Summer’s Top Trends at Per Lei

Per Lei SIC 6

Summer Trend: Neon    [Trina Turk shorts; Lilly Pulitzer tote, model: Jackie Seigler.]

If your weekend plans include a trip to the beach, the new Per Lei boutique in Sea Isle City, NJ has all the style you’ll need at the shore! 

Per Lei, which means ‘for her’ in Italian, opened its first location in Media, PA in October 2007 with the aim to create a shopping experience all about the women that wear their clothes by offering an upscale shopping experience with an intimate feeling through convenience, selection and experience.

With the Memorial Day opening of the Sea Isle City boutique, Per Lei has now expanded to three locations including a second shore store in Avalon, NJ. So on a day that truly meant to be nothing other than a beach day, I took a little drive down to SIC to take a look for myself!

The SIC store carries all the upscale brands you’d expect to find at Per Lei including Lilly Pulitzer, Trina Turk, Tibi, Diane von Furstenburg, Free People, House of Harlow, Alice + Olivia, and Joe’s Jeans plus many more. With all these gorgeous clothes and accessories, I was inspired to shoot some ensembles featuring the hottest Summer 2013 trends.

Summer Trend: Printed Maxi

Summer Trend: Printed Maxi   [tbags maxi dress, model: Jackie Seigler.]

Summer Trend: The Palazzo Pant

Summer Trend: The Palazzo Pant    [Free People linen bomber; Ecru palazzo pant, model: Jackie Seigler.]

Summer Trend: Night White

Summer Trend:Night White   [Trink Turk top & short; Diane von Furstenberg clutch, model: Jackie Seigler.]

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I’d like to send a special thanks to Candice and Patricia for letting me come play in their beautiful SIC store! I had a fantastic time!

Visit Per Lei in Media PA, Sea Isle City NJ, Avalon NJ or at PerLeiboutique.com to learn about their Loyalty Program & Buy Now Wear Now Pay Later.

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TSD Essentials: The Unofficial Uniform

Although it’s Memorial Day Weekend, the weather here is hardly reflective of the beginning of summer. So instead of breaking out my favorite warm weather dresses, I’m wearing what has now become my (off-time) unofficial uniform. With such unpredictable temperatures these last few weeks, I’ve taken to wearing my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans and with a rotating selection of flats (I’ve even thrown on a pair of heels for a quick drink with the girls!). It’s that effortless combination of casual & cool and pairs perfectly with a tweedy motorcycle jacket when the temp drops.

Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend and stay safe! xo

The Unofficial Uniform

1  J.Crew anchor tee

GAP boyfriend jeans

Converse sneakers

2  J.Crew tee

Rag & Bone jeans

Tory Burch loafers

3  GAP tee

Madewell boyfriend jeans

DV by Dolce Vita

Philadelphia Fashion, Philanthropy & Fun with Preakness at the Piazza

This Saturday, May 18th, Philadelphia brings you fashion, philanthropy, and fun with Preakness at the Piazza! Proceeds of Preakness at the Piazza will benefit the MS Society, so don your most smashing chapeau and get your beau into a bowtie to watch the race on their enormous jumbo screen while sipping your favorite cocktail! For being a TSD reader, enter ‘preaknessstyle’ when you purchase your ticket and receive 30% off!

The Piazza in Northern Liberties is bringing all the pomp and circumstance of the fabulous Preakness race to Philadelphia and that includes the fashion! As a style ambassador for this fantastic event, that’s where I come in! Whatever your personal style, these looks are guaranteed to land you in the winner’s circle!

Preakness Style

Darling at the Derby

1  chapeau

2  dress

3  shoes

Posh at Preakness

4  chapeau

5  dress

6  shoes

Stylish at the Stakes

7  chapeau

8  dress

9  shoes

Trendy at the Track

10  fascinator

11  dress

12  shoes

Now & Later: Mint Condition

I’ve always been a fan of the color green but mostly the really deep shades of evergreen, the classic olive, and jewel toned emerald but lately this very special shade of green is speaking to me. This pretty hue is soft yet vibrant and pairs so well with gray right now which is a huge staple of my cooler weather wardrobe. Later, when the temp rises, this color looks fantastic with a tan and mint is perfect with your spring/summer neutrals and white. If you’re feeling especially girly, try going pastel from head to toe!

Now & Later: Mint Condition

1   J. Crew merino boyfriend sweater in Minty Green

2   7 For All Mankind The Skinny’ jean in Midnight Floral

3   GiGi NYC ‘Uber Clutch’ in Mint

4   Vince Camuto ‘Tipper’ bootie

5   J. Crew linen scarf in Soft Mint

6   Diesel ‘Grupee’ skinny jeans

7   GAP colorblock pop sweater in Navy

8   BaubleBar mint twist ring trio

9   C Wonder bow tassel driving moc

10  Forever 21 lace back peplum top

11  C Wonder stretch skinny jeans

12  C Wonder frosted neon bling stud earrings in Bright Aqua

13  Forever 21 platform peep-toe slingbacks

14  BCBG ‘Nellie’ dress*

15  Essie ‘Mint Candy Apple’ nail polish

16  Sam Edelman ‘Alina’ sandals

*I actually couldn’t resist this gorgeous dress and purchased it for my upcoming trip to Key West! Key West: What to Pack post coming soon!