What I Wore to The Vinoy Club in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Hello, friends!

I hope you all had a fun weekend. These past few days, my family came down to visit from New York for some fun in the sun. I'm so glad they picked such a great time to visit, as the temps here in Florida were in the mid-80s all week long... I wore my new Ray-Ban SUNNIES all day long, too. We spent the days at their hotel which was conveniently located right along the Gulf of Mexico...We hung out by the cabanas, enjoyed some snacks by the pool, and explored the beauty that is my hometown of St. Petersburg. If you follow along on Instagram, you can see everything we were up to! Don't miss out on the sunsets and drinks, be sure to check out my Insta Stories from time to time. 

SPRING is seriously closer than ever right now, and I'm saying that because of all the pollen collecting outside my front door, yikes! However, that means I am able to switch over my entire wardrobe to start wearing all of the cute summer pieces I can't wait to style. I've purchased quite a few new things to put together...Speaking of spring pieces, I think a pair of RUFFLE TIE FRONT PANTS is the first fun and trendy articles of clothing you should try out for yourself this year! Mine and affordable at $25

Walking around the city on Sunday morning after enjoying brunch, I received so many compliments on my look while wearing these pants and TOP. I love the flirty ruffles and they sway in the wind as you walk. The blush tones in this monochromatic look matched perfectly with the Vinoy Hotel as my backdrop. Their newly renovated restaurant called Paul's Landing just opened up! I haven't eaten there just yet, but I know I will soon enough. I can't wait to spend time on the weekends lounging by the pool and enjoying some meals from Paul's Landing in the next couple of months. 

P.S -- Did you notice my TAN SKIN?! No, it's not from the sun! 
I'm always 100% porcelain year-round {thanks, Irish genetics ;) }but in the summer I like to add a little color to my white complexion. THIS STUFF is my secret weapon to glowy, tan skin. It's worth the investment if you are searching for a tanning product that is natural and easy to use! Oh, and it takes just 2 hours to look bronzed for WEEKS. I highly recommend it as my go-to TANNING MOUSSE

The Florida sunshine can't be beaten! 
How are you spending the next few weeks? Any travel plans? 
Let me know in the comments!


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Spring Budget Finds for Under $50-$100

I've posted a few outfit looks from my trip to Austin on the blog already, but honestly, I've saved the best for last! I did enjoy shooting my $5 H&M pleated skirt look, but there was something special about this outfit that I fell in love with as soon as created the finished version. 

While out shopping at the huge Simon mall called The Domain, I entered Zara where I spotted this navy and blush pink lace skirt. I joked with my sister and best friend that this skirt pretty much sums up my personality! It would also be an ideal color scheme for my wedding down the line, too. Navy and blush pink and two of my absolute favorite colors to wear and I seem to gravitate toward picking out items with at least one of those colors in them.  

While scouting out locations to shoot this look, Taylor was inspired by a blue door she saw as we walked through the campus. I freaked out when I saw how massive the blue door was and immediately felt like I was in Paris! As soon as I mentioned Paris, Taylor divulged that she was planning a trip to the beautiful city in a few months and that definitely made me super excited for her! 

For now, I'll look back at these photos and think about how much the location resembles Paris until I visit the city myself one day. My pearl-embellished BERET needs to see the city of lights, right?!

Outfit Details:

SKIRT: Original Skirt was on sale from Zara | J.Crew Trumpet Skirt {on sale, $56} || check out this one from ASOS | another ASOS skirt similar || BERET: Pearl-Embellished Beret {Urban Outfitters || Pearl Beret {SheInside $8}|| ASOS Soft Beret 

I mean, these VELVET HEELS need to be in your closet ASAP! They feature a special wrap-up effect to twist around your ankles, too. 

 A blush pair from Forever 21 under $25 is just the right amount to spend on heels. If you don't have a lot in your budget to invest in many trends for spring 2018, consider browsing their site for cute inexpensive finds, like these heels, this year. 

I styled them with a feminine navy and blush pink lace skirt here, but you can easily style them with slouchy girlfriend (yes, girlfriend jeans are the NEW boyfriend jeans!) jeans and a pretty polka dot top. That way you can feel comfy wearing such a statement item like crushed velvet heels during the daytime.