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June 2014

It's all about special requests for your June wish list. From party dresses to swimsuits, we're getting you ready for España! I started with every retailer but Nordstrom, but in the end your discount and the selection at the store won out. Lucky you:)

First up, the perfect party dress. "Fabulous cocktail dress leaning more towards the formal size but definitely not evening gown style either." We've got two options — both of them perfection on you. It really just depends which side you are channeling more. Below the corset-style black lace dress shows off your gorgeous arms and legs while the design defines your waist. It's simultaneously tasteful, comfortable and sexy. Plus, it's a great option if you aren't exactly sure what everyone else will be wearing as it can be dressed up or down depending on your accessories. 

Vince Camuto lace sheath dress. Nordstrom. $188.

Vince Camuto lace sheath dress. Nordstrom. $188.

LOVE this one. But, it's all statement all the time, so I wanted to give you two approaches. You can absolutely rock a nude or metallic heel to make this a more formal affair. I know you adore halters and this is super flattering for your figure while allowing you to move around easily and keep you warmer should the weather cool off. Try red heels or wedges to make it more casual. I'm also a big fan of this one as you'll be able to wear it repeatedly throughout the trip (throw a sweater over the top and use it as a skirt) and for years to come. You're sure to receive endless compliments. 

BCBGMAXAZRIA Starr print georgette halter dress. Nordstrom. $368.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Starr print georgette halter dress. Nordstrom. $368.

Request: "Lightweight jacket/trench to wear on drizzly Spring or Summer days." Here you are, my dear. It's got your name written all over it AND a pretty impressive price tag. Asymmetrical zipper, belted, contrasting sleeves to show off your arms and the list goes on. Yours is the only size left, so if you like it, don't delay. 

Mackage leather sleeve asymmetrical trench coat. Nordstrom. Was: $595 Now: $356.98. 

Mackage leather sleeve asymmetrical trench coat. Nordstrom. Was: $595 Now: $356.98. 

Since you are heading off to Europe, I wanted to channel your sophisticated side. This one creates curves by showing off your waist, allows for full coverage on top while maintaining sex appeal and is great for your tummy. The back is pretty incredible, as well. It's a keeper year over year. 

Badgley Mischka dip back maillot swimsuit. Available in black, blue. Nordstrom. $114.

Badgley Mischka dip back maillot swimsuit. Available in black, blue. Nordstrom. $114.

Going the opposite direction, here's some fun with a little Southwestern flavor. You can mix and match seemingly endless options of styles and patterns on this site. I've chosen the halter with wide straps, sized by cup size and with a contrasting band at the bottom. Removable cups are also included. All these elements will ensure you look spectacular and don't have to think about your suit when playing with the kids or laying on the beach. 

Sunsets swimwear tidal wave 62T banded halter top with removable cups. Best Swimwear. $60.

Sunsets swimwear tidal wave 62T banded halter top with removable cups. Best Swimwear. $60.

I like the details at the hips:) This print also comes in other styles. 

Sunsets swimwear tidal wave 20B side shirred pant. Best Swimwear. $50.

Sunsets swimwear tidal wave 20B side shirred pant. Best Swimwear. $50.

Yes! Sophisticated, tailored, a little boho... plus it's flattering for your figure, functional for your life and the price is right. You wanted to replace your old cover-up with something of a higher quality — welcome to designer-land. The pockets are sure to be essential and it shows off your legs while making sure you comfortable to move around. The black and white pattern is great with any of the other suits you already have, as well. Options! Big fan. 

Nanette Lepore Grand Bazaar tunic. Nanette Lepore. Was: $134 Now: $100.50. 

Nanette Lepore Grand Bazaar tunic. Nanette Lepore. Was: $134 Now: $100.50. 

"Cute and comfortable flat sandals." I am obsessed with two brands and both had some lovely options for you. First up, Kork-Ease. It's a comfort brand, but you wouldn't know it by looking at this pair. Reviewers like them and one even mentions how perfect they were for her trip to Europe. Indeed.

You'll find tons of cushion for walking all over the place. I'm a big supporter of the nude option as you can easily mix and match with everything. But, the black/rust is great, as well. And two-toned shoes are all the rage right now. And there's the discount...

Kork-Ease Amara sandal. Available in white/ neutral, black/rust. Nordstrom. $124.95.

Kork-Ease Amara sandal. Available in white/ neutral, black/rust. Nordstrom. $124.95.

  • These are Tsubos. I happened to be wearing a pair during your photo shoot. They are insanely comfortable and these reminded me of you. While they are high, they are pretty close to a flatform as opposed to a wedge, so they are going to be effortless for walking. Nordstrom offers two colors and the Tsubo site includes natural shown below. Both pairs of nude shoes will elongate your legs and the lack of ankle strap on each will avoid cutting you off. 
Tsubo Ovid. Available at Tsubo in natural or at Nordstrom in black, putt.  Tsubo price: $140. Nordstrom price: $139.95. 

Tsubo Ovid. Available at Tsubo in natural or at Nordstrom in black, putt.  Tsubo price: $140. Nordstrom price: $139.95. 

Finally, a little something I saw that was calling to you. The racerback shows off your back and shoulders and the cut creates curves. Even better, it feels like you are wearing sweats, which is a real plus when on vacation. I can see you wearing this repeatedly as it is appropriate wherever you go and shows off your figure. 

James Perse Racerback blouson dress. Nordstrom. $175.

James Perse Racerback blouson dress. Nordstrom. $175.

Happy first wishlist of your new subscription. I can't wait to see what you get for the big trip. Each of these also coordinate easily with your other pieces for effortless integration into your wardrobe. So tailored! So boho! So put-together! Oh, my!

Per your request, I'm adding on a couple of suggestions from Rent the Runway to get you started. I have a feeling you'll really enjoy that experience. 

Oahu Flower maxi by Issa @$150.

Oahu Flower maxi by Issa @$150.

Lace Sierra dress by Shoshanna @$40. 

Lace Sierra dress by Shoshanna @$40. 

Halston Heritage Tequila Sunrise Maxi @ $100. 

Halston Heritage Tequila Sunrise Maxi @ $100. 

Marchesa Voyage Spices of Moracco at $125. This one may or may not work for your bra situation. But, had to add it just in case. 

Marchesa Voyage Spices of Moracco at $125. This one may or may not work for your bra situation. But, had to add it just in case. 


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