Rebecca Minkoff’s Resort/Cruise 2016 collection preview is here! Drawing from iconic French actress and pop singer Françoise Hardy and her effortless personal style, the collection reflects Hardy’s nonchalant attitude towards fashion, reimagining classic 1960s trends with a casual, playful ease. A-line skirts, color-blocked jackets and dresses, smocking details, flared trousers and embroidered tops exude the modern bohemian spirit (did I mention fringe?!) personified by Hardy.
I’m especially crushing on the looks featured above, with shades of white and playful details that make me wish I was twirling around in the sun.
If you can’t wait to fill your Rebecca Minkoff void, check out the brands’ 4th of July sale, with items up to 50% off and free shipping.
Mark your calendars: next Wednesday, July 1st from 5-8pm, Boutikey is hosting their summer kick off party at their pop-up shop location and you’re invited.
The Boutikey team wants you to see their recently made-over store and treat you to giveaways (think gift cards to The Handle Bar!) & treats throughout the night.
Boutikey Pop Up: 1369 Boylston Street (Fenway)
Hope to see you there!
Kiss & Makeup Necklace – $68 (Down from $98)
In the Shade Pendant – $68 (Down from $98)
Emerson Place Vivienna – $222 (Down from $398)
Chelsea Square Hayden – $268 (Down from $448)
Now through July 7th, take an extra 25% off Kate Spade Sale items. I’ve included my favorites here, and the best part is the extra 25% off with code SETSALE isn’t yet included in these prices!
What are you scoring?
I recently had the opportunity to play dress up with Fabulous Frocks & Biana and Jackie of Bespoke Boston Weddings at their Spring Dress party, along with Sarah of SarahFit.com and Georgina of NotesonLifestyle.com. We had an absolute ball, each getting to show off three different looks while talking to all of the brides to be.
I will admit, it was beyond weird to try on a wedding dress for the first time, but Amanda made me feel so comfortable that I opted to try on a few different styles, that I never would have thought to try in the first place! Each dress was very different and each had something very special about it, from the fabric to the custom detail.
Look 1: Marchesa strapless with gold embrodiery and bow detail
Look 2: Amsale Bridal Sullivan Faille de soie one shoulder gown with crystal and pearl brooch
Look 3: Lee-Ann Belter Bridal Mathia silk duponi gown
Hair: Kent Newton Salon
Makeup: By yours truly, I’ll share the details in an upcoming post!
Photography: Matthew Jason Photography
If you have a new piece of bling from that special someone, I absolutely recommend calling Biana & Jackie to help plan your big day and then paying Amanda a visit to say yes to the dress!
Some of my blogger friends have shared their father’s day gift guides. Head over to their blogs for details!
Kayla of kaylasclosetblog.com has the details for the workoholic dad in your life.
See more tech ideas from Sami at simply-sami.squarespace.com
Have dad hit the grill with Alissa of thewittyandpretty.com
What are you getting your daddio this year?
PS – use code “DadsLoveHot” at GetHotSauced.com for 15% off your purchase!
Last weekend was my first time visiting Charleston, South Carolina. A group of my closest friends were in town to celebrate a bachelorette and take in some southern charm. We stayed at a b-e-a-utiful hotel, The Mills House (strongly recommend staying here if you ever have the chance!) and ended up staying at the same hotel as “The Bachelor” Season 18 Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. HOW WEIRD is that?!
Days we’re very hot, and the nights stayed in the high 70’s and low 80’s, so we had no choice but to break out some of our key summer pieces, earlier than we ‘d need them in Boston. For the trip I opted to pack light, which is practically unheard of for me, so I brought two dresses that I could dress up or down with accessories and key pieces of jewelry and about seven pairs of shoes, you know, just in case.
Before the trip I found this amazing dress from J.Crew Factory, and now it’s on an even better sale, that can easily transition from day to night for almost any occasion. It’s also available in a pretty blue and bright orange color, and I’m most definitely picking up at least one more. For our night out, I opted to doll it up with some new gold and turquoise baubles from local (RI-based) favorite, Capwell & Co.’s latest collection and paired the dress with some easy to dance and walk around in wedges.
J.Crew Factory Cami Dress – $49.50
Ray-Ban RB 3025 Large Aviator Sunglasses – $137
Capwell & Co Life’s A Beach Ear Jackets – $35
Capwell & Co New Horizon Pave Y Necklace – $45
Tory Burch Britten Metallic Clutch – $350
Sisco Berluti True Blue Stack – $244
Off Fifth Macksie Faux Leather Wedges – $39.99 (Down from $90!)
In honor of Father’s Day, I’ve teamed up with some of my blogger GF’s to bring you a collection of gift guides from the BBQ Master to Hitting-the-Linx Dad, we’ve got you covered. Up first, a collection of items for the big guy in your life that has a taste for luxe and appreciates the finer things in life. He may seem like he has it all, but not until he scores with a gift from you, like the below!
Stay tuned this week for more from these gals:
Kayla of kaylasclosetblog.com
Sam of thedecaffeinatedgirl.com
Sami of simply-sami.squarespace.com
Alisa of thewittyandpretty.com
The Street announces the return of its Summertime at The Street series! This year, Summertime at The Street places a new emphasis on fitness classes while maintaining its popular kid-friendly fun activities and live music events – there’s more than 150 events! Even better, all events are free and open to the public. Wanting to get a little extra cardio in, or some zen? Check out the offerings at The Street:
Street Sweat, Special Spinning Edition: Saturday June 6th at 12pm and 1:30pm.
Three outdoor spin classes with Healthworks Fitness Center. Reserve a bike by signing up at lululemon athletica Chestnut Hill or call The Street at 617-566-6667; Donations to The Newton Food Pantry are strongly encouraged.
Yoga on The Green: Sunday June 7th at 10am (and every Sunday this summer!)
All classes taught by lululemon atheltica instructors
Street Sweat: CRT Fit-Camp Every Tuesday Evening from 6pm-7pm
Led by TriJake Fitness
Street Sweat: Freestyle Fitness Every Wednesday Morning from 9:30am-10:15am and Saturday Morning from 10:30am – 11:30am
Led by MOVE
Street Sweat: #WorkoutWednesday Every Wednesday Evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Led by Healthworks Fitness Center
Street Sweat: Strollfit Every Thursday Morning from 9:30am-10:30am
Led by Baby Boot Camp
The Street is located at 55 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, MA; www.TheStreetChestnutHill.com.
See you there!
Tomorrow is Fabulous Frocks & Bespoke Boston Weddings’ Spring Dress Party! Before joining us for a night of bridal fashion, get to know Amanda, the owner of Fabulous Frocks! Check her out above in one of my favorite bridal designers, Reem Acra. (Tip: make sure to follow on instagram & Facebook, as she posts arrivals frequently!)
+ You were a hygienist before opening the shop, why transition to brides and dresses?
I have always wanted to open my own bridal boutique! It’s something I thought about doing for years and with the support of my husband, I finally decided to go for it. Having experience as a makeup artist, and my passion for fashion, along with an eye for high-end designer bridal gowns, opening a bridal boutique was a perfect fit. I love styling brides and making them feel fabulous!
+ Since opening, last fall, what has been your best moment thus far?
Hands down, when I met my first bride and helped her find her dress and join the Fabulous Frocks family.
+ Any tips for brides trying on for the first time?
I always tell first time shoppers to keep an open mind and HAVE FUN!
See you tomorrow from 6-8PM!
Stripes are so easy to wear, I’m considering them a neutral at this point. Thick stripes, thin stripes, ombre patterns up and down the stripes, you name it – the pattern is quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe. Easily dressed up or down, you can have so much fun with taking the pattern in either direction depending on the occasion. I scored the top pictured at TJMaxx, for like $20, and I think I’ve already worn it once a weekend for the last month, whoops. I’ve been saving (read: trying SO SO SO hard not to buy new clothes) for that big-girl purchase that you live inside of (so I don’t become the old lady that lives in her shoe. Mind you, they’d be really, nice shoes), so I’ve been only spending on affordable, wear-it-many-different ways options, and this top totally fit the bill.
Side note: I’m also over the top obsessed with my Rocks Box subscription, and these beautiful earrings came in my latest delivery. I can’t get enough. It’s you’re last chance to try the service for free using my special code, so get started filling out your style profile and enjoy!
Ray-Ban RB3025 Large Aviator Blue Mirror Lens Sunnies – $137 (Extra 10% off w/code: 10FORYOU)
Perry Street Julia earrings via Rocks Box – First month free with code: SHAUNAGALLAGHERXOXO & $19 after that for unlimited goodies each month
TJ Maxx Acemi Striped Tunic – $13 (similar to above)
J.Crew Toothpick Jean in Destructed Miller Wash – $79.99 (From $140, with an additional 30% off w/code: YAYMAY)
J.Crew Stella Suede Pumps – $238 (Take 30% off w/code: TIMETOSHOP)
Sole Society Milan Tote – $59 (A little biddy told me if you sign up for their email, you get 20% off!)
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