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Christy Dawn dress | designlovefest
(image above from shop dawn)

happy friday! whatever your weekend plans may be – sitting on the couch all day, running errands, heading to the beach or a bbq we’ve got weekend style inspiration for you. here are 9 things we’d like to be wearing this weekend, wherever that may be! i’ll be in San Diego celebrating my friend’s upcoming wedding. planning on kicking back, drinking wine, eating cheese and renting a duffy boat for a sunset cruise!  – joanie p.s. currently obsessed with the flowy wrap dress above by christy dawn. wish i had it to take with me this weekend! 


Ruched front top  ($55) – cute top with your favorite pair of comfortable jeans is the easiest weekend outfit. love the ruched detail on this one.

Scoop neck tee ($35) – a scoop neck tee in a classic color combo, fitted enough to wear with skirts or wide legged pants.

V-Neck Swimsuit  ($98) – i own this swimsuit in peach and it is remarkably flattering, i will say if you’ve ordered swimsuits from J.Crew before to order up. most of the suits i have from them are a 2 but i got the 4 in this and it fits perfectly.

Making faces sweater ($88) – perfect run around town sweater, cute with shorts or a denim skirt and also great for your fall wardrobe too.

Cult Gaia Bag ($280) –  coveting this gorgeous green bag. i own the wood version but this green is so striking.

Madewell bralette ($35) – a pretty underwire free bra to rock under you sundress

Cleobella dress ($97) – 100% cotton, pretty blue and white strip with a tassel tie at the back. the perfect day to evening summer dress.

Firefly dress ($172) – i love the cut of Lacausa dresses, they are both flattering and comfortable. this one in navy would be so pretty without the slip and worn over a swimsuit.

LoveShackFancy white dress ($365) – these dresses are an investment but they are so beautiful in person. they feel like an incredibly rare turn of the century vintage dress. beautiful little details and in cotton so you can wash it!




slip dress | designlovefest

slip dresses are basically all i want to wear these days. simple to throw on, cute with a t-shirt under them, a denim jacket on top, a flannel tied around your waist or worn alone with sneakers or a simple sandal. comfortable for day and slightly sexy for evening. wear them with a pretty lacy trimmed bra underneath as it might peek out from time to time. if you’re curvy you might try a slip dress that’s cut on the bias, it make for a more fluid cut and lays agains the skin highlighting your curves. sometimes slip dresses can hang really straight and than catch at the hips, the bias works to prevent that. i’ve also included a few wrap slip dresses which tie at the waist and flatter curves as well. the thing to watch for in slip dresses is anything that looks too “slip” like, don’t go for short and lacy together, if you want a lace trim look for below the knee so it doesn’t look too much like a nightgown. – joanie
p.s all of the images are shop-able – just click the photo! 

slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest

slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest
slip dresses | designlovefest




image by tezza

there is something about summer that makes me gravitate towards the color blue in my wardrobe. sky blue, sea blue, navy blue, royal blue, floral prints in blue…all of them. it’s a fresh color, easy to pair with other things (i love blue topped with a denim jacket), a departure from classic neutrals like tan, white and black and feels fitting for the hottest months of the year. some blue favorites below! -joanie


styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest
styled | designlovefest

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STYLED 19 | designlovefest

it’s officially summer and the 4th of july is right around the corner! i get it, patriotic dressing isn’t for everyone but i always like to throw on a little red, white and blue to celebrate America’s independence. it doesn’t have to be cheesy, there are tons of cute striped and gingham options that can definitely be worn all year long. or even do something as simple as a bandana around your neck. i have a closet with tons of white and blue options but for some reason i don’t think i own a single red item. gotta change that! hope you’re enjoying the start to summer, the longer days, higher temps and general laid back feeling that summer brings. – joanie

Solid and Stripe $176 – classic shape and could be worn with a different top or bottom if you were filling all that red and white stripe.
Clare V clutch $165 – you can never have too many Clare V clutches!
Tie dye kimono $58 – kimonos are very flattering and versatile. you can wear them over your jeans or shorts but my favorite way to wear them is over a bathing suit. just enough coverage and a whole lot of flow.
Wrap maxi dress $79 – long live the wrap dress, flattering, easy to wear, and provides a nice line of the leg with it’s wrapped side.
Zara slides $40 – i love these slides and they are currently the “it” Zara shoe to own. they also come in mustard yellow, very cute but not very patriotic.
Gingham dress $140 – this super sweet off the shoulder mini dress, love it paired with a light colored straw hat.
Free People tee $58 – the cool girl tee to wear to that backyard bbq.
Madewell bandana $12.50 – a small investment to make and something that will certainly get heavy rotation in your closet!
Anthro skirt $118 – dots on dots but with a tied waist and just enough movement in the skirt makes it a casual piece for day or night.



ruffles | designlovefest

ruffles are everywhere right now. they’re on the hems of skirts and dresses, delicate sleeve details, on the bottom of pants and even on shoes. i get it, the word “ruffle” can be very polarizing. your mind automatically thinks overly girly, super sweet and feminine. but these ruffles are being used in all sorts of ways and on tons of different styles. when it’s done in a linen or a solid color it’s somehow sophisticated feminine. i like ruffles on the asymmetrical hem of a skirt paired with a super simple top and sneakers. i’m also very into the wrap dress with a little ruffle on the hem, the perfect mix of pretty and sexy. – joanie

Reformation dress ($218) – i’m crazy about this dress but unfortunately, i’m buntline won’t allow me to wear this style so for all the ladies who can, please wear this for me!
Free people swing dress ($70) – the perfect summer dress. i love swing dresses because they have so much movement and the fabric is light weight so you can still see your shape underneath. fyi: the trick with oversized dresses is to make sure the shoulders fit.
Anna Sui top  ($200) – cute, cropped and printed. love the ruffled hem and sleeve detail.
Forever 21 tiered top ($38) – this top comes in three colors and i kind of want them all. it’s a lot of fabric so wear it with something fitted on the bottom to balance it out.
Madewell wrap skirt ($88) – this mini is perfect for someone on the shorter side or if you don’t mind showing a whole lot of let. i love the sweet floral print  and that they show it tucked into a more structure top making the whole look not overly feminine.
Free People olivia dress ($260) – i love this color purple and this is great example of ruffles being used in moderation.
Loeffler Randall heel ($228) – i know, i’m always linking to Loeffler Randall shoes but i love that this is a sophisticated color (navy) with a playful ruffle.
Temperley London top ($430) – definitely the most feminine piece that i’m including but it has so many sweet details it had to be added. and picture it tucked into a pair of light, worn in, fitted jeans.
One-shoulder ruffle top ($60) – cotton/linen and crisp white. this has summer written all over it.

and a few ruffled posts we love from pinterest!

ruffles | designlovefest
ruffles | designlovefest
ruffles | designlovefest
ruffles | designlovefest
ruffles | designlovefest

top image via forever 21. bottom image credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  

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