Dream Believe Achieve

May 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

When summer rolls around down here in Florida it comes with inhuman heat and humidity, which only wreaks havoc on my hair (even after an hour in front of a hairdryer I still end up with frizzy hair)!  So lately I’ve been air drying to camouflage the frizz and although I am not 100 percent sold on it, it’s easy to do. I use the hanna thermal protectant oil and Sally Hershberger Shagg Spray that I found for only $2.99 at Ross to get a piece-y look and it works great.  Along with the big hair that I to call “beachy waves” I like to keep my outfits easy and comfy as well.  I tend to keep my focus on tops because bottoms always consist of cut off shorts, a cotton mini or rolled up jeans.  Every year I get on a new kick: last year I was all about asymmetrical tanks and this year it’s graphic tees.   I got this one from Shopbop and although a little bit more than I usually pay for tee, it’s totally worth it!  It’s got a roomy fit which is perfect for summer; the length makes it look like a perfectly worn-in mens tee and my favorite part is the length of the sleeves – its just long enought to be able to give it a nice roll if I’m in the mood too.

What I’m Wearing:

Sincerely Jules Graphic Tee c/o Shopbop

White Skinny Jeans $14.99 at Marshall’s

Pointy Toe Pumps (also seen here) – $25.50 from Charlotte Russe

Necklace & Bracelet c/o Twisted Silver

Bag c/o meet mark

Chambray Top – $9 at Walmart

2013 Summer Bathing Suit Trends

February 12, 2013 by  
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When it comes to bathing suits I need to have variety because they’re worn year round here in Florida.  For the most part it’s nice to be able to strolll on the beach any time of the year, but it can be a bit exhausting thinking about being bathing suit ready ALL YEAR!  With that in mind I treat my bathing suits like I do my clothes.  I look for trends and fits that flatter, rather than the itsy bitsy bikini (although I do keep one handy for those days I’m feeling brave) and I also keep an eye out for pieces that can be mixed and matched.  This year women’s swimwear is so fun and playful!  I’m loving the retro fits that are fun and flirty, color blocked two pieces that are great for mixing and matching and classic nautical stripes that never go out of style making them a great investment.  Tip: Tempted to stick to a one piece?  Try a tankini instead (see below). They give you the coverage and the option of swapping out the top or bottom for a sexier look.  Which ever style you decide to go with, Anne Cole swimwear has got you covered.  Check out my favorite bathing suits under $100.

Color Blocking: A trendy color block bikini with just the right amount of coverage!  Tip: Tie a large bright scarf off your beach bag and later on you can use it as a shrug. Color Block One Piece – $66

Stripes: This striped bikini is perfect to mix with solid pieces like the one below. Tip: When choosing stripes keep in mind that the smaller they are the smaller you look. Camel In The Sand Bikini – $36

Classics: A navy bikini is always in style and a must have for mixing and macthing. Tip: When mix and matching swimsuit pieces opt for a solid bottom.  It’s a lot easier to wear a printed top than bottom. Marilyn Halter Side Tie Bikini – $31.50

Retro: A floral print tankini is perfect for stylish moms on the go.  Tip: Keep a cotton cardigan on hand if you plan on making it a whole day at the beach. Desert Floral Tankini – $46.50

Summer Basic: A solid black swimsuit is just like your favorie little black dress – easy to wear for day or night.  Tip: Keep a maxi skirt tucked in your beach bag and you’re good to go for dinner or a stroll on the boardwalk. Lingerie Malliot One Piece  – $78

Stylish:  A embellished one piece swimsuit screams glamour!  It’s the bathing suit you take on your vacation and then sit by the pool and sip on a pina colada! 🙂 Beaded Bikini– $52

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Outta My Bag: Yellow Pullover

January 23, 2013 by  
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I totally forgot that I bought this yellow sweater which I bought at Ross for only $6.99.  It’s super easy to layer and I love the color. 🙂

 

What I’m Wearing:

Yellow Pullover – $6.99 at Ross

Black Jeggings – $19.99 at Marshalls

Plaid Button Down – $12.99 at Marshalls

Necklace – $10 at Target

Mossimo Animal Print Heels – $14.99 at Target

Studded Clutch from Yesstyle

Levi’s Denim Jacket c/o my dad 🙂

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New Year New Hairstyle

January 22, 2013 by  
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I used to get easily bored by my hair style and color.  I’ve had my hair super short (think Drew Barrymore’s Guess ads and Winona Ryder in’ Reality Bites – yeah that short!).  Then I switched to a angled bob, which I actually loved but I was way too lazy to be trimming it every three weeks.  The long layered style I have now is the longest I’ve had a style and I do love it (the color is whole other story).  The ombre style is my favorite and easiest for me but I get bored easily.

Zooey Deschanel  style bangs are so cute and I’m tempted to give bangs a shot. But, to confuse things, I really really love Olivia Palermo‘s hair style just as much.  What to do!  Check out some of inspirations below.

Must Have Monday: Contrast Trim Clutch

January 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I tend to buy a handbag and wear it to death BUT I’m constantly on the look out for a cute clutch (especially one’s that have a detachable strap – that’s double win for me).  Clutches are fun, great for day to night looks, and easy to grab and go, which why I usually have one stashed inside my handbag.  This contrast trim clutch from Yeswalker is PERFECT!  Not only does it have the detachable strap that I love but it also has a strap on the outside flap that makes it that much easier to run around with.

Contrast Trim Clutch – $28 at Yeswalker.com

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