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Special Deal For DA Readers!

K.Belo swimsuit on

Two things I live for in fashion: anything vintage and a good deal!

I’m so excited that my favorite new swimwear line that’s inspired by vintage designs, KBelo, has partnered up with the site Lion’esque Style to finally sell pieces from their collection online—and for a limited time you can score a DearAndi-endorsed swimsuit for a discounted price!

I own this one and wear it about 5 different ways (which is perfect when your weekender bag is already overstuffed).

Mix and match your own KBelo swimsuit at Lion’esque Style online and enter AndiStyle15 for 15% off.

(valid from 7/17 – 7/25).


Heat Wave

Hawk romper (similar online) / Cambridge Satchel bag / Kathryn Amberleigh shoes / Urban Outfitters sunnies / etc… bracelet and custom necklace / H&M bangle / Gypsies and Debutantes bracelet

Hope you all are staying cool in this heat wave we’ve been having. I don’t know about you, but in these abnormally high temperatures, getting dressed has been a challenge.

I went to a BBQ the other day and wanted to wear the easiest outfit to keep me cool—especially with the grill going. This strapless romper was the perfect solution to take an afternoon playing corn-hole in a Park Slope backyard (which I found out I’m dreadfully terrible at) into the evening.

I’m not usually one for strapless tops (I find them to usually be unflattering), but desperate [hot] times calls for desperate measures and I managed to stay cool in what felt like 120 degrees outside.

Speaking of the blistering heat, I trekked through 95 degree heat in the Brimfield Antique Show all day on Friday and picked up some great finds for my jewelry line, etc…, including these cute (functioning!) scissors that I made into a necklace. I can’t wait to try them out when I’m on set for a photoshoot this week!

Stay cool during heat wave #4 this summer!


Under The Sea

Chaiken dress (sample never produced, similar online) / Urban Outfitters bralette / Nona E. Rose belt / Hayden Harnett for Target clutch / Bass shoes / Gypsies & Debutantes bracelet / etc… bracelet / bracelet c/o Jewelry by Beth Lauren 

I went to a party after work hours the other night, which was themed “under the sea”—and of course stressed over how I would take my look from day to night and still SUBTLY pay homage to the theme. My solution? The accessories!

  1. My belt, being the most obvious sea themed accessory with its seashell buckle, has been a staple in my summer wardrobe since the debut collection of Nona E. Rose. Without getting it altered, I put in a couple of knots (oh so nautical) to go from a jean belt to a waist belt in a snap!
  2. The Beth Lauren bracelet from her upcoming fall collection has sea colored stones and crystals that give any outfit a nice pop of blue.
  3. Okay, so it’s not really in line with the theme, but my cork heeled shoes made by Bass are a fun (and comfortable!) way to wear a little heel from running around all day to go into evenings.

After all of that, no one seemed to stick to the theme…other than the cute cupcakes decorated with sugar seashells.

At least I didn’t show up to the party dressed in a mermaid outfit like the way Elle Woods was the only one dressed up in costume for a party in Legally Blonde. I’m blonde, but not that blonde…


Vintage Andi Style – Carefree Summer

“Andi” circa 1970′s/80′s

I love this image of my mother’s carefree sporty summer style—which is clearly retro judging by that jacket.

Speaking of retro, I’ll be at the Brimfield Antique Show today, scoping out the largest fair of antiques in the country for my jewelry line, etc… and am so excited to spend a summer day there in miles of fields looking for some unique pieces to up-cycle (aka, recycle to make junk upscale once again). I can’t wait to report back about the great finds there…stay tuned…


The Styling Checklist

Liz in “action” on set with some of the items in her kit. 

I’ve been asked by just about every assistant of mine, “what do you think I should have in my kit?” and my friends constantly ask me about styling tricks and tools they should use for their wardrobes. I haven’t seen a comprehensive list out there and had no reference for when I first started out in the business, so I’ve decided to come up with a reference for both pros and fashionistas.

Whether you’re an aspiring stylist or just want to be a pro in your closet, here’s a checklist of styling essentials that I keep in my own kit that I think everyone should have.

So go ahead and save it, share it, pin it up in your closet or on Pinterest…just please credit Dear Andi. :) 

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