Summer Shift

printed dress

A few months ago I was in New York for meetings and was more than pleasantly surprised to find that two of them were a long Fifth Avenue walk apart. I started down Fifth Avenue promising myself to limit my brief shopping excursion to just one store. After the first shop was a miss, I told myself just one more. Then another.

The next thing I know, I’m dashing in and out of as many stores as I can in my limited time window – not just the stores missing a West Coast presence, but also some of my Los Angeles favorites that I knew would have a better selection in Manhattan.

nude heels

printed dress

Spike the Punch necklace

I saw this dress in Joe Fresh (a Canadian-based retailer that I had been curious about for years), and it was everything I had been looking for – a simple shift cut in a bright summer-y print that works just as well with flats as heels. Once I discovered the zippered pockets and took a closer look at the unique color combination of coral bubble gum pink and pale lavender, I had to bring it back home.

Dress: Joe Fresh, necklace: c/o Spike the Punch, heels: Steve Madden, clutch: American Apparel, bangles: Sheila Fajl.

Beauty note: when my hair is a little too crazy, a couple of bobby pins do the trick. I twist the hair on each side and clip it back to create a different shape that keeps the hair out of my face.


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