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Season Staples

Season Staples from J.Crew

Top | Clutch | Necklace | Hat | Sandals | Belt | Tote | Skirt | Shorts | Popover | Sunnies

 J.Crew is the one store where I highly anticipate diving into their style guide each month. The mix of classic essentials and bright punchy hues leaves me with an ongoing mental wish list. The brand portrays classic basics with a trendy infusion (usually through accessories) perfectly, and it fits my style dead on. I mean have you seen that statement necklace? Talk about a gasp-worthy statement piece! They never fail to impress, which these favorite pieces make fab staples to get you through the entire SS seasons.

Weekend DIY: Bride Survival Kit

Bride Survival Kit Tote

My best friend got married this weekend, so this past week has been pure craziness. It was a gorgeous wedding, and she was the most beautiful bride! As bridemaids it’s important to be prepared for every mishap, so we put together a survival kit to keep everything in tact. It definitely came in handy when we encountered a few grass stains during pictures!

Bride Survival Tote

I purchased a plain white tote from a craft store, along with glittery iron-on letters, rhinestone iron-on trim, and a floral embellishment that I hot glued on.

Bride Survival Kit

The Knot has a full list of essentials to include in your kit. My advice is to pack extra Shout Wipes, and Tide-To-Go pens (nothing’s worse than a white wedding dress stain!)

Bride Survival Kit

The essentials were great for the wedding and the reception, but nice for the bride to keep the travel-sized items to bring along on the honeymoon!

Happy Crafting!

xo Brittany

Smitten for Straw

Straw bags are no longer meant for just days in the sand. I love how the classic tote has taken to the streets with leather trim, studded detail, and colored hues. Towels are no longer the only thing you will be toting, this season. The functional style and detail make it easily accessible to carry your essentials in carefree style.

 

Tropical Punch

The flirty, vibrant hues displayed at the Salvatore Ferragamo SS’12 show are enough to convince anyone to jet set to a tropical retreat.  If a sizzling vaca isn’t on your agenda, why not visualize your own paradise by adding hibiscus florals, raffia accessories, and pops of brilliant color.

Steve Madden Rada Sandal / Stella McCartney Hawaiian T-Shirt / Zimmermann Hawaiian Printed Bandeau Bikini / Vanessa Bruno Hawaiian Print Shorts  / Michael Kors Raffia Tote

Inspiration Photo {via WWD}