FASHION FRIDAY | 8 August Fashion Obsessions

While summer is here – at least for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere – we can still obsess about creating those outfits that show some skin…  Plus, you can shop today for a lot less than at the beginning of the season …. and if done wisely you will wear your items for summers to come!   For those of us down here – in the South of the globe – we can get our closets ready for upcoming Spring and Summer.

So this goes to all of us female-fashion-junky-earthlings: my new monthly obsessions – items I’ve purchased myself and that will most likely make it to my closet real soon if the mail allows it!  Some of these items are currently on SALE, so if at any time you wish to get one, you can simply click and start shopping 🙂

… keep reading if you’d like to learn why and where I purchased each one!

#1 Free People Womens Drippy Crochet Inset Maxi
There’s a reason why this Maxi dress is #1 on my August Obsessions list.  Fashion doesn’t have to be uncomfortable – at least not all the time.  And this sheer hippie chic button-down Maxi dress is both comfortable and stylish.  Pair it with some flats and wear it for a sexy casual Sunday at home, use barefoot for a sunset walk by the beach and, for the brave ones, pair it with some boots – like the ones in the picture – to tone them down.

#2 Forever 21 Distressed Skinny Jeans in Light Denim 
Distressed skinny jeans are not only IN – if you ask ME – all the rips and tears in the front also make jeans a lot more wearable during hot summer days.  Skinny jeans are also undeniably more flattering for petite women like yours truly.  At the time of this post, this item is $24.90 and with a purchase of $25 and more, Forever21 rewards you with a FREE Glamour subscription.

#3 Band Of Gypsies Bell-Sleeve Embroidered Cold-Shoulder Dress in WHITE
This one is sold out!  I think I got one of the last ones – sorry!  😦  But you can still checkout Band of Gypsies on the Link above for other similar Bell-Sleeve tops to achieve a similar look. 

#4 Dante T-strap in Black Leather has this pair of black leather Dante T-Strap high heel sandals in sale right now, almost 50% off.  So if you’re drawn to them like I was – they’re perfect to match almost any evening outfit – then hurry before they’re sold out or replaced by the Fall collection.

#5 ASOS Swing Dress with Cold Shoulder and Ruffle Detail 
ASOS is offering an aggressive sale of up to 70% off site wide.  So regardless of whether you see yourself on this cute little Nude Pink Cold Shoulder Swing Dress or not, there’s plenty of opportunities to buy some classic summer items you’ll never get tired of wearing for summers to come.  They’re also offering Free shipping for orders above $40 USD and Free returns.

#6 Brandie Mesh Swimsuit
Not a bikini, not a one piece either.  Right in the middle, with a flattering color and sliming cut, is this unique mesh swimsuit by Revolve.  I like to look classy by the pool, and have curves that will thank me for its design.  I’m not promising a perfect tan with this one though!  But then again, that’s NOT so good for your skin either!  If you have access to an indoor heated pool all year round, this is 100% the perfect swimsuit for you too!

#7 ASOS Chic Racer Jumpsuit with Sheer Back – Nude
Talking about flattering, one color jumpsuits sure help trick the eye.  They do 2 favors for me:  slim and elongate my body.  One color pieces always have that ‘special effect’.

#8 REVOLVE Bardot Maxi Dress
Named after the fashion icon Brigitte Bardot… need I add more?  Flower prints are one of the biggest trends this summer and so are cold shoulder dresses, so this item by Revolve simply had it all.  There are plenty of options with different patterns and colors on their site, so don’t be shy and take a peek for yourself if this suits your style.

Now, leave me the links to your favorite pieces, and your favorite trends, in the comments below so I can check them out!

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