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Gingham Skirt & Blue Sky Rooftops

Jessica Wagner

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Dress Up Your Weekend {But Keep It Chill}

It feels like summer over here on The Weekender

Lately I’ve been feeling inspired by times of nostalgia and innocence.

Clean simplistic lines and a refined sense of girlish style. Flirty tops and breezy skirts. Gingham, floral motifs, and anything in a shade of rosé are invading my closet. Take these daisy print sunnies and crochet top – creative with a quirky charm all their own.

Today’s editorial was a serendipitous event. We were headed downtown planning to shoot a very different feel to this look, but due to unexpected traffic from other events had to relocate.

So, we headed to the top of the rooftop parking lot where we found ourselves alone- soaking in the sunshine and blue skies. The wind worked with us (for once!) and it might be the chicest outfit you can think of wearing on an abandoned rooftop.

I picked up this vintage parasol at a little antique shop by the lake for $6. It spoke to me. (I mean anything in this shade of pink speaks to me.) It’s the real deal you guys. It just feels like there is some dreamy romantic story behind the intricate curled handle and pretty scalloped edges. It’s in great shape too! I am dying to know the tale of the previous owner. (Me being idyllic - when probably it just sat in a back closet or some attic for the last so many years.)

By the way, have you heard, have you heard? Gingham is THE print of this summer. It’s no surprise that I’ve been wearing this gingham skirt since I picked it up (another vintage find – but local this time – House of Dow) with just about anything. It’s the perfect excuse to wear gingham non-stop with my summer tees, tanks and graphic tops without looking boring.

Talking about current addictions… besides millennial pink hair, daisy print and a chilled 4 pack of Babe Rosé (with bubbles) these Noonday Collection Parlor Earrings are the tops. They deserve an award for creative versatility. They can be styled 4 ways – a simple gold stud, dressed up with an extender or ear jacket or the full look. I just can’t deal with how cool they are. You can literally wear a bed sheet and as long as you’ve got these earrings on, you will be the chicest person in the room. Seriously, you should try it! I love how they light up when the sunshine hits them just right. I’m also wearing a Noonday necklace made of artillery from Ethiopia, with a moving story behind it (read here) and these gorge bangles are a wardrobe staple! They come in a set of 5. Every woman should have a neutral stack of bangles in her jewelry box. The largest one is made with natural Mother of Pearl!

***Don't forget, June is an extra special month, as a portion of all Noonday Collection sales support the giveback impact and social needs in HaitiNoonday is hoping to raise enough funds to build a mother and daughter a home. I can’t think of a better reason to elevate your summer look!

There are a few other telltale signs of oncoming summer -these things that make me exited: a sun kissed glowlonger days and campfire nights, the relaxation of enjoying a grilled meal outside on the patio and the anticipation of planning a vacation or weekend get-away. After editing this shoot I am lusting for an adventure with real castle backdrops on a bustling coastline. Where do you plan to travel this season? If I could go anywhere it would be France!

On that note, I am off to get ready for a wedding, as the kids are with Mimi and Papa! YAY! (Pop the champagne!)

I wish you all the loveliest weekend! You can find me on the dance floor. :)

NOONDAY COLLECTION GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Congratulations @oliviaeboney on winning her own set of Parlor Earrings!!!
A big thank you to April and all who participated!

Outfit Details:
Hat: Old (Similar here) {Sequin "Sun Kissed" was a DIY} Top: Urban Outfitters (old, similar here) Skirt: House of Dow Vintage (Love this one) Shoes: Michael Antionio Bag: Forever 21 (similar here) Sunglasses: Vintage NOONDAY: Necklace: Droplet Earrings: Parlor Bracelets: Refined Bangles Lips: Nars Schiap Hair: L'Oreal Colorista Pink #200 

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Red Leather Jacket

Jessica Wagner

How To Dress Like A Badass #Girlboss

A bold leather jacket in a bright fun color is the answer to every cool weather occasion. With Spring around the corner it's time to lighten up your wardrobe with a cheery layer that packs a punch. Look no further than the classic red leather jacket.

I love this faux one from Express (on MAJOR SALE!) for it's play on masculine/feminine. With a high femme fit and contrasting masculine side buckles, this color block jacket is the perfect mix of modern ladylike badass style. The dark red-on-bright red make for an ultra-cool look that radiates confidence.

When searching for one of your own, look for a style is that classic and functional. A good fit is a must, and avoid anything too tight in the arms! Vegan options are plentiful and usually better for your budget.


Unspoken Rules of Being A Badass Girl Boss: 

1. First rule of being a badass girl boss: A badass girl boss does not talk about being a badass girlboss. Period.

2. Second rule of being a badass girl boss: wear a red leather jacket. 

Ok babes (and badass girl bosses!) Get out there and enjoy this lovely weather! And don't forget your leather jacket.

***BTW, what are your feelings on the term "#girlboss?" I love this post on the matter by A Cup of Jo. Do you see it as rejoicing in being female? The creating of a cool, empowering club of smart brilliant women that we are all invited to join? Or is the term, "be a boss not a #girlboss?" more powerful?

I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Express Red Color Block Leather Jacket Top: Abercrombie & Fitch Bell Sleeve Bodysuit (love this one too) Jeans: Free People Destroyed Ankle Skinny Shoes: Zara V-Cut High Heel Bag: Imoshion Gigham Clutch(also here) Sunglasses: Mirror Cutouts (similar here) Fishnet Socks: Forever 21 Necklace: Stella & Dot Mia Collar & Lips: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso

Endless Summer

Jessica Wagner

SWIM WEAR: PART TWO

Happy 3-day weekend! I can't believe August is over. We are lake-bound to soak up every last minute of the warm weather. There are plenty of sunny days ahead, which means ample opportunity to show off that end of summer glow.

As follow-up to this post on how to find that perfect suit, I’m going to say so long to summer by breaking down a few more beloved swim styles. (Be sure to check out Part One.) These suggestions will have you feeling covered and confident as ever when it comes time to strip down. 

COLORBLOCK

COLORBLOCK: Retro, sophisticated, mod.
This is a style-statement maker for sure. Anyone on the hunt for a fashion suit, this is the look for you. The colorblock combo, is a classic in a preppy nautical way. This particular suit is feminine, in the blush/navy merger and high halter neckline. While it does not offer much support up top, it does allow full tummy coverage. The high waist is retro, the neckline mod, and the cut-out strappy back keeps things contemporary. The mailott style is always a long, leggy thigh-slimmer. A sophisticated option for whenever and whatever - sailing, sunning or sipping mimosas, this suit is ready for just about every H2O activity.

GINGHAM

GINGHAM: Darling, dreamy, youthful. 
Gingham is literally the cutest summer trend (ever.) A nod to the 1960s bombshell, vintage inspired beachwear is for the timeless babe. This charming pink gingham two piece and low-rise bottoms are the ultimate for a girlie Bardot look. Flirty and summer-perfect, gingham print is fresher than ever. Equal parts cool and confident, sweet and retro. Accent this classic with girlie counterparts, like straw hats, bows and cat eye sunnies. Bikini bottoms with thick ruche side details allow beach booty coverage. Strut your stuff in this style, but be prepared for some major head turning (as I’m pretty sure this push-up style adds about 1 cup size.) 

SURF

SURF: Active, feminine, protective.
DUDE, the minute I entered this little boardwalk surf shop in Ocean City, I knew this rashie was meant to be mine. <3 I mean doesn’t this just scream ballerina/surf chic? Plus, a femme rash guard is way cuter than sunburn. These particular bottoms are excellent for surfing, and sit straight and low at the hips. Bonus: they are also a two-in-one, reverse stripe print (sadly, I do not have photos, I forgot to make the switch!) Not to mention, the dark floral print is as seductive as those black sand Hawaiian beaches. A long sleeve swim shirt lets you avoid sunburn and chafing while remaining highly fashionable while in extended exposure to the sun. Warm, comfortable and figure flattering, you really can’t lose with this UV protector. Surfs up babe, you’re ready to play all day underneath that hot summer sun. 

Swim Wear Details: 

Colorblock:
One Piece: Forever21 (similar one here and love this high neck scallop style here) Sunglasses: Style By Girl Cat Eye Wrap: H&M (similar here) Pretzel Float: C/O World of Wembley Bracelet: Arm Candy (follow their Facebook page here and insta account here) Nails: Francesca's Always a Bridesmaid Toes: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Lipstick: Stila Liquid Stay All day in Baci

Gingham:
Top: Aerie Emma Push-Up in Starlet Pink Bottom: Aerie Wide Band Bikini in Starlet Pink (also love this one, on sale now, and this one piece) Hat: Anthropologie Melodie Lilac Stripe Straw Sunhat Shirt: Springfield Shoes: Basket: Eliza Gran Sunglasses: Le Specs 'Flashy' 51mm in Cotton Candy Kerchief: Vintage Lipstick: Nars Schiap Nails: Francesca's Always a Bridesmaid Toes: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

Surf:
Rash Guard: Billabong Festival Floral Black Sands Bottoms: Billabong Festival Floral Hawaii Black Sands Reversible Bikini, also here and here  Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Lips: Anthropologie Albeit in Rosewood Nails: Francesca's Always a Bridesmaid Toes: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy