1. Cedric Charlier Modern Layered Dress ($590) // 2. Foil Dot Scarf ($225) // 3. Arrows and Moonstones Cuff ($155) // 4. Ink-Colored Maxi Dress ($28) // 5. OdlR printed halter-neck suit ($255) // 6. Mesh Details Baroque Top ($50) // 7. Aldo Ester Heel ($100) // 8. Tasseled Chain Bag ($148)
One. I love this shade of pale pink. It’s so light and fresh without being too fussy. I also like the tiered style of the dress. It reminds me of the gorgeous grey Phillip Lim dress. Looking for a cheaper option? This blush dress from ASOS and this white, eyelet Trina Turk dress has a similar shape.
Two. This gold foil scarf is just incredible. Finding anything comparable was damn-near impossible. I do like this metallic scarf from Lilly Pulitzer (this $9 Forever 21 option is a good alternative).
Three. These open bangles are really popular right now. I love the moonstones on this one and the winged-detail. I also found this initial bracelet. Prefer some sparkle?
This simple zircon bracelet is a versatile choice. I also love this bracelet with conical stones. And this Calvin Klein bracelet with green glass is modern and chic. All of these choices are under-$75.
Four. This maxi dress would be perfect for the airplane. A jersey maxi and a long cardigan is as close as you can get to wearing pajamas while still being dressed. I also love this short-sleeved dress with a fitted waist. Plus-size ladies should check out this striped Old Navy dress, and petite ladies should look into this awesome printed Target dress.
Five. I am obsessed with the watercolor print on this swimsuit. But $255? On sale? I think not. But this basic black Old Navy swimsuit has a similar shape at a wallet-friendly price.
Six. Go to the Mango website so you can appreciate the full glory of the embroidery on this top. It’s fine, I’ll wait here. I’d recommend wearing a nude tank underneath, for obvious reasons, but I would pair that with skinny jeans and colored flats to run weekend errands.
Seven. I have now ordered five pairs of “nude” pumps and found something wrong with all of them. If this Aldo pair isn’t the winner, I’ll probably just go barefoot this summer. Or use this fruitless quest as an excuse to buy these Valentino shoes and spend the rest of the year paying them off.
Eight. I love the details on this chain clutch–the braided strap, the tassel, so fab. It would make a great summer bag because it’s big enough to hold all the essentials and small enough to tote anywhere. And if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, this $38 bag from Nordstrom is a good choice.