win a $250 gift card from!

this week, i’ve teamed up with one of my lovely sponsors,, to offer you another opportunity to win a $250 gift card to one of your favorite shops! if aren’t familiar with the site, it’s an online shopping destination that allows you to browse products at thousands of stores – from big name retailers to exclusive boutiques. you can customize your search options to browse by your favorite category, brand, or store.

this summer, i’m all about wedge sandals, so i did a quick search on and refined the results to show only the items from my favorite shops and i came up with tons of cute options from places like opening ceremony, urban outfitters, modcloth, and more. so i wanna know, what item are you looking for this summer?

to enter the contest:
-do a search on for your favorite summer trend (i.e. wedge sandals, florals, denim shorts, etc.)
-copy and paste the url of your results in the comments section below and tell us why it’s your favorite summer trend
-be sure to leave your email address in case you are the winner

the giveaway is open to international readers, so anyone can enter! the winner will be randomly selected to receive a $250 gift card to their favorite shop on friday, june 4 at 10am p.s.t.



    The safari shirt, i don't have any other way of describing it but, ya'll know what i'm talking about. I think that this is the quintessential summer, Africa hot staple in your wardrobe. Man or woman, any color from white to army green, beige or any pastel. Light fabric, women can wear it as a dress, belted with shorts or slacks. I could go on, completely versatile. Instant sexy!

  2. I couldn't choose just one trend so i have two.


    I love these scalloped shorts they're perfect for summer. They make me think of summer getaways at the hearst castle with Charlie Chaplin. And if i were to travel back in time I would take with me this floral swim suit from American apparel.



    Espadrilles are definitely my summer trend to love love love. While I do love wedges, espadrilles define summer for me in a way wedges cannot, with the texture on the wedge heels and the crazy patterns and materials that can be used so that you can dress them up and dress them down. Espadrilles can be worn to the beach, adding that bit of glamor that is usually missing at the beach, and without worry that you are ruining them (my experience with wedges has taught me that is definitely not the smartest thing to do!). And then espadrilles can just as easily be worn to celebrate another summer night into the wee hours of the morning with just a few alterations to one's outfit. And, of course, they may be the most comfortable shoe known to woman!


    i LOVE all the sandal wedges that you posted erin, but i'm going to have to go with maxi dresses! i haven't tried one in so long but just got a black & white graphic print one and how could i forget how comfortable they are! & such a no brainer… flattering on almost everyone.

    thanks. xo


    I love love love wedge sandals in the summer. It's probably because when I was young I used to have a pair just like THESE:, that were my mom's from the '70s, but unfortunately I grew out of them by like, 6th grade! Now I am super prone to blisters and kind of afraid to go to sandal town, but I will always love them.


    Floral shoes! If you're ever are having a lazy summer day and need to spice up an outfit floral shoes are a good way to go about it. Also, if you ever want to meet new people at a BBQ, good looking shoes is always good conversation.

  7. I think I finally went Miu Miu print beserk and have been on the lookout for cat and swallow and naked lady print dresses in imitation of all of those wonderfully romantic pale cut out Miu Miu dresses. I did a little search for bird print dresses:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    xo Jenny (jennybagel(at)gmail(dot)com)


    I am so happy that the oxfords trend is carrying on through summer! There are so many cute pairs, in lightweight fabrics and with cutouts, that make them hot-weather friendly. I am loving the Sigerson Morrison Belle ones!

    -Miss Mae

  9. Hi, I'm Melissa

    My favorite summer trend is floral!
    Everything from subtle to bold.

    If I win the gift card, I want to try out wedges for the first time this summer. I have never even worn a pair.


  10. – I'm totally craving cork wedges, preferably with a lace up shoe attached! So fun, light, and summery!

    -, I love the Helen Cork Peep-Toe Wedge!


    I'm not so clued in to what the hot summer trends are but I recently bought a pair of lycra bike shorts. Biking around the city wearing them under a skirt makes me feel like I have some sort of secret superpower (possibly just the ability to be comfortable/decent and not look like a complete dork)

  12. hello! i only recently discovered your blog and i absolutely love it and your style–and i am wondering why h+m in france doesn't carry that striped scarf of yours; after all, isn't it, like, the national pattern?!

    i love all the shoes you picked out, so i'd take one pair each of those, please, and this striped dress:

    so cute and easy for summer, and it has pockets–win!

    bonne journée from lyon!


    this search turned up the most amazing bcbg max azria dress, with a white top and khaki a-line skirt.
    i'd definitely use the money for that one!
    this was tough since i'm coming up to an australian winter here, but we're still getting wonderful weather so i can kind of relate…


    I love maxi dress's a couple of years ago, I was looking for one, but I couldn't get one, but this summer they are everywhere! I love the shaded, cool feeling apon my free legs! and feeling so glam!
    holly@thebrannigans,com xxxx

  15. i've been inspired by you to search for the perfect chambray shirt!

    perfect as a coverup in chilly offices, for a sexy garcon look over shorts, or for weekend brunch with slim sweatpants (half-tucked, of course)!

    i'm a fairly new reader, and i love your blog. keep up the great work!


    i went for high waisted shorts – i think they're more comfy than high waisted skirts, and they have a vintage appeal that not a lot of people are brave enough to try out yet! i also really love wedge sandals for summer, but i didn't want to do the same thing you searched for :P
    these were a particular favorite! :)


    floral shorts are definitely THE summer pick for me. they're shorts – something everyone wears in the hot summer heat, but they're a little quirkier and prettier with a cute floral touch. little flower prints make me dream of frolicking through a sweet flower field in the middle of a hot day in the summer, whilst sipping lemonade and taking "artistic" photographs. :)


    Or culottes! But the items actually labeled culottes were pretty weak. (wide shorts that look like a skirt – what's NOT to love?) Silk is cooling and sexy and needs to be done more! Added to the wedge trend and that is an outfit that needs a second look.

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