The Floor Report: Brighten Up for Summer

Belle’s BFF, Miss M, is back with a new addition of The Floor Report.  What does Capitol Hill Style’s boldest trendspotter have to say?

So this time of year, especially after an insanely sunny weekend of pool side lounging and SkinnyGirl margarita sipping, I get an intense desire to either wear bright white or bold colors. Well, it’s my lucky season because coral is here today and here to stay. The color has not only made its way into cosmetics, but the motif is all over jewelry and bathing suits from Kenneth Jay Lane to YSL.  So I have corralled all of my favorite coral items corralled into one hot spot here on CHS!

Polyvore Set Found Here.

OPI Nail Polish “On Collins Ave”: This polish is the go-to coral shade for everyone’s pedicure this season – it goes with warm tones and cool tones to compliment everyone’s skin. A bright dose of color at the office or beach without being over-the-top. 

NARS lipgloss in “Babe” and blush in “Taj Mahal”: Do not be fooled by the bright orange blush sitting in the pan. On the skin, it imparts the warmest, bronziest, deep peach accent and comes through beautifully in photographs. After a little sun this weekend, I popped the “Taj Mahal” on the apples of my cheeks directly after a sheer swipe of Nars “Orgasm” for a contoured, sun-kissed look. After lining my lips with a nude pencil and slicking “Babe” on my pout, I dabbed a hint of the shimmery peach Nars “Greek Holiday” lip gloss into the center of my bottom lip for a glassy+classy full pout. 

Diana Warner “Rachael” necklace: Some years ago, a dear stylist friend introduced me to Diana Warner’s beautiful collection of designs by gifting me with the necklace in the set.  Wearing a coral branch is said to bring good luck – and couldn’t we all use a little of that? 

Coral Tassel Crystal Earrings: Ever since I saw Gwyneth wearing bright tassle earrings early this Spring, I’ve been wanting a pair for myself. This length and color is a fringe-lovers delight. Slip these on under a fedora, grab your white jeans and a tee, and you’re ready for wherever the weekend takes you. Or use them to add color to a basic neutral dress. 

Coral and Gold Sandals: Oh Top Shop, how do we love thee? Please accept my purchase of these coral shoes as a sign of my affection.

Lastly, for coral dress ideas – if you’re channeling Belle, you wear the dress on the left.  (I protest, I would never wear white belt.  It’s like she doesn’t no me at all.  *wink*)  If you’re channeling Miss M, you wear the boho-chic, maxi-dress.  And if a girl can dress in her wildest dreams, you’d choose the chiffon Halston.

Polyvore Set Found Here.


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  1. amy b.s. says:

    amazing picks!

    June 1, 2011/Reply
  2. May says:

    I had a dress along the lines of the “dreamy” one my senior year of high school. Wore it to bits going to the Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties for all my younger sister's friends.. a wonderful choice!

    June 1, 2011/Reply
  3. love it says:

    I love the idea of having a trend interpreted as “Belle style” and “Miss M” style! (Or other styles too, but you get the point)

    June 1, 2011/Reply
  4. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    I'm currently wearing Essie's Peach's another fun, bright coral shade.

    June 2, 2011/Reply