Summer Style Secrets: Hamptontoes

Yes, I know that Summer is over, at least technically, here in the Northern Hemisphere…
but I thought I would sneak in one more style secret post, before the leaves are all officially gone off the trees.  This last one is from Lisa of Hamptontoes…and as anyone who really knows the Hamptons can tell you, right now is the BEST time of year to experience the Hamptons.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Lisa, a beautiful and talented decorator, several times now…and I’m so happy to have her as one of my newest friends.


 The Zhush is one of my favorite blogs. Sue covers interior design, fashion, magazine articles, reality television, what’s hot, what’s not and what’s timeless…The Zhush is a daily read for me! Also, having met “The Zhush”,  I’ve met a super fabulous individual. Sue, thanks for asking me to be a part of your Summer Style series.
My secrets for summer aren’t truly secrets, but rather tips. Summer equates to easy living for me and here are my tips for enjoying the summer months!


Fancy or simple, hats allow for a wash and go attitude along with a chic look!

Nantucket Beach Buggy:

My weekends are spent on the beach with my two little kiddies. To eliminate the look of a camel trekking across the sand I use a beach buggy loaded with beach chairs, an umbrella, a ton of beach toys, a snack tote, a water jug, beach towels, etc….it’s a must have if you spend time at the beach.

 Costume Jewelry Accessories:

Have a couple of go-to accessories on hand to enhance a simple look!

Maxi Dresses:

I find maxi dresses to be comfortable, and chic…perfect for al fresco dining.
Have one or two go-to dresses that make you feel good about you!

Outside In:

Whether you have a garden, a yard or even an apartment,
try to bring the outside inside.  Freshness from a garden
brings happiness inside the home!
Here you’ll find not flowers, but ornamental grasses
from my garden.
As you can tell,  my style is about using
what you have and keeping on hand
key pieces that make you happy!

Thanks so much Lisa…
you are as sweet as you are stylish!


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  1. I am also loving maxi dresses…What a fantastic post! Wish you both a lovely day:)

    Ps: I will be hosting a lovely GIVEAWAY in a little bit… so please join in !!!!

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  2. The Buzz wrote:

    Lisa looks amazing in that maxi dress – the epitome of summer style! Love her classy looks!

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  3. Cara wrote:

    I LIVE in dresses in the summer!

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  4. LOVE it! Lisa looks fantastic (as always)!

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  5. Jacqueline wrote:

    Pretty post. I've never been to the Hamptons, but fell in love with the place when I saw the movie Rocket Gibraltar.
    Interesting Zhush, I bought a maxi dress this summer (having already lived through the first phase of this fashion-style), but it felt age-inappropriate for me this time round.

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  6. Wow, Lisa, you look a amazing in that dress. I agree with all of the above, especially the beach buggy. What a lifesaver!

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  7. Stephanie wrote:

    These are terrific finds! Beautiful stuff!!

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  8. Great finds and she looks amazing in that maxi dress πŸ™‚

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  9. Beautiful post! Great way to start my day!

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  10. I can attest to Lisa's amazing style in person. Lisa, you are rocking that maxi….and I know your daughter will be thrilled to play in your jewelry drawer one day!!!

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  11. i love that white necklace. and you can never go wrong with a maxi dress!! im glad you got to sneak in one last summer post πŸ™‚

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  12. oh I love big and bold necklaces!!! (even for winter :P)

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  13. sigh* summer over! but your post is a bright parting shot!

    long live the maxi!



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  14. Great tips. Love that blue bracelet! And, wish I could see the photo of the buggy…sounds perfect!

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  15. La Dolfina wrote:

    Great ending to your Summer Secrets Style!
    I echo everyone else about Lisa looking stunning in that maxi dress!

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  16. I have enjoyed Lisas feature and picks… that jewelry is beautiful, all of it!! And I live in maxi dresses in the summer.

    I am having an interactive "Style Me Pretty" blog giveaway… I would love it if you joined!

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  17. hey babes – nice to see ya here!!! – i LIVE in dresses all summer – it's just to easy to throw on and leave the house – i'm ALL about simplicity in the summer – it's the winter when i'll 'dress' myself!

    PS – pass on the GIVE-AWAY – $45 of goddness!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  18. Oh summer, where have u gone? Love the maxi dress! I am such a summer dress girl πŸ™‚

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  19. Gotta love maxi dresses and great accessories!

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  20. WAs just in the hamptons for our honeymoon and it was lovely!! Although I would say it definitely already had that Fall feel!

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  21. No apologies necessary — let's stretch the summer out as long as we can. It takes a freezing monsoon to force me into closed toed shoes.

    Love the maxi dress — I bought one a couple of years ago at one of my daughters teen shops — i dress it up with a few accessories. It is unbelievable how many times I have worn that dress (that never wrinkles) and the number of complements I receive!

    All great tips! Great series, zhush — merci!

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  22. coolkids wrote:

    great post! I am sure the hamptons are quite lovely in the fall.:)

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  23. Hi Sue,
    Thanks for having me here today! I've loved reading your series all summer long!

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  24. Josie wrote:

    Oh, I LOVE summer costume jewelry! Gorgeous.
    xo Josie

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  25. lovely post! love those maxi dresses…

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  26. That's it! You've convinced me now that I have to go! Seriously, so ideal right now. Lovely choices.

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  27. Lisa looks great in the maxi dress, and I love the costume jewelery. πŸ™‚

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  28. Love the costume jewelry! And that maxi dress is beautiful! πŸ™‚

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  29. I love hampton toes and zhush … & what a couple of lookers too !!! Ahhh maxi dresses …one of the many highlights of my summer !! Very apropos post since it is a toasty 103 here in CA ! XO

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  30. Great tips! Lisa, you look fantastic in the maxi and I am crazy for the turquoise flower braelet…can I have it?!

    Sue, it was a really fun series with so many great tips!

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  31. Giovanna wrote:

    i love that b&w photo of the ladies in their swimsuits. so cute. that maxi dress is fantastic! i want.

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  32. Nikki wrote:

    Wow those necklaces are really amazing! Love the style tips and love the hamptons!!


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  33. Krystal wrote:

    definitely hats and long dresses, agree!

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  34. Debby wrote:

    Sue, I love Lisa… that girl has style!! xo

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  35. Amanda wrote:

    That beach buggy totally reminds me of being a kid and lugging all out stuff down to the beach everyday in the summer…ahhhh, good times!

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  36. Loving the beach buggy !!!

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  37. It's warm here in New England, I'm still feeling summery! And I love the Hamptons!!

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  38. Great tips Lisa! Love your octopus necklace and maxi dress. You look great! xo

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  39. Stacey wrote:

    That nantucket beach buggy is awesome. I should get one! Great tips. xx

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  40. CDS wrote:

    Fantastic! The maxi dresses…costume jewels… πŸ™‚ that buggy is cool!

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  41. style'n wrote:

    Love the necklaces, and that beautifully decorated home and that Nantucket buggy is smart and very cute πŸ™‚

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  42. Lisa is so beautiful! I love this, particularly the beach buggy! XX!

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  43. I LOVE maxidresses!! I wish I wasn't so short, it makes me feel like I can't wear them πŸ™ Thanks for one last little glimpse of summer!!
    Nancy xo

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  44. I think "style" is the common middle name you and Sue both share! I think you could rock anything Lisa πŸ™‚ The buggy is awesome for practical purposes. The maxi is awesome for practically making jaws drop πŸ™‚

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  45. Jammer wrote:

    Love the maxi dress! I wish I would've more of these this past summer!

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  46. Elaine wrote:

    Maxi dresses just scream summer and beach wear!

    CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

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  47. Elements wrote:

    These are great tips for us here in Australia with our summer sneaking up on us very soon. I can't wait for the sunshine.
    Love that costume jewellery.

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  48. Two stylish ladies!

    Lisa, you look gorgeus in that photo with the maxi dress. Modeling has played a major role of your life, true?

    That beach buggy has my name on it! My shoulders can only take so many beach bags filled with sand toys…

    Hugs to you both,


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  49. Cashon&Co wrote:

    two drop dead gorgeous ladies, that's for sure β™₯

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