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With April showers gone (fingers crossed), and May flowers upon us, you can bet that means Spring fashion is about to be in full force. If you weren’t already craving pastel colors and skimpier clothing, you better start! There are a few trends this season that I thought I’d give a shoutout to and also cover why there is no reason to splurge on these when the exact same item is out there for considerably less!
Denim mini skirt: This reminds me of the Abercrombie/Hollister high school glory days. The major difference now is that we are actually talking about an appropriate length! Speaking of Abercrombie, I do have to give it to them for stepping up their game. I actually bought a few items (including this denim mini skirt) from there recently. Make sure to size down if you order!
Designer dupe sunglasses: Oversized, designer sunglasses are ALL the rage right now. The price tag is not so great. Thankfully I have found several dupes that I get compliments on all the time. I basically own every Karen Walker dupe out there. Heck, I could do an entire post just on that! Believe me, ditch the designer shades and save your money for wine (lord knows we all need more of it). And no one will be able to spot the difference!
One piece bathing suits: While not a new trend, you will definitely find more and more options this year. I love the semi-sexy contrast that a lot of retailers are bringing in this year. It kind of defeats the purpose of a one piece, but hey it’s called fashion for a reason right? It doesn’t have to make sense 🙂 Believe it or not, thanks to my friend Britt’s suggestion, my current favorite place to find affordable or designer dupe swimsuits is Amazon! Find some of my favorites here.
Tassel earrings: These bad boys are back and they are bigger than ever this Spring. Every place you look has their own spin on tassel earrings and I probably have spent close to a small fortune on them. I’d say there are worse things to be addicted to but if you are going to spend the money on these, keep it at a minimum as this is a trend that won’t be around forever!
Bow slides/mules: This new trend is one of my favorites although it is also one that I don’t foresee sticking around forever. Because of this reason, I don’t see the reason in investing in such a trendy piece. Target currently has a great selection of designer dupes, at extremely affordable prices. I bought the bow slidesin both the pink and black options because $25 was just too great of a deal to pass up! They also come in a striped or taupe option.
Happy Monday friends! There is no denying that my favorite trend of the summer has been everything that shows off my shoulders. I am wearing this trend out one OTS (off the shoulder) dress at a time. It’s actually pretty bad how many pieces of clothing I own of this trend but that just goes to show how much I am loving it!
Gingham print is the perfect transitional print into Fall so I have been finding myself gravitating towards that print as the cooler weather starts to roll in. That is if you can consider “cooler weather” below 90 degrees. So when I saw this dress in gingham + OTS I knew I had to snatch it up. The $15 price tag was a no brainer! Be warned that sizing does run a little big (I’m wearing an XS) but I love the elastic top and arm details to make it feel smaller.
Another one of my recent purchases that I am overly happy about are my suede sandal heels that will easily transition me into Fall since it will still be on the warmer side down here in the way south! The heel is the perfect height and the lace around the ankle is plenty of support to feel comfortable in.
On another note, these pictures were taken at the new SAKs restaurant, 51 Fifteen, and if you have not had a chance to stop by for happy hour, you need to! The chic set up is enough to want to peek inside and you will definitely want to be sure to stay for a 5115 cocktail. After checking out the menu, I will surely be back for a brunch pit stop.
I have been saying all Summer long that I wanted to make a Summer bucket list like the good ol’ days and actually check everything off of it. All through high school, I would write down everything I wanted to do that Summer and then I carried that list around everywhere with me so that I could check off every last item. To this day I have kept every Summer bucket list that I have ever made. Boy are those list gold now looking back at all of the crazy shenanigans I used to write down.
While my list may no longer include sneaking out (sorry Mom!) and spin the bottle, I still love putting fun and adventurous items on my list to force myself out of my usual, day-to-day schedule! I might be a little late to the game this Summer, but I still plan on marking everything off of the list. And yes, I admit I might have put a couple on there that I already completed to help give myself a head start 😉
Day trip to Galveston for a beach day
Try the new Steel City Pops for a refreshing Summer sweet treat!
Finish decorating my bedroom and do an unveiling on the blog… FINALLY
Have a pool party with all of the best Summer pool floats
Splurge on a pair of everyday sunglasses. I’m thinking about these.
Buy a new, bright lipstick. I have my eyes set on this or this.
Spend a Saturday morning searching for buried treasure at garage sales
Buy a new swim suit. P.S.- if you didn’t already know, Victoria Secret’s clothing line (including swim suits) is going out of business and everything is 40% off!
Clean out the closet- y’all stay tuned on Instagram because I plan on selling all of my gently used clothes/shoes/bags there!
Deep clean the house- we’ve been living here for close to a year and it is WAY overdue.
Visit a local farmer’s market
Explore new Houston brunch spots and add some new places to the blog’s Houston Guide
Karaoke with the girls… because I have yet to EVER do this. Who wants to join me for ladies night?!
Go to a Houston Astros game
Try one of the 1,000 Pinterest recipes that I pin and never actually try!
Have a picnic at the park
Roller blade the new bike trail through The Heights
Float the Guadalupe River
Stargaze on a roof
Go to a drive-in movie
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Another day closer to the holiday weekend has me counting down the hours until I get to bust out the red, white and blue and sip watermelon mojitos by the pool. Whose with me? I’m getting ready for July 4th today with a little help from Charming Charlie. I plan on beating the heat the best way I know how- some cut offs, all white, and my favorite sunnies. Ok maybe that watermelon mojito might help cool me down too so now that I think about it, I might need to have 2 of those 🙂
Embroidery is timeless and always will be! As far as trends go, this is one that always catches my eye in any store that I go in. I love mixing old with new when it comes to clothing, colors, and especially trends. White on white might seem like a new trend that you are seeing, but it could not be more timeless. If done properly it is such a flattering look. With all of this Houston heat, I chose to pair this cute embroidered top white my go-to white shorts, but a pair of white jeans would also look great with this ensemble. My favorite pair of white skinnies are these Joes jeans.
White jeans are definitely one piece of clothing that I suggest not skimping on because if someone has to debate if you are wearing white leggings or white skinny jeans, you are probably going to regret not spending those extra dollars. White in general is a color you want to make sure the quality of the clothing is well..high quality. Anything that is too tight or see through, white amplifies. So if you are questioning it in the store, move on to the next piece. If you are scared to go all white, try a top that is predominantly white with small pops of color. It will help you ease into the look instead of diving straight in.
If you still aren’t sure what you will be wearing for July 4th, feel free to check out my other holiday inspired outfit post here. I also rounded up all of my favorite red, white and blue picks here in case you are a gal that likes her options. Whatever your plans may be for the holiday weekend, I hope you have a great one!
Happy Friday friends! Lately I have been wanting everything in sight that has anything to do with tassels, pom poms, or fringe so I am bringing you all my favorites under $100! Most of my picks are also under $50 so they won’t break the bank and you can treat yourself to more than just one. I already own 4 and I currently have 1, 6, and 10 in my basket. No shame in my tassel game!
This weekend I will be catching up with friends and celebrating my wonderful dad for Father’s Day. We have brunch planned and hanging out by the pool. If you still are needing some last minute gift ideas be sure to checkout my Father’s Day gift guide. What will you be doing for Father’s Day? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!