Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Essentials

Even though June gloom is in full swing, I am still ready as ever to embrace this summer with open arms. Here are a few of my essentials that will help keep you looking and feeling cool for the summer heat. 

Pops of Color

Anthropologie blouse looks great paired with your favorite lightweight wide leg pant or vintage style, rolled denim shorts.
A bold colored wallet choice always brightens my day, check out this one in Kelly Green.

This dress can easily take you from day to night.  Pair it with a brown flat leather sandal and a woven belt for a day full of errands. Once the sun sets throw on a pair of sky high heels and grab a fabulous clutch as you jet out the door.

Stylish Shorts

J Crew's image perfects the way to dress up a pair of shorts by adding a long blazer and a crisp denim shirt (I love denim shirts!). 
I love these gray shorts which can be dressed down with bronzed flat sandals and a white airy top. Jazz it up for the evening with an elegant pair of nude heels, a fitted black blazer and a black silk blouse.    

These DVF wedges are comfortable, stylish and has a tropical flare, perfect for the warm seasons.

Anthropologie platform wedge

Linen Shirt

J Crew's white linen shirt looks great with the sleeves rolled up and tucked into your favorite pair of jeans, slacks or even a pair of fun shorts.  It also, makes for a great beach cover-up while paired with your favorite straw hat and LBB (little black bikini).


This Brigitte Bardot shot exudes summertime chic;  classic stripes (I love them in any form and on anything), a lightweight cardigan and a straw hat that shades any ray of sun.


Love the Ray-Bans New Wayfarers have a super cool aura and provide great shade.

A Pretty Pedicure
Essie's Ballet Slippers never disappoints for an always chic and classic color.
All these items are the perfect pieces for the long warm days and the comfortable cool evenings that summer has to offer. Whether at the beach, a barbecue or even late night cocktails, these essential pieces will certainly turn up the heat. 


  1. Thanks for stopping by Susan! I love this roundup especially the Bardot reference because she was the queen of laid back, but glamorous style, perfect for summer!

  2. That Anthro blouse is too cute and you know I would loooove to own those DVF shoesies! And I love that Essie color! These are perf summer essentials :)

  3. Great finds - especially the anthro blouse and that lovely color nail polish!