Get the Most from your Summer Pastels

Visiting Coit Tower

Visiting Coit Tower

The summer is great for many reasons, including our transition from the rich colors of winter to the softer more feminine pastels for summer.  When I’m planning an outfit, I like to base it around the dress.  Choose your pastel color dress of choice then add your summer accessories: your white hats, your white sandals, your silver jewelry, and big and bold shades.

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Love,

J. Molly

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The Three Dresses you Need this Summer

1. The patterned A-line halter

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Bebe

2. The white midi: I’ve seen this style in every kind of silhouette and design.  From long sleeved to sleeveless, from plunging V-neck to classy scoop neck, from fitted to flared skirt, take your pick! I like this one because it’s fitted and simple.  Pair it with a chunky colorful necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings and a bright clutch.

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FarFetch

3. The colorful solid fitted dress

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Love,

J. Molly

Fall Shopping Wishlist

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, and booties. Here are my week’s top picks.

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Neiman Marcus Last Call

For jeans, I fell in love with these ultra flare jeans from Free People. The wash is pleasantly simple without any fading, detailing, or rips.  It lets people focus on the flare without any competing distractions.

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While people are bringing out the simple black booties for Fall, on my list there’s a pair of booties that turn it up a notch.

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, every season’s wardrobe needs a pink dress.  This modest dress is subtly sexy with side cutouts and a respectable length.  Wear it to formal occasions with a blazer, or dress it down with a casual sweater.

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

For jewelry we have this pair of Swarovski earrings.  They come in silver or gold, whichever one you prefer.

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Hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

Love,

J. Molly

 

Summer Vacation Must-Haves

1. Summer day dress: good for wine-touring, brunch with friends, a trip to the mall, a walk along the beach, etc.  Keep it colorful and fun!

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus ($298.00)

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus ($298.00)

2. Strapless dress (any color except black – after all, it’s summer; try something light and cheerful!)

Courtesy of Shopbop ($198.00)

Courtesy of Shopbop ($198.00)

3. Oversized sunglasses: the bigger the better.

Courtesy of Shopbop, Prada ($255.00)

Courtesy of Shopbop, Prada ($255.00)

4. A touch of white

Courtesy of Nasty Gal ($98.00)

Courtesy of Nasty Gal ($98.00)

5. Pink nail polish

Essie "Pink Diamond"

Essie “Pink Diamond”

6. Sexy high heel sandals

Courtesy of Solestruck ($39.95)

Courtesy of Solestruck ($39.95)

Love,

J. Molly

 

 

Summer Trend Alert: Pink

A few weeks ago I went browsing through Nordstrom.  I ended up in the dressing room with five items, four of which where pink.

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My favorite was by far this body-forming dress in the most beautiful shade of bright pink.  The cut is refreshingly modest with sleeves, a high-neck, and a respectable knee-length.

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I tried on a long pink vest, and while it was cute in theory, making a decent outfit out of it seemed a bit difficult!  And while the patterned dress had a slight Diane von Furstenberg thing going for it…it was just too much pattern on me.

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Stick with solid pink, and you’ll be in the clear!

Love,

J. Molly

How to Make your Dresses More Versatile

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Pink Dress: Zara, Sweater: Forever 21, Boots: DSW

Pink Dress: Zara, Sweater: Forever 21, Boots: DSW

Bag: Club Monaco

Bag: Club Monaco

For yesterday’s look I took a pink dress from Zara and made it more casual by wearing a long button-up sweater dress from Forever 21.  I threw on my black cowboy booties but something was still missing, so I added a blue and white plaid scarf.  Not pictured here is my beaded navy headband that I wore as well.  To get the look you want, you need a splash of color (pink dress), a casual element to make the look effortless (the sweater dress), a show stopper accessory (the scarf), and a touch of sparkle (the headband).  Last but not least I turned to my trusty ruffed up leather messenger bag from Club Monaco so I could card around my laptop in style.

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Dress: Forever 21 Bag: Steve Madden

Dress: Forever 21 Bag: Steve Madden

The next dress I’m wearing is an off-the-shoulder blue striped cotton dress from Forever 21.  This dress can be worn with jewelry to dress it up, or with nothing to keep it effortless and sexy for a casual day strolling the streets.  I love this one because I can go from naked to ready to go out in less than one second by throwing on this casual and comfy dress and nothing else.

Thanks for reading.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram to stay updated with all the hottest looks.

Love,

J. Molly