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Instagram Recap

Most commonly asked question I get on IG:

Where’s my Madi necklace from?

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SO many questions about this bralette, holy cow! I bought this in white first and then realized it was the BEST thing to happen to bralettes and I went back and bought it in red and hot pink. Wearing size small- which has adjustable straps and stretchy bottom.

Shop the top

Shop my necklace

Shop the skirt website

This activewear brand (shorts I’m wearing) is one I discovered out in California and I LOVE the shorts they make – WAY more than LuluLemon.

Target does it again with their swimwear!!!

Andddd another bralette look, because let’s be real, I wear this bralette 24/7.

Two piece sets that’ll make you stand out this summer

You can’t go wrong with a summer two piece set, and this fun red short/halter duo is no exception. This set is from the site SheIn, a company based in China. People are always asking me how to order from there and what I really think about it. I mentioned this in an earlier post last week, but thought I’d give you guys some tips for navigating the site.

  1. ALWAYS read reviews!! Products with a ton of reviews are usually going to look exactly like the picture and have great quality.
  2. Stay away from the swimwear. I’ve had a few bikini tops that have come in and were ADORABLE, but the bottoms are always a miss. Their swimwear sizing tends to run really small so even a medium would cut off my circulation.
  3. Don’t order the product if you need it really soon. I always get my things in a reasonable time, but a lot of people complain that their stuff can randomly take a while.
  4. Think about fabric. Cotton stuff is always good, but sometimes if a product looks like it’s a stiff or papery material it will look cheap.

Embroidered dresses for summer & fall

This baby doll dress just earned itself a spot at the front of my closet. Yes, I keep my best and favorite pieces out on a rolling rack so I can be reminded that I have them and wear them non-stop. Also, sorry for the massive overload of wrinkles in these pictures… sometimes when I shoot blog pictures I’ll do 2-3 looks at a time and I have to change looks in the car… hence the wrinkles. Also, shooting outside in the Florida heat is NO joke! My hair looked so calm, cool and collected until I stepped out of the house where it took on a mind of its own.

This dress is a size small and fits very true to size. I know some people are worried about ordering stuff from this website, but that’s what I’m here for. I get about 3-5 things a month from them and I only post the pieces I love. If something is made of a cheap material or fits wrong, I don’t post it. If you’re still not wanting to order my dress from that site, I’ve linked similar options below that are also perfect for summer and fall.

More embroidered dresses you’ll adore:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Try On!

I sat in a dressing room for 2 hours and tried on the best sale pieces so you don’t have to!

Orlando doesn’t have a Nordstrom anymore (still bitter) so I had to drive an hour and a half away to get my hands on these sale goodies. The entire drive there I was complaining and asking my mom, who tagged along, if she thought it was all going to be worth it. Answer, it was SO worth it. A lot of the things I loved online didn’t look that great in person, and vis versa. My family is heading to Iceland in August so I was on the hunt for warm, adventure looks. It’s tough to try on sweaters and booties while it’s 95 degrees outside, but the prices were too good to pass up on.

Here’s everything I wore in order of what you see:

Twirlin’ around town with Impressions Online Boutique’s very own Meritt the label

When every dress is so good, you can’t pick just one… Seriously though, I’ve been obsessing over Impressions very own clothing line, Meritt. If you’re looking for a perfect, go-to, summer dress this brand is your jackpot! P.S. all of the dresses I styled (and more) are on sale right now, so head over before they sell out!!

Shop the Gemma Lace Up Tunic Dress in Patio Pretty Chiffon

Shop the Emma Shift Dress in Tropical Paradise

Shop the Ella Empire Maxi in Strawberry Margarita Floral

The best part about their new Meritt label is the price. You guys know I’m always looking for affordable pieces and these dresses are no exception. Oh, and everything gets an A++ for comfort, too!

Want to see more? Follow Meritt and Impressions on Instagram!

**Lots of love to Impressions boutique for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own**

A slice of summer with Vera Bradley

If this bag doesn’t just scream SUMMER, then I don’t know what does!

I’m writing this as I pack for my upcoming trip to Hilton Head Island, the cutest beach town in South Carolina that my family’s been going to for over 15 years now, and this ADORABLE little lemon Vera Bradley cross-body bag is definitely coming with! Also, if you head to their website right now you can snag this cutie for 50% off.

If you follow me on Instagram (you can follow me on the right side of this page) then you already know how obsessed I am with the bodysuit and denim short combo this summer, like I wear it multiple times a week. The way I can keep wearing the same combo, while still creating new looks is by changing up my accessories. I’ll throw on a new bag, add different earrings and switch up my shoes for an entirely new look. Easy peasy.

Don’t miss out on Vera Bradley’s Star-Spangled Savings Event, happening now until July 4th! They’re offering 50% off all sale styles and a FREE beach towel with any purchase of $100 or more.

Shop here

Flower crowns in Cali

Just got home from a quick trip to California and HAD to share this styled shoot I did for the blog! We stayed a few nights right on the beach in Del Mar and that’s where we took these pictures. The two other blondies are my younger cousins, and yes they look A LOT like me!

Dying over how gorgeous all of these turned out!

Feeling flirty with Hawaiian Tropic

I’m sharing Hawaiian Tropic in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™” #AlohaTherapy

This dress makes me want to dance around and hit a field full of flowers. This dress was made to have tie straps but I thought it looked cute tied as a halter. Can you believe today is the FIRST day of summer? I can’t get over how fast this year has gone.

With summer comes intense sun exposure and heat, well at least that’s the case here in Florida. I’m all about a good tan, but I also know how important it is to protect my skin. Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Weightless Face Lotion is my favorite because it goes on like a lotion and works like a sunscreen. Literally, the best of both worlds when it comes to my face.

As I write this post I’m sitting on the plane to California to visit my family and you better believe I’ve packed my favorite sunscreen lotion! I may be spending the weekend on the beaches of California, but thanks to Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Face Lotion I’ll be feeling a lot more tropical and indulgent.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale GIVEAWAY!

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/3.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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I’m on YouTube!!!

Ahhh! This is a completely new area for me and it’s definitely going to be a learning process. I need to figure out lighting (my natural lighting changed throughout the video thanks to those random Florida thunder storms), stop saying “ummm” and I need to stop squinting my eyes. Now you guys are only going to concentrate on those things… ha ha. I’m honest with myself and know this will take time to master, but I’m excited to continue putting out YouTube videos and get better with each one.

Have a fun idea for my next YouTube video? Comment below, email or comment on the video. I’d love for you all to subscribe 🙂

Without further adieu, the 5 minute summer glow make-up routine: