the life aquatic (coral and turquoise)

Shorts: Banana Republic, Belt: J. Crew, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Target, Jewels: J. Crew, Francesca’s


whites and florals

Nothing says summertime like a killer white outfit. Make it pop more with contrasting florals, bold accessories, or a bright nail polish.

Blazer: Topshop Topman, Top: Banana Republic, Shorts: Banana Republic, Belt: H&M, Bag: Nine West, Shoes: Banana Republic, Jewels: J. Crew, Fossil, Banana Republic

all about that stack

Stacking is the way to accessorize right now, and one summertime desert dwellers should take advantage of. Different ┬ádangles paired with a watch can add much to look at in an outfit and can make up for the absence of a summer jacket or cardigan. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing–I try not to go beyond 4-5 items with the wrist bling, depending on the size.

Top: J. Crew, Jacket: Banana Republic (old), Shorts: J. Crew (old), Belt: Anthropologie (old), Jewels: J. Crew, Kiel James Patrick, Banana Republic, Watch: Fossil

making the most of one layer

Desert girls don’t always have the luxury of layering to add depth to an outfit, especially on 100+ degrees like today. A few bright and bold accessories can bring some life and personality without adding bulk.

One Layer Player

Top: Topshop Topman, Jeans: Guess, Scarf: Topshop Topman, Shoes: Target (old), Bag: Nine West (old), Sunglasses: (Vogue), Jewels: Banana Republic, Fossil, J. Crew