Lust List

Suns Out Buns Out

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Memorial Day Weekend, sunshine and summer are quickly approaching! It’s time to shed those layers and show off some skin! In preparation for the patriotic holiday and corresponding three-day weekend, here are my top picks to get the season kicked off in style!

 

Speaking of being poolside, who doesn’t want a new swimsuit at the beginning of summer?  I love the All-American color scheme, flattering high waist and sporty but feminine feel to this suit.

 

For when you’re cold post-pool, or for evening strolls on the beach. Throw on this sweatshirt as a cozy homage to one of my favorite cities (and my initials!).

 

I’m really into blue sunglasses, and these icy blue shades will help combat the heat this summer! Plus, Saint Laurent can do no wrong!

 

Sunshine calls for a straw tote to carry around daily essentials and for trips to the beach! Roll up a towel in this baby, or use it as this season’s oversized purse. You’ll take the beach wherever you go!

 

White blazers are kind of an obsession of mine! This one, with fine pinstripes and buttons on the shoulders feels unique and can be a great transitional piece. Plus, you can throw it over a sundress on breezy evenings.

 

If you’re gonna show some skin, then you need to have that healthy glow! Exfoliate and hydrate your skin with this body polish that also smells divine!

Outfits

Call Me By Your Name

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Have you guys seen the movie Call Me By Your Name? It was hands down my favorite movie that I saw all year! The incredible performances, the emotional moments, and don’t get me started on the scenery! I feel like the setting was an unspoken character that really brought the movie to life. It made me yearn for a trip back to Italy!

 

Well, Italy isn’t on the horizon this year, but a trip back to Florida was.  And while it’s no Italian countryside – the property where my parents live is quite stunning! It’s filled with Mediterranean influences and lush greenery.  It might not have been call me by your name, but I threw on a sundress and hat and made it my own!
 

My easy breezy sundress from Nordstrom Rack was quite the find (less than $30), but unfortunately its sold out now. But don’t worry… I liked more options for you guys below. Enjoy!

 

Dress: After Market.  Straw Hat: Eric Javits.  Rock Sandals: Steve Madden.

 

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J.Crew Playa

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It’s no secret I’m a major fan of J.Crew. Their classic style and preppy aesthetic is something that’s always resonated with me. Even as my style has changed, I can always count on staples such as luxe cashmere sweaters, playful shoes, and quality swimwear that won’t break the bank.

 

Speaking of swimwear, with the departure of Victoria Secret – don’t you feel like there is a lack of mid-range swim options? Ie – not an H&M or Target, but also not a suit from Saks that’s a huge chunk of a paycheck. I’m guilty of looking at price tags and thinking “that’s not that bad” before realizing that’s only the cost of the top…not the bottom!

 

Well J.Crew has consistently provided great silhouettes for swim that work for a range of body types and come in the cutest colors and patterns. Like I said, I’m a fan! Recently, they also launched another swim line called J.Crew Playa! What’s the difference between this and their normal swim? It’s a little more playful and a little skimpier. Think lower necklines, drastic scoop backs, and an even more affordable price-point. Aka perfect for the millennials out there who want the quality of a heritage brand, but with a fresh perspective. If you like my swimsuit pictured above, I highly recommend checking out the collection. You can find my other favorites HERE, HERE, and HERE.

 

My suit: J.Crew.

Thank you J.Crew for partnering on this post!