It’s hard to believe that summer’s already on its last leg, and I’ve been trying my best to milk it for all its worth before the days start getting shorter. After work power-naps to make the evenings last, hour long phone gab fests on the porch while sipping lemonade and late evening walks around my neighborhood with Jon. Warm weather, I love you so.
But at the same time, I’m feeling the pull of fall, the excitement over buying a new pair of boots (we just received the most glorious, glittering boots in at Hello Holiday, coming later this week) and I’ve been slipping pants into my wardrobe more often and bringing a little jacket with me when I’m out and about.
So with my favorite J. Crew Minnie Pants (I own these puppies in three hues, eek!), I paired my new, lightweight H&M blouse, the perfect piece for the coming seasonal transition. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but there’s a big vintage-y rhinestone at the neckline (I just love little details that you might not notice at first).
If you missed my first post, you NEED-TA-KNOW that H&M just launched their online store in the US, and I’m repping Nebraska to help promote their 50 States of Fashion campaign. It’s almost too easy to enter, just post a photo on Instagram showing your best H&M style, using the hashtag #HMShopOnlineXX (replace XX with your state abbreviation, I would tag #HMShopOnlineNE, for example). And that’s it!
Check out all the goodies you can win and the official rules here, and enter as often as you like. You can also check out the other entrants from your state WHICH I LOVE, because there’s definitely going to be some familiar faces in there. And if you’re a blogger you’ll probably find a few new people to follow (I already did).
(Eeek, that’s me!) xo, Sarah
Bonjour, bbz! Here’s one of my favorite looks as of late. I was goin’ for a little Bardot vibe with the loose curls and ribbon, although I must say that this hairdo looks better on the second day when it’s a little messier. It’s basically the same style as my Mermaid Waves tutorial, with the front pulled back into a bow.
Bag + Scarf: Vintage
Can we just talk about these dresses for a second? I am literally obsessed, over the moon with this new brand we carry, Fleet. All of their dresses are made in the USA from breathable, stretchy cotton fabrics and have POCKETS. These are a few new styles we just received and I wanted to share them. It’s a little hard to tell here, but the black and purple styles on the right have a big ol’ bow across the back –too cute!
You can shop the new collection here.
Ta-Ta for now,
Do you ever see items on Pinterest or posted wherever online with captions like “I wish I had somewhere to wear this” or “dream wardrobe”.
Everyday? Yeah, me too. And I get it. I often run across items I like or trends I’m inspired by but aren’t sure where they’d fit into into my own wardrobe. Take this skirt…
Designed by Hello Holiday’s Emerging Designer Jane Round, this piece is large and in charge in the best way possible, and super on trend for spring (hello mint!) without being too trend-reliant. I’ve been toying with different ways to style it in my mind and even had a discussion about it with our Beauty Director, Rebecca, the other day. She suggested pairing it with a simple white tank. Wouldn’t that be adorable? Especially with a bold, chunky necklace in say, coral or lemon. I love that idea!
Today, it struck me as I was getting dressed to pair this piece with a simple denim shirt. You know, the ones Gap have been reproducing for the last 20 years? One of those. Don’t have one? Get one, you’ll have it forever. I think mine is 10 years old, no joke. So I paired our Mint Chip Malt Skirt with a denim shirt, double knotted at the waist and my favorite shoes of the season (I say that about all our shoes –sorry not sorry), our Turning Point Sandals (grab these comfy beauties soon, I swear you won’t regret it and they’re almost sold out).
You guys I almost cried when I looked in the mirror. This simple denim top is the PERFECT MATCH for such a bold skirt. Ready for where you wear this? Ok.
(1) Engagement photo session in the country. Imagine this outfit, barefoot even with a little handful of wildflowers.
(2) A party you’re hosting. You can add the bold chunky necklace over the denim shirt and maybe even pop your collar for prep-perfect styling.
(3) A friend’s rehearsal dinner. Swap the denim shirt for a plain white oxford button-up. Pearls would be pretty.
(4) Out on a Friday night because why the fuck not?
Go forth and be a cutie.
There’s nothing like a little bit of coral to really get your spring engine running. Today, spring hit me in the face with a frying pan (aka my allergies are here) and I’m at home couching it writing product descriptions for a bunch of new jewelry hitting the site tomorrow. But luckily, these photos are from last week, when I didn’t have tissue stuffed nostrils and wasn’t binging on netti pot treatments.
I was feeling pretty, pretty good (say it like Larry David or don’t say it at all) on this day.
I’m wearing a bunch of new goodies from Hello Holiday, including our Coup de Foudre Dress, New Penny Purse (sold out, I know…wahh I didn’t get one either), Cleaver Sunglasses (very dark, great hangover shades) and Stop Traffic Wedges.
I love everything about this look, but my fave part by far is my espadrilles. I think I passed out onto a fainting couch when we spotted these in Seychelles’ showroom last fall.
A collaboration between designer Corey Lynn Calter and Seychelles, they’re my top pick for the summer season. Sure, they’ve got little flashes of color, but they’re actually very neutral and look amazing with almost anything. Just wear ‘em around the house in your birthday suit for maximum effect (jk) (kind of).
Well isn’t this dress just a spicy little meatball! I fell in love with our Seams Dandy Dress the moment I saw it at market last August.
Neon yellow fabric, interesting seams and a silhouette that seems to fall somewhere between shift and a-line. I’m basically a fool for forgetting to get a photo, but the back of this dress is open, perfect for the ladies like me who (a) don’t mind going braless or (b) are intrigued by the chance to show a little turquoise bralette.
If you’ve paid any attention to Australia’s fashion weeks/scene over the last several years, it makes perfect sense that this little number was designed down under. There’s almost an innovative rustling happening with their style community, and Elliatt (the designer of this dress) is definitely a part of it.
If this blog was a child, they’d charge me with neglect. Here are some of my favorite daily looks so far for 2013, you can shop 99% of it at Hello Holiday.