Effortless Summer Dressing

Do you want to look cool, fresh, chic, put-together, effortless and stylish this summer?  Then keep your clothing simple!

Summer dressing for me is about easy pieces that make you look like you tried but keep you feeling and looking fresh and cool all day.  Dresses and jumpsuits are are my staples in the summer – lightweight, flowing, looser fit are the qualities I tend to look for, especially for everyday.  Additionally, they are fun to accessorize with jewelry, shoes and handbags to change the look.

Here are a few selections (all Nordstrom) with links to purchase or more information:

I love a shirtdress!!  This can easily be worn with a sneaker, sandal, or bootie and it will transition well to the fall with a long sleeve top underneath or a jean jacket.

Lou & Grey Tie Shirtdress

Try a casual jumpsuit to change up your wardrobe.  Super comfortable, easy and cool because when it gets really humid your thighs won’t touch 🙂

Lou & Grey Brushmarl Jumpsuit

Midi-length dress – this one is intended as a beach cover but I love it as a dress too (love the pockets)!  Try wearing it with a bikini top in place of a bra.

TAVIK Serena Midi Cover Up

Casual body-con dress. This comes in numerous colors – great with flip flops, a sandal or a heel.

Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress

A feminine wrap dress!  Flattering on so many body types and perfect for so many occasions.

Jason Wu X ELOQUII Floral Print Ruffle Trim Warp Dress

An breezy A-line!  When it’s hot you will look cool in this.

ALL SAINTS Romey Sleeveless High/Low Dress

A slip dress!  Going shopping or out to lunch?  This is so much cuter than shorts and a tee.

Reformation Halsten Slip Dress

Stylish Jumpsuit – If you don’t have one yet this is a piece to add to your wardrobe.  Don’t like to show your arms – wear with a light weight jacket, blazer or cropped cardigan.  There are many styles available in jumpsuits – there is one to fit your body type!

Reformation Gilda Crop Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Easy and effortless equals chic and fresh…Enjoy one-piece dressing for your most fabulous summer yet!

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

Holiday Looks

Recently, while wandering through my local mall, The Westchester in White Plains, NY, I found Marc Cain; an upscale women’s clothing store.  Color and styling caught my eye and I was swayed to enter. Founded in Germany in 1973, the line represents “German engineering with European styling”.  They do a wonderful job of combining their aesthetic and art with a laid-back attitude, a natural, but elegant look combined with innovation and exclusivity.  The Marc Cain woman “lives in the moment, is self confident, open-minded and curious. She loves being a woman and expresses herself by what she is wearing- naturally and as a matter of course.”

Personally, I find the line to be a beautiful combination of classic and chic.  The cuts are very flattering, the fabrics very special, the clothes wearable and comfortable and they have unique statement pieces that are covetable.  It’s one of those stores where I want everything!!

Recently, I was invited by the staff to check out the new collection.  With prosecco in hand (a very nice touch), I was inspired for the holiday.  I asked if I could put some holiday looks together and do a blog post – they kindly obliged!

The following are holiday looks I love suitable for various occasions…

Stylish Holiday

I love leather leggings and a beautiful blazer!

Princess Dairy Leopard Blazer in Techo Velour

Essentials Second Skin 3/4 Sleeve Top in Black

Essentials Leather Legging in Black

Ankle Strap Sandal in Blckk

Suede Ankle Boot in Black

Menswear Inspired Holiday

I love pant suits and this tuxedo style is stunning and versatile!

Dancing Stars Tuxedo Jacket with Satin Collar and Ribbon Closure in Black

Dogs & Other Countries Tear Drop Sequin Tank Top in Grey with Ribbon Detail

Dancing Stars Tuxedo Pant with Satin side detail in Black

Remove the jacket and glitter the night way in this stunning top- New Year’s option!!

This tank is stunning and has beautiful details including grosgrain ribbon straps.

Another option for the tuxedo pant – a super feminine lace top.

Dogs & Other Countries Short Sleeve Black Lace top with Peplum

Chic Holiday

Perfect for a holiday lunch.

Dogs & Other Countries Lace Top Short Sleeve in Red/Orange

Suede Ankle Strap Sandal in Taupe

I love a statement piece and this phenomenal faux fur jacket is WOW!!  Another day wear it with jeans and a turtleneck.

Dogs & Other Countries Grey Plaid Wool Trouser with Pink Ribbon Belt

Dogs & Other Countries Lace Top Short Sleeve in Red/Orange

Dogs & Other Countries Rainbow of Colors Faux Fur Jacket with Removable Collar

Suede Ankle Strap Sandal in Taupe

Boho Holiday

For the casual holiday brunch

Prints & Princesses Boho Chic Floral Dress

Knee-Hi Chestnut Brown Faux Suede Boots

Prints & Princesses White Faux Lamb Jacket

 

Elegant Holiday

This dress exudes class and elegance – it’s more than just a LBD.

Dancing Stars Lace Dress Sequinned Stars detail

Suede Ankle Strap Sandal in Black

 

While these are looks intended for the holidays, the pieces can go the distance:

All of the tops pair beautifully with jeans for a dressier casual look.

The statement jackets go with everything.

The tuxedo jacket and trouser can be worn as a separates.

The leopard blazer goes with jeans, a pencil skirt, etc.

 

If you are interested in seeing more of the collection, the website is Marc-Cain.com.

Find your way to Marc Cain and enjoy the experience.

Marc Cain

Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains NY, 10601

914-460-5051

mc.store.newyork.westchester@marc-cain.com

www.marc-cain.com

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and stylish holiday!   Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia