Summer’s Top Trends at Per Lei

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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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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!

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

The Style Darling Holiday Gift Guide $100
1  ZARA turtleneck knitted sweater $79.90
2  Longchamp ‘Veau Foulonné’ cosmetic bag $78
3  BCBG reusable mug with studded trim $68
4  Henri Bendel ‘It Girl’ ipad sleeve $88
5  ZARA jeweled box clutch $89.90
6  Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Signorina’ $98
7  Giesswein ‘Traun’ slipper $94
8  Tory Burch fox stud double wrap bracelet $125 (over-budget but I just adore it! The TB stud bracelet is $95)

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $65

The Style Darling Holiday Gift Guide Under $65

1  Felix Rey ‘Rain Rain Go Away’ umbrella $65
2  Gorjana ‘All-Seeing Eye’ disc bracelet $55
3  J.Crew cashmere long gloves $55
4  Anne Klein rose gold leather strap watch (also in gold & silver) $55
5  Crate & Barrel ‘Mitzie’ mirrored jewelry box $49.95
6  Kendra Scott ‘Skylar Spear’ earrings $65
7  iSound portable power source (8,000 mAh) $39.98
8  A Set of Stylish Books: FASHION, Classy, Style by Kate Spade, By Invitation Only,  Very Classy, Alexander McQueen: Evolution, That Extra Half Inch, Fuck Yeah Fashion, I Love Your Style  $11.52-23.00
9  Kate Spade ‘His & Hers’ dof set $50

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $30

The Style Darling Holiday Gift Guide Under $30

1  Chantecaille eyeliner brush $28
2  CND Air Dry top coat $8.50
3  BCBG metal-spike headband $25
4  MAC Prep + Prime lash $16
5  Gorjana alphabet stackable ring $30
6  Lilly Pulitzer 2013 large agenda $26
7  Stila ‘All is Bright’ lip glaze set $25
8  Kate Spade ‘Let’s Do Lunch’ silver cardholder $20
9  Pottery Barn silver-plated julep cup $24
10  Pottery Barn engravable money clip $9.50
11  Pottery Barn ‘Hold Your Liquor’ flask $19.50

The 35th Anniversary LAGOS Sample Sale

Oh, yes, darlings, it’s that very special time of year.  The one time a year LAGOS hosts its annual Sample Sale.  Last night, I attended their Friends & Family evening, despite the second storm to descend upon NJ in 10 days. There was no way snowflakes were stopping me!
LAGOS, Inc.
The selection of their gorgeous jewelry was fantastic, pieces of stunning silver and gold, rich gemstones, luminescent pearls, and of course, every girl’s best friend, the diamonds. All at 50% off. Yes, you read that correctly, 50% off. And I have all the details, just for you!
I was just giddy with joy perusing the cases and picking out each piece I wanted to take to my table and try on. Lagos’ pieces have this aura about them that makes each piece feel so special that you can’t help but glow while wearing their jewelry. It was so difficult deciding which pieces to take home but I managed to do so without breaking a sweat (phew!). I fell in love with a torque bracelet in their signature caviar design with smokey quartz and also purchased absolutely spectacular pearl earrings for my mom’s upcoming birthday.
Ok, enough suspense, here are all the details! The sale is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend(s), your mom, sister, or even drag your guy along! And get started on your holiday shopping!
LAGOS Sample Sale
Lagos, Inc. is located in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia at 441 N. 5th St.
Be sure to visit LAGOS Sample Sale where they have helpful info on arrival & check-in, what to expect, and insider tips!
Here are some photos of the event last night (taken with Instagram, you can follow me @TheStyleDarling).