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.

red holiday dress Fall 2015

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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MAXI DRESSES TO FIT EVERY STYLE

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Now that Summer is upon us, it is time to take a step back, relax, and enjoy the warmer weather. And nothing says “Summer” better than the return of the ever popular Maxi Dress. This Season, designers from Emilio Pucci to Roberto Cavalli to BCBG Max Azria updated the Maxi Dress style to incorporate bolder patterns, sweeping fabrics, and newer silhouettes. Even if you don’t normally prefer the “Maxi Dress” look, we are confident you will find one this year to perfectly fit your personality, fashion, and body shape. With a simple change of accessories, this dress will take you from the beach to the city streets to evenings out on the town Take a look at our favorite trending Maxi Dresses for Summer 2015 and pick your favorite style.

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FLORAL MAXI DRESS

The floral Maxi Dress has been a popular Summer staple for the past few years, but designers this Season updated the look with bolder print and brighter colors. Look for the floral gown in bright pinks and purples or show off your summer tan with a neon green and yellow Maxi. We love Hale Bob’s colorful pink crocheted silk Maxi Dress with purple and aqua detailing. Pair your Maxi perfectly with Steve Madden’s newest “Carrlitta” flat sandals for casual everyday styling or dress it up with Betsey Johnson’s “Ritzyy” strappy heels. Either way, you are sure to “shine bright as diamonds” this Summer.

Tie Dye Boho 70's Maxi Dress for Summer 2015

TIE DYE 70’S BOHO MAXI DRESS

With the 70’s style back in a big way this Season, now is the perfect time to try the throwback “Boho” trend. Perfect for Summer concerts, outdoor festivals, and beach days, look for drop waist, tie dye, and floor length Maxi Dresses to add to your wardrobe collection. Shop the above look with Hale Bob’s mint tie dye halter Maxi Dress, on sale now for a limited time only. Complete your “Boho” look with a Rag and Bone floppy hat, Free People’s gladiator sandals, and a chic fringe cross body from Street Level and you are ready to groove to Summer’s latest trend.

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TRIBAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

Another trending “Boho” look seen across the Runways is the drop waist tribal print Maxi Dress. From Etros to Roberto Cavalli to Stella Jean, these designers mixed intricate tribal patterns and animal style print with bolder, brighter blues, greens, and pinks for an updated, modern style. Get the look now and keep up with one of this Season’s trendiest designs with Hale Bob’s multi-colored silk charmeuse drop waist Maxi Dress. Go “Boho” with a lace suede vest from Liberty Garden and flat leather sandals or dress it up with delicate red heeled sandals from Stuart Weitzman and a matching Marc Jacobs red clutch. Or try Liberty Garden’s newest strapless drop waist tribal print Maxi Dress perfect to dress up or down all Summer long.

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SUMMER WEDDING MAXI DRESS

If the “Boho” trend is not quite for you, try a more fitted silhouette with a cinched waist and tiered skirt, a perfect option for all of your family and friends’ Summer weddings. Instead of opting for the usual white or black, stand out in style with this Season’s bright corals, hot pinks, and emerald greens. We love Hale Bob’s coral pink halter Maxi Dress with delicate lace tiered skirt perfectly paired with Steve Madden’s “Silly” nude sandals and matching clutch for perfect party fashion.

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LACE MAXI DRESS

Another great option apart from the loose “Boho” style, is the delicate but sleek fitted “mermaid” shaped lace Maxi Dress. A perfect staple for weddings and garden parties, this Maxi Dress will carry you through all of Summer’s best memories. You can also pack your lace Maxi Dress on your next getaway, perfect to pair with one of Hale Bob’s great selections of flattering swimsuits or throw your hair in a topknot and accessorize with strappy sandals for a hot evening out on the town. Stay trendy with Hale Bob’s ivory sleeveless lace Maxi Dress with half slip, one of this Season’s most popular silhouettes.

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OFFICE DAY MAXI DRESS

Bring the Maxi Dress look into the workplace and wow your co-workers the next time you step into the office. Take a tip from fashion advisor Rachel Zoe and dress up your style with a matching leather jacket and handbag case paired with Tory Burch black strappy heels and chic Roberto Cavalli oversized sunglasses. Shop Rachel Zoe’s similar style dress with Hale Bob’s animal print silk charmeuse Maxi Dress.

black maxi dress for the office

Some tips when styling your Maxi Dress for the office include pairing with a solid colored blazer, jacket, or suit coat, accessorizing with bold bangles, a watch, and earrings, and sticking to a moderate heel height for all day comfort. Liven up a basic black Maxi Dress with a bright jacket, a gold belt and bangles, and a leopard print clutch. To achieve the look, try Hale Bob’s black jersey Maxi Dress paired with a crisp ivory or purple Bolero Jacket and surprise your workplace with dazzling Summer office style.

blush pink maxi dress for summer

BLUSH COLORED MAXI DRESS

Step into this Season’s trendiest color with a blush pink pleated Maxi Dress. From Ralph Lauren to Emerson, the Spring runways were filled with blush pink dresses, blouses, pants, and skirts. The feminine color also promises to carry into the Fall and Winter Seasons paired with soft grey jackets, coats, and boots, so now is the time to get in on the trend. Try Liberty Garden’s newest blush colored Maxi Dress, perfect for a Summer wedding or paired with flat sandals for a walk on the beach. Easily segue into cooler Seasons by layering an ivory or trendy grey terry knit lace jacket from Liberty Garden over your dress for multi-Season styling.

Strapless tropical print Maxi Dress for the beach

 Whether floral, Boho, lace, tribal, or blush, the Maxi Dress is you “go to” essential for Summer styling. The Maxi Dress is perfect for any occasion, formal to casual. Pair with sandals and your favorite swimsuit for the beach, or a jacket and heels for the office, or dance the night away with chic strappy heels and a sparkly clutch. Here at Posh at Play we have a great selection of Maxi Dresses to fit any style and flatter every figure. Now it’s time to start shopping your favorite Maxi Dress fashion. And even if Maxi Dresses aren’t quite your style, check out the newest selections on our “New Arrivals” page.

FASHION FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THROWBACK TO THE 70’S

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It’s Flashback Friday and what better way to throw it back than to celebrate the groovy 70’s fashion style. From Gucci to Saint Laurent to Tom Ford, designers this Season have us reminiscing about flare jeans and fringe, Charlie’s Angels and The Brady Bunch, sequins and disco. Take a look at some of our top picks and get in on one of Spring’s most popular trends with your own 70’s- inspired look. Shop from the convenience of your own couch with our online store Posh at Play. From blouses to skirts to dresses to jeans, we carry a wide selection of 70’s styled clothing that you’ll want to add to your wardrobe this year. So what are you waiting for? Put on some themed music from “The Who” or “The Rolling Stones” to inspire your shopping experience.

SEQUIN DRESS

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During the later half of the 70’s, the disco movement rose to become one of the most popular forms of music and dancing entertainment, with a culture all it’s own. Sequined dresses, leisure suits, and platform shoes were quintessential fashion items found at every disco club across the country. This Season, revive the disco style in your wardrobe with a sequined camisole dress, perfect for your next night on the town. Get the above look with Hale Bob’s copper cami sequined dress or go for a different color “bling” with the pewter cami sequined dress. Pair with your favorite dancing heels or go “athleisure” in your sequined dress, camel overcoat, and red Nike sneakers for a casual daytime look. Either way, you are sure to sparkle in style this Season.

FLARE DENIM JEANS

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Nothing says “70’s” more than the flare denim jean. Seen all over the runways for 2015, the flare jean is this Season’s newest denim trend. Earlier this year, L.A.-based company Citizen’s of Humanity launched a 5-piece collection, releasing a brand new flare jean style each month, December through February. Throw your skinnies to the back, and start shopping your favorite flare look, one for every occasion. We love  AC Collection’s medium wash flare, similar to Citizen’s of Humanity’s newest “Fleetwood” silhouette, paired with a button down top and chunky wedges for midday activities. For a day at the beach or your favorite music concert, go “Boho” with Hudson’s light wash “Ferris” flare jeans paired with an ivory lace trimmed cami from Hale Bob, long fringe vest, floppy hat, and flat sandals. Dress up your flares with AC Collection’s high waisted black dress pants, perfect for the office, business lunch, or a night out.

MAXI DRESS

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While the 60’s shocked the world with the short “Mini” skirt silhouette, the 70’s went the complete opposite direction in fashion with the rise of the “Boho” maxi length. Back as one of this Season’s hottest skirt lengths, designers like Diane von Furstenberg and BCBGMAXAZRIA have updated the maxi dress with fresh patterns and textures for today’s modern style. Known for interesting patterns, “Boho” style, and popular among celebrities from Paris Hilton to Halle Berry, Hale Bob fashion is the perfect place to shop for your favorite maxi dresses and skirts.Get Nicole Richie’s similar look with Hale Bob’s coral floral maxi dress with unique racer back flare. We also love Hale Bob’s halter maxi dresses, flattering for every figure, in bright coral pink or mixed patterns. If maxi dresses aren’t quite for you, try a skirt, perfect for the beach or everyday style. Pair Hale Bob’s purple printed maxi skirt or the zebra print maxi skirt with a flowy ivory blouse and flat sandals. Have a wedding coming up this Summer? We’ve got you covered with Hale Bob’s delicate ivory lace maxi dress or vintage pink jersey maxi. Feel the 70’s vibe, and add  your own maxi dress or skirt to your wardrobe this Season.

 .                                   PEASANT BLOUSE

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From Chloe to Givenchy, peasant blouses were another favorite 70’s-inspired trend to hit the runways this year. With celebs like Carrie Underwood sporting the look, now’s the time to add the peasant blouse to your Spring and Summer wardrobe. This versatile blouse can be paired with your comfy flare jeans or swimsuit for casual days, and also goes perfectly with a sleek pencil skirt or leather leggings for upscale evenings. We love Hale Bob’s beaded black and white peasant tunic or go with some color in the deep navy beaded tunic top. Search the “Cabana” section for more great peasant blouse selections in a wide variety of colors and patterns from Hale Bob.

FLORAL SHORTS

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We can always count on musician Taylor Swift to bring the latest fashion trend to the streets in style. Being best friends with fashion runway model Karlie Kloss, Taylor definitely gets a first hand view on the latest popular styles and how to wear them. Since big floral prints are trending for Spring, we love “the-old-is-now-new” flower patterned shorts. Try Liberty Garden’s cotton trimmed floral chambray shorts paired perfectly with your peasant blouse and flat sandals. Or, go denim with pink and purple floral shorts from Joe’s Jeans. Look for floral print to continue into the Fall Season with floral jeans and pants.

FLORAL DRESS

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Not only are floral bottoms a huge trend this year, but also look for the print in Spring and Summer “Boho” dresses, a throwback to the 70’s. “Boho” styled dresses (Bohemian for short) are characterized by flowing sleeves, a loose fit, and swirling skirt. The style first became popular in the swinging 60’s with the “Hippy” movement based on freedom and letting loose. The style continued into the 70’s with a more “fitted” waistline and bolder patterns. Get your own “Boho” style look with a purple floral drop waist shirt dress from Hale Bob, or go with bolder print in the blue tank dress with twirl skirt. We also love Hale Bob’s black and white silk cotton shirt dress paired with a swimsuit and flat sandals for a walk on the beach or dressed up with strappy heels and a leather clutch for a hot summer night on the town.

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Get groovy and go with the 70’s trend this Spring and Summer. We’ve got you covered from sequined dresses to flare denim to floral dresses and skirts. Shop our wide selection of 70’s-inspired clothing and we’ll keep you fresh and trending all Season long. Remember to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

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TIE DYE: BRINGING BACK THE 60’s

TIE DYE: BRINGING BACK THE 60’s

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Thinking TIE DYE is passé and no longer relevant? Think again. From Alexander Wang to Michael Kors to Gucci, the runways were filled this Spring/Summer 2014 with a new, re-imagined, subtle take on the iconic fashion statement from the late 60’s and early  70’s. TIE DYE had a brief revival in the 90’s, but today the style is back in a fresh way.

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TIE DYE hits the pools, beaches, and boardwalks this summer in style with Hale Bob’s Cabana Live Hot sea blue and green chiffon top. The 3/4 sleeves and waistline gather with drawstrings while the “V” neck takes a more elaborate approach with beautiful bead detailing. Pair with your favorite Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans and Aldo strappy wedges.

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Grab J Crew’s hot Blue bikini swimsuit before the summer’s out. The beautiful TIE DYE deep blue hue perfectly falters every complexion and every woman’s figure.  Pair with Hale Bob’s chic white lace shorts or L Space Swimwear by Monica Wise crochet lace skirt cover-up for chic and stylish walk on the beach.

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Hale Bob adds new meaning to the TIE DYE trend with this chic coral jersey knit maxi dress. The bandeau bodice gathers with halter ties and drops to an elegant floor length. Pair with Prada sunglasses and Helen Kaminski sun hat and you are ready to hit the streets in style.

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For an effortlessly modern casual TIE DYE style, throw on Velvet by Graham & Spencer’s chic rayon romper. Features a billowing TIE DYE shirt, flattering cinched waist, and attached TIE DYE loose shorts. Pair this trendy TIE DYE look with Michael Kors casual kitten strappy heels for a fresh, free you.

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Wear the TIE DYE look to the office in style with Michael Kors blue silk button down blouse, at select Michael Kors stores. Pair with Top Shop chic white tailored blazer and Zara structured white mini skirt with frills for a modern girly look.

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Take the TIE DYE trend for a swing around the dance floor in Hale Bob’s “Bianca” sequined dress. Featuring TIE DYE sequin on jersey silhouette dress with power mesh long sleeves and lining, you’ll shimmer in style all year long. Pair with Jimmy Choo strappy heels for summer and Steve Madden platform booties for colder months.

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Carry the TIE DYE trend into Fall with Gucci’s Resort ’15 blue corded sweater. Pair with your favorite AC Collection flare jeans for a true 60’s vibe, or pair with Hale Bob’s Ponte A-Line skirt for a more sophisticated look. Either way, you’ll feel cozy, comfy, and chic in this TIE DYE trend.

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 Slip into one of this season’s hottest trends– the sheer, half see-through wide leg trouser pant. You’ll look chic and stylish in Asos’s pink TIE DYE pants, pairing with a crisp white T-shirt and sandals for casual, or Hale Bob’s silk charmeuse white cami for a night on the town.

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On skirts, pants, blouses, shorts, swimsuits, TIE DYE is bringing back the swinging 60’s. But this year, you don’t have to be a hippie or a 10-year-old camper to enjoy TIE DYE’s big comeback. Designers across the globe updated the TIE DYE trend this season with subtle and unique touches, pairing the trend with neutral and solid pairings. Go groovy this season, and try on some TIE DYE.

RESORTWEAR: My Favorite Breezy Attire

 

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

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

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

 

 

Resortwear Tunic

TAUPE “TIE DYE” SATIN V-NECK TUNIC

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

Hale Bob Dress

BLACK SILK RUFFLE STRAPLESS DRESS

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

Print Maxi Dress

BLUE SCOOP NECK  MAXI DRESS

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

Halter Swimsuit

WILD THING CUT-OUT HALTER SWIM SUIT

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

Resortwear Crochet Tunic

 TANGERINE “CABANA” COTTON CROCHET TUNIC

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

MAXI DRESS: PRINT IT UP!

 

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

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IVORY JERSEY KNIT MAXI DRESS 

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

 CORAL CHIFFON MAXI DRESS

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

 PINK FLORAL PRINT MAXI DRESS

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

NEUTRAL JERSEY KNIT HALTER MAXI DRESS

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

 BLUE CROCHETED SILK MAXI DRESS

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