TIPS FOR LOOKING YOUR BEST AT THE BEACH AND BEYOND

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It’s that time of year when being near the water is the best way to stay cool against summer’s heat wave. Whether lounging at the pool or chilling at the beach, soak up summer’s rays the healthy way and nourish your spirit as well. Take a look at our favorite tips to rule the beach and beyond.

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DON’T FORGET A CABANA TUNIC

Stay cool and chic in a simple yet sassy cool Cabana tunic this Summer. Easy to throw over your favorite swimsuit, the open sleeves and loose fit will keep you cool and dry against the Seasonal sun. As twilight approaches, the tunic can also double as a dress perfect for cocktail hour or evening dinner.

Our favorite Cabana Tunic options:
“Cabana Sanctuary” Fuchsia Tribal Print Tunic
“Mayan” Navy Beaded Tunic
“Sweet Sensation” Black Cotton Tunic

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MUST INCLUDE SUMMER’S FAVORITE ROMPER

Cute as a shorts set and doubling as a swimsuit cover up, the romper is our second favorite “must have” Summer outfit. Look for crisp cotton fabrics and off the shoulder silhouettes to stay cool against the hot Summer sun.

Our favorite Summer Rompers to try:
“Darling” Black Off the Shoulder Romper
“Iara” Handkerchief Printed Romper

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LACE DRESS COVER UPS ARE A MUST

Our third favorite cool cover up is a cool lace tunic dress. Whether maxi or mini, the cotton fabric provides a light coverage against the Summer rays while keeping you fashionable at the same time.

Check out our favorite Summer lace dress finds:
“Prisca” Sleeveless Lace Chiffon Dress
“Maria” Split Lace Dress
“Cut Out” Netted Lace Dress

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CAN’T GO WRONG WITH A LACE CROCHET SWIMSUIT

What to wear underneath that cover up? Show off that Summer tan in a cool clean lace crochet bikini. The white color will give your skin an extra glow and you’re sure to be the envy of all.

Want a pop of color? Try these brights instead:
“Guilty Pleasures” Teal Lace Bikini
“Bollywood” Blue Beaded Bikini
“Flight of Fancy Purple Ruffled Bikini
“Cabana” Coral String Bikini

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GET GLOWING

With numerous sunscreen products to choose from, how do you know which ones work best? Well, it ultimately comes down to personal choice, but we here at Posh at Play always believe all natural is the way to go. Our favorite “Summer Skincare Secret” is applying a layer of extra virgin coconut oil underneath your favorite sunscreen before soaking up the sun’s rays. The fatty acids in the oil provide a UV barrier without those harsh chemicals and it is so nurturing to the skin. Afterwards, replenish with the “Save Your Skin” hydrating mist, made with all natural products and not tested on any animals.

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CATCH THOSE BEACHY WAVES

Nothing says “Summer” like soft, all natural wavy hair. Forgo harsh hair products and heating elements this Season, in favor of letting your hair go. We like this easy DIY Sea Salt Spray from The Huffington Post to achieve the perfect beachy waves.

You’ll need:
A plastic spray bottle
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of melted unrefined/organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon of hair gel or leave-in hair conditioner
1 cup of warm water

Note: You can also add a few drops of an essential oil such as lavender, mint or jasmine for a refreshing scent.

Instructions:
Step 1: Pour the warm water and sea salt into the spray bottle. Give it a generous shake until salt dissolves.
Step 2: Combine the melted coconut oil and hair gel (or leave-in conditioner) into a separate bowl, then add the mixture to your spray bottle.
Step 3: Add a few drops of an essential oil. Shake the bottle again, and voila! You’ve got homemade sea salt spray. Apply to towel-dried hair.

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STAY HYDRATED WITH HEALTHY DRINKS

While we all know water is the best way to stay hydrated, sometimes we’d like a little “spice” to enhance the experience. Why not create a healthy drink that not only nourishes but also hydrates the body as well. Try our favorite “Carrot Lemonade” recipe, sure to satisfy in all ways possible.

Ingredients
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chucks
2 cups water
3 cups pineapple juice and/or unsweetened white grape juice
3/4 cup lemon juice
Cold water
Ice
Lemon wedges
Directions
In a medium saucepan combine carrots and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes or until very tender. Cool slightly; transfer mixture to a blender. Add 1 cup of the pineapple juice. Cover and blend until smooth.
Transfer to a pitcher or plastic beverage container. Stir in remaining pineapple juice and lemon juice. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. (Mixture may thicken upon standing; stir in 1 to 2 cups water to desired consistency.)
Serve over ice with lemon wedges.

TEACHING NOTE:
Packed with vitamin A and C, this is a great summertime drink to have on hand. Make a double batch and store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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DON’T FORGET YOUR FEET

And finally, don’t neglect your feet. They are on display this time of year, but it’s hard to keep them looking their best when the weather’s warm: Exposure to the sun and hot surfaces like sand and concrete can leave your poor dogs dry and rough. Here’s how to protect them from the elements so they stay picture-perfect for the entire season:

(1) Exfoliate At Least Once A Week
“This will help you get rid of surface dry skin cells, making them look and feel smoother,” says Kristen Murphy, Spa Manager at the Woodmark Hotel’s Still Spa. Plus, your moisturizer will be more effective when you slough off flaky skin first. We like Opi’s fresh Cucumber Scrub or go with the salt and sand foot remedy by Plum Island Soap Company.

(2) Keep a Pumice Stone in Your Shower
Celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi, founder of the JINsoon Nail Lacquer line and Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas in New York City, grew up in a small village in South Korea where foot-care products weren’t available. “We would go to the river and find a textured stone, and we would scrub our callouses and feet with the stone,” she says. “This really worked.” Of course, you don’t have to search for your own stone since commercially available pumice stones are available. Try the all natural Volcanic Lava Pumice Stone perfect for scrubbing away dead cells.

(3) Do Some Heavy-Duty Moisturizing
Your heels are prone to over-use—and as a result, they tend to dry out more easily than the rest of your foot, says Choi. The heel is also protected by thicker skin, which means that it’s less penetrable and it’ll take a little more effort to lock moisture in. Apply a lotion or oil immediately after you shower to retain the moisture your feet have already soaked up. For even better results, reapply a moisturizer right before bed. We like the all natural Elon Herbal Foot Cream or Burt’s Bees sweet smelling Peppermint Lotion.

(4) Don’t Forget to Apply Sunscreen
Lots of people neglect to apply a good SPF to their feet, but don’t make this big mistake. Not only does the skin on your tootsies need protection, but nails are made of protein and are therefore as vulnerable as your skin. Try our natural sunscreen suggestion of extra virgin coconut oil and layer Suntegrity’s Natural Mineral Lotion for extra protection against the harsh rays.

(5) Eat Foot-Friendly Foods
Believe it or not, some foods can cause your feet to swell and become bloated. Foods high in salt are the most likely culprits. To keep your feet looking great, avoid packaged foods, which are heavily salted. Sugars can also cause foot puffiness, so you’ll want to minimize your intake of that too.

(6) Let Toes Breathe
Since nails are a living part of your anatomy, they need a break to “breathe” from time to time so they can continue healthy growth patterns and rid themselves of chemical residue, says Choi, who recommends a break from nail polish about once a month for a few days to a week. We recommend using Essie’s natural nail polish remover to cleanse the darkest of nail polishes without stripping the nail of nutrients.

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While we have given you our favorite “go to” Summer beach and pool tips, we’d love to hear YOUR favorite tips on your favorite Summertime cover ups, skincare regimes, ways to stay hydrated, and foot remedies. Comment below and let’s inspire each other to stay healthy and happy this Summer Season.

And remember no matter what,
Be You, Be fabulous, and always Be Feminine.

THE ART OF CHILLIN

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As we mentioned in “Spring Break Like a Grown Up,” we all need a little “getaway” now and then. Even if you can’t afford to take an official “Spring Break” this year, be sure to take an afternoon or a weekend for some much needed R & R. You will find that you perform your usual routine twice as efficiently rested rather than stressed. As you take a little “me” time, no need to sacrifice style. With this Season’s casual cool and “Boho” chic trends, we have all the right outfits that’ll keep you classy yet comfortable. Take a look at some of our favorite comfy wardrobe essentials and start shopping your favorites for those  “chillaxing” days ahead.

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Like the colors of the sunset, Pantone’s colors of the year, quartz rose and serenity blue, reflect the quiet peace of day’s end. Why not add a little “peace” into your wardrobe this year by including these colors into your everyday apparel. Start with Liberty Garden’s NEW soft pink strapless lace twill dress or pastel blue maxi and pair with comfy leather sandals from Free People, a hobo bag from Rebecca Minkoff, and Vince Camuto’s straw floppy hat to stay shaded throughout the day’s activities. Throw your sandals aside and take a run on the beach, or cuddle up with your favorite book while looking glam at the same time. When the dinner hour approaches, simply switch out the sandals for Kate Spade’s blushing pink cage heels and matching embellished clutch from Valentino. Morning to evening, you’ll turn heads while chilling in style this Spring.

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STRIPED MAXI DRESS

Another maxi style trending for Spring 2016 is the striped chiffon dress. Reminiscent of the groovy 70’s and playing along with the “Boho chic” trend seen on the runways this year, you are sure to make a statement without saying a word in this casual yet stylish maxi silhouette. Try Liberty Garden’s NEW lace trimmed dress in the soft Spring pastel colors of blue, pink, yellow, and violet. Lounge around the Cabana in style or spruce up for a night on the town by pairing your look with Betsey Johnson’s embellished satin slippers and sparkling drop earrings from the Gemma Collection. Casual to dressy, your throwback vintage 70’s style will keep you fashionable morning, noon, and night.

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TIE DYE MAXI

Our second favorite “flashback 70’s” trend is the tie dye print maxi. You don’t have to be a hippie to enjoy this style to the max this Season. We like Hale Bob’s navy blue tie dye print halter dress paired with Joie’s black leather flip flops, easy to remove for beach time walks in the sand. When the weather turns a bit chilly, cover up in Liberty Garden’s daisy trimmed lace poncho and matching sunhat from Flora Bella. If neutral is more your style, go with Hale Bob’s taupe printed maxi accessorized with Jeffrey Campbell’s nude wedge sandals to elongate your limbs no matter how tall you are. No need to change for evening activities. Simply spritz your hair with a little Bumble & Bumble surf spray, sweep your beach waved tresses into a loose low bun, slip on Sam Edelman’s fringe sandals, and dance the night away in comfort and style.

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TIE DYE CABANA TUNIC

Speaking of tie dye, we like the look on the Cabana tunic as well, a required accessory for the chillest of Spring days. Flattering on any figure, this top can substitute as a swimwear cover up at the beach, pair with your favorite skinny jeans for lunch with the girls, combine with a mini skirt on evenings out, and double as your favorite nightshirt when the sun goes down. Get the above look with Hale Bob’s blue silk kit tie dye tunic paired with cool white cotton sateen skinny pants or cropped mid-rise skinny jeans from Citizen’s of Humanity, wedge ankle strap sandals from Marc Fisher, and statement earrings from Isabel Marant. We also like the neutral hand beaded tie dye top NEW from Hale Bob combined with Free People’s 70’s suede A-line skirt and fringe booties from JSlides for a “Boho” chic Spring style.

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LACE TUNIC

You don’t have to wait for dressier occasions to sport Spring’s romantic lace trend. From Burberry to Zimmerman to Lauren Conrad, the runways this year were filled with luscious lace frocks, tops, skirts, and jackets. Get in on this Season’s trend with Liberty Garden’s newest white lace gauze blouse paired with your favorite skinny jeans like Citizen’s of Humanity’s Thompson cropped skinnies or Hale Bob’s cotton sateen pants. If the weather warms, trade out your pants for green printed silk dress shorts paired with Steve Madden’s trendy lace up gladiator sandals or classic wedges from Michael Kors. If the Spring winds pick up, trade out the gauze blouse for Hale Bob’s long sleeve ivory lace tunic perfect for daytime fun in the sun as well as an evening out on the Boardwalk.

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BLUSH PINK LACE KIMONO

With Spring’s fluctuating weather patterns, you never know when you might need a slight wrap to protect from chilly breezes. Forgo your leather jacket or bulky puffer, and substitute a lighter, flowy cover up. We like Liberty Garden’s pink peach swing lace kimono jacket , perfect to throw over a casual tee and cut-offs, your favorite swimsuit, or sleeveless Spring sundress. Segue into the evening hours by paring your kimono with any of the above listed maxi dresses, from pretty pastel pink, to vintage striped, to groovy tie dye. And the next morning, feel like a million as you wrap yourself in your soft pink luxurious kimono, relaxing in comfort and style as you sip your latte in the warmth of the Spring sun.

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WHITE LACE ROMPER

Lastly, if there’s only one new item you include into your Spring wardrobe this Season, be sure to get a flowy lace romper, perfect for those days when you want to stay stylish but don’t have the time. An all-in-one fashion statement, the romper flatters all body types from curvy to athletic, from slim to round. We like Liberty Garden’s NEW white lace off the shoulder romper paired with casual cashmere slide ons for bumming around the house or cork wedges from Jimmy Choo for lunch out with the girls. Go full on “Boho chic” and accessorize your look with Monsoon’s bow back floppy straw hat, handmade fringe crossbody from Vintage Addiction, and sterling silver feather ankle bracelets from Zales. Or if classic is more your style, add Tory Burch’s white flat sandal on casual days and Calvin Klein’s T-strap heels for nighttime fun. Whether bumming around the house or playtime out on the town, the lace romper is your “go to” fashion piece this year.

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No need to sacrifice style when you’re “off duty.” With our handy tips, you can still stay fashionable yet comfy throughout all of your Springtime activities. Whether chilling at the beach, relaxing in the Cabana with a good book, or spending some “retail therapy” at your local mall, be sure to take some time away from the frantic pace of life and enjoy just being you. This Season is all about discovering yourself and becoming the best YOU can be. Detox, unwind, and let loose this Spring Season and you will find yourself feeling refreshed, revived, and feeling beautiful inside and out.

7 ESSENTIAL TRAVEL PIECES FOR SUMMER VACATION

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Summer lovin’ and time to start thinking of what to pack for your Summer getaway. Don’t stress. We have selected the 7 best trends and top Summer styles to take you through each day of your vacation. By selecting the right accessories and shoes, you can mix and match each article of clothing to cover daytime and nighttime activities. Each piece suits any type of figure and every type of style. Take a look at our top 7 choices here and start planning your next Summer trip.

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WHITE SHORTS

You can’t have summer without shorts. Spruce up your wardrobe this Season by including this piece of essential Summer fashion wear. White shorts can be dressed up or dressed down, covering all your activities throughout the day. Pair Citizen’s of Humanity’s white cut off shorts with Hale Bob’s ivory lace bikini top and flowy silk tunic for chic beach time style. Shop our great selection of Cabana tunics in every color and pattern to fit your unique look. For daytime activities, accessorize your white shorts with sandals, a sun hat, and a cute striped top, a top trend on the runways this year. Carry your white shorts into the evening hours with a sleek leopard print blouse or wear the same Cabana silk tunic from earlier in the day and pair with your favorite strappy heels and evening clutch.

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STRIPED SHIRT

Another trending top this Season is the striped Tee, perfect for your Summer vacation. Layer your Alexander Wang blue striped Tee over your swimsuit and white shorts for beach time fun. Pair your striped Tee with your favorite white skinny jeans and ballerina flats on sightseeing tours and shopping days. Carry your striped Tee into the evening by combining with Hale Bob’s purple floral printed maxi skirt and strappy heels to dance the night away. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns this year. Summer 2015 is all about expressing your unique style and fashion look.

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SILK FLORAL BLOUSE

You can’t go wrong with adding a flowy floral silk tunic to your Summer vacation wardrobe. Your silk tunic is versatile enough to act as a chic swimsuit cover up at the beach or pool and double as a stylish daytime look paired with your white skinnys. We love Hale Bob’s blue beaded silk chiffon blouse perfect for all your Summer activities. If blue doesn’t suit you, check out our wide selection of tunics and floral tops, from basic black to patterned florals. You are sure to find a floral tunic to fit your taste and style.

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WHITE SKINNY JEANS

Though wide leg and cropped jeans are having a moment this Season, the white skinny jean will never go out of style for Summer. Be sure to include this Summer staple into your suitcase on your next vacation. Easily versatile, the white skinny jean can be layered over your swimsuit for a day at the beach, or paired with your striped shirt and sandals, or dressed up with strappy heels for evening. We love Citizen’s of Humanity’s “Thompson” mid rise skinny jeans, a perfect snug fit to flatter any figure. For a variety of looks throughout your vacation, pair your jeans with your striped Tee, floral tunic, white bikini, or go “Boho” by layering a white lace dress and “Boho” straw hat.

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STRAW SUN HAT

Don’t leave home without including a straw hat, not only to protect from Summer’s hot rays to also to add to your chic Summer style. We love Free People’s traditional straw boater hat, styled to flatter any face shape and perfectly versatile to pair with your swimsuit, floral maxi dress, lace dress, or white skinnys. Other straw hat styles we are loving this season are the wide brimmed hat, for the Hollywood glamour girl, the classic Panama hat, for the more conservative woman, and the Boho straw hat, for the free spirited flower child. Which straw hat suits your style this Season?

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FLORAL MAXI DRESS

One of our favorite trends this Spring and Summer is the floral maxi dress. Seen across the runways from Diane Von Furstenberg to Chanel, you’ll definitely want to include this piece into your Summer suitcase. The floral maxi dress is the perfect option when you can’t quite decide what to wear. The dress also flatters any body type, accentuating your feminine physic while hiding away any figure flaws. Use your floral dress as a chic cover up at the beach, a “Boho” inspired outfit at Summer’s music festivals, or evening gown on your next date night. We love Hale Bob’s floral printed silk Charmeuse maxi dress with drop waist, a trending silhouette style for this year. Check out our other floral printed maxi dresses online today, in a wide variety of styles and colors. There’s one waiting just for you.

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WHITE LACE DRESS

Finally, our 7th pick for Summer vacation styling is the white lace dress. With lace trending this Season on the runways, your getaway is the perfect opportunity to try one of this Season’s hottest looks. Don’t be afraid to take your lace dress beyond the wedding party or formal gala. Your lace dress can double as a chic swimsuit cover up at the beach or go “Boho” with a floppy hat and wedges at music festivals. You can also glam up your “girl’s night out” with a lace dress, Sam Edelman nude ankle strap sandals, and Betsey Johnson’s big bow clutch. We love Hale Bob’s delicate ivory embroidered lace dress or go sleeveless with ivory cotton crocheted sundress. For a different look, go with Hale Bob’s ivory lace maxi dress paired with flat sandals and a straw hat for day and strappy heels at night.

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Now that you have your 7 essential items for vacation it’s time to start planning your trip and packing your bags. No need to stuff your suitcase to the max. With our top 7 choices, there are countless ways you can mix and match these few pieces for a different look each day of your getaway. Remember, our suggestions are just to get you started on your vacation wear planning. Use our advice to kick start your fashion style and create your own unique Summer look. Be your own fashion designer and construct your own outfits that are reflect and enhance your personality, taste, style, and silhouette. At Posh at Play, we’ve got all your fashion needs covered and remember our motto: Be You, Be Fabulous, and always Be Feminine.

SEA, SAND, AND SWIMWEAR

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As the weather warms and we near the first day of Summer, it is time to start shopping resort, beach, and pool wear. This year, make your swimwear collection go double duty day and night. With just the right pairing and accessories, your swimsuit and cover ups can easily transition from daytime fun in the sun to nighttime glam. We’ve listed our favorite Summer swimwear fashion trends this Season below. Sit back, relax, and prepare to be dazzled by this Summer’s latest swimwear styles.

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BOHO STYLE

As mentioned in our “Fashion Flashback: Throwback to the 70’s,” vintage “Boho” is grooving this Season. What better way to show off this trending look than a chill day at the beach. First gather your 70’s-inspired beach essentials such as Free People’s circular beach throw, artisan beach tote, “Stardust” sunglassesand metallic platform sandals. Then head to the beach in style with Hale Bob’s navy silk cotton tunic layered over your favorite swimsuit. Hit the nightlife and groove the night away pairing the tunic with AC Collection’s flare jeans and River Island’s nude platform heels for that 70’s touch.

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LOVELY IN LACE

From Alberta Ferretti’s dresses to Roberto Cavalli’s jackets, lace was seen all over the runway this Season. Not just reserved for weddings, this Season look for sheer luscious white and ivory lace pants, blouses, jackets, skirts, and dresses. Get the look as seen above with Hale Bob’s ivory lace swimsuit bikini paired with flowy ivory lace trimmed wide leg pants, perfect for a day on the beach. Segue into the twilight hours by topping your trousers with Hale Bob’s silk white drop waist tunic and comfy Prima lace up wedges from Free People for a cool chic walk down the Boardwalk.

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CLASSIC BLACK

Channel your inner “Audrey Hepburn” this Summer, and go basic but beautiful in black. Always in style and never out of fashion, you can’t go wrong with this color of choice. Start with Hale Bob’s black halter bikini swimsuit and accessorize with 50’s and 60’s-inspired items. You’ll feel just like a Hollywood starlet with Italia Independent’s cat eye sunglasses, ViX Swimwear’s straw tote, Wildfox Couture’s black fringe throw, and J Crew’s suede slides. Complete your look and ensure that you can chill in peace away from all of your “fans” with Eugenia Kim’s cute “sunny-do not disturb” straw sunhat. As evening approaches, pair your halter top with a 50’s flare skirt by Marc Jacobs and cute kitten heels from Stuart Weitzman completing your “celebrity” style.

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BOLD TROPICAL

Be bold this Summer in bright colors and big patterns with a tropical sundress perfect as a cover up by day and a cocktail dress by night. We love Hale Bob’s “Flight of Fancy” tropical print strapless dress easy to layer over your favorite swimsuit. Check out our great selection of multi-colored swimsuit bikinis, one for every taste and style. Segue into the evening hours by pairing your dress with Nine West embellished platform pumps and a Michael Kors dome clutch for a hot summer night on the town. You’re sure to be a hit on the dance floor in this bold Summer style.

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JEWEL TONES

Along with bold patterns, bright colors were also a trend on this year’s runways, particularly jewel toned colors in purples, greens, reds, and blues. Celebrities have jumped on the “jewel-toned” trend with Debra Messing and Anna Chlumsky spotted in deep purple dresses at last weekend’s Tony Awards. And this week, Bryce Dallas Howard was spotted in deep blue on the Red Carpet while Mariah Carrey favored bright red for her street style look. Capture Kate Hudson’s “Cali cool” look featured above with Hale Bob’s purple ruffle bikini swimsuit accessorized with Hale Bob’s purple printed maxi skirt, Ray Ban’s original aviators, Nordstrom’s straw floppy hat, and Free People’s gladiator sandals.  For evening, throw on Hale Bob’s black strapless silk ruffle dress paired with Steve Madden’s colorful wedges for easy breezy Summer nights.

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PATTERNED MAXI SKIRT

Animal print, floral, tribal, striped, or mixed media maxi skirt? Get this Summer’s favorite skirt length at our online store Posh at Play today. We have every color and pattern to fit any shape and style. Go exotic and pair your favorite swimsuit bikini with a Hale Bob zebra print sheer maxi accessorized with a Dorfman safari hat and shades. Feeling feminine? Let loose your beachy waves and go with Hale Bob’s floral print maxi skirt paired with crystal embellished Menbur sandals and a “Victorian” inspired lace parasol. Or get groovy and go “Boho” with Hale Bob’s coral jersey knit tie dye maxi skirt, floppy hat, and Marc Fisher fringe sandals. Whatever mood you are feeling, there’s a maxi skirt here for you.

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SHORTS

Nothing says summer more than bikinis, sandals, and shorts. Our final top pick for Summer Swimwear is shorts of all shapes, sizes, and colors. This Season, shorts styles are a mix of all eras, styles, and lengths, from Nicholas K’s knee length khakis to Hayley Elsaesser fun prints to Diane von Furstenberg’s sleek tailored shorts. We love Hale Bob’s bright green patterned shorts perfect for lounging poolside or a day at the beach. Dress up your look at night by pairing your shorts with Liberty Garden’s romantic ruffle tank or dance the night away with a snug long sleeve black mesh top.

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Of course you can never go wrong with a comfy pair of cut off shorts, easily versatile and never goes out of style. Make your own with a pair of jeans you don’t wear anymore. Simply grab a pair of scissors and cut to the length of your choosing, rolling up the uneven ends. Throw on your favorite swimsuit and layer with Hale Bob’s black silk cotton tunic and you are ready to hit the beach in style. For a different look, try a bit of color with Citizen’s of Humanity’s green and burgundy high waisted shorts or go pure white with Citizen’s of Humanity’s ivory “cheeky” shorts. Whichever style you choose, you can never go wrong with cut off jean shorts as a simple yet stylish swimwear cover up.

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There are so many stylish ways to make a splash this Summer on your next vacation or at your upcoming pool party. With this Season’s range of patterns and styles, swimwear can go double duty from morning to night by simply adding a few accessories and switching shoe style. We’ve shown you our favorite trends for this year’s Summer Swimwear styles. Which look will YOU be wearing this year? Comment below. We’d love to hear from you, our readers. Get to shopping your favorites today with our convenient online store Posh at Play, and don’t forget to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

CABANA COUTURE

Dreaming of a hot sunny destination already? So are we. Even though family gatherings, holiday parties, and festive foods are enjoyable, it’s always a relief when it is over. The anticipation is setting in as we book our travel destinations. Yes, we are talking about spring break ladies! It’s the time where we escape reality and venture off on cruises and go to exotic islands, making our co-workers and friends envious. This year, don’t be a green-eyed monster, jealous of the women who ALWAYS seem to look amazing in their tunic, maxi dress and maxi skirt. Try our Cabana Wear, which will guarantee to make you look like the beach beauties that you are. We have tantalizing tunic tops that’ll be sure to make all those beachgoers turn their heads.

Black Tunic

 “SECRET GARDEN” SILK EMBROIDERED KIMONO BLACK TUNIC TOP

A Splash of Beach Ready Glamour! This black tunic is stunningly gorgeous with its sheer fabric and silk embroidered detailing. As far as tunics go you don’t get more sophisticated than this. You can wear this to lounge by the pool at the country club or at the beach. Your pick! Pair this with the elegant Michael Kors Melodie Logo Thong Sandal to complete the look.

Navy Tunic

SILK VOILE NAVY TUNIC

This navy tunic top is destined to be a Beach Beauty Favorite. It’s composed of silk and cotton and has an embroidered and beaded detail to give you stylish comfort. This will be the tunic you’ll want to reach for every time you hit the beach. Pair this with Michael Kors Eliza Sunglasses for an eye-catching look.

Silk Tunic

“SWEET SENSATION” COTTON BLACK SILK TUNIC

Be stunning at the beach in this black silk tunic. This is the ultimate in sexy with its beaded neckline, sheer black fabric and voile schiffely long sleeves. Create a statement in this tunic.

Black Tunic

 FLORAL EYELET “INDIAN SUMMER” BLACK TUNIC

This black tunic top has floral eyelet sleeves with beading detail to create a fun and flirty look. You can wear this with shorts for a day out or pair this with our Hudson Jeans and heels for a night on the town. Try Caviar Eye Liner by Laura Mercier to get this smokey eye look.

Cotton Maxi Dress

IVORY “LIVIN EASY” COTTON MAXI DRESS

Get this Boho look in this cotton Maxi Dress. This is an easy ready to wear summer dress that is sure to make a splash. Whether you’re enjoying the day in Big Sur or at Malibu, you’re sure to be California Casual in this trendy maxi dress. Try pairing this with Ippolitas Wonderland-Rainbow Hinged Bangle Bracelets for added flare.

Tie Dye Maxi Skirt

NEUTRAL  “MAI TAI” CABANA TIE DYE MAXI SKIRT

Be Bohemian Chic in this Tie Dye Maxi Skirt. This is a flowing lightweight skirt composed of cotton and spandex. You can throw this on with a tank top or short sleeve tee and pair this with your favorite sandals. This maxi skirt will soon become one of your favorites.  Try one of our Cabana Wear Stylish Outfits this Summer.