Guys! If you're like me and love Anthropologie but can't afford it at full-price, you have to check out their Summer Tag Sale happening now. You can get up to 50% off some of their cutest summer clothing and home items!! Check out some of my favorite stuff below (click the underlined links to shop). Happy weekend and happy shopping!
Rosalie Hoodie, $39.95
The oversized ties on this hoodie make it extra special, and the reviews say that the fabric is so soft it feels like velvet. Sign me up!! I think this hoodie would look super cute layered under a denim jacket or bomber and paired with leggings and cute sneakers. It would also be great for travel! I like this black color but it also comes in a super pretty light pink.
Denim Baseball Cap, $19.95
A baseball cap is a timeless accessory that looks cute and sporty while also keeping the sun off your face or hiding a bad hair day. I love this denim style because it's simple, classic and could pair with almost any casual outfit. You could wear it into the fall too! It's perfect to throw on while running morning errands, at an outdoor sporting event, or out for an afternoon at the bar with friends.
Penny Midi Dress, $89.95
This dress is easy, breezy - perfect for a hot summer day or to throw on after the beach. It comes in a bunch of gorgeous colors and I love that it comes with a removable halter strap so you can change up the way you wear it. It's simple, classic and sexy and could be worn casually during daytime or dressed up for evening. It's the perfect multi-use travel dress! Just make sure you order the correct size - there is nothing more distracting than seeing someone constantly tugging and adjusting their strapless dress.
Sisters Gulassa Floral Pot, $14.95
This pot comes in a few different sizes and patterns but this is my favorite! I love the graphic black and white mixed with the bright pops of floral. It would be adorable on a patio or windowsill with a nice little succulent or fern in it, or even used as decoration on a shelf.
Rousseau Cropped Wide Legs, $69.95
I have outfit envy every time I see someone rocking some flowy, breezy printed pants. They always look effortlessly cool and comfortable. This pair is super fun because of the tropical pattern and bright colors. I love how they look on the model paired with sporty sneakers, but I also think they would look adorable with a simple white tee knotted at the waist and even some Birkenstocks. I'm debating ordering these because I don't know if I could pull them off, but I love them so much!!
Ruffled Utility Jacket, $99.95
A great utility jacket is a wardrobe staple and this one is extra special thanks to the cute ruffled details. You will wear this all the time!! Fall or spring! And there are so many different things you could pair it with. Wear it over a t-shirt dress in spring to add dimension and interest or pair it with a sweater and blanket scarf in fall.
Gena Mug, $7.95
I love the idea of having a bunch of fun mismatched coffee mugs for you and your guests to choose from in your kitchen, and I've started a little collection. Anthropologie always has the cutest options! I especially love this blue mug because it reminds me of the classic NYC "greek" style paper cup they give you at coffee carts. So fun!
Nothing says summer like a colorful Hawaiian print shirt! Just wearing one makes you feel more carefree and breezy. All you need is a cold drink with a paper umbrella! Yes, sometimes Hawaiian shirts can be tacky, but when done right I think they're super fun and stylish. I found the cutest Hawaiian-style shirt from Wilfred Free at Aritzia during their spring sale last month. The rayon fabric is soft and cozy, the fit is comfortable, and the print is so cool! It also has amazing details, like beautiful, pearl-colored buttons. It's called The Aloha Shirt - perfect, right?! I didn't splurge on the matching shorts, which I think could be cute on some people, but instead I paired it with some old denim cut-offs, some simple sunglasses, and my white Birkenstocks. Cute and comfy! Click below to shop The Aloha Shirt.
I realized I haven't done a Friday Fix post in a while, so here it is! We are heading into the heart of wedding season, so I'm sharing some of my favorite wedding guest dresses for the summer months. Happy weekend and happy shopping! XOXO! PS - click the underlined links to shop each dress.
Tie Neck Halter Dress from Topshop
This dress is so fun! I love how the high neck contrasts with the sexy leg slit and open back. And the pattern is unique and cool! It almost looks vintage. I would pair this with a strappy silver metallic shoe and a simple clutch. The price is $90, making it a slightly more affordable option!
Heartloom Maxi Dress from Nordstrom
This dress is feminine and romantic, perfect for an outdoor wedding. The red color will make you stand out, while the silhouette is simple and girlie. This dress could even be re-worn for other more casual occasions too - just switch to flat shoes or white sneakers and add a denim jacket. It makes up for its $130 price tag with its versatility!
Juniper Wrap Jumpsuit from Anthropologie
Stand out from the crowd by wearing a fun and flowy jumpsuit instead of a dress! I love the fit of this one from Anthropologie. It's low-cut, but not too low-cut, and the belt at the waist makes it super flattering on thin or curvy figures. Plus, because it's a simple solid color, you can make it your own with fun accessories! And like the dress before this one, although its $148, you could definitely wear this for other occasions.
Botanic Wrap Dress from Anthropologie
This dress is the most expensive of the group, but I loved it so much I had to include it. It has so many gorgeous details, from the embroidery at the bust to the belted waist and ruffled bottom. With the shorter length, it could also be worn for other daytime parties and events too! So cute!
There's nothing better than that first warm weekend in the spring where the sun is shining and you can finally taste summer. We had a weekend like this in Brooklyn earlier this month and took full advantage of it. We spent all day outside and even broke out the shorts for the first time since last summer (Am I the only one who feels naked the first time I wear shorts every year?! haha). Of course, I ended up with a patch of sunburn on my shoulder (oops!), but it was such an amazing day. We visited a bar near our apartment that we've never been to before and I actually think it might become one of our go-to summer spots... Diamond Reef. The bar doesn't look like much from the outside but when you walk in you feel like you're in a Miami oasis! The indoor bar area is huge, with comfy booths and a long bar, along with tons of floor space. There are tropical neon signs and palm trees, and the A/C is blasting. But the best part of the bar was probably the backyard. It's full of bright and cheerful tables and long wooden benches, tropical plants, and even a food truck. We had some delicious Mexican street corn and grilled chicken skewers -- the perfect snacks for a midday treat on a hot day. Their drink menu is full of yummy tropical-flavored frozen drinks and cocktails and refreshing beers. My frozen drink was strong but tasty, and it felt so festive with the little paper umbrella and colorful straw. If you're ever in the neighborhood, whether you need a place to hang out on a hot summer day or a tropical escape in the middle of winter, I highly recommend checking Diamond Reef out!!
In case you haven't noticed, I kind of have a thing for overalls. They're comfy and cute, and I feel like they effortlessly make your outfit more fun and unique. I was searching for the perfect pair of overall shorts to wear this summer and I've finally found them. This pair from Gap is the best! The denim is so soft and easy that they feel vintage, even though they're brand new, and they are the perfect fit... not too tight and not too loose. I wore mine with a tie dyed t-shirt and my white Birkenstocks last weekend for a hot afternoon of shopping and lunch in the city and I was perfectly comfy all day long. Scroll to the bottom of this post to shop these overalls!
I know I posted recently about styling a spring Madewell item, but their new collection is sooo good I am doing another one! I wore their "Muscle Midi Dress" over the weekend and it was comfortable, airy and cool all day long. The midi length was great because it fit my shorter figure (I'm 5'4" and sometimes maxi dresses drag on the floor when I'm wearing flat shoes) and it showed some leg without exposing all of my paleness. To style it, I paired it with a denim jacket -- which I tied around my waist until it got cooler in the evening -- and some round sunglasses from LOFT in a similar rose gold hue. You can't see my feet in these photos but I was wearing the G.H. Bass espadrille mule sneakers I featured in my latest post about spring essentials. They are the most comfortable shoes (no blisters!) and perfect for walking around all day long. A super simple outfit for a warm weekend day! I went to the park for a picnic followed by watching some basketball at the bar and I was happy and comfortable all day long. Scroll to the bottom of this post to shop the dress! PS - ignore my awkward facial expressions in these photos. I was embarrassed because an Uber driver was staring at us (still getting comfortable with the whole posing for photos in public thing). ;)
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My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 26 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.