Coral & Gold Layer Bracelet

Coral & Gold Layer Bracelet

This post comes to you from sunny Ixtapa, Mexico, where I have some brief downtime and wifi access now that the sun has gone down. Interestingly enough, it’s the perfect opportunity to talk spring and summer accessories since I’m in quite the mood with my base tan over here. The combination of gold and coral is a hard one to top and that’s why I was drawn to this bracelet from indie brand Urbitious. The lovely texture and jingle to this layered piece will look great with any beach frock or flowy top you choose. Perk up your neutrals, or give some contrast against turquoise, royal blue, or vibrant mandarin. The choice is yours with this super cute and affordable piece!

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Coral & Gold Layer Bracelet
by Urbitious
$4.99

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Urbitious

gidi Vintage Print Dress

gidi Vintage Print Dress

Summer is in full effect, so it’s time to crack out the bright and colorful dresses. I’ve been sashaying my way into more edgy pieces this year, stepping outside my basic solids and stripes. This gorgeous shift dress by  Taneasha Puntry’s label, gidi, is the perfect focal piece that’s all things summer. But before I get into telling you about why this dress is awesome, let me give you the scoop on the designer and label. Chicago Fashion Incubator Alumni Taneasha Puntry designed her label to compliment a woman’s natural curves, while still being chic and classy. She strives for a tailored look, inspired by Coco Chanel and Napa Valley; meaning every piece is great for both day and evening wear. What I love most about this dress is the blend of both classic and vintage: you have a classic shift dress silhouette with a bold, vintage colored print. Pair with nude heels and a jewel-toned clutch and you’ve got a stunning outfit. This is an indie designer on the cusp, based out of Chicago, that all our readers in the windy city and beyond should know about. You can find the entire gidi collection online which you can buy direct, but it is also currently exclusive to Strut boutique in Geneva, IL.

Vintage Print Dress
by gidi
$125.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: gidi

Maison Scotch Silk Stripe Shirt

Maison Scotch Silk Stripe Shirt

When it comes to fashion for women, few things provide finer polish than a gorgeous blouse. This silk blouse by Maison Scotch is just that! Topped with ornate beaded epaulettes, this coral and white striped shirt is the piece to dress up plain denim and your favorite flats. This top can likewise pair perfectly with slacks or khakis for a more business casual look. More subdued masculine elements like the granddad collar, breast pocket, and buttons give it a more relaxed vibe, even though the top is made of silk. Coral and white is one of my favorite color combos for the warmer months so this is a top I could live in all summer long. Would look absolutely lovely worn with turquoise accessories or nails!

Silk Stripe Shirt
by Maison Scotch
£140.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Atterley Road

ASOS Lipsy Lace and Sequin Dress

ASOS Lipsy Lace and Sequin Dress

Here’s a hot little sleeveless number for you. This Lipsy dress combines lace and sequins in a gorgeous mini coral frock perfect for those warm spring and summer nights. It has a slim fit, a low scooping back, and a nice layer of lace that covers some cleavage. Paired with nude pumps, an updo, and chandelier earrings and you’ve got an instantly fabulous going out look!

Lace and Sequin Dress
in Coral
by Lipsy
$76.36

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: ASOS

Dorothy Perkins Coral Crochet Detailed Dress

Dorothy Perkins Coral Crochet Detailed Dress

Out of nowhere, it seems Indian summer is finally in full swing in San Francisco. October 1 hit and so did the heat. If you’re still on the hunt for lovely, light dresses to wear in this last stretch of sunshine, don’t miss this one by Dorothy Perkins. In a lovely peachy coral shade, it doesn’t get much more cheerful and feminine than this. Also of note are the adorable crochet panels around the neck, which make accessorizing a breeze (no necklace necessary!). Don with sunnies and bangles and you’re out the door. Currently wishing I had something like this to wear today, but sadly all of my dresses are packed up for my move.

Coral Crochet Detailed Dress
by Dorothy Perkins
$49.00 $27.00

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Dorothy Perkins

Coral & Cocoa Large Stripe Top

Coral & Cocoa Large Stripe Top

Forever 21 hits it out of the park, yet again, with a trendy piece at a great price point. This polyester cap sleeve top is nails the colorblock trend to a T – mixing a neutral dusty cocoa with a vibrant pop of coral pink.  The loose fit and large stripes are somewhat relaxed, yet still so chic. A wonderful piece that will work season-round.

Large Stripe Top
in Coral/Cocoa
$17.80

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Forever 21

Diane von Furstenberg Laramie Maxi Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Laramie Maxi Dress

This DVF maxi dress has been seen everywhere lately– retailer newsletters, fashion blogs, banner ads – and  there’s something telling me I just have to have it! The color and tribal print of this maxi are just so on point, as DVF always seems to nail. I must also add that I’m digging the 3/4 length sleeves which are nicely offset by a flirty slit up the side of the skirt. It’s quite refined too, made of silk and featuring a casual self-tie belt, the collar and buttons can be closed up or worn open to better suit the occasion. Oh Diane, why must you always do summer resort so well?

Laramie Maxi Dress
in African Tulip Deep Coral
by Diane von Furstenberg
$565.00  $395.50

OMG buy me THIS.

Photo credit: Shopbop