Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Guest Post: A Simple Affair

Today we have my other favorite sconnie/badger alum Carly from A Simple Affair. Unlike Laura, I did know Carly a bit from college but we really didn't connect until the blogosphere brought us together. You would never know she's only been blogging since the fall when you check out her blog- it is seriously impressive. It's full of fashion, food, interiors, and tons of helpful tips & lots of humor. Also, please go look at her outfit post from last week because it's absolutely adorable. Thank you x 1000 Carly for creating a post for my blog- I appreciate it more than you know! 

Hello lovely readers! Carly here from the fashion and lifestyle blog a simple affair! With Ashley on my dream vacation and relaxing all day in the sun, I now have summer on my mind.  I thought I would share some of my summer must haves with you today!

1. Get yourself a maxi you love.  I chose this one for the summer because I love the fun stripes and the pockets (need I say more?), and it is one of the most comfortable things I have ever put on my body.  Done deal. I will have to wear smaller wedges with it to create a longer look, but let's just say I'm happy with the purchase. If you don't own a maxi and aren't sure if you'll love the look, start off buying a cheaper one and make sure you love it before investing.  That's what I did last summer and quickly knew I needed another maxi in my life pronto.

2. Sunglasses, hello! You will be wearing sunglasses hopefully all day, every day in the summer while soaking up some rays.  My Ray-Ban aviators are my favorite, but I am craving these tortoise Karen Walker beauties.

3. The perfect wedge.  Now this will be different for all of us lovely ladies.  Since I'm barely 5'2", I want wedges that don't have an ankle strap because if they do, my legs get cut off.  I know, I know SO dramatic.  You get my point though, right? Find a wedge that works for your body and makes you feel extra confident strutting your stuff.

4. Invest in some colorful outer pieces.  Those summer nights can get chilly, and a colorful blazer or cardigan can serve two purposes: to keep you warm and to keep a smile on your face because who doesn't want a little more pop of color in their lives, especially in the summer?

5. Colored bottoms, whether they be shorts, capris, or pants.  Don't let the top have all the fun! LOFT has some fabulous colored shorts right now with an extremely reasonable price tag.  If color isn't your comfort zone, again, I recommend buying something at a lesser price to give them a test run.  But I have this weird hunch you'll be craving some more in the very near future!

Thanks so much for having me today, Ashley! Now have a margarita for me would you?


  1. Love it all, and I am craving those Karen Walker glasses- just gorgeous.

  2. Karen Walker sun glasses are on my birthday wish list!! Along with that adorable yellow blazer now :)

  3. Great picks! The Karen Walker sunnies are a must have this summer!

  4. YES!! Love it all! I have a birthday coming up and wouldn't mind a pair of Karen Walkers...

  5. Oh wow those wedges are stunning!

    Laura xo

  6. Those shorts are awesome! and I love the blazer! So perfect! Carly's fantastic!

  7. Great picks Carly! love all the colorful pieces

  8. Thank you SO much for having me today and for writing the sweetest intro! It was my pleasure to be over at styleash today, and I truly hope you're having an amazing time! xo