Each year I look forward to seeing what the new fashion trends will be. Every site has a different idea of what will be in for the upcoming year. I have been working on this post for quite a while cultivating a list of the top fashion trends for 2018. Some of the trends are carried over from 2017, and I have to say that I am not mad about it! Many of the lists I found for the top trends had different items listed, but I choose trends that kept reappearing to focus on! I would love to hear what you think about the ones that I have chosen to include! Are you loving or hating the year’s trends?
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!
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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?
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?
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.
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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 Boutiquethat 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 Pinkis 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?
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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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?