Dashing in the Desert!

I’m headed to Scottsdale in about week with a dear friend for a quick getaway. It may be hot here but no doubt it’s scorching there! Here’s how to look hot and haute in the heat!


First on my list would be to search out a selection of lightweight kaftans for comfort, convenience. They’re a summer staple to me – simple elegance.  That’s my thing.  The one-size fits most are perfect for any body type and shape. And even though I will always be seen rocking one, kaftans are having a bit of a comeback this season. They’re just as comfortable as a pair of leggings, but with the added elements of style and versatility.


Basking in the dry sun can be more enjoyable in this amazing Tahiti Desert Kaftan.  Based on ancient Middle Eastern designs worn by queens in the desert (the front and side slits accentuate the dramatic flowing silhouette of a gauzy flour length caftan embellished with crystals along the plunging neckline.  It’s just perfect for lounging poolside or taking along in any tropical vacay!  Just go to asasoltan.com to check it out.


And a short kaftan can go a long way too. They’re making their appearance this summer, and not a moment too soon for me! This adorable Trina Turk Amaris off the shoulder dress in green is one of my favorites. It’s splashed with bright tropical flowers in all pastel hues.  From their California Dreaming collection this floral look is elevated with tassel detailing and long kimono sleeves. It’s cool and comfy!


Meryl Streep even got away with wearing this late breaking entry for dress of the year in this spectacular golden bird kaftan which shimmers. It lightly billowed too as she walked through her role as Katherine Graham in “The Post.” Down the front and back there’s a subtle brocade pattern and the sleeves have jeweled embellishment. Lounge wear, yes…but take me up in my dare and wear it out for the evening and no one will be disappointed!


We all know that in most cases, “less is more” so let’s skip right to the swimsuit.  How about this Moschino metallic printed triangle bikini at Net-A-Porter? Jeremy Scott’s teddy bears have been featured throughout recent collections at Moschino and this bikini is printed with metallic gold versions – playfully sporting black sunglasses What fun in the sun!


Love the simplicity of this Midnight Wave triangle bikini. As serene and mysterious as the dark blue sea, this Midnight selection adds the perfect rich classic touch to any skin tone!  Get a glimpse of it and let me know it “suits” you.



Summer in the city or summer in – the desert, set your sights on the coolest looks around.  Have a great time wherever you’re headed, and I’ll report back on my trip, as well.

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