Summer Trends: Straw Bags

Outfit Details || Tote: c/o Vera Bradley || Hat: Target || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley ||

One of my favorite summer trends has been the straw tote.  I am not sure if it is truly the idea of a straw tote or just this gorgeous one from Vera Bradley. The best part is it is currently on sale!   I got this tote in late March, and I have gotten so much use out of it!  It came with me on Spring in Florida.  It was perfect for the beach to carry all of my important items, and for evenings out!  Straw totes are not just vacations.  I have used it as my everyday bag at home too!  It has been the perfect accessory!

Discolure:  This post was done in collaboration with Vera Bradley and contains affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

As you can tell I have gotten so much use at of my fun tote!  It can be dressed up or dressed down.  What is your favorite summer accesory?

 

 

Feminine Details

 

Outfit Details || Dress: Loft || Earrings: Sugar Fix || Sandals: Macy’s || Necklace: Kendra Scott ||

 

I have been secretly obsessing over this dress ever since I found it on Loft’s website.  I feel in love with the feminine details with the ruffled sleeves, and the faux wrap look.  I kept telling myself that I couldn’t justify this dress at $100.  The fact that it wasn’t school appropriate was the biggest road block in my mind.  Unfortunately, the cold shoulder aspect of this dress is not appropriate for school.

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Then came the 4th of July sale.  I stopped in to see if there wasn’t anything I could live without.  Again, I found myself eyeing this dress and decided to try it on.  Secretly, I was hoping that I would hate the fit and I could move on.  Unfortunately, I fell even more in love with this dress.  I loved the fit and it made me feel girly!  After I left Loft, I called hubby and told him I bought a total frivolous dress and he needed to take me on a date!

 

Last Friday evening, my mom offered to watch the boys so we decided a night out was a must!  We went to dinner at my favorite Japanese Steakhouse.  We ate way to much so we decided to go walk at Jefferson Pointe, our local outdoor mall.  There was an outdoor concert so we got to enjoy some 80’s rock.  Hubby was in heaven!  I got so many compliments on this pretty dress it made it worth while.

 

I felt that this dress spoke for itself so I kept the accessories simple.  I went with my favorite Kendra Scott necklace that adjusts to the perfect length.  I then added Sugar Fix earrings to pull the look together.  I loved how it turned out and I felt great about myself.  What have you resisted buying only to give in and fall in love?

 

 

Girl’s Night Out

A few nights ago, I met up with some of my favorite ladies from work at a new restaurant in town.  It seems like it has been ages since I have had a girl’s night out!  With summer break, we tend to lose touch with the craziness.  I know with the boys’ schedules there hasn’t been much downtime.  I had a great time catching up with everyone.  It was an evening spent laughing and chatting.

Outfit Details || Top: Old || Jeans: Urban Hippie || Kimono: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Sandals: c/o PicknPay || Purse: c/o Vera Bradley || Sunglasses: Loft || Jewelry: Kendra Scott || Bracelet:  c/o Wink of Pink ||

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Outer Grace Boutique and contains affiliate links.   All thoughts and opinions are my own.

MY LOOK

When deciding what to wear I knew that I want to wear jeans.  I typically get really cold when I go to restaurants so I decided to dress in layers.  I knew that I wanted to wear this kimono from Outer Grace Boutique that I picked up last week.  I loved the floral details and the slight ruffled bottom!  I was drawn to this kimono, because of the ruffles and the colors.  This will be a great piece that I can transition into the early fall.

I debated between a cream tank or this bright yellow.  I decided (with some help from friends) on the yellow.  I love the color yellow, and whenever I wear it I feel happy!   I also thought the yellow helped bring out some of the colors in the flowers.

 

I have been wanting to add turquoise to every look this summer.  I decided to add it to this look through my Vera Bradley  cross body.  I love the additional pop of color that this bag brings to so many of my looks.  Since I already had pops of color through my jewelry, top, and bag I wanted to keep my shoes neutrals.  The cognac color with the gold details of these sandals were the perfect pair for this look.

I kept my accessories simple and went with some of my favorite pieces.  This bracelet from Wink of Pink is one that I wear on a weekly basis. It is perfect for creating fun arm parties.  I decided to add my Kendra Scott bracelets for a finishing touch.  What are your favorite looks for a girl’s night out?

 

Summer Uniform

When I saw this print at Loft I knew I needed to add it to my closet!  This fun print came in a top, dress, and these darling shorts!  All of these pieces are also currently 50% off.  I have a thing for shorts that have a print to them, so of course I went with the shorts!  I have worn them a few different ways that you can check out on Instagram, but I have loved this look the best.

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Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft || Tank: Loft (similar) || Jean Jacket: Old || Necklace: Kate Spade || Sandals: Macy’s || Sunglasses: Oakley’s ||

 

I spend three mornings a week from 7:45- 12:00 at the ball diamond with my boys.  Getting dressed in the morning on these days are always a bit tough, because temps drastically change in that 4 hour time frame.  When I am in doubt on what to wear I go back to my summer uniform.  This always includes cute shorts, a tank, and simple jewelry.  What is your go to style in the summer?

 

 

 

Boho Chic with 4 Easy Pieces

One of my favorite fall and spring look is boho chic.  What is boho chic do you ask?  I define it as a loose, breezy, style that is comfortable and looks great.  Here is 4 easy pieces that you need to create a great boho look.  Most of the pieces that I am showcasing are older, but I have linked similar items to help you recreate a similar style.

 

 

ONE Kimonos!

Kimonos are a closet staple when trying to create a boho look!  I love how they can be worn with so many different pieces.  You can pair them with a dress, skirt, or shorts!  Kimonos can be dressed up or dressed down.  I paired my favorite floral and lace trimmed kimono with a pair of skinny jeans for work.

 

 

TWO Flowy Tanks!

I absolutely LOVE flowy tanks!  I have a huge section of them in my closet.  They are easy to throw on again with just about anything.  My favorite way to wear them in the spring is layered with a kimono or a cardigan.  In the summer there is nothing better than a tank and a pair of cut offs!  Here are some of my current favorites!

 

 

 

 

Three Pendant Necklaces!

Pendent necklaces are another closet staple!  There are so many ways that you can wear them! This one from Premier Designs is old, but one of my favorite go to pieces!  Here are some of my favorite pendants.  Some, I have in my closet.

 

 

 

 

Four Statement Earrings

Another piece that helps make a boho look complete is a pair of statement earrings.  These yet again are a closet staple for me!  I know, I know I keep saying all these things are a closet staple, but I truly believe that they are!  They are interchangeable in so many looks!  Just buying these pieces will help expand your wardrobe and add a little spice to your closet!

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links and was done in collaboration with Sugar Fix for Target.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.