Posts tagged Banana Republic

Summer Stone

 

So the clock is ticking and you’re rushing off to yet another summer cocktail party! You throw on your basic white summer dress (old faithful).  Stand in the mirror and though you look bronzed and beautiful against this white number the outfit still falls short. What to do to brighten your summer wardrobe without cutting into your funds for the weekend? The answer: a classic piece of turquoise. Whether it’s a bold necklace, dangly earrings or a basic cuff, it’ll never disappoint.  This vintage, earth tone works with every summer style; it can give off a bohemian flare paired with casual attire or it can add a hint of earthy elegance to formal wear. I love how Cameron Diaz (shown above) knows how to rock the turquoise. Despite being dressed for the Red Carpet, she still maintains her surfer-chic vibe with these simple statement pieces.

What’s your go-to-flare when you need to spice up your style?

xo

Jen

Comfort First

 I love teetering on a gorgeous pair of stilettos, but unfortunately New York City streets can do some irreparable damage to those designer heels I adore. Plus, they are absolutely not ideal for walking more than one city block (subway grates, sidewalk cracks…you get the picture). So as much as I love hitting the town in sky-high shoes, during the day I’ve traded them in for footwear with comfort and practicality—chic ballet flats.

Hollywood’s most stylish gals swear by their Lanvin flats, but with a hefty price tag and rarely any available sizes in stock, we all need alternatives. I’ve picked out some of this season’s best flats that can easily be added to any woman’s shoe wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with a solid black patent or metallic, but with so many options out there I suggest jazzing it up a little bit. Leopard, lace, velvet—I’m sold! From classic Kate Spade to the eclectic fashion mecca, TopShop, retailers are offering a plethora of eye-catching  pairs that are sure to spice up even the most basic outfit.  Unfortunately, flats offer zero support for your feet. Thankfully Dr. Scholl’s for Her sells hidden arch supports that will make all the difference. So go ahead ladies and treat your feet, because before you know it we will be trudging around in snow boots, yikes!

(clockwise above: TopShop Mystify, Corso Como festive flats, J.Crew lacey flat, House of Harlow velvet flat, Banana Republic samie leopard flats, Kate Spade Aeryn)

Xo,

Kristin

Top That!

Some of Hollywood’s prettiest stars are facing the latest fedora trend head-on, literally. They just tuck back their lush locks and pull the brim over their sparkling eyes and zip in and out of Starbucks, LAX, Katsuya with such pizazz. What stars, you ask? Zac Efron, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake and Jaime Foxx to name a few. Well, I think we should make like these pretty boys and get on top of that trend.

Fedoras are a great summer style that is not nearly as daunting as swimwear but just as warm-weather welcoming. From Bebe to Hat Attack, Shopbop to Forever21, this adorable topping is available at every price point. Shopstyle.com is a great source for finding the perfect shade, shape and chic look for you.

During a recent Miami trip, I paired my classic straw version with a white tee and cut-offs for a look that was Collins Ave Cool. The paps just couldn’t get enough. Ok, so maybe there weren’t any paparazzi, but I radiated casual chicness nonetheless.

With all of the talk of global warming and deadly rays, you have to give skin cancer the one-two punch. Keep piling on the SPF, but why not try a fedora for a second stylish form of sunscreen?
And lucky for you, tarte is celebrating Skin Cancer Awareness month by offering 20% off of some of their most sun savvy products with the code sun20. Lightweight and sheer, but packing the power of SPF 20, the Smooth Operator foundation is the perfect mate to this canvas style in sleek dove grey by Banana Republic.

So pick up a few of tarte’s “Save Your Skin” items and don’t forget to top it off with a funky fedora!

-Amelia