I feel like my last few blogs have been introduced by the weather, but how can you blame me? It’s seriously annoying switching from mini’s one day to a full blown wool coat the next! Hopefully the style tips from my last post, #FiftyShadesOfPink, were useful because we are indeed experiencing a winter relapse. The weather hasn’t been fun, but as “It Girls” we need to remain cool, calm and fabulous. WOO-SAH! I figure that a great way to treat my winter woes is to revisit one of my shoots from St. Barths. A serving of turquoise waters and sunny skies…yes please! Come escape with me, while I dish the details on this look.
I purchased this Zimmerman dress towards the end of Summer 2014. It was a bit of a splurge for me with a price tag of $475. I guess I was excited to see what their South Hampton store had to offer, and I was determined to own something #Zimmerman. What can I say? I’ve always been impressed and obsessed with the Australian designer’s use of print to create comfortable, yet beautifully detailed pieces. Everything Zimmerman is pretty. Lots of lace, tones of floral and intricate details with embroidery and crochet add the lovely details that make Zimmerman so delicious. It incorporates everything I love into stylized pieces that are both comfortable and irresistibly chic!
Zimmerman incorporates everything I love into stylized pieces that are both comfortable and irresistibly chic!
Since I did not get the opportunity to wear it in the Hamptons last summer, this dress was one of my go-to pieces when packing for my trip. It is perfect for a sunny lunch or brunch day in St. Barth’s! It’s called the cupcake halter, as it is very fluffy and bouncy and feels great against your skin. I decided to add a belt to break things up and give the dress more shape and flow. There was no reason why something so beautiful should not be equally flattering. That said, there’s nothing more flattering on a lady to me than a cinched waistline. Here I am cinched and pretty and ready for lunch at the Sand Bar, at Eden Rock
This Salvatore Ferragamo belt is actually one of my faves because it’s reversible. Black on one side and tan on the other. It truly is a great value for your money. It has a giant logo, but it works so well for a cinched waist on dresses, as well as an accent for skirts, to give a more polished overall look.
THE NEW IT BAG
Say “Yes!” to the Chloe Drew shoulder bag. I’m sure you’ve seen this little leather bag in small, medium and large, popping up on every fashion blog and in every online newsletter from net-a-porter to Bergdorf Goodman. This is one trend that you should say “Yes!” to. Pick colors like tan, black, red or nude, this way it can go with a variety of outfits and bring you from daytime to evening while being effortlessly chic.
Say “Yes!” to the Chloé Drew shoulder bag!
Mine is a size medium. I’m not one of those girls that can leave the house with just my wallet and keys…I need my giant iPhone 6plus, my makeup compact for touchups, my iPhone charger and my case for my Chloe sunnies when the sun sets. Can you believe that this bag fits it ALL with EASE?! Favorite thing about the bag. It looks small and neat but it’s extremely roomy. Score!
The return of the gladiator sandal.
A trend once popular in the 1970’s hasn’t disappeared since they made their debut return on the 2013 runways. If this trend was too bold or too new for you when you first saw it on Rihanna and Kourtney Kardashian, I’m sure by now you’ll find the courage to buy yourself a pair. High-heeled or flat, they are a win-win choice for your feet. It looks great, plus they are comfortable. Wear flat gladiator sandals casually in the summer for festival attire, or just with your favorite mini skirt or dress on any summer day.
These Zara gladiators are plain, simple and perfect!
You will get a lot of wear out of them this summer with the huge 70’s theme and Bohemian style that’s popping up everywhere from H&M to Chloe.
If you are unable to afford the Valentino Aphrodite leather gladiators, then head to Zara and get these babies. I can assure you that they are equally as cool and only a fraction of the price.
If you are in love with the gladiator look, you may also want to try these Chloe lace-up seude gladiators or check out these leather Roman sandals from Zara for a similar steal.
Now let’s get back to these clear skies and blue water!
Eden Rock is the perfect place to stay if you want breathtaking views of the island. If you are unable to afford this luxury, you can always get your slice of its beauty by going for lunch at the Sand Bar or dinner at Jean George’s own, On The Rocks. I spent a lot less time eating and lot more time just roaming around and enjoying the scenery.
The dress was super girly and bouncy. The ocean breeze playing with its layers made me want to twirl and dance and just get wrapped up in St. Barth’s.
Seriously you cannot take me anywhere….lol. Put me on the beach in a four hundred dollar dress, and I act like it’s Christmas! I’m really a child at heart, extremely playful and easily excitable. The mature Sherece was in there, somewhere…I’m sure
See….there she goes. Chic, calm and collected! xoxoSB
GET THE LOOK
For a wide variety of the Chloe Drew bags check Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-porter
Zimmerman cupcake halter dress
Salvatore Ferragamo Reversible belt
Zara gladiator sandals