Apologies for the lack of posts but I’ve been traveling and it’s been so wonderful! Regular scheduled posting will resume next week and in the meantime, tune in on Snap and Insta for my wanderlust! You can find me on all apps @gerihirsch. XX
Summer 2016 officially begins on June 20, but for me, Memorial Day weekend always feels like the summer kick-off.
The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, represents the first warm holiday weekend and the beginning of outdoor barbecues, pool parties, summer travels, al fresco dinner parties and cute little summer outfits like this Madewell jumpsuit! It’s such a cute yet easy option for a sunny day, and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I’ll definitely have this on all summer long!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe long weekend!
P.S. If you’re having a BBQ this weekend, I HIGHLY recommend this matcha ice cream. xxread more
The founders of Who What Wear, Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, have been mentors to me since the early days and it’s been incredibly inspiring to learn from them and watch and them grow their empire.
This week the women had a brunch in honor of the launch of their third book, “The Career Code,” which is very fittingly about the must know rules for a strategic, stylish and self-made career. They gifted advanced copies and it is EXCELLENT! The book, which is available for pre-order on Amazon now, is filled with insightful, pragmatic “career codes” to follow, as well as all of the practical, how-to advice they’ve learned while building their company from zero employees in 2006, to the thriving, multibrand, multiplatform, multi-million dollar company.
One of my favorite sections is ’27 Life Hacks.’ They’re all great but one in particular, life hack #20, really resonated with me:
Touch it once: Respond to things – whether it’s an email from your boss or a text message from your mother – the first time you read them, rather than opening something, reading it, thinking you’ll deal with it later, and then never going back and handing it. This concept is suppose to help us live more organized, productive lives, no matter how many e-mails and texts we get.read more
My very first memory of off-the-shoulder tops was on Penny from Dirty Dancing. My sister and I would watch that movie on repeat then dance, attempt to carry watermelons and play “Dirty Dancing” dress up which included body suits, flowey skirts, button-ups knotted as crops and off-the-shoulder tops (which were simply t-shirts with a stretched out neck).
I haven’t worn the shoulder baring trend since but as the saying goes, everything comes back in style, and this spring/summer it’s ALL about the return off-the-shoulder top. The flirty and flattering cut has swept the fashion scene in a variety of silhouettes, fabrics and aesthetics making it a wardrobe essential.
From crop-tops to waterfall sleeves, loose to tight and pretty lace to embroidered linen, there are so many OTS variations to pair with jeans and heels, high-waisted trousers or mid-length skirts for a fresh look.
Here are 12 of my favorite off the shoulder tops in various price ranges and styles:
1. Forever 21 Off-the-Shoulder Lace Top ($19.90)
2. Lush Off the Shoulder Top ($36)
3. Out From Under Innocent Off-The-Shoulder Bodysuit ($44)
4. Kimchi Blue Clemence One-Shoulder Top ($44)
5. Silence + Noise Lola Off-The-Shoulder Cropped Top ($44)
6. Lavish Cold Shoulder Top ($45)
7. ASOS Stripe Off the Shoulder Top In Blue Stripe or Blush Pink ($52)
8. Dual Color Off The Shoulder Top By New Revival ($94)
9. Amanda Uprichard Kiara Top ($158)
10. Saloni Carrie Striped Off The Shoulder Crop Top ($250)
11. Tanya Taylor Ione Striped Off The Shoulder Blouse ($450)
12. Gabriela Hearst Embroidered Peasant Top ($2,595)