Object Obsession: J.Crew Horoscope T-Shirts

J.Crew Horoscope T-Shirts

J.Crew has done it again and this time they've taken a sign from the stars. J.Crew's horoscope t-shirts are sure to sell out in an instant, and the dreamy Pisces in me can't help but crush on these zodiac styles. J.Crew gives each star sign tee a personality befitting of the sign's astrological traits giving them an easy to love and easy to wear vibe. So now my only question is, what's your sign? 


Shoe Stories: Put a Bow On It!

No.21 bow heels

The fashion world has spoken, and the newest "it" shoes are dressed up like presents, adorned with bows and decorative knots. But seriously, when was a new pair of statement shoes not a gift?!

For those lucky ladies who have the budget to spare, Italian brand No.21 makes the bow heels and knot sandals du jour. From satin to velvet, No.21 shoes are anything but basic and have a sophisticated deconstructed look that is an instant outfit maker. 

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If you are looking to embrace the bow trend while keeping your credit in tact, the look for less is easy to find. A few of my favorite at the moment include palm print bow mules, Loeffler Randall velvet knot heels (ok, not super budget but better less than No.21) and these blush slides which I have been wearing nonstop. 

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Fringe Benefits! Shashi Earrings

The easiest way to jazz up your outfit is with accessories, and at under $50 a pair, Shashi earrings are a must for easily updating your go-to look. This season, embrace a blast of color with green, pink or purple drop earrings featuring tribal inspired embroidering and fanciful adornments. If tassels and fringe aren't your thing, spice up your look with colorful pom pom earrings that will make you look ready to dance all night. 


Fashion Editorial: Bon Voyage!

nautical fashion photography

When I think of summer and the upcoming 4th of July holiday I think of sun filled days on the water, and of course, nautical inspired fashion. This editorial entitled "Bon Voyage" from Vogue Korea channels the spirit of classic Americana style through a red, white and blue color palette, chunky knits and sharp summer suiting. Have a look at some of the inspiring shots. 

nautical fashion photography

Vogue Korea, May 2010

Vogue Korea, May 2010
Photographer Bo Lee/ Model: Hyun Yi/ Publication: Vogue Korea, May 2010

I'm in love with everything about nautical inspired styles for summer. Stripes on stripes ooze preppy playfulness and clean suiting lines help you look put together in the hot months. To achieve a similar style pair white trousers with a striped blazer layered atop a striped sweater. And for your feet you can go for comfort and class with classic espadrilles or take it a notch up with these striped pumps I'm obsessing over!

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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?