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I can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. I probably buy two pairs of sunglasses a season, and I am totally serious about that. I must have about ten pairs lying around and every one of them is for a different outfit or look! Sunglasses are an instant confidence booster for me, (maybe that’s a little backwards since it covers up your face, but hey, what girl doesn’t feel super cool in them?!) and they can totally hide those baggy eyes or not so perfect make up.

I’ve decided to share my favorite brands and pairs of sunglasses with you since now is the perfect time to buy them! I always carry a different pair in my bag and make sure to  always keep them clean and scratch free. When you’re out on your lunch break or taking in some sun at the beach, a girl’s perfect accessory is her sunglasses!

These Tory Burch rounded cat eye sunglasses are my favorite recent trend! I think cat eye sunglasses are flirty and feminine and add a cute spunk to your outfit. The colors on these are great and are perfect for summer days.

Ray-Ban Wayfarere sunglasses are my all-time favorite sunglasses ever. I wear these the most and I absolutely adore them. They seem to go perfectly with every outfit and every color I wear. These add just the right amount of sophistication and fashion to everything!

Aviators are a classic sunglass shape and will never ever go out of style. These MARC BY MARC JACOBS sunglasses are affordable and extremely versatile. Wear them to a party, to the beach or to work. Aviators flatter almost every face shape and you will love how great they make you look.

Sometimes I hate when sunglasses leave little nose marks, or when they seem to sit crooked on your face, but that’s what makes finding the perfect pair fun! You can try on as many pairs as you like until you find the one that you love best. Of course, there are many other styles you can choose from but I couldn’t resist telling you about these!

It has been unbearably hot here one day, and unseasonably cool the next day! With the changing weather and most people either starting new jobs or just looking for cute summer work clothes, it can be tough to pick out what you are going to wear to the office each day! The biggest struggle for me is dressing for work when it is supposed to be 90 degrees out, but when it’s always super cold in the office! That’s why we thought it would be a great idea to give you some ideas for what to wear when it’s hot outside but cold inside!

If you commute to work using public transportation you know how brutal the heat can be. We love flowy skirts that will keep you cool and keep you looking super chic! This skirt from Gap would look great would platform wedges and a pretty blouse! This is perfect for those scorching rush hour commutes!

Sometimes you need a tank top blouse instead of a button down shirt or tee shirt during the summer so we have the perfect solution! Go for loose fitting shirts as well since that will make you cooler and the loose blouses look amazing too! This Vince Camuto sleeveless button down is trendy and would look great paired with colored pants!

Lastly, just in case it is cool in your office don’t forget a cute light sweater! Pair this sweater over your blouse and just put it in your tote when you go outside for lunch. Plus, on those chilly summer mornings this J. Crew Linen cable knit cardigan is perfect!

During the summer, it is almost as important to stay comfortable as it is to stay looking cute and trendy! Nothing is worse than feeling like your outfit has drooped after a long day in the heat. Luckily, these options are perfect for summer commutes and long days at the office and we can’t wait to see what other options our favorite stores put out!

There is always something about bright + neon colors that just puts a little sparkle in your eye for the day. Whenever I wear something dull..boring..or even bland for the day, my day never turns out as good as i’d hoped it would.

For me, during summer it’s all about brights and well..being bright! Here are a few of my favorite summer brights + neons that perk up my day, and a few hued colors we enjoy here at Chiffon Souffle.

Neon Stretch Cut-Out (Lime)

Available at www.naven.com

Dani Blouse- Surf’s Up 

Available at www.sanctuaryclothing.com

Denim-Cup Bandeau Dress

Available at www.topshop.com

 Stuart Weitzman

Teal Patent Leather Kitten Heel Sandal
Available at www.closetrich.com

So with all this back and forth I’ve been doing from work, I’ve had a lot of time to listen to my iPod and download some of my new favorite songs. And since it’s Friday, I thought I would share some of my playlist with all of you! I also love listening to my iPod because I am obsessed with cute iPod cases! I seriously have an addiction. How cute is this leopard print one from J.Crew?! You can’t go wrong with leopard.

Listening to my iPod while I am going to work and going back home at night is my time to just zone out. I love the way music can make me feel like I’m a million miles away from where I actually am, and I can have a few minutes to breathe, ah!

That being said, when the weekend comes I am ready to chill out, have some fun and go out with friends! My iPod playlist literally changes from more mellow songs to songs that get you up and dancing! Play these songs on your way home from work and I guarantee you will be ready for the weekend as soon as five o’clock hits. It works for me!

We Are Young – Fun.

Scream – Usher

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

She’s Country – Jason Aldean

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

Those are my favorites, but obviously my playlist is much bigger than that! I think I covered everyone’s musical tastes, (I know there’s country in there but trust me! Give that song a chance, it will have you excited for your night out in no time!)

I also love listening to music when I am getting ready for a night out, (or a date!) and music is the best way to get you ready and make you happy and excited about your weekend. I’m already looking forward to listening to some music on my commute to work tomorrow! Download whatever music makes you happy and get ready for an amazing weekend!

I can never have too many pairs of sunglasses. I probably buy two pairs of sunglasses a season, and I am totally serious about that. I must have about ten pairs lying around and every one of them is for a different outfit or look! Sunglasses are an instant confidence booster for me, (maybe that’s a little backwards since it covers up your face, but hey, what girl doesn’t feel super cool in them?!) and they can totally hide those baggy eyes or not so perfect make up.

I’ve decided to share my favorite brands and pairs of sunglasses with you since now is the perfect time to buy them! I always carry a different pair in my bag and make sure to  always keep them clean and scratch free. When you’re out on your lunch break or taking in some sun at the beach, a girl’s perfect accessory is her sunglasses!

These Tory Burch rounded cat eye sunglasses are my favorite recent trend! I think cat eye sunglasses are flirty and feminine and add a cute spunk to your outfit. The colors on these are great and are perfect for summer days.

Ray-Ban Wayfarere sunglasses are my all-time favorite sunglasses ever. I wear these the most and I absolutely adore them. They seem to go perfectly with every outfit and every color I wear. These add just the right amount of sophistication and fashion to everything!

Aviators are a classic sunglass shape and will never ever go out of style. These MARC BY MARC JACOBS sunglasses are affordable and extremely versatile. Wear them to a party, to the beach or to work. Aviators flatter almost every face shape and you will love how great they make you look.

Sometimes I hate when sunglasses leave little nose marks, or when they seem to sit crooked on your face, but that’s what makes finding the perfect pair fun! You can try on as many pairs as you like until you find the one that you love best. Of course, there are many other styles you can choose from but I couldn’t resist telling you about these!

It has been unbearably hot here one day, and unseasonably cool the next day! With the changing weather and most people either starting new jobs or just looking for cute summer work clothes, it can be tough to pick out what you are going to wear to the office each day! The biggest struggle for me is dressing for work when it is supposed to be 90 degrees out, but when it’s always super cold in the office! That’s why we thought it would be a great idea to give you some ideas for what to wear when it’s hot outside but cold inside!

If you commute to work using public transportation you know how brutal the heat can be. We love flowy skirts that will keep you cool and keep you looking super chic! This skirt from Gap would look great would platform wedges and a pretty blouse! This is perfect for those scorching rush hour commutes!

Sometimes you need a tank top blouse instead of a button down shirt or tee shirt during the summer so we have the perfect solution! Go for loose fitting shirts as well since that will make you cooler and the loose blouses look amazing too! This Vince Camuto sleeveless button down is trendy and would look great paired with colored pants!

Lastly, just in case it is cool in your office don’t forget a cute light sweater! Pair this sweater over your blouse and just put it in your tote when you go outside for lunch. Plus, on those chilly summer mornings this J. Crew Linen cable knit cardigan is perfect!

During the summer, it is almost as important to stay comfortable as it is to stay looking cute and trendy! Nothing is worse than feeling like your outfit has drooped after a long day in the heat. Luckily, these options are perfect for summer commutes and long days at the office and we can’t wait to see what other options our favorite stores put out!

A great watch can make all the difference. Add a tank watch to look sophisticated, a leather watch to feel casual, a diamond studded watch to dress up and an enamel watch for the beach! There are so many watches and so many great brands that it is hard to just pick one favorite. Watches are huge this season as they are becoming more of a statement rather then just a traditional accessory.

This summer there are great brightly colored watch options that can add a pop of color to any outfit. The classic leather watch is also coming back into style and will always look great with a pair of jeans and a white tee shirt. I think everyone should own a great watch as a staple and as something they can throw on with anything! Here are some of our favorite watches of the season!

Michael Kors White Ceramic Glitz Watch – This watch is perfect for any summer outfit including dresses, work clothes and the beach!

Kate Spade Waldorf Strap Watch – This is the absolute best watch to wear to work, or dress up for an event! Classy and beautiful

Anne Klein Reptile Print Watch – I fell in love with this watch! Imagine wearing it with your favorite gold bracelet and a great summer blouse.

A watch is a great accessory for any woman! You can mix and match straps with certain brands of watches so that when the season changes, so can your watch! Not only do we love how many options there are but we also love how classic yet trendy a watch can be. It is a very traditional piece yet it has definitely revived and come back within the past few years. Instead of always checking your cell phone for the time, go buy yourself a beautiful watch!

We gave you a double dose of Memorial Day fashion To everyone enjoying a day on the beach, a backyard BBQ, a casual summer-kickoff get together, or just a relaxing day at home or by the pool, Happy Memorial Day! Whether you are at the beach or planning on making rounds at BBQs or cocktail parties, this day off of work is the perfect time to stand back and give yourself some much needed relaxation!

With summer (un)officially upon us, I’ve been starting to think of summer reads that can accompany me to the beach or pool. Since the summer is more laid back than other times of the year, this is my time to catch up on reading and get through as many books as I can. I would love to read a book every week but that’s a hard rule to follow! Here are some of our favorite summer reads that will definitely be coming with you in your favorite tote bag…

Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel is the first one on my list! I am currently in the middle of it, and absolutely, positively love it. It is a light read, and has many parts that are inappropriately funny. You can definitely tell that Bethenny Frankel wrote it, and I mean that in the best way! It is a well-written book and a great debut novel. Perfect companion for the beach!

The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger has gotten so much press so I think I have to read it for myself! A modern love story, The Newlyweds deals with the struggles of marriage in todays society. Covering international waters, and traditional values this story caught my attention immediately.

One of my favorite books ever written, Blink by Malcom Gladwell will have you thinking even after you finish reading. For all you nonfiction lovers out there you will absolutely love this. For all of you that are skeptical about nonfiction, read this book! Discussing how our mind makes decisions, and using tons of different examples, this book will leave you speechless.

There are a lot of other great books coming out this summer so be on the look out for more great titles to be published! As for now, pick one of these, grab your sunglasses and enjoy your day off!

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One trend I have always loved, and always hung on to, is stripes! I love how they can make a top look polished, a dress look super cute, and a pair of pants look  extra trendy! You do not have to search hard to find a striped something in your favorite store. This is also the perfect trend for summer because it makes any outfit look nautical and it is perfect for any outing on the water.

Ralph Lauren striped dress! This is amazing for a summer backyard party or BBQ!

We have put together some of our favorite striped pieces to share with you and we hope you enjoy! We thought this would be the perfect way to start the weekend and start kicking off summer. If the weather is nice, and the temperature is climbing, any of these pieces will put you right in the summer mood!

This J.Crew striped t-shirt is great for weekends and would look super cute with blue jeans!

This LuLu striped bag is the perfect accessory to stock all your summer essentials in!

These Gap striped espadrilles are affordable and so perfect for summer! We can’t get enough of these!

These options will leave you ready to go for any summer occasion! If you want to look cute yet casual stripes are the perfect way to go. My favorite go-to outfit may be a pair of boyfriend jeans and a striped shirt to match! I feel so comfortable and put together in stripes. Add a necklace or bangles and you are ready for the day!

I definitely think stripes are a staple for any girl, and there should be a few striped items in every closet! Even striped sweaters for the winter are super cute and would look great with a pair of riding boots. However for the summer stripes are cool, cute and can be dressed up or down. Go to your favorite store and see what striped items they have on their shelves! I guarantee you will find something you will be wearing all summer.

Today is a big day! Not just for Chiffon Souffle, (we launched our Pinterest page today!) but also for Sweet Lemon Magazine! They are launching their fourth issue today and we are so excited! We love Sweet Lemon Magazine and everything it represents and features. They celebrate all types of lifestyles and have a new set of writers contributing to the magazine each month to keep the content fresh and exciting!

I love, love, love reading magazines that are relatable. Sometimes, I feel like magazines are talking to me from a pedestal and I am just a teeny tiny reader out there in space! Sweet Lemon Magazine features articles on just about every topic and every single one of them is entirely age-appropriate! Sweet Lemon Magazine also retains the dream-like state of pursuing your perfect career, decorating your dream house and buying your favorite designer clothes. It is the best of both worlds! From fashion to fitness, relationships to recipes this online magazine is the perfect addition to your reading list.

What is so great about Sweet Lemon Magazine is that it is entirely online! If I happen to pick up two or even three magazines, I always find it annoying to stuff them into my bag. You can read Sweet Lemon Magazine right on your own laptop  at work, or in the comfort of your own bed. We love that!

Their bright, cheery and inviting colors will instantly make your day a little bit brighter and the magazines content will leave you feeling inspired! They showcase motivating women and hope to have their readers walk away remembering that they can achieve anything they want.

I would definitely head over to their website and read their magazine, it is the perfect magazine for any young woman out there! It is our favorite reading companion and it doesn’t matter if you are looking for career tips, fashion advice or book reviews, because Sweet Lemon Magazine has it all!

I love everything about lace. I love the way it can dress up an outfit, how it can go with absolutely anything, and of course, how pretty it looks on everyone! Lace dresses, lace shorts, and lace shirts have been popping up everywhere and I love it! You can wear this trend to work during the day, or on a date at night. The pattern is flattering on everyone and the different colors that have been popping up are amazing.

We are in love with this Betsey Johnson State Fair Lace Coverup! Perfect for summer beach days!

When I go shopping, lace always catches my eye. The past few times I have gone shopping, I always end up buying something that has lace! I end up trying on dresses and shirts that have some kind of lace on it. I love this trend because it is so versatile as well. It can be worn to any function, day or night, and can be casual or dressy. You can wear a lace top with boyfriend jeans on the weekend and call it a day!

Here are some of our favorite pieces!

These Free People Scalloped Lace Skorts are to die for! They are so pretty and so comfortable and so cute!

This J.Crew lace top is perfect for casual weekend outfits.

What’s also great about lace is that it is lightweight and perfect for summer. It is not a heavy fabric and with all the pretty dress styles that are out there, it is perfect for hot, humid (yes, humidity is a problem here in NYC.) summer days. I absolutely love how designers are trying to incorporate lace into other pieces of clothing as well. Look at these amazing lace pumps!

Badgley Mischka Sanoma Embellished Lace Pump.

I don’t know if it is the gorgeous patterns, the flattering shapes, or the girly style, but I have been hooked on lace this entire season. You can really wear lace any way you want, and wear it no matter what style of clothing you like. It is a summer staple that should be in every closet. The next time you go shopping, keep your eye out for all these amazing lace pieces and pick up a fabulous piece to add to your wardrobe!

Today I went shopping around the Los Angeles Beverly Center and amongst 5 billion stores, all I kept seeing is everything bow-tie! Whether your a fan, or well…not a fan of this trend, we here at Chiffon Souffle think it is just the cutest thing ever! Also, if you’re more of a budget girl, even places such as American Eagle, and H & M have bow-tie stuff, but if you’re more of a Neiman Marcus girl, check out Kate Spade & Henri Bendel.

Here are a few items that we spotted that our are must-haves:

Available at www.ae.com

Available at www.henribendel.com

Available at www.katespade.com

Available at www.katespade.com

Available at www.forever21.com

Available at www.asos.com

Even our own editor Heather Hahn wears bow-tie stuff in the office:

Chic & Fab

All the neon, bright, and pastel colors we are seeing has to be my favorite trend this season! I am drawn to anything that is bright orange or pink, royal blue or mint.

I love the way they make any outfit pop, and can add a little bit of color to your day! Almost every store and designer are recognizing this trend and stocking their stores with colored jeans, neon shirts, and color block dresses. In fact, those are my favorite pieces for this Spring/Summer!

I love how some designers are also incorporating this trend into their accessories. I have been seeing bright bracelets and neon necklaces all over the place. I have even seen some bright headbands too! (I MUST invest in one of those.) J.Crew has some adorable bracelets that add a splash of color to any outfit, Kate Spade always has pretty colored necklaces, and even Anthropologie has some trendy necklaces!

J.Crew bracelet! Love the pink and orange colors.

Anthropologie necklace.

I think my favorite part about this new trend is that you can wear these colors all spring, all summer, and some of them can even take you into the fall. You can definitely wear orange or royal blue until the middle of October!

I have been falling in love with colored denim. Joe’s Jeans has my favorite pair that I have been dying to try on! Their “Fifty-Five Colors Skinny” line is to die for. They literally have fifty-five colors! Seriously, what can be better than that? I love this brand as it is and they are definitely taking this color trend to a whole new level.

Fifty-five Color Skinny Joe’s Jeans in Blueberry.

Since I wear mostly neutral colors, this trend is definitely something I have to try out. I have already bought pink shorts, coral pants, and orange tops this spring but I think I might go for some crazy colored dresses too.

Aqua Solid Strap Back tank in coral.

This trend may be new, but I think we will be seeing these colors come back again every summer!

One of my favorite looks for the color of spring is none other then the color of  pink. The color scheme is very girly, yet adds a major pop of color to anyone’s wardrobe.

Here are a few of our spring musts, that we recommend on adding to your wardrobe:

  

[ Plastic Flat Top Sunglasses Via Top Shop ]

[ Italian Leather Skinny Belt Via J. Crew ]

 

[ Cabochon Bangle Via Banana Republic ]

[ MOD.Lusive Stripe Tie Cardigan Via Nordstrom ]

[ Preen Swizel Skirt Via Satine Boutique ]

[ Baywater In Hot Fuschia Via Mulberry ]

[ Kate Spade New York Wedges Via Bloomingdales ]

In the back of your head you’re currently thinking to yourself “what on earth are these things”, yes I know, the strangest things we’ve ever seen too!

Believe it,or well don’t believe it,but these finger nail rings are huge in the fashion world trend era now!

Why paint your nails when you literally can just top off your nails with a ring?

Even if gold isn’t your shabby chic color, there are multiple others that we at Chiffon Souffle favored!

Heres a few of our favorites:

 Gold Tone Cat Claw Finger Ring

Top Shop Nail Tip Ring

Clear-Adjustable Finger Nail Ring

One of the HOTTEST spring trends….

LACE

 Dress: Zara

Ring: Kate Spade New York

Spring is all about floral prints and bright colors,but okay mainly about bright colors at least for us anyways.

Here we paired up a few brights that will have you guys craving for spring!

 All Shoes Available at [ www.christianlouboutin.com]

 

 All Dresses Available at [ www.naven.net ]

One trend that never gets old to me is floral prints.

Every time I come across this pattern in the store, I think to myself that I need one of everything in this look,when in reality the only time I ever wear floral is in the spring.

I put together a few floral musts that would go perfect with a little bit of neutral color !

Credits:

Shoes: Steve Madden Nude Pumps: www.stevemadden.com

Dress: Asos Floral Dress: www.asos.com

Blazer: Asos Pink Blazer www.asos.com

Ring: YSL Coral Colored Ring www.ysl.com

Necklace: Kate Spade Peach Bow Necklace www.katespade.com

Today I was feeling a little bit down in the dirt because of having so much on my mind, I referred to a few pictures ( mainly your goals and your dreams ) that turned my frown upside down….try it! It also really helps relieve anxiety if you just need to get away from reality for a bit….

 

Your dreams are never too far away; keep reaching for them.

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