Summer trends inspired by Bay Area bloggers

As new trends take the stage in time for summer, we’ve been scouring the blogs of our favorite Bay Area fashion bloggers to get a leg up on what’s up-and-coming. Here are some of our favorite warm weather looks, with shopping tips on how to make them your own:

Tulle skirts inspired by Fancy Fine

Ashley Ording wore a gorgeous tulle skirt with a vintage lace top and vintage knee-length lace jacket for a flowy, feminine outfit worthy of a special occasion. To get Ashley’s look, try Topshop’s mini tulle skirt or, if you prefer longer lengths, black midi tulle skirt. Both skirts would pair well with a floral lace tank from Banana Republic, and a metallic skinny belt cinches the look. We think this outfit would be perfect for a summer wedding!

Textured layers inspired by Street Fashion Style

Dyanna Dawson and JT Tran crawl the trendy streets of San Francisco for photograph-worthy fashion. Thanks to the bay’s notorious fog and clouds, the average San Franciscan has mastered the art of layering, and we see this reflected even in their summer outfits. We especially love the use of textured layers, as captured on Street Fashion Style — this San Franciscan’s velvet dress and denim skirt keep it interesting and, more importantly, warm. For a similar look, layer a denim jacket over a velvet corset tunic. By the way, both pieces are now on sale! The denim jacket is available at Free People for $49.95, and the velvet corset tunic is available at Topshop for $35.

Weekend rockstar inspired by Going West

Jennie Lodge proves that you can never go wrong with a vintage band tee and rock-inspired mini skirt. She likes the olivaceous skirt from Bloomingdale’s, which features a stylistic front zip and asymmetric hem. For a casual weekend outing, we’d pair that with a vintage-inspired graphic tee from Urban Outfitters.

‘50s beach bunny inspired by SF Girl By Bay

Seafolly Dotted Boyleg Maillot

When Victoria Smith posted about “Beach Bound” accessories last week, we fell in love with her retro bathing suit picks. The Seafolly Boyleg Maillot is modestly cut and flattering, and comes in fun dotted, green garden and black garden prints as well. All are available at Anthropologie.

Happy Shopping,
the Shopilly Team

P.S. As you shop for new summer clothes, don’t forget to download the Shopilly Joy of Shopping app on your iPhone to have the best of shopping at your fingertips!

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Spring Sales Galore

Lucky you – the first day of spring is right around the corner, and retailers are celebrating with sales and great deals. If you’ve done your spring cleaning and have some extra room in your closet, now is a great time to head over to the mall to re-stock your warm weather wardrobe. We’ve highlighted some notable sales and deals below – happy shopping!

ASOS Towelling Beach Playsuit White Chocolate Hooded Chambray Dress

Asos: Saint Patrick’s Day may be over and done with, but Asos is celebrating for an extra day with 20 percent off full-priced items with the code HAPPYSTPADDYS. We love this playful Towelling Beach Playsuit, which is perfect for a day in the sand and sun, and this easygoing Hooded Chambray Dress by White Chocoolate.

Bloomingdale’s: Members of Loyalist, Bloomingdale’s free rewards program, are being treated to an exclusive sale now through Sunday, March 24. It’s a tiered sale – spend $100-$249.99 and take $25 off your purchase, spend $250-$499.99 and take $50 off, and on. Not a Loyalist? Join for free here, and start taking advantage of the sales!

Express: You have until this Wednesday, March 20, to shop Express’ Spring Sale. In addition to great deals like Buy 1, Get 1 $9.90 tees and tanks for women and Buy 1, Get 1 $29.90 shorts for men, Express if offering a bonus with the code 1162. Get an extra $15 off for every $75 you spend, $30 off for every $150 you spend, and on.

Lucky: The beloved denim company is hosting an online-only private pre-sale that ends tomorrow, March 19. Hurry over to its website to save 20 percent off everything with the code LUCKYVIP317. If you’ve had your eyes on a pair of Lucky jeans like the Charlie Skinny or Lola Boot, now is the time to do so!

BlankNYC Skinny Color Jeans Bed stü Aunt Blanche Boat Shoes

Madewell: As if you needed another reason to love sales, Madewell is offering an extra 20 percent off sale items through tomorrow, March 19, with the code GOODSTUFF. Our sale item picks are these adorable skinny color jeans by [blanknyc] and Aunt Blanche boat shoes in “Denim Greenland” by California designer bed|stü.

Holiday Rush: Last-Minute Gifts Under $100!

Say hello to the holiday rush: With only 5 days left to finish your shopping, retailers are making spirits extra bright with special deals, last-minute sales and free upgraded shipping to deliver by Christmas. So if you still have a long list to go, avoid the crowds and check out our roundup of the web’s best last-minute presents for under $100. We’ve combed all our favorite gift guides to bring you deals and steals on items that are a delight to give as they are to receive. Happy shopping!

FOR THE ONE WHO LOVES TO BAKE: Tea Time Measuring Cups, $15

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We can always count on Anthropologie to bring out our inner hostess, thanks to their darling, vintage-inspired kitchen accessories. These bright ceramic measuring cups (on sale for $15, order by tomorrow for Christmas delivery) are sure to spark a smile every time she whips up a batch of buttercream cupcakes.

FOR THE POLISHED PRINCESS: Bow Leather Driving Gloves, $30

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Ann Taylor puts a bright blue twist on leather driving gloves with this sweet bow-topped pair ($60, plus an extra 50% off all cold weather accessories & full-priced items with code GIFTANN), which we think would be perfect for your sophisticate friend.

FOR THE SNEAKER PURIST: Superga Classic Sneakers, from $65

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Superga’s canvas kicks have been around for over 100 years but are making a comeback in a big way this season, thanks to a rainbow of new colors that promise to keep feet happy all year long. (from $65 at Bloomingdales, order by tonight for free Christmas shipping.)

FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING: Coach IPhone case, $78 each

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Equal parts masculine and refined, Coach’s classic IPhone case ($78, order by Saturday to receive by Christmas + free shipping over $150) is crafted of soft, supple leather that will keep his phone in tip-top condition.

FOR THE DREAMER: J.Crew vintage pajama set, $85


She’ll get her beauty sleep in style, thanks to J.Crew’s cozy vintage pajama set ($85, enjoy an extra 30% off with code CELEBRATE), spun of crisp men’s shirting cotton and designed to inspire sweet dreams.



She’ll host a swanky soiree for the opening of an envelope and always keeps hors d’oeuvres on the ready in case there’s unexpected company. Give the seasoned hostess a chic cocktail tray, such as S2’s studded leather trays ($79 for 2 at One King’s Lane) to add a pop of panache to her next get-together.



Kiss dry winter skin goodbye with Bliss Spa’s luxurious, best-selling body butter in fresh scents like blood orange, lemon + sage and creamy vanilla. (Today only, score 4 tubes for $29 with code TODAY12!)

FOR THE CITY SLICKER: Knowlita Typography Print


We think Kowlita’s bold typography prints ($21 on; hurry, sale ends in 2 days!) is the perfect present for anyone who hearts NYC. Our favorite is the Nolita print, reminiscent of the days when we lived on the Bowery (sigh).


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The perfect accessory to add bite to drab winter outfits yet light enough to keep her cozy through spring, we’re wild for Banana Republic’s Lara zebra scarf ($50 + extra 30% off with code BRWINTER till Friday).

FOR THE FUNNYGUY: Jack Spade Cheddar wallet, $62


He’ll be charmed with this cheeky wallet by Jack Spade (on sale for $62), crafted of fine-grain calfskin and designed to keep the modern bankroller’s cheddar (bones, clams, whatever) neatly tucked away.