summer

Chambray All The Way

This simple dress is everything! Lightweight, comfortable, feminine, flirty, fit and flare, you name it! It is such a versatile piece and can be worn with everything from sneakers to heels. It is also a perfect transition piece from summer to fall. Just add a dark denim jacket or a leather jacket, even a flannel tied at the waist when the temperatures begin to drop. You will get great mileage from a piece like this. The Peter Pan collar and self-belt are two special details that add to the charm of this dress. It is a great length and the full skirt allows for easy movement. So, no matter what your plan for the day, the dress is sure to cooperate and catch a few second glances! Fun fact: Chambray dresses come in many styles and prices. Mine was purchased online after I saw it on Access Hollywood’s Steals and Deals type segment. It was quite a bargain and I absolutely love it. It has a schoolgirl vibe and is sure to be a favorite in your closet. Enjoy! Xo B

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Every Girl Needs A Perfect Black Dress

The one thing that every girl must own is the perfect black dress. One would think this would not be such a difficult task because there are a million to choose from. Well… for those who think that you could not be more wrong. It is nearly impossible to find the perfect one, so when I found this one at Club Monaco I thought that I had hit the jackpot. The best thing about one of these must have dresses is that you can so easily tie it in to any occasion. You can dress them up or down and every time you wear it, it can look different based upon the accessories that you have chosen. I love feminine girl clothing (as you may have noticed) so this dress is perfect for me. The oversize bow in the back adds an element of femininity to the otherwise simple dress. It can also be worn in just about any season because black is such a universal color. The polyester blended fabric is light and flowly, so it was perfect for this summer evening dinner at Nick and Toni’s. I added my black Louboutins dress up the look, along with a sterling silver cuff and pair of large pearl earrings. DSC_0679DSC_0684DSC_0685DSC_0695DSC_0694DSC_0687Dress: Club Monaco | Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Similar Here)

 

Feeling Anything but Blue

This really is the perfect dress for me. I love clothing that is feminine and what is more girly than ruffles and a bow! Another bonus is the elastic bottom, it majorly helps to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions! The gold zipper and buttons down the front add just the right amount of detailing to the dress. Because the dress has so many elements to it, it really needs little accessorizing. What I chose to do was to slip on a gold bracelet and ring because I wanted to dress it up a little for dinner. I also wore pearl and gold earings that matched the dress perfectly! The thing that I love the most about this dress is how transitional it can be. With fall right around the corner I have been trying to find pieces that can go from summer right into fall, without looking out-of-place. Both the color and style of the dress make it perfect for both seasons! For footwear I just slipped on a pair of simple gold sandals. I can’t wait to bring this dress to school with me!DSC_0970DSC_0991DSC_0997DSC_0992DSC_0995DSC_0986Dress: Solaris | Shoes: Sam Edelman

 

Hot Winter White

 

Today’s post needs little explanation.  This exceptional dress by Phoebe Couture is truly a special one.  The strapless style with a satin belted waist is so feminine and soft.  The layers of scalloped petals at the hem are a unique and eye catching detail.  This dress would be perfect for a Labor Day White Party, a summer or even early fall wedding.  It is an ivory color which will carry you safely past that Labor Day line, which has become very blurry anyways.  I paired this dress with a favorite pair of Valentino shoe with a great crystal bow accent, adding to the girly feel.  The only jewelry that was needed, if any, was a simple collection of David Yurman bracelets.  This look is classic yet not stuffy and is timeless in nature.  Dressing up is such fun!!!

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Dress: Phoebe Couture (Old) | Shoes: Valentino (Similar here)| Bracelets: David Yurman

Under the Boardwalk, Down by the Sea…….

The post for today needs as little explanation as it does preparation when getting ready! This is really just the perfect summer dress.  The black and white stripes and the easy strapless maxi dress are details that are the epitome of summer style.

 

I added some simple jewelry and was set for anything the day called for from day to night.  This look belongs in The Dummies Guide to Style, you can’t go wrong.

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A White-Out in Summer

 

White is that perfect go to color (or lack of color) that is basically a perfect choice especially during the summer season. Today’s post highlights a fun dress made by Stylestalker. The sides have dual purpose cutouts that provide oodles of style and cool comfort on a hot summer day. The dress is well constructed with nude mesh above the bust area so the dress holds a beautiful shape and there is no fear of any wardrobe malfunctioning J.   You look just as good from the back in this dress as you do from the front. The extra long zipper detail is an added plus. I can’t say enough about the versatility of this great piece. Making another command performance are my summer favorite Steve Madden Wedges in nude patent. I accessorized with a wide white and yellow gold Judith Ripka bracelet and the 13mm crown ring with clear stone by King Baby. As with so many of the outfits I choose and pull together, this is one that would suit many occasions and would be spot on.

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Fringe Benefits

Creating Buzz from the B has not only allowed me to share my favorite fashion and style ideas with you, it has given me the opportunity to find spots for photo shoots that might coordinate or lend itself to the wearing of a given outfit.Such is the case with this outfit I chose to showcase today. It is perfect for a hot day when you are feeling very free-spirited and easy-going. On my recent trip to The Hamptons, we found a beautiful remote spot by the bay, in Southampton, to photograph this outfit. The BCBG outfit is definitely not to be worn if you want to blend in or hide in a crowd. It is a great confidence booster when you wear it. (Confidence is something I sometimes need to work on so I know! ) This is also such a fantastic conversation piece, you will not see yourself repeated at a party or outing and truly people love it. It is so easy to wear and very comfortable. I had salty air hair and it worked perfectly with the attitude of the outfit. I popped on a tassel and beaded bracelet and kept my footwear simple with a pair of tan leather flip-flops. I could wear this outfit over and over and I may wear it to the Toby Keith concert this weekend with my cowboy boots of course! (If I do I will instagram!) A fun fact: The house and dock seen in the background is the Kardashian summer rental, really pretty! I’m not gonna lie I was kind of hoping for a sighting during my stay! No such luck!DSC_0920DSC_0935DSC_0940DSC_0967DSC_0959DSC_0958DSC_0926

Top: BCBG| Shorts: BCBG

Watering Not Necessary

 

I just love to find a perfect outfit! One that needs little accessorizing, is comfortable, looks great (stating the obvious) and can take you to a variety of places.  A surprise or unique detail in that outfit is a terrific bonus.  This romper by Ark and Co. has all that.  It is so easy to wear, the sleeves make it perfect to wear day in to a cooler evening and it is a flattering cut.  The bonus detail to this outfit is the heavily embroidered bouquet of flowers that cascades from each shoulder. This is such a great thought that makes this so different from a simple solid black romper. The embroidery itself is enough accessorizing if you just need to pull it on and go.  It is not so over powering though, so if you are feeling like throwing on a long necklace or a few bracelets, you will still look great and it will not be too much. I added Again with this piece, I had my choice of shoe style depending on where I was going. I wore a simple pair of Ferragamo sandals. I also carried a House of Harlow bag. It is big enough to fit a phone and lip gloss and a few other necessities. It isis the perfect size! What girl wouldn’t love an outfit that comes with not one, but two bouquets of flowers!!!!

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Leather No Matter What the Weather

Yes, leather on a summer day, why not?! I adore leather and today I am wearing all leather.  This outfit is perfect for a quick trip into the city to see friends.  It is comfortable and can be worn from a mid-day café stop into the evening.  The leather sleeveless vest by Better B,  is being worn as a shirt and is paired with an all around pleated leather skirt in bone that has an easy elastic waist, perfect for an extra croissant at the café or maybe some gelato later in the day. It is made by Parker. The studded black leather Sam Edelman sandals work well in tandem with the biker/rocker feel of the vest. I’ve worn some of my favorite silver jewelry, including a three-inch wide fluid silver bracelet paired with a sterling bracelet that was my great grandmother’s.  I am wearing my Hoorsenbuhs multi finger chain ring in sterling as well.  I chose some large silver hoop earrings and have loosely pulled back my hair for the warm summer day/evening in the city.

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Vest: Better B.  (Similar HereSkirt: Parker (Sold Out)  |

ShoesSam Edelman RingHoorsenbuhs

Summer by the Sea

Because I spend much of my summer at the ocean, my summer style is often inspired by the seaside location. Summer style by the sea often incorporates headwear to shield the sun, crisp white cotton and bright-colored or flowing pieces. Today’s ensemble begins with a raffia handcrafted sun hat with a canvas ribbon that ties in a bow at the back. It isn’t too large, but just enough to shield the sun. The simple drawstring waisted dress with details such as baby pleats, a V neck and self colored embroidery down the front is light as a feather. The dress comes with a sheath style slip in the same fabric to be worn underneath. It is made by Pomegranate Resort and sells at a very reasonable price point. I accessorized with a simple leather and silver cord bracelet while carrying a pea green shoulder bag with pink accent trim. A large 3 dimensional flower adorns the flap opening which closes with a silver buckle, by Noelle. I chose to wear my nude Tory Burch thong sandals, keeping things simple.

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