SIZZLING SUMMER WORK STYLES

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Don’t let the hottest weeks of Summer cramp your work day style. This week, we’ll show you “cool” ways you can beat the heat and still stay fashionable at the office. Many of this Season’s trendiest styles that we’ve mentioned in our Summer blogs are perfectly suited to fit the workplace. With just the right accessories, your office outfit can transition from day to night, from playtime to work time. Take a look at our top picks that’ll keep you looking fabulous at the office and chic on the streets.

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PATTERNED PENCIL SKIRT

Forgo the solids, and brighten up your Summer work style with a tribal patterned pencil skirt. As the weather warms, pair your skirt with a cool silk camisole and slide on heels, adding a bright fuchsia jacket for chilly offices or after work cocktails. We love Hale Bob’s brightly patterned knit stretch Ponte pencil skirt paired perfectly with a black faux leather tank top. For extra hot days, go with Hale Bob’s silk stretch black embroidered tank or black studded sleeveless top made from 100% silk to help keep you cool. Complete your look with Hale Bob’s bright blue or purple Bolero jacket or go a bit more neutral in black or white.

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WIDE LEG JUMPSUIT

For an all-in-one chic Summer style, try the wide leg jumpsuit. Easily adaptable for the workplace, go “Boho” by pairing your stylish jumpsuit with thick nude wedges or go classic with black patent leather pumps. When the weather is at it’s warmest, look for strapless or tank-styled jumpsuits to keep you cool. We love Liberty Garden’s black lace and twill jumpsuit, newly arrived at our online store Posh at Play. Complete your office style with a trendy lace Kimono from Liberty Garden or top with a sophisticated silk purple scarf from Hale Bob.

Summer Lace dress for the office

IVORY LACE DRESS

From Helo Rocha to Dolce & Gabbana, ivory lace from head-to-toe is all the rage on this year’s runways, and continuing into the Fall Season. Don’t just reserve your lace for weddings or formal occasions. Bring your dress out to work with you this Summer by pairing with leg-lengthening nude ankle strap pumps like Steve Madden’s best seller “Anibell” or go retro with Sergio Rossi’s suede kitten heel pump. Three of our favorite Summer ivory lace dresses to try are Hale Bob’s tailored cool cotton crocheted dress, romantic tank dress, or embroidered mesh dress for chillier workplaces. Your lace dress is sure to keep you cool in the office as well as for after-hours cocktails.

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FLORAL DRESS

Nothing says “Summer” more than a bright floral patterned sundress. Don’t be afraid to bring a little touch of sunshine to the office on your next workday. In order to keep your look “professional,” steer clear from sandals and wedges, and look for more tailored and structured accessories to complete your look. Start with Hale Bob’s purple floral tank dress, featuring a mock-wrap silhouette to hug your feminine curves. Complete your look with Steve Madden’s ankle strap pumps and elegant pearl strand from St. John Collection. We also love Hale Bob’s purple printed long sleeve floral dress if you tend to get chilly at the office or the black and white floral print shirtdress, perfect to pair with a black blazer for a shabby chic style.

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SHORTS AND BLAZER

When the weather becomes unbearable, simply switch out your tailored pants for shorts in the hottest months of Summer. Look for cotton shorts with pleating and cuffs, or patterned silk shorts to keep you cool yet sophisticated at the office. Don’t forget to complete your style with a white button down or silk tank and structured blazer. We love Hale Bob’s black cotton eyelet shorts, sure to keep you cool, or go with the silky black and white printed shorts for a fun patterned style. Complete your look with Hale Bob’s black studded silk tank top and coral printed silk jacket and you are sure to turn heads at the office with your chic work fashion.

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WIDE LEG PANTS AND FLORAL BLOUSE

Bring the Hawaiian Islands to work with you in a colorful floral print blouse paired perfectly with wide leg pants to allow air flow on the hottest Summer days. Not only are wide leg trousers a trending look this Season, but also they will help keep you cooler rather than tight, constricting leggings and pants. We love Hale Bob’s coral silk crinkle tunic or try the black silk floral button down for a more tailored approach. Pair with AC Collection’s black flare jeans or go breezy in Hale Bob’s black studded satin wide leg pants. For after hours errands or dinner with the girls, roll up the cuffs of your blouse and tie in front for a more relaxed, post- work Summer style.

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MAXI DRESS

And finally, as we’ve been talking about the trend all Season long, what better way to wear the maxi dress than in the office. Dress up your maxi dress style by pairing with a vest or jacket at work. Get a similar look as pictured above with Liberty Garden’s black cami crinkle dress topped with AC Collection’s grey scoop neck vest. Change up your maxi dress style by adding Hale Bob’s ivory Bolero jacket or pair with the white studded sleeveless jacket for a bit of glamour. No need to save your maxi dress for the beach or pool. Bring out your Summer style Monday morning at the office.

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What will you add to your weekly office fashion style from your Summer wardrobe collection: your favorite pattered pencil dress and cami, sleeveless jumpsuit, ivory lace dress, floral dress, shorts and blazer, wide leg pants and floral blouse, or maxi dress? This weekend, peruse your closet and see what you have to brighten up your workday week. Too busy to spruce up your Summer work wardrobe? Shop conveniently from your office or home with our easy online store Posh at Play, perfect for the busy working woman. Shop day or night, and with quick delivery service and FREE USPS priority shipping, you’ll be the “fashionista” of your own workplace.

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE: FAVORITE FASHION FINDS FOR THE FOURTH

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Let’s Celebrate Freedom! Independence Day celebrations are upon us and it’s time to think about our favorite fashion finds for the Fourth. No need to overdo with over the top flag related apparel. We’ve got the perfect fashion trends for any and every occasion for you to choose from. Take a look at our favorite Fourth related fashion finds available NOW and start shopping our favorite looks today.

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PATRIOTIC LOOK FOR THE OFFICE

Carry your “independence” to the workplace with a chic striped A-line skirt and polka dot blazer. We love P.A.R.O.S.H.’s embellished A-line red striped skirt paired with Free People’s polka dot blazer. Complete your “July 4th” look with flattering nude colored pumps, cat eye sunglasses, and chunky gold jewelry. Though we love the model’s classic Christian Louboutin “So Kate” nude heels with red soles, get a similar affordable style with Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Bethany” nude pumps, perfect for working hours and easily adaptable to cocktail hour before seeing the fireworks. Don’t be afraid to express your freedom this Season, even at the office.

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STRIPED TOP AND WHITE WIDE LEG PANTS

A great look for office, beach, cocktail hour, or BBQ is a simple blue striped top paired with flowing wide leg silk pants. We love Olive + Oak’s striped button down tank paired with Hale Bob’s studded white wide leg silk pants. Accessorize with sunglasses, Free People’s straw Boho hat, Liberty Garden’s lace Kimono, and flat sandals for daytime July 4th celebrations. Segue into the evening hours by pairing with Tori Burch nude wedges or dance the night away in Alice + Olivia white strappy heels.

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COBALT BLUE LACE DRESS

Nothing says “Patriotic” more than a bright cobalt blue lace dress with red clutch. As mentioned in our “Summer Sundress Style” blog last week, cobalt blue and bright jewel tones were trending on 2015 Spring and Summer Runways this season from Dion Lee to Daniel K to Alexander Wang. Grab Hale Bob’s newest cobalt blue lace trimmed dress paired with Diane Von Furstenberg’s red lizard clutch for perfect July 4th style. You’ll shine in this Season’s trendiest color while also celebrating the red, white, and BLUE.

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STRIPED SHORTS

Perfect for a stroll down the beach or shopping along the Boardwalk before seeing fireworks. Look crisp and clean in a simple button down blouse paired with blue striped shorts and your favorite wedges. Beat the heat by accessorizing with a chic straw hat and cool aviators while waiting for the sun to go down. We love Cusp’s comfy boyfriend striped shorts with Tommy Hilfiger’s patriotic blue button down. Switch up your holiday colors by pairing your shorts with Hale Bob’s white silk button down or go bold and bright in Hale Bob’s bright red silk blouse for perfect July 4th style.

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BOHO TIE DYE

Express your freedom and individuality with this Season’s trendiest “Boho” fashion style. From Etro to Emilio Pucci, designers this Season put a fresh twist on 70’s style Bohemian fashion, updating the look for 2015. Why not try the style this July 4th? Start with Hale Bob’s red, white, and blue tie dyed jersey knit maxi skirt paired with a simple white lace trimmed cami. Complete your “Boho” look with a BCBG white striped floppy hat and gladiator sandals from Steve Madden. If the night turns chilly, grab your ivory lace Kimono from Liberty Garden, and settle down on a cotton beach fringe blanket from Free People to watch the fireworks above.

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RED SKINNY JEANS

Shine bright in one of this Season’s most popular colors- bright red. And what better way to try the latest color trend than with a pair of skinnies at your Fourth of July celebration this weekend. Take a tip from celebrities Solange Knowles and Caitriona Balfe and go red head to toe with DSquared2’s skinny cropped jeans paired with Cusp’s sleeveless red collared blouse or Hale Bob’s red silk long sleeve button down for chillier evenings. Complete your look with Steve Madden black ankle strap sandals and matching black floppy hat from Rag and Bone and you are ready to celebrate in style.

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WHITE LACE

Another popular solid color style for Summer is pure white from head to toe. From Rachel Zoe to Vogue to Elle, fashion advisors across the board are picking up on this Season’s freshest yet romantic take on the all white look. Get your own feminine style with one of Liberty Garden’s newest arrivals and a blast from the fashion past- the white lace skort. First developed in the 1960’s, the “skort” is a pair of shorts with a panel across the front resembling a skirt. The style was revived in the 90’s and is back in a big way this Season. Pair your lace skort with a matching stretch lace floral tunic from Hale Bob or go breezy with Hale Bob’s silk drop waist blouse, accessorized with your favorite wedge sandals or sling back pumps for an elegant fashionable Fourth.

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WHITE SHORTS AND BLUE BLOUSE

Finally, if all else fails and you need to throw together a quick “Fourth of July” look, simply grab a pair of white cut-offs and a flowy blue blouse. If you don’t have white shorts, make your own by cutting off a pair of your favorite white denim jeans. Add a few rips and tears for a “distressed” look. Or get to shopping the style with Citizen’s of Humanity’s white “Manic” cheeky shorts paired perfectly with Hale Bob’s navy silk cotton tunic. Complete your red, white, and blue look by adding red accessories you already have in your closet such as a red handbag, red earrings, a red bracelet, or chic red sandals. If you don’t have any red accessories at home, check out the unique selections at ModCloth.com and find your perfect pieces today.

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This weekend is all about celebrating “the Land of the Free” and what better time to express your individuality than by putting together your own unique Fourth of July style. Whether you’re a “free love child” and prefer the Boho look or you’re a classic and enjoy tailored blouses, there’s a “July 4th” style waiting just for you. We’ve shown you our top fashion picks for the Fourth but we’d love to hear from you, our readers, on just what type of “Independence Day” girl are you? Comment below on what style you will be wearing this weekend. Let freedom ring!

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.

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.

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.

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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.

 

 

THINK GREEN, LIVE GREEN, LOVE GREEN

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The color green has many different meanings in different cultures. It ‘s associated with growth, nature, hope and new beginnings. It’s the first color we see when new plants are sprouting from the ground as the snow disappears – a sign that the cold, dark winter days are behind us and the regeneration of beautiful colored flowers, green rolling hills and birds chirping outside are upon us. This universal color comes to mind when we think of people that have lifestyles that incorporate recycling, composting and driving hybrid cars. Green living is a lifestyle that promotes the preservation of nature by reducing our impact on the planet. Not only does this color promote eco-friendly and hopeful thoughts of summer, but it also brings to mind the holiday right around the corner: St. Patrick’s Day!! This national celebration was named after the Irish patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated with parades, green attire and shamrocks. Known for its emotional calming effect it has on us, we just love to wear green! So why not give green a chance? On those days when you have to go into a stressful meeting, wear green. Who knows, maybe you can be the one calming influence in a hostile environment.

Shift Dress

BLUE “IN THE MIX” VELVET SHIFT DRESS

Make everybody green with envy in this Silk Velvet Shift Dress. Composed of 100% silk with a Hale Bob Print, this green dress is sure thrust you into the spotlight. Pair this with Kassia Thick Mesh Pump by BCBG to complete this look.

Velvet Burnout Dress

“LANIA” BEADED SILK RAYON VELVET BURNOUT DRESS

Thrust into the fashion limelight with this Velvet Burnout Dress. This Green Silk Rayon Burnout Dress is embellished with beads and has a V neckline that ties in the back. Pair this with the Marlow Heel by Coach for added flare.

Green Jersey Top

“IN THE MIX” COWL NECK JERSEY TOP

Take a walk on the wild side in this Silk Rayon Green Jersey Top with its bold print and vibrant colors. Pair these with our Hudson Collin Skinny Jeans and the Clarkson Sandal by Coach to get this look.

Green Silk Top

“KARLIE” SILK TOP

Being green is sexy in this Karlie Green Silk Top. With its loose fit and dark and light green contrast, this top is both comfortable and dramatic. You can dress this down with skinny jeans and sandals or pair this with the Clemento Pump by BCBGeneration for an edgy look. 

Halter Green Top

SILK CHARMEUSE HALTER GREEN TOP

Be the jewel of the party in this Silk Emerald Green Top. With its deep, rich color and luxurious silk material, this top is sure to be a hit at the party. Pair this with our Stretch Black Lace Mini Skirt for this elegant look.