the sunday brief | 5 key summer accessories

who doesn’t love those long summer days that turn into sultry nights? and they are knocking on our door as i type. it’s time to unpack our cotton tees, linen dresses, and seersucker pants. ready for warmer weather but wondering how to update your wardrobe? put a little spring in your step with a few key accessories. it’s the easiest and least expensive way to update your wardrobe. and it’s a great way to stay on trend without breaking the bank.

so what’s trending for summer 2018? today, i’ve picked five key summer accessories to refresh your look.

statement sunglasses

cat eye sunglasses are flattering and on trend. but any old statement sunglasses will do. the sky is the limit as far as price. so i’ve rounded up a few of my favorites from under $50 to waaaay above. the choice is yours. 

spring greens

bold hoops

no jewelry lover should be without a pair of bold hoops. they add instant glamor to any outfit. silver or gold. take your pick.

vince drawstring shorts, ralph lauren utility shirt, madewell tank

postcards from europe boden sweater, j.crew striped cardigan, j.crew boyfriend jeans, soludos espadrilles, tory burch bracelet

straw handbag

if i’ve said it once i’ve said it a thousand times. but it bears repeating. nothing beats a straw handbag come summer. nothing.


over 50 fashion blogger, ann taylor sailor denim, j.crew denim shirt, talbots white pique blazer, tory burch espadrilles, wicker bucket bag


trend tuesday

mellow yellow

yellow is the color this year. think you can’t wear pull this trend off? why not try a bold pattern? or better yet, add yellow shoes, sunnies, earrings, scarf, or handbag into the mix. when in doubt, accessories are always the way to go.

fridays with oscar | tex mex

bright on


the easiest way to steer clear of the sun is with hatitude. sun hats are resort ready and equal parts luxurious and functional.

summer whites

happy sunday, ladies!

  • Kathysue
    June 10, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I am sooooo convinced you can just about wear anything and look like a million!! Fun post!! Happy Sunny Summer to you, beautiful!

    • beth djalali
      June 13, 2018 at 8:22 am

      hello, miss kathy! how is everything in sunny california? i so enjoy peeks inside your garden. wish i could stop by for a cold glass of iced tea and sit on your patio. xo

  • EB
    June 10, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    All fabulous looks. The variety of choices you have in the U.S. makes me very envious. Everything is so darn expensive here (Australia). Loved seeing how you co-ordinate your clothing and accessories. Enjoy your summertime as we move fully into winter 🙁

    • beth djalali
      June 13, 2018 at 8:21 am

      i don’t envy your winter weather. especially since we had such a long and cold one. but take heart, seasons change and the months seem to go by faster with each passing year. xo

  • Sharon Wilgenburg
    June 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    You look fabulous, as always, but my favorite photo is of you running from the wave. Such fun!

    • beth djalali
      June 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

      there is something magical about the surf crashing to the shore! love every minute of beach time. xo

  • Lorena Lorena
    June 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Fabulous as usual and yes, these are indeed great summer accessories to have.

    • beth djalali
      June 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

      and we’re all happy that summer is finally here! love those longer days. xo

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