Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Trend: Summer Pieces

Summer is almost half way over so if you are lucky enough to Mr. Sun shining on you, be sure you have some key summer pieces stocked up.

A nice pair of short shorts are always in style for summer.  This season is all about reinventing classic pieces and accessorizing them right with over the top purse or shoes.  Summer sales are abundant and Diesel was no exception.  This is when I stock up on key summer denim.  Got this linen blended denim shorts, high waisted for about $45.  Paired it with a Levi denim bralette and threw in some funky chunky wooden heels.

How about something for these hot summer nights? The Levi bralette can be worn with these American Apparel red hot shorts, a white blazer and really nice heels.  In the picture, we have the denim JC Lita but a nice pair of black patent pumps would look just as nice.  

The Know: DEF Malachite Bracelet from Simmons Jewelry Co.

Dubbed the "green bracelet", this rough diamond-malachite bead combo represents the initiative of DEF: Diamond Empowerment Fund.  The bracelet was created by Russell Simmons for Simmons Jewelry Co. to help those African nations rich in diamonds improve their educational initiatives and to empower the people.

Why green? It is the color of Africa, representing the rich natural resources the continent carries.  

Such simplicity yet a great addition for my collection.  Kudos to this guy who wore it to the Adidas Do Over Portland last Sunday!

The Music: Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

And if you have a minute why don't we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don't we go
Somewhere only we know?

The Looks: This $%@ is Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

How do you stay cool during hot summer days? Why with shorts and chiffon of course!  Throw in some crazy wooden heels with bright accessories and BAM! 

American Apparel have some awesome collection of light and cool chiffon items.  Check them out.  You can also got Urban Outfitters, ASOS, and Forever 21.  Personally, American Apparel have some great colors and simple styles that can be worn in so many ways.

The Looks:
American Apparel chiffon top in yellow
Diesel linen blend shorts
Levi denim bralette
Jeffrey Campbell fruit heels
Ray Ban sunglasses
Urban Outfitters belt
Purse purchased from a flea market in Texas

The Random: Pirate's Booty, argh!

Nothing says all natural like some Pirate's Booty....

...Aged white cheddar popcorn that is!  Argh!!

2 for $6 at Fred Meyer, get them while they're hot!