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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

This is one of my favorite sayings and a reminder to be thankful not only today but everyday. I'm so thankful for my health, family, friends and all of you who stop by Summer Wind in your spare time. 

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Be sure to check back post-Turkey induced food coma and for the kickoff to all of the Black Friday sales! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kate Spade Holiday 2015

Kate Spade Holiday Collection 2015

Kate Spade Holiday Collection 2015

I'm a big fan of Kate Spade in general, but is there anything better than Kate Spade's holiday collection?! The quirky handbags, the additional embellishments, the bright pops of color and the fun ad campaigns, what's not to love?! Nordstrom is carrying so may fab Kate Spade pieces and I pulled a few of my favorites to style this gorgeous holiday look.

During the holidays I'm very into blacks, golds, reds, greens, etc., but blue is not normally a color I reach for. However, this navy dress caught my eye (a color I'm very fond of during the rest of the year!). The gems around the neckline really elevate the look and the length makes it even more elegant than your average cocktail dress. If navy isn't your thing, it also comes in the perfect bright Christmas red! I think this dress would be perfect for a work party, wedding, a party at a country club, or at a family friend's home since it is very conservative and appropriate for most formal situations. 

I also fell in love with this itty bitty handbag. The shape is that of a daytime bag, but it has been shrunk for the perfect evening bag. I bought the gold because I think I will get the most wear out of it. I'm happy to report it comfortably holds everything I would want to carry with me: my iPhone 6, lip gloss, lip stick, compact brush, compact powder gum and wallet. 

I think the key to dressing for the holidays is to keep it simple. With so many pieces coming glitzed and embellished during this time of year, choosing one statement item and keeping the rest simple is the way to keep from looking tacky. You'll notice in my outfit above, I kept my makeup simple, added a red lip, and no additional jewelry because of the eye catching neckline. What are you wearing this holiday season? 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Perfect Outfit For Running Errands

On Sunday, I wanted to go out and run some quick errands. Do you ever get dressed in one thing and then as soon as you step outside realized you over or underdressed? Well, this time it was freezing and I had a silk tee on. Whoops. It reminded me that there is in fact, winter. I was hoping we might just skip it this year ;) 

I quickly switched into this cashmere cable knit and puffer vest. Since I was going to be in and out of the car, I didn't want the annoyance of a bulky coat. This outfit was comfortable and casual.  I think something like this is the perfect holiday shopping outfit. 

The jewelry I am wearing with this outfit is pretty simple and standard for me. I have loved wearing David Yurman jewelry since high school. I think you can never have too many pieces because they stack so beautifully! A classic cable bracelet would be the nicest gift for any woman in your life! 

Also, for those who are always asking about my leather tote, it is Mansur Gavriel. I've written a lot about it in the past because I used it all of the time. It's truly my favorite handbag ever. I have it in tan, too, but I usually use that shade in the summer. Anyway, they're usually impossible to track down, but there is a black tote in stock, here! They're somewhat pricey, but really, I would consider it inexpensive compared to other designer totes that are very similar and are usually 3x the price. A tote would make a perfect Christmas present for a young professional. My favorite part of the bag is that it fits my 15" Macbook without plenty of room leftover and the coated interior makes it super easy to located items in a packed tote. 

What do you wear to run errands? Have a fabulous day! 

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Girly Girl

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Girly Girl

I'm a little biased, but this is one of my favorite Gift Guides so far! I love all of the bright colors, patterns, classic silhouettes, bows, and sparkle! The clutch is hands down my favorite of the group-- it looks somewhat similar to a ginger jar, soooo fun come summer! My second favorite is the bright pink coat-- I just placed an order for this to add a little color to my winter wardrobe since I am all about neutrals. Have you done your holiday shopping yet? Have a fabulous day!