Tuesday, May 26

sale away

I could not resist sharing my edit of Netaporter's half-off sale, as there are so many summer-glam goodies up for grabs! Topping my list are the beach-bound pieces--'tis the season, after all!--and they include this Missoni bikini, this reversible Zimmermann suit, this Lemlem striped top, these forever-chic K. Jacques leather sandals, this Melissa Odabash crochet cover-up, these Gianvito Rossi lace-up heels, this Chloe one-shoulder bikini, these Alice & Olivia lace shorts, this Pucci halterneck, and this MSGM mini dress. Shop it all here.

dress season

My Memorial Day weekend kicked off with bike-riding through Napa vineyards and ended with backyard barbecuing in Malibu! In between, I paraded around in some fun new dresses, such as the Pixie Market off-the-shoulder, above, and the Heidi Merrick back-baring show-stopper, below. Now that dress season is officially here,  I'd like to continue parading around in this Proenza Schouler (on sale!) this 3.1 Phillip Lim (on sale!), this Isabel Marant (on sale!), this  Sophie Theallet (on sale!), this Lover (on sale!), this Christophe Sauvat, this Rachel Zoe, and this H&M.

P.S. The sale situation at Bergdorf Goodman is seriously bananas (replete with Proenza, Stella, Chloe, et al). Netaporter's half-off sale is also on and definitely worth checking out. Be sure to hit Matches, too!

day to night LBD

day to night dress
$395, netaporter

Fringe and embellishment make this the ultimate day-to-night LBD.

1. DKNY embroidered dress, $395, netaporter.com
2. Eddie Borgo drop earrings, $85, shopbop.com
3. Oliveve haircalf clutch, $150, shopbop.com
4. Prada suede and metallic heels, $525, bergdorfgoodman.com

Thursday, May 21

wedding wear

For those of you hitting the wedding circuit this summer and needing a dress (or three!), or just looking for a party-perfect frock, look no further than the incredible sales happening at Bergdorf Goodman, Moda Operandi, Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop and Asos. I scoured all these retailers this morning, thank you very much, and edited the vast assortment to these selects: a few city-sleek wedding-worthy dresses by Self-Portrait, J. Mendel, Josh Goot, Peter Pilotto, Chloe, and Tibi; these beach wedding-ready frocks from BCBG Max Azria, Red Valentino, Camilla and Marc, and Asos; these countryside-party appropriate dresses by DKNY, Marissa Webb, and Rebecca Taylor; and all-around lovelies by Needle & Thread, Saloni, and Rebecca Minkoff.

Photo: Vogue

Wednesday, May 20

smooth sale-ing

Let the Memorial Day weekend sales begin! Nordstrom kicks things off with up to 60% savings on a far-reaching assortment of summer styles, from day-perfect Frame Denim cuffed shorts (like the above) to a cocktail-ready M Missoni shoulder-baring dress. Other remarkable finds include these spot-on Elizabeth and James crop wide leg pants, this Rebecca Minkoff fringed bag, the Kooples white lace-up jeans, this Emperia vegan leather tote (for $27!), these 3.1. Phillip Lim ankle wrap sandals, and these wear-with-everything Ted Baker ankle strap heels. Also Shopbop has added tons of right-now ready-to-wear pieces to their sale page here. My picks include this Nili Lotan embroidered top, this floral Myne romper, these wide-leg Mother jeans, these under-$100 super versatile Joe's Jeans sandals, this pastel Rami Brook blouse, and this Adia Kibur snake ring.

floral lace

$92, pixie market

It's a beach cover-up! It's a evening-out top! It's a summer day shirt! It's everything--and then some. (And a little Chloe-spirited too.)

1. Pixie Market lace top, $92, pixiemarket.com
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs ribbon bracelet, $58, shopbop.com
3. Hayden-Harnett pouch, $78, nordstrom.com**
4. Balenciaga sandals, $595, bergdorfgoodman.com
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts, $350, netaporter.com

**The half-yearly sale (up to 40% off) starts today at Nordstrom--check it out here!

Tuesday, May 19

on the line

Time to put on those summer stripes! And a good source for new ones would be J.Crew, always chock full of this classic pattern, but especially appealing right now because they're 25% off (along with tons of summer staples!) through May 21. I'd like to earn my stripes in the style department with this lightweight sweater, this popover, this three-quarter sleeve tee and this swimsuit. The discount code is here. P.S. I love the scarf on stripes happening here--very Euro glam!

Photo: Giovanna Battaglia

sweet jellies

$59, banana republic

 These jelly studded sandals are the essence of practical chic!

1. Tomas Maier cotton mini dress, $995, netaporter.com
2. Elizabeth and James sunglasses, $195, shopbop.com
3. Hermes vintage watch, $2090, shopbop.com
4. Muun straw bag, $265, moda operandi.com
5. Banana Republic jelly sandals, $59, bananarepublic.com

Monday, May 18

printed playsuits

If I had to single out a favorite summer trend, I'd go with the printed romper. The reason: it's easy, one-step, heat wave-ready, stand-out-from-the crowd dressing. And there are so many options to choose from right now. Among the best are these from Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenburg, Madewell, Asos, Faithfull, Thakoon Addition, Basta Surf and Joie. The one pictured, above, is by Stone Cold Fox. This one is similar.

ruffled up

$19, joe fresh

This tank top possesses the rare mix of fancyfree and flounce--just what I need!

1. Joe Fresh ruffle tank, $19, joefresh.com
2. Katie Diamond black garnet spike earrings, $145, shopbop.com
3. Time's Arrow wristlet, $245, shopbop.com
4. Madewell sandals, $158, madewell.com
5. Marni jacquard pants, $1300, netaporter.com