Poolside/Beach Essentials: Rash Guards

As part of the Poolside/Beach Essentials Series I had to post about rash guards.  They cover well and ensure that fun is had without any mishaps.  They also protect you from the sun.  I think they are so elegant and chic.  You may be thinking, isn’t that so hot?!?!  It’s not.  When you are out of the water it keeps cool, it’s not like a towel that warms up.  My friend Scottie mentioned that she would love to see some other rash guards.  Now, once again, I need a million dollars because I want all of the rash guards below! 
Rash Guard- J. Crew, Watch- -Michael Kors , Red and Gold Bracelet – J. Crew Factory on eBay, Gold Bangle – Kate Spade Sunglasses-Ray Ban at Nordstrom, Gold Hoops- J. Silver
Free People
Free People 
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Free People
(Photos by Mallory Lee)

The Tissue Tee Dilemma: They’re so See Through!

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I may be the only one but I have had the hardest time wearing tissue tees because they are so see through!  I wear camisoles under them, of course, but I was looking for some alternative uses.  A light bulb went off and I realized I could use them as a swimsuit cover-ups.  As another option, I like to wear them to workout with a fun sports bra.  You may be saying, I’ve been doing this for forever, ha!  Oh well, here’s to all of you that have slow “light bulb” moments like me, cheers!
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Tissue Tee- J. Crew, Swimsuit- J. Crew,  Shorts-Banana Republic, Watch- Michael Kors, Necklace- for similar, Max and Chloe, Short Diamond Necklace - a bientot, Sunglasses-Ray Ban at Nordstrom
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Hey, don’t blame me, my Hubs cut his hair.

(Photos by Mallory Lee)

Poolside/Beach Essentials: The Fedora Trend and How to Wear It

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I love the new fedora trend.  As part of the Poolside/Beach Essentials series I wanted to post about my new hat.  I love it because it’s sun hat meets fedora. This fedora from San Diego Hat Company is perfect, because it’s a classic spin on this new trend. I love San Diego Hat Company because their hats are UPF 50.

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Hat- San Diego Hat Company,Watch- Michael Kors, Necklace- for similar, Max and Chloe, Earrings- J. Silver,
Dress-Luxury Apparel for similar, Target, Clutch- Noonday Collection
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Hat- San Diego Hat Company
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If I had a million dollars, this would be my next purchase. Hat- San Diego Hat Company

(Photos by Mallory Lee)

Poolside/Beach Essentials: The Perfect Cover Up and Jellies

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Summer is here and all I want to do is be in the water.  I find myself in swimsuits all the time!  I thought it would be fun to do a Poolside/Beach Essentials Series.  It’s hard to know exactly what to wear over your swimsuit.  Sometimes I’m tired of wearing the same cotton coverups I bought from Target.  I just bought this chambray shirt dress from Urban Outfitters.  I thought it made a perfect coverup and I wanted to share this idea with you!  Any shirtdress would be a really cute coverup alternative!    
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I love the pockets!
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Wear it open while your swimsuit is drying.
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Dress- Urban Outfitters it’s on sale at the store for $30 less, Jellies - j. crew for similar,  earrings – Noonday Collection,  headband – Goody, Short Necklace- Nashelle, Long Necklace-J. Silver, Watch- Michael Kors , Gold Bangle – Kate Spade, Bag- Restoration Hardware way long ago
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I love jellies.  I love these jellies specifically because they’re jellies with a touch of class.  Like my Facebook page for C. Style Exclusives: http://www.facebook.com/CSLStyle
(Photos by Mallory Lee)

Don’t Judge a Dress on it’s Hanger

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I saw this dress on the hanger at Nordstrom.  I passed it up at first.  I loved the colors and I was just drawn to it, but the bottom with all that fabric wouldn’t look good, right?  We all have these preconceived notions that we just can’t let go.  They go way back, these notions, maybe even junior high when our bodies were completely different!  But…I knew it could look good and I kept hearing in the back of mind my Mom saying, just try it on- it just looks that way on the hanger.  And so I did!
C. Style Blog- Nordstrom French Connection Colorblock Cotton Tank Dress
I’m so glad I did!  It has pockets!
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C. Style Blog- French Connection Colorblock Cotton Tank Dress
Next time you see something on the hanger that you love but you’re not sure it would look good on you, for whatever reason, try it on for goodness’ sake!

Dress- French Connection, Flip Flops - J. Crew,  Short Necklace- Nashelle, Long Necklace-J. Silver, Watch- Michael Kors , Gold Bangle – Kate Spade, Gold Ball Bracelet – Ralph Lauren/gift,  Earrings- J. Silver, Sunglasses- Sunglass Hut
C. Style Blog- French Connection Colorblock Cotton Tank Dress
C. Style Blog- French Connection Colorblock Cotton Tank Dress
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