Today's Everyday Fashion: Bloomingdale's on a Budget

Bloomingdale's top, $23
Bloomingdale's skirt, $58

Gosh I love Bloomingdale's. It's a beautiful department store that carries some amazing brands. It is, however, one of those stores that sometimes feels like it's out of my budget. Which is silly because they carry tons of great things under $100. Take for example this brand "Aqua" that I've been seeing in my online searches lately (I feature it a LOT on the blog). It's exclusive to Bloomingdale's and everything is really budget friendly. So when Bloomingdale's reached out to do a post this summer (my first time working with them, yay!), and I had my choice of anything on their site, I went immediately to Aqua because it's a brand I've been dying to try. 

My first choice was this striped crop top with a neoprene midi skirt. The top is paired with a tight mini skirt on their website, but I wanted to balance out the tighter top with a voluminous bottom. I love this overall outfit concept, but it's the first time I've ever tried it so I'm so uncertain about the proportions here. The skirt may be slightly too big for my frame? I'm undecided!

Bloomingdale's dress, $57

Next up is a bright blue dress. The pattern immediately caught my eye; it reminds me of the ocean and white coral and makes me want to go snorkeling! It looked short on the model on the website but I always assume things will be longer on me since I'm not model height. It's definitely a bit short on me though. Thankfully it's designed to be a loose fit (I'll go short but not when it's tight) and the material is stretchy so sitting down is a breeze and doesn't mean a bare bottom on your chair. Verdict: I'm planning to wear it for my birthday dinner!

Bloomingdale's dress, $98

My third pick is this hot pink little number. The shape is fabulous, the color is fabulous and the length is better. I'm afraid this one is a little too small for me though (you can see it pulling across my ribs, and around the arm holes) so it's going back. I can't wait to shop the Aqua section at my local store to see what I can exchange it for. (ps. I also got this black skirt, which is in my outfit post tomorrow!) 

Some more of my favorite Aqua picks are below. They definitely have a boho vibe going that I love, as well as more polished pieces, and more than a thousand items to choose from. Check out Aqua here and let me know if you've ever tried it and what you thought!

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