Beach Vibes

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Beach Vibes

Tassel Tunic: HERE

I’ve raved about this look before, but today I had to lay out the deets for y’all.

This coverup tunic is super affordable from Forver21 and it even comes with a matching clutch!!

I love that it is so colorful, because it will coordinate with so much more that way!

Hat: HERE; Sunnies: HERE

How amazing is that?

Now, you can head down to the beach in style and not have to worry about giving up your style factor in the process…

Plus, I added this hat and matching sunnies to coordinate with these fun finds.

One thing I love about this coverup is that it feels covered up, while still fun and flirty.

The long sleeves are great for those chilly sea breezes and they help with preventing those unwanted sunburns, too 😉

Now, when I need to leave the pool and head to grab a little ‘rita or a bucket of guac, I will feel much more comfortable, rather than lettin’ it all hang out…

You feel me, ladies?!?

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces are you playing around with in your closet this week?

What is your go-to coverup?  Please share in the comments!

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One Shoulder Ruffle Dreams

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One Shoulder Ruffle Dreams

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Shirt: HERE; Shorts: HERE;

Sandals, Old NY&Company, but similar HERE

My ruffle fascination continues, friends…

This top is poppin’ up everywhere this summer, and after slipping it on for the first time, I could definitely see why!

Not only is it flirty and fun, but it is very comfortable.

Some off the shoulder and one shoulder tops are super annoying because they continue to slip down requiring you to tug at them all.day.long.

THIS top stays put without the need to continually adjust.  SCORE!

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Earrings: Kendra Scott

I paired this look with my fave Kendra Scott earrings, because once you add a staple like these, they tend to frequent the accessory rotation.

I love that the subtle glisten created by the mother of pearl paired with the flirty ruffles give off an extra dainty vibe.

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I chose simple white shorts for this look.  But, almost any bottom would pair nicely with this top.

Skirts.  Jeans.  White pants.  You name it!

The versatility of this top is just another one of the several reasons to love this top!

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Gold is one of my all-time fave colors.  I love that it is a neutral, but it is such a POP!

These gold sandals in particular are so comfortable I wear them almost every day in the summer.

In fact, I wish I had bought two pair!

Tip: It’s nice to have a few statement shoes in your closet, but definitely stock up on staple shoes as well.  These gold shoes qualify as the perfect staple summer sandal.

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I’ve shown y’all this embroidered / tassel clutch many times before because I can NOT get enough of it.

I wish I could carry it in the fall / winter because I would probably never need another clutch again…ha!

The tassels are fun and the detail in the embroidery is stunning, to say the least!

Here’s a closer look at my fave summer clutch:

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I chose to pull my hair back once we were at dinner because it was very breezy that night…cue the flyaway hair craziness!!!

My go-to hairstyle is a side pony.  You may think that a side pony sounds dated (think the 90s…), but if you execute it correctly, it is so 2017!

I always keep mine very low and try not to go too poofy with the curls…

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Earrings: Kendra Scott

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces are you playing around with in your closet this week?

Please share in the comments!

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Maxi Dress Magic

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Maxi Dress Magic

Dress: HERE; Earrings: HERE

Blue and white.  Classic summer staple colors.

Throw in some fun accessories, and you’ve got yourself a go-to frock.

Add extreme comfort, and, well, you’ve got an everyday look for this girl…

The second I tried this halter maxi dress on, I knew I was sold.  The material is so soft and the fit is amazing.

With a fitted bodice that instantly floats away from those tricky problem areas, there’s just another reason to add this look to your closet.

There is a modest slit right up the middle of the dress which gives you just enough of that visual oompf that we ladies love to rock.

Plus, just look at the detailing of the design, specifically the way the zigzags are positioned, it’s almost a slimming illusion…SCORE!

Even though this dress is a halter neck style, the designers still managed to keep it interesting with a criss-cross feature.

I love how the material draws your attention up to your face…thereby giving you the perfect opportunity to showcase some showstopper earrings!

And, if you’re going to be showing off your earrings, you might as well add a subtle touch of bling to your wrist, too…

Bracelets: Forever21 Old, similar HERE

Summer style is all about cooling comfort, especially if you live in the south.

This dress will keep you breezy, but give you that “just-stepped-off-the-runway” vibe.

Plus, for those of you that like a twirl skirt, this dress will give you many reasons to bust out a twirl.

Or ten… 😉

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces are you playing around with in your closet this week? Please share in the comments!

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Fiery Fun Fiesta Frock

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Fiery Fun Fiesta Frock

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Jumpsuit: HERE; Shoes: HERE

Earrings: HERE; Purse: HERE

See all those toys in that pool in the pic?!?  Yeah.  We know how to party like it’s 1999… 😉

But seriously, this girl wanted to take the fun factor up a notch on the vacay.  The second I laid my eyes on this fiery red number, I was checking the mailbox for its delivery.

Also, as the self proclaimed, Jumpsuit Queen, you can imagine that the fact that this was a jumpsuit rather than a dress, etc. was just icing on that big ole beautiful cake.

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I love that not only do you get that PUNCH of color with this piece, there’s all these fun, intriguing details about it, too.

The flutter sleeves are darling and that halter neck is just the coolest.

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I added some pom pom earrings, because duh… but really because I thought what better way to make this outfit really fiesta worthy!

Here’s a closer look at the poms:

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Since I was wearing poms on my ears, I thought I would finish out the ensemble with a few more punches of pom,

So I added a vibrant pom pom accent purse and heels:

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Closer look here:

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I have to add that this jumpsuit is super comfy and surprisingly moveable which is great for wrangling wiggly, giggly toddlers 😉

Plus, if you’re anything like me, coordinating is a must.  Red is SUPER easy to coordinate and makes everyone have that pop!

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The restaurant even cut up a strawberry to “compliment” my “red rose” look…

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NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces are you playing around with in your closet this week?

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The Cutest Coverups

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The Cutest Coverups

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It is SO important for outfits to play double duty on vacay.  This helps with packing purposes, but also for your sanity when prepping your wardrobe!

I particularly love little cotton dresses that are perfect to throw over a bathing suit, but are dressy enough to scoot over to a restaurant, shopping, etc.

It can be so frustrating to be lounging at the pool and then have to go all the way back to the room to change before grabbing a bite to eat.

THIS dress fixes that problem for you!

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The fabric is so soft to the touch, and the tassel detailing makes it on trend as well. SCORE!

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Pair this dress with a comfy, cute flat and you are ready for anything your fun afternoon brings.

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I’ve linked some other really cute options for you here:

Photos: S hein

Yellow: HERE; Red Stripe: HERE ; Black and White Gingham: HERE

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces are you playing around with in your closet this week?

Ever tried the tassel trend?  Please share in the comments!

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Tassel Trend Moment

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Tassel Trend Moment

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Romper: HERE; Also HERE

If you follow any fashion bloggers, you have likely seen this frock once or maybe a million times…

This blue tassel romper moment is apparently quite the rage these days.

I found over 10 retailers that carry this exact romper!!  BUT, you know me.  I hunted for the best deal for all of us [HIGH FIVE] and found a killer deal! 😉

Cue my happy face:

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Sandals: Old, Forever21; similar HERE

You can get this romper, which regularly sells for anywhere from $65 to over $100 for  …wait for it ….

$ 28!!

I don’t even have to tell you that’s a steal!!  I mean just look at the details on this gorgeous piece:

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I paired my romper with some nude ankle strap sandals, Kendra Scott earrings and sunnies.

Speaking of the earrings, here is a closer look:

The mother of pearl pairs nicely with the crisp white background of the romper material.  And, I mean, they’re Kendra Scott.  So, you can’t go wrong! 😉

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Earrings: HERE

The really cool thing about these earrings is I got them for a great deal, too! HA!  Homegirl LOVES a deal.

One of my dear friends invited me to a Color Bar Party at Kendra Scott…have you heard about Color Bar?!?  You can design your own earrings…even pick out the actual stones that will be placed in your earrings!

Plus, if you attend a Color Bar Party, you get a discount.  AND, it just so happened that this party occurred in my birthday month which meant I got an even better discount on top of the party discount! SCORE!

TIP: Always play it smart when purchasing higher dollar items like jewelry.  Look out for deals or discounts.  It’s smart to save 😉

With all these great deals PLUS the romper is fully lined, the embroidery is stunning and the tassels…well, it all just makes me do a happy dance:

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Have you been pondering the thought of trying out this tassel trend for a while?

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Well, if so, Hop on this Tassel Train!  Because I’ll tell you, tassels are just plain fun!

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces are you playing around with in your closet this week?

Ever tried the tassel trend?  Please share in the comments!

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DIY Summer Style

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DIY Summer Style

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Shirt: Forever21, old, similar HERE; Shorts: HERE; Purse: Forever21, old, similar HERE;

Shoes: HERE; Sunnies: HERE

We recently returned from vacay in Los Cabos.

One of my fave things about prepping for vacation is preppin’ my looks…

Anyone with me on this?

I almost get more excited about the evenings out (read: opportunities to display my newest chic find 😉 ) than I do the hours spent lounging in the surf.

Ok.

I said almost

When I started prepping for this trip, I was extra excited.  Because Mexico is so vibrant and colorful and such a wonderful place that embraces all kinds of different styles.

And nothing says Mexico-style more than bright colors and POM POMS.  AM I RIGHT?!?

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Well, I wanted a fun shirt with lots of sass.  After searching high and low, I never could find one with enough “pizazz” for my taste.

So I made my own.

And you can, too!

I found an off the shoulder ruffle chambray dress from Forever21 and chopped it off to make a shirt.  Then, I had my precious seamstress (whom I adore!) add some pom pom ribbon that I picked up at Hobby Lobby HERE for super cheap (used my 40% off coupon – YES MA’AM!).  And voila! I became my own designer in no time!  DIY SUMMER STYLE FOR LESS!

I wanted that extra fun and fanciful “dancin’ pom pom” look that I was so desperately searching for (well, at least for under $30!!).

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To finish off my look, I added white shorts and red kitten heels.  I must say, the locals at the taco joint that night were diggin’ my tropical / pom pom Princess vibes 😉

I loved pretending to be a designer for a day, and plan on dreamin’ up some new looks soon!

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NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

Have you DIY-ed any looks you could share with us?!? Please share in the comments!

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Embroidered Elegance

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Embroidered Elegance

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SkirtHERE; same print in dress HERE

Sunnies: HERE

Shoes: HERE

Do you have any brunches, baby showers and / or weddings coming up?

I’m guessing the answer is yes to at least one of those.  And if not one of those, I’m guessing you’ve got a dressy occasion on the summer horizon…

Well, if you do, this skirt is for YOU!  I named this post “Embroidered Elegance” because I find embroidery to be one of the daintiest and most elegant trends we’ve got goin’ on these days.  “Trend” is really not the correct word, because embroidered frocks are classic pieces you can always rock.

Detail. Detail. Detail.  Can you even handle the detail of this skirt?!?

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When I saw this skirt, I knew it needed to be hanging in my closet.  And when I discovered it’s ridiculously inexpensive price tag, well, let’s just say I did a happy dance.

 I paired mine with a simple turtleneck and pearl necklace:

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BUT, you could totally put a bow blouse with this to change the look:

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Bow Blouse: HERE

I finished off this look with some super fun (and affordable…SCORE!) stilettos:

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Photo: Forever21

Shoes: HERE

NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces of your wardrobe are you having fun with this week? Please share in the comments!

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The Lilly Look for Less

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The Lilly Look for Less

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Dress: HERE

If you’re from the south, you’ve heard of Lilly Pulitzer.

And if you’ve heard of Lilly Pulitzer, you know that her clothes are legendarily “stand-out-in-the-crowd-chic.”

You also know…well…you know she isn’t always easy on the ‘ole pocketbook….

But, have no fear!  I have found a way to still rock those vibrant prints and darlin’ details for less!

MudPie happens to have a line of dresses that are eerily similar to the real deal.

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Pink Dress: HERE; Blue Dress: HERE (ON SALE!! For $29!!)

These dresses are perfect for just about any occasion (except for formal, of course) 😉

They are comfy, lightweight and just plain FUN!

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To really set your southern Lilly vibe in to overdrive, make sure to select the perfect sunnies to accompany your look…Today, I’m sharing my fave pair!

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Sunnies: HERE ($ 9 or 2 pairs for $ 15)

TIP: Unless you are meticulously careful with your accessories, I suggest purchasing super cheap sunglasses.  If you are anything like me, you have already gone through two pair this year and it’s not even summer yet!!  That’s why I chose Charming Charlie for my sunglasses this year.  The selection is super affordable and very on trend…win win!

BONUS FOR ALL THE MOMMAS! These dresses come in MINI ME VERSIONS!

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Yes.  Your children can rock Lilly for less, too 😉  This little combo above happened to be our Mother’s Day frocks…and I gotta tell you, they were quite the popular choice!  The girls were comfy all day and the fact that we matched was just icing on our Lilly-wannabe cake!

So, if you have been looking for a dressy casual, Lilly-ish look for the warmer weather, you have scored in a major way today my friend!  Happy shopping 😉

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NOTE: As always, sharing fashion inspiration with y’all is super fun, but please remember most importantly, that true beauty is found within : “[T]he Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b

What pieces of your wardrobe are you having fun with this week? Please share in the comments!

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Fab FriYAY Five

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Summer Shoe Staples

Fab FriYAY Five is a weekly listing of my five favorite products, verses, quotes, crafts or ideas of the week – hope you will discover some new favorite items, too!

This week, I am sharing my top 5 picks for summer shoes 😉

(1)  Pom Pom / Tassel Sandals – You knew the second you saw shoes, there would be some pom pom ones included, didn’t you?!?  Ha!  Well, if you did, then you know me 😉   If you are lookin’ to hop on the hottest summer trend (aka pom pom / tassels), then look no further.  These are all the rage and SO adorable on!

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1-Pom Pom Ankle Sandals (Upper Left) – HERE (Side note: these are the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever owned…)

2-Large Pom Pom Sandals (Middle Right) – HERE

3-Tassel and Pom Pom Sandals (Lower Left) – HERE

Photos: Forever21 and GoodNight Macaroon respectively

(2) Fun, Vibrant Printed Slides  – Slides are another big trend this summer!  I am so grateful, because is anything as comfy (and easy) as simply slippin’ into your shoe for the day?!?  These would be adorable paired with a fun off the shoulder top or even a white tee and jeans!blogashoesreal

Blue Striped Bow SandalsHERE

Red Gingham Bow SandalsHERE

Photos: GoodNight Macaroon

(3) Classic Ankle Strap Block Heels – Easy peasy.  These are beautiful, classic shoes that will never go out of style!  You can pair these with jeans, skirts, dresses…even shorts, if you’re daring 😉  I would suggest purchasing a neutral to start with and then branch out for some fun with color!

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All three of these styles / colors can be found right HERE.

Photos: DSW

(4) Beaded Sandals – If pom poms and tassels are not your thing, maybe this beaded trend is more up your alley…  With just enough flair to keep you starin’, these pretties are sure to go with any summer frock!

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Beaded Fringe FlatsHERE

Beaded Gladiator SandalsHERE

Beaded Thong SandalsHERE

Photos Forever21 and DSW respectively

(5) Scalloped Flats and / or Heels – It’s all in the details…  These shoes, while simple, have a mega chic factor.  By simply cutting the straps using scalloping, the designers knew they were adding an extra eye-catching value.  If you are searching for a neutral with a little oompf…this is your shoe!

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Both shoes are by Chinese Laundry but available at different stores.  See below for details! 

Gold Scalloped Flats – HERE

Gold Scalloped Heels – HERE

Photos: DSW and Macy’s respectively

TIP: Some of the shoes I showed here are closer to the $100 price range than I normally go for, however, all of these shoes are located on websites with excellent coupons / discount days, etc.  So, make sure to look out for coupons and / or check out sites such as retailmenot.com before purchasing to make sure you get the best deal! 😉

NOTE: I do not receive any form of commission or affiliate revenue from any of my product endorsements.  These are simply just products I really love and thought you may love them, too!

What were some of your favorite products this week?

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