On the lake

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Pictured: Hat: Eric Javits / Earrings: John Hardy / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal” / Top: JCrew / Short: Gap / Tote: Rebecca Minkoff / Bracelet: Tory Burch / Rings: John Hardy / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gaia” / Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff (sold out, also love this pair)

A couple of week ago my family spent time with our friends at their lake house. It was a beautiful weekend with swimming, boating, fishing, jumping off rocks and more! Our kids had a lot of fun and we enjoyed spending time with our friends. 

Since we were on a lake, and one of our many activities was boating, I decided to go for a nautical look. This hat, which offers SPF protection, came in handy over the weekend and kept my face from being burned. The JCrew top I am wearing in these photos has also become a favorite of mine this summer. See how I styled it with a skirt here. The Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote I carried was perfect for storing towels, goggles for the kids, sunblock, and a sweatshirt just in case the weather changed.

Overall, the weekend was beautiful, fun and relaxing! I hope you have been able to get away this summer. What types of summer getaways do you enjoy?

Anchors Away!

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Anchors are a huge trend this year. This nautical symbol is popping up everywhere on apparel, accessories and jewelry! Although considered classic, anchors have an important place in street style this year and Twisted Silver has designed the perfect jewelry collection for celebrating this sea-worthy trend; the “Anchors Away!” collection.

This eco-chic collection offers a lightweight pair of earrings and adjustable necklace. The necklace can be worn as a lariat or pendant necklace. Love that! Twisted Silver added a little bit of oceanic love to the “Anchors Away!” collection by pairing the anchors with a hearts and blue beads. What better way to celebrate your love for the sea!

I love wearing the necklace as a lariat and find the collection works perfectly with summer attire. Since navy is going to be a huge color in the fall 2013 color palette, Twisted Silver’s “Anchors Away!” collection will easily blend with fall attire due to the copper metal and blue beads. Love that!

In these photos I wore Twisted Silver “Anchors Away!” collection to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with my family and paired them with these fun elephant shorts from Banana Republic’s Milly collection. My kids adored the hearts and anchors, as well as the elephants!

Twisted Silver’s “Anchors Away!” collection can be found online at Use coupon code INSIDERS for a 15% discount. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

Outfit details:
Earrings and Necklace: c/o Twisted Silver
White blouse: Converse
White tank: Mossimo Supply Co.
Shorts: Banana Republic
Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gentle Monica
Handbag: Chloe
Leather wrap bracelets: Tory Burch
Nail Polish: Chanel Azure
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg

What you cannot see:
Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

Photos: Bay Area Fashionista 2013©

Striped dresses for the spring and summer seasons

Stripes are always hot for the spring season as the nautical trend moves into the fashion spectrum each and every spring. For spring and summer 2012, the nautical trend has evolved into the striped trend and it has taken both store shelves, and streets, by storm. Fashionistas everywhere are being spotted in stripes. One of the easy ways to wear the stripe trend is by wearing a striped dress.

Stripes are being shown in every combination possible when it comes to dresses. Multi-colored stripes are popping up as part of the current color trend, as well as traditional nautical stripes in varying shades of blue and white. Designers and brands are also showing one bright color paired with white; giving a modern twist to classic stripes.

Striped dresses are appearing in several different silhouettes for the spring and summer seasons this year. There are flirty, body-conscious silhouettes, 1950’s lady-like styles and casual, tee-shirt dress silhouettes.
We found a few fabulous striped dresses around the web and assembled into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping and stay fabulous 

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