Tropical Paradise

 TROPICAL PARADISE

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The TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT gets updated for Spring/Summer 2014. From Paris to Milan to New York, TROPICAL PRINTS hit the runway this year in a big way. Updated for this season’s trend, designers went for big tropical patterns, holding back nothing, and took to mixing the look with other bold patterning such as stripes, animal prints, and geometric designs for a big, bright Spring/Summer.  Catch summer’s last rays, stay cool, and vacation in style with the TROPICAL PRINT summer trend.

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 TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

TROPICAL PRINTS are all the rage in Hollywood as actress Rosario Dawson rocks the Red Carpet in Ghanaian designer Christy Brown’s signature TROPICAL PRINT maxi dress, complete with a neckline embellished with round ornaments giving the dress a sophisticated and updated look. For Rosario’s look, pair the dress with Christian Louboutin cream colored pumps, or for a relaxed style, pair with  Tori Burch black sandals.

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TROPICAL PRINT CAPRI PANTS

Taking a cue from this season’s bold TROPICAL PRINT mixed media look appearing on all the runways this year, make a statement with Hale Bob’s exclusive print TROPICAL PRINT capri pants. For a glamorous night out, pair with Jimmy Choo black heels, or pair with Melina flat Blue Leather sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals  for a trendy, casual daytime look.

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TROPICAL PRINT ROMPER

Rompers made a splash on the runways and stores this season, and what better way to wear the newest trend than with Topshop’s TROPICAL PRINT romper. For a casual day at the beach, pair with Loeffler Randall sandals and a Marks & Spencer Panama hat, or for nighttime glam, pair with Prada platform sandals. Fresh & fabulous.

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT SHEER BLOUSE

For an updated take on the iconic  “Hawaiian shirt,” be sure to pack Hale Bob’s coral TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT sheer silk blouse on your summer vacation. This lovely flowing blouse features a flattering button down front and 3/4 sleeves gathered with tab button cuffs. Pair with Ann Taylor white capri pants for a perfect summer resort look.

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TROPICAL FLORAL PENCIL SKIRT

For a unique take on the TROPICAL PRINT trend, slip easily into Forever 21’s TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT pencil skirt. Pair with an H&M tank and Aldo wedges, as pictured above, for hot summer days and nights.

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TROPICAL PRINT SHORTS

Go chic and fun with Lily Pulitzer’s signature TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT board shorts this summer. Perfect to pair with your favorite Hale Bob swimsuit and sandals for a day at the beach, or pair with a Calvin Klein crisp white blouse and strappy heels for a hot summer night.

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT STRAPLESS DRESS

For a versatile look, grab Hale Bob’s exclusive print purple “Flight’s of Fancy” TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT silk crepe de chine strapless smocked top. Add Steve Madden’s black strappy heels for a night on the town, or pair with J Brand cropped skinny jeans for a casual daytime look. Can also be used as a chic swimsuit cover-up for your summer days at the beach.

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TROPICAL PRINT PEPLUM DRESS

Feel like you are on vacation even at the office in this chic TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT peplum dress by Kate Spade. The sleeveless TROPICAL PRINT dress features a flattering peplum waistline, one of this season’s most popular silhouettes, and a gold exposed back zipper. Pair with Chanel black and white ballerina flats for a chic style that will last all year long.

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE

Not just for summer, take the TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT trend into the Fall with Hale Bob’s NEW exclusive TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT blue silk charmeuse blouse. This exquisite design features blouson long sleeves with button closure, and a black drawstring neckline with gold beading. Pair with your favorite Hudson skinny black jeans for a TROPICAL Fall season.

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From the Runway to Hollywood Red Carpet events to the beach, the TROPICAL PRINT trend is here to stay this season. Found on pants, blouses, skirts, rompers, and even sweaters,  feel the tropical sea breeze all year long in this season’s TROPICAL PRINT design. Carry the carefree summer spirit with you year round with TROPICAL FLORAL PRINTS.

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Off The Shoulder

                           OFF THE SHOULDER

chic-lace-off-the-shoulder-topShoulder is the new cleavage. Everyone is talking about this season’s Off The Shoulder look for Spring/Summer 2014 and continuing into the Fall 2014 season. The beauty of this design trend is that it can be adapted for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated evening dress, casual day-wear, or something in between, the off-the-shoulder style has it all. Perfect when crafted from sheer fabrics for Spring/Summer, or from heavier weights for cooler temperatures, garments can be tailored or free-falling, making off-the-shoulder design ideal for all.Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 3.31.26 PM

JERSEY KNIT V NECK DRESS WITH CUTOUT SHOULDERS

This summer trend gets classy with the Off The Shoulder black dress,  made in light weight knit that moves freely and featuring a plunging “V”neckline for drama.  Throw on a classic like “Glory” Pump by Topshop for a retro Breakfast at Tiffany’s look.  It’s an Off The Shoulder dress that makes any girl feel like a movie star.

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                    WHITE OFF THE SHOULDER CHIFFON TOP For summer, go casual chic in ZENIA’S Off The Shoulder White top with sheer chiffon sleeves. Stay cool by pairing with shorts for daytime outings and pair with your favorite slim fit jeans, slacks or leggings for those hot summer nights. The key to staying sleek and chic in this Off The Shoulder trend, is to pair with a slimming bottom to compliment the flowing blouson top.

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FUCHSIA MAYAN TRIBAL PRINT TUNIC

Neon colors made a big splash on the runways this Spring/Summer and continuing into Fall 2014. Hale Bob’s Off The Shoulder tribal print tunic is perfect for casual days out, as well as nights out on the town.  For warmer months, pair with COACH CHARLEEN SANDALS,   then easily carry the look into Fall by pairing the tunic with your favorite heels. You’ll look and feel refreshed, and dazzle in this year’s trendy bright Neon color.

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VINTAGE ZIP BACK ASYMETRICAL DRESS

Hale Bob’s  Off The Shoulder dress embodies several hot trends hitting the runway this year. It has an asymmetrical cut and an animal print design giving it a “Jane of the Jungle” style, all the rage this season.  It features the always flattering peplum waist that creates a curvy shape.  Pair with strappy heels for Summer and segue into Fall by pairing with luxurious CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN  Black Suede short boots. This vintage One Shoulder dress will have you “ready to roar”!

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“VINTAGE, TAP INTO SPRING” MOCK WRAP DRESS

Here’s a different take on the vintage Off The Shoulder dress.  Hale Bob’s coral mock wrap dress dares to bare with the One Shoulder look, yet also reveals a more feminine, romantic style with the vintage drop waist, delicately embroidered neckline, and flutter long sleeve. Dress it up for a romantic evening out with CADRAMAZZO strappy sandals by ALDO.  Risky yet romantic.

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CHUNKY OVERSIZE OFF THE SHOULDER SWEATER

Carry the Off The Shoulder look into the Fall season with this cozy FREE PEOPLE Chunky Oversize Off The Shoulder sweater. Cozy knits made a big splash across the runways this season, so you’ll be fashionable yet comfortable for Fall 2014. Pair with your favorite skinny jeans and accessorize with chunky bracelets and chain necklaces for a fun, fashionable Fall.

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OFF THE SHOULDER PEPLUM TAILORED TOP

For a more tailored Off The Shoulder look, slip into SASS & BIDE’S gold embroidered Off The Shoulder fitted peplum top. Flattering for all body types, pair with a fitted skirt for the office and easily segue into the cocktail hour. Or pair with your favorite skinny jeans and gilded BRIAN ATWOOD gold heels for a hot night on the town.

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OFF THE SHOULDER SWIMSUIT

Carry the look to the beach or pool this Summer with MICHAEL KORS Off the Shoulder black one piece swimsuit with gold chain detailing. Look for Summer’s latest swimsuit trend in one piece swimsuits and also Off the Shoulder bikinis. Feel polished yet glamorous as you soak up the sun in style.  Accessorize with GUCCI gold cuff bracelet and hoop earrings as you stroll the Boardwalk.

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Whether daytime or evening , dressed up or dressed down, on the beach, out to lunch, or a night on the town, this season’s Off The Shoulder look is a trend you won’t want to miss. From swimsuits, to rompers, to tops, to dresses, the trend dares to bare while leaving a little bit of mystery. The Off The Shoulder style lends itself to a feminine, romantic feel of days gone by, while the sultriness gives it a modern freshness. The great thing about this trend is it easily segues into Fall allowing longer wear from your Summer purchases.  Be romantic. Be daring. Be bold. Give the Off the Shoulder trend a try this season.

RESORTWEAR: My Favorite Breezy Attire

 

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I have recently discovered that as the recent holiday weekend comes to an end, more and more people are beginning to set sail towards their cruise destinations.  But before they embark on their travels, they all search for two things: Resort wear and sunscreen! With the rapid increase of humidity, we are all in need of some new loose and breezy attire.  This versatile fashion is perfect, from the pool to the country club, it is flattering on everyone.

As the stormy North-Eastern weather continues to put a damper on my vacation, I am starting to enjoy the rising summer temperatures. So yes, when the occasional appearance of the blaring sun appears, we welcome it with open arms.  From my personal experience, the only thing that keeps me cool in 90°+ weather is my favorite print maxi dress and just in case my tunic tops are always nearby.

As Google states resort wear is not only a summer favorite but is worn by those of us during the year who escapes the cold winter months.  Whether you’re in fall, winter, spring or summer this stylish fashion gives off a classy nautical vibe that we all crave!  Check out our new Wild Thing Cut-Out Halter Swim Suit paired with our Tangerine “Cabana” Cotton Crochet Tunic for your new pool favorite.

 

 

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TAUPE “TIE DYE” SATIN V-NECK TUNIC

Tunic tops are a timeless way to dress up a skirt or pants.  This tunic is made out of satin which gives it luster and fluidity.  Here it’s shown with a white skirt, perfect for lunch outdoors or perusing the local shops.  Complete your resort wear outfit with cat eye sunglasses by Persol to get an iconic Hollywood style.

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BLACK SILK RUFFLE STRAPLESS DRESS

Cocktail parties, candlelit dinners, and night clubs…all things to look forward to at a resort.  Be ready with a Hale Bob dress that gives new meaning to the term “little black dress”.  Ruffles at the bodice and hemline are a playful touch and the silk fabric has a luxurious feel.  Give this strapless dress a splash of color, add an Abstract Graffiti Scarf by Anthropologie.

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BLUE SCOOP NECK  MAXI DRESS

You’ll feel bright and sunny in this print maxi dress.  A resort has a variety of choices of how to spend your day.  Take a boat tour with that special someone and then head to the spa for some alone time.  This maxi dress is versatile to wear to both.  The knit fabric is always flattering and with a pair of Blue ‘Spark’ Crystal Embellished Thong Sandals by Betsey Johnson, very fashionable too.

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WILD THING CUT-OUT HALTER SWIM SUIT

Even though this year’s summer trend is the one-piece bathing suit, it’s hard to stray too far away from our beloved bikinis.  That’s why I love our very chic animal print suit with side cut-outs that nips in at the waist giving you an hourglass shape.  This halter swimsuit has a deep V neckline with an attractive ring to add to its fashion at the pool or keep you confident when braving the waves.

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 TANGERINE “CABANA” COTTON CROCHET TUNIC

A feminine crochet tunic is an attractive cover after a day soaking up the sun.  Pair it with a bold statement piece like a Treska Single Row Chunky Bracelet and some skinny jeans for an evening look.  This tunic is a great double duty addition to your resort wear collection.

MAXI DRESS: PRINT IT UP!

 

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Some things just go together, like salt and pepper, black and white, or even comfort and style.  Until I got my hands on a print maxi dress, I didn’t believe that comfort and style could go hand in hand.  In 90° weather the only thing on my mind is staying cool and looking cute in the process. The loose breezy material is a necessity in these hot summer days and when paired with a stylish messy bun, ankle strap sandals and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, this simple look is transformed into a glamorous ensemble. From a weekend on a beach in a floral maxi dress, to your date night in a leopard print dress, you can go from casual to dressy with a limited amount of accessories. As we all know, black is a color you will forever look stunning in, but this summer, loud eye popping prints are trending all over town.  You simply can’t go wrong with our fun and flirty print maxi dress styles.

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IVORY JERSEY KNIT MAXI DRESS 

 A beautiful detail of this floral maxi dress is its beaded neckline that draws the eye upward.  The racerback design gives it a sporty look and lends to the confidence that you are ready for a leisurely game of bocce ball, horseshoes or just strolling along the beach.  Add to the allure of this knit maxi dress by wearing it with some UGG® Australia Hedy Sandals. Chiffon Maxi Dress

 CORAL CHIFFON MAXI DRESS

This reptile spaghetti strap maxi dress will have you feeling decidedly feminine.  The coral color is a bright addition to your summer wardrobe.  A delicate look is created with ruffles at the hemline and neckline.  For the occasional brisk day you can add a white Lightweight Linen Cardigan by Banana Republic, a classy match to your chiffon maxi dress. Print Maxi Dress

 PINK FLORAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

Sleek is the thought with this floral maxi dress.  It’s a beautiful option for a dressier affair.  Being elegant doesn’t mean you have to stay monochromatic in your choices.  The bug and daisey print keeps with a summer theme and the side slit gives you a bit of daring.  Throw on an understated bangle like Michael Kors Hinged Bangle by MICHAEL Michael Kors and you’ll look chic and unique in this print maxi dress. Halter Maxi Dress

NEUTRAL JERSEY KNIT HALTER MAXI DRESS

This leopard print dress will have you feeling purrrfectly fierce.  It has a bandeau bodice that gathers with halter ties.  The stretch silk fabric will keep you completely comfortable as you bask in the summer sun.  This halter maxi dress can be worn with a pair of INES SANDALS by Coach to add sophistication. Silk Maxi Dress

 BLUE CROCHETED SILK MAXI DRESS

A print maxi dress is a perfect daytime staple.  It features a demure crochet back and a drawstring empire waist making it flattering for the figure.  Wear it browsing the local markets or hanging out pool  side sipping tropical tea.   A pair of Marc By Marc Jacobs Oversized Square Sunglasses adds cool and casual style to this silk maxi dress.