Today's Everyday Fashion: Rooftop Vibes

 
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Have you ever had a packing fiasco? I've packed some real doozies in my day. Winter coats when the weather was hot, bikinis when the weather was cold. My packing skills have definitely improved over the years, but on this trip I forgot one important detail for this dress - the right bra! (Ugh.) I meant to bring bra inserts without padding (similar to these), but instead I only packed ones with padding (similar to these). As a result, the fabric on top is straining a bit. And while it didn't look quite as elegant as I'd hoped, it was still a fabulous night. Some rooftop lounging and a dinner date with the hubs. What could be better?!

[photo location: Hacienda Tres Rios]

Dress: Ever Pretty c/o, $28 (same print different shape here and here)
Purse: Jane, $29 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: JCPenney, $18
Earrings: Jane, $5 (similar)
Approx. dates: Purse and shoes are recent. Dress is new.

boohoo  /  Hautelook  /  Bloomingdale's  /  Shopbop
Macy's  /  Nordstrom  /  Asos
Old Navy  /  Avenue (plus)  /  Nasty Gal

Today's Everyday Fashion: Hot Pink On The Beach

 
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Tan, salty hair, and rocking hot pink on the beach... yep, that's my happy place! These earrings will forever be my "Cancun earrings" because I've been saving them specifically for this trip. I wore them twice (as you'll see!). On this night I threw them on with an old favorite - a hot pink dress - for dinner. I love how adding a colorful accessory to your rotation can create multiple "new" outfits in your closet!

[photo location: Sunset Royal in Cancun]

Dress: boutique, old (similar below)
Earrings: NM Last Call, $22 (same)
Purse: Jane, $29 (similarsimilar)
Sandals: Dolce Vita/Amazon, $33 (same)
Approx. dates: Dress and sandals are 3 years ago. Purse is recent. Earrings are new.

Hot pink dresses on a budget

boohoo  /  Amazon  /  Macy's  /  Shopbop
Asos  /  Bloomingdale's  /  Amazon  /  boohoo

Today's Everyday Fashion: We Finally Made It To Cancun!

 
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Remember that Cancun competition we were so pumped about earlier this year? While we didn't win, we did just get back from a trip to Cancun due in part to your votes! (Thank you again - we are truly so grateful for your support!) We're getting to the important stuff first (fashion, duh) so over the next few days I'll be sharing some tropical outfit inspo, starting with this red bikini and kimono. Then next week, tons of travel tips, a fun video, and best of all - an amazing Cancun travel deal just for YOU! But first, fashion. I used to be prints-only when it came to swimsuits, but now I'm hooked on solids. They are so easy to accessorize and make complete swim outfits. I wore this little ditty for July 4th this year, and it also worked perfectly for a leisurely beach and pool day in Cancun!

[photo location: Hacienda Tres Rios]

Swim top: Express, $14
Swim bottoms: Express, $12
Kimono: Express, $28 (similarsimilar, similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $7 (similar)
Bag: Mud Pie, $45
Approx. dates: Bag, swim suit, kimono are 3-6 months ago.

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Express  /  H&M  /  J.Crew
J.Crew  /  Express  /  J.Crew
Express  /  J.Crew  /  Express

Today's Everyday Fashion: Pony Dreams

 
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Every little girl wants a pony at some point, and today's post feels like that dream come true! How cute is Moose the mini horse?! As well as the friendliest barn cat, and Rhett who fell asleep while I was petting him. It was a special photo shoot not only because of all the furry friends, but because of the good work Crossroads Corral is doing in our community. They provide Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling in Central Florida, with the mission to promote personal growth, hope and healing through horses. As for the outfit, I am luv-ing the retro feel of linen dresses this season! I can't imagine this classic silhouette or fabric ever being out of style. I rounded up lots of similar options below.

[photo location: Crossroads Corral, a nonprofit in Central FL]  

Dress: Stein Mart, $40 (similar below)
Hat: Nine West/Stein Mart, $25
Shoes: Marc Fisher/Amazon, $89 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Jane, $30 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: Jane, $5 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 1 year ago. Hat and bag are recent. Dress is new.