Summertime means comfy, fun and beautiful.

I love the heat, and here in Texas, it gets up to 100..and often.  

It’s fun to dress up and look gorgeous, but it’s practical to beat the heat.

I enjoy Rent the Runway for keeping up with the newest trends without breaking the budget

and these are my favorites from SaksFifthAvenue

 

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OFF SHOULDER with STRAPS

The Off Shoulder, extra ruffled blouses is my favorite trend for the summer, and having the additional small V shaped spaghetti strap is another additional trend which is quite sassy.  This gorgeous blouse is even available on Rent the Runway!

 

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DISTRESSED JEAN SHORTS

I’m almost 50, so wearing short shorts is not an option for a wardrobe staple, but these distressed shorts are perfect for wearing on a super casual day, along with a linen tshirt.

 

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OFF SHOULDER DRESS

Off the Shoulder is definitely the best trend, and it is perfect for dresses, and a flowy ruffles or assymetrical lines. Whether it’s linen or cotton, this is a comfortable staple for the summer.

 

 

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SNAKE SKIN

I normally dress in black and white, so snakeskin, in any variation is a perfect handbag accessory.  The box and formed handbags are a great new trend mixed with the snakeskin is truly fabulous.

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OFF SHOULDER BLOUSE

Bright colors, white, black, short sleeved, long sleeved, I can’t get enough of the Off Shoulder Tops & Dresses.  It’s a touch of sassiness with sophistication. Love, love, love.

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TANK DRESS

I mentioned the trend of the V neck spaghetti straps, and it’s especially cute on a tank dress.  Linen is a perfect choice for a hot summer day, and the tank dress with straps, makes it a sophisticated summer item!

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TINTED SUNGLASSES

Whether it’s pink, blue or yellow, the highly reflective, tinted sunglasses are a great summer accessory. I’ve opted for pink…because it adds a nice, feminine flair to my basic black and white monochromatic look.

 

 

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WHITE CROPPED PANTS

White pants are an instant show stopper and summer staple. I have white flared jeans, white linen pants, white cotton pants and white cropped pants.  The White cropped pants are versatile and I  love to wear with stilettos and dress them up!

 

 

ONE SHOULDER BLOUSE

By now, you’ve figured out, I am really into the off shoulder look for the summer, but this one is off the charts.  It’s pure sass with a touch of sophistication.  The bigger the ruffles and bow, the better.

 

 

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 BLOCK HEELS

When I wear heels, I’m over 6′ which can be a challenge to walk over a mile when we’re going places downtown or walking around on a normal day, so these block heel shoes have been a dream! I hope these stay as a trend for a long time….or forever.

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