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Four Favorites: Flip-Flops

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Flip-flops are not only a staple in my summer uniform, but year-round. I own way too many to admit to. I have also tried too many to admit to.

My two basic needs when choosing a flip-flop: comfort and style. I do not like a lot of bells and whistles or intricate design. I stay simple and natural in color and design. These shoes should last forever and never compete with seasonal trends. Here are my four forever favorites:

J.Crew ~Vineyard Leather Flip-Flops: $49.50

Rainbow ~ Black Leather Narrow Strap: $49.00

TKEES ~ Flip-Flop: $47.95

Havaianas ~ SLIM: $26.00

Weekend Ensemble: Mara Hoffman

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Mara Hoffman Embroidered Dashiki Cover Up

This Memorial Day Weekend is all about fun-in-the-sun. A flashy cover-up is all that is needed for long beach days and outdoor BBQs.

This cover-up by Mara Hoffman adds a little flavor to simple swimwear. The pink neon hue will certainly be noticed from miles away. The draped openings at the arms and pleated racerback detail add comfort and style. The mint/black/white embroidered panel at the bust-line provides an alluring contrast. The tribal pattern and pop of color adds an enticing garnish.

This see-through veil will be primarily worn over swimwear. Casual and cool, pair with Havaiana flip-flops or decorate with wedges or espadrilles for a bolder statement. A ton of colorful bracelets and cuffs will polish off this weekend ensemble.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Ashling

5 under $50: Maxi Dress

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The Maxi Dress is the perfect way to achieve an ‘effortlessly chic’ look. This dress comes in a myriad of colors, patterns, textures and styles. This item can be casual-wear, paired with flats, flip-flops, denim jacket or a cardigan. Or it can be modified into formal-wear, dressed-up with heels, blazer or a ton of jewels. Available everywhere this season, here are a few pieces that all range under $50.00.

Forever 21 Smocked Maxi Dress: $10.00

Asos Selected Femme Sleeveless Jersey Maxi Dress: $44.32

Heritage 1981 Ruffled Floral Maxi Dress: $29.90

Urban Outfitters Ecote Tiedye Maxi Dress: $49.00

Alloy Erika Maxi Dress: $34.90


Casual Collaboration: Missoni Loves Havaianas

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Missoni Loves Havaianas

Summer 2011 brings a unique collaboration between two famous brands, Missoni and Havaianas. This unique collection features a mixture of Missoni’s signature zig-zag pattern with Havaianas simplistic flip-flop. The bright colors and textures add a great flavor to an everyday look. Included with each pair is a Missoni-made shoe bag that incorporate the colors of both the Italian and Brazilian flags. Add a little pep-to-your-step this summer with the Missoni Loves Havaianas collection. 

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