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Bikes and big dresses: It's officially a thing this summer--at least on Instagram! While I'm not sure I can finesse wearing the dress while riding a bike without it getting caught in the chain, I can max out my dress game with big-statement beauties. The latest and greatest come from English Factory, Free People, Love the Label, Staud, ALC, and Solid & Striped.
 

kendall conrad

marlien rentmeester


When Venice-based designer Kendall Conrad asked my sis and me to pile on her new summer jewelry, we were more than thrilled! We've long been fans of her minimalist, bohemian-spirited, yet elegant aesthetic. Her signature pieces--stackable rings, easy hoops, and tribal cuffs--are the ones we wear day in and day out, everywhere and anywhere! Please check out all the fun pics and our favorite styles here. We also did a funny Q&A--check it out here!


marlien coliena rentmeester

marlien rentmeester



the big bloom


$165, farm rio

The Wall Street Journal recently reported "joy dressing" is summer's biggest trend, with "exuberant, over-the-top clothing heralding happiness, relief and new beginnings." Well then, this vivid top is my kind of joy!



1. Farm Rio top, $165, farmrio.com

2. Loretta Caponi floral shorts, $325, netaporter.com

3. Adina's Jewels hoops, $58, shopbop.com

4. Hermes Lipstick in Rose Tan, $67, nordstrom.com

5. Loewe handpainted pouch, $265, netaporter.com

6. Gucci rubber slides, $360, gucci.com

amalie and cecilie

amalie cecilie moosgaard

 

Since the day I was born, I've always had two closets: mine and my identical twin sister's. To this day, I still borrow (and, okay, sometimes steal) pieces from her wardrobe and vice versa. It's an uniquely awesome arrangement, dependent upon our exact-same size, height, and, for the most part, similar style. It's fun to see Danish twin models Amalie and Cecilie Moosgard, pictured here, doing the same thing. Although I can't tell them apart (LOL!), I can clearly discern their mutual fondness for summer whites (Tove dress, third pic down, along with Filipa K  Mango and Toteme jeans, below), backless swimsuits-meet-tops (Anemos, pictured below, and also this one), Levi's denim cut-offs, black ATP Atelier cut-out sandals (immediately below) and ballerinas, easy button-downs (this, this, and this), and fitted white t-shirts and perfect tanks. #goals

 


 







 

Photos: Amalie Moosgaard Nielsen, Cecilie Moosgaard


summer whites


 

Happy to report that my summer is breezing along beautifully, except it's lacking one thing: a long white dress that's lightweight, easy-going, and everywhere-chic. Thankfully, great options abound but my all-out favorites come from Minkpink, Faithfull the Brand, Cecilie Bahnsen (pictured below--this one on sale), Opt, Ulla Johnson (on sale), and Merlette (size down).

 


 

 


 

in my basket

$270, shopbop

 

A next level basket bag for what's going to be a next level summer! 

 


 

1. Ulla Johnson crochet dress, $895, netaporter.com

2. Alexa Leigh huggies, $80, shopbop.com

3. Vanessa Bruno basket bag, $270, shopbop.com

4. Larroude sandals, $235, larroude.com

in the mode


 

Since my early days at Lucky Magazine, I've always championed emerging, female-founded brands. I love the thrill of discovery and sharing--and so I jumped at the opportunity to curate a summer shop on Modatrova, a site dedicated to up-and-coming female designers. I think you'll want to check out all the under-the-radar beauts I found, including the gorgeous Cara Cara dress, above. See my selects here!

big daddy



Anyone else scrambling for a last-minute Father's Day gift? I'm asking for a friend! ;) I do have some good ideas up my sleeve though, with some of them rendering mutually beneficial payoffs. Take, for example, Surfrider Hotel's Malibu candle, which will transport him to a beautiful big-wave day at Third Point (and make your house smell like heaven)! Also great: GrillKilt, an innovative grilling apron-meets-tool belt that holds grilling accessories, facilitates cooking and will make him like grilling even more! Read: less slaving over the stove. Then there's the self-cleaning water bottle, Larq, which, believe it nor not, purifies the water inside every two hours. Want to go all out? How about The Art of Ping Pong's wall-mounted table, above?! It looks like a piece of art on your wall and then comes down for fun and action. Yes, please!!

laced


 

For me, nothing screams summer more than a little lace. It's a light, delicate, and sexy flourish that goes a long (stylish) way in warm weather. I love Sezane's new silk, high-collar blouse, above, and also these pretty options from Farm Rio, River Island, Alice & Olivia, Ulla Johnson (on sale), and Love Shack Fancy.

out of the blue

$490, netaporter

 

I'm going to wrap this over my bikini and be good to go all summer long. 




1. Waimari eyelet kimono, $490, netaporter.com

2. Zimmermann bikini, $210, netaporter.com

3. Votary Tinted Lip Gloss, $64, netaporter.com

4. Nach Bijoux bracelet, $45, clarev.com

5. TKEES sandals, $50, shopbop.com


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