Thursday, June 30, 2016

What and How to Pack for Vacation

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WHAT TO PACK
1. Lace Tank: H&M // 2. Striped Tee: H&M // 3. Tank: H&M
4. Cami: H&M // 5. Sweater: H&M // 6. Off Shoulder Top: H&M 
7. Romper: H&M ($18) // 8. Straw Hat: H&M ($15) // 9. Black Jeans: H&M ($10)
10. Flip Flops: Tory Burch // 11. Wedge Sandals: Dolce Vita // 12. Dress: H&M ($25)
13. Denim Shorts: H&M // 14. Shorts: H&M
 15. Bikini: Topshop // 16. Small Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // 17. Cover-Up: Topshop (Similar)
18. Earrings: Vanessa Mooney // 19. Shopper Tote: H&M ($18) // 20. Sunglasses: H&M

Today I am guest posting for Carrie over at Curly Crafty Mom, and I am sharing my tips on packing for vacation.  If you are visiting from Curly Crafty Mom - Welcome!

Packing for vacation has always been a bit stressful for me. I struggle figuring out what to pack and how much to pack. I typically spend way too much time packing - and end up bringing far more than I need.  I have found that if I am more strategic upfront in my planning and selecting a color theme - packing is less stressful and done in half the time.

Since I am a neutral person when it comes to clothes, I tend to stick with basic blacks and whites, and then add in a couple of pops of color and/or prints. I find this is an easy way of creating a cohesive packing list - and allowing for the most mixing and matching.

From my packing list above, I have put together 12 different outfits.  Below are six looks - and if you head over to Curly Crafty Mom, you can check out six more outfit ideas.

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To see six more outfit ideas - head over to Curly Crafty Mom.
And, if you are traveling this summer - I hope this guide helps to make packing a little easier.  And, if you are looking for some floaties or flip flops for the beach, you might want to check out these.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One of the Hottest Trends this Summer : LACE




SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Lace Top: H&M // 2. Initial Heart Pendant: Nordstrom // 3. Lace Up Sweater: H&M (Only $8)
4. Jeans: H&M // 5. Saddle Bag: H&M (Only $18) // 6. Shorts: H&M 
7. Tote: Street Level // 8. Lace Up Sandal: Steve Madden // 9. Lipstick: MAC
10. Mascara: MAC // 11. Pineapple Sneakers: Keds

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Three Trends you Need for Summer

espadrille wedge sandals, off the shoulder tops, summer jewelry

ESPADRILLE SHOES
1. Wedge Sandals: Joie // 2. Platform Espadrilles: Loeffler Randall
3. Smoking Slipper: Soludos // 4. Mules: Soludos

OFF THE SHOULDER
5. Top: RahiCali // 6. Top: MISA // 7. Romper: MLM LABEL

SUMMER JEWELRY
8. Earrings: Adia Kibur // 9. Ring: kate spade new york
10. Earrings: Nakamol // 11. Bracelet: Elise M // 12. Ring: Nakamol

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Perfect Summer Dresses

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SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Necklace: BaubleBar // 2. Denim Shirtdress: Madewell // 3. Sunglasses: Prada (40% off)
4. Dress: J. Crew // 5. Tassel Bag: Nordstrom (Only $36)
6. Sandals: Louise et Cie // 7. Lipstick: Bobbi Brown // 8. Sandals: Sole Society


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Perfect Casual Summer Outfit

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 SHOP THE LOOK
1. Lace Tank: H&M // 2. Sunglasses: H&M // 3. Nail Polish: H&M
4. Lipstick: MAC // 5. Printed Shorts: H&M // 6. Straw Beach Tote: Nordstrom
7. Watch: Skagen // 8. Ballet Flats: H&M

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The $50 Moto Jacket you Need Now

50 moto jacket, summer outfits, casual summer outfits

SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Tank: H&M // 2. Sunglasses: Quay Australia // 3. Tank: H&M (Only $10)
 4. White Jeans: H&M (Only $20) // 5. Moto Jacket: H&M (Under $50 // 6. Bag: Phase 3 (Only $58)
7. Jeans: H&M (Only $20) // 8. Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff
9. Mascara: NARS // 10. Lipstick: NARS // 11. Sneakers: Vince (50% off)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What to take to the Beach or Pool


SHOP THE POST
1. Candy Floatie: SunnyLife // 2. Popsicle Floatie: SunnyLife // 3. Duck Floatie: SunnyLife
4. Whale Floatie: SunnyLife  // 5. Flip Flops: Kate Spade New York // 6. Sandals: Charlotte Olympia
7. Flip Flops: Havaianas // 8. Cheeseburger Beach Blanket: Gift Boutique // 9. Pizza Beach Blanket: Gift Boutique
10. Football: SunnyLife // 11. Donut Beach Blanket: Gift Boutique // 12. Portable Barbecue: SunnyLife
13. Playing Cards (Waterproof): SunnyLife // 14. Picnic Basket: SunnyLife
15. Bocce Set: SunnyLife // 16. Watermelon Ball: SunnyLife

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Black and White Summer Dresses


SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Necklace: H&M // 2. Dress: Topshop // 3. Dress: H&M
4. Cross body Bag: Cesca (Also in Cognac and Nude) // 5. Strappy Heels: Topshop
6. Lip Gloss: YSL // 7. Wedge Sandals: Louise et Cie (40% off) (Also in Cognac)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Day to Night Looks for a Beach Vacation

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SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Straw Hat: H&M // 2. Cover Up: Topshop // 3. Jumpsuit: Topshop
4. One Piece Swimsuit: Topshop (Similar here) // 5. Lip Oil: Clarins // 6. Summer Glow: Clarins
7. Straw Tote: H&M (Only $25) // 8. Flip Flops: Tory Burch (Similar under $50) // 9. Wedge Sandal: Nine West (Only $65)





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dressy and Casual Summer Outfits

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SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Necklace: H&M // 2. Wrap Dress: Topshop // 3. Sunglasses: Ray Ban (On Sale!)
4. Baseball Cap: H&M // 5. Striped Dress: Topshop  // 6. Shoulder Bag: Vince Camuto
7. Shoulder Bag: Louise et Cie (Chloe dupe - for a lot less!) // 8. Sandal: H&M (Also in white)
9. Lipstick: MAC // 10. Lip Pencil: MAC // 11. Wedge Sandals: MARC FISHER LTD (Also here)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Blogging Tips: Photography and Photoshop



Tip #6: PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP
This is our final week of our blogging tips series.  Thank you so much for joining us - and I hope it has been helpful.  For our last week, we are sharing our tips on photography and Photoshop.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day: Red & Blue Outfit Ideas

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 SHOP THE LOOKS
1. Striped Tee: H&M (Only $15) // 2. Striped Tee: H&M // 3. Shorts:  H&M 
4. White Jeans: H&M // 5. Nail Polish: Essie // 6. Tote: Street Level
7. Sneakers: Converse // 8. Sandals: H&M (Only $30)