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Darlings, I’m delighted to see you all here again! Well, my Fashionable Friends… The summer festivities are upon us, and there are so many opportunities to dress things up a bit. Whether you’re off to Saratoga for the horse races, the Hamptons for a polo match, or a cocktail party on the lawn, one must celebrate the occasion! I say, why not try something new?

Toss out your tried and true cropped pants and your go-to summer top. Yes you can wear that gorgeous barely there sundress. It’s simply a matter of making it wearable.

I chose a Johanna Ortiz double tie strapless dress. By pairing it with a white button down shirt, I’ve created a carefree sophisticated look. Or add a Petit Bateau fitted tee underneath instead. You get the idea. It’s a win-win! You get to wear a fabulous dress and feel covered and confident!

I want to share a little styling trick from the ever-so-glam Jenna Lyons. To show off your shirt cuffs in the chicest way, simply pull the cuff all the way up, then roll the sleeve from the bottom to the cuff. Voila! So turn up your collars and show off those cuffs!

I adore a man’s hat. It’s just the thing to give a feminine look a bit of an edge. I’m wearing the Panama Harvard hat from Kokin New York, a classic that never goes out of style. You’ll wear it forever.

Darlings, no one wants to wear a beautiful pair of spike heels only to have them sink into the grass while you’re sipping your Pimm’s Cup! I prefer a wedge or block heel for outdoor occasions like the ones I’m wearing by Kate Spade. Practical and fab!

My bag is the “It” bag of 2017! If you follow fashion accounts on Instagram, chances are you’ve seen the offbeat and unique bamboo purse by Cult Gaia. You heard it from me girls. It’s sure to be a classic!

Don’t let a tired old totebag ruin your ensemble! This canvas tote from Land’s End adds some snap to my look. Perfect for carrying my croquet rackets and a few bottles of Rose’!

Well Darlings, there you have it! Summer dress up that’s easy breezy and will have you looking effortlessly chic!

Cheers Loves!

XOXO, Hildie


  • Esther Zimmer July 28, 2017 at 4:25 am

    I adore this! Fun, practical AND stylish, thank you!

    • 1010ParkPlace July 29, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you, Essie! You need to tell us what you’re taking to Singapore! xoxox, Brenda

  • Chuky Reyna July 28, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Love the Johana Ortiz dress with a button down! As always impeccable styling tips and beautiful illustration!

    • 1010ParkPlace July 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      You’re right! I’d love to own the Johanna Ortiz dress.

  • Charlotte Alger July 28, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Love it! Hildie is right on point with this ensemble!

    • 1010ParkPlace July 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Hildie does have a flair for putting an outfit together! Thank you, Charlotte!

  • Mamavalveeta03 July 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Yay!!! Cute men’s hats for big heads like mine! 🙂

    • 1010ParkPlace July 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      …big heads full of smart, funny brains! xoxox, Brenda

  • LA CONTESSA July 28, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE The tip from THAT LYONS GAL………..she sure turned J. CREW AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 1010ParkPlace July 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Isn’t the blouse tip the bombe! You won’t find anyone with more zest for life than Hildie, unless it’s you and me! xoxox, Brenda

  • LA CONTESSA August 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm


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