This post is too late for you to find the perfect outfit for tonight’s New Year’s Eve party, but still, it’s fun to look at shiny, sparkly, metallic, and sequined party dresses, jumpsuits, and such. And some of it is probably on sale now, so maybe you can shop for a party dress for a future event. Wintertime, especially in New England, always need’s a bit of shine and sparkle. Regardless as to whether your shopping for a party dress, Happy New Year everyone.
Since Serena & Lily is serving up big savings—its biggest sale of the year—here are six Serena & Lily serving trays in seagrass, caning, and laminated birch, along with other California coastal style serving trays in natural fibers and blue & white schemes. It’s the perfect time to stock up for holiday season entertaining (or just get a jump on summer).
The jewelry site touts the piece has been seen on Kathie Lee Gifford, Kim & Kourtney Kardashian (do they each have one or do they share?), and Shay Mitchell. Time to update that description folks.
The $198 statement bib necklace is made from intricate gold feathers hand sewn in India to silk organza cascade. I think I need one. Will the sellout be as swift as a Kate Middleton L.K. Bennett nude pump or Meghan Markle Club Monaco dress? Not taking the chance.
I am lucky that I get to spend summers on the Cape. Even luckier that I work from home, which means I can work at the beach, on the sofa, or if the weather is just right, on the patio.
We have a couple of really solid teak chaise lounge chairs that we bought years ago when we lived in D.C., which have held up beautifully. But the hunter green umbrella and navy cushions, never looked quite right, so I took this opportunity from Wayfair to update the outdoor patio decor.
The starting point of the new color scheme, is the new turquoise color market umbrella. Our exterior windows are actually this color (for real), so it is a really fun touch.
I swapped out the cushions on the teak chaise lounges for neutral grey ones. (There’s also an upstairs deck with an old lounge that desperately needed a cushion – we went with a pale green/blue spa color up there.)
Finally, some new planters add structure and color that ties back to the flowers along the rail. Given we’re on the Outer Cape and not California, I didn’t go for the full-on outdoor room thing, with a rug and lights. Because, seriously, thunder storms are just too frequent. It’s trouble enough to drag the cushions indoors.
The patio looks really cheerful. Now, if only the mosquitos would disappear.
It’s the season of graduations, weddings, and cocktail parties out on the patio; you know you’re going to need at least one new summer dress. I always feel much less stressed buying a new dress at the beginning of the season, when there are plenty of sizes and styles, and more importantly, no real stress to find something.
Here are 20 summer dresses, all under $500 (many much less expensive than that), appropriate for celebrating in balmy temps. A number of these summer dresses can be easily dressed up or dressed down, depending on your footwear and accessories. I’ve included a number of silhouettes appropriate for varying body types, and tried to avoid the abundance of flounces that are everywhere this season.
Selections include affiliate links to pieces from StyleCarrot sponsors, but are all my own choices.