8.22.2014

Little White Dress

Dress // Crossbody // Sunglasses // Shoes // Watch // Lipstick // Rings: David Yurman / David Yurman

I wore this dress in Atlanta and it was perfect for soaking up some sun. I will admit that it's on the shorter side for my liking, but I'll just stay away from heels! The details and beading on this dress are the best parts. I also love how the bottom hem flares out. Can we also talk about this new crossbody bag from Barrington Gifts? It's the perfect size (aka approved for the new NFL purse rules) for any game, whether it's college or professional. I wore it to the Braves game and it held everything I needed. 





8.21.2014

Vineyard Vines Chambray Popover

Shirt: Vineyard Vines c/o (here in another color) | Shorts: J. Crew Factory | Shoes: Jack Rogers| Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: YSL | Rings: David Yurman / David Yurman

As you might remember from this week's Travel Tuesday, this was my outfit for the weekend. I can't tell you how long I've been on the hunt for a good chambray popover. I had been using my blue oxford to fake it until I found the right one, but that is no longer the case. This shirt is SO comfortable and really easy to pair with anything. The material is lightweight and nicely made. I will admit that it wrinkles easily, but I was shocked at how quickly it de-wrinkles itself. Literally… it was crazy. I'll probably be wearing this any time I'm running errands, traveling, going to work or meeting up with friends. Oh, that's all the time? Then so be it! 




8.20.2014

H&M Re-Opening at White Plains Galleria


Exciting news for my New York area ladies! I will be hosting the grand re-opening of the H&M store at the White Plains Galleria this Friday, August 22. The store opens at 10am and I would love to have you there to celebrate the new (and bigger) store. The newly rebuilt store will offer collections for ladies, men, young ladies, and young men, with separate “store within store” sections for accessories, cosmetics, lingerie, sports apparel, maternity and a plus-size line.

The store opens at 10am but be sure to get there early and beat the crowds! The exciting part is the first 5 people to tweet at me (@kristarobertso) and use the hashtag #hmloveswhiteplains while waiting in line to enter the store will win early access and a free head-to-toe outfit courtesy of H&M!

H&M at White Plains Galleria will also offer the first 100 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300 in addition to other opening offers and fun giveaways!

I can’t wait to see you all there! 

Vineyard Vines Gingham Harbor Dress

Dress: Vineyard Vines c/o (more sizes here) | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: YSL | Rings: David Yurman / David Yurman

 Nothing says summer more than a gingham shirt-dress. I'm a big supporter of all things gingham and when I laid eyes on this dress from Vineyard Vines, I knew it had to be mine. Vineyard Vines is easily one of my favorite brands. The story behind the company, the people who work there and their clothes are all so amazing! I can't wait to wear this dress again. I can already see it perfectly transitioning to fall by swapping out my Jack Rogers for a good pair of riding boots. I seriously can't get enough!




8.19.2014

Travel Tuesday: GiGi New York

Shirt: Vineyard Vines c/o (here in another color) // Shorts: J. Crew Factory // Shoes: Jack Rogers // iPad Case: GiGi New York c/o (also here and here in the exact color) // Watch: Michael Kors // Lips: YSL

Welcome back to Travel Tuesday! Today is all about my iPad case from GiGi New York. Between my desktop, laptop and phone at home, I don't find myself using my iPad all that much unless I'm traveling (which is more than I realize). It's the perfect thing to throw in your bag, and you don't have to take it out when going through security. I always load mine up with shows and movies just in case the plane doesn't have any in-flight options. 

I don't know about you, but I'm super clumsy with my things. I drop them all the time and having a good protective case on my iPad is a lifesaver. I'm also one for flashy colors from time to time and that's why I chose this bright blue (aqua) case. I love the little monogram at the bottom, too! The case can stand on its own which is super helpful when I lay it on my tray table. It's like having your own little stand on the plane.

Pro Tip: Download ahead of time. 
More than likely, your home TV service will have a downloadable app. These usually come stocked with free movies and shows you can download to watch before, during and after your flight. Make sure to have it beforehand because trying to download on the airport's Wi-Fi is a no go. 





8.18.2014

Menswear Monday: Southern Sunday morning

Don't forget the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale is here!!!

Welcome to another edition of Menswear Monday. Andrew has been gracious enough to write a weekly post for Covering the Bases. Enjoy!


Similar Shorts Here and Here // Reversible Side Here

Monday sucks, especially coming off a fun weekend full of good times spent with great people (and good beer). I'm fresh off a short jaunt in Atlanta and I'll be recovering for a few days.

While I go through BBQ withdrawals, you can take a look at what I wore on a sweltering Georgia morning where the humidity alone was enough to fog over my Ray-Bans.

This green V-neck is feather-light, making it my go-to for uncomfortably hot days. The shorts were a gift from Krista, yet another piece of her hostile summer wardrobe coup. But once again, she did a great job choosing something that I like. I wore these shorts the previous night to a Braves game and brought them back the next day. The best part is they're reversible, which is the greatest clothing innovation since pants themselves.

Round it out with a hot cup of coffee to compliment the 90-degree heat, and that's how you do Sunday morning in Atlanta.


Lilly Pulitzer Sale

It's here!!! One of the best times of the year… The Lilly SALE!

Be sure not to miss out. Everything will go fast!

8.17.2014

Tips for Shopping the Lilly Pulitzer Sale


The best sales don't come around often and now it's time for the Lilly Pulitzer sale! Lilly rarely goes on sale, but when it does it's oh-so-good. The sale starts Monday (tomorrow) at 8am ET and I want to give you all some tips to be prepared for the big day. You ready?

You can do that here. This is the first major step that you must do to get all the goodies you want. You just sign up, fill out your info and put your payment methods in. It's easy and just like every other place. Doing this will help insure a quick and easy checkout so you don't miss any items! Remember, you have to fully purchase your item, not just hold it. Things aren't reserved if they're in your bag! (Be sure to sign in the night before the sale -- the countdown will be on the site and won't let you login before everything goes up).

Dress: Here and Here
2. Pre-Shop Around
Some of my favorite places to buy Lilly (other than the store) are NordstromSt. Bernard SportsZappos and Saks Fifth Ave. We don't know exactly what's going to be in the sale, but taking a look around to see what catches your eye never hurts! Who knows, you might even find some good sales of your own.

Dress: Here
3. Set a Reminder
We all get busy, I get it. Reminders are always a helpful way to stay on top of things. I usually set my alarm for 7:45, sign in to my account, and refresh for the next 15 minutes. You want to be on top of things because everything will go fast

Dress: Here
 4. Refine Your Search
When you get onto the site, refine your search to your sizes. I'm a 6 through and through in Lilly and because of that, I'll narrow down my size to all 6's and smalls. This is great because you know what they have in your size and it also cuts down on the time spent searching. Brilliant. 

Dress: Here and Here
5. Use Multiple Devices. 
The sale always crashes the server (it's that good people!) and I've found it best in the past to access it on all of your devices. I was buying a dress on my desktop and a shirt on my phone. Sometimes one works and the other doesn't. It's just best to be totally prepared for anything to happen! **Lilly has noted that it's going to be best to use the desktop**

Dress: Here
Other (smaller tips):
-Checkout often. You will lose things in your bag!
-Don't freak out when the site is down. If it's down for you, it's down for everyone else.
-Remember this isn't life or death. Relax and have a fun time.
-Follow Lilly on Instagram and Twitter for flash sales!
-Check for signature stores for sales
-Have FUN!

Dress: Here and Here

Any other comments/tips? Leave them below!
HAPPY SHOPPING!

8.16.2014

Finding the Perfect Lace Up Wedge Bootie

Top Row: 
Dolce Vita (the ones I have-- also ON SALE!) + more colors $50
Cole Hann + grey $119
Dolce Vita (this year's version) + more colors $90
Madden Girl + black $50

Second Row:
Sperry Top-Sider leather booties + more colors $130
Stuart Weitzman + black $465
Dolce Vita + black $90
Sperry Top-Sider + navy $120

Bottom Row:
Grey Sperry Top-Sider + black $120
Navy Sperry Top-Sider + black $100
Clarks love this color! $140

SHOP WEDGE BOOTIES HERE:


8.15.2014

Sail To Sable Tunic


I'll make this one short because I'm guessing you're not even really reading this and just merely skimming. I know we're really all here for the photos, but for those of you who do take the time to read my little ramblings, hi! I'm off to Atlanta this weekend for a mini vacation and to see my sister. Our flight is at the butt-crack of dawn (woof) and by the time you're reading this, I'll already be in the good ol' Peach State. If you have any recommendations for my trip let me know! Until then, have a great weekend friends :)