Monday Style Quote

How does your mother inspire you?

“My mother inspires me in every way. She taught my brothers and me to believe in ourselves and have the courage to think differently. She was and is eternally inquisitive, open and compassionate about other people and cultures, which opened up worlds for us growing up. She’s also an eternal optimist. She always used to say, “No matter how bad today might seem, you wake up tomorrow and it’s a whole new day.” Of course, she is a constant design inspiration for us. She is the most stylish woman I know.” -Designer Tory Burch

In lieu of Mother’s Day yesterday, I wanted to share the lovely quote above from designer Tory Burch about how her mother inspires her. For more quotes from designers about their mothers, visit Harper Bazaar’s Mother’s Day Interviews.

Designer Tory Burch

Monday Style Quote

Since I love the “Keep Calm and Carry On” quote that has been showing up on merchandise everywhere lately, I thought this variation of the quote was great for us fashionistas.

Wondering where the “Keep Calm and Carry On” phrase came from? It was a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939, during the Second World War. Read more about it here.

Happy Monday! Try to stay cool in the heat.

Monday Style Quote

“April Fools’ Day may be a joke to some, but nowhere near as bad a joke as the idea of bathing suit shopping in the cold. They very suggestion of getting deep into the bathing suit horrors in April, while we all feel pasty and are still bundled up for colder winter, is plain off-putting. However, believe it or not, April, the early cusp of spring, is quite honestly one of the best time to face this fashion dilemma….The big reason is this: the bathing suit selection is the best just as April turns the seasonal corner, and if you shop now, you’ll have the advantage of a wide range of size, style, and availability – and therefore a much higher chance of finding the perfect suit. If you wait until the weather warms up, your selection will be greatly diminished. It’s really a numbers game.” -Susan Redstone, Just Try It On! A Month by Month Guide to Shopping and Style

I thought this was an appropriate quote since yesterday was April Fools Day (yes I fell for the Jessica Simpson had 8 babies joke…). Time to start your bathing suit shopping ladies and gents!

Here are a few of my favorite suits for the upcoming season.

Victoria's Secret, Gorgeous Push-up Halter Top, Bright Marine Color, $44

I love these 2 colors combined, and the adorable bow-ties on the front and side of the bottoms., Adrian Degreas, Barbara Maillot, $255

What a sexy bathing suit – I wonder if I could pull it off! There are so many great one-piece options out there, for those ladies who don’t like wering two-piece suits.

Target, Juniors Neon Swim Collection, $8.00 each

Target is usually my go-to for bathing suits, because they are priced so reasonably there and fit me quite well. I love the bandeau top on this suit and the neon colors – big trend this season!


Monday Style Quote

“It’s not very easy to grow up into a woman. We are always taught, almost bombarded, with ideals of what we should be at every age in our lives: “This is what you should wear at age twenty”, “That is what you must act like at age twenty-five”, “This is what you should be doing when you are seventeen.” But amidst all the many voices that bark all these orders and set all of these ideals for girls today, there lacks the voice of assurance. There is no comfort and assurance. I want to be able to say, that there are four things admirable for a woman to be, at any age! Whether you are four or forty-four or nineteen! It’s always wonderful to be elegant, it’s always fashionable to have grace, it’s always glamorous to be brave, and it’s always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age!” -C. JoyBell C

I know this is a rather long quote, but I feel like it speaks to women everywhere and therefore wanted to share. C. JoyBell C, is an author most well-known for her novella Saint Paul Trois Chateaux: 1948. Check out her blog here.

C. JoyBell C., Author

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Monday Style Quote

“Style versus Fashion: Fashion, by its very definition, is constantly changing. Style, however, is something else altogether, a distinctive way you speak, act, or dress. While there’s no doubt that style, or stylishness, comes easier to some than to others, we still believe – make that, insist – that every woman can develop great personal style. It’s just a matter of determining what works best for you.” -The New Secrets of Style by the editors of InStyle

The New Secrets of Style by the editors of InStyle