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LOFT Flash Sale! Extra 40% Off with Free Shipping + What I Bought

LOFT Summer Flash sale picks

LOFT is having a flash sale right now where everything is 40% off plus free shipping. Use code FLASH.

I just wanted to share what I bought recently to give you some inspiration! I mentioned that I had bought this lemon dress earlier. Well, that's not all! I also picked up a few new tops to liven up my summer wardrobe. I actually made my purchases before the flash sale (boohoo!!) but I did use coupon code INSIDER652 which gave me an extra $25 off my full-price purchase of $100+ online. This monthly code expires 6/30/17. My order also qualified for free shipping as it was over $125.

Take advantage of this flash sale to save big on summer essentials. LOFT is doing an amazing job this season with wearable, on-trend pieces.

BB's Weekly Link Round-Up: In Love with Lemons, Henri Bendel Semi-Annual Sale & More

Lemons are trending!

When life gives you lemons...well, you know the rest! This week I'm loving all-things-lemon print. For inspo, how cute is The Stylish Housewife in her lemon dress + lemon clutch combo? #very

Mara Teigen's Off-the-Shoulder Top and Bow Slides Look for Less

How to style an off-the-shoulder top for summer
Model Mara Teigen was sighted shopping in Beverly Hills looking cute and summery in an off-the-shoulder top, high-waist jeans and blush bow slide sandals.

I feel like this outfit sums up summer fashion for 2017, from the off-the-shoulder blouse to the slides! It's all the trends rolled into one, effortless outfit that doesn't feel forced thanks to the simple color palette, ripped jeans, and casual flats.

If you agree, I've put together the perfect edit to get this look on a budget...

How to style an off-the-shoulder top for summer

Mara Teigen Photo Credit: STPR /

Links of the Day:

The latest Forever 21 Artist collection just launched featuring cool clothing and accessories with illustrations and photographs from artists Jeremyville and Maripol.

I recently purchased two Lucky Brand tops from Nordstrom and I'm really loving the fit and quality. Now I'm tempted to get this Lucky Brand top at T.J. Maxx - it's a great price (less than what I paid at Nordstrom)!

I love this Joie fringe sandal but not the price...think I could DIY my own pair with some inexpensive slides and Etsy ribbon??

3 Celebrity-Inspired Swimsuit Trends to Try this Summer

Try one of these sizzling celebrity-inspired swimsuit trends this summer.
The recently held Cannes Film Festival was about more than just the movies. Many of the celebrities spend their days lounging on yachts between red carpet appearances...quite the life, right? But, my favorite part about the festival is that is has come to define summer’s top swimwear trends! Below are the major trends that I have noticed from this year: high waisted bikinis, white swimsuits, and the backless one-piece.

3 Celebrity-Inspired Swimsuit Trends to Try this Summer

Summer swimwear trends to try include high-waist bikinis, white swimsuits and backless one-piece styles.

1. The Kendall

Try one of these sizzling celebrity-inspired swimsuit trends this summer.
High-waisted bikinis are definitely making a comeback. We are increasingly seeing major design houses - such as Miu Miu - looking back to the 50’s for swimwear inspiration. But, these bikinis are anything but old. The plunging neckline and cheeky bow ties are sure to turn some heads.

Get the Look:
Retro Sunglasses, $13 // Espadrilles, $29.99 // Swimsuit, $16.49

High waist bikinis are super in for summer

2. The Bella

Try one of these sizzling celebrity-inspired swimsuit trends this summer.
White bikinis are becoming the newest swimwear trend as they were worn this year by the likes of models Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, Kourtney Kardashian and more. Besides, nothing shows off a golden tan quite like bright white! Try pairing one with an oversized hat and cat-eye glasses to make it extra chic.

Get the Look:
Bikini, $13.99 // Hat, $29.99 // Sunglasses, $10.34

White bikinis are super in for summer

3. The Kourtney

Try one of these sizzling celebrity-inspired swimsuit trends this summer.
One-piece swimsuits have been a trend for a while, and it looks like they’re here to stay, which I'm glad about because I, personally, love a one-piece. They’re very comfortable and I definitely worry less about a wardrobe malfunction while wearing one. Kourtney Kardashian proves just how sexy a one-piece can be, opting for a backless 'Baywatch' number that's cut super high, too.

Get the Look:
Sunglasses, $14 // Baseball Cap, $9.99 // Swimsuit, $24.99

One-piece bathing suits are hot for summer 2017
Which 2017 swimwear trend is your favorite?

Photo Credits for Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Kourtney Kardashian: BACKGRID