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02

Jun

More Yigal Azrouël.    I love the grey mesh dress.   Note how the holes of the mesh fabric aren’t uniformly sized.   It makes it look like a slightly loopy knitted web crossed with a mesh.    Love it!   (Look #24 from the Spring 2014 RTW collection.)

More Yigal Azrouël.    I love the grey mesh dress.   Note how the holes of the mesh fabric aren’t uniformly sized.   It makes it look like a slightly loopy knitted web crossed with a mesh.    Love it!   (Look #24 from the Spring 2014 RTW collection.)

01

Jun

I love stripe everything.   So of course, I love this striped blazer with zip pockets and a slight peplum hem.    It’s perfect for spring and as a protective layer when summer comes ‘round and every building I enter is over air-conditioned.

Striped blazer, $79.90, ZARA.

I love this sleek, white jacket from Yigal Azrouël’s Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collection.   (Look 2, from Spring 2014 RTW.)

I love this sleek, white jacket from Yigal Azrouël’s Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collection.   (Look 2, from Spring 2014 RTW.)

sunakoshops:

Gotta love this black & white dress by Yigal Azrouël.  Look #12 from his Spring 2014 RTW collection.    I love the pattern, the cut, and the length of this dress.   Perfect for a city summer.

Oops; meant to post it here. 

sunakoshops:

Gotta love this black & white dress by Yigal Azrouël.  Look #12 from his Spring 2014 RTW collection.    I love the pattern, the cut, and the length of this dress.   Perfect for a city summer.

Oops; meant to post it here. 

25

May

Summer Fashion Fix - Budget Basics

Sometimes, I just need a cheap dress that works as an easy-to-wear canvas.   I can easily accessorize it with scarves and jewelry if necessary, but I can change up these elements and keep using the dress as a starting point.  

This H&M sleeveless dress in olive (also available in red) is going to be one of my workhorses for summer weekend afternoons.

Available now at H&M, $29.95.

Senait Gidey photographed by Thomas Whiteside

(Source: manticoreimaginary)

24

May

This is going to be my go-to dress for some of the events I’ll attend this summer.   I love the tasteful dark sparkliness of this dress and the big cutout in the back.

Open back dress, Mango, $169.99.  30% off sale right now, code: 5SHOPMAYUS

lucyeatsdiamonds:

I like these sandals (Ivanka Trump Maxy - on sale at Nordstrom). I don’t know if they’ll fit me. I have a really high instep. Last week at Dillard’s, I tried on both the Vince Camuto Jerimaya and Fontanela. Neither one worked on my foot. The Jerimaya wouldn’t even buckle around that place on my foot and the t-strap was in the wrong place. The Fontanela fit ok but tight on the instep and I was afraid they’d be awful in the heat. So…. maybe I’ll try Maxy. One reviewer said that the space between the cage and the bottom was weird. Hmmmm….. 

I really want these for all the upcoming summer parties.   Some of the maxi-dresses I bought are so long that I need heels.  This pair could be the solution…

lucyeatsdiamonds:

I like these sandals (Ivanka Trump Maxy - on sale at Nordstrom). I don’t know if they’ll fit me. I have a really high instep. Last week at Dillard’s, I tried on both the Vince Camuto Jerimaya and Fontanela. Neither one worked on my foot. The Jerimaya wouldn’t even buckle around that place on my foot and the t-strap was in the wrong place. The Fontanela fit ok but tight on the instep and I was afraid they’d be awful in the heat. So…. maybe I’ll try Maxy. One reviewer said that the space between the cage and the bottom was weird. Hmmmm….. 

I really want these for all the upcoming summer parties.   Some of the maxi-dresses I bought are so long that I need heels.  This pair could be the solution…

This is my effortless summer dress.   When I just want to slip on a pair of flat sandals and glide through the humidity with ease and élan.

At Mango, $69.99, but there’s a coupon code for 30% off: 5SHOPMAYUS

27

Apr

I’m in love with this porcelain blue dress from Mango.   I already know all the places where I’ll wear it this summer…   The tassel belt is super-charming.  I’ll feel like the High Priestess of Ibiza or Costa del Sol Vacationing while wearing this dress.  

Pleated long dress, $129.99, Mango.