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Workout Wear to Wow ‘Em

Perhaps surprisingly, I’ve come to rely on Target’s C9 line as my workout wear of choice.  It’s super-reasonably priced, offers a great weight and coverage (unlike those transparent numbers of the 2013 Lululemon debacle) and hold up well to countless washing.  Target refreshes the line multiple times throughout the year providing a steady supply of new prints and colors.  Old Navy also makes cute, inexpensive active wear pieces.

Currently the C9 line is running at 25% off prices below with code SAVE25.

Workout Wear: Clothes

These limited edition Anna Kaiser for C9 pieces are dance inspired and have great details.

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Caped Crusader

From a young age I learned the significance of rocking a cape.  Whether in my mother’s own pink Easter ensemble or schooling Ms. Riding Hood on how red should be done, capes struck me as magical!

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As luck would have it, capes made a resurgence last winter and remain on point for winter 2016-17.  A few designs that caught my eye are highlighted below:

The detachable faux fur collar and toggle closure on this Eliza J wool cape elevate the style of basic sweater-jean-boot combos.

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This Laundry by Shelli Segal bouclé cape has a tie waist closure for those that prefer some definition.  It’s a great not too casual, not too dressy version.

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With clean lines and a delicate chain detail at the collar, this Ted Baker London cape would look great over a lace cocktail dress!

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Modern day Riding Hoods, check out this Kate Spade beauty – the wolf will be too spellbound to devour you!

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Tips for Styling Your Cape:

  • Capes tend to work better with long sleeves; play against the cape with either color or texture for the most interesting looks.
  • Capes look great paired with boots – think riding or ankle boots with jeans for more casual looks or a luxe, over-the-knee suede model paired with cocktail attire.

Get in the Swim!

Now that summer is underway it’s time to think about cute swimwear for trips to the pool and beach… 
 
I love all the newer high neck, halter top bikinis that are out right now!  This white one from Ralph Lauren is especially sweet for it’s scallop and eyelet detail.  The high neckline of the cover-up works with this suit and mirrors the sweet, girlie feel of the two-piece. (St. Tropez Eyelet Bikini & Hipster $73 each piece and Kate Spade Dress Swim Cover-up $120)
 

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If you are sporty like me and enjoy being in the water (snorkeling, paddle-boarding, kayaking, etc.) you’ll likely want a bit more coverage.  Just love this sporty yet feminine rash guard from Tommy Bahama in a fresh gingham print paired with solid ruched boy shorts from Athleta! (Gingham Rash Guard $94 and Scrunch Short $49)
 

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For modest girls, this simple suit from Tory Burch is elegant and classic yet offers a peek of skin via the low-cut, strappy back.  Finished off with a print pareo, the look is resort-ready – all you need to do is order that Mai Tai.  (Logo Shoulder One Piece $225 and Echo Bloomies Digital Pix Skirt Cover-up $58)

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