Have you been to Zara lately? Let me tell you, if you are looking a few spot-on-trend pieces, to spice up your summer look, it's worth a stop. From stripes to appliqués, fringe and frayed denim to fun slides and accessories - there are great pieces to check out! For around $200, I picked up a darling stripe appliqué crop jacket with bell sleeves (yes, a lot of trend in one piece HERE), convertible coral stripe blouse (HERE), white fray hem jeans (HERE), chambray appliqué tunic, and todays stripe ruffle hem maxi dress ($25.90, here). There was so much more, but I was trying to keep to the $200 budget I had set, for a few new trend pieces to mix in with my summer wardrobe.
Today's dress is one of those pieces you may not bother to pick up - but it's the piece you grab when you are running out the door in and want to look a bit chic. Available in black, red (love!) and stripe, this dress ran true to size for me. I loved that it was not tight and I could wear my everyday undergarments with it - nothing tricky required! Bonus? It has pockets! I've already worn it with wedges, flat sandals, and flip flops. Paired with a denim jacket, statement necklace as well as a long tassel necklace. Today, I paired it with Pedro Garcia wedges (super comfortable!), balanced out with a black statement necklace - tying the heaviness of the shoe to the whole look. A black straw hat or large bag would create the same balanced effect. I have a love/hate relationship with stripes, so I mixed in an Anthropologie tribal print tote for color and interest. When pattern mixing, just tie in a few of the colors from each piece. This will will bring your outfit together and you'll be good to go!
ZARA Long Ruffled Hem Maxi Dress in 3 colors (HERE) | Anthropologie Tasssel Tote, older style. Similar (HERE) (HERE)| Statement Collar Necklace, Anthropologie, older style. Similar (HERE) (HERE) | Pedro Garcia Wedge Sandals, Similar on sale (HERE) (HERE)
Weekend Sale Alert!
If you are in the market for summer sandals, Nordstrom just re-priced a boatload of spring/summer shoe styles - a few are up to 60% off! The selection includes many brands that rarely go on deep discount like Tory Burch, Pedro Garcia, Bettye Mueller, Prada, Gucci, Patricia Green, Stuart Weitzman - just to name a few. Plus reduced prices on Jack Rogers, Via Spiga, Vince Camuto and more!
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Schools out for us, let the summer begin!
Have a fabulous weekend Ladies!