On Safari


One particular trend I’ve been enamored with, but did’t seem to find too many pieces this season to add to my wardobe, is the safari trend. I do have my favorite leopard print pieces but I could certainly own more sandy brown or forest green colors. Here are a few pieces that I love in this trend:

1. Stuart Weitzman The Camping Espadrille ~ $163
2. Foley & Corinna Tassel Charmer ~ $250
3. Calypso St. Barth Zebra Print Scarf ~ $275
4. Victoria Beckham Belted Safari Dress ~ $294
5. Henri Bendel Safari Chic Flex Bracelet ~ $99
6. Super Sunglasses Basic Wayfarer ~ $189
7. ModCloth Safari Finesse Hat ~ $40
8. Equipment Signature Safari Green ~ $208
9. Clinique All About Shadow Quad Compact ~ $28

Pleated Midi Skirts

Pleated Midi Skirts

The perfect in-between to the maxi and mini skirt is the midi skirt. I certainly do love lots of colorful options with an over-the-knee length skirt with pleats. They pretty much work for any event. A solid color is perfect for a 9-5 job with with an oxford blouse and heels. The #2 floral number is perfect when adding a tee and sandals for a day out with friends. Here are a few others that are my favorite:

1. Topshop Taffeta Picnic Midi Skirt ~ $190
2. Dorothy Perkins Pink Floral Crinkle Midi Skirt ~ $44
3. Ruche Lindi Textured Midi Skirt ~ $65
4. Topshop Metallic Lace Jacquard Midi Skirt ~ $96
5. Dorothy Perkins Fuschia Mesh Pleat Midi Skirt ~ $39
6. Boohoo Mia Floral Print A Line Midi Skirt ~ $30
7. Cynthia Rowley Bonded Midi Skirt ~ $275
8. Mango Pleated Midi Skirt ~ $80

Small Backpacks

Small Bags

A highlight of school starting for me was all of the new supplies that I would stock up on for the new year. One particular item that excited me was a new backpack. However, instead of a Jansport, a smaller version is a great update/upgrade for those of us no longer in school anymore. I think a small backpack is a great accessory for being on the go while remaining stylish. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Sole Society Brandice Mini Backpack ~ $45
2. Free People Love Worn Backpack ~ $258
3. Michael Michael Kors Jett Set Small Studded Backpack ~ $298
4. Loeffler Randall Lock Backpack ~ $550
5. Danielle Nicole Sloane Backpack ~ $88
6. Proenza Schouler PS1 Small Backpack ~ $1,675
7. Love Moschino Double Zipper Small Backpack ~ $295
8. Tory Burch Marion Quilted Small Backpack ~ $450

Tropical Print

While spring is always associated with beautiful floral patterns, I like to associate summer with exotic tropical prints. Probably because that is what summertime is for: to escape and travel to fun places. It’s also a print that I certainly need more of in my closet. My favorites probably have to be the MSGM dress and that Kate Spade Pouch.

1. Forever 21 Island Girl Round Sunglasses ~ $6
2. MSGM Tropical Print Dress ~ $361
3. Dune Kozzie Tropical Print Slipper Shoe ~ $92
4. Equipment Signature Toucan Print Blouse ~ $78
5. River Island Tropical Floral Print Joggers ~ $70
6. Kate Spade New York Bow Tile Medium Bella Pouch ~ $98
7. Topshop Tropical Scuba Midi Skirt ~ $96
8. Kate Spade New York Rio Tropical Print Scarf ~ $128