Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One Shoulder Tassel Dress

turquoise earrings, almost exact dupes here (only $34) // David Yurman link bracelet
Revlon lip crayon in "unapologetic"

We all know that the off shoulder trend is here to stay this summer... but I personally love the one shoulder look - it's a little different, and just as cute! This one shouldered tassel dress is probably my favorite dress in my closet right now (FYI the original color is located here but it's sold out). I kept my accessories neutral, except for the earrings! I LOVE pops of turquoise right now, and these earrings are almost an exact dupe for my Oscar de la Renta ones.

Did everyone have a good long weekend?! Who is caught up on Bachelorette? I had some friends over last night to watch it... we can't get over how CRAZY Chad is. It seemed like they gave Chad more air time last night than they did JoJo! I can't figure out which guys I like this season... it doesn't seem like there are many good ones :/ What are your thoughts?! 


Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Tory Burch sandals (in the color "sand patent"), these Tory Burch sandals are on sale

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I wore this outfit to the pool last week when we were still at Ocean Isle... I am so so in love with this flounce bikini top and it comes in several different colors and patterns! The lace shorts are from my trip to St. Lucia but there are some sizes still left. I love the stripes and lace paired together (but it would also be cute with jean shorts!).

I hope everyone has today off... and that you get to relax! And that you also take today to remember the men and women who have served to protect our country... the real reason we are celebrating today.


P.S. For the full round-up of Memorial Day Sales, see this post.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Your Complete Guide to Memorial Day Sales!

Happy Friday, and more importantly, happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! There are tons of amazing sales going on this weekend, I've included my top product picks, and then a full roundup of sales below.

NORDSTROM // Up to 40% off, including major designers like Tory Burch handbags & Michele watches

ASOS // Extra 20% off with code HISUMMER... lots of classic & summery dresses

OLD NAVY // Extra 50% off select styles, including this adorable scalloped bikini

J.CREW // 40% off with code WEEKEND... I am absolutely smitten with these earrings

ANN TAYLOR // 50% off full-price purchases & extra 40% off sale with code SUMMER50
ANTHROPOLOGIE // Extra 30% off all sale items
ASOS // Extra 20% off with code HISUMMER
BANANA REPUBLIC // Extra 40% off with code BRTAKE40
BLOOMINGDALES // Take an extra 20% off select sale items with code BROWNBAG
EXPRESS // 15% off your purchase with code 9492
FARFETCH // Up to 50% off
FREE PEOPLE // Additional 25% off all sale items
FURBISH STUDIO // 20% off site wide with code ALLTHETHINGS
J.CREW // 40% off your purchase with code WEEKEND
J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything
KATE SPADE // Extra 25% off sale items with code SPEECHLESS
LOFT // 60% off select items and all sale styles, plus 40% off new arrivals
MACY'S // Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + free shipping at $50 with code MEMDAY
MADEWELL // Extra 20% off sale styles with code META20
MINTED // 15% off all wedding and kids' essentials with code MEMORIAL16
NASTY GAL // extra 40% off all markdowns 
NORDSTROM // Up to 40% off 
OLD NAVY // Extra 50% off select styles 
POTTERY BARN // Up to 25% off with code SAVEMORE
SAM EDELMAN // 30% off site wide with code VIPSUMMER
SHOPBOP // New markdowns 
SIGMA BEAUTY // 20% off site wide with code MEMORIAL20
SOLE SOCIETY // 50% off select styles
URBAN OUTFITTERS // 25% off shorts and graphic tees

What are everyone's plans for this weekend?! I am heading back to Winston today... we plan to grill out and hang out by the pool all weekend! 

Happy shopping!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Seas the Moment

on me: swimsuit top // swimsuit bottoms // one piece version available HERE
turquoise tassel earrings, similar here for only $34
on my mom: Tara Grinna tankini (a local brand!) // Gucci sunglasses

There are two types of people in this world: mountain people and beach people. Some prefer the the solitude and wonder of the mountains... others find no greater joy than by the sea. You can probably guess which type of person I am :) Ever since I was young, I have loved being by the ocean. It may sound dumb, but my soul feels at peace at the beach - and for one week of the year, everything is right in the world. My dad and I love taking long beach walks, and we have some of our best and deepest life conversations during those times. And my mom and I... we just love being silly together! The only thing we are missing this year is my brother, who is working in Japan. We miss you Chris!

On to the outfit... I am loving this colorful swimsuit top and bottoms (you may recognize them because I also have the one piece version). But my favorite part of the whole outfit is actually the beach cover-up! The lace detailing absolutely gorgeous in person, and so are the little sunflowers that line the top. I would live in it if I could!

Your turn - are you a beach person or mountain person? I'd love to know!

Also! Don't forget about the big sale going on right now, I blogged about it yesterday. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday! xoxo


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Outfits I've Worn that are on Sale...

Happy Wednesday! Today's a good day, because one of my favorite retailers is having their half-yearly sale just in time to snag some new clothes for Memorial Day Weekend. I've rounded up a bunch of outfits that are now marked 40 or 50% off! My favorites include this sun hat (you've seen me wear it a billion times) and these platform sandals. Scroll down for more sale items!

printed scallop bikini top (40% off) // scallop bikini bottoms (in white - 40% off) 
similar straw hat (50% off)

lace trim halter top (40% off) //  platform sandals (40% off) // white pants 

lace trim halter top (40% off) //  platform sandals (40% off)

embroidered camisole (40% off) // embroidered cotton shorts (40% off) // similar straw hat (50% off)

Nanette Lepore one piece swimsuit (marked down from $140)

A few affordable outfits from this past week...

Even a bunch of designer handbags and accessories are on sale too! If you get two-day shipping, everything should be here for Memorial Day weekend. It's not on sale, but I ordered this romper for the weekend - it's absolutely GORG in person.

Happy shopping!



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ice Cream Daze

Urban Outfitters panama hat //  jean shorts, similar here (I like the "indigo" color)

I love Urban Outfitters for their affordable, trendy clothing items and handbags. The suede cross body bag reminds me of a Chloe bag that's in stores now... but it's less than $40! And don't get me started on this off shoulder top. I love the blue embroidery on it and the little button detailing on the front. It doesn't have to be worn how I'm wearing it, it can also be worn on the shoulders. I've also worn this panama hat almost every day since I've been at the beach. It's the perfect lightweight summer hat... and it doesn't fly off my head every time the wind blows like some hats - it actually fits! Check out some more of my picks from Urban Outfitters below.

On another note... we have had ice cream almost every single night at the beach! Both my dad and Papa LOVE dessert and drag our whole family to the ice cream shop every night (I'm not complaining). Although I do feel like I'm in an ice cream coma every day. LOL.



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