Saturday, May 9, 2015

Summer Staples

Summer Staples

I can't believe summer is almost here! I have been swamped with finals so I decided to take a study break and make a new post. As soon as my tests are finished, I will be doing some much-needed summer wardrobe shopping, which is why I came up with six staples that I need in my closet asap!

1. Light crewneck sweater

Sometimes summer nights can be chilly, which is why I love bringing a sweater to throw on over a tank or dress. Usually I stick to simple white and navy sweaters in the summer but I am loving this coral color from J. Crew Factory!

2. Fun sunglasses

Obviously everyone needs a pair of sunglasses to survive the summer! Since I bring mine everywhere in the summer, including the pool and the tennis courts, I usually gravitate towards inexpensive pairs so I am not upset if they break. Lately I am loving the cat-eye style like these BP. shades from Nordstrom — and they are only $12!

3. White dress

There is no better summer fashion than a simple white dress. I am loving this Necessary Clothing dress - it's a trendy twist on a preppy classic!

4. Seersucker shorts

Seersucker is by far one of my favorite prints to wear in the summer, especially in white and light blue like these L.L. Bean shorts.

5. Statement bag

Summer is the perfect time to sport a bold and colorful handbag! In the hottest parts of the season, it can be easy to sacrifice fashion to stay cool but a fun purse can help you still make a statement! I am especially obsessed with this flamingo-print bag from Kate Spade!

6. Espadrilles

Fashion steal alert! All year I have been lusting over the Chanel espadrilles. However, I recently found these Tory Burch espadrilles, which are just as cute and more affordable! I love the powder blue and navy ones but they also come in black and white, just like the Chanel ones!

What are your summer staples?

xo, Annabeth

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spring in Lilly

Shop this look: J Crew sweater // Lilly Pulitzer for Target shorts (similar) // 
Marc and Graham necklace // Kate Spade purse // Kate Spade sunglasses (similar) // 
Sperry Topsider shoes

This spring, my uniform for classes has been sweaters, shorts and boat shoes. Sperrys are the perfect shoes for walking around campus and these metallic ones add a fun touch to any casual outfit. Also, I've been loving my few conquests from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sale like these shorts! My roommates and I went to Target the morning the clothing collection opened, but we were too late. The store opened at 8 a.m. and we got there at 8:06 to find almost all of the merchandise was gone. Women were carting around mountain-high piles of the clothes, accessories and home goods and apparently they had lined up outside the store for an hour before it opened. Luckily, I was able to get a few things with the help of my mom who also went to the opening at home! Now, it is safe to say that I am even more obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer and I may have to give in and pay full price!

xo, Annabeth