BEFORE THE BEE

Beverly Hills Hotel

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Who else is loving gingham prints this season? While black is such a classic, I couldn’t resist this sky blue gingham dress from Goodnight Macaroon when I saw it. The light shade is so sweet and soft, plus the ruffled hem and cut-out front make it anything but basic. Oh and let’s talk about the versatility! This is definitely a gingham dress you can wear to BBQ, a baby shower and everything else in between.  

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Oh and here's a fun dose of reality for you: Minutes after I took this photo, I stepped on a bee on the grass and got stung. I caused a bit of a scene screaming at the top of my lungs outside of the Beverly Hills Hotel and then, the next day, my foot was the size of a balloon. After going to a local urgent care, I discovered that I got a staph infection from the sting- AH! I couldn't really walk for a couple days and it was incredibly painful but I survived. Moral of the story, life is not really as glamorous as the blog photos!

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Dress: c/o Goodnight Macaroon

Bag: c/o Vera Bradley

Sandals: c/o Nasty Gal (last season)

Bangles: Kate Spade

Hoops: c/o Baublebar

Necklace: c/o Gigimey

Sunglasses: (similar) 

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GINGHAM GIRL

Los Angeles, CA

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Still in denial that summer is nearing the finish line? Me too!

And before the sun sets on my favorite time of year, I am wearing (and re-wearing) all the best styles of the season.

Gingham has just gotten so GOOD this year. Am I right?  Designers continue to find ways to make this picnic-y print feel updated and new.  With a sassy off-the-shoulder design, this top puts a trendy twist on the classic print. I saw it while shopping at H&M a few weeks ago and had to grab it. Great for daytime dates or even a trip to the beach, this flirty outfit is a summer standout.

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Jeans: c/o AG

Top: H&M

Heels: Steve Madden

Earrings: Shopbop (similar)

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DOING DENIM

Beverly Hills, CA

Denim is always a ‘do. No matter the season, no matter the occasion, it’s a classic choice. And in the dead of summer, I love finding ways to wear pants or rompers, since I always go for the obvious dress when it’s so warm outside. I ADORE this piece from Anthropologie because the flared cut actually gives the appearance of a longer leg and the fitted top makes for a really flattering silhouette. It’s a jumper that’ll keep you cool on steamy days and transition well into fall with the addition of a tee or jacket.

It’s also a fun number to accessorize! Try either statement earrings or a neck scarf up top and some bolder booties or pumps on the bottom.

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