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Star Spangled! July 4th Fashion Guide

June 21, 2017
4th of July Fashion Ideas

Asking yourself what to wear for 4th of July this year? That’s probably a no as it seems faaaar away-but it’s not! Where is this year going?!

July 4th is one of our favorite holidays! It’s during Summertime, filled with fun, pools, and cocktails. And it’s an excuse to dress festively in some red, white, and blue.

We rounded up some of our favorite picks for the holiday! A lot of them are currently on SALE and will come in time for you to style them on for the 4th! Whether you’re hanging by the pool, attending a BBQ, or just chilling at home-we have a ton of great, affordable options.

PS: Check out our looks from last year’s 4th here!

 

Thanks for reading!

Beauty

Summer BEAUTY Essentials

June 1, 2017

While it’s not quite yet Summer, here in Florida the weather is definitely tricking us into thinking it is! Once June hits and schools are closed, it is basically Summer in my mind.

To get you ready for the upcoming season we’ve been testing out some fun new beauty/skincare products and a few of them have definitely made it to our must-have essentials for Summer.

A couple of these products have been ride or dies since Summer’s past but these new ones are certainly here to stay!

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Mother’s Day GIFT Guide featuring L’Occitane

May 7, 2017

We always love finding the perfect gift for our Mom on Mother’s Day. Sometimes it can be hard to be creative when you feel like you’ve done so many of the standard, typical gifts.

So this year we thought to ourselves, what’s something that our Mom never takes the time to do for herself? And we figured it out-RELAX!!

L’Occitane is a brand that is always synonymous with luxury. From their amazing fragrances to spa night necessities, we figured how could we go wrong gifting our Mom one of their gift sets.

We chose the Lavender set because we knew this scent would allow her to relax and unwind. It comes packaged so beautifully {no gift wrap needed!} and with the perfect products for Mom’s spa night in.

Lavender Foaming Bath

Mom can run a relaxing bath with this amazing foaming bath. It smells sooo good.

Lavender Perfumed Satchet & Bonne Mère Lavender Soap

Could this soap be any prettier?! It cleanses without drying and leaves skin so soft.

Lavender Hand Cream

I have always loved L’Occitane hand cream. It is so incredibly moisturizing without leaving hands feeling oily.

Lavender Scented Candle

The perfect finishing touch to this set is the candle. Light it while enjoying a relaxing bath!

Mom’s deserve a relaxing day, which they often don’t get the chance to do. We can’t wait to gift this set to our Mom on Mother’s Day!!

L’Occitane has tons of other Mother’s Day gift options and are offering Free Shipping!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!

This post was sponsored by L’Occitane but all opinions are our own.

Taste

CINCO de MAYO!

May 1, 2017

Cinco de Mayo is on a Friday this year, which couldn’t be more perfect amirite?!

Last year we posted our favorite mango margarita recipe in celebration of the holiday, so we decided this year to again post a fun, festive marg recipe.

This one is super easy and refreshing! When I originally found this recipe, the so called “best margarita you’ll ever have” I was intrigued. I’ve made it quite a few times now always thinking yes this is seriously the best classic margarita of liiiiife!

INGREDIENTS 

Ground sea salt
2 ounces (1/4 cup) tequila (labeled white, silver or blanco, I used El Padrino)
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh orange juice (adjust based on desired sweetness)
1 teaspoon simple syrup or light agave nectar (adjust based on desired sweetness)
1 lime wedge or round, for garnish

TO DO

Pour layer of salt onto small plate.

Slice off a small piece of lime and run the edge along the rim of your glasses.

Dip the tip of your glass and roll it side to side to coat the rim.

Add ice to glasses and set aside.

 

Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

Pour in the tequila, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and simple sugar OR agave nectar.

Put on the lid and shake for 30 seconds.

Strain the liquid into your glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Hope you enjoy!

Salud to a great Cinco de Mayo!

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SHOPBOP sale picks

March 3, 2017

The Shopbop sale is here and it is gooood!

So many great pieces for Spring at an amazing price. Two of my ALL TIME favorite jeans are part of the sale: these BLANK NYC jeans and these classic distressed Levi’s {Bonus-both are under $90!}. I’m definitely picking up the Levi’s in gray too!

Shop our picks here:

Let us know what pieces you pick up!

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CLASSIC prints {featuring ZAFUL}

February 20, 2017

Polka dots and black & white check are prints that are timeless. No matter what styles are dominating the season, you can always throw on one of these prints and feel stylish and put together!

We’re showing you two of our current favorite classic printed pieces from Zaful and how we styled them. Zaful is great quality and sooo affordable-both of these pieces are under $20!!

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Cheers Valentine!

February 9, 2017

Now you know we’re all about a festive bev, especially one that involves champagne or prosecco. A drink involving bubbles? We’re in!!

So we had to share this fun and festive drink that would be perfect for a Galentine’s celebration or a cute Vday date night. Bonus-it is suuuper easy to make!

The basis for this drink is the ice cubes. Buuut they’re not just your average cube my friend, they are CHAMPAGNE ice cubes!


Ingredients

Strawberries, sliced or diced

Champagne or sparkling wine

Ice Cube Molds or Tray (we went the festive route with these from Amazon)


Directions

Fill the ice cube trays with the sliced/diced strawberries

Pour the champagne or sparkling wine over the fruit into the trays

Freeze for about 4-6 hours or until solid enough for the cubes to pop out of the tray (the champagne will not freeze 100% but will be solid enough to remove and use!)

Add to a glass of champagne or white wine and enjoy! The strawberry champagne cubes added such a nice refreshing flavor to our champs that we will definitely be making these all the time!

PINSPO

P I N S P O {Blake Lively}

January 23, 2017

Blake Lively always has amazing style! She is gorgeous and always pulls off unique pieces so effortlessly. We gathered inspiration from two of her looks and styled them for waaay less!

//LOOK #1

We loved this effortlessly chic street style look! An all black look with that gorgeous tan leather jacket is just so good.

Tee styled the look with a black long sleeve t-shirt and skinny jeans. She subbed in black boots instead of loafers to deal with the chillier winter temps!

She added some pretty gold accessories to finish off the look.

Tan Leather Jacket: Michael Kors, Similar Here and Here

Black Long Sleeve T: Cynthia Rowley, Similar

Black denim: HudsonSimilar

Black Boots: Lucky BrandSimilar

Blake’s Loafers: Similar

Blake’s Hat: Similar

LOOK #2//

I am obsessed with this fun look Blake styled during her pregnancy. From the big curls to the statement accessories, she rocked this navy dress!

This navy dress from Bailey Blue Clothing has some fun details just like Blake’s! A scoop back and pretty layers takes your standard navy dress to the next level.

 

Navy Dress: Bailey Blue Clothing, Exact

Statement Earrings: ilymix, Exact

Nude Peep-toe Boots: Aldo, Similar

Blake’s Studded Heels: Nordstrom, Similar

We love recreating celebrity looks for less! Let us know who you’d like to see next!

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[ZARA] sale PICKS

January 20, 2017

It’s that time again-ZARA is having a sale! So you know we had to share our sale picks because ZARA is definitely an ultimate favorite store to shop for us.

We always find so many amazing pieces there and it’s even that much better when they’re on SALE!!

So here it goes, our top picks of this season’s ZARA sale:


       

    

  

   

  

 

Let us know if you pick anything up!