Monday, July 8

SUMMER ESSENTIALS Part 2: Fashion & Accessories

Whatever you're up to this summer, be that vacationing, living for the weekends or basking in the glory harsh reality of unemployment, here are a few staples to get you through the next 3 months. 


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1. lounge•kini

An ultra-flattering and low maintenance swimsuit. It fits well and accentuates your body rather than just hanging on it like so many bathing suits do (high-end included).

VICTORIA'S SECRET Beach Sexy Push-Up Bandeau Top and Cheeky Hipkini Bottom | The top is sized based on bra size, so it actually fits properly.

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(Top) KAREN WALKER Super Duper Strength - Crazy Tort | (Bottom) BP. Heart Shaped Sunglasses

2. sun•nies

We all need a solid pair of sunglasses to protect our eyes from the sun. Round-framed and heart-shaped sunglasses are currently on trend, and there's a good variety out now that suit many different face shapes.

1. KAREN WALKER Super Duper Strength - Crazy Tort | These high-end shades are beautiful and worth the splurge if you're in the market for some ever-lasting sunglasses.
2. BP. Heart Shaped Sunglasses - Gold/Brown | If you prefer having a variety of fun sunglasses, these affordable heart-shaped glasses are great with any summer look. These are available for purchase in the Nordstrom Brass Plum Department.

3. rub•ber flip flops

A pair of shoes we won't worry about getting wet or sandy.

HAVAIANAS Slim Flip Flops - Sand Gray/Light Golden | These are a massive step up from your average drugstore rubber flip flops. Besides the fact that they're actually cute on, they will neither break nor cut the skin between your toes!

4. flat san•dals

A pair of cute sandals that we can wear everyday with almost anything.

RAINBOW SANDALS Crystal Collection - Single Layer Premier Leather with Arch Support and Swarovski Crystals | This is a nice change from your classic Rainbow Sandal. The crystal detail adds a feminine sparkle without being gaudy.

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ZARA Wide-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap

5. ver•sa•tile & com•fy heels

A great pair of comfortable heels that you can actually walk around in for long periods of time that go with jeans, shorts, dresses and skirts.

ZARA Wide-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap | These Aztec-print bad boys aren't too high, have a nice thick heel to keep you stable and pain-free, and will be raking in the compliments.

6. white top

A shirt that will go with virtually anything you own. You can dress it up with jewelry or leave it plain to compliment your colored bottoms.

SANDRO Eros Top - White | This pebble-textured, peplum top is undoubtedly on the fancier side of things as far as white tops go, but it's beautiful and suits so many body types and occasions. A nicely-cut, white t-shirt would also suffice as far as summery white tops go.

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WHISTLES Double Layer Maxi Dress - Red

7. max•i dress

A long dress that makes us look 100 feet tall and accentuates (or fakes) our tans. These are usually best for night time when it gets a bit chilly out.

WHISTLES Double Layer Maxi Dress - Red | This particular dress is the most gorgeous shade of red and has a fabulous silhouette. The pictures do neither justice. The orange-tinged red gives even the palest skin a touch of color.

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