Retro Summer Style: Pink Aviator Sunglasses

pink Aviator sunglasses on redhead fashion blogger Allison McNamara

Allison McNamara wearing Pink aviator sunglasses and a boho vintage dress from Iceland

Allison McNamara wearing boho vintage dress and pink aviator sunglasses with gucci loafer and gucci shoes

Pink aviator sunglasses boho vintage dress on fashion influencer allison mcnamara

Pink Aviator Sunglasses on Allison Mcnamara wearing a vintage bohemian dress

Ahh, these pink aviator sunglasses. Sunglasses have always been one of my favorite accessories. Over the past few years, sunglasses have had quite the moment–everything from round, to mirrored, neon, and frameless have taken turns being the trend du jour. No look was too out there or too small–but I think I’m loving the current trend the most: retro pink aviators. Usually I tend to gravitate to smaller frames, but there is something so decidingly ’70s about pretty pink shades. I’ve curated the shop below with pink aviator sunglasses ranging from cheap to pricey, including the Sonix ones I’m wearing, so there’s something for everyone! 

I also have to tell you beauties about this bohemian dress. One of my favorite ways to shop when I travel is vintage, and this dress is the reason. I scored this beauty at a vintage shop in Reykjavik, Iceland called Sputnik. I found so many gorgeous pieces there and I wish I had snagged a few more dresses because they were all so good! I tempered this crazy look with matching Gucci loafers and bag. Shop similar pieces below and as always, leave me a comment 🙂

xx A

Sunglasses | Sonix

Dress | Vintage from Iceland, similar one here

Loafers | Gucci

Bag | Vintage Gucci, similar one here

Photos | Elaine Torres

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Mykonos Blue

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There isn’t another thing on this planet like the Greek Islands. They are gorgeous beyond compare, have some of the most interesting architecture, and unbeatable sunsets. I have been thinking about traveling to Mykonos and Santorini for such a long time, about 20 years now. The Greek Islands have a government protected color palette of white and blue, so naturally, I wanted to sport my best Mykonos blue.

I have had this Rebecca Taylor dress for a long time, like a really long time. And, I’ve never worn it until now! For those of you who don’t know, I interned at Rebecca Taylor for 4 years in college (hear more about my career path here) so, I got a lot of free Rebecca Taylor clothes. Most of them I have gotten rid of by now, but this dress always felt special to me, so I never tossed it even though I still hadn’t worn it. To give you a time frame, I probably got this dress 9 years ago.

The wait was worth it – I couldn’t have planned a more perfect place to wear this dress! It was so breezy and effortless, great for exploring the insane beaches of Mykonos along with the old town, cute cafes, killer Greek coffee, and the charming windmills.

If you find yourself in Mykonos anytime soon, here are a few things I would put on your list! Make sure to go to Elias Beach, and make sure you go in the water! I’m not a huge fan of the ocean (scared of anything / everything in the water) but, it was so worth it to float around in the Aegean Sea. Plus, it’s super salty so great for the skin. Give yourself some time to walk through old town Mykonos. The little narrow streets are begging for an Instagram shot and there are cute cafes all over the place. I bought a beautiful navy bag at Rien, which is a great stop for leather goods!

Now if you like my look, I’ve gathered a few similar dresses for you to shop below. Sadly, this is an oldie but goodie, so exact dress is no longer available.

Dress | Rebecca Taylor

Shoes | Zara

Glasses | Gas Station (seriously)

Necklace | Jennifer Meyer

Bracelet | XIV Karats

Photos | Elizabeth McNamara

She Wears Short Shorts

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Nothing says California girl quite like a pair of denim shorts. I rarely feel like I belong (style-wise) in the city I’m from, so this outfit feels refreshing! I wanted to dress up my Levi’s denim shorts a bit for a night out, so I styled my vintage short-shorts with a sleeveless mock turtleneck, moto jacket, and black ankle strap heels! Simple, right? And so easy to re-create.

I typically have a “no heels with shorts” rule, but when the heel is stacked, it doesn’t always bother me. In this case, I felt too casual wearing flats and I wanted to elevate the cotton, ribbed turtleneck top a bit. I love the whole feel of this outfit: effortlessss! Get the look by shopping some of my denim shorts picks below along with a few mock turtlenecks you’ll want to snag for Fall!

Top | H&M

Jacket | Super Dry

Shorts | Levi’s

Shoes | Chloe

Sunglasses | House of Harlow 1960

Photos | Elaine Torres