Category: Trends on a Budget

Umbrella Stripes and Cut Outs

Lace Trim Open Back Striped Halter RomperLayered with Tassel Necklace | Round Handle Straw Tote Handbag | Steve Madden Womens Kann Sandal

The lace, cut outs and stripes all work together in a really clever and unique way that is such a great look this summer thats is just such a great beach, boat or just kicking it pool side outfit.  Its so comfortable, breathable and frankly I just really loved the way it felt. I just really love this for the extreme Florida heat and recommend it highly for the losing battle with it.

How I Made a Basic Amazon Dress Sing

Casual Swing Loose T-Shirt Dress | Women’s Button Classic Denim Shirt | Handmade Bamboo Purse | Water Drop Rhinestone Necklace | Kerrigan Slide Sandal

I purchased this super simple dress on Amazon during a lightning deal and was looking for a way to make it a bit more interesting because it was very simple and basic.  I was really inspired by the movie “Blended” as silly as that sounds, the idea of tying a denim shirt around the dress was born. This instantly made this dress something really interesting and unique.  A few awesome accessories and this is a really great outfit.  You never know where inspiration will strike you!

This Summers Hottest Sandal

I’m sure you have seen these sandals EVERYWHERE, bloggers, Instagram and all over Pinterest (heck I clearly own multiple pairs).  But they can be spendy at over $80 a pair.  But I have found a great knock off for under $20 and the real deal for under $40!!

Steve Madden Womens KannUtout Open Toe Slide Sandals

Now clearly the Steve Madden shoes are made of actual leather and the knock offs are PVC, but if its a look you are planning on ricking for only one season they are a phenomenal option.  Some items (like an amazing leather handbag) are worth an investment if you are gonna wear them regularly, but if its a one season type of item then totally go for the cheaper alternative and these are a great choice.  They were pretty comfy, fit great and for the price I really can’t complain.

My Must Haves For a Tropical Get Away

I am a huge lover of tropical getaways even living in Florida and I am a pro at packing for them!  (My favorite location is hands down Hawaii despite living the furthest I could away from it lol).  But in my travels for both work and play I have created a list of MUST haves for any tropical trip!

Hardside Trunk Expandable Suitcase Blush 19″ | Hardside Trunk Expandable Suitcase Blush 26″

One of my recent purchases is a big girl set of matching luggage and I LOVE my hard sided luggage from SWISSGEAR.  Its super durable, expandable and frankly adorable.  The hard sided luggage is amazing for avoiding your stuff from getting crushed by the luggage handlers who are less than delicate with your stuff lets be real.  Its available in both the checked and carry on options and therefore makes for the best “grown up” luggage set around in my book.

Contrast Bow Straw Hat | Self Tie Floral Print Kimono Romper

A nice sized hat that shades your face from the sun is a MUST, so many places the sun is so incredibly brutal that I prefer to keep as much of those rays off my eyes and face as possible to avoid sun damage (I know grandma talking here) and to avoid burning that super sensitive skin on your face. This is one of my favorites thats super easy to pack and won’t get destroyed if it gets crushed in your bag (one more reason to see the hard sided suitcases above however).

Pixi skintreats Sun Mist

Lets be real, I am a seriously pale girl and the sunburn issues are no joke!  I love Pixi Beauty and this mist is incredible!  It doesn’t leave a white cast, you can mist it over your makeup, and my skin isn’t left feeling greasy or oily!  It keeps my face from getting burnt to a crisp which is so key to enjoying any vacation!

 

Polka Dot Self Tie Bikini Set

You absolutely have to have an adorable swimsuit for any warm vacation wether its the beach or bumming it by the pool drink in hand!  I can’t get enough of these polka dots (or any as I’m sure you have learned from previous posts) .  The style of this is so cute and I would wear it all the time!  Its an absolute must have.

Stripe Ruffle Cami RomperWomen’s Stretch Belt | Women’s Mad Love Vada Flip Flop Sandal

An adorable, comfortable, breathable romper is a MUST!! When the temperatures rise and you are all salty, sandy and just want to make a quick run for lunch this its 110% the way to go (and did I mention its under $15?).  Its so effortlessly stylish and comfortable its a must have for any warm weather vacation!

 

Leaf Print Pleated Cami Dress | Contrast Bow Straw Hat | Bow Detail Ankle Strap Sandals | Round Handle Straw Tote Handbag

Last but certainly not least is a fabulous adorable tropical print dress!  I love this one because it emits a classic chicness while still being breezy, effortless and such an easy wear!  Combine with a cute hat and this amazing woven bag and its ready for any occasion on vacation.