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.






Time for Some Nordstrom Baggage Therapy

Nordstrom to the rescue…get everything you want from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale while it lasts.  We’ve ll got baggage; why not make it the hot and trendy kind!

There are three main occasions you want to consider.

  1. Roadtrips – After all, it is summer: the time to gas up your rental car, gather your friends, and drive down the coast with nothing by your hottest glasses, your new summer dresses, and road snacks.  A mid-size girly backpack like this pink Rebecca Minkoff one is adorable and practical for optimum storage, whether you’re stuffing it full of your fave summer reads or your essentials for the beach.
  2. Evenings – No excuses ladies, with the warm summer evenings upon us, there’s no need to bring huge handbags to stuff your winter gloves.  A light pink clutch is the perfect investment for all your summer night outings.
Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff



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Ted Baker







Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto

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Rebecca Minkoff









3. Days – For all your day time adventures, whether you’re going to work or living the more carefree lifestyle, a medium size shoulder bag is the way you want to go.  Leave your black purses in your closet until winter and step out into the sun with a fancy color like baby blue or maroon!

Get these four Nordstrom purses before the sale ends on August 8th!


J. Molly

Shop the Highlights from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

For the enthusiastic fashionista, we all know Black Friday, Christmas, and your Birthday fail in comparison to this lovely time of year.  Yes you guessed it, it’s Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, and it’s happening right now.

Just when you thought you couldn’t add anymore to your wardrobe, you come across sales that are too hard to refuse! I searched long and hard for some of the hottest wardrobe staples you need now!  Searching through the Nordstrom sale is a little bit like walking into a bakery first thing in the morning.  Everything looks so appetizing, why choose only one?

Let’s start with the essentials: jeans and leggings.  No wardrobe is complete without a pair of ripped skinny jeans, shiny leggings, and flare jeans.  Click on any of the images for more details.

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As you’re sitting at home blasting the air conditioning, it might be hard to think about jackets. But as we’re approaching August we know that the Fall is right around the corner.  Why not shop the sales and be prepared.  These two jackets are hip, fun, and will go with anything!


Major TREND alert: midi dresses!  If you haven’t already jumped on this bandwagon, it’s time to start! Everyone needs a white dress for summer; from low-cut and flirty to a button-up long-sleeve dress, there are so many great midi styles available.  And of course, never forget the classic feminine pink midi that could take you from work to a party, or even a date!  Say “no more” to mini dresses that you have to pull down every two seconds and “hello” to these comfortable and flirty midi’s!


If you ever want to give your Fitbit a break, wearing a simple and understated designer watch is all you need to amp up your style and sophistication.  Burberry, Kate Spade, you can’t go wrong with either of them!


Choose your shirts and sweaters wisely.  Sales can be a great time to scrounge up all your basics, but sometimes, it’s more fun to go for statement pieces like an eye-catching color-blocked sweater or the perfect grunge plaid shirt.


Now for the best part, shoes!  Nothing is more overwhelming than walking through the Nordstrom shoe department. It’s like a kid walking into a candy shop or Disney World.  Add a sale on top of it, and there’s a possibility you may need your inhaler.  Deep breaths, my friends. Here are some of the top picks!


No outfit is complete without the fancy duds! You know what would really make your new summer hair cut stand out?  A pair of bold, sparkly earrings!  Trendy ear crawlers or colorful chunky earrings should definitely be on your wish list this summer.


Last but not least, why not update your eyewear.  There are so many show-stopping sunglasses on sale right now.  Looking for a pair with the wow factor?  Try big cat-eye sunglasses.  You can’t go wrong!


The final phase of shopping the best sale comes in two parts.  First, you will say to yourself, “Okay, now that’s all I’m buying this Summer.”  You might even feel slightly guilty.  Then comes part two, the best part.  You’re out wearing your new duds, snapping pics with friends, reaping all the compliments, and you think to yourself, “I wonder when the Fall line is coming out.”


J. Molly


Summer Orange and Polka Dot Heels

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While everyone’s preparing to fight the upcoming heat waves, I’m just hoping San Francisco summers will let me go jacket-less at night time.  As a fashionista growing up on the east coast, I know what it’s like to ruin an outfit with necessary sweaters and coats.  That’s why on these beautiful summer days, it’s time we truly take advantage of wearing our favorite sleeveless tops unimpeded by any other piece of clothing.

Check out a couple of these hot summer orange items and enjoy the shorts-weather while it lasts!

Free People at Bloomingdales ($40.80)

Free People at Bloomingdales ($40.80)

The Real Real ($155)

The Real Real ($155)


J. Molly


It’s Been 15 Years Since Elle Woods Made her Sparkly Debut

15 years ago I learned to embrace my love for the color pink.  After all, if Elle Woods can be taken seriously dressed in a hot pink suit and sparkly pink high heels, than why can’t we all right?


I can’t believe it’s been 15 years since Legally Blonde was released.  Although I pride myself in being original, I won’t deny the fact that Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods is one of my all time fav fashionable movie icons that I’ve admired since I was young.  That movie reminded me that you can never have too many sparkles, never wear too much pink, and people should never judge someone based on their appearance!

Lets celebrate the 15 year anniversary by shopping for these pink must-haves!  I definitely think Elle Woods would approve!  Afterall, “whoever said orange was the new pink, was seriously disturbed!” ~Elle Woods


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J. Molly

Mara Hoffman Off-the-Shoulder Striped Crinkled-Voile Playsuit • Mara Hoffman • $236
Prada Saffiano Lux Micro Tote Bag w/Shoulder Strap, Pink (Begonia) • Prada • $1,290
Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Leather Ballet Flats • Salvatore Ferragamo • $158–525
La Bohème Rose Gold White/Pink • Cluse • $74.99
Layne Ruched Sheath Dress • Diane von Furstenberg • $184
Gucci Soho Leather Shoulder Bag • Gucci • $495–1,650
Ray-Ban Mirrored Flash Aviator Sunglasses • Ray-Ban • $165