Thursday, May 21, 2009

SUMMER ESSENTIALS

My friend Jordana has a unique and indvidual sense of style. She's not afraid to take risks and is one of the most stylish people I know. With summer coming quickly, I asked Jordana to pull together her top five picks for Summer.

BTW - Jordana also has a great food blog. Check it out for some easy summer recipes
http://menumaniac.blogspot.com/.
Enjoy!
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While the La Dauphine blog brings us the best of high fashion and celebrity-style, many of us are scouring the stores to find fashion items that are recession-proof (or at least less expensive than a Birkin) to spruce up our summer wardrobes.

Here are my top five picks of the season:


A quintessential sundress
Hot, humid summers warrant light, airy dresses that can beat the heat but keep us looking hot. You’ll find me at backyard barbecues or hitting the beach in this tri-colour
See by Chloe number.


Bold bags
Lose your black bag this summer and pick up something that will add a splash of colour. In late August, you can go back to your basics…if you really want to.
Balenciaga Cannage Area First in blue green – I know there are some haters out there but I love this bag with jeans and t-shirt.

Gucci New Jackie Shoulder Bag in coral (this photo doesn’t do it justice, this is a sexy bag…trust me!)


Carlos Falchi Iridescent Python Clutch – I grew up with a Carlos Falchi-loving mom so I had to include this in my summer picks. Honestly, it makes a statement and you will be the only girl at the party or on the patio with this clutch.



Quirky sandals

I get it; everyone loves gladiators. But frankly, everyone is wearing them and they’re not practical for me. I don’t know about you but my ankles swell in the heat! For casual daytime dressing try something metallic, flat and strappy. Right now on Anthropologie.com, there is a tremendous sandal sale. I like the Crackled Peep Toes by Lucky Penny.


Shimmer eyes
Check out Stila’s limited edition
Precious Pearl Palette. The shades are modern, subtle and perfect for the season plus you can mix & match the colours.


Get wet
Finding the right swimsuit is a challenge. My goal is to find something that captures my daytime style without being overt. Rosa Cha Bergamot One-Piece – check out the sexy back


Let me know what you think about my summer picks. And, check out my food blog at http://menumaniac.blogspot.com. You’ll find recipes and menu ideas that are simple and yummy.

Hmm…simple and yummy…I think that’s my personal fashion motto too!
- Jordana

3 comments:

  1. I'm going to swing by Anthropologie today to see if I can find those sandals--LOVE them. Great blog, Lauren and great guest post, Jordana!

    -kp

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  2. Fabulous! Excellent summer picks.

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