Flash Sale-BaubleBar Necklaces 25% Off!

I know it’s last minute, but I just heard about it myself.  BaubleBar is having 25% off ALL their necklaces, yes ALL of them, but only for today, Tuesday, June 16 until 11:59 pm EST.  Use the code SUMMERSTATEMENT at checkout to get 25% off!

Here are some of my faves (I own all of them except two, which I am ordering myself)!

Antigua Tassel Bib  | Tortuga Bib  |  Princess Gem Y-Chain

Howlite Queen B Collar | Eleanor Chain Bib | Phoenix Bib

Crystal Wreath Collar | The Courtney Bib | Mini Leather Tassel Strand

Iridescent Aurora Strands | Tassel Y-Chain | Frank Bib 

Which necklace caught your eye?  More than one?  Let me know what you ordered!

Maxi-Dresses: My Summer Staple

Maxi-Dress, Crochet,

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When the temperature rises, I pack up my beloved jeans and reach for my summer staple: maxi-dresses.  They are the perfect solution to a busy woman’s problems-they cover up legs that you didn’t have time to shave, let alone apply self-tanner to, they allow excellent ventilation during extreme heat and humidity, and they make you look effortlessly elegant, especially when you feel exactly the opposite.  The other reason they’re a summer wardrobe staple is that maxi-dresses come in a variety of cuts and styles to satisfy anyone’s budget.  My favorite place to stock up on maxi-dresses is Old Navy.  I just ordered this gem in a recent sale (and it’s STILL 30% off right now!) along with a blue spaghetti strap maxi and it has quickly become a favorite.

I chose to accessorize with a brown braided belt, but you could just as easily throw on a skinny belt of any color (I get mine from Target) or throw a chambray button-down shirt over the dress and tie it at the waist if the weather gets cooler or you’re warding off the chill of over-zealous air conditioning.

If you’re worried about the length, wear shoes with heels-chunky wedges for day or pretty high-heeled sandals for evening.  For this outing, I wore my gold Katarina sandals from Ann Taylor, but swapped them out at night for my Michael Kors brown wedge sandals for some added height.  I went from running errands to celebrating my oldest son’s 17th birthday dinner with just a swap of shoes!

What’s your summer wardrobe staple?

Dress – Old Navy
Belt – Target
Shoes – Ann Taylor
Tote – GiGi NY
Sunglasses – Chanel (similar)
Gold Cuff – Gorjana
Earrings – Gorjana
Necklace – Gorjana
Ring – BaubleBar
Cable Bracelet – David Yurman
Watch – Michele
Lipstick – Milani
Nails – Jenna Hipp 

Summer Skincare Essentials

Summer Skin Essentials

School is out, and so is the sun and which means it’s time for some specialty items to take care of your overexposed, stressed, weathered skin.

To hear all about my favorite summer skincare essentials, watch my video here, or click on the pictures below to shop this post: