Best of Summer 2017 Fashion
We thought that you may enjoy taking a spin through the “virtual mall” we’ve put together for finding some great items for the summer of 2017. Complete with a stop for lunch and afternoon cocktail, we hope this helps you find the intersection between style, comfort, and price. Because you can’t enjoy your summer days if your feet are killing you, and you’re worried about “overexposure”.
Cary by Sofft (More of a cork wedge, but we’ll take it)
The Multi-purpose Maxi Dress
Great for everything from beachwear, including beach weddings, to an evening out (or an evening in).
Thalia Sodi Hardware Halter Maxi Dress
INC International Concepts Printed Maxi Dress, Created for Macy’s
A Special Skirt: Sporty, Flirty or Both?
Looking for something that can be very casual, or taken up several notches? The multi-tiered skirt from Fresh Produce is a very special piece. An untucked top hits at just the right spot. Espadrilles give it a great flirty look. If you’d like to avoid shipping fees, there is a selection of colors on Zappos to choose from.
Fresh Produce Skirts at Zappos
Gingham has cropped up this year, with mixed results. Choose the right way to wear it, and it carries its own retro-elegance. Choose the wrong way, particularly if it involves ruffles, and you’ll end up looking like a dust ruffle, a tablecloth, or a little girl. Here is one of our recommendations that fits a number of occasions.
Although online shopping is definitely less tiring than the alternative, considering all of your best options may have made you hungry by now. We’ve got just the thing to help you refuel. A delicious chickpea and spinach salad from HurryTheFoodUp.com.
- 1can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (1 can = 435 g, 15.5 oz)
- 1large handful spinach
- 5oz feta cheese or similar (3.5 oz = 100 g)
- 1small handful raisins
- 1/2tbsp lemon juice (white or malt vinegar is also good)
- 1tbsp honey
- 4tbsp olive oil
- 5 – 1tsp cumin, ground
- 1pinch salt
- 1/2tsp chili flakes (or dried cayenne pepper will do the trick nicely)
- Chop the cheese and add with the spinach and chickpeas to a large bowl
- Mix the honey, oil, lemon juice and raisins in a small bowl
- Add the cumin, salt and pepper to the dressing bowl and mix well
- Drizzle devilishly delicious dressing over the salad
The Year of Unique Swimsuits
It’s been a long time in coming, but yes, the one piece is back there are some truly unique designs out there.
Balancing Act Malibu One Piece from SwimSpot
The Best Flip Flops
You may be thinking – they are flip flops, what could go wrong? The fact is, even flip flops can cause blisters. We have found a pair that is like walking on a cloud. These flip flops have supported some of us through miles and miles of walking from the beach to the city – these flip flops simply work! Pair then with your Fresh Produce skirt.
Tommy Hilfiger Cerley Flip Flop
White Mountain’s Ermaline Sand Heel
Need something a bit on the dressier side? This year, we’ve rediscovered White Mountain – more fashionable and comfortable than ever! Not only are these shoes strangely comfortable, but the block heel is made a little less blocky with a sleek taper.
There are some delicious dresses out there this year – and you don’t have to blow through your budget to look as though you did!
Alfani Bird Print Shirt Dress for Macy’s
Ann Taylor Gingham Tie-back Flare Dress
StyleWe Bell Sleeve H-line Casual Midi Dress
Lauren by Ralph Lauren Wide Leg Jumpsuit
Thank you for joining us for our virtual shopping spree. We recommend you celebrate some of your summer finds with the following cocktail from www.WiskeyTangoGlobetrot.com
- 2 oz. bourbon
- .75 oz. raw honey syrup
- 2 lemon quarters
- 2 orange quarters
- 1 sprig rosemary
Muddle the orange, lemon, and rosemary in a cocktail shaker before adding the remaining ingredients. Add ice, shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon and a rosemary sprig.
I LOVED this! I took notes on the outfits and shoes I want:) and thank goodness for the come back of one pieces that are stylish! AND I can’t wait to try out the recipe…SO brilliant!
Thank you Chris – glad you enjoyed your shopping spree!
Fantastic blog! So well written and informative! Love your take on food, fashion, fun, decorating, and interesting people! Keep it coming!!!!
Thank you Sarah – we’ll do our best!