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Fall Must Haves

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Pumpkin is not just for latte’s this season. This rustic orange color is perfect for the changing of leaves, and colder weather. This specific example is a long sleeve shirt from H&M, however, skirts, jackets, lipstick or accessories are all a perfect canvases for the pumpkin color.

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Nothing screams comfort and warmth like fur accessories. Faux fur is in for the fall season. I recently picked up a similar number and it is perfect! The fur also helps to spice up your typical fall accessories. Headbands, earmuffs and gloves are great ways to add a little fur to a fall outfit.

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Fall doesn’t immediately produce thoughts of floral patterns, typically that is for spring. However, floral fabrics are big this fall! This new trend is already taken hold of many stores and is present in fall lines.

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Top by H&M, Scarf by ASOS and Dress by The Loft

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Halter Swing Dress

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It is sad to say that we are nearing the end of the summer season. Despite this fact I will be holding on to it as long as possible. The color and shape of this dress help remind me that we still have a few more months of summer. I have really been liking dresses with a higher neckline  lately, and  although the bottom is loose and flowy the top still has some figure.  The bright color, the flower print and fit of the dress make it fun and say that summer is still around for a little while longer!

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Dress by Old Navy

 

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Bathing Suit Season

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Before you ask, yes, I have a large sunburn on my arm. We keep it real at Calla Lynne – now on to the point of this post. The end of the summer is the best time to purchase a new bathing suit. Everything is starting to go on sale. This allows for two things to happen 1) The suits you thought were out of your price range are now right back within it. 2) You can be more adventurous and try a style that you may not have normally! This post is about the latter.

I typically wouldn’t have pictured myself in this bathing suit. However, I am very excited that I was able to try a plunging neckline. Combined with the timelessness of the color black, this suit is just the right mix of old and new. The gold neckpiece at the top holding up the suit adds an elegant accent.

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Bathing Suit by ASOS

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Flowy summer shirts

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There is nothing better than a flowy shirt in the summer time to keep you cool. Recently The Loft had a 50% off sale and I scored big! I love the neckline on this because it looks like a typical scoop neck on the front and has a higher neck on the back. The pattern is very unique, almost a mix between a snake skin print and plaid. It also sinks into the background and lets the light blue stand out if you are far enough away from the viewer. Wearing a skinnier pant and having your hair back allows the shirt to be center stage.

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Sunglasses by Spitfire, Shirt by The Loft, Pants by UNIQLO, Bag by Target, Sandals by Havaianas

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Summer Hair Style

 

The hot summer weather has finally hit in New England. Hair is beautiful, unique, and does not help to cool you down during a scorcher. For those of you who have not yet mastered the art of French braiding, or at least the small French braid that everyone seems to uses as a headband, try this twist. Its similar to braiding, however, it is much easier.

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Starting at your part, grab a bit of hair and bring it about an inch behind your hairline.

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Next, grab the hair that is just underneath it and fold it over the top of the previous section of hair.

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Using the two original strands repeat this process of folding over while adding additional hair into the twist as you move towards the back of your head…

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…for a half back,

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or towards the back of your head for a low bun.

This hair style adds a fun twist and keeps your hair out of your face!

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Concert Style

A concert is the perfect place to see creative fashion choices. My first concert of the summer season was, of course, Beyoncé’s Formation tour. Everyone I attended the concert with has his or her own individual style that is amazing and beautiful! Find inspiration for your next event this summer with a snapshot of the outfit choices and a personal description from each wearer.

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Emily: fierce and comfy

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Tom: ready to grill and groove

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Melissa: Diddy’s white part mets Lil’ Kim’s purple pasty

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Luke: I work up like this

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Kay: girly and sexy while casual and comfy at the same time

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John: short shorts paired with sexy paisley button up

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Kate: ripped skinny jeans with wedged lace up heel, a grey-fringed lined tank with an elephant print, oversized hoop earrings, top knot and Marc Jacobs sunglasses

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Calla Lynne: dark shoes, pants, top, lips, necklace and a hint of bright blue eyeliner; the more fringe on the top the more fun when you dance.

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Like the styles you saw? Check out some of these cool cats on their own pages…

Emily at Rookie Party, Luke at Swan Common and Kate at Kate Walsh Inc.

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Summer Must-haves

Summer is full of vacations, relaxation and best of all, fun times! There are some must-have summer accessories to get you through any event that you will be attending.

A bright purse is the perfect accessory for a season that is full of color.

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Solid white sneakers are a great way to be comfortable and stylish when on the go. They will go with almost any outfit; pants, shorts, or dress.

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A casual dress that can go from day to night allows for a seamless transition so your fun doesn’t have to stop. Change your shoes or add some flashy jewelry to change the look.

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A fun pair of sunglasses can spice up any outfit! Go for something out of your comfort zone that will allow you to stand out this summer.

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One piece bathing suit will allow you to participate in beach or pool games without anything falling out 😉

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A good book is great company for the beach, the park, or just grabbing a coffee outside.

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Purse by Target, Shoes by Vans, Dress by Old Navy, Sunglasses by ASOS, Bathing Suit by ASOS, Book by Susannah Cahalan

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