Summer Shopping | What’s In Store This Month From LOFT

The gorgeous (and sometime too humid) hot days of summer are finally here and while you may have some days where you don’t feel like putting on any clothing but since you must put on clothing, why not do so with some of the craveable looks from LOFT’s Summer 2013. July welcomes some exciting pieces from the fashionable brand – all of which will take you from work to play. You may remember my summer preview coverage of what LOFT has in store for summer 2013 – LOFT Summer 2013 Collection Preview – take a look at some of my favorite pieces hitting LOFT stores in July.

Featured above (1st photo) are the Floral Print Pleated Mid Length Dress ($89.50), Mitered Print Colorblocked Elastic Waist Dress ($79.50), and Stripe Elastic Waist Dress ($79.50) and (2nd photo) Vivid Fern Print Romper ($69.50), Zig Zag Imprint Roll Sleeve Romper ($69.50) and Leaf Print Cutout Back Jumpsuit ($89.50).

This summer, shorts are more grown up. Why not ditch the basic denim shorts and go for something a little more fashionable and sophisticated like the Resort Border Print Linen Cotton Shorts (on sale for $49.99), Sequin Elastic Waist Shorts ($59.99), Graphic Leaf Print Linen Shorts ($44.50), and Stripe Jacquard Shorts ($49.50).

Which of these pieces would look great in your wardrobe?

Shopping NYC | Cynthia Rowley Summer 2013 Sample Sale

Sample sale time keeps rolling on and the list of coveted pieces from must-have designers continue to plow in. Next up is the fabulous Cynthia Rowley Summer 2013 Sample Sale. The Cynthia Rowley sale never disappoints and whether you’re a designer stalker or not, you will leave happy. So mark your calenders for these dates.

Sale Includes…

Foiled Crew Neck Sweater: was $295.00 now $109.00
Confetti Shorts: was $145 now $99.00
Jeweled Collar Trophy Dress…was $595 now $99.00
Double knit dresses… buy one for $99, get a second style for $49.00

PAYMENT: All major credit cards, cash, NO checks

J. McLaughlin Summer 2013 Collection Preview

Whenever I think of summer I can’t help but think of classic American clothing, maybe it’s because it’s the season of sailing and nautical inspirations in fashion, classic lightweight styles and weekend jaunts to the Hamptons. So it’s not difficult to think of J. McLaughlin when thinking of classic American summer fashion. For their summer 2013 collection, Creative Director Kevin McLaughlin was inspired by the “quiet authority” of the color blue.

“The palette married with our prints in all their permutations elevates something like a bohemian dress to downright elegant and takes the classics up a notch with a sense of fun.” – Creative Director, Kevin McLaughlin

The collection takes every shade from aqua to azure mixed with complementary hues, a portfolio of compelling J. McLaughlin prints like paisleys, florals, checks, zigzag and cheetah in silk georgette, crinkled cotton, daytime sequins, whisper-weight wool, bi-stretch cotton fabrications and J. McLaughlin’s trademark Catalina cloth.

The collection features looks that are easy, natural, and modern in their simplicity. The perfect combination of the easy, sophisticated Hamptons chic and fun Palm Beach-esque prints, boho elegance
and American classicism. The styles of the J. McLaughlin Accessories fit perfectly with the chic, easy-going and sophisticated women’s collection – hobos in boldly colored, butter-soft leathers, wicker and bamboo clutches, lizard-embossed leather structured bamboo clutches in muted pastels and neutral hues.

LOFT Summer 2013 Collection Preview

The weather is finally beginning to show signs of getting warmer which means the glorious summer weather is almost here and we can get to enjoy the wonderful summer looks and trends. One brand that needs to be added to your summer wardrobe is LOFT.

LOFT‘s Summer 2013 collection celebrates the brand’s classic shapes and silhouettes, relaxed fits, love of color and introduces a collection peppered with the a variety of fun, flirty and sophisticated prints.

Dresses were in varying shapes, from chic structured silhouettes to flowy A-line and stylish tea lengths. Shorts, paired with lose knit sweaters, printed cardigans, and spirited tanks, are available in a wide range from casual solids to fresh, refined and smart prints.

LOFT once again wowed with their accessories – memorable pieces include the grass skirt clutch, bold, colorful necklaces, layered bracelets, colorblock sandals, chic rubber t-straps and cork wedges.

Which LOFT summer looks are catching your fashionable eye?

GUESS & Marciano Summer 2013 Collection Preview


For Summer 2013, GUESS envisions a summer filled with shades of blue, crisp whites, tie-dyes, touches of neutral, dazzling prints and bold hues. The collection celebrates the brand’s strong denim DNA with short shorts and jeans that are studded, frayed, ombred, embroidered and printed. Along with denim, leggings, pants and dresses celebrate this classic hue in bohemian silhouettes and trendy tribal patterns.

While the classic denim hue dominated the summer 2013 collection, brights and neutrals are also presented. Bold orange is the dominate bright appearing in lightweight knits, striped tees, ombre and tie-dye denim. Neutrals are available in both classic hues and shapes as well as striking prints (a must have it the olive Military Jumpsuit)


While the GUESS 2013 collection highlighted tribal prints and blues, Marciano Summer 2013 presented colorful and bold topical, eye-catching floral prints and bright hues that make for perfect vacation looks. Island tropic and palm beach prints like hibiscus florals are seen in flowing maxi skirts and blouses, maxi dresses with sexy cutouts and asymmetrical hemlines, off the shoulder blouses, chic jumpsuits, and flirty dresses.

Want a more sleeker, edgier look for your summer nights? Marciano has some standout pieces like their studded leather and sequin jackets, embroidered, lace and crocheted tanks, pants and maxis, sparkling lurex shorts and skirts, animal print rompers, maxis, tanks and tunics as well as classic black and white looks.

Both lines have collections for every woman whether she’s enjoying a weekend away or a night out on the town.