Things We Love This Summer

By ALIVE Staff
In Style

This summer we’re stocking up on the season’s most fashionable staples, from bold dresses and shorts to the accessories that make our outfits positively sing. Find out more about what treasures we can’t live without from STL’s top boutiques and specialty shops.


This line of frames boasts the tell-tale classic, elegant and feminine style of the Kate Spade woman, while still being versatile and fashionably wearable. The eyeglasses and sunglasses feature the signature temple treatments and color accents representative of the Kate Spade design aesthetic.

Clarkson Eyecare
Glasses available at more than 60 area locations.
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unnamed-1Make a bold statement in this vibrant summer 2015 Ribkoff three-quarter-length sleeve dress. The striking peacock-esque print and gold shoulder details are sure to turn heads at any summer event.

Enchanting Embellishments
4732 McPherson Ave.,
St. Louis, Missouri, 63108
314.361.5300 x 204
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Express your love for all things nautical with the Anchors Aweigh pendant from James Avery Jewelry. A timeless trio, this design unites a dark grey pearl with a ship’s helm and an anchor that will pair playfully with your favorite sailor-inspired stripes.

James Avery Jewelry
119 West County Center Drive,
Des Peres, Missouri 63131
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Show off your local high school pride with this simple, breezy tank top. Perfect to pair with jeans or shorts, declare your school spirit anywhere you go with this spunky tank. $28

10277 Clayton Road,
St. Louis, Missouri 63124
Visit Melanie’s online.


MOD’s must-have pick for summer wardrobes: printed shorts that come in a variety of colors and styles appealing to all ages. These shorts are key for an effortless, cute look. Let your outfit speak for itself this summer; let it be MOD.

2307 Highway K,
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366

871 S. Arbor Vitae, Ste 102,
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

1352 Clarkson Clayton Center,
Ellisville, Missouri 63011
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These 14K gold-filled earrings feature stunning pink chalcedony gemstones, black onyx gemstones and vermeil filigree petals. A pair makes an elegant addition to a simple sundress or sophisticated eveningwear.

Simply Lovely Handmade
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