I have a weakness for bags, backpacks, satchels, clutches, and anything that carries my stuff around. While I'm already stocked up and don't need anything more in this category, I can feel my credit card finger twitching. This $42 pale pink canvas backpack is perfectly on trend with its blush-colored hue and feminine style. Even better? It has two side pockets for my water bottles that I tote around with me everywhere. Maybe I need just one more bag?
While I don't own any kimonos, I admire them from afar. I'll admit that they can be hard to pull off—they require a certain style savviness that's essential. But if you have the flair for them, they can be loads of fashionable fun.
These three from Anthropologie are eye-catching, dramatic, and sophisticated at the same time. And, they're a perfect cover up for spring and summer—breezy and light weight.
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I'm not a flip flops kind of girl. I prefer my spring and summer shoes to have a bit more flair than even the most fancy flip flops can offer. That's why I veer toward sandals. Even better? Sandals with a heel to class things up.
Here are three new pairs that I'm adoring right now.
The Creatures of Comfort Como Slides in Fuchsia ($395) are sweet and sophisticated. Dress them up or down, and you'll also find that pink actually works as a neutral. Pair it with anything.
The Palma High Sandal in Tangerine from Maryam Nassir Zadeh ($420) are beauties. Yellow-hued shoes don't get any better than this. I'd trade in my mustard clogs for these in a heartbeat.
And finally, you can't ever go wrong with red block heeled sandals. The Palma Low Sandal in Cherry Suede from Maryam Nassir Zadeh will out step Dorothy's red pumps any day.
I usually veer toward feminine/modern clothing, but this sweatshirt from Correll Correll, sold at Beklina is out of my comfort zone, yet I can't stop looking at it. Maybe it's the velvet checkers or the perfect shade of turmeric, but it screams "fashion forward" to me. Check this beauty out, and other one-of-a-kind finds at Beklina.com.
Welcome to the #cmpinkpalace.
I love the local stores in my hometown of Santa Cruz, and Cameron Marks has long been one of my favorites. This modern outpost for fashion forward apparel and wares just had a re-model and the result is perfection. Dubbed the "Pink Palace," the new store on the Westside of town boasts the hot color-of-the-moment: a pretty blush shade that sweeps the walls. It's accented with pops of mustard in the dressing room curtains, and blue and yellow poufs.
What else is new? Besides getting an aesthetic makeover, the clothing has never been better. With lines like Ulla Johnson, Rachel Comey, Citizens of Humanity, and No. 6, among others, the store is seeing a surge of out-of-town visitors who are willing to make the trek to Surf City to shop in the beautifully curated brick and mortar location, helmed by owner Vanessa Ambrose.
But if you live out of the area, simply hop online at cameronmarks.com and shop from the web store for all the same beautiful finds.