Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer 2016 Essentials

The official first day of summer isn't until June 21st, but tomorrow's the first day of June, and that's just as good. My parents finally got a pool put in their backyard, so I've gotten a head start on buying summer goodies to enjoy these next couple of months.  I've rounded up some of my favorite summer essentials I've seen lately from swimsuits to pool floats for today's blog post. 

Hope you enjoy!

4. For Love & Lemons x Revolve One Piece - Just like the romper I wore a few posts back!
10. The Free People Paloma Towel - Round & with fringe! So cute!

Just realized I doubled the number 12s but let's just go with it! ;) 
17. Target Straw Tote Bag - LOVE this!
22. Target - Floppy Hat - Got this 20% off in-store!
23. Target - Round Beach Towel - for less!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Get Me Bodied

Bodysuit: Zara, Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Steve Madden, Earrings: Tory Burch

Bodysuits are my latest obsession. It took me awhile to jump on to the trend, but I love them now especially for this hot summer coming our way. They're so cute and easy to pair with ripped denim, skirts, shorts - pretty much anything. This one's only $30. I got this outfit at Zara and if you've never been to there or shopped it online, take a look. It's hands down one of my favorites. The first time I ever went there was when I was 15 in Paris. I thought I was a hot shot and could walk in wedges all around the city...not quite sure why my parents didn't tell me otherwise. That was the first store we happened to come across that had sandals for me to switch to, and I've loved it since. I was so happy when I saw it in the U.S. It's normally just in bigger cities, so I always try to make a trip because their clothes is so reasonably priced for great quality and unique pieces. 

Kalep left me & Tyceroni this weekend for a bachelor party in Colorado, so we're already missin' him. We'll probably just stay home and work on some home projects i've been putting off...or of course, shop some memorial day sales! In case there's any of you like me who don't have any major Memorial Day weekend plans, here's a list of some sales that caught my eye. 

For Love & Lemons: 30% off with code XTRA30
Perverse Sunglasses: 20% off with code GETAWAY20
Lulu & Georgia: 15% off over $250 (memorial15), 20% off over $500 (memorial 20)
Forever 21: There's lots of different sales to take advantage!
Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off Regular Priced items & 60% off Sale items 
Sunglass Hut: $20 off $100 and $50 off $200
Nordstrom: Nordstrom is having their half-yearly sale right now until June 5th. They've got some really great summer items to snag at a good price. I ordered these this morning! 

I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend full of friends, family & fun. While being out on the lake, BBQ-ing, and shopping sales are all major fun, it's important to remember what Memorial Day is all about & the reason for celebrating - the brave men & women who have courageously sacrificed & continue to sacrifice their lives to fight for our country. I'm incredibly thankful for them! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer Lace

Top: H&M (Only $30!), Shorts: H&M, Shoes: Old, but would've loved espadrilles with this outfit like these or these!, Earrings: Baublebar - On sale for $15!

Hey friends! I'm back after over a week of being MIA from my blog. Kalep and I spent half the week with his family in Dallas last week, and it was such a fun getaway. When we got back, I had so much stationery work to catch up on and I had to help my mom at her bakery for a few days, so my blog was neglected. 

Anyway, while I was in Dallas, I found this top & I had to have it. There's so much detail on it from the lace pattern to the bell sleeves. Better yet - it is only $30! It's perfect for the summer and to wear with a bralette. Even though I'm not wearing any espadrilles in this picture, I would've totally preferred to if I had any because they are so cute for the summer from wedges to the sandals. That's on the list for my next trip to the mall! 

Make today a great one! 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wear Them, Don't sit on them!

Top: Revolve, Shorts: DIY Distressed Levi's - Similar here, Shoes: Target, Earrings: ASOS (Only $8.50!), Necklace: Forever 21 - Similar here
Happy Thursday y'all! 

This top is perfect for the summer! It's really lightweight material & the cactus print is too cute, but subtle. It would also be a great top for a music festival! I've been really into the bralette look lately, and this is a perfect top to wear with one. I've linked some other cactus favorites & bralettes in the widget below!

I've been waking up at 6 a.m. to go walk with my mother in law and then we go do it again in the evening. My poor legs are about to fall off because they're kind of in shock at the amount of exercise I've been putting them through! They sure do need it though because I have the hardest time finding denim shorts that fit well. I always have to size up so they're not tight around my thighs but then they fit loose around my waist. Don't even get me started on denim shorts that are a stretchy material that so many are made of...so if any of you know any brands of denim shorts that you love, please let me know! :) 

One more day until the weekend, so make it a good one! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Florals + Studs

Romper: For Love & Lemons, Shoes: Jessica Simpson , Clutch: Michael Kors Selma Stud - Sold Out (Similar here - more pricey though), Earrings: Kendra Scott - similar linked

This past weekend made for a great one - one of my very best friends graduated from college and I got to celebrate my mom & other special moms in my life. Kalep was on his week of nights (which I absolutely hate), so a fun weekend made the days go by a little faster. 

Anyway, I like mixing more edgy pieces like this studded clutch with a girly print like this floral one. I love the ruffle details on this romper - especially around the thighs. This girl's thighs are definitely not small, so the ruffles give more of a loose fit in that area, so it's a little more flattering. I've talked about these wedges before, and they're a must have for the summer time. So comfortable & go with almost everything! 

One more thing before I go. One of our family friends' dog had the cutest little ID tag, so Tyceroni just begged me for the same one. It came in yesterday, and he was so excited (especially to go show his BFFs Bronx & Flynn). It looks like a tiny driver's license! You can get one at Tags for Hope, and it's great because with every purchase, you help provide an animal in need with food, treatment and shelter. Just thought I'd share that with any of you pet lovers out there! 

Have a wonderful day!! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Must Have Tech & Desk Accessories

I used to be a little nerd in school, and be so excited to go to class on Mondays after restocking my backpack with some new twist up crayons, or Lisa Frank notebooks. Not much has changed in my adult life because I get so excited when I come across some chic desk or tech goodies. In the world of fashion, your desk and phone are fair game for accessorizing too! Might as well make your work space a little more enjoyable & summer ready with some of these must-haves listed above!

1. Flamingo Tape Dispenser - It's only $6, but unavailable online. I had to include it though - just in case any of you have a local H&M and happened to spot it in store!

3. Baublebar Headphones Set - It's currently on sale for $85 from $175, and you even get a free pair of earrings. 

4. Sonix Cactus iPhone Case 5. Sonix Piñata iPhone Case (Perfect for Cinco de Mayo today!) 6. Sonix Flamingo iPhone Case 

This post was inspired by last night's purchase of this Sonix phone case. It's my second one, and I adore these cases. First, most all of them have a gold foil on them, and we all know I love anything shimmery or gold. Second, they're covered in the cutest graphics like flamingos and pineapples. I had a pineapple one first, but I lost my phone momentarily at the deer lease last October, and when I found it, it had gotten run over by a car. The case didn't crack though - just suffered some severe tire marks! 

9. Belkin Tassel Keychain Charger - Pink one here & Cognac one here. I love big keychains especially because I'm the queen of losing my keys. I finally bought some big keychains for them so I could easily find them in my huge purse, or not lose them as easily around the house. I love that this one is a portable charger as well.

10. Tory Burch FitBit Leather Wrap Bracelet - I have a FitBit but haven't worn it in over a year. For those of you that faithfully wear your FitBit, this bracelet is a must have! It's stylish & could go with a lot more of your outfits than the silicone original band. 

They're so cute right? 

Have a great one!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Palms + Fun Prints

Romper: H&M - Bought last year but this one's super similar. It's sold out online, but I just saw it in store a week ago. Also, love this one & this one., Shoes: Steve Madden, Earrings: Tory Burch 

I've never really been into tons of prints or patterns until last year, and more so this year. I decided I was buying way too many basic grey or white tees, and my closet was looking kind of drab. I bought this romper last summer when palm trees were really having a moment, but I'm loving all the fun print trends this Spring from florals to textured cut out patterns especially on rompers or dresses. They're great for festivals and Spring/Summer nights out! I've linked some other fun printed rompers in the widget below! 

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