Summertime in Texas is unmatched. Often times, a lot of people (including myself), will avoid activities before 8 pm. That’s just what it is.
Dressing for the scorching temps can definitely be a challenge. Not only do you want to appear stylish and trendy; you also want to stay cool, too. I love dresses; they’re easy, and don’t require a ton of thought.
I used to obsess over Lilly Allen’s dress and sneaker pairings; it’s one of my favorite ensemble combinations. I purchased a long, silk dress from Nasty Gal a few years ago, and I wore it with low-top converse. It was a good errand look.
Also, I love Reformation’s summer dresses, but they’re a bit pricey. Luckily, clothiers like Forever 21, Topshop and Mango house summer dresses at a fraction of the cost!
What’s your go-to summer look?
Angie Garcia Photography
Floral Crepe Floral Swing Dress
Adidas Original Stan Smith
Sun Jellies – Mini Retro Basket (Pink)
Oval Disc Charm Anklet Set
Post-Christmas sales are Heaven-sent. If there’s any holes in your wardrobe, that’s the perfect time to fill them! Zara and Nordstrom are worth mentioning, because I scored chic pieces without going over budget. I’ve also taken advantage of American Apparel’s Going Out of Business sale. Regular-priced items are 40% off and everything on sale is 70%, um yes. These high-waisted denim pants were a regular $70, but I got them for $21! Not to mention, they make my derrière look quite nice.
I had a look in mind involving a crewneck sweatshirt and denim pants, with fishnets underneath. The one I’m wearing was originally $55, but I bought it for $22. It’s a TopShop original, sold at Nordstrom. It has both a feminine and masculine appeal, and it looks good with almost anything, whether it be jeans or a skirt.
What were your post-Christmas sale finds?
Crewneck Sweatshirt (No longer available)
High Waisted Denim (No longer available)
Velvet is one of those fabrics that I’ll never tire of, and it’s making a comeback like never before. A few weeks ago, all thanks to Octer, I scored the chicest velvet skirt for under $50. The skirt is a bit short, but I prefer shorter skirts for this time of year, because they look great with tights. Speaking of tights, I’ve been dying to wear the fishnets I snagged for $6!
What velvet pieces have you snagged for fall/winter?
Moto Jacket (No longer available)
Ribbed Mock Neck Top
Petite Velvet Flippy Skirt
Faux Leather Chelsea Boots
Shop for every kind of girl on your list, with TSB’s gift guide!
I know this will be helpful for those men who aren’t sure what to buy that special woman in their life. Of course, men know that there are different types of women and what one woman may find favorable, another might not. By the way, that’s what makes us so unique. 😉
Furthermore, I also created this for the women who are still unsure of what to get their mother, best friend, and/or boss. Whether you’re shopping for a tech geek, style maven, beauty junkie, or glamour girl, this guide will help ease that Christmas shopping anxiety!
For more great gifts and stocking stuffers, shop these online retailers:
- Nasty Gal
- Bauble Bar
- Shop Jeen
- Forever 21
- Top Shop
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- GiGi New York
Where will you be purchasing your Christmas gifts?