The Dress Trend You Need this Fall

Sequins

Women’s Dresses

Womens Fashion

The only good thing about the impending winter season, is the influx of sequin dresses in store. Three things remain constant in my life:

  1. I’m always in search for a pair of high heels to take my breath away.
  2. Wearing pink is like breathing for me.
  3. Anything that sparkles can put a smile on my face.

Sexy in Strapless Sequin Dress

I’m all for a plunging neckline. This front slit dress is so extra!

Women's Dress

Strapless Dress from Nordstrom Rack

Hot Pink Has Never Been so Sexy

Pink Dress

Neiman Marcus

Feels Great to Be a Poised Risk Taker

Neiman Marcus

For Those Sophisticated mamas

Black Sequin Dress

Nordstrom

Shop the dresses above. The holiday season is the time to add a little more shine to your look. From sexy minis to sophisticated midis, there’s a sequin dress for every style, personality, and age.

Love,
Molly

How to Get the Perfect Date Night Look

Date nights are the best night of the week. They’re the perfect excuse to pull out your new fall attire, gather up your fave accessories, and enjoy a night of looking ultra-chic.

My go-to style tip: combine casual with fancy for a wildly fantastic ensemble.

Here I combined my new fave Tobi skirt, with a fall suede crop top with fancy sneakers, a trendy leather cap from Go Jane and that sexy pout. I wore Clinique pink lipstick that is just the perfect combination of smooth matte and creamy.

With my hair blowing in the wind, I had to keep it nicely tucked behind my ears. I love having long hair, but those curls can get unruly in the wind!

striped skirt

Tobi

The best thing about warm weather in the fall is wearing those crop tops with an open back. I’ll take advantage of summer attire for as long as possible. This navy and white skirt from Tobi matched perfectly with my Brandy Melville crop top. Unfortunately, they aren’t still selling this exact crop top, but here is a very similar one!

Pink Sweater

Ever wonder which pair of shoes to wear? As a woman who owns almost a hundred pairs of shoes, deciding which ones to wear is what takes up all my time getting ready.

This fall I’m obsessed with girly sweaters. This soft, light pink sweater from Tobi is so comfy, making it perfect for a stay-in date night or a date night on the town. There’s plenty of time to wear dark colors in the winter. While the sun is still shining and the weather is warm, I like to stick with light, feminine colors.

My Chanel sunglasses are the perfect accessory to make any casual look, a tad more sophisticated! No look is complete without the perfect bag. For day time dates with my man I like to wear a big purse to carry anything and everything I might need.

Tobi Sweaters

Before heading out to a romantic dinner spot, I switch the big bag for an evening clutch. This black suede Jimmy Choo clutch is my favorite new accessory! It looks great with anything! I can dress it down with this ultra-chic orchid Tobi sweater, or I can dress it up with a little black dress on the weekends.

The jeans are from Armani Exchange. They look great with bold sweaters. When wearing a sweater that has a color that pops, I like to combine it with neutral accessories: brown Chanel sunglasses, grey skinny jeans, a black bag, and black high heels!

Once you’ve bought the perfect look, all you need is a couple savory tapas and that pink martini to really make the night exciting!

Love,
Molly

 

 

5 Variations of a Button-Down that you’ve Got to Have

Button down shirts for women are great because they can be stylish and professional for work, and made casual and sexy for after work drinks at the bar with friends. This season we’re seeing a new take on button down shirts. We’ve gone beyond stripes, plaid, polka dots, and solid colors to shirts with more structure, more detail, and more feminine touches.

1. Bow Button Down Shirt

Nothing says feminine chic more than a big, structural bow.

H&M Button Down Shirt

H&M ($29.99)

2. Ruffles

Too many ruffles can be a little off-putting, but this Banana Republic shirt has just enough to give it a little extra dose of style.

Banana Republic Women's Blouse

Banana Republic ($95.00)

3. Puffed Sleeves

This button down is a little more risky, but it you pair it with a solid pencil skirt for work, you could make “weird” a lot more “chic.”

Banana Republic Women's Blouse

Banana Republic ($110.00)

4. Get Swept up in this wrapped button Down

This sexy wrapped button down is perfect for any age and any style. Dress it down with leggings or dress it up with a skirt. Either way, you’ll distinguish yourself from the million other button downs in the office.

Women's Blouse

Anthropologie ($325.00)

5. Bustier Blouse

This one piece blouse from H&M turns a regular white button down into a stylish and sassy top perfect for parties, dates, or special occasions.

H&M Women's Blouse

H&M ($34.99)

Check out H&M and Banana Republic for awesome new blouses and button up something more stylish for a change!

Love,
Molly

 

The #1 Thing People Say you Can’t Wear after Labor Day – But, you Totally Can

White – There’s a great myth that fall time means dark colors, rich hues, and heavier fabrics.  Living on the West Coast taught me that obeying seasonal fashion rules is as extinct as listening to CD’s.  Some people say that white shirts are always acceptable, but white bottoms are not.  I spent many years packing away my white jeans and white skirts every September, and then pulling them back out again every May.

 

 

The best way to make a white outfit fit for Fall is to add Fall accessories like a pair of high heel booties or a knitted beanie.

The only fashion guide you should follow is the weather.  If it’s warm and sunny, wear sandals and tanks, if it’s cool and cloudy wear sweaters and booties. There are no go-to seasonal rules to follow anymore, the fashion game is a lot less judgmental.

Check out below for a list of hot white skirts to wear this Fall:
Shopbop
Nordstrom
J. Crew

Love,
Molly

 

Three Fall Sweater Looks that don’t Suck

Buy above pictured sweater here: Forever 21

Despite a drop in temperature, there’s no need for a drop in style every Fall.  Unless you’ve been relishing in the West Coast heat wave that struck last weekend, you’re probably preparing yourself for sweater weather and high heel booties.

While you’re recovering from the loss of your bikini and shorts days, the best cure is finding the perfect fall look.  I like to pair boring sweaters with sexy skirts, high heels, and a statement bag. (Note: On my really adventurous days I rock a pink vacuum just because I can.)

If you’re looking for something a bit more chill, (not everyone can rock a 3 in 1 Bissell), experiment with colorful leggings.  When you’re soul is saddened by the lack of sun, bring that cheerful color into your outfit instead! Take advantage of your highest high heel booties before the snow arrives.

When you’re transitioning between summer and fall weather, take advantage of those days that are in between.  Pairing a warm sweater with shorts and booties might seem like an unusual combo, but if you keep your upper body warm, that’s all you’ll need to pull off this fun, fashion-forward look! 

The fall time is notoriously busy! Throwing on a basic sweater and jeans takes two seconds or less.  But to make that quick and easy look, pair it with your favorite accessories!  Go nuts, wear those high heels that make you feel like Elle Woods circa 2001 and wear that chunky bag that screams fall fab!

There are a few major sweater trends to watch for this Fall.  V-necks, cut-outs, and choker sweaters are still all the rage.  If you can get your hands on one that’s soft and silky, sexy, and warm, don’t let it go!

Love,
Molly

The Fall Stay-Cation you Need in your Life

It’s the weekend after labor day and it’s becoming harder and harder to feel those Summer vibes.  Bikini season is replaced by fall sweaters and booties.  Vacation season slowly comes to a close, and fun weekends become more about chilling indoors with a good book and a glass of wine.

So how do you make the transition to Fall as fun as possible?  You host the ultimate stay-cation! That’s right, it’s a vacation in your home, and it’s personalized to your specific tastes.  What could be better?

It starts with the most luxurious bedding from Crane & Canopy.  You don’t need a hotel bed to have a luxurious sleep, but a soft duvet and sheets, and a few extra pillows will definitely help!

Photos Courtesy of Crane & Canopy

 

A few extra decorative pillows are perfect for propping you up so you can sit up and have breakfast in bed (don’t forget the mimosas!) or catch up on reading your favorite novels.Ambiance is always important.  Treat yourself to amazing home decor.  Even if you’re not an interior designer, there are so many ways to become inspired and find the perfect decor to suit your taste! It only takes a few minutes on Pinterest to find all the color and style inspiration you could ever want!

We all have a list of activities we love to do when we’re not at work or doing one of the million responsibilities that we have on our plate at any given time.  Stay-cations are for forgetting those everyday responsibilities and taking the time to relax, have a bath, and pamper yourself within the confines of your lavish home decor.

At the end of the day you can curl up by a fire, order in your favorite meal, and stay cozy and warm underneath a soft knit throw.

When Monday arrives and people ask you about your weekend you can say you had the best vacation – a stay-cation! And you didn’t even have to leave your home!

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

The Must-Have Fashion Item of the Summer

No, the must have fashion item of the summer is NOT a pink motorcycle.  I however felt the need to pose with this one because it made my inner spirit animal truly happy.  Once again, this is proof that dreams really do come true when you’re walking the streets of San Francisco.

The must have fashion item of this summer is – drum roll please – the white miniskirt!  It may not be the most practical item in your closet but it is your most show-stopping piece for summer and I’ll tell you why!

1 – It goes with everything

Wear it with your favorite bold color top like hot pink or bright blue.

2 – You can achieve a “sophisticated sexy” look with a monochromatic outfit

Wear it with a black top and keep things simple and classic.

3 – White skirts show off your confidence

White skirts aren’t the most forgiving item in your closet.  Black is often considered the edgier color, like when you wear a black leather jacket. But to be honest, only true badasses can pull off white!

4 – White screams “SUMMER VACAY”

No beach vacation is complete without some white attire.  White skirts work great as bathing suit coverups.

One last piece of advice: be sure to find a white skirt that isn’t see-through! That’s half the battle. Opt for thicker fabrics, or ones that have linings.

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

The Top Two Michelin Star Restaurants in San Francisco

On a quest to try every Michelin star restaurant in San Francisco, I’ve yet to be disappointed by one.  You’d think it would be hard to distinguish a favorite amongst so many that are – let’s just say it – MINDBLOWING, but there were two that brought dining out to a whole new level of succulence.


Mourad

Just South of Market Street inside a huge historic building lies a Moroccan restaurant called Mourad.  It might be easy to miss their small sign, but when you walk through those glass doors you’ll instantly feel lavish like your country club friends who grew up in Newport Beach.

After being to several high end restaurants in San Francisco that serve tiny portions almost too beautiful to eat in a setting similar to a barn or cabin, I slowly learned that dressing up for a fine dining experience isn’t always necessary.

Unfortunately, I wore a jean jacket to Mourad and discovered that it might be one of the last few restaurants in SF where people actually dress to impress.  Just when I was getting used to eating expensive food on cheap plates, going from the gym to dinner with wet hair and no makeup West Coast style, I discovered a place that brought back all the nostalgia from growing up on the East Coast.  This is definitely a place to wear your high heels that are strictly meant for sitting. Luckily, this place is located downtown away from the steep hills.

Now back to the food – we began by splitting two appetizers: fennel salmon and octopus with brussel sprouts and cauliflower.  This is when the war for the last brussel sprout began.  Sharing is caring but when it comes to the most perfectly fried brussel sprouts, your porcelain plate becomes the new battlefield.  You’d have to taste it to understand it.

Every bite was exceptionally flavorful.  If we had been in a barn setting like the other places, I may have actually licked the plate clean.

For the main meal, I debated hardcore between scallops with yam and quinoa or lamb with lentils.  I ended up getting the scallops, my friend got the lamb.  The scallops were the best I’ve ever had; the texture was perfectly soft and buttery and they were bursting with flavor.  While I didn’t try the lamb, I can only say that if they tasted as good as they looked – so perfectly pink and decorated with edible flowers – they would be a staple to order at this Moroccan restaurant.


Gary Danko

From the moment you walk through the doors to the moment you take that last sensational bite, all your needs will be taken care of like you are the Queen of England and the world’s peace is dependent on you enjoying your meal.

Whether you’ve got personal chefs preparing you lavish mimosa brunches every weekend, or you’re just a young adult celebrating a milestone, everyone comes together at Gary Danko for the most mouthwatering food and the most impeccable service.  Seriously, spill a crumb and set your timer to see how long it takes someone to come wipe it up…probably 30 seconds.  And if you’re not used to being catered to, honestly it made me a little nervous because they were almost too thorough, it may seem a bit unsettling.

The best way to enjoy the lavish experience of Gary Danko is with your family, best friends, or significant other. Conversations start out steady and diverse and soon converge into proclamations from everyone about the perfection of the food.  Suddenly, you realize that you’ve never had a good meal in your life, and you may never again be able to enjoy the canned salmon and bagged salad you had the previous night for dinner.

Before you’re sent off back into reality, they give you a going away present: the most incredibly moist muffin so that when you wake up the next morning and you’re staring into your bowl of cheerios and milk, you can know that a better choice exists and the divine experience you had last night doesn’t have to end just yet.

So do your foodie-self a favor and treat your tastebuds to Mourad and Gary Danko.  Hopefully you’ll walk away with not only a full tummy, but also plenty of pictures and a newfound appreciation for the talented chefs in San Francisco who bring these jaw-dropping dining experiences to fruition.

Love,
Molly

 

Five Ways to Wear Plaid this Summer

Gone are the days when plaid was just for farmers and lumberjacks.  Plaid is one of those styles that is never in or out, it’s just always there, like a major food group but in the style world.

In the summer I wear plaid as a swimsuit cover up whether I’m sitting by the pool or cruising on a boat.

Nordstrom Rack

Plaid dresses are a great daytime go-to whether you’re running errands or going to a party.

Zappos

Button down plaid shirts are a common wardrobe staple for both men and women!

Bloomingdales

Jazz up your plaid with an awesome going out off-the-shoulder top.

Saks Fifth Avenue

If you’re ready to get really crazy and dive back into the hippy 70’s, maybe you’ll try a pair of flare plaid pants.  They’re definitely a head turner on their own, so I’d stick with a pretty basic top to match with it.

Moda Operandi

Love,
Molly

 

Three Ways to Wear Summer Grunge

My summer style is often defined by whatever’s easiest to throw on and cover up as little of my body as possible.  Crop tops, off-the-shoulder tops, and cut-out tops make any look a bit grungier.

While I wouldn’t call myself a huge baseball fan, baseball caps are my summer go-to when I’m trying to hide from the sun.  If you’re like me and not one of those lucky people who tan well, baseball caps should be the base point of any look you create.

Wearing jewelry in the summer is great because it’s less likely to be hidden behind your long sleeve tops and sweaters.  Short shorts are never a bad idea on the weekends.  Jean shorts are one of the most versatile summer items you could own.  For an extra grungy look, find a pair with rips and roughly cut edges.

Love,
Molly

 

Your Guide to Buying the Funkiest Sunglasses this Summer

I’m not a fan of mirror selfies, but lets blame this one on a whole lot of bottomless mimosas.

Sitting by the pool sipping a cocktail with friends is how we all want to spend our summer weekends, am I right?  While sitting out enjoying the heat of the summer in your favorite bikini is the best, it’s always important to practice safe sunning.  That’s why I’ve created this list of the coolest sunglasses that will not only protect your eyes, but will also protect your sense of style! Because seriously, Ray-Ban wayfarers isn’t the only option out there!  Switch it up a bit this Summer!

Add some color and a funky shape:

Karen Walker

Get that 70’s San Francisco vibe:

Dolce & Gabbana

Spread the love with these heart-shaped sunglasses:

Miu Miu

Go nerdy and weird:

Fendi

Stay cool and sassy:

Fendi

Embrace your true inner pussycat doll with these pink mirrored rimless sunglasses:

Barneys

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

 

Get the Modern Version of Julia Robert’s Look from Pretty Woman

Twenty-seven years later and the fashion in Pretty Woman is still relevant.  That movie made an impact on us in more ways than one, including it’s fashion.

We were first captivated by Julia Roberts on screen when we saw her in this sexy white and blue cut-out dress.  What was sexy then, is still a trend now!  Cut-out dresses can be found at any store selling trendy items in 2017.  Shop the white and blue dress from ASOS here.

Don’t forget her incredible stripper boots! These boots definitely made an impression on me, and since then I’ve always been searching for the perfect pair.  To be honest, my perfect pair of thigh high patent boots would be hot pink, but you definitely can’t go wrong with these classic black ones.

During the day, she covers up her “lady of the night” look with a tie-up white blouse which you can shop here.

Her transformation from a Hollywood Blvd lady to a Rodeo Dr classy lady is mesmerizing.  Shop the white dress here.

Of course we all remember the red dress she wore in the evening.  Who knew the off-the-shoulder style would be one of the biggest trends of 2017!  You can shop this red gown here.

And ta-daaa, you’re 2017’s modern Pretty Woman.

Love,
Molly

 

 

Twenty Irresistible Bathing Suits You’ll Want to Buy ASAP

I’ve searched far and wide for the hottest swimsuits available to buy this season in every kind of style to satisfy anyone’s tastes!  From sexy to sporty, to classy and conservative, from monochromatic to bold and colorful, take your pick from this collection of this season’s most stylish swimsuits.

Starting off with one of the sexier ones that’ll definitely have you standing out, we’ve got this black cut-out one piece by Norma Kamali.  Say goodbye to boring swimsuits.

Norma Kamali

For the girly-girl at heart, this colorful cut-out swimsuit is fun, chic, and sexy.

Mytheresa

Nothing says sassy and sophisticated like an off-the-shoulder maroon bikini.

Shopbop

Bask in the sunlight in this bright and summery yellow bikini.

Net-A-Porter

Embrace colorblocking in style with this sophisticated one piece.

Net-A-Porter

Stay trendy with this one-shoulder bikini.

Revolve

Turn your old-school vibe modern with this colorblocked suit.

Barneys

Indulge in warm tones and sexy cutouts.

Net-A-Porter

Whoever said classic can’t be sexy, has clearly never seen both of these black one piece bathing suits.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Karla Colletto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn up your sex appeal.

Nordstrom

Going on a honeymoon this summer?  Nothing says bridal bliss more than this sexy white one piece swimsuit.

Nordstrom

Be the brightest one at the beach.

Barneys

Satisfy your girly side with this sexy hot pink one piece.

shopbop

Simple pattern, unique style, and sexy yet conservative for the classy New Yorker.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Bring out your youthfulness in this colorful bikini.

Barneys

For the athletic ones, take your fit body to the beach in this sporty suit.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Embrace the ombre trend in this summery suit.

Nordstrom

Be sophisticated at any age.  You were born to be classic and stunning.

Nordstrom

Blur the lines between lingerie and swimwear with this ultra sexy, fresh and gorgeous lacy one-piece.

Bloomingdales

Let me know which ones are your favorite!  Honestly, it’s too hard for me to choose, but this last blue lacy one is definitely one of the top!

Love,
Molly

 

 

Three Fashion Staples for a Successful Night Out


As my closet contents continue to grow, I sometimes find myself getting lost in a sea of frilly tops, black dresses, sparkly jewelry, and backless tops.  Having options is great, but there are three fashion staples that can make putting together an evening look quick and simple, and best of all, successful.

  1. My basic black cotton bodycon dress from Forever 21 is my go-to dress when I want to start with a classic and sexy base before bedazzling up my look.  It’s great for layering, and unlike many of my other dresses, it’s long enough to keep my backside covered while dancing all hours of the night!

2. This trendy sheer peach off-the-shoulder top may not stay off the shoulder as much as I’d like it, but it’s still my go-to when I’m trying to add a feminine chic touch to any look!

3. Lastly, silver hoop earrings, especially the obnoxiously large ones that I’m wearing, are a great way to spice up any going out look without being weighed down in pounds of rhinestones or chunky jewelry.  I got these lightweight hoop earrings from Bloomingdales.

If you’re perceptive, you may have picked up on something on my teeth in these pictures.  I like to use white strips before going out.  They help keep my teeth freshly white and sparkly so I can smile until my heart’s content and counteract the evil stains of red wine.  For reference, I use 3D Crest Whitestrips LUXE Professional Effects, and I find they do a great job!

Love,
Molly

 

Reese Witherspoon’s Clothing Line Just Launched at Nordstrom

The Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, captured our hearts in a pink patent suit and sparkly heels in Legally Blonde, she was our favorite sassy Southern Belle in Sweet Home Alabama, and she will always dazzle us in her classy and elegant style on the red carpets, but now we can all dress like the classy woman she is in real life!

Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line, Draper James, is now available to buy at Nordstrom and it’s perfect timing because it’s giving us all the feels for summer picnics and garden parties.

Draper James at Nordstrom ($150)

Draper James at Nordstrom ($150)

Draper James at Nordstrom ($165)

Draper James at Nordstrom ($245)

Draper James at Nordstrom ($165)

Draper James at Nordstrom ($125)

Look no further for your brunch attire, Draper James will keep you classy during your bottomless mimosa-drinking debauchery.  The line is full of color, making it sweeter than your first bite of a summer watermelon.

It’s a line of gingham, floral prints, sassy sayings and a very all-american vibe with lots of blue, white, and red.  It’s got that timeless and ageless vibe, making it the perfect line to buy for your mom then borrow when she’s not wearing it.  Whether you’re twenty-five and pretending to be classy, or forty-five and actually classy, indulging in the Draper James line is the perfect way to satisfy your summer cravings.

Love,
Molly

Funny T-shirts you Need in your Closet Right Now

TGIF shirts are so out.  We need wackier words to keep our increasingly more distracted audiences entertained. Although our clothing gives us a way to express ourselves more symbolically, sometimes we actually have to spell it out.  Most of us aren’t open books, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wear our thoughts on our sleeves every once in a while.

For the other shoe-a-holics out there…

This shirt spoke to me.  I’ve had many shoe flings.  And man oh man have I made my way through a shoe store a time or two.

The Trend Boutique ($40.80)

To the person who attempts their Dancing with the Stars audition every time they’ve had a few vodka sodas.  The truth doesn’t matter when you’re drunk.  Ignorance is bliss.

The Trend Boutique ($37.40)

For the cuddle-enthusiasts…

Promoting yourself a little never hurts.  The dating scene can be tough; assert your skills with confidence.

The Trend Boutique ($37.40)

For Canadians…

Cold weather affects us all differently.  Personally, it brings out my inner polar bear and that’s when I hibernate.  Sometimes we say stuff we don’t mean when the wind chill is below -30C and there’s snow in our boots, yeah we all know the feeling.

Wildfox

For the pet lovers…

a.k.a. for anyone who has a soul, doggies always come first.  Let’s get our priorities in line.

Zulily ($9.99)

For the caffeine addict…

It’s no secret that coffee is a great brain booster.  It would certainly be depressing to run out of that good stuff.

Zulily ($16.99)

Love,
Molly

 

Turn your Apartment Into an Oasis with These Must-Have Home Decor Items

Having a home or apartment decorated with the most unique modern pieces is always the dream.  Whether you’re the type of person that’s never home during the daylight, or someone who works from home, we all know that loving your living space can be a great form of daily inspiration.

When you wake up in the morning and you’re at your most visually vulnerable, there’s nothing like a little bit of bath mat encouragement.

Urban Outfitters

And if that doesn’t inspire you, hopefully this bath mat will.

Urban Outfitters

Your bedroom should reflect your personality and individual taste.  This feminine headboard is the perfect combination of antique and modern.

Urban Outfitters ($498)

Light up your life with these ultra chic candles, lamps, and lights.

Urban Outfitters ($14)

Anthropologie ($138)

Urban Outfitters

You should be thinking about functionality and design at every step of the way.  Each tabletop should make a statement just like this one.

Anthropologie ($498)

Use your space wisely.  This chest of drawers is the perfect tabletop and convenient form of storage.  It’s bright and rustic, perfect to lighten up any room.

Urban Outfitters ($749)

Sometimes it’s best to dig down to our roots and live old-school style on the floor.  These floor couches create a comfortable space to lounge on and take in the beauty of your apartment or home.

Urban Outfitters ($219)

Turning your home into your personal playground doesn’t have to happen all at once.  Like relationships, sometimes you have to search a while until you find your love.  But hopefully when you do, you’ll have all the furniture and accessories you need to make your Netflix and Chill nights a dream come true.

Love,
Molly

 

Tips to Avoid Wardrobe Malfunctions While Wearing Low-Cut Tops

One of the problems women face when getting dressed to go out is the dreaded nip slip wardrobe malfunction.  We’ve all been there.  We notoriously fall in love with the attractive low cut tops we see online or in stores and hastily order them before figuring out the logistics behind actually wearing them successfully.

A while ago I ordered this Forever 21 patterned top online after seeing it look gorgeous and summery on the model.  But when I received it I came across a problem I wasn’t expecting: how do I get it to stay in place so there are no nip slips every time I move?  Lets face it, when you’re going out on the weekends, you’re going to be walking, talking, getting in and out of an Uber, standing, sitting, maybe even dancing, all of which make low cut tops a bit of a hassle.

Here are FOUR ways to add a little extra security to your look without compromising your style:

  1. Belt the shirt in place

This patterned top I wore is a wrap.  When the wrap opens up, that’s when the top part gapes open.  I added a thin black belt right under the boobs to keep the wrap in place.

2. Fashion Tape

Although fashion tape is usually a stylist’s first fashion go-to, it does have its limitations. Before belting this top I tried to tape it and it was not very successful.  A few minutes later after a little bit of movement the tape was still attached to me, but not to the top.  Some types of fabrics aren’t very easy to grip.  This cheap woven polyester top was one of them. However, I did only try using a very small (0.5-1.0 inch size) piece of tape, so there is a chance that using a bigger piece might have done the trick!  Nonetheless, fashion tape is always an option when used appropriately and correctly.

3. Cover it Up!

Forever 21

These stick on nipple covers can be a life saver! If you’re shirt happens to slip, you’re still covered!  You can flail around on the dance floor as much as your heart desires; show off your terrible dance moves, your high kicks, or your twerking abilities, and nobody will see the goods.

4. Plunge backless and strapless bra

Courtesy of Asos

The plunging bra is another possible option when wearing low-cut tops.  However, they aren’t always the comfiest option, and personally I’ve always found that they tend to gape if they are not perfectly fitted to you.  Nonetheless, going completely braless isn’t always comfortable for everyone, so this kind of bra can definitely help.

Here’s to having a successful weekend with nothing showing, falling out, or distracting you while on the dance floor.

Love,
Molly

 

Dressing for a Night Out Dancing with Friends

Ah the weekend comes and goes so quickly, and before you know it, it’s Wednesday.  This past weekend I finally got to put on my dancing shoes and rock some sexy moves on the dance floor.

I wore this brown beaded top that I got from a clothing swap party recently.  Although my boobs didn’t quite fill it out the way the original owner’s did, I say that there’s nothing a double-padded bra can’t fix.

Funny enough, after acquiring this top, I was watching an episode of Shameless from Season 1 and saw Veronica wearing the exact same top but in purple! You know you’re wearing something sexy if the sexy and promiscuous Veronica from Shameless is wearing the same top!  Leave it to me to notice this small detail.  After all, half the fun I get from watching TV shows comes from admiring and being inspired from the fashion.

Low-cut v-neck sleeveless shirts are my favorite for dressing up to go out on the weekends. Here are a few of my favs available to buy now:

Ella Moss ($118)

DVF ($198)

Saks ($790)

FarFetch ($502.56)

Love,
Molly

 

Find the Perfect Pink Dress for Spring

You can never have enough Spring/Summer dresses.  Although sometimes I have to actively not buy pink in order to allow for some diversity in my wardrobe, there are some pink dresses that are too hard to resist.  If Legally Blonde is one of your favorite movies, then scroll down for some totally Elle Woods dresses to stock your closet with now.

This one shoulder A-line dress is one of my favorites.  Whether you’re going to a wedding or your going wine touring with friends, this dress is so feminine chic it’s almost hard to handle it’s beauty.  Unlike the dress I’m wearing above, this pink dress has a banded waist that helps create some shape and show off your hard-earned bikini bod.

shopbop

If you’re looking for something a bit darker and bolder, this hot pink mini dress from Nordstrom is perfect!

Nordstrom

On the more conservative side, we have this high neck lace frock that would be perfect for a Spring family gathering.

Nordstrom

When you find yourself in the situation of looking through your closet and having nothing to wear except for pink dresses, you know you’ve become a Molly’s Runway V.I.P.

Love,
Molly

Unexpected Ways to Add Florals to your Spring Wardrobe

While I’ve always said that less is more when it comes to floral garments, over the years I’ve slowly become a floral admirer.  Jeans like these, from Armani Exchange, are part of the reason why!

Armani Exchange

I have a bit of a girl crush on these white skinny jeans because they incorporate florals in the most tasteful way!  Years ago if you would have asked me to wear a pair of typical floral pants I would have said, “hell no, but my grandma might like them.” Now, to a pair of perfectly summery white skinny jeans with sky blue floral accents, I would say “hell yes!”

While I never really associated floral with “sexy,” this season there have been so many dresses with high slits and feminine necklines that I think my perspectives on florals are definitely changing.

shopbop ($119)

If you’re not convinced yet, check out this floral bikini top:

Moda Operandi ($130)

When it comes to florals all I can say is, in the words of Oliver Twist, “More please.”

Love,
Molly

The Pair of Jeans that Caused an Internet Uproar + Other Fashion Trends your Grandparents Won’t Understand

The article’s title states that your grandparents won’t understand these trends, but lets be honest I, along with many others, don’t really understand them either.

Yesterday, Nordstrom was under fire for selling a pair of intentionally mudded jeans for $425.

Nordstrom’s product description stated that these jeans, “…embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”  But I want to let you all in on a secret.  I know of a way you can get the exact same look, and trust me you’ll have a lot more fun doing it and it won’t cost you $425.  Put on a pair of your jeans, find your nearest ditch, then roll around in it. Repeat until your jeans are muddy to your desire.  It may cost you a bit of your dignity, but hey you’ll be “in-fashion” and you’ll still have your $425 in the bank!

The same brand was also selling this pair of jeans.  Although their regular retail price was $395, they’re now on sale for $177.

Once again, for this style of jean I can let you in on another secret.  You can get this look for a lot less.  Buy a pair of cheap jeans, then buy white and black paint.  Then roll around in it.  Voila!  I just saved you $200.  Your welcome.

Men’s fashion isn’t the only one jumping on this strange bandwagon.  Women’s fashion this season is filled with ripped clothing and see-through clothing, which questionably defeats the purpose of wearing clothing in the first place.

If you thought those mudded jeans were bad, how do you feel about see-through jeans?

While the internet erupted over the $425 mudded jeans from Nordstrom, I wonder how this $750 ripped Givenchy tee at Nordstrom didn’t get any flack?

Forever 21

Forever 21

 

Ripped sweaters don’t have to be expensive though.  You can get cheap version from Forever 21.

 

 

 

Dammit!  Why did I throw away all those shirts and sweaters that ripped when I was a kid. Maybe hoarders have the right idea.  You never know when your trash may become a fashion trend, proving that almost anything is possible in 2017!

Note: Although this article may seem critical of these bizarre fashion trends, I just want to be clear that I LOVE weird fashion trends.  In fact, the weirder the better!  And if those mudded jeans were $40 and didn’t have any mud around the crotch area, then they may actually be pretty cool!  As for the see-through jeans, if you can deal with how uncomfortable they are, then why the hell not?  They’re weird and awkward, but then again, “weird and awkward” are two of the best characteristics in fashion…and in people, right?!  As for the very “holy” clothing, I think distressing can look awesome when it’s done right, but sometimes it just looks a little too forced when the rips are overwhelmingly present throughout the garment.

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

Say Goodbye to Part of Your Childhood: All Bebe Stores are Closing

The store that was literally the source of all my slightly scandalous dresses as a teenager, is now coming to a close.  Bebe stores across North America have been struggling for a while now. Earlier this month they announced they’d be shutting down 28 stores.  Now they’ve just announced that they’ll be shutting down all stores and their online website, leaving me to wonder where I’ll buy all my overly tight, ravishingly uncomfortable, slightly gaudy dresses.  Or, maybe I already have enough??

There was a time not too long ago when I considered entering the retail landscape.  Now, I couldn’t be more deterred!  All brick and mortar stores that use to be powerhouses are now rapidly shutting stores and trying to cut costs.

So who is taking the place of all our favorite brick and mortar stores? Online retailers, including the ultimate powerhouse, Amazon.

I’ll be honest and say it’s been a very long time since I’ve set foot in a physical store, but only mere hours since I’ve visited online stores.  Okay, fine let’s be honest I was searching online stores just five minutes ago and my shopping bags are already more filled than my makeup bag.

It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the store that is practically the source of almost every bodycon dress I’ve ever owned.  But before we say goodbye to Bebe, let’s shop their remaining hot finds! Here is a list of some of their sexy items still available online:

Jean Jumpsuit ($149)

White Leather Moto Jacket ($139)

Flared Floral Trench Coat ($189)

Hot Pink Barely There Slip Dress

Floral Cami ($39)

Perfect Summer Wedding Floral Dress ($129)

Little Black Bustier Dress ($149)

White Faux Leather Cap ($19)

Pink Beaded Choker ($49)

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Accessories that will Change your Life…or at Least Make it More Glamorous

See bottom of article for links to each item

From colorful dishes to elegant coasters and funny flasks, there are an endless number of cool kitchen gadgets to find at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.  I’ve picked out some of my favorites above!

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that help add a dash of positivity to our lives. For example, your morning coffee ritual could be a lot more satisfying if you’re drinking it from the donut-shaped mug above!  Or, perhaps something as small as the heart-shaped mug could remind you that you are loved.

For those quirky souls out there, the avocado cutting board may be the showstopper kitchen accessory of your dreams.  As someone who adores anything pink, my heart skipped a beat when I saw the pink toaster.  Although I rarely ever make toast, if I did, this toaster would be on my “to buy” list for sure!

For all you soup or cereal fans, the set of big colorful bowls would surely add some much-needed color to your life! Opening up your beers with the pink stone bottle opener would definitely turn some heads, as long as you do it at the beginning of the party before everyone is too drunk to notice.

But in all seriousness, how about that donut mug?! I’m in love.

With all the items ranging from $12 to $150, a small amount of money could go a long way in making your kitchen the perfect reflection of you.

Love,
Molly

  1. Donut Mug ($14)
  2. Pink Toaster ($149.95)
  3. Geometric Mugs ($24)
  4. Avocado Cutting Board ($35)
  5. Whiskey Business Flask ($18)
  6. Heart-shaped Coffee Mug ($12)
  7. Colorful Bowls ($36)
  8. Dessert Plate ($16)
  9. Bottle Opener ($16)
  10. Small Pink Platter ($24)
  11. Coasters ($40)
  12. Punch Glass ($12)

In Celebrity News Today…Jacket Falls off Shoulder

Today I wanted to write a post that would hopefully make people laugh.  I spend a lot of time looking online through all the latest news in a variety of genres, including (I’ll admit it!) celebrity news! Eek! It may not be the most substantial news I incorporate into my life but I like to think of it as a guilty pleasure.

The other day I was looking for celebrity news with Google and this popped up:

REALLY? No seriously, really? Is this what journalism has come to?  “Hailey Baldwin lets denim jacket slip off her shoulder.”  That’s the headline.  If that’s the headline, I can hardly imagine what kind of substance would be in the article.

This fell short of being click bait. After all, the headline is not exactly compelling.  It’s unfortunate that this was deemed newsworthy.  Luckily we can all at least have a nice long chuckle.  They say laughing is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves. So thank you.

In all seriousness though, if you’re looking for a similar jean jacket, here are a few to shop now:

AG Jeans at Neiman Marcus

Mavi Jeans at Bloomingdales

Joe’s Jeans at Shopbop

Happy Tuesday!

Love,
Molly

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks to Refresh your Wardrobe

Spring cleaning is an exciting tradition that lives on for a reason: when we clean out our closets we get the chance to refresh our style!  We get rid of the old and make room for the new!  This post was inspired by Dia&Co to get us all into the Spring cleaning mode!

The pink leather jacket (featured above) from Zara is one of the most versatile pieces!  I can wear it during the day with jeans or dress it up at night with a ultra chic skirt!  This item is definitely going in the “keeper” pile!  Hold off on throwing away any leather moto jackets because that trend is here to stay for a while!

The process of getting to that inspiring renewed state where we’re ready to update our wardrobe isn’t always the great thrill we expect it to be when we’re an hour into it and our closets look messier than when we started.  Luckily, there are ways to make the process run smoothly!

Don’t let spring cleaning be something that you dread.  Here are five tricks to improve your cleaning game:

ONE: Get yourself into the cleaning mode by starting with the easiest items to discard: the items that are destroyed or old.  Look for sweat stains, color fading, rips, and balling fabric and say goodbye to them.

TWO: Get rid of the items you haven’t worn in the past year.  I’ll admit I do keep some items around that have sentimental value, I think a lot of people do, but there are many items that sit in the closet for no other reason than to take up space.  Time to give them the boot!

THREE: While you’re making those tough decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of, make sure you’ve got your favorite music playing in the background.  After all, any chore is much more fun if you can dance while doing it!

FOUR: Open your blinds and the window, and let the sun shine in on you.  Any task is better in the sunlight, and if you’re going to stay inside and work, you might as well let in some fresh Spring air!

FIVE: Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be an isolating activity.  Invite your friends over! Who knows, they may want to adopt some of the clothes you don’t wear anymore.  I recently went to a clothing swap party filled with great friends, racks upon racks of clothing, savory bites, and wine.  By the end of it I left with a pair of shoes, a totally glamorous necklace, and a few cool shirts.  When you’ve made Spring cleaning into a party, you know you’re doing it right!

Spring cleaning gives us all the opportunity to rid our closets of items we haven’t worn in years and create space for items we’ll inevitably want to buy.

Take a look at your closet and think of the big picture.  Do you have all of your basics?  The white cotton poplin button down shirt, your comfy pairs of jeans, your casual tees and tanks, your loungewear, your show-stopping little black dress, and your versatile short jackets?

Then evaluate your statement pieces.  What could take your look to the next level?  For me it’s always something pink, something with sequins, and recently, something leather!

You don’t have to be an organization freak to love Spring cleaning.  I finally got tired of stepping over a mound of shoes and so I invested in a large shoe rack and it practically changed my world!  Seeing the floor with nothing scattered on it is truly a satisfying and cathartic experience!

This July I’m going to my brother’s engagement party and I’m going to need the perfect summer dress.  I love pastels for summer and I can never go wrong with a sweetheart neckline.  I’m putting a huge emphasis on color this season.  I’m craving anything soft pink, sky blue, or violet. My go-to silhouette is anything at the halfway point between bodycon and flare.  The best silhouettes are the ones that lay smoothly against the body without squishing it or hiding it.

The hunt is on for my favorite Spring items, and now I’ll have room in my closet for them! What are some of your favorite Spring cleaning tips?

Love,
Molly

Get Pumped for Spring

Before you go off and buy too many pairs of sandals, don’t forget that there’s nothing a high heel pump can’t solve.  I love these splatter painted pumps because they’re edgier than your typical “classy” pump.  Although I had to add those straps to keep them on my feet, I think the integrity of the shoes remained intact.

Believe it or not, pumps are one of the most versatile items you have in your closet.  They can take you from day to night with a simple outfit change.

 

Pair them with jeans by day and a dress by night.  Make them classy with a button down or make them edgy with a metallic bomber jacket.  The choice is yours.  Here are some of my hot Spring pump picks to shop now:

Sam Edelman

Christian Louboutin at Neiman Marcus

Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin at The Outnet

Love,
Molly

This Spring’s Top 6 Jacket Trends

Washed denim

The three qualities every denim jacket needs are: a touch of fading, a few random rips, and that baggy relaxed fit.

Old Navy $39.94

Jackets with Graffiti

First there were moto jackets, now we have jackets with colorful graffiti.  Bring on the grunge!

TopShop at Nordstrom ($125)

Pink Leather Jackets

I had to stop myself before buying 50 pink jackets over this past year.  Before I know it, I’ll need a closet just to fit my pink jackets.

Free People at Nordstrom ($498)

Blazers

Working professionals and college students rejoice, blazers are back!  Make any look more professional with a chic blazer.

Isabel Marant at Matchesfashion ($471)

Suede Jackets

At first I thought it was weird to wear suede in Spring, but once I saw some short lightweight suede jackets new for Spring, I came around to the idea and I think you should too!

Veda at shopbop.com ($990)

Metallic Jackets

Anything that shines is a more than acceptable addition to your wardrobe.  Metallic jackets can be worn by day or night!  In fact, you should probably never take it off!

Scotch & Soda at Bloomingdales ($149)

Before you have to buy a new clothing rack just to fit all of your new jackets, spend some time rummaging through my shortlist of this season’s hottest jacket trends.

Love,
Molly

 

Natural Ways to Comfort a Hangover and Hide it in Style

For some of us who may have made too much liberal use of the Sunday bottomless mimosa brunch concept, Monday mornings can be an even bigger hassle than usual.

Here are a few natural ways you can comfort your suffering, hungover self:

  1. Sip on some peppermint tea

2. Add some ginger

3. Get a Vitamin C boost with Orange Juice

4. Opt for foods high in potassium like bananas, avocados, potatoes, and spinach

5. Drink tons of water

If none of that works, your next option for curing your hangover is “pretending” your hangover is cured.  How do we pretend?  We dress to impress, instead of dressing the way we feel!  Adding some color to your look will distract from the darkness you feel inside.  Big circular shades are not only super trendy, but also super convenient to hide dark circles under your eyes.

Love,
Molly

 

5 Ways to Make “Preppy” Style Way Cooler

It’s not lost on me that my early college years are over.  Those days I thought I was so cool and classy because I was wearing a headband and an argyle sweater with a collar, really don’t happen anymore.

Of course, “preppy” never really goes out of style, but the way in which it’s carried out, definitely does!  Here are FIVE ways to wear “preppy” style in a modern, refreshing way:

  1. Plaid skirts are one of the most stereotypical school girl items.  So how do we wear this item without fitting into this stereotype?  Try to find ones that have a grunge vibe going on as well.  A burgundy, navy, and white plaid skirt like the one above can definitely be termed “grunge” when paired with a black leather moto jacket, or be termed “classy and sophisticated” when worn with a black turtleneck.  It’s all about how you spin it!
  2. This Spring we’re going to be seeing blazers everywhere!  Blazers are no longer a preppy professional item.  Blazers can be worn with jeans for a totally chic weekend look.  While I used to be a huge fan of blazers, I’m still a bit too caught up in leather moto jackets at the moment.
  3. Be preppy in pastels.  Spring is one of my favorite times of year because it means a switch from dark, bold colors to soft, feminine pastels.  Any “preppy” look with a hint of soft shades will help bring some much needed “feminine glam” into the look!
  4. Straight hair with internal layers.  Although I generally prefer to curl my hair, I was recently reminded of how sleek and sexy straight hair can be when done right.  Old school preppy looks often featured pin straight hair of the same length.  This look got boring fast!  Modern preppy welcomes straight hair with a twist: lots of layers and long side swept bangs!
  5. Soft pink lipstick.  The “preppy” look is a lot better when it’s got an added feminine vibe. Pink lipstick, either matte or glossy, will definitely do the trick!

Love,
Molly