FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE
What do you get for the man in your life who deserves everything?! It’s tough, but I’ve narrowed down some awesome gifts depending on what his favorite hobbies/interests might be!
THE ENTERTAINER DAD
THE SPORTY DAD
THE TECHY DAD
SUMMERTIME is here!
Which means lots of sun & swimsuits. The one-piece trend is definitely here to stay & I'm a huge fan! There are so many fun styles that are flattering for everybody shape + how nice is it to just throw on a pair of shorts & have it double as a bodysuit?!
I'm breaking down the TOP one-piece trends I've noticed for this season & showing you where to shop them [at every price point!]
When shopping for myself as well as for my clients, I am always looking for unique and luxury items that will not only be purposeful but will also stand out. The Mall at Millenia is the perfect place to find all of this and so much more! This summer when shopping for the finest vacation items, check out these 10 stores that I have already gone in, narrowed down the items I love and found the items you MUST have!
Photos: Vanessa Boy
Tommy Bahama is first on my list. The love for their fabrics is what attracts me to this brand the most. They are so soft and the prints are bright and fun - perfect for summer. Most of their styles are reversible, have a UPF 50 rating and are chlorine resistant.
Kiehl’s has the most important item on my summer must-have shopping list. SPF! This is the first thing you should be putting on every morning! It is called Activated Sun Protector by Kiehl’s and it comes in SPF 50 and SPF 30. Its paraben-free, fragrance free and doesn’t clog your pores. Its also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and leaves the skin feeling smooth.
3. Something for the GUYS – SUBMERSIBLES
Billabong has the secret for every man this summer. They are an all terrain, all-day walk short designed to travel, offering up both board short and walk short functionality in one pair. They also come in three lengths so there’s a style for anyone.
4. Workout Gear by Under Armour
5. High Fashion Phone Accessories
Apple offers unlimited options to choose from when it comes to decking out your phone. It’s also the go-to stop for a lost or forgotten charger or if you’re in need of a last-minute repair!
6. Statement Earrings at Kendra Scott
An easy way to freshen up your style is with a pair of statement earrings! Kendra Scott is the best place for that and so much more!
And here’s a BONUS...
Take your unique Orlando vacation to a whole new level at Kendra Scott by visiting their color bar and creating your own unique jewelry! You’re able to design your own jewelry in 3 easy steps:
1. Choose your favorite style
2. Choose your favorite metal
3. Choose your favorite color
7. The Perfect Denim for Literally Everyone
Buckle’s denim goes with everything, I love their style and fit. More importantly, their sizes range from 000-22 for women and size 25-46 for men. Buckle prides themselves on offering 80 different fits, it’s a win for most anybody.
8. Sunglasses for Every Face
Ray-Ban has been styling faces around the world since 1937. They have the right frames to fit every face shape with affordable prices! I wouldn’t be shocked if you leave with multiple pairs for the whole family!
Gucci has everything you need from sneakers to slippers to slides sandals espadrilles and loafers. But please prepare yourself before you go in there - they’re also home to the most attractive, elaborate flats you’ve ever seen. From details like velvet bows to Swarovski encrusted butterflies on top of white lace up sneakers, I promise you, this is a place you will want to stock up for your summer shoe game!
10. You Get a Handbag, You Get a Handbag, Everybody Gets a Handbag
Jimmy Choo is a name we all know and love! On my recent trip in there, I found a few handbags I could not live without - I have a feeling you will feel the same. The tote is perfect for fitting anything and everything. (And we all know we need a bag like this). The clutches are perfect for a night out. The exotic cross body is a perfect gift (or a splurge for yourself). The backpack was seriously the most comfortable and stylish handbag (by the way, did I mention backpacks are a popular trend for the season?).
I had so much fun running through The Mall at Millenia for the day and showing you all the must haves for your summer vacation!! Now hurry and go shopping before I get back in my car and grab one of everything for my clients and myself! Happy summer and happy shopping!
I'm so excited to finally share with you the piece I did with Experience Kissimmee featured in the Kissimmee Destination Magazine!! This is the perfect guide to the best dining, attractions and of course shopping right here in Kissimmee, FL. I was honored to put 4 total looks together from some of my favorite places to shop and I got to play dress up just for you! Don't worry guys, I didn't leave you out! Keep scrolling for some awesomeness.
Photos: Vanessa Boy - www.Vanessaboy.com
To Check out the entire Interactive Guide to the magazine click HERE!!!
Here is the order form for a print version click HERE!!!
RESORT DAYTIME CASUAL
When you think of Florida – you probably think “vacation” and this look is inspired by exactly that! I love wearing maxi dresses during the day; they are an easy way to look instantly pulled together. This pinstriped, button down number from Threads is a nod to the preppy, classic resort scene of Florida – but I added some personal flare by using a unique, vintage silk scarf as a waist belt. The bright, embellished clog-style Tory Burch mules and straw tassel tote from Bloomingdales are very on trend for summer, plus they add even more fun pops of color to the look. I think sunglasses are an integral part of any daytime look; and I’m always a fan of the cat eye shape. This white, mirrored pair by Quay accessorizes and tops off the vacation style perfectly!
Maxi Dress (American Threads @ Disney Springs)
Sunglasses (Quay American Threads @ Disney Springs)
Hat (Saks Off 5th @ Orlando International Premium Outlets)
Bag (Caterina Bertini @ Bloomingdale’s Mall at Millenia)
Shoes (Tory Burch @ Neiman Marcus Mall at Millenia)
Scarf – (Anne Klein @ Marshalls @ The Loop)
LUXE NIGHT OUT
This is a super chic outfit that I would wear for a night out on the town or a special event. I’m always creating seemingly lux looks by mixing high + low pieces, and this is a perfect example of that! The classic “little black dress” [with a ruffle twist] from H&M creates a beautiful, feminine silhouette - which I accentuated with an oversized, pearl-embellished Gucci logo belt. The belt serves as the main statement piece for the outfit, so I kept the other accessories fairly simple. The handbag, also Gucci, features coordinating pearl accents and quilted black leather; while the sandals add a nice, simple pop of white to keep things on season. For the finishing touch – I styled my hair in a low ponytail to show off the thin, gold, circle shape drop earrings that tie back to the pearl theme.
Dress (H&M Florida Mall) - $69.99
Earrings (Zara Disney Springs) – 19.99
Belt (Gucci Mall at Millenia) – $650
Bag (Gucci Mall at Millenia) - $$2,750
Heels (Gucci Mall at Millenia) - $695
This is a look that I would wear if I needed to be able to transition my outfit into the night, if I was attending a dressy lunch or some other type of daytime event. Blazers are always in style, and I wanted to center my whole look around this oversized, floral print one from Zara! Since the print of the blazer is somewhat busy, I kept my other pieces simple – wearing solid, high-waist shorts and a cropped, keyhole top. The satin, pointed-toe pumps I chose are classic but still on trend with their mustard shade. I think they would be perfect for day OR night and could easily be worn with a skinny jean, pencil skirt or mini-dress! I love adding unique, statement earrings to my outfits and this Bauble Bar pair coordinated perfectly with the floral print of the blazer. Gucci aviator sunglasses in a neutral olive shade from Saks Off 5th complete the look.
Blazer (Zara Disney Springs)
Top (Zara Florida Mall)
Shorts (Zara Florida Mall)
Pumps (Zara Disney Springs)
Sunglasses (Gucci @ Saks Off 5th Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Handbag (Gucci @ Mall at Millenia)
When I’m styling my male clients, I always tell them to stick to one trendy piece and keep everything else fairly classic. Here, the distressed, white denim is that piece – they’re perfect for the summertime and can be combined with almost anything! I paired a cool, neutrally two-toned bomber jacket with a printed button up to create the perfect balance. When it comes to prints for men – I like to keep them small and not too over the top. For this casual look, a tan, linen slip on shoe was the perfect choice. As far as accessories, I kept it classic with some simple David Yurman jewelry and a tortoise pair of Persol sunglasses to tie everything together!
Shirt (All Saints Bloomingdale’s @ Mall at Millenia)
Jeans – (Diesel @ Mall at Millenia)
Jacket – (All Saints @ Mall at Millenia)
Sunglasses (Persol Sunglasses ILori @ Mall at Millenia)
Shoes (Toms @ Bloomingdale’s @ Mall at Millenia)
Bracelets (David Yurman @ Mall at Millenia)