a sporty & floral look





From one of my recent shopping trips, I found out that Aeropostale was having an amazing sale. Crop tops like the cute floral one I am wearing were on sale for only $6.00. I liked this print because the others were black and white, and I wanted something bright and girly! I also bought some sporty H&M shorts in a soft, durable, and lightweight material. The sporty trend is continuing into the summer, with the popularity of sneakers, Nike, jerseys, and baseball caps mixing with other casual wear. I am also donning a Vera Bradley cross body bag.
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what's in my bag? summer edition

what's in my bag 2015

Flowerbomb Viktor & Rolf Rollerball
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Wet Brush
White Pearl Studs {Nordstrom Rack, $4.97}
Sunglasses {$4.00}
Hair Ties {Nordstrom only $1!}
Bath & Body Works Handsanitizer

During the summer months, I always carry a huge bag {check out this $9 bucket tote!) to store all my necessary items. Not included in this list is my sunscreen! I usually keep one tube in my car and one in my purse. The essentials are all listed above. I have to wear sunglasses while living in Florida, and I am obsessed with the mirrored lenses in this pair. Hair ties are also important to tie back my hair when it gets too hot outside! I love these because they don't dent your hair and rip it at all. I also carry some coconut or fruity scented hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works. What are some of your summer must-haves!?
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all about loft







I found these amazing Boyfriend Jeans from LOFT the other day and they were only...$4.88! Sometimes the store will have this amazing rack of items from $4.88-$20. Definitely make sure to check it out the next time you are in a LOFT! I also am a huge fan of their Lou & Grey clothes..they are so soft, luxurious, and are great quality. My tank top is Lou & Grey and it is superior quality and so soft to wear during the summertime. My sunnies are Forever 21 aviators, only $5! I hope you have a fantastic Thursday! Make sure to keep up with me on social media links below for much more.

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stripes & gold




Hello friends! Today's post is simple for the summer. A casual strapless striped romper and gold tripe layer necklace. I actually found this Rampage romper at a local thrift store while on vacation. It must have cost under $10! I linked a few great options you can find and buy now--this LOFT option and this Forever 21 pick are my top contenders! Rompers are a summer favorite because they are an entire outfit all in one piece! I also love this one because it has pockets. 

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can't miss memorial day sales 2015


It's Memorial Day everyone! On this day we honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom while serving in the U.S. military. Thank you to all of the members of the military for their dedication and service. It is also the unofficial start to summer. Below I have a list of my top stores to shop at and find some great deals!

Bath & Body Works: EXTRA 20% plus FREE SHIPPING on $50 (code BEACHBASH)

Nordstrom: EXTRA 40% off Women's, Men's & Kid's through 5/31

Old Navy: 50% even clearance STOREWIDE

J.Crew: EXTRA 30% off Clearance (code WEEKEND)

Macy's: EXTRA 20% (code HOORAY)

Forever 21: Buy one get one 50% OFF (code BIG150OFF)

Ulta: 20% off one item in stores (code 306084)

The Body Shop: Buy three get three FREE online

American Eagle: BOGO AEO + Free Shipping

LOFT: EXTRA 40% Full price items


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colorful bright boho






Boutique Dress (borrowed from my sister, $24, $24, $29  ) //
 Dooney & Bourke Crossbody (similar) // Brown Heels (simlar, $25, $26, $49 )

Happy Sunday everyone! This gorgeous and colorful dress is from my sister's closet. She has style that I can describe as American Eagle meets Ralph Lauren--a mix of preppy and boho inspired pieces. Take this dress for example, I absolutely adore the print and the mix of colors. I like to borrow clothes from her because she picks items out that I may not have considered trying out! This boutique dress is very vibrant and I paired it with a red Dooney & Bourke cross body. The brown heels are also a great addition to the boho look. Check out the affordable options that are similar to my outfit below. I hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend! I am spending it with friends and family and also working my summer job. I also have been doing some travels around my hometown, as seen in this post when I visited a new Juice Bar .

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overalls & a juice bar trip







Kate Spade Berkeley Lane Hanna Crossbody // Circle Sunnies (similar, $5!)

My sister and I went on an adventure to find new local restaurants where we grew up. I heard about the new Karma Juice Bar through Facebook, and when I found it it was only a 10 minute drive for a healthy smoothie or snack I needed to try it. I loved the decor in the building--the giant chalkboard, earthy potted plants, and dramatic hanging light-bulbs were so trendy and cool. We chatted with the owners and I expressed my interest in finding a mid-afternoon treat! I ordered a smoothie called the "Cin-ner", which has almond butter, (homemade!) cacao nibs, almond milk, and cinnamon. My sis ordered a green juice with avocados, bananas, and spinach. They both tasted delicious and it was great to know exactly what went into my drink. I can't wait to go back and try some of their snacks, like the banana toast or vegg Check them out on Facebook if you live in the Florida area!

My outfit was put together rather quickly--my summer overalls, a simple black tank, and my black and white Kate Spade crossbody. I love dressing up but this look was a completely casual approach to what I like to wear in the afternoon. My overalls are originally from Wal-Mart are cost $12. Check out some similar options below. Happy Saturday!

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a relaxed & affordable summer look





H&M Top (similar $17) // Cotton On Boyfriend Shorts ($20, $21, $31) //
Kate Spade Crossbody Bag (similar) // Gorjana Taner Bar Mini Triple Layer Necklace (Rocksbox)

Happy Firday! This outfit here is something I would wear walking around town, going to class, or running errands. Nothing is too overdressed in this look. I have owned this H&M top for quite some time and never knew how to style it..until now! I paired it with my Cotton On Boyfriend Shorts for $15 and my Gorjana Necklace for a cool, relaxed outfit. My gold necklace adds a touch of color to the outfit. I was drawn to this top that I purchased for $7 because of it's black and white pattern. It matches my Kate Spade purse (love this option!) nicely, too. 

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swing dress & kendra scott




I wore this dress yesterday for a day full of shopping! I went to two different malls and found some great finds (imitation Vans slip-ons for $5 and a beautiful white summer dress for $5 from Old Navy). I'll be posting about them in no time!

Back to this outfit--I'm wearing an Old Navy swing dress that only cost me $9.98 in the store last week.I linked some under $30 similar options above. The fabric was spandex and rayon so it was stretchy and comfortable for the entire day. I paired this dress with my favorite cobalt Kendra Scott earrings because they were in the same blue family. These are not too heavy on my ears and look so gorgeous with any look! I've worn these earrings quite a few times already, but they are so versatile because I wear a lot of blue. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

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tie dye summer print



 Blue Tie Dye Dress ($26, $26 in black, $27 in brown,) // 
Straw Beach Hat ($32, $40, $48

One of my favorite prints right now is tie dye. A summer hobby of mine is making tie dye printed items. I have attempted to make my own tie dye clothes in the past, but I still need more practice! This casual navy and white tie dye dress is a lovely beach cover up. The lightweight cotton material is nice for super hot days. A cute, floppy straw hat also makes the look beach ready.  I have some affordable options listed below for you to check out! Happy Wednesday!

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favorite summer bottoms

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Old Navy Denim Cut-Offs ($22)
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These are my summer staples in terms of what bottoms I like to wear! They are classic pieces that work so well into my favorite casual summer looks. You will definitely see these pieces reoccurring throughout the summer. I scored the white jeans (seen in my last post!) and old navy cut offs last week. I included some other options that I love which are from Forever 21, JC Penny's, and J.Crew.
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