I'm Shopping For: Espadrilles

Espadrille Shoes

For those of us guilty of not always having a pedicure when the weather heats up, it is essential to have cute summer shoes that cover up our toes. This my friends is why espadrilles are a must have for your summer shoe wardrobe! From classic slip-on Soludos to lace-up styles, these are more than a few espadrilles on my wish list!

Committed to sandals in summer? Shop these sassy sandal espadrilles:


Beauty Beat: Beach Hair

Nothing says summer beauty like carefree, wavy, beach hair. Frequent beach hair style setters include celebrities Kate Hudson, Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively, who all bring  nouveau bohemian beauty to the forefront of fashion. 

beach hair

As a girl who grew up by the beach and spent summer days in the sun, intentional (and unintentional) beach hair has long been a go-to style for me.  The easiest way to get carefree waves is with hair product and your hands (SheKnows gives instructions here). My suggestion is to embrace the untamed when it comes to this hairstyle. Don't try to control which way your hair falls, just put in some product, scrunch and let air dry (unless you're in a hurry and then a diffuser will help speed up the process).

From sea salt sprays to volumizing foams, below are some of the best products (including the three I use) to get effortless, sexy, summer hair.

beach waves hair products

1. BUMBLE & BUMBLE Surf Spray - This is perhaps the most well known sea salt spray on the market and really gives realistic "beach waves". I love using this for when I'm really spending a day in the sun or on a casual weekend. I can't wait to try the new shampoo and conditioner in the Surf line Try all 3 products in this travel set

2. NOT YOUR MOTHERS Beach Babe - At $5.99 this is the best choice for those who aren't committed to wearing their hair in carefree waves on a regular basis. Users commend the great scent and light properties of the spray. 

3. BAMBOO BEACH Ocean Waves - I adore the smell of this product and bought it after seeing my thick maned coworker come in with perfect boho waves. I have to say although it is the way to go for women with thicker hair, it can weigh down fine hair (like mine). 

4. KMS Curl Up Wave Foam - I own KMS Curl Up Spray which gives the most defined waves and curls out of the products I've tried. I'm looking forward to testing this foam which is said to give more volume (which my limp hair needs)!

5. JOSIE MARAN Bohemian Waves - I recently started using Josie Maran products and can attest that they really are all that and a bag of chips. Her Bohemian Wave spray is said to give soft touchable and hydrated waves. This is on my list of 'Must Try' hair products. 

6. AVEDA Be Curly - For you lucky ladies blessed with natural curls, Aveda's Be Curly will help de-frizz and tame your locks, that way you can look like you spent a day in the sun without the damage. 

So, what do you think about beachy hair? Is this a look you like in the summer or all year around? Any great products I'm missing that I should try?


Gone Pineapples!

pineapple fashion

You may not be vacationing on a tropical island, but that doesn't mean you can't show your love of pina coladas! Street style starts are going bananas for pineapple prints and have taken to wearing the tropical fruit on everything from dresses to shoes

 Pineapple Handbags

My favorite way to show my love of pineapples? With a pineapple print handbag of course! If your bag game is already strong, incorporate the flirty fruit into your outfit with cheeky pineapple print shoes and clothing for a look that says Summer. 

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Picture Perfect! Self-Portrait Dresses

 Self-Portrait white dress
Self-Portrait lace dresses
Self-Portrait black lace dress
Self Portrait dresses

"Take My Picture" is what you'll be thinking when wearing Self-Portrait! The London based brand Self-Portrait creates feminine frocks that combine inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s with modern touches to create unique and inspiring dresses perfect for wearing to a wedding, on a date, a polo match or a girls night out! Celebrities love Self-Portrait, and its been seen on fashion influencers from  from Olivia Palermo to Rachel McAdams to Miranda Kerr. So next time you want to treat-yo-self with a dress sure to turn heads, look no further!

**Images via Self-Portrait, Forward and Net-a-Porter


Fashion Quote Friday: Naomi Campbell

  "Check your lipstick before you come and talk to me." 
- Naomi Campbell

BOW DOWN to the queen of shade, supermodel Naomi Campbell! In honor of Ms. Campbell's birthday this weekend, I thought it only appropriate to share one of her epic snaps from the model competition reality show, The Face.  Naomi Campbell didn't restrain when telling fellow model judge Coco Rocha "Check your lipstick before you come and talk to me." I guess purple isn't her favorite shade... 

To delight in more of Naomi Campbell's bad behavior (including throwing a cell phone at OPRAH!!), check out some of her most infamous moments on my story on Glam
Check out Naomi Campbell's Most Infamous Moments
by Chelsea  @ A Bit of Sass at Mode


Accessory Alert: Boater Hats

boater hat style

If you're a hat girl like I am, it's time to update your accessory wardrobe with this season's must have topper, the boater hat! Originally popular in the early 1900s, boater hat styles are back in favor and are quickly becoming street style bloggers must have summer accessory.  

A casual straw boater hat style works with outfits from feminine dresses to edgy jean shorts and is a fun departure from classic Panama hats. Look for a boater hat with a black grosgain ribbon to define the the flattering flat top and play with the width of the brim for optimal face shade. The best part about this on-trend accessory? There's a fab looking boater hat at every price point, just take a look at  this $24 steal!

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