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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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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10 LOOKS YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR THIS SUMMER

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

HAVE A FASHIONABLE MOTHER’S DAY

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner so what better time to shop than now for the favorite women in your life. From Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall/Winter preview featuring models with their children on the Runway to Princess Kate’s newest baby girl, this year celebrates the joy and beauty of motherhood. We’ve selected our favorite trends and styles from top designers that will have you looking and feeling fabulous all Season long. Whether hosting your own get-together or celebrating out, you, your mother, and grandmother are sure to turn heads this Mother’s Day with our top choices.

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SIMPLE LACE DRESS

Not just reserved for weddings anymore, lace made a big splash on the Runways this year from Christian Dior to Tadashi Shoji to Chloe. Dazzle this Mother’s Day in a delicate lace shift dress or treat Mom to an elegant look with her own lace dress. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of ivory lace dresses from the cotton crocheted lace dress to the embroidered mesh long sleeve lace dress. Try one of this Season’s trendiest styles with a Hale Bob ivory long lace dress with half slip. If you are in the mood for a pop of color, go with Hale Bob’s orange or coral cotton lace dresses or go elegant with the black long sleeve stretch lace dress.  Completely versatile, the lace dress is perfect paired with sandals for a day at the beach or throw on a set of strappy heels for an upscale  Mother’s Day dinner out on the town.

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GINGHAM AND STRIPES

Katie Holmes and “mini-me” daughter Suri pull off two trending patterns for 2015 in matching styles. Katie wears an Altuzarra black and white gingham shirt paired with an “A-line” white skirt while Suri coordinates colors with a striped camisole and matching white skirt from J Crew. Get their similar styles with a Diane von Furstenberg gingham shirt combined with a black A-line skirt from Hale Bob and match your “mimi me” with an Alex and Alexa striped tank and black twirl skirt from Zella Girl. Treat Mom with a Derek Lam gingham pencil skirt and the three of you will rock this Mother’s Day in the top trending patterns for Spring 2015.

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BOLD FLORALS

As mentioned in “Trending Prints in Fashion for 2015,” designers this Season have updated the traditional floral print in bigger and bolder patterns. What a great way to try this year’s trend and get Mom in on the look for Mother’s Day. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of floral dresses in every shape and size to suit each and every taste. For casual, check out Hale Bob’s Cabana black floral shirtdress or teal floral maxi dress for a pop of color. Mom will shine in style at brunch with Hale Bob’s floral jacquard tank dress in pink or purple with a flattering ruched waistline, defining her feminine form. Or, go for an “edgy” look with Hale Bob’s black lace floral fitted dress paired perfectly with L.A.M.B. strappy sandals and a sleek black leather clutch from Marc Jacobs.

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SOFT GREYS

An alternative to the usual black or white colored style, this Season embrace one of Spring AND Fall’s trending Runway colors. From Alexander Wang to Calvin Klein to Fendi, grey is definitely having a “moment” across the fashion world. With this Season’s new designer styles, this color definitely won’t make you think of your sweatpants. We love Hale Bob’s grey jacquard knit “A-line” dress paired with black heels and a matching grey Diane Von Furstenberg clutch, perfect for lunch out on Mother’s Day. Treat Mom to a little “grey” with Hale Bob’s lace pencil skirt and grey Halston Heritage boatneck top. Or, go casual and stay cool and with Hale Bob’s 5 pocket silver grey leggings and matching grey short sleeved knit sweatshirt from Liberty Garden. Formal or comfy, choose grey this year instead of the traditional black and white.

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POLKA DOTS

From Emma Stone’s midi skirt to Diane Kruger’s cropped dress to Reese Witherspoon’s swimsuit, celebrities are jumping on this Spring’s latest pattern trend. Get in on the fun, flirty polka dot trend with a Michael Kors’ polka dot mini skirt, or go longer with a Valentino midi skirt,one of this Season’s popular skirt lengths. Find a “mini-me” version with a polka dot skirt from Dollie and Me or try the cute polka dot sundress from Dolce & Gabbana. Get Mom in on the trend too with a polka dot silk blouse from Hale Bob paired with flowy wide leg studded pants.

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RUFFLES

Nothing says Springtime more than a flowy ruffled silk dress. From Nicole Miller to Etros, ruffles dominated the Spring 2015 Runway with a return to femininity and the womanly figure. Surprise Mom with an elegant ruffled dress this Mother’s Day, making her feel beautiful inside and out. We love Hale Bob’s great selection of feminine floral ruffled dresses from  ivory satin to taupe ruffled chiffon to black satin. Complete the look with a simple but delicate pearl necklace, drop earrings and a cashmere sweater from J Crew.

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BOYFRIEND DENIM

Try one of this Season’s hottest denim trends and go casual with a pair of comfy yet stylish boyfriend jeans. We love the Mystique and Frenzy boyfriend denim from AC Collection. Match your “mini-me” with a pair of kids’ Hudson distressed boyfriend jeans and matching shirts. Spruce up your look with with Steve Madden heels and a chic black Bolero jacket from Hale Bob for a rockin’ Spring style. Top your outfit off with a pair of matching Ray Ban sunglasses and spend Mother’s Day in style.

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We’ve given you our best fashion options for Mom and all the important women in your life so now it’s time to get shopping. Surprise Mom with a trendy gingham skirt, a pretty ruffled dress, or comfy boyfriend jeans. We’ve got all your fashion needs at our online store Posh at Play, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your house. Take advantage of our exclusive Mother’s Day Weekend sale good only through May 10th and take 40% off ALL Dresses, Tops and Bottoms (excluding Hudson jeans). Visit us today and enter code MOM40 upon checkout to receive your discount. While you’re at it, go ahead a splurge on a little something for yourself as well. You deserve it! We wish all our readers a Happy Mother’s Day, and remember, the day is not only about mothers, but also about appreciating all the influential women in our lives.

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LOOKING GREAT IN LAYERS

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It’s that awkward transition season between Winter and Spring, when the cold winds are still blowing yet the sun warms you during the day. To wear a coat or not? To try that new Spring dress or not? Don’t worry. We have you covered. Our favorite way to transition into the fluctuating Seasons is to layer. Take a peek at our favorite layering fashion finds this week. We show you how to layer in style, without feeling bulky or outdated. While you may want to add a new accessory or jacket for chic layering, many of our favorite layering styles can be found right now in your own closet. See our favorite styles below, and start layering.

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FUR VEST

One of our favorite style trends this Season is the fur vest, updated for 2015 in a variety of bright colors. Even on chilly days the fur vest is an easy way to stay warm yet stylish and can easily be paired with your favorite leggings, jeans, skirt, or even floral Spring dress. We love Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest layered over your favorite sweater, paired with Hale Bob’s black faux leather leggings. Accessorize with Rag and Bone chunky heeled ankle boots for chillier days and Tory Burch sandals for warmer Spring days.

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SLEEVELESS SHIFT DRESS

No need to wait to bring out your favorite Summer shift dresses. Go ahead and pull them out, layering your favorite button up shirt or sweater for chillier days. If the day warms up, simply remove your outer layer and you are ready to soak up the sun’s rays. Pair Hale Bob’s black studded sheath dress with this season’s trendy gladiator sandals from Ralph Lauren, and layer with a fitted white tee and gray James Perse cropped sweater for a stylish, yet warm, layered look for Spring.

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CHUNKY KNIT SWEATER

Sweaters are the prefect layering option for fluctuating temperatures during the Spring months. Far less bulky than coats or jackets, you can easily layer your favorite sweater over a tee or button down, or both, to stay warm against the cold breeze. Sweaters can be removed and tied at the waist as temperatures warm. If you are in the market for a new sweater, we love Hale Bob’s gray ombre knit pullover, perfect to layer over a fitted tank or cami. For colder days, pair your sweater with a gingham button down from Bergdorf Goodman paired with your favorite skinny jeans.

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SHIRTDRESS

We love the shirtdress for Spring styling. The shirtdress is perfect for warm days paired with chic lace-up wedges from Bergdorf Goodman and a floppy hat for Boho style. For chillier days, pair your shirtdress with black tights and Prada black kitten heels for an evening out. We love Hale Bob’s Cabana silk shirtdress in black and white floral, perfect for Spring fashion. The shirtdress can also double as a swimsuit coverup for a cool day at the beach or pool.

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SILK SCARF

Another simple yet effective way to stay warm through the Spring season is to throw on your favorite scarf for layered style. Since we are nearing the end of Winter, trade in your wool scarves for chic sheer silk scarves in a variety of prints and patterns. By simply covering your neck, heat is trapped and allows your entire body to stay warm and cozy without the need of a jacket. We love Have Bob’s purple pattern silk scarf, perfect for layering over your favorite crisp white button down for a day at the office. Or layer over one of your favorite Hale Bob patterned maxi dresses in a variety of prints and multi-colors. This Season don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns and colors. This Spring anything goes.

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HIGH LOW LAYERED SKIRT

One of this Spring’s trendiest skirt styles is the high low skirt, seen all over the Runways for Spring 2015 Fashion, and making it’s way into stores everywhere. For a lovely layered look, pair your high low skirt with a fitted tank and a belted sweater like actress Olivia Palermo’s knit from European designer Witchery. We love Liberty Garden’s high low sheer tank dress, perfect for a Spring day or night on the town. For chillier days, fashion your high low dress with an Andean belted fringe sweater paired with chunky Loro Piana ankle booties for a trendy fashionable you.

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BLACK LEGGINGS

Take your leggings into Springtime season with lots of fun layering options. For chillier days, pair your Hale Bob black Ponte leggings with a striped long sleeve knit top by Gucci. Go for one of Spring’s hot fashion statements and mix up your patterns by layering over your Gucci striped top, Hale Bob’s blue peacock printed belted sweater, accessorized with classic Jimmy Choo black suede heels and a hot red clutch by designer Judith Leiber. Leggings can also be paired with your favorite sleeveless dress and light sweater, or an oversized sweater tunic and Hale Bob scarf. However you choose to layer this Season, leggings are the perfect choice for endless fashion looks.

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BOLERO JACKET

One of our favorite fashion items for layering is the Bolero jacket, a fitted jacket with lapels, easy to dress up or dress down. You can bring out your favorite summer shorts even on cooler Spring days by layering over warm tights or leggings paired with Salvatore Ferragamo ankle boots for daytime fun and Giuseppe Zanotti multi-color heels for nighttime glam. We love Hale Bob’s selection of Bolero Jackets, fitted just to flatter your figure and great for layering over shorts, jeans, skirts, or your evening cocktail dress. If you only add one jacket to your Springtime wardrobe this Season, choose the versatile Bolero jacket.

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Fur Vest, Shift Dress, Knit Sweater, Shirtdress, Silk Scarf, High Low Skirt, Black Leggings, Bolero Jacket. With these eight items, there are endless fashion styles for Spring by mixing and matching, layering and combining. This Season, think out of the box, look into your closet, and think creatively for Spring. As the weather fluctuates from cool to warm, with rainy and snow days thrown into the mix, you will always be prepared for the abrupt changes in weather without sacrificing style. Streamline your fashion wardrobe and think “less is more.” Forgo the bulky coats and jackets from Winter style, and look for lighter fabrics to layer that won’t bulge but will still keep you warm. We’d love to hear from YOU our readers on how you plan to “layer” this Spring. Send us your thoughts and start preparing for the Springtime trends.

Tropical Paradise

 TROPICAL PARADISE

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

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 TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

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

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TROPICAL PRINT CAPRI PANTS

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

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TROPICAL PRINT ROMPER

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

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT SHEER BLOUSE

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

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TROPICAL FLORAL PENCIL SKIRT

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

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TROPICAL PRINT SHORTS

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

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT STRAPLESS DRESS

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

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TROPICAL PRINT PEPLUM DRESS

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

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TROPICAL FLORAL PRINT BLOUSE

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

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