Beat The Heat In These Summer Dresses For Under $70

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September is here but the heat is a blazing! In fact, here in LA it’s the hottest it’s been all summer long (nearly 100 every single day!). In effort to not melt, the beach and a pool are a must along with iced cold beverages on repeat.

Because it’s simply too hot to wear just about anything except for cute little dresses, I recently went on a dress/romper buying bender at Urban Outfitters with one simple rule: everything must be under $70. After all, fall is upon us….

From cute little floral numbers to bohemian breezy dresses, I found a handful of darling pieces that fit the bill and have been living in them to keep cool. Here are some of my favorites:

1. Lucca Couture Floral Chiffon Long-Sleeve Romper
2. Cooperative Layered Dress
3. Kimchi Blue Scarlett Fit + Flare Dress
4. Urban Renewal Remade Plain Jane Open Back Romper
5. Honey Punch Knot-Front T-Shirt Dress
6. Kimchi Blue Cutwork Tropical Sun Dress

Plus here are more great dresses for under $70:


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Bandanas & Tassels

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Two of my current go-to’s to add a little snazz to an outfit are a bandana around my neck (I know this has been everywhere but I was a late adopter, what can I say?!) and anything with tassels. They just give a boring outfit a little more ummphhhh. You know what I mean?

What are your umphhhh go-to’s?

Wearing H&M sweatshirt, H&M skirt, Saint Laurent Fringed Small Bucket Bag, Jimmy Choo Marlin boots & Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer’s XL

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AG Fall Denim

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I don’t know about you but I’m starting to get the fall itch. I feel ready for apple picking, pumpkin patches, autumn florals, warm drinks by the fireplace and most of all, fall clothing. I recently got my hands on AG’s fall denim collection and haven’t been able to take off this vintage inspired pair since. I love how extremely high waisted they are – it’s the perfect cut to be paired with cozy crop sweaters and half tuck long sleeves. Plus, they’re so versatile – I can bop around in them all day while working on lifestyle shoots for the blog then dress them up to host a dinner party at night.

Also on my denim wish list: wide legs.What denim are you looking forward to this fall?

I’m wearing: AG Sophia 4 Years Twilight Shredded, AG Rowan Blouse True Black, H&M belt and Balenciaga boots

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3 Unexpected Summer Nail Polish Colors

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You know what’s fun? Heading to Palm Springs for a photo shoot with WhoWhatWear and essie to shoot my favorite summer nail polishes. That’s what!

A few weeks back we did just that and today the editorial hit the WWW. Dressed in some of my favorite pieces, we played with this summers must-have hues ranging from saltwater blues to bright yellows and classic summer peach. These unexpected colors add a great punch to summer outfits, don’t they?

To accompany the editorial I did a little interview and talked about my summer packing tips and tricks – you can check it out here.  Hope you enjoy! More of the photo shoot after the jump!

Outfit details:

Bathing suit look:  Mikoh Santorini One Piece Swimsuit, Cult Gaia turband, KREWE du Optic St. Louis sunglasses & Chillato essie nail polish

White dress: Heidi Merrick Windsor dress, Janessa Leone Panton hat, Madewell tote, Garrett Leight Milwood Clip Sunglasses & Saltwater Happy essie nail polish

Blue graphic dress:  Opening Ceremony Printed Jacquard Flare Dress  Walter Steiger heels and Peach Side Babe essie nail polish

Kaftan: Vintage kaftan, Proenza Schouler  PS11 gladiator sandals, KREWE du Optic St. Louis sunglasses & Chillato essie nail polish

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