Friday, June 27, 2014

Minkpink Dress and Savvy at Nordstrom

Dress- Minkpink-- Nordstrom
Booties-- Vintage-- similar-- Nordstrom

Hi guys!!!! One of my favorite things about my summer wardrobe is the summer dress. I love this one from Minkpink in the Savvy department at Nordstrom.  The new Savvy offers such fun pieces at a reasonable prices.  You can find dresses, tops, pants and jumpsuits that reflect the latest trend and mix them into your existing wardrobe.  

This dress is perfect for a date night out or lunch with the girls. I love the bright, printed pattern on the front,  and contrasted solid black on the back.   I paired it with vintage booties I purchased a few years ago in Laguna Beach.  I also recommend an open toed bootie to match with dresses for summertime for a new fresh look.

Check out the new Savvy at Nordstrom and see what pieces you can mix and match into your wardrobe to create a new summer look. Let me know what you think.  Thanks Cathy Cordas for photos and editing. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@everythingevelyne) and Facebook. Happy reading!!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

5 Summer White Essentials

1) Lovers and Friends Dress--Shopbop 
2) Hudson Denim Jacket-- Nordstrom
3) AG Jeans-- Nordstrom
4) Topshop Blazer-- Nordstrom
5) Parker Romper--Nordstrom

Hi guys. Since summer is here, it's the perfect time to talk about my five favorite white summer essentials to add to your wardrobe. The color white reminds me of all the festivities of summer: Bar b ques, evening dinners (I live near the beach so eating outside is a popular summer activity), and spending time with friends and family.

1) A White Summer Dress-- Every girl needs a great white summer dress. This dress by Lovers and Friends is one of my favorite styles and it is flattering on every body type. You can pair it with gold gladiator sandals or camel wedges and you are ready for a night out on the town.

2) A White Denim Jacket-- Try swapping your traditional blue denim jacket for a white version.  You can pair it with a maxi skirt or a classic maxi dress.  

3) White Jeans-- I love a great pair of white jeans. You can wear them with a longer flowy colored top. White skinnies are a great summer staple for your wardrobe and look great with fun heels.

4) A White Blazer-- A white blazer can be paired with skinny jeans, or put over a black jumpsuit. I like the contrast of a white blazer and black top and pants.  

5) A White Romper-- Rompers are perfect for summer. I love this one by Parker. It looks amazing with a classic pair of heels. Such a hip look to wear on a summer night out on the town.

So try to add some of white summer essentials to your wardrobe.  Let me know which look you like best. Don't forget to follow me on instagram (@everythingevelyne) and Facebook (everythingevelyne). Happy reading!!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Stars

Top-- Kate Moss for Topshop-- Nordstrom
Jeans-- Joe's--Bloomingdale's
Blazer-- Nordstrom
Shoes-- Prada
Watch-- Michele

Hi guys!!!! I am in love with the Kate Moss for Topshop line at Nordstrom.  This star tank is so adorable.  I paired it with my favorite dark skinnies and a blazer to complete my date night outfit.

Sometimes adding a fun top with embellishments like the beaded stars can change a whole outfit and give it pizazz.  I love beaded tank tops paired with skinnies and some great heels. I got these Prada heels on sale two years ago and they are still stylish.  

 I always like to encourage you ladies to step out of your comfort zone and try a new trend or add something different to your everyday look. These embellishment tops are a great way to start. Try it out and let me know what you think. And what do you ladies like to wear on date nights? Thanks to Cathy Cordas for photos and editing. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@everythingevelyne) and Facebook (everythingevelyne).  Happy reading!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bring Out the Chevron

Dress----Everly-- Harper's- 949-644-7467
Gladiator sandals--Stuart Weitzman--Nordstrom
Watch-- Michael Kors-- Nordstrom

Hi guys!!!!! I just went to my son's elementary school open house. I wore this chevron print dress.  Chevron reminds me of one of my favorite designers, Missoni. The chevron zig zag print is a great chic summer pattern.

 I also love this shift dress style. It is really flattering and looks great with a fun pair of gold gladiator sandals.  A shift dress is easy to throw on and can be dressed up or down. It is a timeless addition to any wardrobe. It can be worn with sandals, heels or wedges.

And how cute do my friends Lindsey and Cathy look in their blush tops and cute jeans?  These ladies look absolutely beautiful.  

So try to add some chevron and a shift dress into your life and let me know what you think.  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@everythingevelyne), and Facebook (everything evelyne) and please feel free to post comments below. Happy reading!!!!!  

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Favorite Skirt

Skirt-- Nightcap
Top-- Top Shop-- Nordstrom
Denim Vest-- Gap
Sandals- Tory Burch-- Nordstrom
Glasses- old-- Dita

Hi guys!!! Today I want to share my favorite maxi skirt for summer. It's from a line I love called Nightcap.  I love the crochet details, and the shape of the skirt is very unique.  I bought this skirt at Trio owned by my friend Debra in Palm Desert. 

I love mixing textures by pairing maxi skirts with basic tanks, like this one from Topshop,  and a denim vest.  I completed this laid back look with gold Tory Burch sandals.  Gold is a great summer accent color.  You can also swap the denim vest for a denim jacket or blazer for cooler summer nights. 

If you don't own a maxi skirt, I recommend investing in one for summer. They are timeless additions to your wardrobe and you can wear them no matter what height you are. Have fun with it and let me know what you think. Happy reading!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yellow is the New Black

1) Yellow Heels- Nordstrom
2) Yellow Milly Bag-- Bloomingdale's
3) Yellow Kimono-- Nordstrom
4) Yellow Blazer-- Zara
5) Yellow Top--Nordstrom

Hi guys!!!!! My best friend Jessica was my inspiration for this post.  We were out shopping the other day and she told me how much she wanted a yellow purse for a pop of color for summer. She bought this Milly clutch bag depicted above.  I thought about how much I love the color yellow in clothing and accessories so I decided to share with you all my favorite yellow must have items for summer:

1) Invest in a great pair of yellow heels.  Adding them to a white button down or t shirt and distressed skinny jeans is a hip look.

2) This Milly clutch bag is so cute.  It has a handle on the side instead of on top which is very unique.  If yellow clothing is out of your comfort zone, a yellow accessory like a purse is a great pop of color.

3) I love this yellow Kimono with a denim skirt or shorts. 

4) Pairing a yellow blazer with skinny or boyfriend jeans, a basic white t shirt and wedges is also a fun summer look.

5) This is my favorite summer top. This tank is flattering and comes is many colors. You can wear it under a blazer, with jeans, shorts or flowy pants.

 So give yellow a try and let me know how you will incorporate it into your summer wardrobe.  Happy reading!!!

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Day at Madewell

Boyfriend Jeans-- Madewell
White tees and tanks-- Madewell

Hi guys!!!!! I just got back from a girls shopping day at Madewell. My two girlfriends (both named Julie, we call them the two Julies) and I were hunting for our favorite white t-shirts and tanks and the perfect boyfriend jean.  We found them all at Madewell.  I just love this store.  It's reasonably priced and carries great basics.

We first tried on all different styles of boyfriend jeans.  The slim rip and repair edition is my favorite.  It isn't as big and bulky as other styles.  I also love this wash.  For a casual look, you can pair it with your favorite t-shirt half tucked in, a great belt and cute skater tennis shoes or sandals.  For a more dressy look, you can add a colorful button down shirt, a classic belt and heels. 

We also found our favorite t-shirts and tank tops at Madewell.  These shirts are important basics to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.

So grab some girlfriends and take a trip to Madewell. You will love it.  Let me know what you think  and happy reading.  Thanks to Cathy Cordas for photos and editing.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Every Girl Needs a Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt-- No longer available-- Similar-- Nordstrom
Tank Top-- Lush-- Nordstrom
Ankle Strap Heels-- Sam Edelman-- Nordstrom
Bag-- Chanel

Hi guys!!!! I went on a fun dinner date night with my hubby.  We try to have a date night once a week to talk and catch up.  I think it is so important to have that time alone with my husband away from the kids.

I wore a basic black tank top, my new favorite by Lush.   I paired it with a fun, sequin pencil skirt.  I think this look is so flattering.  Pencil skirts come in all different styles, prints and colors and are a must have in your wardrobe.

Pencil skirts can be worn many different ways:  1) Adding a blazer for a more conservative look; 2) Adding a hip, trendy leather jacket for a funky look; or 3) adding a floral, printed or denim shirt for a more casual, everyday look.

I also swapped my traditional heels for these sleek Sam Edelman ankle strap sandals. I love the low heel.  They are so cute and comfortable.

So try incorporating a pencil skirt into your wardrobe and let me know what you think.  Happy reading !!!!!!

And P.S. how cute are Jeff's red Puma tennis shoes? I love them. I think I may be rubbing off on him.

Thanks Cathy Cordas for photos and editing.

Monday, June 2, 2014

It's Romper Time

Romper-- Shopbop
Booties-  Nordstrom
Clutch-- Rebecca Minkoff

Hi guys!!!!  I just got back from a fabulous girls night in Calabasas with my best girlfriends from high school.  We enjoyed a spa day at the Four Seasons and then we were off to the Six for dinner.  

I'm really into rompers lately.  I know what you are thinking-- I could never wear that. That's what I thought, but when I found this fun white Nameless romper, I fell in love with it.  I paired it with some caged booties and a great black clutch.

Short rompers are effortless. You want to make sure that they are not too short or too tight.  Again, you may have to try on many different styles to find the perfect one that fits you.  

There are many different ways to wear a romper.  You can pair it with a denim or leather jacket, or add a blazer for a more conservative look.  You also can add gladiator sandals, booties or wedges.  So remember, don't be intimidated by the short romper.  Just find the one that fits you the best and let me know what you think.  Thanks to Cathy Cordas for pictures and editing.  Happy reading!!!!!