Friday, June 8, 2012

trends for the summer

June 1st has come and gone, the sun is powerful, and all the windows are aligned with tropical prints and cute summer catchphrases. It's the perfect time for a new wardrobe. So, I have tracked down summer must haves: bathing suits, makeup, and shorts--the works. I also included some stores with sales! Take a look at the BCBG Max Azria and Nordstrom windows.

A window display for every summer dream:

Town House


Juicy Couture-- check out summer looks below


BCBG Max Azria


After a longtime and I believe, a well-deserved fear of velour tracksuits, I made my way into the Juicy Couture store. The window was cute and ready for summer so I felt as though I needed to give it one last chance. I did not touch any velour item and found that Juicy has quite a few cute sundresses and even a super fun romper. So perfect for summer.
Juicy Couture
Juicy Couture

I, along with every other girl, have been on the hunt for the cutest swimsuit to tan in this summer. (Please tan responsibly. Don't forget the sunscreen.) I have not found one suit in particular but a whole collection of bikinis and one pieces from We Are Handsome. I simply cannot get enough. The colors and images are so cool and unexpected. I also fell in love with Giejo's line of mix and match suits. 

We Are Handsome
In the quest to complete my summer wardrobe, I have found many tropical shorts--some slightly more ridiculous than I would like. I own the Trouve shorts pictured in the Nordstrom window. I admit--they're crazy, but I love them all the more for their quirky attitude. And, they're on sale! If you're really willing to invest in a fun tropical short these Stella McCartney shorts are a must. 
Stella McCartney
Below is a collection of the must have accessories for summer 2012. The colors pop, and they're easy to throw on with anything. After all, neon is the new neutral, according to me anyway.

Daniela Gregis
Marc by Marc Jacobs

Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rebecca Minkoff
Now to finish this summer fashion guide, I have compiled my favorite easy makeup essentials all bright, fun colors for summer. Enjoy!

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick-- so easy
Bobbi Brown
Dior Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Pink Veil
Dior Nail Lacquer Riveria


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  2. I like this post :) (Especially the first shop...)

    (Hihi the girl above me has MY name ;)