May 2015 archive

Tropical Pink Dress

@shabbyapple lacy pink dress

@shabbyapple lacy pink dress

@shabbyapple lacy pink dress

@shabbyapple lacy pink dress

@shabbyapple lacy pink dress

Tory Burch Moore sandals

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Outfit: Lacy pink dress c/o Shabby Apple | Tory Burch Moore sandal c/o ShopBop | Tribal necklace via Forever 21 | Clutch c/o PatternLA

Every girl needs to feel like a princess once in awhile and this dress does just the trick. I fell in love with Shabby Apple’s clothing since I started shopping for modest “teacher-esque” clothing. Their attention to modest styles combined with adherence to popular trends sparked my fancy right away.

This particular dress is lacy and girly with feminine touches like the cute bow that cinches the waistline. To add a bit of interest and contrast to the outfit I wore this tribal statement necklace. To downplay the formality of the dress, I sported a few casual extras like the flip flops and this adorable palm tree clutch from PatternLA.

Today, we spent the day swimming, laying out, and eating a picnic lunch at Clearwater Beach. There’s something about spending the day at the beach that just gets your exhausted in that good ‘restore your happiness’ type of way. I really miss the beach sometimes and it’s so great to be back.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekends as well 🙂

Something I need to remember when I spread myself so thin lately…

Summer-Ready Smooth Moments

This post sponsored by Veet.


pink blazer and floral dress

pink blazer and floral dress

pink blazer and floral dress

pink blazer and floral dress

pink blazer and floral dress

 

 

Outfit: Dress c/o CAbi clothing | Similar heels | Similar belt | Similar blazer

Lately, I’m finding more time to take a much-needed dip in the pool! Maybe it’s just the end of the year and I’m very much looking forward to summer vacation or my trip home in a couple of weeks, but  I’m definitely starting to let myself relax a little lately.

Of course with the hot weather, comes all the most fun clothes of the year! Last year I was petrified to sport shorts, skirts, dresses, and even bikinis–but I’m feeling a lot more confident lately now that I’ve finally started eating better and made a concentrated effort to get healthy.

Now that shorts and bikinis are on the menu, it’s important to make sure that those legs are lookin’ smooth. I’ve always been one to go with what I know, so I shaved my legs for years. This year, I made the switch to Veet spray-on hair removal cream and I’m not going back. I find that the results last a bit longer and the finish is most DEFINITELY softer than what I’m used to getting with a razor. Now that I found an awesome all-natural body lotion as well, I feel like I’m set to go to spend endless hours at the pool and maybe even beach if we’re lucky.

Dresses have been getting more love too recently. This floral number is a bit long on me (which gets hot in Florida around this time) so I decided to belt it up with a skinny teal belt (that I purchased for less than $4). With matching peep toe heels I scored for about $10 on Posh, crazy colors are easy (and cheap) to match! Naturally, being a teacher, I gravitate toward blazers to polish off a look. This lightweight blazer splashes some bright color into the outfit, bringing out the little pops of pink in the dress. I love dressing colorfully at work, it brings up the mood!

What are you wearing lately? Ready for shorts?!

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ShopBop Summertime Picks

Summertime

So many choices for summertime pieces on ShopBop right now, I spend most of my free time perusing the site. Today, I’m eyeing the Tory Burch pineapple tote like a hawk because the price just went down. My most recent purchases include: pineapple print espadrilles, crystal earrings with a fun backing, and these Tory Burch Moore thong sandals! Oh Tory, you had me at hello.

Below are some of my favorite picks for dresses, sandals, swimsuits and more. I’m really feelin’ the pineapple and tropical prints right now as well as everything boho of course. What are your favorites?

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Day Dress: Flynn SkyeFor Love & LemonsSaylorGanniVictoria Victoria Beckham

Sandals: Sam EdelmanSchutzK JacquesAncient Greek Sandals

Swimwear: ZimmermannMara HoffmanMelissa OdabashVitamin A