I love dresses. I love short dresses, strapless dresses, solid dresses, print dresses, dresses with sequins, halter dresses…. well, you get the point.
Earlier today, I was browsing one of my favorite online shopping sites, Cusp (it’s the Neiman Marcus boutique) and came across several fabulous dresses. Here are some of my favorites:
Tibi Strapless Silk Dress
Um, how friggin cute is this? Yes, it’s basic Tracey-style with the strapless top and short length, but I lovelovelove this yellow color. I also think this has the right amount of flowy-ness: enough to hide a bit of bloating but not enough to look like a colored garbage bag. (Tibi, $345)
Alice + Olivia Bethany Peplum Dress
I love the colors of this dress. But living in Hawaii, I don’t really have anywhere to wear a dress like this. Too bad,
because the sequined bodice is just so pretty and eye-catching. And I love the Mad Men-inspired ruffle around the waist. Hot! (Alice + Oliva, $495)
This dress is stunning–with the right figure, someone could really rock it. The asymmetrical waist and black lines, it’s just such an interesting print! If my hips were smaller, I’d definitely buy this little number. (Robert Rodriguez, $418)
Trina Turk Floral Kiki Dress
While I normally don’t LOVE large prints, this one works for me. I like the navy with the quick splashes of green. It’s interesting and classic while still being unique. And how cute are the little cap sleeves? (Trina Turk, $348)
Summer starts in about five minutes and it’s time to find some fun bathing suits. Since I live in Hawaii, I’m always on the lookout for cute suits, but the selection’s been pretty limited until now–stores are just now unveiling new styles and looks.
While perusing online, I found two SUPER CUTE Juicy Couture one-piece suits. I generally don’t wear one-peices, but my mom got a really cute Juicy one last season and she looks great in it, so I wanted to see what they did this year. Here are my faves:
I love this navy suit. The shirred side seams will help hide any hip issues while trying to lose those pesky last five pounds. And I really like the halter neck. The ruffles are a cute addition that make this a little more playful vs. Marilyn Monroe bombshell-esque. Check plus. ($150, Nordstrom)
This yellow suit is also very cute. The bodice is long and shirred so you can pull it low if you’re feeling a little pooch-y or pull it up if you’re feeling 6 pack-y. I love this particular halter top–it’s got great support for the fuller-chested ladies. And I like the lack of ruffles… it’s a little more mature looking. If you have the skin tone to pull this off (ie. super tan/not pasty), I highly recommend this for laying poolside. Overall, I think the shirred side seams of both these suits are extremely flattering. As someone who enjoys a cocktail while sunning, I predict this type of suit will work out well for me this season! ($168, Nordstrom)
For all those bikini lovers, I thought I’d throw in this adorable Juicy two-piece, also in navy:
I wish the model looked happier about wearing this because she looks great in it. It’s just the cutest little bikini: classy with full coverage and touch of sweetness with the ruffles. (top: $85; bottom: $98, Neiman Marcus; also available in red at Nordstrom)
I absolutely crave this cuff. It’s the most beautiful cuff I’ve seen in a long time and it must be mine. I love the design and the look. And again, I love what Net-a-Porterhas paired it with. With summer around the corner, this is the perfect accessory to wear with the lighter, more fun outfits in the warm weather.
I’m not in love with the $345 price tag particularly since it’s actually gold-plated brass but for Oscar de le Renta it’s not horrible. And it’s the type of piece that will always be in style. So, I can consider it an investment right?
One of the issues with living in Hawaii is finding summer attire during the winter months. There are no cute pieces (unless you dress exclusively in Roxy and Billabong which I may or may not do at times…)
Anyway! While perusing Net a Porter, I stumbled upon this gorgoues, assymetric mini dress. I love the colors, I love the one-shoulder action, and it’s perfect for date night in the summertime (or anytime if you live in Hawaii.) It’s made of silk-satin and looks like it falls lightly on the body. Overall, the colors are gorgeous and the accessory options are endless. (Though I like what Net-a-Porter paired it with: white heels and a gold jewelry.)
The Halston Heritage dress isn’t a bank breaker at $325–it just might be the first dress I buy this Spring! What do you think?
I love clothes. And shoes and handbags. And scarves and coats and boots. I also love make up. And movies. God, I love a good movie. And good TV! And cocktails and a great white ale. I love it all.
I also like to write, so I’m combining all of this into a blog. I didn’t want to focus on JUST fashion or JUST entertainment so I’m doing both. Back in a former work life, I created the idea of ‘The Hot Pink List’ as a girlie list of all my favorite things. I liked the name then and still like it now so I’m hacking it and using it again here for my blog.
My goal is to update this daily with something: a dress I love, a bag I covet, a TV show clip that made me laugh, a must-see movie suggestion, or a cocktail recipe I think you should try. I’m excited and can’t wait to start.
Introducing… The Hot Pink List!