An Ode to Coral

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One of my favorite colours for summer is juicy coral. Not quite orange, not quite pink, this exotic shade instantly warms up the complexion and makes me feel like I’m beach-ready! Nothing looks better against a summer tan than this tropical hue. Whether it’s a swipe of coral gloss or a floor-length coral maxi-dress, adopt this gorgeous shade into your own wardrobe and beauty routine and pretend you’re vacationing in Tahiti (or a tropical destination of your choice)! So with that in mind, here are a few of my very favorite fashion and beauty picks in this sunny summer shade. Hello, sunshine.

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CORAL PICKS

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1 // Caroline Svedborn – Örhängen Alexandra Light Coral Earrings

2 // Kate Spade New York – Flights of Fancy Grapefruit Leather Crossbody Bag

3 // Wear All – Chiffon Gypsy Off Shoulder Top

4 // Sam Edelman – Rochester Flats

5 // Yves Saint Laurent Beauty – Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in Color 36 Corail Legende

6 // Fitbit – Alta HR Wireless Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker

7 // Gucci – Bold High-Gloss Lacquer in Crushed Coral

8 // Suzanna Dai – Ombré Gumball Necklace

9 // Nordstrom Rack – Beauty Sleep Pillow

10 // Pretty Little Thing – Charis Coral Floral Embroidered Shorts

xoxo,

Alicia

On The Boardwalk

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Long days that turn into late nights walking along the boardwalk are some of my most cherished summer memories. I live pretty close to the beach (not to brag), but even if you live smack dab in the middle of the city, you can still capture that carnival by the sea vibe with a few well chosen pieces. The magic formula includes bright colours, stripes, and a general disregard for subtlety or conventions. Accessorize with a head turning pair of shades and a cone full of cotton candy and you’re good to go! With this theme in mind, I’ve chosen 10 pieces that will help you channel your inner carnival girl instantly. Lana Del Rey would approve!

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BOARDWALK BUYS

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1 // Bond No. 9 – New York Coney Island Eau De Perfume

2 // RMS Beauty – Lip2Cheek Colour in Beloved

3 // New Directions – Ivory Floppy Sun N Sand Hat

4 // Red Off Shoulder Top & Black/White Striped Highwaisted Bottoms (Swimsuit)

5 // Deborah Lippmann – Walking on Sunshine & Lara’s Theme Set

6 // Lilly Pulitzer – Boho Beach Earrings

7 // Betsey Johnson – Boardwalk Sweets Candy Bracelet

8 // Tory Burch – Castaway Mismatched Espadrilles

9 // Solid & Striped – Cropped Striped Cotton Top

10 // Zimmermann – Roza Striped Cotton Shorts

xoxo,

Alicia

Lavender Dreams

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Soft and soothing shades of lavender and lilac are an easy way to lend a touch of feminine sweetness into an otherwise pared down wardrobe of black, white, camel and grey. From accessories and beauty to your wardrobe and living space, a pop of purple is just what the design doctor ordered. So scroll on to feel the mood and check out 11 of my prettiest purple picks.

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LAVENDER BUYS

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1 // Elizabeth Arden – Touch of Lavender Eyes Wide Open Eye Shadow Trio

2 // Chicwish – Lavender Tulle Mini Skirt

3 // Origins – Calm To Your Senses Lavender and Vanilla Bath/Body Oil

4 // MAC – Colour Rocker Lipstick in Flatter Me Fierce

5 // Brixton – Lavender Corbet Fedora

6 // Love Stories – Hazel Stretch Lace & Jersey Soft Cup Triangle Bra

7 // Elizabeth and James – Leonie Cutout Stretch-piqué Mini Dress

8 // Humble Chic – Druzy Threader Dangle Earrings

9 // OPI – Infinite Shine Nail Polish in ‘In Pursuit of Purple’

10 // Tory Burch – Jolie Fleur Lavande Eau de Parfum

11 / Birkenstock – Lavender Suede Arizona Soft Footbeds

xoxo,

Alicia

Daisies For Days


One of my favorite things about summer is the way that daisies start popping up everywhere. Even the most unkempt of fields are made beautiful by a smattering of these white and yellow flowers. I’ve always loved daisies but have become more obsessed with them as of late, and have taken to wearing jewelry and accessories that are covered in them. There is something about them that just makes me feel happy. Not to sound insane, but they look like they are smiling. They are like happy, cartoon flowers. If I was a flower, I would be a daisy. In my opinion, every day should be filled with daisies, whether they’re decorating your garden or your body.

DAISY PICKS

1 // Doll’s Kill – Blue Denim Daisy Satchel Backpack

2 // Tillys – Full Tilt Daisy Daze Sunglasses

3 // Marc Jacobs – Limited Edition White Daisy Eau de Toilette

4 // Zaful – Daisy Print High Waisted Bikini Set

5 // Pilot – Daisy Print Bardot Crop Top

6 // Dorothy Perkins – Orange Daisy Print A-line Skirt

7 // Charlotte Russe – Daisy Crochet & Denim Choker Necklaces

8 // Eternal Collection – Daisy Enamel Silver Tone Drop Earrings

9 // Pretty Little Thing – Light Wash Daisy Trim Denim Shorts

10 // Olivia Burton – Flower Show Moulded Daisy Watch

xoxo,

Alicia

Lemon Chiffon 


Why, hello sunshine! Whether or not the weather outside is sunny or grey, cheerful shades of lemon, daffodil, and vanilla are instant mood boosters. Yellow is also surprisingly easy to wear! It warms the complexion and gives the face a sunny glow even if you haven’t spent much time outside. If you’re unsure about wearing yellow (like so many people are), start slow with accessories. I have no doubt that over time you will see the light. And if you need a little extra convincing, scroll on and peruse these sunny images and lovely pieces.

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LEMON PICKS

1 // New Look – Pale Yellow Floral Print Jumpsuit

2 // Castañer – Raffia Braided Sandals

3 // Clinique – Yellow Genius Nail Polish

4 // MAC – Nice Energy Veluxe Pearl Eye Shadow

5 // Alex and Ani – Colour Classics Soleil Beaded Bracelet

6 // Sophia Webster – Evie Butterfly Leather Shoulder Bag

7 // Fiestaware – Yellow Cream & Sugar Set

8 // WearAll – Bobbie Gypsy Off-Shoulder Top

9 // Theory – Cropped Trousers

xoxo,

Alicia

Block Party

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Hey you. Yeah, you. t’s time to get out of neutral. Because you know what goes best with bright colours? Other bright colours. Embrace your inner Lisa Frank and go colour crazy. Fuchsia and lemon? Yes! Tangerine and turquoise? Why the heck not? Colour blocking is a styling technique that can instantly hit refresh on your entire wardrobe. You know that pink top that you always wear with those safe (aka snooze-worthy) black trousers? Well it looks like new when you pair it with a lime green mini! I don’t know about you Dorothy, but I’m read to leave Kansas and pop into technicolor.
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COLOUR BLOCK PICKS

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1 // Etro – Colour Block Skirt

2 // JURREKO – Newschool Aquatic & Anise Green Satchel

3 // Paul Smith – Colour Block Constantina Heeled Sandals

4 // John Lewis – Toolally Fan Colour Block Drop Earrings

5 // Diesel – Ribbed Colour Block Dress

6 // Nars – Limited Edition Duo Eye Shadow in Chiang Mai

7 // Mara Hoffman – Colour Block Bikini Top

8 // MAX & Co. – Geometric Colour Block Sunglasses

xoxo,

Alicia

Neon Lights


No matter how much we all love our neutrals, sometimes a splash of bright, in-your-face colour is totally necessary. From vibrant tangerine and hot pink to highlighter yellow, flashy neon hues are a fool-proof way to breathe some renewed excitement into even the most humdrum of wardrobes. Too shy to go crazy with colour? Start slow with a bright pair of earrings, some lime green shoes or a swipe of lavender lipstick. As for me, I’m ready to embrace every shade in the rainbow. Afterall, in a world that often feels a bit beige and blah, sometimes you just need a hit of neon! 


NEON BUYS

1 // Humble Chic – NY Hula Fringe Tassels

2 // Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Neon Yellow Cosmetic Glitter

3 // Sophia Webster – Darla Mules 

4 // Linda Farrow X Matthew Williamson Neon Orange Cat Eye Sunglasses

5 // Christopher Kane – Lace Trimmed Neon Tulle Skirt

6 // BK – Fluorescent Neon Pure Candy Colour Luminous Nail Polish

7 // Venessa Arizaga – Neon Rainbow Road Earrings 

8 // Marni – Colour Block Leather Clutch

9 // SunnyLife – Large Pineapple Neon Light

Xoxo,

Alicia