My summer wardrobe is so much fun. It’s colorful and bright…..a huge departure from my typical black, white, grey palettes. I love prints and patterns! The brighter and busier the better.  

Welcome to summer in NY. It’s ridiculously hot for 3 straight months and I don’t even want to talk about the subway. Unlike other cities where you commute in the comfort of your air-conditioned car, I spend a lot of time going back and forth to camp, meetings and work on the subway or by foot. This is total BS, but very common for us New Yorkers who insist on living in a city that lacks common amenities like driveways….I digress. 

In an effort to keep my life and mornings simple, I’ve created a uniform that works for these sweltering sunny days. It’s the smock dress. Anything that’s light and loose is my best friend, and a bonus for the ability to keep me effortlessly chic and comfortable.  I need one piece that gets the job done. The Pennie, by Smokks, is designed for exactly that. This lightweight dress can be worn 3 ways. The versatility of that is enough for me to buy one in each print! I can roll the sleeves up, leave them down, belt it or wear it loose. While I prefer a simple sandal or sneaker (which go so well with my bohemian city style) this particular evening a dinner party forced me to tottle around in the highest of stiletto sandals. Lucky for me, this dress goes with literally any type of shoe. 

Scroll down for more photos on what has become a favorite summer staple and the behind the scenes blooper roll of our first shoot of the summer! Check out Smokks for all their beautiful styles and gorgeous, chic prints.

Cheers to an effortlessly chic summer,

 

Love,

The Lawrences

 

 

Boho Chic

The dress that says “I’m well traveled, simple, classic and have my own sense of style”.  

BELT IT…..

A perfect and sleek 3/4 gathered sleeve!

 

 

…..OR LEAVE IT LOOSE

An elegant knee length is perfect for all occasions.
Author

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director
at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible
for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook,
Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria’s Secret..

Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs
the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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