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Something Navy and New!

I was so excited to hear that Arielle Charnas released a Something Navy line at Nordstrom. I love her style and had to check out the latest items in the collection.

Puffy sleeves are ALL the range and I totally understand why. They add some flare to any piece and definitely makes a statement while keeping you on trend. I am loving this linen dress from Arielle’s latest collection and highly recommend it if you are looking for that perfect chic summer look.

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The Color of the Season

I hadn’t really shopped at Free People until recently and am starting to fall in love with their clothing! The quality is great, the styles are trendy and the price point is ideal.

This is the perfect dress for summer! It’s lightweight, easy to throw on and the hottest color of the season. Orange not your color? No worries! It also comes in a beautiful vibrant blue. I had a hard time deciding between these two colors but decided orange was more my color. Pair this dress with a fab pair of slides, some statement earrings and call it a perfect summer day.

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1-Step Salon Styler

This 1-step hair dryer and styler is something I had to try for myself! Anything that makes hairstyling easier is worth a try in my book. Now that my hair is a bit longer, it is easier for me to style it out on my own. Ok, so full disclosure, I have very fine hair. Even with fine hair, it took me awhile to dry my hair fully with the 1-step dryer. However, once it was dry, my hair looked smooth and had a salon-finished boost!

So, my suggestion is to use hair thickening spray at the root to add some volume. I would suggest rough drying your hair with a regular blow dryer and then go over your semi-dry hair with this salon styler for a coiffed, just out of the salon bouncy blow out!

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The Cropped Jacket

Very rarely do I actually get to shop in an actual Nordstrom but boy oh boy, when I do, I feel like a kid in a candy shop! I spotted this cropped army green cargo jacket right away and was drawn to the color. Army green is one of my faves and I really do consider this color to be more on the neutral side. It pairs well with anything so I guess it is on the same level as a denim jacket! When I realized it was made by Topshop I knew it was going to be pretty good quality and extremely affordable. I immediately tried it on, it fit, I loved it but the cropped factor was a bit of an issue for me. I wasn’t sure I was vibing the crop but I am here to say that this is a current trend and when styles are trendy, just GO FOR IT! The super safe way to wear a cropped jacket is with a long piece like a maxi dress, jumpsuit or monochromatic look underneath (aka black jeans, black tank). BUT don’t be scared of a cropped jacket, it actually looks great with more than you expect! I also have worn it with a high-waisted skirt and bodysuit (looks super chic). I love on trend affordable pieces like this because it updates your wardrobe and keeps you feeling young and stylish! Below are some more super cute crops:

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Desk to Dinner

Summertime has us up early and out late! Looking for something to wear that can take you from desk to dinner? I know I am!

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Bright Coral Lipstick

Bronzed skin and bold coral lipstick screams summer! Small pops of color is the key to keeping your makeup fresh and alive during these hot summer months. All you will need to do is curl your lashes, add some mascara, brush on some bronzer and apply a fab coral lipstick. Trust me, you will steal the show! Here are some of my favorite show-stopping coral lipsticks:

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The Perfect Army Green Trouser

I have been searching high and low for the perfect pair of army green slacks. I find that I am always reaching for a pair of jeans on my casual days so I wanted to switch it up, “spice” it up if you will. I know you are thinking that a soft washed pair of army green trousers is hardly “spicy” but to me, it is! Especially when it’s so hard to find that perfect pair. Each season, I put away my winter gear and switch it out for summer staples. This season, I found myself shopping in my own clothing and I was pleasantly surprised at how many great pieces I had from seasons past! I was relieved to find that my shorts and sun dresses were still intact and in style (so were most of my other pieces)! Every few months, no matter the season, I buy a new pair of jeans, but I was missing the cargo style army green trousers!

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Where will your Dresses take you this summer?!? Have a Dress, Will Travel and Summer Decoded!

First comes the dresses, and then comes the travel! LOL! At least that’s how my mind works. If you buy the dress, the destination will come! Each summer we all plan our wardrobe depending on where we will be going. Well, I know I do! Heading to the beach? You will be looking for something lightweight and breathable. Touring a new city? I always want something chic and comfy (and preferably with pockets)! Headed to a gorgeous island? You probably want something bold and bright with patterns! So where do you find all of these fab looks? ! Banana Republic!

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