Today's Everyday Fashion: Neon Accessories

Animal print dress with neon accessories
Inspiration: Stella & Dot

Inspiration: Stella & Dot

Black and white dress with neon accessories

I've worn this dress a lot, but I've always paired it with neutral shoes and accessories. When I spotted the inspiration photo I couldn't wait to try it with neon pink and orange! I love the end result and overall color scheme. (I think this dress got shorter in the wash though, so I would probably stick to flats. Total bummer because it's one of my favorites.) What color accessories would you use to dress up the black and white dresses below?  

Dress: H&M, $30
Shoes: Missguided c/o
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Dress is 2 years ago. Everything else is this summer.

Animal print dresses on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Holiday Weekend

F21 tribal print shift dress
Forever 21 tribal print shift dress

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! This is what I hope to spend most of my weekend wearing: a swim coverup and sun hat! My swim coverup is listed as a dress online, but it's more of a tunic length on me so I'm planning to wear it solely over swimwear. I got it about a month ago, when I wandered into Forever 21 looking for a swim coverup for my birthday and decided on this little number that reminds me of the Mara Hoffman prints that are usually out of my budget. I wound up being sick on my birthday and didn't wear it, so I can't wait to bust it out this weekend! 

Coverup: Forever 21, $23
Hat: Old Navy, $20 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Old Navy, $8
Bag: Banana Republic, $17 (similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Approx. dates: Bag is 2 years ago. Everything else is this summer or new.

F21 eyelash lace tea dress

Forever 21 dress, $27.80

And speaking of Forever 21, I noticed this dress (or one very similar) is back in stock! I purchased mine last winter, and have worn it twice this summer as pictured (see original blog post). It's part of the Love 21 line, which generally means a misses fit and higher quality fabric!


For the Love of the Hawaiian Shirt

Original Posts: One, Two , Three

Original Posts: One, Two , Three

Today I'm partnering with Carnival Cruise Lines to talk about one of the most iconic pieces of clothing on the planet: the classic Hawaiian shirt! It's well-loved by travelers and party-goers alike, and it's popularity only seems to get stronger as years pass. My personal preference? I'm a huge fan of close cousin “palm prints,” which have taken off as one of the hottest trends this summer. Palm prints are a bit more subdued, and have graphics of actual palm trees and leaves while maintaining that tropical feel we associate with Hawaiian shirts. Of course the different ways you can wear it – rompers, shorts, swimsuits – certainly help the cuteness factor, too! (See examples on a budget below.) My own top is also an example of this type of style - I shared three ways I’ve worn it above. 

Why all the tropical prints today? One, because… palm prints. They are just too cute. And two, I wanted to kick-off my partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines with something fun and colorful. I’ve gone on two Carnival cruises since the inception of this blog (non-sponsored), so partnering together over the next couple months for a trip and some blog content is a match made in heaven. I’ll be sharing all my best tips (packing, shopping, dress codes), and of course pictures from the trip. Palm prints will certainly be making the cut when I pack my bags!

Would you ever wear a palm print? Which one below is most your style?

Shop palm prints on a budget

Dress  /  Swimsuit  /  Shorts  /  Pouch  /  Romper
Coverup  /  Pullover  /  Top  /  Shoes
Dress  /  Top  /  Swimsuit  /  Top  /  Dress

Today’s post is brought to you by Carnival Cruise Lines. All opinions and editorial decisions are my own. Thanks for reading!