Statement Sunglasses Styles You Should Be Wearing for SS19!

The sun is officially out! The weather is heating up. It’s time to bring out the shades to withstand the sun’s wrath! What styles are we wearing this year, you ask? Let’s take a look at some of the trendiest sunglasses for spring/summer 2019.

1. Cat eye Frames

Sunglasses with a cat eye frame formerly were worn strictly by lovers of retro style. These frames have since been reimagined from a retro 60’s look to a modernized style staple.

Cat eye sunglasses ($29.99) from Mango.com

Versace Narrow Cat eye Sunglasses ($295) from shopbop.com

2. Slim/Tiny Lenses

Slim and tiny frames have recently had a major resurgence in the fashion industry since the 90’s. A style for the eccentric fashionista or fashionisto, these lenses are a nice striking point for a street style look.

Alexandre Vauthier x Alain Mikli Edwidge square-frame acetate sunglasses ($500) from Netaporter.com

AJ Morgan mini rectangular glasses in gold ($29.00) from Asos.com

3. Big Square Frames

Big Square are favorites of the fabulous darling! They can be worn with anything and can definitely elevate your looks.

Marni Oversized Sqaure Frame Tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses ($375) from netaporter.com

Ganni Square Sunglasses from shopbop.com

4. Triangle Frames

Triangular shaped frames are a sort of futuristic take on cat eye frames. This particular style has recently become very popular in the last 2 years.

Molly Triangle Sunglasses ($26.00) from Topshop.com

SL 207 Triangle Acetate Sunglasses ($450.00) from Neimanmarcus.com

5. Heart Lenses

Heart shaped lenses are a fun statement style of frames. They look lovely with flirty summer dresses, sweet heart tops, and rompers. This style has transitioned from an adolescent staple to a chic statement piece.

ASOS DESIGN Bevelled Heart Sunglasses ($23.00) from ASOS.com

Saint Laurent Lou Lou Sunglasses ($420) from shopbop.com

6. Elevated Aviator Lenses

Aviator lenses have stood the test of time as a style that has always been around. More recently, they have been reimagined to fit today’s modern style statement pieces. Note, the origin of these sunglasses have nothing to do with style at all! They were created as an alternative to flight goggles for pilots by Bausch & Lomb.

Celine Aviator Sunglasses ($860.00) from Neimanmarcus.com

Illesteva Wooster aviator-Style Tortoiseshell acetate and gold tone sunglasses ($220) from netaporter.com

7. Flat Top Frames

Flat top sunglasses are another strong statement style of lenses that have been trendy for a while. These frames are classic but have a broader design collection. Flat top frames still remain flat at the brow but come oversized or in a smaller version. Some styles almost resemble a cat eye frame.

Flat top Shield Mirror Sunglasses($430.00) from Neimanmarcus.com

Plastic Sunglasses ($25.90) from Zara.com

Which of these are your favorite styles for SS19?

9 Spring Pieces Under $100 You Can Wear To The Next Wedding!

Wedding season is live and in effect! Literally, everyone is getting married and you’re getting a quite a few wedding invites in your mailbox. Late spring wedding dates are set and they’re vastly approaching. There are two major decisions you have to make rather quickly when deciding to attend a wedding: your wedding gift and your outfit! Don’t panic too much about your look for the wedding. Just make sure you have your options in advance! Did I mention that your look doesn’t have to break the bank? I’ll show you 15 budget friendly pieces you can choose for under $100.

1. Jumpsuit with Belt ($89.90) from Zara.com

Zara’s pink belted jumpsuit with a high neck line and pleats is a classic piece for a wedding. Styling this look wouldn’t take much effort. You can grab a pair of black single sole heels or pumps, stud earrings, and sparkly clutch bag and be on your way.

2. Cape Sleeve Dress (69.90) from Zara.com

Nothing screams sophistication like a cape sleeve! This sky blue mini dress with cape sleeves is an elegant choice with a hint of sexy. Grab a pair of black or silver strappy heels and pair with statement jewelry.

3.Asymmetric Sequin Dress ( 69.90) from Zara.com

This sparkling sequin number features a short cap like sleeve and an asymmetric neckline with a high thigh slit in the front. This dress would be perfect for an evening wedding. Selecting shoes and accessories would be a simple task.

4. ASOS DESIGN flutter sleeve jumpsuit in Floral Print ( $87.00) from ASOS.com

This flutter sleeve jumpsuit features a high neck, playful multicolored florals, and ties in the back. It shows a bit of skin with the opening in the back and also features wide leg pants. This would be a fun and flirty choice for a day time wedding in the spring or summer.

5. ASOS DESIGN Slinky One Shoulder Jumpsuit with Split Leg ($64.00) from ASOS.com

Another ASOS DESIGN original, this bold Chartreuse one shoulder jumpsuit is an elegant choice for a wedding any time of the day. This piece is versatile so it can be worn for multiple special events. The drape and split legs give this jumpsuit an edgier feel but it would still work for a wedding.

6. Paper Dolls Plus Bardot Crochet Dress with Fluted Sleeve in Taupe ( $95.00) from ASOS.com

Oozing sophistication and style, the taupe Bardot Crochet Dress features a bardot neckline, 3/4 length bell sleeves or “flute” sleeves and floral crochet designs. It’s a classic Midi length bodycon dress that certainly makes a statement.

7. Light Purple Cape Midi Dress ($72.00) from Riverisland.com

The Cape Midi dress from River Island is pastel perfection for a wedding. It features an overlapping cape from the bust to waist and a midi length body-con skirt.

8. Bright Red Ruffle Bardot Mini Dress ($92.00) from RiverIsland.com

You can go bold in a red dress for an evening wedding. This mini dress, with ruffles at the Bardot neckline and a tie at the waist, is a super cute option. Pair with black heels and gold accessories.

9. Lime Halter Neck Bodycon Dress ($92.00) from RiverIsland.com

Finally, this bold lime dress with a halter neck line and slight frill at the hem is another great style choice for a wedding at any time of the day. All this pieces needs is a pair of statement earrings and heels.

Your next wedding should be a breeze to prepare for with these style tips and look suggestions! Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Festival Fashion: Six Stylish Music Festival Looks

From the Beale Street Music Festival to Bonnaroo, there are a number music festivals happening this year. There are 2 things that you know for certain will occur at any music festival you attend: the music will be blasting from the concert stage, and the people around you will dressed in their most festive (some peculiar) looks. What exactly do you wear to a festival if you’re not the artsy concert goer who will pair together a tie dye top, crochet pants, and cowboy boots with a top hat? While you certainly can go crazy and be wildly creative, you don’t have to go overboard. You can opt for looks that while are still unique, are much simpler to put together. Deciding what to wear to one of these festivals doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 7 stylish show stopping festival outfits.

Elevate a causal look by styling a statement blouse, denim cut offs and cowboy boots for an edgy festival look.

Bell bottoms and a fringe top paired with doc martens and a stylish back pack is the ultimate “age appropriate” festival look for anyone.

You can’t go wrong with a denim jumpsuit and platform sneakers paired with minimal gold accessories for a simple and fun look.

Take Boho hippie vibes to new heights with a fringe dress, flat sandals, paired with a bamboo bag for a chic festival look.

Do a statement kimono with a crochet top and opt for a straight leg jean versus a skinny jean with sandals and summer bag.

A mesh top, biker shorts, with a visor and sneakers will give you just the trendy edge you need for any music festival.

Take a more daring approach for your look by pairing a sequin dress, sneakers, and statement earrings.

Take your music festival looks to the next level by using some festive beauty products from Target.com with their Festival Trend Collection!

Starlit Studio Stellar Glitter Body Roller Moon Lagoon, $7
Starlit Studio Stellar Glitter Body Roller Space Kitten, $7
E.l.f Baked Highlighter, $4
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color Embrace, $5.89

Are you set for the next music festival with these looks and style tips? Sound off in the comments and tell me what you think!

Top Shoe Trends for Spring 2019

Every bomb outfit needs a bomb shoe to be worn with it. Shoes inspire our outfits and complete our looks. This year, shoes are featuring vibrant prints, tassels, statement embellishments, large buckles, bold colors, and muted tones. From sandals to sneakers, shoes of today are giving us a slew of styles to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest shoe trends for 2019, courtesy of a few of my favorite fashion retailers.

1. Trainer/Dad Sneakers

This Spring, we’re opting for stylish sneakers versus flip flops for our “on the go” looks.

CELINA Leopard Chunky Trainers, $70.00 from Topshop.com

Intruder Trainer by CAT, $140.00 from Topshop.com

Cairo Chunky Trainers, $65 from Topshop.com

2. Mules with heels

Heeled mules resurfaced and made a huge comeback last year and are still trending as a must have shoe for Spring.

REGINA Cross Mules, $75 from Topshop.com

SELINA Mustard Tortoiseshell Heel Sandals, $68 from Topshop.com

RYDER Mesh Mule, Sandals, $80 from Topshop.com

3. Buckle Sandals

Trendy buckle sandals are an acquired design from the original Birkenstocks that have taken a life of its own.

ROMEO Buckle Sandals, $45 from Topshop.com

VICTORY Black Leather Buckle Sandals, $90 from Topshop.com

New Look Wide Fit Ring Detail Sandal in Dark Yellow, $21 from ASOS.com

4. Espadrille Shoes

Espadrille shoes are dominating this year as the perfect Spring staple shoe for warmer temperatures.

Dora Monochrome Espadrille Flats, $45 from Topshop.com

ASOS DESIGN Jayme Espadrille Sandals, $23 from ASOS.com

Leather Blend Espadrilles, $59.99 from Mango.com

5. Wrap Sandals

Wrap Sandals are currently on trend and a very nice replacement for gladiator shoes. (Let’s not ever wear gladiator shoes again)

Roma Tie Wrap Heel Sandals, $100 from Topshop.com

Forest Gold Wrap Sandals, $68 from Topshop.com

Leather Wrap Sandals, $79.99 from Mango.com

6. Sculptural Heels

Architectural art has been taken to the next level with these statement heels.

Dolce and Gabbana Floral Print Sculptural Heel Sandals, $2155 from Matchessfashion.com

Kailani Heels by Kat Maconie, $300 from Katmaconie.com

Rejina Pyo Doris Leather Sandals, $575 from Netaporter.com

7. Wedge Heels

Wedge heels have emerged from hiding, with designers reimagining the trend with slightly updated styles.

Wander Tan Wedges, $80 from Topshop.com

PALOMA BARCELÓ Wedge Sandals, $198 from Farfetch.com

Mary Natural Leather Wedge Heel, $89.95 from Stevemadden.com

Vacation Ready: Style Inspiration for Your Island Getaway

It’s that time of year where many of us will be preparing for spring and summer vacations we’ve booked months in advance. Embarking on a journey to an exotic destination or cruise around the islands is always exciting! Your plane tickets are purchased and your rooms are booked. Now you’re ready to pack but you’re not sure what you’re going to wear during your stay. You need a little inspiration to get you started.

Below are a 10 inspirational looks that’ll take you to paradise in style!

Airport travel clothes should always be your most comfortable clothing. When traveling to the Caribbean, what you wear should capture the essence of your destination. I mean you’re traveling to paradise! Depending on your arrival, you may want to get drinks at the resort’s bar or do a little site seeing. You don’t want to be in sweats on your first day! Live in the moment with your outfit. Pair wide leg pants, a t-shirt or blouse, denim jacket, and flat shoes for a cute and casual outfit.

Pairing a cute pair of shorts and a blouse is obligatory when traveling to the islands. Complete your look with statement earrings and accessories along with some cute flat sandals or a heeled mule. (You can definitely stick with flats!) These are the perfect day time looks during your vacation stay.

Pair a printed skirt with a solid strapless blouse and flats for a comfortable, form flattering look. Both functional and fashionable, a crop top and midi or maxi skirt combination is a great outfit option for your trip. Don’t be afraid of color, either! Mix and match all the colors and patterns.

Unconventional swimsuits in a variety or prints are in this year so it’s perfectly okay to take your swimwear to the next level. Elevate your swimwear with a unique silhouette and distinctive print. Nothing says ‘tropical’ like mixed patterns and ruffles. Complete your swimwear looks with an oversized floppy hat, summer beach bag, and sandals.

Your after hour dinner look should be a festive one for the occasion. Bold, colorful dresses and accessories are a must! While you can opt for whatever colors you choose, adding a pop of color to your look will allow you to have some fun with your more formal outfit. Complete your look with a tassel earring and statement clutch.

Your look on the way back from your vacation can be a little more relaxed. The vacation is over so you can certainly opt for sweats. A white tee, blue jeans, and sneakers with minimal accessories will work for your plane ride home as well.

One additional tip from me to you is to have an idea of your plans before you get to your destination. Have an itinerary!! (If you’re on a cruise, you choose your own itinerary prior to your trip.) It’s important to have an itinerary so you can plan your looks accordingly. It always helps me to know the activities before I select my outfits.

You’re all set to live it up in on a tropical adventure in style. Don’t forget your sunscreen and lip balm! Feel free to draw some inspiration from these looks and create your own variations. Sound off in the comments and tell me which looks are your favorite!