COUNTRY CHIC

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With fringe, floppy hats, and cowboy booties trending for Spring 2015, it’s time to add a little “country” into your wardrobe this Season. From Emilio Pucci’s fringe to Diane Von Furstenberg’s gingham, country style chic was all the rage on the runways for Spring 2015. As the weather warms and we move into the Spring and Summer months, chill out, relax, and adapt a bit of Southern charm to your style. Take a look at some of our favorite “country chic” outfits and accessories that we can’t wait to try this year.

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DENIM AND LACE

A quintessential “country” style is pairing lace with denim. Look through your own wardrobe and pair these two items together for perfect Southern style. Or get to shopping with Hale Bob’s white lace tunic paired with Citizen’s of Humanity’s denim shorts. For chillier Spring nights, top your lace tunic with “The Chelsea” skinny jeans from Joe’s Jeans. Complete the “country” look with a pair of Boot Barn’s “Shyanne” western boots with an embroidered floral pattern for a touch of feminine charm.

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Switch around your lace and denim with lace on the bottom and denim on the top for a completely different look. We love Hale Bob’s cool cotton ivory crochet maxi dress paired with a light denim top from J Crew. Accessorize with a turquoise necklace, bangles, and K. Jacques fringed flat sandals from Neiman Marcus and you are ready to hit the trails.

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PLAID

Another look to add to your denim shorts is a checkered plaid shirt. With checkers and gingham hitting the runways this Season, now is the perfect time to bring out the plaid. Pair your cut offs with a red plaid shirt from J Crew or go sleeveless with Hudson’s soft blue plaid button up. Just add a pair of Born Torrin booties from Macy’s and you’ll have the perfect western “country” style fashion for Spring.

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DISTRESSED FLARE DENIM

Nothing says “country casual” more than distressed denim jeans. Update the look for Spring 2015 with this Season’s trendy flare wide leg style. To get the look pictured above, we love True Religion’s distressed “patchwork” denim jeans paired with wedge sandals and a graphic tee from Free People. For another distressed style, go with 1921’s light wash flare jeans paired with a plain white camisole topped with Free People’s silky duster for perfect summer styling.

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TUNIC DRESS

A quick, easy solution to achieve chic country styling this Season is the tunic dress. Simply throw on the dress, pair with booties by Kate Spade and you are ready for any occasion morning, noon, and night. Check out the great selection of Hale Bob tunic dresses online and grab a few for fashionable Spring and Summer styling without all the fuss. Perfect for those busy days when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare. The tunic dress will have you staying chic and fashionable with a touch of that “western” flare.

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FLOPPY WESTERN HAT

A simple way to add a little “country” to your everyday style without changing your entire wardrobe is to accessorize. The floppy hat easily pairs with any of your wardrobe staples and is a cost effective addition to your Spring fashion. By adding this one accessory, you can bring a whole new look to your usual outfits. We love San Diego Hat Company’s floppy western hats in a wide variety of colors and styles. Try pairing your floppy hat with black stretch leggings from Hale Bob and a sheer lace black tunic for a little feminine touch. Add a pair of black suede booties from Sam Edelman for the perfect finishing look.

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EMBELLISHED HANDBAG

Another easy but stylish accessory to add to your “western” style collection is the embellished handbag. Look for an oversized clutch or over-the-shoulder purse decorated with silver, turquoise and coral, quintessential “country” gems. We love the embellished beaded clutch from Berry or the beaded cross body handbag from Street Level. Check out the great selection of authentic “southern” handbags with unique leather beaded designs, including this year’s trending fringe, at Cimarron River Company.

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THE COWBOY BOOT

This Season designers brought back western wear’s iconic cowboy boot. From Felder Felder’s knee highs to Gucci’s suede to Louis Vuitton’s booties, be sure to add this shoe into your wardrobe collection for Spring. For a classic cowboy style, we love Shepler’s. The online store allows you to shop your own boot style according to toe shape, height, material, and price for a “personalized” shopping experience. If you are less inclined to adapt full western wear, Steve Madden’s fringe booties are a perfect option, great to pair with your summer shorts or cropped jeans.

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LEATHER VEST

Adapting the “country chic” style this Season can be as simple as throwing on a leather western vest over your outfit. The leather vest is a great layering option for chillier days, and perfect to pair with your evening attire for cool nights. You can dress up your western leather vest by layering over Hale Bob’s pink floral maxi dress or dress down by pairing with your favorite denim jeans and a tee. We love AC Collection’s “Kim Leather Look” vest fitted perfectly to hug your feminine silhouette.

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FRINGE

If all of our favorite “western” styled fashions just seem a little too country to suit your taste, stay in style with a bit of fringe. A huge trend on the Spring 2015 Runways, fringe is cropping up everywhere from handbags, to skirts, to dresses, to jackets, to shoes. Or take a tip from celebrities like Jessica Chastain and Rose Byrne with a new “fringe” haircut fresh for the Season. We are loving this trend so much that one of our staff just bought a fringe handbag for her Spring and Summer purse. We love the bright blue Rebecca Minkoff fringe handbag from Neiman Marcus or try a suede fringe skirt from Cusp. Stand out in style at the beach or pool with a chic fringe bikini top from Free People, perfect to pair with a maxi skirt or shorts for summer styling.

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Spring is the time to kick up your heels and hit the trails with “country chic” fashion wear. Whether it’s pairing lace with denim, shopping for a plaid shirt, wide leg pant, or tunic dress to add to your wardrobe, or including an accessory like a floppy hat, an embellished handbag, boots, or a leather vest to your outfit, be sure to incorporate a little “western” touch this Season. Be on the lookout for our favorite fringe trend this Spring and Summer, and include into your fashion collection.  Have a little fun this year and find ways to adapt to the best in fashion while modifying different elements to suit your style and taste.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR: A FASHIONABLE, FUN AND FLIRTY VALENTINE’S DAY

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All you need is Love….and a little bit of fashion. As Valentine’s Day approaches, follow our fashion guide for the BEST styles suitable for whatever you may have planned for your special day. Whether a night out with the girls, a romantic dinner or a cozy evening at home, we have you covered for all your Valentine’s Day fashion needs. See our “sizzling” selections below, and start planning your fashion style for the most romantic day of the Season.

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RED DENIM JEANS

For a great all day Valentine’s look, we love red denim skinny jeans paired with a white Tee and blazer. What better time to try one of this Season’s hottest denim trends than Valentine’s Day. We love J Brand Jeans’ red “Zoey” Biker Chic skinny jeans paired with Saks Fifth Avenue’s slouchy white Tee and Hale Bob’s white Bolero jacket. Complete your Valentine’s Day look with Tory Burch nude strappy heels and you are ready to run your Valentine’s Day errands in style.

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FLIRTY FLORAL DRESS

Valentine’s Day fashion doesn’t have to include just red and pink colors. Think out of the box this Season, and grab a flirty, fun, floral dress, trending for Spring 2015. As mentioned in our “Trending Prints for Spring 2015” blog, designers now are using floral prints in new and creative ways this year. We love Hale Bob’s floral lace dress, with a “mixed media” trendy appeal. Pair your floral dress with Steve Madden chunky booties for an edgy look, or pair with Giuseppe Zanotti black heels for an elegant style.

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RED JACKET

Carry holiday fun into the workplace with whimsical accessories. For your perfect Valentine’s Day look for the office, we love a bright cherry red blazer paired with a chic polka dot pencil skirt. Try BCBGMAXAZARIA ‘s red blazer, and a Ronny Komo pencil skirt, paired with a J Brand white chiffon camisole. Complete your Valentine’s Day office look with a swipe of Mac’s Russian red lipstick and Nine West red heels and you are sure to turn heads in the workplace this Valentine’s Day.

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ROMANTIC RED GOWN

Valentine’s Day, a lovers holiday, is the perfect time to plan an elegant dinner or attend a grand party in style with your sweetheart. For the most formal of occasions, think big, bold glamorous style. We love Hale Bob’s silk Charmeuse gown in deep ruby red. With such a bold statement dress, only minimal accessories are needed. Pair your look with simple but elegant diamond studs, a dainty diamond drop necklace, and a single diamond tennis bracelet. For such a grand occasion, splurge on Jimmy Choo’s champagne leather strap sandals and you’ll feel just like “Cinderella” with your Prince Charming.

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SWEET PINK SWEATER

Charm your friends and family with a bright pink sweater for Valentine’s Day fun. Start with White + Warren’s bright pink cashmere sweater layered over a chic Hale Bob polka dot blouse, paired with Hudson’s Beth Baby bootcut jeans. Accessorize with bright white items from your wardrobe such as pearls, a white watch, a white handbag, and chic white Armani ballerina flats. No time to fix your hair? No problem. Simply twist your hair into a high topknot at the crown of your head, secured loosely with a few pins, and you are ready to step out in style.

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BLACK LACE DRESS

One of our favorite Valentine’s Day looks, flattering on any body, is the LBD- Little Black Dress. You can’t go wrong with a chic black dress, accessorized with red accents for Valentine’s. We love Hale Bob’s off the shoulder stretch lace dress, perfect for the occasion. Complete the look with Diane von Furstenberg hot red velvet heels, a funky LuLu Guinness red lips clutch, and a swipe of red lipstick, and you are ready to hit the city in style.

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FLORAL MAXI SKIRT

Go “Boho” chic this Valentine’s in a sweeping floral maxi dress, a popular trend on the Runways for Spring 2015. Designers like Emilio Pucci and Vera Wang displayed romantic, flowing floral dresses and skirts in their Spring 2015 collections this season, and what better day to feel romantic than on Valentine’s Day. We love Liberty Garden’s floral print maxi skirt paired with a sheer lace shouldered white tank from alice + olivia. Complete your whimsical “Boho” look in style with Calvin Klein nude-colored sandals, or go casual with Prada’s nude-colored wedge sandal.

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BLACK PANTSUIT

A popular trend on the Runways and Red Carpet this Season is the sleek black pantsuit. Celebrities from Margot Robbie to Jane Fonda to Gwen Stefani have been spotted all season wearing the one-piece jumpsuit in style. We love Hale Bob’s chic sleeveless black pantsuitand try pairing with Tory Burch classic ankle strap heels in new nude for a streamlined look or get funky with Vivienne Westwood’s pink heart pumps perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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RED HEART SWEATER

Rainy day Valentine’s Day? No problem. You can still look chic and stylish as you step out this holiday season with a cute “heart” sweater. We love Shop Bop’s heart-patterned red sweater paired with Hudson Collin skinny jeans and bright red Hunter rain boots. Accessorize your style with red Baggallini water proof handbag and a cute Tom Tailor heart umbrella, perfect to keep you dry AND trendy this Valentine’s Day.

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RED CAMI

For a chill, relaxed Valentine’s Day, we love the look of a camisole blouse paired with your favorite black skinny jeans for a “no fuss” casual style. Try Hale Bob’s red lace camisole paired with Rock Revival’s black skinny jeans. Accessorize with wedge sneakers from Chloe for a casual day of activities, or go with black ankle strap leather sandals from Ted Baker London for lunch out with the girls. If you take a “no nonsense” approach to the holiday, this look is for you.

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However you choose to spend Valentine’s Day, you are sure to sizzle in style with our top holiday picks, from casual and elegant. Whether you choose to “go all out” with a fancy dinner in a flowing dress, heels and diamonds or opt for a casual evening in watching romantic movies in your favorite skinny jeans and cami, you can still celebrate the holiday fashionably chic. How will you dress for Valentine’s Day? Post YOUR Valentine’s Day outfit below. We’d love to hear from you.

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.

Italian Chic, Caio Bella!

Italians are well known for their great sense of style, rich culture, art and music.  In the 11th and 12th centuries during the peak of the Renaissance, fashion and art became an important staple in Italian society.  This was a time when artistic development was at its peak bringing about the beautiful fashion and culture we know today.  When you hear such words as Bella, Graziosa and Simpatica, a beautiful Italian woman comes to mind.  They are known for their unrivaled beauty, passion for life, and uncanny ability to put together an outfit with impeccable style and ease.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 4.30.26 PM  Sophia Loren and Monica Belluci are two famous Italian icons.  They are among the most beautiful actresses of all time and have won countless awards for their acting.  With their stunning beauty and classic style, they are the epitome of the Italian woman.  Milan, Italy is known to be one of the top fashion capitals next to Paris, London, and New York City.  It’s home to the most celebrated fashion houses in the world such as Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.  Some of the best fashion magazines have come from Italy such as Glamour, Vanity Fair, Elle and Vogue.

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Italian women aren’t the only ones turning heads on the streets of Milan.  The men take great pride in their appearance and have a timeless sense of style.  They have managed to make an art out of looking polished with little to no effort.  A few of the great Italian designers responsible for these hot men walking the streets in Italy are Giorgio Armani and Prada.

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Italy has many hidden gems such as Positano and Manarola.  These small towns were built on mountainsides and display breathtaking views of the ocean.  Italy is famous for its beautiful architecture such as the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, The Colosseum in Rome, and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.  You can also find some of the most sought after paintings in the world in Italy such as The Birth of Venus, or The Creation of Adam painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.  The charm and character of this country is endless.  This is probably why there has been such a fascination with the Italian culture.  So bring a little Italy into your lives with our Italian inspired dresses, maxi skirts and wide leg pants.

Silk Print Dress SILK PRINT DRESS

Feel as though you just stepped into Venice with our Italian Riviera Silk Dress.  Its vibrant colors and feminine style will add a little Italian Chic to your wardrobe.  Pair with the Dina Suede Pump by Alice + Olivia to get this look.

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Spring forward with this Italian inspired Silk Shirt Dress.  With its easy effortless style, this is sure to become one of your favorites.  For added flare, wear the Kiri Teardrop Pendant Necklace by Kendra Scott.

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Walk under the Tuscan sun in this season’s hottest colors.  This Hale Bob Silk Sleeveless Top has a macrame fringe that frames the neckline.  With its unique style it will definitely be a great addition to your summer wardrobe.  Pair this top with our Cotton Sateen White Skinny Pants to complete this look.

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Add a twist of bold and beautiful to your wardrobe.  This Maxi Skirt is fun and flirty.  With its vibrant colors and attention-grabbing bold prints, you will be the talk of the Riviera. 

Wide Leg Pants “CAMDEN, SLICE OF SUMMER” STUDDED WIDE LEG PANTS

Get an instant Italian chic look in these Wide Leg White Pants.  These pants offer a fresh, sophisticated look that can be worn casually strolling on the beach or dressed up with the Mallory Ankle Strap Pump at Nordstrom.  These are a must-have in every girl’s wardrobe this season.

 

 

CABANA COUTURE

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

Black Tunic

 “SECRET GARDEN” SILK EMBROIDERED KIMONO BLACK TUNIC TOP

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

Navy Tunic

SILK VOILE NAVY TUNIC

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

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“SWEET SENSATION” COTTON BLACK SILK TUNIC

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

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 FLORAL EYELET “INDIAN SUMMER” BLACK TUNIC

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

Cotton Maxi Dress

IVORY “LIVIN EASY” COTTON MAXI DRESS

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

Tie Dye Maxi Skirt

NEUTRAL  “MAI TAI” CABANA TIE DYE MAXI SKIRT

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