295 DSC_3280 DSC_3285 DSC_3270 DSC_3298 DSC_3309DSC_3259Wearing: Notations silk blouse, Vintage skirt, Pierre Dumas heels, Sunglasses Henri Girl, Express pearl bracelet (similar) & gold bangles (similar), Forever21 pearl earrings, Etsy rings

When I think about which piece of clothing embodies comfort and ease while still being chic, the black skirt comes to mind. There’s something about the way the black skirt, no matter the style or length, will always flatter a woman’s figure. It can be dressed up for a night out or worn shopping and will be chic just the same. I thrifted this gem while in Brooklyn, and honestly I’m so obsessed with it. It is sheer but not so sheer that I can’t wear it during the day and it pairs well with flats or heels. When I have on this skirt I feel free, fun and feminine. And from the moment I saw it reminded me of a Donna Karan Collection skirt, which I love.

I got these wrap around heels while I was in D.C. thrifting with my girlfriend, Jessica. I thought oh these are fun, crazy, chic, but let’s be honest not very practical. They weren’t meant to be worn for long periods of time but they do make a statement. Having statement shoes in your closet is a must, because every now and then a girl just wants to have fun!

Photos by Kevin Huynh

Match Me

DSC_2903 DSC_2960 CSC_3237 DSC_2936 CSC_3234 DSC_2896 DSC_2944Wearing: Gap white button down, Zara leather skirt (similar), Salvatore Ferragamo flats, Blush Bralette, Kate Spade mini crossbody bag (similar), Vintage Chanel earrings (similar), Vintage and Etsy dainty gold rings, Jennifer Zeuner mini eye & hamsa necklace, Sephora cream lip stain (always red)

There is just something I love about the white button-down. It could be that it’s classic, stylish, versatile, minimal, crisp, clean and chic. But really it’s all of those characteristics that make the white button-down such a necessary item for our closets. Anyone can wear or style it to fit their personal taste, you can wear it with jeans, skirts, or even as a skirt. And you can tie it, button it, wrap it or skirt it, but no matter how you style the white button down it will always be chic!

When it comes to buying flats you must know it will take time to break them in before they are actually “comfortable.” That’s a reason I dislike flats, if I am going to get blisters I might as well have on heels that elongate my legs right? But sometimes an outfit calls for flats, this sport chic look is one of them. I thrifted these Salvatore Ferragamo flats in Lakeland, FL for $40. I loved the brand, price, style, materials and the chic look of these flats. I just couldn’t pass them up even though they’re half a size to small but like I said I’m breaking them in.

I’ll be in Chicago this week follow me on Instagram @sarahsummerlin for all the chicness!

Photos by Kevin Huynh

Ground Rules

DSC_3325 CSC_3623 DSC_3342 DSC_3334 DSC_3362 DSC_3376 DSC_3339Wearing: Vintage trousers, Forever 21 top (old), Vicini Tapeet mules, Kate Spade sunglasses (similar), Michael Kors watch (also love this), Bauble Bar bullet earrings, Etsy & vintage dainty gold rings

When it comes to shoes the ground rules say that a woman can never have too many. I’m a firm believer in this, and thus have a full blown obsession with shoes. Whenever I need a pick me up or a revamping of accessories the first thing I look for is new shoes. But being a college student I don’t have the disposable income I would like, therefore I thrift. These chic wooden, leather mule heels are going to be my go-to summer shoe. I got them at a thrift store in New York City (Beacon’s Closet) for $25. The brand is an Italian luxury shoe line that makes 100% of its products in Italy and is known for being versatile, witty and chic. Vicini created Tapeet for the young and creative it’s the line that embodies that metropolitan chic mood. It gives us that comfort we want but that individual style we all crave.

What’s your spring/summer go-to shoe going to be?

Photos by Kevin Huynh