Summer Camp Jewelry Trend Guidebook

Summer Camp Jewelry Trend

Okay campers, rise and shine. It’s time to swap out your everyday silver and gold jewelry for vibrant, fun and kitschy options that can withstand a dip in the water and ample sunscreen.

This summer I have created a nifty guidebook to introduce you to the season’s must-have jewelry and sunscreen. From beaded bracelets to stringy anklets and alphabet necklaces, the “Summer Camp” jewelry trend is EVERYTHING right now.

Spotted on celebs and all over your Instagram feed, this trend brings back all the retro feel-good vibes of childhood summer camp.

Packed full of the nostalgia from those simple sunny days of braiding rope friendship bracelets, exploring remote wooded areas, telling ghost stories and crushing on the camp counselors- it’s not only chic but also a mood booster!

Easy to style, playful and laid back (in the best way). You can rock them with just about anything, for any summer activity, without the worry of damaging them.

DAY ONE: The Lake is My HAPPY PLACE

Since we are besties I wanted to help bring this happy-go-lucky optimistic energy into your wardrobe.  I gathered some of my favorite Summer Camp Jewelry from Kendra Scott at Fashion Show Las Vegas and paired them with my favorite SPF must-haves from Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show Las Vegas to create the perfect bunkmates.

What’s summer camp without sunscreen and friendship bracelets? Just relax by the lake and create some joy.

Kendra Scott

For this awesome nostalgic creation, the new Kendra Scott Ellie DIY Friendship Bracelet Kit allows you to mix, match, and make your own bracelet. Dream up a one-of-a-kind keepsake for you or for your BFF.

Roast some ‘smores not your skin with these two skin protectors.

COOLA SPF Classic Organic Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Stick SPF 30.  A perfectly portable organic sunscreen stick that gives you water-resistant, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection whenever you need it. Infused with antioxidant-rich Plant Protection® Complex, this naturally-scented tropical coconut stick helps combat free radicals while nourishing your skin. Great for the face so you don’t get sunscreen in your eyes.

COOLA Fragrance Free Classic Sunscreen Spray SPF 50. Your first line of defense against the sun’s harsh effects during outdoor activities. Formulated with Plant Protection® which includes a blend of red raspberry seed oil and prickly pear extract, this enriched formula with its lightweight texture keeps free radical damage, sun damage and dryness at bay. Remember it’s essential to reapply sunscreen every two hours AND after swimming, sweating or towel drying.

DAY TWO: Change is Necessary for Surviving

Crafty Jewelry trend

The Gold Strand Kendra Scott Reese Optimist Necklace in pink pastel is a reminder that, at all costs, choose hope in the midst of challenge.

A multi-tasking mineral, the Solara Glow getter Zinc Oxide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen provides a shimmery wake-up smoothie for your skin! A potent mix of caffeine, antioxidants and responsibly sourced mica help smooth, illuminate and hydrate while protecting against everyday sun, HEV/blue light + pollution. Naturally Scented with Plant Extracts.

DAY THREE: Make New Friends

Friendship Bracelet Trend

Your bunkmate will love the Kendra Scott Optimist Friendship Bracelet. This Gold Woven Friendship Bracelet in Pastel Mix is better than a blood oath to seal the deal as BFF’s.

Ready Set, Glow! Meet your fellow campers wearing COOLA SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. This Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 keeps your 9am face going until you call it a night. The weightless, matte-finish spritz helps makeup stay put and delivers a quick hit of hydration and sun protection anytime you need it. Made with 70%+ certified organic ingredients, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection and 80 minute water resistance.

DAY FOUR: Survival Gear

Kendra Scott Summer

Did you know there are 82 uses for paracord? I didn’t know that either. But I did know that the Kendra Scott Maisie Gold Chorded Friendship Bracelet and Maisie Paracord Cuff are must-haves. Mint Mix Paracord mixes bright, braided paracord in curated color of the moment. It’s the ultimate Friendship bracelet and a great add to any survival gear. You will never take this “tool” for granted again.

Toss this in your survival kit too. COOLA SPF 30 Broad Spectrum LIPLUX. Subtle tinted lip balms that add a hint of subtle color using naturally derived pigments while protecting, nourishing and softening your lips. Organic Cupuaçu Butter and Mongongo Oil deliver an ultra-creamy texture that smoothes and nourishes lips while keeping them hydrated, so they look healthy, plump, and youthful. 70%+ certified organic ingredients, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection and 40 minute water resistance.

DAY FIVE: A Day Outing

It’s time to venture out before we leave Summer Camp. Get out your compass and check out the new Summer Camp Jewelry at Kendra Scott Fashion Show Las Vegas and find your way to Neiman Marcus Fashion Show Las Vegas to discover the best in SPF protection.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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UNIQLO x Marimekko

Japanese retailer UNIQLO joins forces with Finnish design house Marimekko for a new summer capsule collection inspired by the joy and optimism of Nordic midsummer.

Dubbed “Joyful Summer” the UNIQLO x Marimekko collection features seven bold prints designed by four Marimekko designers (Fujiwo Ishimoto, Maija Isola, Maija Louekari and Annika Rimala). The designs combine Nordic style and Japanese elements rendered in juicy shades from the Marimekko archives.

Marimekko is a longtime favorite of mine so the second this collection launched I was adding to cart.

Founded in 1951 by Armi Ratia it was one of the worlds first lifestyle brands. Ratia had a remarkable ability to capture the spirit of her time. She presented the world with her much-welcomed vision for optimism and personal joy.  The journey began with a simple dress in captivating prints. A bold and carefree celebration of individuality, the dress became an instant classic. Over the years, the Marimekko dress has remained an empowering uniform for independent women everywhere, always current yet true to its original concept.

Since then, Marimekko designers have created some 3,500 print designs. These designs have graced everything from dresses and bags to ceramics, fabrics, and more. Proving their timeless appeal, the iconic prints have been reborn time and again in thousands of imaginative color palettes. And each year, new pieces of printed artworks are introduced to an ever-evolving collection.

UNIQLO and Marimekko have teamed up several times over the years but I think this may be their best collection yet.  Ligh,t airy and perfect for summer these silhouettes are instant classics.

What I’m Wearing: UNIQLO x Marimekko Open Collar Short Sleeve Shirt | UNIQLO x Marimekko Denim Long Skirt| TOPSHOP Belt| TOPSHOP Woven Shoes| Tommy Bahama Basket Handbag|

CLICK to SHOP the Uniqlo x Marimekko Capsule Collection:

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CREED Viking Cologne

Creed Viking Cologne

This week The House of CREED Launched a brand new fragrance, CREED VIKING Cologne.

The new launch is the first extension into CREED’s Viking fragrance profile. The original Viking was launched four years ago. Encased in a vibrant red wrapped bottle and adorned with a long ship, the men’s fragrance invoked Iceland’s relentless volcanic landscape with a fruity floral profile of citrus accords. Now, for 2021, the luxury perfume house has followed with an ambitious sequel – the Creed Viking Cologne.

The new fragrance is UNISEX, encased in a spirited orange wrapping and adorned with the same iconic Viking ship. It is lighter, cooler and less dense than the original Viking. The formula combines notes of zingy citrus fruits like lemon and pink pepper, lavender, nutmeg, and rosemary. Which settle into a woody base of dry sandalwood, patchouli, and earthy vetvier.

To celebrate the launch CREED hosted a with a virtual concert named Valiant Sounds which showcased native Icelandic artists Junius, Gugusar, Logi Pedro and Young Karin.

Listeners were invited to watch, listen and receive a sample of the new fragrance.

CREED sent me an exclusive viewing pack which included Viking Cologne, Einstök Ölgerð Icelandic Beer, Snacks and a 66° North (Icelandic Clothing Company) Belt Bag- everything you need for a music festival!

As the concert began I set the mood with a spritz of Viking Cologne. Then cracked open a cold one, let the tunes fill the air and was wowed by the mystical landscapes of Iceland.

Now, THIS is the way to launch a fragrance! Fully immersed in the land that inspired it!

If you are looking for the perfect summer fragrance (and a great music festival) you have found it.  Give Viking Cologne a spritz and then head to CREED’s website to check out the concert.

Get the full Viking Cologne experience, CLICK HERE TO VIEW CONCERT

CREED Viking Cologne

CREED Virtual Concert

CREED Viking Cologne Virtual Concert

CREED Viking Cologne

CREED Virtual Concert

Creed Virtual Concert

Viking Cologne is available online at CREED and in CREED Boutiques at Forum Shops and Crystals as well as Neiman Marcus. 

 

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Summer Dresses

Temperley London Dress

Summer is here and there is an increased demand for easy, stylish, single-item outfits- which means it’s the season of the dress.

From floaty and forgiving house dresses to flirty floral retro patterned A-line frocks and romantic prairie silhouettes, fluidity is the key to summer 2021 dresses.

Roomier fits that emphasize comfort, easy 70’s lines and nightgown inspired shapes. Items have a little or a lot of volume, yet are tailored in all the right places. Body-con takes a backseat unless you’re wearing a tube skirt with an oversized tee or a tight knitted top with a voluminous bottom.

Comfort?  Ease? I am so here for this!

The great thing about this new fluid relaxed style is that these summer dresses remain a great solution for feeling put together while knocking out Zoom calls, running errands, or relaxing with a book. And the thing about dresses is that they’re even easier than putting on pants or a full ensemble. A dress is one and done! Comfort is key in selecting a dress this season—no tight waistlines or deep-v plunges here—it’s all about a dress that you can move about easily in.  So simple, so effortless, and so chic.

This brings us back to how important practical comfort is for getting on with modern life. It’s fantastic that fashion is on our side.

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

Macramé Bag

Summer dresses

Macramé Bag

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

What I’m Wearing: Temperley London A Line Dress| Tommy Bahama Macramé Bag| Free People Boots| Vintage Belt|

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I’m Flipping Out over my Batsheva Dress

Batsheva Dress

I’m flipping out over the Batsheva dress I got for my birthday.

One of my favorite designers, Batsheva’s unconventional designs strike a chord that no other designer has ever reached. It’s a vintage meets runway aesthetic that is so perfectly weird and has been called “Amish Punk”.

For those of you unfamiliar with the brilliance that is Batsheva, here’s a bit of backstory on how it all began…

In February of 2016, Batsheva Hay, a former lawyer with two young children, decided to have a favorite vintage dress remade.

Designed by Laura Ashley, the dress, blended a folksy craft aesthetic with dreamy romanticism.  Calf-length with long sleeves and a slightly tapered waist, it was made of a dense corduroy printed with green leaves and purple roses. But the fabric at the armpits had frayed, and been torn beyond repair so she had a pattern maker help her to recreate the dress. The new design made the sleeves puffier, added a collar, a more corseted waist, a high neck and additional ruffles. She had it made in several fabrics and wore her dresses all around New York. They garnered so many compliments that she decided to turn her love for vintage into a career.

Batsheva Hay’s subversive twist on frumpy 80s Laura Ashley style has been making fashion headlines ever since. Her vintage inspired prairie-meets-party dresses have quickly obtained cult-like status in the fashion world.

To me her designs are something straight out of a Fairy-tale.  Clothing that characters in your favorite books would have worn. Season after season I can’t get enough of it!

BATSHEVA’s collections march to the beat of their own drum, ignoring trends, she creates what inspires her.

The designs have personality, are chic, uber comfortable and attention grabbing. Just ask the 5 ladies (and one guy) that came up to me in the grocery store to ask me where I got this dress when I made a quick stop after taking these pics.

The second I opened my beautifully packaged box from MATCHES FASHION containing this beauty I was in love. It’s from the BATSHEVA SS21 Collection (LOOK 14). It features a wonderful oversized collar, sleeves with just enough puff and this GOREGOUS wallpaper print that reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley’s 1800’s illustrations.

I ripped the package open, stripped down and tried it on right away in the middle of my living room. It fit like a dream- no alterations involved and makes me feel as if I belong on the set of “The Nevers” in the best way.

Playful, camp and unconventional yet refined and elegant at the same time. The silhouette is perfectly balanced.

Now that things are opening up expect to see me in this on the chicest repeat ever.

OH Batsheva Hay you fantastical magician how do you do it?

Batsheva

Vintage FURLA

Batsheva SS21

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva SS21

Batsheva

Batsheva

What I’m Wearing: Batsheva Face Print Midi Dress | Chloe T-Strap Heels| Vintage FURLA Bag| LIPLAB by BITE Custom Lipstick in Skinny Marg|

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