Pool + Bikini + Warby Parker

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I always have mixed emotions when summer is coming to a close.  I detest the increasing heat, yet yearn for more relaxing days laying in the sun, reading books I actually want to read, and splashing around in a pool {and swimming like a mermaid under the water} Let’s be honest, Fall is just around the corner — thick leather jackets and warm, fuzzy sweaters are lining store shelves and boots will be a soon necessity.  As a result, our prospective perfect days by the pool are reduced to only a few! So get your pen and planner and find an empty day for some greatly needed pool time.

The perfect pool day means tanning in a cute, yet impractical bikini, yet not being afraid of getting weird tan lines.  It means spending hours in the sun reading an inconsequential book without the worry of getting a sunburn.  It means swimming in a pool and feeling the cool water surround you as if you were a kid again.  This is what I will miss about summer — the warmth, the fun, the memories.

Don’t forget to tan your summer fun with Warby Parker‘s #seesummerbetter.

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Fun n’ Fringe + Warby Parker

warby parker, see summer better, summer style, fashion blogger, denim du jour, ootdThere is something about wearing a fringe skirt that makes you want to dance, even if there isn’t any music playing.  It makes you want to walk with a little more attitude and twirl around as if you are a ballerina.  As part of Warby Parker‘s #seesummerbetter campaign, I am dancing as if nobody is watching in my fringe skirt, of course!  Sometimes we need to have fun and dance to that old Backstreet Boy’s song from the 7th grade or line dance to some good old fashion country music.  Whatever it is we need our clothes to have fun too.  So find some fringe, put it on, and dance the night away!

I paired my black fringe skirt with a casual chambray shirt and some fun leopard wedges {because if dancing is in the agenda, heels need to be comfy!}  I added a vintage belt, simple layered bracelets, and Warby Parker sunnies. Don’t forget to tag your summer fun with Warby Parker’s #seesummerbetter.

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Sunglasses: Warby Parker Ripley  //  Shirt: Bella Dahl  //  Belt: Vintage  //  Skirt: DKNY  //  Shoes: Kate Spade

Warby Parker x Denim du Jour

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Like what you see? I’m wearing the Reilly sunglass in Marzipan Tortoise // the Duckworth in Marine Slate // the Ripley in Whiskey Tortoise // the Winston in Ginger Lemonade // the Chamberlain in Crystal.

I’m so excited to be apart of Warby Parker’s #seesummerbetter campaign!  Summer is my favorite time of the year — more time for outdoor activities, exploring, dancing, and adventure.  What better way to experience summer than with Warby Parker frames.  In my photo campaign, I’m sharing a summer day in the life of me — starting off with pool time and tanning, accompanied by reading a good book, a challenging barre class followed by an açaí bowl, and finally off to dancing, wine tasting, and a night filled of fun!

 For more detailed descriptions of my outfits and activities, check back throughout the week for full outfit posts!

I hope you all enjoyed the Warby Parker x Denim du Jour #seesummerbetter campaign!

The New Release of Denim du Jour

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Don’t miss a moment!!!

Tricks of the Trade

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We all want to know the tricks of the trade, right?  What will make me look taller, slimmer, younger, better? I would not call myself an expert {well, at least not yet} but one thing that I like to do to lengthen the leg and make myself appear taller is with a monochromatic bottom half — this means well-fitted pants and shoes in the same or a very similar color.  This creates the illusion of a longer leg that goes on forever.  Lengthen even more by adding a pair of heels, even if it is just a few inches {no one will be able to tell where your leg stops and your shoes begin}  Black is obviously one of the best and universally flattering colors, however all other colors would work as well.  I styled my outfit with chocolate brown skinny jeans and ankle booties, a polka dot top, and other accessories in the same hues.

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Shirt: Equipment  /  Pants: Robin’s Jeans  /  Shoes: c/o Vionic Shoes  /  Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs  /  Sunnies: Tory Burch

Summer Fringe

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Sometimes simple is so much better than complicated, overdone, and over-styled outfits.  As we all know {unless for whatever reason you’ve been living under a rock} fringe has been taking over the festival and summer styles.  From bags, backpacks, to clothes, fringe seems like it is here to stay for the longterm.  I’m not opposed to fringe if you are Coachella bound but for everyday wear it feels too trendy and too flower child-esque.  However after stumbling upon this little clutch at a local boutique, I think I’ve found the perfect not too trendy take on the summer fringe bag.  When paired with linens, stripes, and matching leather hued sandals, they keep this boho fringe in line.

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Lace Up Sandals

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Lace up sandals are having a major moment and I hope they are here to stay! They are so versatile and fun — you can wrap them up to the knee if you’re the adventurous type or keep them on the down low {like I did for this summer day outfit}  

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