Inspirational Summer Street Style Looks

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When it starts to near the end of a season (thankfully there is still plenty of summer left), and everyone is excited about the fantastic NEW fall fashions, it’s easy to lose inspiration for amazing, unique summer looks. I’ve rounded up 4 smashing summer street style looks that are guaranteed to arouse your fashion senses, and the great part is they are also excellent transitional looks!!

Shop the boyfriend jean looks below.

Thomas Mason for J. Crew Boy Shirt $148.00J Crew Boyfriend Jean In Ludington Wash $135.00 on sale for $115.00

Giuseppe Zanoti Design $662.00 on sale for $332.00L A Hearts Burnout Plaid Shirt $35.95

Stella Jean Bell Knecklace $488 0n sale for $293Anna Baiguera Moccasins $84.00

Here’s more refreshing street style looks to inspire you on days when you just can’t make hide nor hair of your closet. Take that same classic white shirt and pair it with a floral skirt and DVF’s faux snake-skin print heels for a dressier day look. I love the ease of a jumpsuit, and denim is the perfect year round fabric to dress up or down.

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Shop these awesome looks here.

Jealous Tomato Floral Pencil Skirt $79.00Diane Von Furstenburg Kinder Snake-Effect Leather Sandals $350.00

Citizens Of Humanity Jumpsuit - Annaika In Cove $298.00Kate Spade Branton Square - Mills Satchel

Nine West Tatiana Pumps $79.00Vitesse Mirrored Sunglasses $184.00

Clock wise: Thomas Mason for J. Crew Boy Shirt $148.00 // J Crew Boyfriend Jean In Ludington Wash $135.00 on sale for $115.00 // L A Hearts Burnout Plaid Shirt $35.95 // Anna Baiguera Moccasins $84.00 // Stella Jean Bell Knecklace $488 0n sale for $293 // Giuseppe Zanoti Design $662.00 on sale for $332.00

Clockwise: Jealous Tomato Floral Pencil Skirt $79.00 // Diane Von Furstenburg Kinder Snake-Effect Leather Sandals $350.00 Kate Spade Branton Square – Mills Satchel $448.00 on sale for $228.00// Vitesse Mirrored Sunglasses $184.00 //  Nine West Tatiana Pumps $79.00 // Citizens Of Humanity Jumpsuit – Annaika In Cove $298.00.

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Get Up And Dance

Isabel Marant Prenite Embellished Silk-Crepe Top $2365.00 on sale for $946.00ATM Long Yoga Tights $175.00

Valentino Hitch On Cutout Leather Pumps $1145.00M.M. Lafleur The Drop Earrings $175.00

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Paris Crossbody $295.00Sarah Chapman Spot Sticker Set of 16 $40.00

My girlfriends and I decided we all need a night when we can get dolled up, treat ourselves to a nice dinner, and after let off some steam by dancing are a**es off!! And definitely soon! This Isabel Marant Prenite embellished silk top is the prefect starting off point for the night’s look (the fact that it is 60% off is an extra added bonus). Still pricey, but classic enough that you can wear it for ever.

ATM’s yoga tights, made from a featherweight fabric derived from Peru’s abundant beech trees, make them super soft, and the banded cuffs at the ankle lends them an edgy sweat pant look – ideal for dressing down Isabel’s embellished top. Add a pop of color with Valentino’s cutout leather pumps (for an alternate reality click here) – I love this silhouette, and it’s perfect timing, cause I’m over seeing their studded heel on everyone!

With M.M. Lafleur’s drop earrings you don’t have to worry about losing them while dancing the night away. They may sparkle like real diamonds, but these flawless lab-created diamonds are a portion of the price. You can also have some piece of mind; these stones are chemically, physically, and optically identical to mined diamonds, but they’re eco-friendly and conflict-free. To round out your look Rebecca Minkoff’s mini Paris bag is chic and priced just right.

Don’t let a last minute blemish ruin your evening, make sure to have Sarah Chapman’s spot stickers on hand. These entirely invisible, healing spot stickers speed up the recovery from blemishes in a flash. I swear by them!

Clockwise: Isabel Marant Prenite Embellished Silk-Crepe Top $2365.00 on sale for $946.00 // ATM Long Yoga Tights $175.00 // Sarah Chapman Spot Sticker Set of 16 $40.00 // Rebecca Minkoff Mini Paris Crossbody $295.00 // M.M. Lafleur The Drop Earrings $175.00 // Valentino Hitch On Cutout Leather Pumps $1145.00

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Beauty Secrets (That Aren’t So Secret)

Chantecaille Bio Lift ConcealerChristian Dior Pore Minimizer Primer $42.00

Illumask Anti Aging Phototherapy Mask $30 for 30 TreatmentsPhillips Pure Radiance Facial Cleansing System $124.99

My new fav beauty product is actually treatment and make-up in one –  the latest and smartest trend in beauty products — is Chantecaille Bio Lift Concealer. The concealer (outer ring) hides dark circles and blemishes while the core delivers a concentration of anti-wrinkle Hexapeptide to relax existing lines. I’ve been using it for 3 weeks now, and definitely notice a difference in my fine lines.

Another gem is Christian Dior’s pore minimizer primer, a skin-refining primer that ratifies and refines the skin, while it minimizes pores. Allows your make-up to last longer and gives a smooth polish to your skin. Another must have.

A product I haven’t used, yet have heard all sorts of rave reviews about, is Illumask anti-aging phototherapy mask. Uses red and infrared light to stimulate skin-cell turnover and produce collagen and elastin.  I’ve ordered mine and can’t wait to give it a spin. I’ll keep you posted!

Lastly, it was only a matter of time when a company gave Clarisonic’s sonic cleaning brush a run for it’s money. Phillips, Pure Radiance facial cleansing system lets you experience a thorough and deep cleanse every night. Like, it’s competitor it uses unique sonic technology with advanced dual motion, but retails for $70 less. Since I haven’t invested in the Clairsonic yet, it might be worth a try.

Clockwise: Chantecaille Bio Lift Concealer $69.00 // Christian Dior Pore Minimizer Primer $42.00 // Phillips Pure Radiance Facial Cleansing System $124.99 // Illumask Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask $30 For 30 Treatments

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Manic Monday

Hermes Clic H Enamal Bracelet $650.00

I’ve had my eye on this bracelet for a long time. I used to think it was to cliche and I shyed away from wearing designers logos. But I’ve reconsidered. I realize it is a classic and chic (especially the blue and gold combo). This is a bangle you will be able to leave your children!!

Here are a few other bangles I’m lovin for this fall season.

Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Bracelet $345.00Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Skull Bangle $485.00

Alexis Bittar Lucite Liquid Metal Bangle $245.00Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Bracelet $85.00

 

Hermes Clic H Enamal Bracelet $650.00

Clockwise: Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Bracelet $345.00 // Alexander McQueen Studded Leather Skull Bangle $485.00 // Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Bracelet $85.00 // Alexis Bittar Lucite Liquid Metal Bangle $245.00

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This week’s Wish List

This Week's Wish List

I’ve been trying to put off reporting on this Fall’s fashion with, what I think, are fairly good results. I am trying to squeeze out every ounce of summer I can (it as been whizzing by at a speed that seems faster than light), but with Fall clothing everywhere you look — stores, magazines and the internet –  it’s been close to impossible.

This week’s wish list is a collection of items I’m coveting for fall, like these must have Gucci horsebit ankle boots (which are also sublime as to-the-knee boots). I’m equally as crazy for DKNY’s faux fur striped coat. It’s almost close to impossible to get faux fur that looks and feels this close to the real thing.

But I haven’t forgotten about the rest of our summer days, Jennifer Fisher’s knot choker which comes in gold, rose gold and silver (wear all three colors at once for a great layering look) knows no bounds when it comes to season. And, after searching for a unique side table I came across this ‘Twist Table’ by Stockholm & Phillip Edis. It’s perfect for housing my favorite coffee table books!

Now let’s get back to enjoying the rest of summer!

1. Gucci Horsebit Ankle Boot $995.00 // 2. Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora $195.00 // 3. Stilla Tools Of The Trade Brush Set $28.00 //4. DKNY Faux Striped Fur Coat $495.00 // 5 a. Saint Laurent Monogramme Suede Shoulder Bag $1850 // 5 b. Jennifer Fisher Gold Knot Choker // 6. Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner $24.00 // 7. Design House Stockholm & Phillip Edis Twist Table $550.00 on sale for $385.00 // 8. Thomaspaul Elephant Throw $390

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Trend Report – Block Heels

Salvatore Ferragamo Block Heel PumpJimmy Choo Iris Square Toe Patent Pumps $545.00

Charles & Keith Open Toe Heels $66.00Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Block Heel Pumps $595.00

Light Pink Patent Rhinestone Heel Sandals $80.00Roger Vivier Pilgrim Buckle Pumps $788.00

I’ve been yearning for a pair of Roger Vivier shoes for years now. The pilgrim buckle is divine, and it makes for the perfect block heel pump – classic and chic. The Salvatore Ferragamo heels are another favorite, as are the River Island sandals with the rhinestone heel – so fun!

Actually I’m loving this silhouette for many reasons besides being versatile – looks fab with dress/skirts and cropped pants – and chic. At 5’10″ when I wear heels I tower over most of my friends, which most of the time is fine, but there are times when it’s nice to wear a heel and not top 6′.

Clockwise: Salvatore Ferragamo Block Heel Pump $625.00 // Jimmy Choo Iris Square Toe Pumps // Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Block Heel Pumps $595.00 // Roger Vivier Pilgrim Buckle Pumps $788.00 // River Island Light Pink Patent Rhinestone Heel Sandals $80.00 // Charles & Keith Open Toe Heels $66.00

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Slide On Over

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I’ve been fancying a pair of black criss-cross slides all summer long, and at $80.00 Seed Heritage’s pair on the top of my list.  The most comfortable of all sandals, slides have no heel strap or thong to wear in. And, since summer is about easy breezy, slides are the definite sandal to invest in.

While I love all the slides above, the #1 slide on the top of my list, is not the easiest one to come by — they don’t stay in stock long!

Herme’s Oran Box Leather Sandals

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1) Seed Heritage Leather Cross Over Slide $80.00 // 2) Bottega Veneta Metallic Intrecciato Leather Slides $590.00 // 3) American Apparel Capri Slide Sandal $80.00 // 4) Birkenstock Arizona Textured-Leather Slides $210.00 // 5) Chloe Double Monk Slide $845.00 // 6) Joie Sable Sandal $155.00

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Cuff Em

Feel like adding a touch of the punk vibe from the late 80′s, early nineties to your look, maybe with a touch of elegance infused in? The ear cuffs of today, with a stronger runway presence every year from there Fall 2013 debut, have become a trend that has spread like wildfires – think Cruise 2015 and celebrity sightings on numerous red carpets and beyond.

I am particularly found of the asymmetrical look of wearing one singular ear cuff for an edgier effect. Tory Burch’s jeweled drop earring cuff, and Maria Francesca Pepe’s embellished ear cuff are two of my favs. If you feeling feminine, and less showy, turn to Ariel Gordon‘s diamond link ear cuff with its delicate nature.

Another edgy yet glamorous look for evening is wearing just one of Shay Accessories black crystal clip on cuffs. Or, try Arme De L’Amour Gold-plated ear cuff for a simpler day feel. What ever your flavor, I believe there is an ear cuff out there for you!

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Clockwise from top left: Tory Burch Jeweled Drop Earring Cuff $165.00 // Ariel Gordon Jewelry Diamond Link Ear Cuff $365.00 Shop Bop // Shay Accessories Crystal Clip On Ear Cuffs $200.00 Shop Bop // Vida Fede Rose Gold Half Moon ear Cuff $265.00 Shoptiques //  Arme De L’Amour Gold-plated Ear Cuff $65.00 Net-a-Porter // Maria Francesca Pepe Embellished Ear Cuff $102.50 Far Fetch

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And On The 7th Day

Usually, I get a manicure on Friday and I’m lucky if it lasts till Monday. I’ve tried many brands, bringing in my own new bottles, even pricey designer ones (which admittedly might last a day longer), but it was pretty much the same story — a manicure that would never last a week.

The last few weeks I’ve been trying CND’s Vinylux at Montana Nails in Santa Monica. I could always count on Hong, my manicurist (one of the best in the business), to make my nails look and feel amazing. Now with Vinylux (and Hong) my manicure easily last for 7 days.

Vinylux Weekly Polish, and its top coat, is a breakthrough polish that works its magic without a base coat. Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology to deliver its week-long wear. It comes in an array of 71 fashionable, smashing colors. This summer try Cream Puff or my choice, Studio White . Check out my Instagram for pics.

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