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Valentino + Red Valentino Resort 2016

After we saw a grungy Red Valentino collection last season, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were enthusiastic about going back to Red Valentino’s cheery roots. As Valentino Garavani founded his label in Rome in 1959, it was natural for Chiuri and Piccioli’s new Resort collection to be filled with mod-inspired looks, from A-line mini-dresses to boyish touches on feminine dresses. Rainbows, strawberries, cherries, musical notes, and even little bumblebees adorned the looks. The collection is truly made for the sweetest and most cheerful of girls.

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Dreamy Summer Whites

Clean, fresh, and infinitely stylish, white is the shade when it comes to easy-breezy summer dressing. I’ve really been loving dreamy summer whites as the weather gets warmer in San Francisco, especially in head-to-toe looks. Airy and whimsical or boho with an edge, dressing in white for summer is always a good idea and you can do so in a variety of ways. Its romantic appeal looks good on practically everyone, and I’m particularly fond of white lace in flowing dresses or tops.

Here are 6 gorgeous looks from Free People to inspire your next romantic summer white look. Click the images to shop the looks online!






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Fashion Meets Tech: Color-Changing Handbags

By now, we’ve seen, heard of, and tried a wide variety of wearable technology. When it comes down to it, accessories like to be loud, and developers and designers have been creating just that. However, there’s a difference between what your everyday smartwatch offers versus what a, for instance, handbag offers, the former being a convenience gadget while the latter serving unique roles in both form and function. Purses and handbags alike are products of self-expression as much as they are storage for your belongings. As technology begins to spread onto the many key staples of our everyday lives, who’s to say it won’t also invade the rest of our fashion accessories?

It’s always interesting to think of what the next piece of wearable tech accessories will look like and do. Today, I stumbled upon a new line of handbags from a company called VanDerWaals. The bag’s main focus is its ability to change color on a whim.

Each bag is equipped with patented technology that takes an everyday, super stylish, leather bag and turns it into something off of a futuristic runway. The design is app-enabled, so if you decide to switch outfits last minute, say, from pink to blue, all it takes to create a matching purse is the swipe of a finger on your smartphone. It doesn’t stop there, though. Ever find yourself down to 10% battery life and you still have the remainder of your day to go? That’s where this bag comes in handy, as it has a phone charger inside that connects your phone with a long-lasting battery within the lining. Form meets function at its finest!

Carolina Tote in ‘Crocodile‘ // Available for pre-order now

It’s very exciting to imagine how technology can craft an entirely new image for fashion and self-expression. It’s only a matter of time before every bag out there will be equipped with phone-charging technology, personal customization like color, and other innovative additions where form meets function.

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For Love & Lemon’s Dreamy Summer Lookbook

I’d like to begin by stating that I’d like one of everything in the new For Love & Lemons collection (and every other one). The dreamy brand’s new lookbook gave me another reason to love living in California even more: being able to wear beautiful, flowy, layered pieces all-year-around, breathtaking gardens, and endless summer days. Model Marina Nery looks straight out of a fairytale, styled in For Love & Lemons’ signature girly silhouettes, embroidered tulle and stunning appliques, and the perfect combination of sheer, lace, and mesh garments. Take a look at some of the highlights from the collection below and shop your favorites here!