Designer Styles to Add to your Wardrobe this Summer

Creating your wardrobe is like planning a party.  Think of your tops, your jeans, your shoes, your bags as guests!  To get the best party, you need a mixture of guests.  The social extraverted ones bring everyone together and the introverted ones provide an equilibrium to all the talking and excitement.  You need the talkers and the listeners.  In your wardrobe, you need the loud statements and the subtle beauties.  When you’re wearing jean shorts and a neutral henley top, all you need are a few loud statement pieces like hoop earrings or a diamond necklace to get that perfect party equilibrium!

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Now on to even more exciting news: Shopbop is having a sale for 2 days only!  Get 25% off designer sale items with code DESIGNER25

Here are some of my fav classy basics mixed with flashy statements from Shopbop’s designer sale! Check out the links at the bottom for all the details!  You’ve got your chill open front jacket that will go with everything, your subtly sexy black lace-up top, your hot leather skinny pants, and your ragged jean shorts perfect for your summer parties!  Then we’ve got your versatile black sandals, your sparkly sneakers (because omg look at how awesome those are…if they had a high heel I’d buy them in a heartbeat!), and lastly your feminine chic light pink bag for all your classy summer brunches that you’ll be attending!

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Love,

J. Molly

BB Dakota Ariana Drape Front Jacket • BB Dakota • $47.50–95 Pam & Gela Long Sleeve Lace Up Tee • Pam & Gela • $94–135
Rag & Bone/JEAN The Leather Skinny Pants • Rag & Bone • $422.40
Free People Rock Denim Uptown Shorts • Free People • $47.60
Vince Addie Open Toe Booties • Vince • $276.50
MM6 High Top Sneakers • Maison Margiela • $195
Salvatore Ferragamo Mini Ginny Bag • Salvatore Ferragamo • $537

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5 Shoes that Make me Happy to be a Woman

  1. Say hello to these sparkly red hot Christian Louboutin pumps!
Neiman Marcus ($695.00)

Neiman Marcus ($695.00)

2. Mary Katrantzou

Shopbop, Originally ($1,080.00) Now ($324.00)

Shopbop, Originally ($1,080.00) Now ($324.00)

3. Ohhh Jeffrey Campbell…!The Bold Suede Bootie

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($225.00)

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($225.00)

4. Once again, Jeffrey Campbell never disappoints.

 

Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

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Jeffrey Campbell at Nasty Gal ($160.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Crystal Beaded Beauties

Christian Siriano ($470.00)

Christian Siriano ($470.00)

Love,

J. Molly

 

Saturday’s Special Spotlight: Dresses

Can you say wow?! I’d love to be rocking this dress to the bar tonight.

DSQUARED2 ($201.00), Courtesy of Shopbop

DSQUARED2 ($201.00), Courtesy of Shopbop

Need a new work dress?  This white dress is simple and refreshingly unique.

Narciso Rodriguez at Shopbop, Original: $1,595.00, Now: $638.00

Narciso Rodriguez at Shopbop, Original: $1,595.00, Now: $638.00

Chic. Pink. Classy. Midi.  Lace. Love this one:

Courtesy of Shopbop, Originally: $1,150.00, Now: $460.00

Courtesy of Shopbop, Originally: $1,150.00, Now: $460.00

This black dress makes me want to trash all my other little black dresses.

Courtesy of Shopbop

Courtesy of Shopbop

And finally, if you’re looking for a fun, colorful day dress this one will make you stand out from a mile away!

Moschino, Courtesy of Shopbop ($1,095.00)

Moschino, Courtesy of Shopbop ($1,095.00)

Happy Saturday!

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

 

 

Let’s Go a Little Boho

Boho: The perfect combination of the old vintage-like looks we love, but with all the glory of our modern day chic-ness.  You can find bohemian styles at Forever 21, Anthropologie, Shopbop, Free People and many more stores.  This caftan from Shopbop works as a dress for a weekend festival in San Francisco, or acts as the perfect bathing suit cover-up for your vacation.

Shopbop ($233.00)

Shopbop ($233.00)

On a softer note, this loose lilac dress from Free People will give your look the touch of femininity that you’re craving!

Courtesy of Free People ($148.00)

Courtesy of Free People ($148.00)

Feeling a bit more hippy?  Try a long sleeve dress with flared cuffs.

Courtesy of Free People ($128.00)

Courtesy of Free People ($128.00)

Keep your shoes looking rugged and vintage like these scuffed high-heel round-toe booties.

Courtesy of Free People ($395.00)

Courtesy of Free People ($395.00)

Like Charlize Theron showed us at the Critics Choice awards, a black dress with cut-outs could be the perfect way to turn heads at whatever party you attend.  Keep the look light and boho with a floral design on a black cut-out dress like the one featured below.

Urban Outfitters ($224.00)

Urban Outfitters ($224.00)

Stay tuned for more trend and style ideas and follow me on instagram to check out all my latest looks: @mollysrunway

Love,

J. Molly

This Season’s Hottest Bathing Suits

From two-piece frills to one pieces with sexy cut-outs, this season’s bathing suits will have you needing to jump into the ocean to cool off all your sexiness.  Whether you’re into classic neutrals or bold colors, your most important choice will be choosing a shape and cut that best flatters your body type.  If you’re working with a small bust, try a frilled bikini top.

Shopbop ($450.00)

Shopbop ($450.00)

If you’re ready to show off your sexy collar bones that you worked your butt off at the gym to get, try a strapless sweetheart neckline bikini top like the one below.

Shopbop ($72.00)

Shopbop ($72.00)

I’m not necessarily a fan of this next one, but I included it as an honorable mention because it’s definitely unique.  This one piece is connected in the back and cut-out in the front.

Shopbop ($455.00)

Shopbop ($455.00)

The following bathing suit features suspender bottoms that could take this swimsuit from the beach to the sandy volleyball court in no time.

Urban Outfitters: bottoms ($136.00)

Urban Outfitters: bottoms ($136.00)

This black bikini top may have a lot going on, but all that flavor is full of awesomeness.

Nasty Gal ($130.00)

Nasty Gal ($130.00)

If that one’s not enough for you, how about this one with all its strappy detailing.

Nasty Gal ($98.00)

Nasty Gal ($98.00)

But enough with all that black!  Ready for a pop of color? This orange cut-out one-piece swimsuit will have everybody turning heads.

Nasty Gal ($115.00)

Nasty Gal ($115.00)

Get ready to dive in head first this summer in any one of these stylish bathing suits.

Love,

J. Molly

 

Memorial Day Weekend Sales: Hottest Finds

Looking to add a few new items to your wardrobe for summer? This weekend’s the time to do it because many retailers are hosting their Memorial Day weekend sale.  I’ve surfed all the hotspots to find some chic items on sale.

ShopBop

Shopbop is currently running a 70% off sale.  I scoured through to find this hot pink zipper midi dress.  Originally $198.00 and now $138.00, it’s time to make a purchase.  If you’re not into pink, this dress also comes in black, blue, and white.

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Next on the list is a blush pink faux leather jacket from Shopbop. It was originally $95.00 and now it is $47.50.  This jacket would look great worn with a casual top and pair of jeans or worn with a dress.  Jazz up the look with high heels and and chunky necklace, or play it down with your favorite basic pieces and a pair of flats.

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Nordstrom

Nordstrom is running a sale of up to 40% off until May 31st.  If you’re a Diane von Furstenberg fan like me, check out this black silk dress with cheetah print insets.  Originally $498.00 and now $298.80, this dress will have you looking classy and chic in no time!

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Add a little color to your wardrobe with these stretch skinny cotton ankle pants from Nordstrom.  From $114.00 to $68.40, you save 40% on these light summer pants.  They come in navy, grey, white, and beige as well, but my favorite is obviously the pink!

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Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal’s Memorial Day sale lets us take 40% off selected styles.  I’m always afraid when I see “selected styles” because usually that means the worst reject styles that nobody wants anyways, but this time, Nasty Gal has given us a selection of 1,400 different styles to choose from in this sale! Woo!

Here’s a pair of cropped and ripped black skinny jeans.  For a limited time take 40% off $118.00.

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 6.21.14 PM Looking for a white dress for summer?  Look no further; this short-sleeve dress with a peep-hole front could transform from casual to fancy occasions to get you through all your summer adventures.  Take 40% off this $315.00 dress from Nasty Gal.

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Last but definitely not least, we have a dazzling light pink strapless midi dress.  Take 40% off $178.00 for this sexy feminine dress.  Throw a blazer on it for a professional day time look, and wear it on its own for an evening look.

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Love,

J. Molly

This Season’s Hottest Sunglasses – You’ll Love Them!

Looking to buy a new pair of sunglasses this summer?  Here’s a compilation of some of the hottest eyewear I’ve found.  First, we have a pair of black oversized cat-eye Valentino sunglasses from Neiman Marcus.  Helloooo beautiful.

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If you’re ready to get even more wild, check out these black and hot pink circular stunners from Net-a-Porter!  This statement piece is sure to turn heads no matter where you go!

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Next we have a cool pair of classy and chic geometric Chloe glasses from Barney’s New York.  These brown lenses will add a soft touch to any look.

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Simple and lovely, these oversized black Prada sunglasses from Shopbop will keep your look classy and chic.

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These next funky glasses are designed by Karen Walker and sold at Steven Alan.

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Keeping with our cat-eye trend, next we have a pair of bold black sunglasses from Shopbop.

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Make a statement with your eyewear this season.  Opt for cat-eye, oversized, black or colorful, or all of the above.

Which one is your favorite?

Love,

J. Molly