Off the Shoulder Top

Goodnight Macaroon Top / Topshop Jeans / Jack Rogers Sandals / Baublebar Earrings 

One of my favorite summer trends this year is the off the shoulder top. It’s flirty yet sophisticated and keeps hot fabric off your shoulders, giving you a little break from the heat and a sunkissed look. I found this one at the online boutique Goodnight Macaroon. This store has so many cute and unique items. I especially love the tie sleeves of this blouse. I wore this outfit for the Feast in Little Italy in Cleveland last weekend.

There are a few things that you need to know when shopping Goodnight Macaroon. The items are usually shipped from China so it takes a while for them to arrive. This top took about a month to arrive. Also, if you want to return something, it will likely cost more than the item itself so make sure to read the measurement information, which is listed for each item, very carefully and compare to your own measurements. That being said, they often have flash sales during the week so you may never have to pay full price if you time your purchase right. This top is only $34.50 for the next day or so.

Turquoise Tassel Earrings

 H&M Blouse / J.Crew Skirt via Avalon Exchange / Baublebar Earrings / Calvin Klein Shoes via Marshalls

Tassel earrings are one of my favorite trends this summer. I got mine from Baublebar and I love the bright turquoise. The pop of color pairs well with everything in my summer wardrobe. And because they are so long, they’re actually visible when I wear them with my hair down. They’re great for jazzing up a work outfit, but they’ll be even better at the beach this summer.

White Skirt Two Ways

A white skirt is a great investment for your summer wardrobe. It can easily cross over from dressy to casual depending how you accessorize and is comfortable in the hottest weather. These two looks are not very different, but the pieces that make up the whole are great supplements to the looks I already featured this week. All of these looks were achieved with 6 tops and 3 bottoms (This originally said 6 bottoms. That was a typo.) that could easily be mixed and matched to vary your vacation look while not over packing. These looks were based on the outfits I wore on my week-long vacation in Charleston, SC. So what do you think? How did I do? Do you have an even better process for packing?

Details (Outfit #1): Old Navy top / American Eagle skirt via Avalon / Libby Edelman sandals via TJ Maxx / Pavement necklace

Details (Outfit #2): Old Navy top / American Eagle skirt via Avalon / Gap sandals / Abalone bracelet (gift)

Bon voyage!

It’s that time of year. Beach vacation. For a week. Don’t be jealous. If I look smug in that picture, it’s because I am. (I am just kidding.) I appreciated all of the positive comments this past week. It will be nice to have a week to clear my head and not be attached to a computer all day long. I have some posts planned for next week including a post appropriately about packing for a beach vacation. So stay tuned. Until then, enjoy your weekend and these links:

I love this roundup of summer style

I imagined Garance Dore would be the type of person who has interesting stories to tell.

Fourth picture down. I want that outfit that Lucy Hale is wearing.

Sea of shoes and her mom on nowness. Amazing house and as always shoes. 

The top 40 culturally relevant preppies. I believe JFK should be higher.

Ok so Mad Men isn’t always entirely accurate. That’s not why I watch.

A pinup girl seems appropriate as the next link. 

I have been wondering this question myself, “Why isn’t Jon Hamm in more stuff?” Apparently crossing the line to middle America is as hard as crossing over to middle earth. 

Shameless plug. You can vote for my Mad Men look once a day.

Helen Mirren has great style, among other things.

Is Jason Schwartzman doing tai-chi without pants? Yes!

Hilarious blog: Man repeller.

(Photo by the boy)