I am definitely a shopinista, and there is no shame in saying that. What I derive from shopping is an acute sense and awareness of who I am, through clothing and fashion which truly allow me to define myself to the world. My love of soft clothing against my skin, jeans that actually fit, and shoes that offer a tropical panache while providing a color pop are things I seek. Fashion in my world, needs to be pretty encompassing which means, I go from activity to activity, inside to outside and I need to make sure that clothing, accessories and shoes can handle my lifestyle. The summertime is a huge outdoor time for my family, and so much of what we do, from outdoor concerts to shopping at markets is what challenges me to find the right clothing. Functionality, durability and a defining sense of fashion clearly motivate my buying habits and my fashion passion is sparked as I scroll them the catalog of clothing options at ORVIS. Outdoor lifestyles, classic functionality and clothing that offers durability and fashion without having to do anything other than select, order and wear because ORVIS is a leader in fashion. Here’s my story of lavishly living, stylish, fashionable, and functional fashion out loud with ORVIS Summer Fashion!
Orvis Summer Fashion
Summer is the time to let go, to get out of the office earlier, and to refuge into nature and let the great outdoors mix into my life. The more we travel, the more we pack and the more I pack, the more I turn to ORVIS for the classic, outdoor clothing that lets the beach nights, and days fashionably cool. The feel of the warm sun, kissing my cheeks while water from a misting hose, a poolside or even from a boat whisks against my skin are all things that signal summer has arrived. You might think that summer and summer travel means only wearing shorts, and never wearing jeans, but you must consider that nights are cool when the sun goes down, and while the days are warm jeans are a necessity. The jeans I am about to show you, are something to be hailed, praised and should be owned by every MOM out there! Grab your Sperry’s, your wedges, your sandals, and get ready to rock these denims out everywhere during the summer.
I firmly believe one thing that you have to have in your closet for every season outside of the LBD is the right pair of jeans. A pair of jeans that don’t sag on your butt after you wear them for a few hours, or don’t gap and create saddlebag legs, or that are not too long and need cuffed so you don’t look like your knees are swimming in them. I also don’t like seeing other people’s butt cheek crack when their jeans are cut too low, so I make sure my jeans follow strict protocol.
Orvis Summer Fashion & Jeans
My search for the best fitting jeans ended at ORVIS when I found something called, “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Clarissa Ankle Jeans.” (NYDJ) Stop shopping everywhere and let me detail the last pair of jeans you will ever search for. The NYDJ are ankle length, sleek, and slimming, dark colored denim that rock out flats, and wedges will just totally elongate! The material is comfy, offering 5 pockets and they will fit perfect. Here’s a hint and I did not believe it until I did it, order a full size down for the perfect fit. IF you are an 8 order a 6, they will fit beyond your expectations! These are a Cotton, Polyester and Spandex Blend and they do not wrinkle while you sit, which is unlike many traditional denims. Check the site for sizes, and petite and regular.
I am smiling(sorry sun was in my face, but I am smiling!) in this photo because I love this High-Crew-neck Interlock Tank. The neckline on this is elegant, and able to be styled with a necklace to dress it up, or a scarf and it can be worn without accessories to have a more basic look. I dressed mine up with a jeweled nameplate necklace. The High-Crew-neck Interlock is quite versatile and I have done everything with it from layering shirts to wearing it with cardigans and solo. I like the wide strap area, because bra straps don’t hang out, offering great coverage as well as a grown-up, classic look. Day, night, whichever I choose it is a very, traditional and classic fit tank top. The length of this tank is something else I appreciate, it is about 23” long, it meets the button of the jeans, which is perfect placement for a tank, keeping the look modest. Look above on my jean picture to see how well this shirt sits and where! The shirt is a cotton/poly blend and oh so soft and it is not sheer if you are wondering, so no peek-a-boo.
My Camel Wool Plaid Scarf from Orvis
Saturday nights when we go out, to church, dinner, shows, spend time around our fire-pit with guests over, but wherever we are headed, the night often lends itself to temperature variation. I don’t always wear a cardigan, and I don’t like carrying a coat everywhere I go, because it is summer! I do love a beautiful scarf and Orvis offers this beautiful Camel Wool Plaid Scarf. Luxurious weaves of hues that are soft camel and pastel hues make this scarf elegant, highly sophisticated and perfect to become that light shawl which will provide you warmth as you sit downwind of an a/c vent, lakeside or poolside in the evening. I simply love this scarf so much because it is able to be tied or worn over my shoulders and when we attend services on the weekends, rather than change out of a tank, I simply place this on over my sleeveless shirts and I suddenly am dressed perfectly without changing what I am already wearing. It is pure wool, and measures 80” X 20”. Versatility from ONE Piece of clothing rather than many make this a must-have fashion accessory.
My Woven Straw and Beach Bag
You bet I am smiling, look at this beauty! Straw, stylish and ready for stocking. Summer is a chance to let things go, and to lighten up the load. I guess as the kids are home, I begin to shop more and the necessity of a large bag to carry to market becomes imperative. I love a stylish handbag, that does not have to be zipped, it just lets me dump and go. My Woven Straw and Beach Bag is perfect for strolls to our farmers markets, perfect for shopping the beach boardwalks, and amazing for days at the pool. The handles hang perfectly from my shoulders, and there is plenty of room in this bag. Day to night and night to day this is the perfect transitional bag.
Orvis Meets My SPERRY Obsession
What’s summer without a little color POP. In fashion, adding a little floral adds some vibrancy and vitality to any outfit. My personal obsession with SPERRY is newly allocated to these ballet-like flats. Comfortable, flat, fashionable, functional and ready to spirit any outfit up just a bit. Orvis is offering the Sperry Elise Liberty Print Flats, that have a Liberty of London cotton print fabric. The heel of the Sperry Elise Print offers a Patent leather stripe, and the toe cap is patent leather in vibrant blue. These have a heel that is elasticized (to keep those ballet flats on) and they have a cushioned insole. Jeans, skirts, shorts, you name the clothing item these match them! These are fun fashion that let’s summer happen just by popping on a shoe.
Summer is a gift, it is a short period of time and your clothing needs to be as fun as the season. I love the functionality of each piece offered on the Orvis website and the fashion is natural. There is no pushing to put pieces together, everything just works, kind of like the summer, relaxed, wonderful and colorful. Clothing for travel, summer, packing, beaches, poolside, concerts and basic outdoor life is so easy to coordinate if you lavishly live fashion out loud with ORVIS Summer Fashion.
Product was provided by PR Firm in exchange for my honest review as set forth above.