July 4th ~ Dress Picks

July 4th- Dresses

L to R: 1. Loft $98 / 2. ASOS $76 / 3. ASOS $76 /

4. ASOS $69 / 5. New Look $42 / 6. Glamorous $64 / 7. Topshop $95

For the last ten years I’ve spent July 4th either beachside in San Diego or lakeside in Tahoe. It’s always a day full of friends, sunshine, cold beers, bbqing, and amazing memories. It’s one of my favorite holidays and really signifies the start of summer.

It’s also the perfect excuse for outfits that combine two of my obsessions: everything nautical and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” cover. You know the one. Here are my July 4th dress picks (which could also be titled “Denim is BACK”) for wherever the holiday takes you, all for under $100.

Best Deals: Summer Tops

Best Deals: Summer Tops

L to R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

It’s officially summer!!

While it won’t be hitting any record temperatures in San Francisco for another couple months, it’s the perfect time to stock up on light and breezy tops for upcoming summer vacations. So far we have trips planned to Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Napa Valley, and Bend, Oregon – places where we can count on some real summer heat! Nothing is better.

I can’t believe the above tops are all under $60. Grab a few and pair with distressed denim shorts and sandals to be summer ready in no time.

EYEING vs. BUYING: Mara Hoffman

Steal the Style: Mara Hoffman
Why are bathing suits so expensive?? It just kills me. $200+ for 1 foot of fabric is completely unreasonable. If you’re like me and have been lusting after the amazing Mara Hoffman swimwear this season, you’ve also experienced some sticker shock. Bright and bold tribal prints are a must for the beach this summer and I’ve rounded up four of my faves that are available for a fraction of the price at Pacific Sunwear.