Colorblocking has been a big trend lately and I must say I am a big fan. The limited has some uber cute options for anyone who shares my opinion of this trend. That kimono top and halter top are needed in my wardrobe stat!

  1. Colorblock Bow Top
  2. Colorblock Halter
  3. Colorblock Kimono Top
  4. Colorblock Knotted Necklace
  5. Colorblock Straight Leg Pant
  6. Colorblock Crewneck Sweater
  7. Colorblock Skirt
  8. Colorblock Motorcycle Jacket

Calypso Cool

Has anyone else seen the new designer line at Target??  Calypso St. Barth for Target is so cute and summer-y! These items are definitely must haves for my summer wardrobe.

  1. Embroidered Tie Waist Tank
  2. Print Dress in Cerise Queen
  3. Tie-Dye Print Sleeveless Crochet-Bib Tank
  4. Embroidered Skirt
  5. Fan Print Espadrille Wedge Sandals
  6. Sleeveless Dress with Beading
  7. Romper
  8. Dip Dye Scarf with Tassels

Stay tuned for home goods from this designer…

New York State of Mind

I hadn’t been to a mall in months (shocking, I know) when I ventured into one this past weekend. New York and Co is one of my favorite stores, but they have even shocked me with the level of cuteness going on in there. Take a look at these beauties…

  1. Shimmery Gold Metallic Jacket
  2. Dramatic Floral Drawstring Waist Caftan
  3. Ruffle Front Short Sleeve Shirt
  4. Ravishing Roses Sleeveless Shirt
  5. Abstract Floral Print Pleated Skirt
  6. Romantic Full Skirt Strapless Dress
  7. Knot Motif Wedge
  8. Braid Accented Tote

A Walk On The Wild Side

Animal prints are back again! They are the perfect way to add a little (or a lot) of spice to an outfit for any occasion.

  1. Gap, Leopard Cascade Ruffle Blouse
  2. Target, Xhilaration Tallis Espadrille Wedge Sandal
  3. Old Navy, Women’s Toe Strap Flip Flops
  4. Modcloth, Wild Instinct Dress
  5., Michael Kors Zebra Calf Hair Reversible Skinny Belt
  6. Victoria’s Secret, Leopard Print Pencil Skirt
  7. Victoria’s Secret,  One Shoulder Dress
  8. Ann Taylor, Animal Print Tie Front Shirt

Outfit Request: Defending a Thesis

I got a request yesterday from a Tipsy reader asking my opinion about what to wear when defending a thesis in a science field. For those of you who don’t know any science-minded people, many of them are a tad bit challenged when it comes to style. And by a tad bit, I mean a whole lot.  Because they often dress super casual for work (jeans and socks with sandals…eek!), the goal is to look professional without being too dressy (i.e. no suits). Here are a few options I came up with…

option 1. Fixed Bow Striped Sheath Dress +Mossimo Black Vanette Kitten Heel Pumps

option 2. Merona Collection Jillian Crosshatch Skirt + Merona Women’s Double Layer Shirred V-Neck TopAdi Desings Classic Pointed Toe Pumps

option 3. Ruffle and Striped Belted Dress + Cuffed Sleeve V-Neck Cardigan + Mossimo Pearce Pumps

option 4.  Banded Waist Button Front Shirt + Chino Solid Ruffle Skirt + Mossimo Pearce Pumps

For those of you looking for something less trendy, you can never go wrong with a classic sheath dress!

Skirts! Skirts! Skirts!

Here in Texas its already swelteringly hot, so that means SKIRTS and shorts. I love me a skirt. I actually have #1 in white with orange embroidery and I have to say it’s one of my favorite skirts. I throw on an orange t-shirt and flip flops and bam I’m dressed! So when I saw this color combo, I immediately started salivating. Please tell me, what is your favorite skirt lately? And what are you wearing with it?

  1. Soft Surroundings, St Remy Skirt
  2. Kohls, Simply Vera Plaid Skirt
  3. Boden, Striped Pencil Skirt
  4. Target, Merona Monica Pencil Skirt
  5. Talbots, Eyelet Pencil Skirt
  6. Forever 21, Broken Striped Print Skirt

Sweat Pants Alternative

I used to watch Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style every week until they ripped it from me like a thief in the night. Tim preached that every woman needed a sweat pants alternative. Something that feels like your PJs , but something that would be ok to be seen in at the grocery store.  I’ve been looking for a sweat pants alternative lately and I’ve found some very intriguing and non-sweat pantsy options.  What’s your sweat pants alternative?

  1. Old Navy, Slub Knit Tiered Skirt
  2. Forever21, Linen Lounge Pants
  3. Walmart, Tie Dye Dress
  4. Old Navy, Fold Over Gauchos
  5. Forever21, Draw String Linen Skirt
  6. Forever21, Relaxed Linen Pants
  7. Target, Womens Jersey Skirt
  8. Target, Double Knit Twill Skirt
  9. Old Navy, Roll Over Jersey Skirt
  10. Walmart, Side Pocket Cargo Shorts

Purple People Eater

I have never really been a pink type of girl. I like pink, but I don’t LOVE pink. When I was little, my favorite color was purple. I wanted purple everything. My first car was even purple (no idea what I was thinking) So, purple is still near and dear to my heart. Purple looks great accented with oranges or greens and my personal fav turquoise!

  1. Forever21, Origami Dress
  2. Amazon, OPI Funky Dunkey
  3. Old Navy, Printed Flip Flops
  4. Target, Covergirl Eye Enhancer Purple Pop
  5. Charlotte Russe, Patent Rosette Wedges
  6. Charlotte Russe, Embroidered Smocked Tube Top
  7. Walmart, Womens Smocked Blouson Top
  8. Chadwicks, Tiered Knit Dress
  9. Newport News, Pleated Knee Length Skirt
  10. Motherhood Maternity, Sleeveless Screen Print Maxi Dress
  11. Target, Twist Polka Dot Swimwear
  12. Target, Merona Croco Clutch

Boden Catalog=Crack

Is this true for everyone? Probably not.  But it is true for me, man do I love me a Boden catalog.  They draw me in with their bright colors, they string me along with their outfit color combos, they have stuff for my kid, and they now have US sizing!  So I thought I’d share what I’m currently drooling over.

  1. Boden, Textured Cotton Shift
  2. Boden, Rosette Top
  3. Boden, Embellished Jersey Vest
  4. Boden, Fun Skirt

Not A Hideous Skirt Convention

DownEast Basics has got it going on AK-style in the form of skirts.  Requirements: they can’t be too short and they MUST be colorful so that I can pair it with a t-shirt of my choice and some comfy flip flops.

  1. Spring Scene Skirt
  2. Breathtaking Beauty Skirt
  3. Key Lime Skirt
  4. Free Form Skirt
  5. Stroke of Art Skirt
  6. Pacific Paisley Skirt