GET STYLED BY SUMMER’S FAVORITE “FANCY PANTS”

 

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This week, fashion critics and magazine editors worldwide are buzzing over iconic model Kate Moss’s latest “going out” style. It’s time to toss basic denim to the side, and take note of this Summer’s “fancy pant” trend.

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“Yana” Printed Jersey Pants
“Gretchen” Printed Palazzos 

On and off the runway, the model has consistently made fashion’s key looks her own by  putting a luxe spin on boho chic, elevating rock star style, and even giving a haute twist to girl-boss dressing. We admire her way of adapting trending fashion, making it suit her body, and putting her own unique style into it.

Rock Kate Moss’s look here:
“Margaux” Metallic Floral Cropped Capris

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TAILORED WIDE LEG PANTS

Take a cue from Kate Moss and forgo basic black in favor of pastels and bold colors this Summer. Turn heads like a star and shine bright in your own favorite color pants this season. We like cool coral wide leg pants offset by a lovely polka dot blouse, perfect for the office or business meetings. Carry your look to lunch with the girls by changing into your favorite ballerina flats, or chill at the pool by switching to sandals, a straw floppy hat, unbuttoning your blouse at the bottom and tying the ends for a loose “crop top” style.

Also try this pretty printed tailored style:
“Celeste” Crepe De Chine Printed Trousers

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RETRO 70’S TIE DYE PRINT

For the young at heart, why not throwback to vintage 70’s style with a pair of tie dye wide leg pants. With”Boho chic” trending this season, now is the perfect time to have a little fun with fashion. We like black and white printed wide leg pants paired with a flowy button down and strappy sandals for the perfect summer office look. Or, if you’re feeling a bit daring, go with a bright teal tie dye look over your favorite swimsuit on the way to the pool or beach. Get groovy and have a little throwback fun with your Summer style.

Go retro 70’s with these pants:
“Josefa” Black And White Tie Dye
“Sawyer” Teal Tie Dye

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LOVELY LACE

Our other favorite “Boho chic” style this Summer is lace crochet. From ponchos, to shorts, to blouses, to dresses, this is the perfect Season to feel free and fancy in lovely lace. Dressed up or dressed down, try out Summer’s lacy style with your own pair of white ivory lace crochet palazzo pants. To avoid clashing and too much “bulk”, be sure to offset your lace wide leg bottoms with a smooth, fitted top, accentuating a small waistline. You can dress up your lace pant style with a pretty pink satin draped top  and strappy sandals for nighttime dinner and dancing. However you choose to wear your lace, you are sure to bring a touch of romance to your summer fun.

Try these other lacy favorites as well:
“Sosanna”Black Lace Crochet Pants
“Ines”Grey Crepe De Chine Lace Pants
Black “Summer” Printed Lace Pants

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TROPICAL FLORAL

Life can move by at a frantic pace at times so take some time to stop and smell the roses. And while you’re relaxing, why not wear the pattern on pretty wide leg pants this Summer. Perfect for the beach, a trip to the pool, or “on holiday,” these comfy yet stylish floral pants are sure to become your favorite Summer wardrobe essential this season.

Other favorite floral prints to try:
“Lili” Crepe De Chine Pants
“Basia” Butterfly Beat Pants

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FLORAL FOR WORKOUTS

Summer is the perfect time to keep working on that “bikini body.” In addition to working out at your favorite gym, you can also take advantage of the nicer weather and take your exercise regime to the great outdoors. Enjoy and indulge in nature as you jog along the coastline, take a walk in the park, bike the trails, or hike the mountains. Toss your basic black to the side, and put a little fun into your workout wardrobe this Season with a pair of bold, floral leggings. And, when your routine is finished, simply trade out your sneakers with sandals and you are ready for all your favorite Summer activities.

Check out our favorite:
Coral Floral Pink Leggings

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PRINTED PANTSUIT

It’s not just models like Kate Moss that we can learn fashion ideas from. Superstar and singer Beyonce rocks a warm mustard colored tribal print jumpsuit, cropped at the cuffs for an updated Summer style. Get her similar look with a sleeveless patterned pantsuitWith such a lovely pattern, you don’t need a lot of accessories to complete your look. A simple pair of sunnies and your favorite sandals or heels will do. Don’t be afraid to go big and go bold this Summer.

Get a similar Look to Beyonce:
“Cierra” Tribal Print Jumpsuit

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CROPPED FLORALS

Jumpsuits aren’t your style? You can still get in on the floral trend with a pair of pretty floral patterned cropped pants. Perfect for any occasion casual to dressy, the cropped pant is also a fabulous transitional piece from Summer to Fall. Not only can you enjoy your cropped pants now paired with tanks and tees, but also take them into the chillier Season layered over your favorite sweaters and jackets.

In addition to our favorite mentioned above, try these too:
Printed Pink Floral Capris

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Don’t be afraid to go big and go bold this Summer with a pair of pretty pastel wide legs, lovely lace, tribal jumpsuit, or floral crop pants. Embrace the colors of the Season, from the softness of Pantone’s “quartz rose” color of the year, to Summer’s sunny yellow, to the romance of bright floral patterns. Store your denim and darker colors at the back of your closet for Summer and bring out the brights. Not only will you “feel” the fun of the Season, but you might also just brighten someone else’s day with your energetic spirit.

Try these bold favs:
“Psychedelic” Blue Printed Wide Leg Pants
“Briella” Bright Pink Printed Palazzos
“Reptile” Printed Lime Green Silk Pants

Whichever “fancy pants” choice you decide to try this Summer, always remember to
 be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

 

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.

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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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WHITE AFFAIR

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 4.32.47 PM Have you ever wondered why when you see the color white an overwhelming feeling of calm and relaxation washes over you?  Research has proven that colors have a profound impact on how you feel.  It was thought a long time ago that white was the absence of color, but it’s actually the opposite.  Thanks to Sir Isaac Newton we have the correct info.  The color white is actually a combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum. White has come to symbolize peace, purity, innocence, honesty, cleanliness, fresh starts, perfection, modernism and sophistication.   It can give you a different feeling in the way that it’s used.  For example, if used with casual cotton clothing or on canvas furniture you would get a relaxed, casual feel but if used with a leather jacket or white tufted modern couches you would get a more contemporary modern feel. Anytime I walk into Pottery Barn and see a cushy oversized white couch, I just have an urge to lay down, prop up my feet, grab a good book and a blanket and relax.  Of course, I don’t do this, I’m pretty sure Pottery Barn won’t be too happy with me.  People that tend to be drawn to this color usually long for a simpler and more relaxing existence.  With today’s crazy fast paced world, I can see why white décor has become the latest trend.  Maybe it’s our way of slowing down, sitting back and smelling the roses.

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The ever so popular White Party has been held annually for decades.  The décor is white, crisp, fresh, classy and the party has events all day preceding up to the big event at night—One Blowout Bash with plenty of food, celebrities and entertainment.  It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year, where the elite show off their newest white clothes, drink champagne and mingle with the wealthy.  These types of parties have become so popular they are now held in places such as Chicago, Alabama and Canada.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 4.35.11 PMWe love this dress Kerry Washington is wearing.  She looks elegant and classy in this White Evening Gown. http://www.pinterest.com/poshatplay/white-affair/

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Breeze into summer with these super chic white shorts.  Combined with cotton and sateen and embellished with gold sequins, these shorts will have you bringing in the summer season in style.  Pair this with the Ambrosia Pump by Racheal Zoe to complete this look.

Silk Cargo Pants WHITE SILK CARGO PANTS

This is a must-have this season.  These white silk charmeuse cargo pants are polished yet comfortable.  You can dress these up with a pair of heels or down with your favorite Tory Burch sandals.  Pair this with our Ivory Braided Chain Silk Cami to complete this look.

White Knit DressBEADED KNIT BLOUSON WHITE KNIT DRESS

Heat up the season in this sizzling white jersey knit dress.  With its beaded detail and sliced envelope sleeves, this white dress offers a fresh new take on your summer wardrobe.  For an instant pretty, pair this with Michael Kors Mallory City Sandal.

Wide Leg White Pants“CAMDEN” WIDE LEG WHITE PANTS

Love these White Lace Pants.  They are sophisticated and sexy with their contrast piping and lace detail.  Pair this with our Silk Charmeuse Lace Cami to get this look.

Hi Low SkirtWHITE SATIN HI LOW SKIRT

This white skirt is pretty, fun, free-spirited and perfect for any summer occasion.  It’s incredibly versatile and can be worn for a night on the town or for a casual day at the beach. This twirl worthy skirt is sure to become one of your summer favorites. Pair with our Pink Jersey Knit Halter Top to complete this look.

White VestSTUDDED HIGH-LOW WHITE VEST

Done in poly satin, this stylish layering piece is draped to perfection. With its high low hem and studded detail neckline,  this vest gives you an edgy-meets-feminine look.  Pair with our Skinny Hudson Jeans and the Krandie Bootie by Vince Camuto to complete an edgy look. 

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.

Silk Shirt DressCORAL “ITALIAN RIVIERA” CREPE SILK SHIRT DRESS

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.

Silk TopYELLOW SLEEVELESS SILK TOP

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.

Chiffon Maxi SkirtMULTI CHIFFON MAXI SKIRT

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.