Let’s hit the park and have a fabulous picnic! Pack a Picnic Basket with all the essentials!
Went to Griffith park a couple of weekends ago and had the most amazing and picnic with a friend. We got there around 5:30pm and the weather was perfect!. We had a lot to snack on and brought everything we needed to be comfortable and have a good time. We also watched the sunset and it was magical. So wanted to make a list of the essentials, so you can have a fabulous picnic as well!
1. Choose a Location That Makes Sense
You don’t necessarily have to host a picnic in a public park or beach. You can host one on a rooftop, a patio, or even indoors
2. Make a List
Write down what you need to bring. If you’re hosting outside of your home, you don’t want to forget anything.
3. Layer Blankets and Pillows for Seating
Mix patterned or striped towels, blankets, or even rugs to create patchwork seating. Layer the blankets to keep guests dirt-free. Bring Collapsible bags to storage them! They take no space, they're reusable and friendly to the environment, super practical and you can bring a lot of them since they fold!. My favorite one is the SnapBasket LUXE Tote
4.Keep the Food Simple
Try handheld foods and appetizers, like vegetable or fruit kabobs, bread and cheese, or hummus and chips. And don't forget about dessert. Make sure to bring a cooler so everything is fresh. My fave Tahoe Cooler
6. The most fun! What to wear
We went for a super girly look, but you can rock anything that your heart desires.
You may have heard the old saying that “comfort is king,” and today’s laid back styles definitely make that more possible than in other times. This is due in part to several things, not the least of which boils down to basic structure.
Talking structure, in the past, if you wanted to wear something loose and slouchy, you had to buy clothes in sizes larger than your actual size. However, today, clothing is actually made with looser fits in mind. It may not seem like much of a difference, but this has a significant effect on whether you can successfully achieve the fun breezy styles you are shooting for. So, if you crave comfort in your style or just lean towards more bohemian and flowy fashions, here is how to wear them without looking unkempt.
1. Choose styles that have extra fabric at the bottom like this beautiful Wrapped Maxi Dress in Red from Chicwish
2. Ensure to enhance your waist
3.Pick fun bold colors like this fun and super flowy midi skirt from Chicwish
4. If you want one of your pieces to be oversized, balance the outfit with the other piece being regular fit like this sassy Chicwish lace crochet top
Oversized Hats are the New Moderately Size Sun Hats
Last summer, it seemed every girl was packing his ribbon-tied, flat-brimmed hat for their travels, but the look is now supersized.
Bike Shorts are the New Leggings
Finally, an alternative to stretchy leggings! . . . Shorter stretchy leggings! But at least pulling off bike shorts requires some clever styling. Kim Kardashian West, who is largely responsible for the trend, often wears her tight, knee-length shorts with oversize jackets.
Wedges Are the New Block Heels
For a while, wedges were nothing but a memory of the early-’00s: clunky, vaguely frumpy shoes we preferred not to revisit. But in this age of ugly-chic, ironic fashion, it’s little wonder the wedge has made a major comeback.
Heart-Shaped Sunglasses are the New Itty-Bitty Frames This summer, tiny frames have been replaced by heart-shaped sunnies, and the reason is they are super fun and cover your eyes!
Prairie Dresses are the New Slip Dresses
When you’re not showing a little skin in a glossy, strappy slip, the only dress worth having seems to be of the Little House on the Prairie variety.
Don't have an hour to get ready in the morning? No problem! You'll look put together in mere minutes with these totally doable tips.
1. PERFECT THE 5-MINUTE MAKEUP ROUTINEIf some mornings you have time for only concealer and lip gloss, so be it!. Instead of worrying, realize that this little bit of effort has a big payoff. Bright, flawless skin can do wonders for pulling together your look. Just be sure your concealer becomes invisible when blended into your skin. Also, avoid puffy, raccoon eyes by applying concealer only to dark circles rather than your entire under-eye area.
2.GET A LOW-MAINTENANCE HAIRSTYLETalk to your hairdresser about a cut that not only flatters your face, but is easy to style. Get your money's worth from your hairdresser by asking for tips on easy ways you can wear your new style.
3.ORGANIZE YOUR ACCESSORIES
Whether you're wearing skinny jeans and a t-shirt or a LBD, having a pair of signature earrings that goes with everything adds variety to your wardrobe and helps complete your look. These gold and garnet drop earrings can easily be dressed up or dressed down.
4. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR HANDS
As simple as it sounds, taking care of your hands and nails is one of the top characteristics of a polished individual. People who keep their hands manicured appear to be more put-together than those who don't. You don't have to necessarily keep polish on your nails, but make sure that you keep your nails filed and your cuticles trimmed.
5. INVEST IN A FEW KEY PIECES TO ELEVATE YOUR WARDROBE
Adding a nice blazer, sweater, or jacket can improve any outfit, so invest in these pieces. You'll be able to pair them with the majority of the clothes in your wardrobe. Get a nice pair of denim jeans as well, as high quality denim always looks great. Women should always invest in a little black dress, and men should always invest in a nice fitting suit. These can be re-worn over and over again, so invest in something nice.
6.PRACTICE YOUR POSTURE
Standing and sitting up straight creates a much more polished look than slouching does. Practice standing tall, putting your shoulders back, and holding your head up high. This will help you exude confidence, creating a more polished overall look.
7. PLAN YOUR OUTFITS IN ADVANCE
Plan your outfit a night before to ensure the outfit fits and looks great for your presentation or party
Select skirts like you would select pants. Look for pieces that balance out your top, and stick with designs that benefit from your natural curves instead of fighting against them
1. Consider tops with vertical stripes. Vertical stripes elongate the body, and for garments that nip in at the waist, these stripes also draw into your narrow waist.
2. Pair full skirts, like A-lines, with a full top that adds volume to your shoulders and bust AND NOT YOUR WAIST. Full skirts add slight volume to your hips, balancing out a fuller top.
3. Try on a wrap dress or empire waist dress. Both styles nip in at the waist, making it look even thinner while accentuating your upper and lower curves.
4.Try a scooped, v-neck or boat-neck neckline that hangs low and accentuates your curvy bust.
5. Gravitate toward curve-hugging pencil skirts or other cuts that skim your figure.
High-waisted skirts work especially well. Like the one below from Chicwish, love this style since the skirt has a "corset" that works as a belt to enhance your waist
Wedding season is here, which means you're likely to have a ton of summer weddings to attend. These events call for looks that are a little more laid-back. But how do you get dressed-up enough without overdoing your outfit?
Whether you want to keep it classic or go for a playful look, I am breaking down two outfits that are perfect for keeping things a bit more casual. Sometimes it all comes down to your styling choices, like swapping out fancier heels for flats when wearing a maxi dress or opting for suiting separates on their own instead of together.
Keep reading to see (and shop) the outfit combinations to nail casual wedding attire.
A Chic Jumpsuit
This is a look that's playful but great for a wedding. Go for details like lace fabrics or bold colors, and then pair it with dressy shoes and nice accessories. What's ideal about a jumpsuit is how versatile it is—it really comes down to how you accessorize. I recommend pointed-toe pumps and a structured handbag.
Everything feels more casual with flats, so don't be afraid to pull out a more dramatic piece and dress it down with simple accessories that are more daytime-appropriate. Flat strappy ballet flats and your everyday layers of simple necklaces and dainty earrings are perfect. This is an ideal time to pull out that one dress you bought for an event but haven't worn since.
When I saw this skirt from Chicwish, I knew it belonged it was perfect for Wedding season and to be able to wear it again. It’s feminine, elegant and flowy. I absolutely love the colors and flower details. It’s lightweight and perfect for a summer soiree. I love that the top has a v-neck and is simple to balance the skirt and I like to tuck it in to bring more emphasis to my waist and create a feminine shape.
Now that the season of weekend getaways, backyard parties, and endless beach trips is officially upon us, it's time to start shopping this summer's best new trends now.
In the spirit of not totally maxing out your credit card, I tracked down all the best affordable on-trend pieces that won't break your bank account. Scroll down to shop this summer's 5 hottest trends--all for under $50
The Trends: Button Dresses and Basket Bags
Trade in your button-down shirt for a button-down dress that packs a punch this season. Accessory wise, the classic basket bag is getting reimagined with leather accents that work just as well for the office or city as they do for the beach.
The Trend: Matching Sets
Go matchy-matchy in coordinating two-piece sets that make a splash this summer.
The Trend: Lavender Craze
Make way for a new pastel trend: the return of lavender. The pretty hue is replacing millennial pink as the season's go-to soft and feminine color.
The Trends: Polka Dots and Yellow
The polka dot craze is here to stay. From puff-sleeved blouses to sundresses, skirts, and even accessories, the print can be worn an endless amount of ways this summer.
Also rising as a top contender for hottest color of the season is bright yellow, which instantly brings a welcome-dose of sunshine to any look.
The Trend: White Dresses
You can never go wrong with a crisp white dress and right now, the shopping scene is filled with plenty of options to choose from. From ruffles to off-the-shoulder cuts to button-down-inspired styles, there's something for every woman to try
In just a couple of days, the summer season will officially begin, beach vacations will commence, and wardrobes will get turned over for good. This means that it’s time to invest in pieces that will take you through the next three months and well into the dog days.
Picking up the perfect summer bag (or two, or three) is the right way to transition into the new season, whether it’s a pretty little silk pouch, a checked market tote, or a vintage-inspired top handle. These accessories can be the anchors to your new and improved warm-weather look and at the same time, help you haul your life around from the street to the sand to the country and back again. Here are the coolest bag trends to buy now before we hit go on summer 2018.
Children, creepy dolls, anything associated with the word "cutesie" — that's what used to come to mind whenever we imagined ruffled clothes. But somewhere in the midst this season, our minds immediately changed: ruffles were everywhere, from the runway to the street, and they definitely weren't the kind we remember rocking as kids.
As with anything else voluminous, balance is key. If the volume is on the top, you’ll want to keep your bottom item simple and sleek. When the volume is on the bottom, you’ll want to do the balance with your top. Voluminous ruffles can be daunting and for some, “hard to wear” but when you style it just right, it’s far less intimidating and can result in a stellar outfit!
When I saw this skirt from Chicwish, I knew it belonged in my closet. It’s feminine, whimsical and unique. I absolutely love the ruffle detailing and the gorgeous blue and white striped pattern. It’s lightweight and perfect for a summer soiree. I love that the top has a v-neck and is simple to balance the skirt and I like to tuck it in to bring more emphasis to my waist and create a feminine shape. I accessorized with the cutest blue shoes.
You may be thinking…okay, but how can I wear this?
1.) Style it with an off the shoulder top and fun sunnies for a sweet Summer look.
2.) Style it with a button up shirt and a day clutch for wearable work look.
3.) Style it with a loose tee and cute sneakers for a casual, cool look.
4.) Style it with a fitted crop top and statement clutch for a dressed up look.
5.) Style both this top and skirt, but change out the accessories for a more customized look.
6.) Style this skirt through out the seasons: with blush pink for Spring and burgundy for Fall.
Comment below to let me know how YOU would style this!
Can’t wait to hear your ideas
For sure, every women would love to have a relaxed, romantic, chic and, why not, comfortable look. Including a maxi dress in your preferences could be a solution. Do not hesitate to have four or five maxi dresses in your wardrobe.
A maxi dress is not only very chic and trendy, it is also very useful and versatile. It manage to give your body a magnificent shape. (And you know I am all about this)
Maxi dress is very easy to be matched with other pieces. Looks truly amazing in any combination. Can be very helpful in many situations. Indeed you must trust your instincts and, of course you should try to be always very creative. Well, it is true, creativity is very important.
A fantastic news is that the market offers to women a very large variety of models. Indeed, no matter your taste, for sure you will find a perfect solution. A maxi dress is not only very comfortable it is also very sensual and could represent a solid base for a very romantic look.
This type of dress could be used in every season, which is very important. So, yes, you can wear it even in winter. In general, in cold seasons, it is essential to wear layers. So, here are some suggestions to combine it, with a maxi dress : leather jacket , turtle neck blouse, a faux-fur coat, a denim jacket.
In terms of shoes you can combine it with :
– ankle bootie stilettos
For sure, such type of dress it is great to have a lot in your closet. A very nice combo it is important and could upgrade your look.
Femininity is another characteristic of the maxi dress which is nice to be noticed. Indeed such dress gives you a lot of sensibility and femininity.
Be very creative and try to include a maxi dress in your daily look, because no matter your age or even the season, if the outside temperatures allows you, that dress can make your day.
Here are some of my favorites for the season:
1. Maxi Dress + Summer
2. Bold color
3. Original - This beautiful Chicwish dress is the perfect combination of chic, comfort and uniqueness. The detail makes pop out and the fabric makes it super comfortable for a vacation or a stroll around your neighborhood