Step Into Spring With VacayStyle

We are proud to partner with VacayStyle for today’s post. Sponsors are carefully selected in conjunction with our mission statement to bring you style content we think you’ll love! All opinions and editorial decisions are solely my own.

 

Bonaire Convertible Kimono Set
code J30 for 30% off

Bonaire Convertible Kimono Set
code J30 for 30% off

Bonaire Convertible Kimono Set
code J30 for 30% off

Bonaire Convertible Kimono Set
code J30 for 30% off

Bonaire Convertible Kimono Set
code J30 for 30% off

 

Spring has officially arrived! And the question on everyone’s minds: What’s a girl to wear?! 

No worries, because VacayStyle is here to help - whether your days are sandy beaches and tropical destinations or running errands in your hometown. By creating simple yet fun 5-piece collections that when combined with two pieces from your closet (a white tank and denim) make 17 different outfits they have solved two wardrobe dilemmas:

  1. What to pack for vacation. Just throw 5 items in a bag and you’re good to go!

  2. What to wear everyday this summer. Vacay is your easy, breezy capsule wardrobe!

Today I’m illustrating just how versatile Vacay can be by modeling the 5 pieces of the Bonaire Collection in 17 different outfits. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I love a good kimono and the white dress is so crisp!

You receive a special discount for buying the entire collection, or you can buy any piece separately. Be sure to use code J30 to get an additional 30% off your order, valid until April 30th.

Head to VacayStyle now to check out all of their collections!

Ps. Vacay is proudly made in boutique factories in San Francisco and supports livable wages for employees. So awesome! 
Pps. For wanderlust inspiration, follow Vacay’s founder Elizabeth (@the_sailing_family) as she travels the world on a sailboat with her husband and three boys. So fun!

Today's Everyday Fashion: Another Denim Outfit

 
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As much as I’m a cheerleader for having an outrageously good time with clothes, I’m also a big fan of taking a hiatus from it. Whether you’re just not in the mood for it, or life is super busy - you gotta be willing to give yourself a break from time to time (preaching to myself here!). Nobody looks great every single day (no matter what their Instagram may lead you to believe). Check out my hot mess, below - I’ve been squeezing in time to help out at the new business lately (announcement coming soon). So yes, I’m wearing yet another denim outfit. Because an easy, breezy uniform is exactly what the doctor ordered! 🙌 Do you dial back the fashion when you are tired or extra busy?

Top: LOFT, $10 (use code HAPPY)
Jeans: Express, $48
Shoes: Express, $42 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Forever 21, $30 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Necklace: NM Last Call, $21 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes, purse, necklace are last year. Jeans are recent. Top is new.

 

This look on repeat 🤓

 

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Smocked Blouse

 
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Inspiration: Jonathan Simkhai and Aqua

 

Trying out a new trend today - the smocked blouse! My version is smocked in the torso with a slight pouf to the sleeve, but this can also apply to smocked sleeves like my inspiration. To dress up this look, I added two statement accessories - a scarf on my bag/hair, and bold earrings. Are smocked blouses a trend you’ve tried yet or are planning to?

Ps. My earrings are old but I gathered some below $10-75. I own that first pair - my all-time faves!

Top: Francesca’s, $26
Jeans: Express, $48
Shoes: DSW, $50
Purse: H&M, $25 ( similar, similar, similar, similar)
Scarf: H&M, $15 (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: J.Crew, $43 (similar below)
Approx. dates: Earrings are 2 years ago. Bag, jeans and shoes are recent. Top is new.

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Today's Everyday Fashion: My Unique Spin on the Utility Trend

 
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My spin on the utility (or safari) trend might be unique, but only in a social media world where new outfits seem to be obtained at lightning-fast speed. The rest of the world calls this normal: wearing trendy items with things you’ve already had in your closet for years. (5-12 years, in this case!) Unlike some would have you believe, this trend ever really goes out of style. And in general, I’m all for wearing what you like no matter what the trends say - and this is a type of outfit I can definitely get behind!

Which olive and khaki look do you like better?

Top: Banana Republic, old (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: Forever 21, $23 (these run small - order a size or 2 up!)
Shoes: Express, $42 (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Scarf: H&M, $15 (similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $10 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Top is 12 years ago. Shoes are last year. Bag is recent. Shorts and scarf are new.

 
 

Top: Francesca’s, $25
Pants: LOFT, $30 (similar below)
Shoes: Marc Fisher, $89 (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $10 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Pants are 5 years ago. Shoes are 2 years ago. Bag is recent. Top is new.