FIND YOUR OWN SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRED STYLE

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Let the Summer wedding Season begin! Don’t let the hot seasonal weather get you down. Get our best wedding party trend ideas and style tips hot off the runways for Summer 2016. Don’t have a Summer wedding planned? You can still get in on the Season’s romantic designs, or even take our advice for your next outdoor summer garden party.

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GARDEN WEDDING

There’s nothing quite as lovely as a romantic garden wedding. With Summer’s florals out in full bloom, nature provides the perfect backdrop to the celebratory day. If the weather turns hot, be sure to dress accordingly in a flowing whimsical maxi or a even butterfly print palazzo pants. Accessorize with strappy sandals and dainty jewelry, and keep makeup to a minimum for a light, fresh- faced look.

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You can’t go wrong with a classic vintage “A line” silhouette, flattering on any body type with a tight waistline and a full skirt. Add a pretty ruffled petticoat underneath for true 50’s flare.

Our favorite “A line” dress options:
“Keira” Blue Lace and Ponte A Line Dress
“Cinderella” Tank Dress
“Jayleen” Ivory Lace A Line Dress

Other favorite garden wedding dresses we like are the chic sheath dress, accentuating a tiny waist and narrow hips, or a flowy chiffon skirted dress, guaranteed to keep you feeling fresh and cool all day long.

Other Sheath Dress Options:
“Spring Into Fashion” Fuchsia Floral Sheath Dress
“Alondra” Neoprene Sheath Dress
“Magdalena”Pink Stretch Sheath Dress

Whichever dress style you decide on, be sure to accessorize in style with a pretty yet simple pastel envelope clutch holding all your necessities. Pull hair back with your favorite fresh cut flowers from the garden and you are sure to stay smelling “sweet as a rose” from morning to evening.

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BEACH WEDDING

Nothing says “summer” quite like a romantic beach wedding. Since the weather can be unpredictable, be sure to include sunscreen for day and a light wrap by night.

Summer Wedding Cover-ups we like:
“Azaria” Lace Trimmed Kimono
“Polina” Ivory Swing Cardigan
“Daisy” Lace Poncho

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You can’t go wrong in a flowy maxi dress, perfectly paired with your favorite embellished sandals.

Other maxi styles we like for a beach wedding:
“Maria” Ivory White Split Lace Dress
“Sonnie” Light Pink Strapless Maxi Dress

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Stay cool while looking lovely in a short lace dress accessorized with a simple clutch and gold flats for perfect all day comfort.

Other short lace dresses to consider:
“Treva” Ivory White Lace Tank Dress
“Prisca” Silk Chiffon Lace Dress
“Lacy Afternoon” Coral Lace Dress

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RUSTIC RANCH WEDDING

Kick up your heels and get ready for a rootin’, tootin’ good time at a rustic ranch style wedding. At untraditional weddings, no sense to play by all the rules. Get creative and join in the fun of the theme.

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Don your favorite flowing mixed print dress and accessorize with your favorite cowboy styled boots and western jewelry.

Our other favorite printed summer maxi dresses to choose from:
“Brea” Bright Yellow High Low Chiffon Maxi
“Jules” Printed Drop Waist Maxi Dress
“Janis” Teal Crepe De Chine Dress

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Or, grab your favorite little white lace dress and tie a pretty fringed scarf around your neck for classic “cowboy” style.

Other Lovely Lace “Ranch Wedding” Options to enjoy:
“Eda” Long Sleeve White Lace Dress
“Katrina” Embroidered Lace Mesh Dress
“Ready to Glow” Off the Shoulder Ivory Lace Dress

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DESTINATION WEDDING

Whether staying at a castle in France, chilling in the Virgin Islands, or scoping the Alps, destination weddings are a great excuse to pack up for a quick little Summer vacation. Pay attention to the country’s local climate and pack accordingly.

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For your European destination, think classy and chic. Keep it crisp and clean with a fitted sheath dress paired with classic pumps, girly hats, and a simple string of pearls.

We like these “European” styled outfits:
“Spring Into Fashion” Floral Sheath Dress
“Morgan” White Long Sleeve Knit Dress
“Bolero” Ivory Fitted Jacket

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For your tropical destination, include a  “Cabana” print maxi dress as well as your favorite swimwear. After the wedding festivities are over, you’ll have time to frolic in the white sandy beaches and crystal blue ocean.

“Tropical” Wedding Destination outfits to pack:
“Time To Turn Heads” Teal Drop Waist Maxi Dress
“Cabana Botanical Bliss” Coral Floral Jersey Maxi Dress
“Tropical Punch” Silk Cotton Shirtdress

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For your Alpine wedding destination, you can still wear your same flowy chiffon maxi dress. Instead of your sandals, pair with open toed ankle booties to hike the trails to your party event. Don’t forget to pack a Summer jacket to keep warm against the chilly Summer nights in the mountains.

Favorite “Alpine” Summer jackets to include:
“Deani” Ivory Knit Lace Jacket
“Vacation Time” Blue Knit Cardigan
“Chain Reaction” White Washed Silk Jacket

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TRADITIONAL CHURCH WEDDING

Lastly, many brides today still choose to embrace the traditions of old and opt for a classic church wedding and reception. In direct contrast to the Beach, Ranch, or wedding, be sure to understand the proper dress codes and formalities that come with this type of wedding.

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Classic church weddings are a bit more formal than other weddings. Some even require “Black Tie” only. Be sure to consider this while choosing your best wedding outfit. Go classic cool in an embroidered lace skirt and flowy blouse, paired with nude heels to elongate your legs and a simple leather clutch.

Other “Proper” Church Wedding Options:
“Corra” A Line Ivory Lace Midi Skirt
“Kenley” Black Lace Pencil Skirt With Half Slip
“Timeless” Gray Floral Lace Pencil Skirt
Crepe de Chine” Silk Button Down Blouse

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And finally, no matter which wedding you go to this Summer, a “little black dress” will ALWAYS be fashionable. Spruce up your look for Summer with bright accessories and shiny gold jewelry to enhance your style.

Our favorite “LBDs”:
“Treva” Black Lace Crochet Gauze Dress
“Sweet” Black Silk Washed Ruffled Sundress
“Keira” A Line Lace Dress

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Whichever wedding you plan to attend this Summer, you are sure to have fun with our top fashion picks. And even if you don’t have a wedding or reception planned in the near future, you can still take our advice for your next Summer dinner party or outdoor event.

We here at POSH AT PLAY want you to remember to
Be You, Be Fashionable, and ALWAYS Be Feminine!

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FROM MOROCCO TO PARIS TO L.A.: SPRING’S INSPIRED PRINTS

Jimmy-Choo_Gala-Shot-1_1X2A6506_RGB_SMALLThrilled by the exotic? Waiting for your next getaway? Dreaming of Paris? Even if you can’t afford to vacation in luscious Morocco or romantic France this summer, take your own little “mini travel escape ” for a few minutes, and peruse the mysterious yet alluring foreign style inspirations for Spring 2016.

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Surrounded by beautiful beaches, colorful tapestries, and exotic locales, the Mediterranean is full of rich heritage and intriguing culture. The influence can be seen in brightly colored pattern and print dresses, blouses, skirts, and pants, as well as sweeping, luscious fabrics.

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Hot red and luscious pink prints derive from the colorful sunsets and intricate embellished patterns of Moroccan scarves, tapestries, and fabrics. Sizzle in a silky pink and purple printed maxi dress or try a pretty patterned halter dress paired with your favorite flat sandals.

b6f78414b3dc2ab35e8afa7cbf10e173The lifestyle is much less hectic and fast paced than other parts of the world. Moroccans enjoy a lunch break on the beach or dinner by the sea in their own brightly colored “cabanas” created by their own tapestries and scarves. Food of choice includes flavorful spices, bright fruits, fresh vegetables, and homemade pita bread.

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From the mint hue in cropped floral capri pants to kelly green on printed silk blouse to neon color on  silk wide leg Palazzo pants, Moroccan nature’s favorite color is popular throughout Spring’s fashion lines. Earth green patterns influence prints from skirts, to swimwear, to blouses, to pants.

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Echoing the natural beauty of the terrain, sellers in the popular Moroccan baazars utilize nature’s green, gold, and beige hues in the pottery, tapestries, and home decor. Earth green colors seep into the patterns and prints of Spring’s favorite fashion lines.

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The beautiful yellow and blue patterns on the Mosque Hassan are just one of the many examples of the intricate architecture and rich design found in Morocco and across the Mediterranean. The people are proud of their heritage and culture, and take time to beautify their buildings as works of art.

Inspired by Moroccan tile print and architecture, get your own blue and yellow print flowy maxi dress this Spring.

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It’s easy to get swept away in the mystery and natural beauty of the Moroccan culture in sweeping chiffon printed wide leg pants or coral colored pants, reminiscent of the desert sun.

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Incorporate the beautifully patterned tapestries and silky scarves sold at Morocco’s favorite outdoor bazaars. Feel like your own “Queen of Sheba” in a printed jersey maxi or blue printed crepe de chine wide leg pants. Throw on a lace design poncho for perfect Moroccan style.

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Across the sea, the Moroccan influence can be seen street style in Europe’s most romantic “City of Lights.” Rich in art, culture, music, film, and architecture, the Parisian woman combines the patterns of the Mediterranean with the sophistication of the metropolis.

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This Spring, combine the world of Paris’s art, pop culture, and celebrity with influences of Moroccan lifestyles and femininity.

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Celebrity and fashion icon Olivia Palermo perfectly portrays the quintessential Parisian woman’s style- classy in an effortless manner. A vintage A-line Moroccan-inspired print skirt easily pairs with a tailored top and black Bolero jacket or rabbit fur vest, mixing exotic patterns with classic silhouettes.

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 Parisians know how to rock Spring’s favorite romper in style. Incorporate the exotic ancient prints of Morocco with the trendy new styles of today in a blue printed romper roaming the streets of Paris.

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And finally, around the world to America, combine the culture of Morocco and the romance of Paris with the trends of the vibrant city of Los Angeles.

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With the trendy yet artistic vibe of the city, L.A. women combine the culture of the Mediterranean with the class of Paris to create a fresh, new style all their own. Trends are often started in the “City of Angels,” spreading across the States one by one.

From Sofia Vergara to Paris Hilton to Salma Hayek, vibrant Moroccan prints attract celebrities of all ages and fashion tastes. With designer style yet affordability, you too can dress like your favorite Hollywood star in a  Boho printed jersey knit maxi dress or go with a classic style in the printed jersey shift dress.

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You’ll feel the mystic of Moroccan style as you relax poolside in a custom print sheath dress complemented by lace up Boho chic sandals.

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Vacation in style with a colorful Moroccan inspired print maxi or flutter sleeve maxi with the pose of a Parisian lady.

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And bring the fun to your own back yard like the Angelenos do. Entertain just like a celebrity with Moroccan tapestries and decor complemented by your own patterned, print dress. From Boho printed maxi dresses to classic shift silhouettes to floral cropped pants, there is a Mediterranean style to fit your personal taste.

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From the mystery of Morocco to the romance of Paris to today’s trends from L.A., get swept away in other worldly cultures this Season. Whether Boho maxis to classic shift dresses to cropped or wide leg pants, there’s a perfect style for you.

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FLIRTY FLORAL DRESSES PERFECT FOR SPRINGTIME FUN

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“April showers bring May flowers.” While the saying may or may not be true, there’s no doubt that floral prints of all kinds are “blooming” this Spring. From Zuhair Murad to Ralph & Russo to Dolce & Gabbana, the runways were full of flora and fauna of all shapes, sizes, and designs. Whether big and beautiful or minute and abstract, the motif is just feminine enough, playful without taking itself too seriously.  The key to styling your favorite floral frock is to avoid over accessorizing and opting instead for a restrained approach. Take a look at our top picks trending for Spring 2016.

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FLORALS FOR THE OFFICE

Start off your Monday morning with a breath of fresh florals for the office. The trick is to go with a sleek silhouette paired with shoes and accessories for all day comfort and style. We like Hale Bob’s sleeveless floral sheath dress combined with Sam Edelman’s lace up heels and simple gold bangles from Kendra Scott. When it’s time for a meeting with the Boss, throw on  Hale Bob’s black Bolero jacket over your floral frock for a perfectly polished professional look. As lunchtime approaches, pull out the homemade mini cupcakes decorated with lavender wild rose royal icing flowers from Confectionary House  and you are sure to start your co-workers’ week off right. Bring a little Springtime fun to the workplace this Season.

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BOHO FLORAL MAXI

Tap into your inner “hippy” this Season  with a flowy Boho floral maxi. Relax in style with Hale Bob’s floral printed maxi dress, Free People’s floppy hat, gladiators from Steve Madden, suede fringe tote from Patricia Nash, and chic hand chain from Lana Jewelry. De-stress this Season by creating your own personal space outside. Throw down a colorful floral rug from Loloi, add a string of lights, table, cozy chair or hammock and take a minute to enjoy the calmness of the outdoors. Consider even starting your own flower garden for luscious scents throughout the year. Check out the Gardener’s Supply Company for tips on how to grow the most perfect roses, America’s most popular flower. On weekends, add a few chairs and invite your best friends over for a garden party with cocktails and munchies. Whether alone or in good company, take the time to enjoy nature this Spring.

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VINTAGE FLORALS

You can’t go wrong in a classic vintage A line floral dress this Spring. Grab Eliza J’s floral print fit and flare dress paired with cute white kitten heels from Bella Vita and a vintage floral clutch from designer tu-anh. Even if you don’t have time to grow your own posies this Spring, you can still enjoy the Season’s fresh flowers by shopping your local Farmer’s Market or flower shop. Here in L.A., we enjoy the family owned and operated Athletic Club Flower Shop delivering flowers to customers since 1916. Search your area for the best place to buy flowers and add a little brightness to your Spring this year.

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FLORAL SHIRTDRESS

Whether vacationing in Cabo or simply tending the garden in your own backyard,  the very versatile floral shirtdress is one you’ll want to add into your wardrobe collection this Spring. We like Hale Bob’s “Cabana” cotton dress paired with trendy flat gladiator sandals NEW from Lucky Brand and color blocked straw tote from Straw Studios. Another styling tip is to fashion your shirtdress over a favorite pair of summer shorts or cropped pants such as Hudson’s cropped denim jeans. You can also bring your shirtdress along with you to pool or beach topped over one of Hale Bob’s colorful printed swimsuits. Lastly, don’t forget tie a comfy cotton plaid shirt around your waist when you need to layer as the sun sets. Casual or dressy, home or abroad, let your shirtdress work for you this Season.

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ROMANTIC FLUTTER FLORALS

Not sure what to wear to your next wedding event or formal Spring occasion? We suggest a lovely sheer ivory flutter floral dress paired with black sandals from Calvin Klein and matching crossbody bag by Rebecca Minkoff. Protect your peeps with stylish “Palm Beach” sunglasses from Illesteva to complete the ensemble. For a different silhouette, we also like the faux wrap neutral silk chiffon from Hale Bob accessorized with “flower” inspired Betsey Johnson glitter “rose” bangle, Simone Rocha stud earrings, and crystal pendant from Nina. In the spirit of the Season, why not surprise the bride and groom with an arrangement of fresh flowers from your favorite flower shop.

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COCKTAIL FLORALS

Take a cue from designer Emanuel Ungaro’s Spring 2016 collection with a flirty floral cocktail dress perfect for drinks with co-workers or date night out on the town. Glam it up this Spring in Hale Bob’s sequined embroidered cocktail dress paired with Betsey Johnson’s dainty flower detailed stilettos and kitsch “flower pot” crossbody. Or sparkle like a Hollywood star in a snug gold sequined floral dress accessorized with Vince Camuto’s embellished ankle strap sandals and 3D flower jeweled gold clutch. Spritz on a little romantic “Tea Rose” perfume and you’ll look and smell fresh as a Spring day.

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT

Finally, no Spring or Summer season can be complete without a tropical floral print tank dress. Whether or not you vacation in the tropics this year, you can still get in on the fun with your own flora and fauna “Cabana” style. We like Hale Bob’s blue sleeveless tropical print summer dress paired with your favorite flat sandals and floral headpiece from Free People. Segue into the evening hours by switching out your casual flats for Vince Camuto’s white ankle strap heels as pictured above or opt for Sam Edelman’s fun floral print sandals and you are ready to shimmy the night away. Even if your year doesn’t include a trip to a getaway desert island, you’ll feel “tropical” in your very own floral print sleeveless dress while making yourself a homemade coconut cocktail from Cooky Coconut’s fresh delicious recipes.

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From the workplace to destination getaway to date night, there’s a flirty floral dress to fit any occasion this Spring. Whether you choose a delicate feminine print or glamorous sequined pattern, florals are a “must do” this Season. Have fun, be you, and bring a little “flower power” style into your daily routine this Season. Don’t miss a single issue and
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TAX RETURN SPLURGES WE LOVE

 

3d-abstract_hdwallpaper_woman-in-a-red-dress-shopping-in-nyc_32238By the time you are reading this, you’ll know how much money Uncle Sam will be rewarding you this Tax Season. Here’s hoping that you get a great return on last year’s hard work. Now, what to do with your extra money? Why not reward yourself with a little fashion splurge. Hey- you earned it! All of us have those key “wish list” items we secretly dream of buying someday, but can’t seem to budget in. Well now you don’t have to wait. Treat yourself to some of our favorite fashion finds we are loving this Spring.

GUCCI LOAFERS

What’s not to love about a shoe that can go from casual to formal, from the office to date night, and keep you comfortable all day long. We are loving Gucci’s black leather loafer NEW for Spring 2016. With a classic round toe and low heel, these are a perfect “shoe staple” that will be fashionable for quite some time. Pair with your favorite skinny jeans and Tee on casual days out. Top your look with Hale Bob’s black Bolero jacket for the office, and switch out your jeans for one of Hale Bob’s mini, midi, or maxi skirts in every print and style. Morning, noon, and night, you can’t go wrong with this classic foot fashion.

VICTORIA BECKHAM’S RAINBOW SUNGLASSES

The aviators get an update this Season with Victoria Beckham’s throwback 70’s rainbow glasses. Even if “Boho chic” is not really your style, you can get in on this year’s hottest trend with these groovy sunnies. We like them paired with Hale Bob’s tribal print crepe de chine shorts topped with a cool white embroidered cotton tank as pictured above. Accessorize with Free People’s rustic leather fedora and fringe crossbody for this Season’s “Boho chic” look, or fashion with Ralph Lauren’s color blocked espadrilles and raffia tote on relaxing days at the pool or beach. Sun up to sun down, walk the streets feeling like like your favorite “celeb” this Spring.

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ALEXANDER WANG’S CROPPED DENIM

Our third favorite fashion splurge we are dying to try this Spring is Alexander Wang’s cropped denim, updated for 2016 with a slight flare. Another throwback to the 70’s, this jean silhouette fits and flatters any figure, with a fitted waistline to accentuate a tiny middle and wide leg cuffs to balance out shoulders and hips. We suggest pairing your pants with a snug top and minimal accessories to prevent a “bulky,” heavy appearance. We like Liberty Garden’s color blocked mixed media tank with suede detailing to fit and flatter the waistline. Dress things up a bit by switching into Hale Bob’s black laser cut cami, Vince Camuto’s lace up heels, and Betsey Johnson’s whimsical glitter gold rose bangle for a night out on the town. On casual days out, simply throw on Alice + Olivia’s short sleeved fitted tee, adidas’ “Superstar” sneakers, and bright oversized tote from Mm6 Maison Margiela for a perfectly “undone” Athleisure style.

COURREGUES’ LEATHER JACKET

Need a cover up to keep warm? You’ll stay in style year round with new label Courregues’ signature patent leather zip front jacket. Perfect to pair with jeans, leggings, shorts, skirts, and dresses, this versatile wrap will never go out of style and will keep you styling’ every Season of the year. For Springtime, accessorize your jacket over Citizen’s of Humanity’s black skinnies during the day, Hale Bob’s black ultra suede leggings on your next workout session, and Hale Bob’s sleeveless floral knit maxi dress for nighttime activities or your next garden party. The black leather jacket is perfect over Liberty Garden’s lace romper at this Summer’s outdoor music and arts festivals, and simply trade out your lightweight clothing for Liberty Garden’s cozy fur trimmed cable knit sweater as we segue into the cooler autumn and winter months. From Spring to Fall, casual to dressy, daytime to nighttime, this is one jacket option we’re definitely including into our wardrobe collection this year.

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LIBERTY GARDEN’S OFF THE SHOULDER ROMPER

As mentioned above, the off the shoulder white lace romper is the perfect addition to your Spring and Summer wardrobe collection. From Dolce and Gabbana to Missoni, this shorts set dominated Spring 2016’s runways. An all-in-one outfit, the romper looks great on all body types and keeps you looking stylish without trying too hard. Start with our favorite white lace romper from Liberty Garden and pair with Benoit Missolin’s straw hat and matching tote from Michael Kors for an easy, breezy daytime Spring and Summer look. Segue into the evening hours by accessorizing your romper with Sam Edelman’s nude lace up heels to accentuate a long leg line and a dainty crystal mesh clutch from Glint. Daytime to nighttime, you are sure to turn heads as you strut your lace romper in style.

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VETEMENTS’ HOODIE DRESS

Our final “wish list” fashion of choice this Spring is Vetements’ hoodie sweatshirt dress. Providing comfort and style, this versatile dress combines the casual sweatshirt top with a skirt for an updated take on “sweats” day. Get this model’s high fashion look by combining your dress over Hudson’s distressed boyfriend jeans, Topshop’s ankle booties, and oversized “Hollywood” sunnies from Karen Walker. As the weather warms, forgo the jeans and switch out your boots for Marc Fisher’s comfy wedge sandals or treat your feet to vegan ballerina flats from Tom’s . Got a dinner party planned this weekend? Your hoodie dress will be just perfect cinched with an embellished belt from BCBGMAXAZRIA and paired with embellished block heeled lace up sandals from Jeffrey Campbell or chunky leather sandals from Proenza Schouler. Perfect for any event this Spring, you don’t have to be a college student to rock the “hoodie” in style.

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From Gucci’s classic loafers to Liberty Garden’s “Boho” lace romper to Vetements’ comfy hoodie dress, there are many ways to spend that extra cash flow this Season. Start the new year off to a fresh start and reward yourself with a little retail therapy. Even if your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to hit the mall, you can shop any of our selected styles online from the convenience of your own home. Live a little this Season and get to shopping your favorite “Tax Refund” splurge today.

TRENDING SPRING PRINTS AND STYLES YOU’LL WEAR ALL SEASON

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With the clocks moving forward this weekend, Spring has finally sprung. With longer days and warmer nights, it’s time to start filling our closets with the Season’s favorite patterns, silhouettes, and styles. From off the shoulder, to slouchy pants, to groovy tie dye, designers this year focused on a laid back approach to beauty. Take a look at our top favorite looks on the runways and we’ll show you how you can incorporate the trends now and later into your wardrobe.

OFF THE SHOULDER BLOUSE

From Rebecca Minkoff to Stella McCartney to Michael Kors, the “cold shoulder” is one of the top trends to revive on the runways this Season. We love the flowy “Boho” casual yet put together off the shoulder silhouette. This Season, look for blouses, dresses, crop tops, and even vests with the cut out style. Ease into Spring with Hale Bob’s long sleeve floral silk blouse combined with your favorite skinny jeans or leggings. Go classic by accessorizing with wedge sandals or ankle booties and a reversible oversized tote from Urban Outfitters. Or go “Boho” chic with a floppy straw hat from Free People, a suede trimmed lace kimono from Liberty Garden, and fringe booties from JSlides . As the weather warms, try a black Chevron knit dress with trending gladiator sandals from Sam Edelman or take your bright pink tribal print blouse to the beach paired with your favorite swimsuit. Classic or Boho. Cool or warm. Curvy or boy shaped. The off the shoulder look fits every style, every climate, and every shape this Spring.

STATEMENT SLEEVES

Seen at the Milly Spring 2016 Spring runway shows, another blouse shape we love is the statement sleeve. From bell shaped, to flare, to flounce, add a little glamour to your style this Season. Wow them at work in Hale Bob’s black embroidered lace blouse paired with printed crepe de chine wide leg pants and sturdy black pumps from Charles David for all day wear. Or, go trendy with this year’s “Boho” chic craze and combine your top with Citizen’s of Humanity’s cropped rolled skinny jeans, suede booties from Vince Camuto, and a fringe crossbody from White House Black Market . Dazzle and delight on your next evening out with Hale Bob’s beaded cuff silk blouse accessorized with Current/Elliot’s sleek black leather leggings, bright pink clutch and embellished pumps from Betsey Johnson. A few of our other favorite looks we love are Hale Bob’s cherry red silk double georgette long sleeve dress and shimmy the night away in a black jeweled silk tunic cocktail dress. Make a statement without saying a word this Season in your own flouncy sleeved outfit.

TIE DYE PRINT

Get groovy! A throwback to 70’s fashion continues for Spring 2016. With designers like AltuzarraRachel Comey, and Raquel Allegra showing tie dye prints on everything from blouses to pants to cocktail dresses, 2016 is the time to tap into your inner “hippie” and vibe with the times. Go full on “Boho” in Hale Bob’s luscious mint green tie dye maxi dress paired with all the essential accessories: floppy hat, gladiator sandals, fringe bag, and crochet shawl. Or, choose the blue jersey knit maxi skirt topped with a comfy basic white tee and Urban Outfitters’ flat sandals for warm weather and Lucky Brand’s leather ankle booties for chiller days. You can also take this look to the office with Hale Bob’s quartz rose and serenity blue tie dye shirt dress, Pantone’s colors of the year. Simply switch out your conservative work heels for Loeffler Randall’s NEW ankle strap sandals and you are ready to hit the nightlife in style. From the workplace to the playground, you are sure to keep it groovin’ in the 70’s favorite print pattern.

SUBTLE FLORALS

We know, we know….”florals for Spring, groundbreaking.” But unlike last Spring’s bold flower pattern, designers this year are bringing a softer, more muted floral touch. Look for smaller shapes, delicate designs, and “watercolor” imaging. We like Hale Bob’s faux wrap sheath dress in soft pastels paired with Michael Kors’ “flex” pumps for the office and Lauren Lorraine’s embellished T-strap sandals for after work fun. We also like Hale Bob’s blush pink shift dress with a subtle floral pattern, perfect for any Springtime occasion. Looking for something a little more casual? Go with the floral pattern black cami paired with a matching ivory lace skort from Liberty Garden, comfy sneakers from NEW designer Ellen DeGeneres, and a straw hat from Eugenia Kim. Lastly, one of our favorites to suit any style, occasion, or figure, is Hale Bob’s flowy silk chiffon long sleeve blouse. Combine your delicate top with anything from ultra suede leggings to a white embroidered mini skirt to cropped boyfriend jeans from Citizen’s of Humanity. Get in touch with your feminine side this Spring, and add a hint of floral to your closet.

RUFFLES

Another favorite “feminine” style to walk down the runways this Season are ruffles everywhere. From Alexander McQueen’s delicate lace maxi skirts, to Balmain’s chiffon tops, to Giambattista’s retro dresses designers this year are re-inventing an age old style from decades ago. Spread a little romance this Spring, and shop Hale Bob’s flouncy ruffled floral sun dress paired with T-strap flat sandals from Diane von Furstenberg for everyday and the leather cage heels from Schutz for hot summer nights. Or put a little salsa in your step in Hale Bob’s black silk ruffled sleeveless mid length dress. If the climate is still a bit chilly, you can warm up by combining your dress with a cozy ivory fur jacket from Hale Bob and closed toed pumps from Kendall+Kylie. Ruffles aren’t just reserved for dresses. Slip into Hale Bob’s cool blue frilly washed silk top or the ruffled textured lace blouse accessorized with this Season’s trendy wide leg pants from AC Collection or black cotton eyelet shorts when the weather warms.

SLOUCHY PANTS

We finish with our favorite pants silhouette for Spring- the slouchy trousers. With designers taking a more casual and “no fuss” approach to Spring 2016 fashion, the slouchy pant is a perfect choice to keep you stylin’ all Season long. For casual days around the house or the perfect “athleisure” look, pair Liberty Garden’s grey embroidered terry lounge pants with Liberty Garden’s ivory swing back tee or grey draping sweatshirt on chillier Spring days. For the office or dressier occasions, switch to Hale Bob’s taupe or black satin cropped pants topped with a black laser cut cami, ivory pleated swing tank, or add a splash of color in a pink printed halter top. Accessorize your look with a taupe “military” jacket or black Bolero coat on cooler Spring days and nights. Wherever you choose to wear your slouchy pants, you will always appear casual, cool, confident, and completely in style.

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From floral to tie dye, statement sleeves to ruffles, there’s a Spring trend waiting for you to try today. Even if the weather turns chilly, you can always layer your favorite sweater or jacket over your chosen outfit. So what are you waiting for? Start wearing your favorite look now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL’S DRESS TRENDS

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Fall festivals. Halloween parties. Thanksgiving family gatherings. Work Christmas cocktails. With the many special events and holiday celebrations near at hand, this week’s blog focuses on Fall’s favorite dress trends. This Season you’ll see a wealth of old traditional styles updated with new silhouettes and shapes for the modern woman. So set aside your comfy jeans, take a look at our top dress picks, and start adding some of this year’s favorite dresses to your wardrobe collection for Fall and Winter 2015.

plaid dress Fall 2015

MAD FOR PLAID

One of our favorite Fall styles that we’ve already added to our wardrobe is the plaid dress. From Tommy Hilfiger to Phillip Lim to Badgley Mischka, the runways were filled with plaid on shirt dresses, A-lines, flair skirts, and sheaths. This Season, there’s a plaid dress for every figure and any type of style. On errand day, go casual in Sam Edelman’s blue plaid shirtdress paired with your favorite sneakers or cinch with Ralph Lauren’s black stretch belt combined with a chunky ankle boot and chic cross body bag from Fossil for lunch with the girls. If you prefer a more feminine style, go with Sanctuary’s red plaid fit and flare dress paired with black and gold buckle heels from Ralph Lauren for perfect holiday style. Take the trend to the office in Felicity & Coco’s plaid crepe shift dress, black bolero blazer from Hale Bob, and black heels from Softwalk for all day comfort and style.

Plaid dress Fall 2015

Your plaid dress can also go double duty as an accessory tied around another of your favorite Fall dresses. For extra chilly days, use your plaid dress as another option other than a jacket to keep you warm against the elements. Whichever style you choose, be sure to add the plaid dress to your wardrobe collection this Season.

Sequined sparkle dress for Fall 2015

SPARKLE & SHINE

Now’s the time to pull out your favorite sparkle and shine in style. Not just reserved for dressier occasions, designers this Season have made your sequined dress suitable for work or play. With just the right accessories, you can shimmer morning, noon, and night. We love Hale Bob’s pewter cami sequined dress with V neck or go with the long sleeved wrap version paired with a cozy gray Ombre pullover sweater from Hale Bob and leather buckle booties from Calvin Klein for a chic everyday street style look. Carry your look into the cocktail hour by combining your sequined dress with Stuart Weitzman’s silver strappy heels and Pedro Garcia’s Swarovski Crystal studded clutch. Make your look suitable for work by topping with Hale Bob’s black Bolero jacket, warm black tights, and Nine West wedge heels.

Victorian styled black lace dress Fall 2015

VINTAGE VICTORIAN

Hail to the Queen. From Marc Jacobs to Gianni Pucci to Alberta Ferretti, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016’s runways were filled with an updated take on vintage Victorian fashion. To keep your throwback look fresh and new, look for lace inserts, shorter hemlines, sheer fabrics, and tight bodices. Try Hale Bob’s black embroidered mesh long sleeve lace dress or the long sleeve stretch dress paired with  vintage black lace up booties from Schutz and a faux fur wrap from Ted Baker to stay cozy and warm on chillier nights. For a night on the town or your upcoming Fall party, go with Hale Bob’s black stretch lace maxi dress, flattering for all body types. Accessorize to play up the “Victorian vibe” with a Mother-of- Pearl cameo necklace and a limited edition vintage floral clutch from the Victorian Trading Company.

one shoulder dress Fall 2015

COLD SHOULDER

Look ahead to one of Spring 2016’s hottest silhouette trends on the runway with the cold shoulder dress. While Summer was all about the strapless look, designers this Season are moving onto the one shoulder style. From J Mendel to Tome to Verses to Tanya Taylor, this Spring’s preview shows are all about letting that one shoulder shine. Start your holiday Season in style and wear the trend now with Hale Bob’s vintage bright pink Charmeuse one shoulder dress paired with your favorite heels and sparkle clutch. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, on your next evening out opt for the vintage one shoulder peplum dress from Hale Bob combined with Vince Camuto suede black booties and a black leather jacket from Trouve for a rockin good time. Mini or maxi. A line or sheath. Stay ahead of the trends and include the one shoulder dress into your holiday wardrobe collection.

flower patterned maxi dress Fall 2015

WINTER BLOOMS

Just because the weather is turning chilly and the flowers are fading doesn’t mean your fashion has to. On Fall’s gloomiest days, point to the coming Spring with a flowy floral printed dress. Look for darker colored floral patterns and accessorize with heavier fabrics like leather and suede to reflect the changing Seasons. We like Hale Bob’s pleated floral sheath dress paired with River Island’s peep toe ankle boots and a classic leather jacket from AG Jeans. On casual days, go with Hale Bob’s black and white floral shirt dress combined with wedges and Liberty Garden’s black Menswear sweatshirt tied loosely around your waist. Complete with Free People’s luxe leather cross body bag and you are ready to take on the day ahead.

powder pink maxi dress Fall 2015

PRETTY IN PASTELS

Another favorite trend to carry into the cooler Season is light colored pastels. No need to throw your powder pink or seaside blue to the back of the closet. With just the right accessories, you can continue wearing your favorite Summer hues throughout the Fall and Winter ahead. Try pairing your pastels with cool gray and ivory white for a warmer feel. For Lauren Conrad’s look as pictured above, try Liberty Garden’s pale pink maxi dress combined with gray suede booties from Michael Kors, a soft cropped jacket from Derek Lam, and a floppy “Boho” hat from Calvin Klein. Think pink at the office with Hale Bob’s blush suede sheath dress complete with the white washed silk jacket, ivory heels and matching briefcase from L.A.P.A. Segue into the cocktail hour by slipping into VC Signature’s dainty crystal embellished strappy heels and shaping the jacket for a chic faux fur stole from Eliza J.

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LADY IN RED

Lastly, what would the holiday Season be without a classic red color dress.  From Zac Posen to Dolce & Gabbana to Valentino, Fall 2015’s fashion runway was sizzling with red from head to toe. On your most elegant evening affair, we love Hale Bob’s luscious ruby red silk gown paired with your favorite dancing heels and a glittering crystal clutch. Or, go for this Season’s favorite “Marsala” red color with Hale Bob’s short lace long sleeved dress accessorized with matching peep toed pumps from Charles by Charles David and dangle earrings. From Cherry to Marsala,  Berry to Scarlet, don’t forget to include your favorite shade of red into your closet this Fall.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 collection show at New York Fashion Week

From basic plaid to sparkling sequins, from bright red to subtle pink, there is a trending dress style to fit any shape and suit every personality this Fall.  Whether you choose to go modern with the mini one shoulder dress or throwback to Vintage Victorian, choose a dress that suits your style and reflects your unique YOU. For all of your Fall and Winter needs, don’t forget to visit our convenient online shop POSH AT PLAY, constantly updated with all the latest trends and fashions.

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OUR FAVORITE STREET STYLE TRENDS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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New York City is a buzz this week as the city kicks off Spring 2016’s fashion trends and designs. As the fashion world gets a “sneak peek” at designers’ trends on the runway, we focus our attention on favorite street styles spotted across the city. What better way to spot trending Fall fashion as celebrities and fashion gurus across the world gather to celebrate Spring style. Scroll down to view our favorite styles spotted during New York Fashion Week and start shopping the Fall fashion trends today.

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BLUSH PINK

From J Crew to Oscar de la Renta to Jill Stuart, designers everywhere jumped on the “blush pink” color trend for 2015. Found on dresses, blouses, sweaters, pantsuits, and handbags, blush pink is the hottest new color trend to hit the fashion industry and it looks like the color is continuing into the Fall Season. Spruce up your winter wardrobe with this year’s color trend. We love Liberty Garden’s pink tattered long sleeve shirt paired with Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings for casual days out. On your next night on the town, forgo the predictable LBD and opt for Hale Bob’s chic powder pink suede shift dress accessorized with matching pink suede heels from Jeffrey Campbell. Be sure to add this trending color to your wardrobe collection this Fall.

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BRIGHT JEWEL TONES

Another color trend continuing into the cooler months ahead are bright jewel toned colors. Don’t let the cold dreary days of Fall and Winter dampen your style. Shine bright this Season in ruby red, cobalt blue, deep jade, or violet purple. Get a similar look as spotted street style at New York Fashion Week with Hale Bob’s bright blue A line dress. Accessorize with a chic handbag from Tory Burch and emerald green sandals from Jimmy Choo. For a different color scheme, go with Hale Bob’s long sleeve purple shirtdress paired with a warm purple Bolero jacket and Badgley Mischka’s Sherry lace booties. When the weather turns a bit chillier, grab Hale Bob’s warm black “mixed media” leggings paired with a long sleeve “Utiliarian Chic” turtleneck in deep jade. Or simply throw on Hale Bob’s ruby red fur vest over your outfit of the day for a trendy “jewel toned” touch to your Fall style.

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BOHO FRINGE

Cool festival style “Boho” fringe is still trending into the Fall season. Forgo summer’s sheer lace and gladiators and update the look for the cooler months with suede, leather, and knee high boots. Start with Hale Bob’s orange short sleeve shirt with fringe paired with Joe’s Jeans’ black jeggings and Ralph Lauren’s fringe suede knee high boots. Update your outerwear with a chic black leather fringe jacket from Rebecca Minkoff for those crisp, chilly Fall days and accessorize with your fringe handbag and “Boho” floppy hat from summer. Look for fringe on everything from handbags to boots to jackets to skirts this Season and keep the free spirit of Summer’s festival style alive throughout the Fall and Winter months ahead.

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RETRO 70’s

With Boho fringe still trending, retro 70’s style is grooving its way into the Fall and Winter Season. Look for wide leg jeans, flare overalls, peasant blouses, bold floral patterns and long sleeve maxi dresses. Get a similar “retro” look as pictured above at New York Fashion Week with Topshop’s floral print overalls paired with a sleek crop top from Blue Life and “70’s style” clogs from Steve Madden. We also like AC Collection’s wide leg jeans in a variety of washes to suit your “retro” style. Pair the dark blue color with Hale Bob’s ivory “peasant” style silk chiffon blouse for casual days out, the gray hue with Hale Bob’s red silk button down for the office and the sparkle tint with Hale Bob’s black satin blouse with lace detailing for cocktail hour. However you choose to style your “retro” look, groove into Fall with 70’s-inspired silhouettes and patterns.

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CROPPED WIDE LEG

Following the trend of retro 70’s, the wide leg pant gets an update this Season with a shorter, cropped style. Spotted all over the streets of New York for Fashion Week, the wide leg cropped pant is one of this Fall’s trendiest fashion statements. From daytime to evening, let your cropped pant style work for you this year. Start with Citizen’s of Humanity’s dark wash wide leg cropped denim jeans and pair with your favorite white Tee and sneakers for an everyday “Athleisure” look. Segue into the evening hours by accessorizing your denim with Liberty Garden’s NEW black long sleeve mesh blouse and gold sparkle heels from Betsey Johnson. You can create your own cropped style by rolling the cuffs of any of your favorite wide leg pants in your closet for a new and updated silhouette this Fall. Go ahead and give it a try.

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MAXI DRESS

A third “retro” look continuing into the cooler months of Autumn is the flowy maxi dress. With careful styling and just the right accessories, you can continue wearing your favorite Summer maxi dress style throughout Fall and Winter. Forgo the flat sandals and straw hat and layer your maxi with a heavier knit sweater, suede jacket, ankle booties, or strappy heels. Choose maxi dresses and skirts with warmer colors and darker floral prints for Fall. Check out our great selection of maxi dresses from Hale Bob and Liberty Garden in a variety of styles, colors, and prints to fit any occasion. We like Liberty Garden’s newest black and white strapless embroidered maxi dress perfect for a night on the town, or go with Hale Bob’s black lace maxi for a classic look. Carry your “Boho” style into the next Season with our favorite tribal print drop waist maxi dress paired with cozy BCBGeneration black booties and a black leather jacket. Don’t be afraid to keep your maxi dresses flowing for Fall.

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SHIRTDRESS

Our final favorite street style trend spotted at last week’s NYFW is the shirtdress. Take a tip from celebrities Vanessa Hudgens, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Olivia Palermo and give this look a try for Fall. The simplest way to work the look is to grab your husband’s large button down shirt from the closet, cinch with a skinny belt, and pair with your favorite knee high boots. Or, shop the look now with our top choices from Hale Bob. Try the black and white floral button down shirtdress accessorized with Michael Kors’ black knee high boots or suede wedges from Steve Madden. Dress up your shirtdress by adding delicate jewelry and pairing with your favorite strappy heels to dance the night away. Don’t miss out on one of this Season’s simplest yet chicest fashion statements.

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Which of our favorite New York Fashion Week street styles will you want to try this Season? From feminine blush pink to wide leg cropped to the simple shirtdress, this year’s Fall Fashion is comfortable and easy. No need for a closet overhaul. Simply swap out your sandals for boots or pair your look with a warm jacket and you can easily carry many of your favorite Summer styles into the next Season. Add a few simple accessories and you are ready for the cooler months ahead. So grab a pumpkin spice latte, pull on your ankle boots, and kick off the Fall fashion season in style.

FALL’S CHIC SHEATH DRESS STYLE

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Hourglass or Athletic? Apple or Pear? Triangle or Square? No matter what body shape you have, this Fall, step out in a style that flatters any figure. With it’s snug fit to hug curves and flatter the feminine form, the sheath dress is making a big comeback for 2015 Fall and Winter fashion. From Nicole Miller’s 2 piece to David Koma’s geometrical brights to Dolce & Gabbana’s bold florals, designers are reinventing the traditional sheath dress with a mixture of updated patterns, prints, and fabrics. Celebrities like Ciara, Eva Longoria, and Blake Lively have been spotted this season sporting the new trend on the streets, so let’s take a look and start incorporating the sheath dress into our everyday wardrobe.

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CLASSIC BLACK

When in doubt, you can never go wrong in a little black dress. What better time to try out this Season’s newest silhouette than with a new LBD. We love Hale Bob’s trendy new black lace sheath dress with ultra suede detailing or try the romantic black lace sheath dress with beading. With just one dress, you can style many different looks according to your taste and the occasion. For the office, pair the dress with a chic blazer and classic black pumps. For a night on the town, go classy with hot red Sam Edelman heels, a black Jessica McClintock box clutch, and a string of pearls. As the weather cools, wear your favorite crisp button down blouse under your dress for a perfect Fall street style. However you choose to fashion your sheath this Season, be sure to include this LBD into your closet.

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ROMANTIC WHITE

If you are looking to choose something other than the usual LBD, try a white sheath dress this Fall. A bit softer and more romantic, the white sheath dress is a perfect option to spruce up your wardrobe this Season. Like the LBD, this dress is easily adaptable for work or play, for dressy or casual. We love Hale Bob’s white floral sheath dress with a scoop neck to elongate and flatter any woman’s neckline. For a classic look, pair with rust suede pumps from Sergio Rossi and a Bolero jacket from Hale Bob. For an “Athleisure” style, whip your hair up into a loose ponytail and pair with your favorite white sneakers, a cross body bag, and Liberty Garden’s cozy grey ombre pullover sweater.

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BUSINESS GRAY

With a husband, a family, and a fashion line of her own, Victoria Beckham is the epitome of a woman on the go. Steal her fashionable look above in your own chic gray sheath dress, cinched belt, open jacket, and ivory wedges for style and all day comfort. Dash to a meeting with the Boss, have lunch with the girls, pick up the kids at school, and enjoy date night out on the town without having to run home to change. We love Hale Bob’s gray sweater knit sheath dress paired with an ivory Bolero jacket and ivory wedges from Jeffrey Campbell. For the busy woman who doesn’t have much time to think about style, this is your “go to” outfit for Fall.

Kate Hudson bright sheath dress Fall 2015

 FUN COLOR

We love Kate Hudson’s sunny “California girl” style in everything she wears. What better time to bring a little “color” into your life than with a bright sheath dress for Fall. Since the dress’s silhouette is suitable for all occasions, live a little this Season and choose a fun color that suits your personality. We love Hale Bob’s bright coral lace crochet sheath dress, perfect for a day at the office, errands around town, or a walk along the Boardwalk. Pair your outfit with Free People’s lace up gladiator sandals and Liberty Garden’s lace Kimono for a casual “Boho” look. Go classy with Guess’s ivory “peep toe” pumps and Hale Bob’s ivory Bolero jacket. Or adapt Kate Hudson’s mantra and pair your bright sheath dress with whatever suits your personality and style.

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BOLD FLORALS

All Season, we have been talking about the trending bold floral pattern seen on the Runways this year. Taking a tip from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2015 Collection, celebrities like Selma Hayek and Gabrielle Union are sporting the look wearing sleek floral sheath dresses on the Red Carpet. Join in the trend with Hale Bob’s fuchsia floral sheath dress paired with Via Spiga gray suede pumps and a Victoria Beckham gray suede jacket, perfect for Fall’s crisp weather. Keep a little of Spring and Summer with you throughout the coming cooler months.

patterned sheath dress Fall 2015

TRENDY PATTERNS

Go with a big trend this Fall and look for a sheath dress in mixed pattern designs. From Mugler to Nicole Miller, designers took the sheath dress to a whole new level this Season with unique, bold patterns designed to make you stand out in style. Try Hale Bob’s printed black and white sheath dress paired with bright yellow sandals from Gwen Stefani as pictured above. Segue into the cooler months of Fall by combining your dress with Topshop’s double collar blazer and Kristin Cavallari’s peep toe ankle booties. Stretch beyond the basics this year and go for bold patterns to add to your wardrobe style.

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DARING MESH

Lastly, one of the biggest trends seen on the Runways and filtering into department stores this year, is the mesh “see through” look. Popular throughout the Summer months with swimwear tunics, tanks, and sundresses, the style is continuing into Fall with sweaters, dresses, and jackets. Live on the edge a little this Season and dare to try 2015’s hottest fashion trend. Get a similar look as pictured above with a striped knit mesh sheath dress from Neiman Marcus or try BCBG’s embroidered mesh cocktail dress. If you’d like to try the trend in a more subtle style, we love Hale Bob’s long sleeve black knit sheath dress, a look of mesh without baring it all. Go “celeb” status and pair your dress with studded t-strap heels from Jessica Simpson or go “Boho” in fringe sandals from Vince Camuto. However you choose to style your mesh sheath, you are sure to turn heads as you step out in style this Fall.

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No matter what style, color, or pattern, you are sure to find a sheath dress that suits YOU this Fall season. Designed to fit and flatter your every curve, the sheath dress is the perfect choice to spruce up your wardrobe. With the right accessories, you can fashion the look to express your individuality and unique style, From Boho to Athleisure to Classic to Trendy, the sky’s the limit with this dress option. So what are you waiting for? Shop the look today at our convenient online store Posh at Play. You can get the look NOW from the comfort of your own home and start stepping out in style.

EASY BREEZY SUMMER SUNDRESS STYLE

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Summer is here and as the sun’s hot rays beat down upon us, we know you will want to find ways to stay cool yet chic this Season. When the weather gets hot and sticky, your best bet to beat the heat is an easy, breezy summer sundress. With no restrictive fabric around your legs and waistline, now is the time to start shopping your favorite Summer dress style. With a variety of shapes, fabrics, and colors, you are sure to find the perfect dress to fit your lifestyle and flatter your figure. Cool off with our favorite Sundress styles trending for Summer 2015.

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WHITE STRAPLESS MAXI DRESS

Not just reserved for weddings anymore, Summer is the perfect time to bring out the romantic white lace. Maxi or mini, long sleeved or strapless, fitted or drop waist, the white lace dress is your “go to” style this year, perfect for any occasion. Dress up your look by pairing with delicate strappy heels and gold clutch, or go casual with fringe sandals and a floppy Boho hat. We have the perfect lace dress for you newly arrived to our store. Check out Liberty Garden’s elegant ivory maxi dress with delicate embroidered detailing, suitable for any occasion and flattering on any figure. Your lace maxi dress will keep you cool at the beach layered over your swimsuit and chic into the twilight hours paired with your favorite dancing heels.

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BLUSH PINK

Another one of our favorite trends this Season is the maxi dress in delicate blush pink. From Oscar de la Renta to Jill Stuart, designers this Spring showed us an array of delicious soft pink dresses and skirts, perfect to add to your Summer collection. New from Liberty Garden, we love the breezy pale pink embroidered maxi dress paired with flat white sandals and a matching white sunhat for hot summer days. Transition into the evening hours by adding beige stappy sandals from Michael Kors and a blush pink clutch from Badgley Mischka. This dress is also perfect for summer weddings and garden parties with the girls. Don’t forget to include blush pink into your closet this Season.

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TRIBAL PRINT SUNDRESS

From Mara Hoffman to Etro, tribal prints and patterns were a favorite on the runways this Season. Why not add a tribal tank dress to your wardrobe collection this Summer? The trick to updating this pattern style without looking too “80’s” is to accessorize with trendy new jewelry, shoes, handbags, and throws. Also look for the print on updated dress shapes like the strapless, maxi, and shift dress. For perfect beach style, we love Hale Bob’s tribal print shift dress or maxi dress paired with Liberty Garden’s romantic lace “Boho” Kimono and Steve Madden’s flat gladiator sandals. Stay cool at the office with your tribal printed dress paired with favorite basic black pumps or dance the night away paired with Jimmy Choo strappy heels.

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FLORAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

We’ve been talking all Season long about the big bold floral print trending on the Runways for Spring so why not carry the look into your Summer wardrobe? Look for the print on a cool cotton jersey maxi dress for easy, comfortable, yet chic Summer style. We love Hale Bob’s ivory floral print maxi dress with racer back perfect to pair with your favorite wedges or flat sandals. Throw on over a swimsuit and “chillax” on the beach or dress up with strappy sandals and a contrasting striped Betsey Johnson clutch.

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TROPICAL “ROMPER” DRESS

With “rompers” all the rage this Season, why not go for a similar style with a short tropical loose fitted tank dress. Like the floral for Spring, tropical print is Summer’s most popular pattern. Try Hale Bob’s red silk Tropical tank dress with drop waist for all day comfort and style.  Pair your dress with flat sandals for the beach or pool or you can even pair with your favorite Converse canvas sneakers for an “Athleisure” look. Don’t forget to carry your style into the evening hours by combining with wedge sandals or go glam with Stuart Weitzman’s trendy lace up strappy heels.

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JEWEL TONES

Bright jewel toned colors were a big hit on the Spring and Summer runways this Season. Celebrities took note and appeared on the Red Carpet at The Oscars, The Grammys and The Tonys dressed in an array of jewel toned frocks. Since black attracts heat, why not stay cool in a bright color combo this Summer? We especially love the bright cobalt blue color trending on the Runways this year from J Crew to Versace to Diane Von Furstenberg. Try your own jeweled toned cobalt blue dress with Hale Bob’s A-line flare, especially flattering on figures with wider hip and thighs.

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EMERALD GREEN

Of the jewel toned colors, emerald green emerges as a favorite this Summer. From Derek Lam to Christian Siriano, designers this season took the hue to new heights with green jackets, pants, blouses, skirts, dresses, and even shoes. “Follow your own yellow brick road” to the Emerald City with a Hale Bob emerald green strapless ruffled sundressPair your bright style with flat T-strap sandals and a straw tote for a day at the beach. Simply switch out the tote for a clutch and sweep your hair into a chic topknot for a quick transition into the cocktail hour. Go bold this Season, and try adding this bright color to your Summer wardrobe.

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T SHIRT DRESS

Lastly, what better way to stay cool on hot summer days than to throw on your favorite T-shirt dress. A “no nonsense” style which looks great on anyone, the T-shirt dress is perfect for those sweltering sticky days when you don’t feel like anything touching your skin. You can throw on your favorite sneakers and a pair of sunglasses for the perfect “Athleisure” summer style. A simple coverup option, pair your T-shirt dress with flat sandals and your favorite swimsuit at the pool or beach. When hot summer days turn into warm summer nights, your T-shirt dress is the perfect evening wear choice paired with gold wedges and a matching gold clutch. We love Hale Bob’s printed Charmeuse T-shirt dress made with 100% silk to keep you cool and an empire waistline to emphasize trim arms and legs. To accentuate a skinny waist, we love the jersey knit printed T-shirt dress from Hale Bob with ruching along the sides. Whichever silhouette you choose, be sure to include a T-shirt dress into your Summer wear for easy, breezy style.

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We hope you enjoyed our top selections for cool Summer style. As the weather warms, flowy sundresses are the perfect choice to beat the heat yet keep up with the latest trends. From maxi to midi to mini, there’s an array of chic dresses waiting for you to enjoy. White strapless maxi, blush pink, tribal, floral, tropical, jewel toned, T-shirt- which sundress style suits YOU the best? We’d love to hear your top pick for cool Summer fashion.

10 LOOKS YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR THIS SUMMER

Summer tie dye dress

Graduations, End of School, Weddings, Warmer weather, Pool parties and Beach Vacations. It’s time to push your sweaters and wool pants to the back of the closet and start thinking about updating your wardrobe to accommodate for the impending hot summer season. We have 10 “looks” trending for Summer 2015 that you will definitely want to try this year. Add to your summer stock with the selections we’ve picked out just for you, and start shopping all 10 items on our online store  Posh at Play from the convenience of your own couch.

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NEON LIGHTS

Neon Color, an iconic trend from the 80’s, has found it’s way to 2015 fashion-bright neon colors. Designers from Ralph Lauren to Moschino have updated the bright colors in new and creatives ways from shoes, to handbags, to skirts, to shorts, to swimsuits. Neon Color is perfect against that nice tan body you will want to show off this Summer. For a cool stroll down the Boardwalk, choose Hale Bob’s bright green silk shorts paired with a bright orange or blue flowy silk drop waist top. Transition from the pool to shopping for souvenirs by throwing Joe’s Jeans bright blue or purple shorts and Hale Bob’s black embroidered tunic over your favorite swimsuit. Be bold this year and glow in Neon Color.

crop top with maxi flare skirt for Summer

CROP TOPS

Get motivated to hit the gym and tone up your abs with this Season’s trending crop tops. Celebrities have been spotted sporting Summer’s newest trend from the Red Carpet to a walk on the beach. Get in on the trend with an Alice + Olivia cropped white cropped tee paired perfectly with Hale Bob’s flowy white studded satin maxi skirt. For another trendy look, pair your crop top with Hale Bob’s white satin high low skirt, perfect for a hot night on the town or a daytime walk along the boardwalk. No more excuses! This week, hit the gym with Fitness Magazine’s best ab exercises so that you’ll be toned and ready to rock this year’s trending crop top style.

printed patterned maxi dress for Summer 2015

MAXI DRESSES

From Missoni to Alberta Ferretti, Spring 2015’s runways were filled with luscious flowing maxi dresses in suede, tie dye, floral, and mixed media printed patterns. The maxi dress is a perfect versatile wardrobe essential to layer over your swimsuit at the beach or pool and segue into the evening hours paired with strappy heels or wedges for a sizzling night on the town. For a similar look as pictured above go with Hale Bob’s printed stretch silk halter maxi dress or mint tie dyed jersey knit halter dress accessorized with gold bangles. Or flashback to the 70’s and pair your maxi dress with a Free People floppy hat and fringe vest for true “Boho” style.

70's flare denim jeans for Summer 2015

70’S FLARE JEANS

As we mentioned in last week’s “Fashion Flashback Friday: Throwback to the 70’s,” flare jeans are back in a big way this Season. Throw your skinnies to the back of the closet and get groovy with Summer’s latest denim fashion. You can’t go wrong with AC Collection’s medium wash flare jeans perfect with flat sandals or wedges for daytime activities and versatile enough to go with your favorite strappy heels and Hale Bob’s luscious blue beaded silk blouse for evenings out. If you prefer a more casual style, go with Hudson’s light wash “Ferris” flare jeans layered over your swimsuit and crochet vest from American Rag or paired with an authentic 70’s vintage tee from Stoned Immaculate Vintage for perfect Summer styling.

70's fringe top

FRINGE

Another fashion flashback to try this Summer is “Boho” 70’s fringe. From handbags to jackets to skirts to shoes, fringe is this Season’s trendiest style. Get the look above with Hale Bob’s orange fringe trimmed blouse paired with Hudson’s “Collin” skinny jeans and nude heels. Or go throwback “hippy” style with Hudson’s light wash flare jeans layered with American Rag’s “Boho” long lace vest, wedge sandals, a floppy hat, and vintage circle rimmed sunglasses. Take a tip from our fashion blogger Natalie, and add a chic fringe handbag from Free People to complete your “Boho” 70’s style.

wide leg cropped denim jeans

CROPPED WIDE LEG PANTS

The cropped pant is back but this time look for a wider pant leg opening rather than last year’s cropped skinny style. From cool cotton to dark denim, the cropped wide leg pant is one you won’t want to miss this Season. We’ve got you covered with Citizen’s of Humanity’s cropped “Dylan” relaxed denim jeans paired with Liberty Garden’s ivory flyaway tank top and your favorite booties or wedge sandals. For dressier occasions layer Hale Bob’s blue silk Flamingo tunic over your cropped jeans, accessorized with a matching Kate Spade clutch and Joe’s Jeans nude strappy heels for a chic Summer nighttime look.

high waisted shorts with army green jacket trending for Summer

HIGH WAISTED

Shopping for new Summer shorts? Get in on this Season’s newest silhouette with the high waisted style. Forgo the low or mid rise look, and shop for high waisted, belted shorts, jeans, and pants. Get the look here with Citizen’s of Humanity’s “Chloe” high waisted shorts in military green paired with Hale Bob’s beaded beige silk and knit short sleeved top, layered with a cool cotton jacket from Madewell. Your high waisted shorts will also go perfectly with your favorite swimsuit for a day at the beach or dress up your look with sparkly Betsey Johnson wedge heels and Hale Bob’s ivory silk blouse with beaded cuffs..

Taylor Swift Summer cut-out white jumpsuit at the Billboard Music Awards 2015

CUT OUTS

At last week’s Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift rocked one of our favorite silhouettes to try for Summer- the cut-out. This season, look for the cut-out look on tops, jackets, dresses, and our personal favorite, jumpsuits. Get Taylor’s sizzling style with a white cut-out jumpsuit by designer Hunter Bell, paired with drop earrings and glitter open-toed heels by Betsey Johnson. Or take the look to the beach with a Jessika Allen retro cut-out swimsuit and Hale Bob’s flowy white satin pants, accessorized with a Calvin Klein sunhat and a pretty neutral scarf from Hale Bob. On your next dinner out, “wow” your date with a red hot silk cocktail dress with cut-out long sleeves from Hale Bob for a glam Summer night.

white skirt and white blouse for Summer

SUMMER WHITES

Nothing says “Summer” more than all over pure white. From Victoria Beckham to Ralph Lauren to Carolina Herrera, white from head to toe dominated the Runways this Spring. Get actress Olivia Palermo’s flowy Summer style with Hale Bob’s white studded satin high low skirt paired with an ivory silk flounced tank and contrasting black strappy sandals from Schutz. Or go “athleisure” with Hale Bob’s white studded maxi skirt with side slit and white lace tank, accessorized with a white tote and classic white Puma sneakers from Asos. Dressy or casual, white head-to-toe is a definite must for chic Summer style.

floral drop waist summer dress

FLORAL DRESSES

Last but not least, our final top pick for perfect Summer styling is the floral dress. Whether mini, maxi, “Boho,” or A-line, you’ll definitely want to include this fashion essential into your closet. Get a similar “Boho” 70’s style look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s ivory drop waist floral dress or for a pop of color go with the red silk summer floral dress. Combine 2 of our top 10 Summer picks listed here with Hale Bob’s great selection of floral maxi dresses perfect to keep you stylish and trendy all Season long. With a mix of patterns and colors, you are sure to find a dress to suit your style and flatter your figure.

Shorts and T-shirt Summer outfitNot sure what to shop for this Summer? We’ve done all the work for you and selected the top trending fashion essentials you’ll want to add to your closet this Season. Our top picks include Neon, Crop tops, Maxi dresses, 70’s Flare jeans, Fringe, Cropped wide leg pants, High waisted shorts, Cut-outs, Summer whites,and Floral dresses. Which one will you choose to add to your collection? Get ahead of the game and start shopping your favorite style at our easy online store Posh at Play for all your Summer needs. Be you. Be fabulous. And remember, always be feminine.