Travel Style Series 5: Stripes, Scallops, and Anchor

 

Stripes Wrap Blouse and Scalloped Shorts

1. Estella Boutique Wrap Blouse | 2. Estella Boutique Scallopped Shorts | 3. Estella Boutique Anchor Tote Bag | 4. JustFab Wedges | 5. Earrings (Gifted by Friend) | 6. Rings & Tings Anchor Necklace, Sideline Sass Texas Necklace | 7. Boutique Minimaliste Bracelets (All c/o)

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Here's the final look of this week's Travel Style Series and I hope you enjoyed the looks! Which one is your favorite? Another nautical theme right here but this time in sweet cobalt blue scalloped shorts. I know many of you ladies are quite crazy over the nautical trend and this anchor tote bag is huge, especially amongst the ladies of Instagram. It's the perfect tote bag for a beach getaway. This whole look (with the exception of shoes and jewelries) is pretty much available all in one place – Estella Boutique which is an online shop. (See direct links above). The striped wrap blouse needs either a tank underneath or a bandeau bra; in my case, I chose a bandeau.

Most of us don't really travel in wedges, although, I previously said that there are women who really can't wear flats because it hurts them. So you can always switch them with a pair of strappy or gladiator sandals and it will just as fab. Now this look I'd say isn't just for traveling. You can be in town and still sport this nautical style. Scallops (not the seafood) are a darling trend and adored by many of us ladies. This particular shorts is also available in red I believe so if you want to go all the way matchy-matchy with your anchor tote bag, by all means, get that one.

Hope you like this week's series! It's not always easy to put together a series but phew, thank goodness, I made it. YAY! Y'all have a good weekend my lovelies. Have some fun and some sun!

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Anchor Tote Bag

White Cork Wedges

Travel Style Series 4: PJ Pants + Bomber Jacket

 

PJ Pants + Floral Bomber Jacket

1. G by Guess Floral Bomber Jacket | 2. Velvet Heart Sleeveless Top | 3. Velvet Heart PJ Pants | 4. Bag from Overseas Vendor (I no longer recommend them) | 5. SM Accessories Earrings | 6. Style Lately "LOVE" Necklace, Thought Blossoms "GRACE" Necklace, Berricle Fleur de Liz Necklace | 7. Ettika Friendship Bracelets, Thought Blossoms "DESTINY" Bracelet (All c/o)

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The past few looks this week have been all about looks that will fit a summer destination. However, I know that some of you may have travel plans to Europe or other areas where it's not really super hot during the summer like we do here in Texas. I heard that places like London and Paris tend to be cool even in summer, so how about some pajama pants and a bomber jacket for a comfy and edgy look? I would say though that not everyone is a fan of PJ pants. It may be an acquired taste to many. In fact, I'd be the first one to say that I am content to having just a pair in my closet, this particular one from Velvet Heart.

I think that if you were to replace this look with a pair of slip ons or converse, you'd totally have a cool European street style look! It's laid back but the floral print in the bomber jacket makes the style still look soft and feminine. This is also great for flying. Sometimes, you need loosed pants, especially when you have a very long flight. What do you all think, ladies and gents?

 

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Travel Style Series 3: Floral Slip Dress + Gladiators

 

Floral Slip Dress and Gladiator Sandals Outfit

1. Deb Shops Floral Slip Dress | 2. Deb Shops Bandeau Bra | 3. Delavion Handbag | 4. Deb Shops Gladiator Sandals | 5. Deb Shops Earrings | 6. Rue21 Necklace | 7. Sperry Topsider Watch, Rue21 Bracelet (All c/o)

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So here's the third look of this week's Travel Style series. I'm loving slip dresses this summer because they are very refreshing and very comfortable. You can definitely beat the heat with it. Deb Shops currently carry them in different prints and this black floral one is one of my favorites. Because it's got a quite low neckline and arm holes, you have to put on a bandeau bra. In this case, I styled it with a neon coral bandeau and it was a great pop of color just slightly peeking in the chest and underarms area.

Because it's quite short, thought that a tall gladiator sandals would be just the perfect footwear for it and boy was I right! *Wink* It compensates for the bare legs and you don't look immodest at all. Make sure to always bring with you a jean jacket when traveling because it comes in handy when you get into cooler places like restaurants and you get cold easily like I do.

This color block suede handbag that you see just came in from Delavion. They are one of the handbag distributors that I have been working with for the past couple of years now and I just love their bags. This one is big enough to put a lot of your knick knacks and use it as a carry on in your flight. I think a 15" laptop might even fit in it. But if you're like me who cannot travel light at all, this is a great bag, so check it out.

 

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Rope Necklace

Sperry Topsider Watch

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Tall Gladiator Sandals

 

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Travel Style Series 2: Nautical Shirt Dress + Jean Jacket

 

Nautical Shirt Dress

1. Rue21 Jean Jacket (Similar) | 2. Sparrow Boutique Shirt Dress | 3. Deb Shops Crossbody Bag | 4. Pink Basis Wedges (Sold out in red. Available in blue and black) and check out some killer options at the bottom of this post | 5. Fibi and Clo Earrings | 6. Charlotte Russe Necklace | 7. Fibi and Clo Bracelet, We Wood Watch (All c/o)

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How about some nautical theme for traveling? I know that the nautical theme is endeared to many of us ladies because even though it's more related to a manly profession, in fashion, it's such a darling! And this "Sail Away" shirt dress, as it's named by Sparrow Boutique, is not an exception. The best shirt dress I own so far. Granted, I really don't own too many. It's got side pockets and even though it's not tight or body hugging, it's still definitely flattering. You can wear it as is or style with a denim jacket or vest.

I'm sure it will be too hard not to notice my matchy-matchy red and white stripes wedges from Pink Basis. Honestly, it's a love at first sight with these wedges. I knew that I have to match it with this shirt dress but I was worried it will be uncomfortable. Surprisingly, it's one of the few comfortable wedges I could actually walk in without the possibility of breaking my ankles. Now I know many of you prefer to travel in flats but I also know that there are ladies out there who can't necessarily walk in flats. I personally know someone. So in this style, you have the option to wear thong sandals, slip ons, or sneakers. You can actually also wear this style in flying.

And if you're looking for a tote that you can wear as a crossbody bag, check out the one I'm using here which is from Deb Shops (direct link above). It's got so many pockets where you can put your little knick knacks when traveling, including your documents. So what do you think of this style?

 

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Charlotte Russe Statement Necklace

Wood Watch

Deb Shops Crossbody Bag

Red and White Stripes Wedges

 

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Travel Style Series 1: High-Waisted Shorts + Crop Top + Kimono

 

High-Waisted Shorts, Crop Top, Kimono

1. Charlotte Russe Kimono | 2. Charlotte Russe Crop Top | 3. Charlotte Russe High-Waisted Shorts | 4. Charming Charlie Bag | 5. Yours Trulee Sandals | 6. Fibi and Clo Earrings | 7. Ellie's Sparkles Tassle Pendant Necklace | 8. Stacy Brown Designs Monogrammed Bangles (All c/o except bag)

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Last year, I did a travel style series I believe and so I thought I'd do another one this year. Y'all know how I like doing series sometimes. It's a lot of work for me but it's fun because I get to put together the outfits that sorta has a similar theme or something.

I know that many of you have travel and vacation plans during summer and you're probably thinking of what to wear – not necessarily on the flight itself but during the actual vacation too. So the first look I put together is definitely comfortable. Some of you probably don't care much about kimonos but you should at least own and bring one to your trip. You can just use it as a bikini cover-up if you don't actually want to style it with your daily outfits. But it's also a good cover-up for high-waisted shorts and flowy crop-tops if you would like to wear those pieces without looking too sexy and provocative. When doing things on vacation, you want to feel light and comfy as much as possible so wearing a dainty necklace is a good option. The hand-painted monogrammed bangles, which were from Stacy Brown Designs, are actually also very light.

All 3 clothing pieces in this outfit were from Charlotte Russe. The sandals from Yours Trulee, from what I was told, are Steve Madden sandals look-alike, only the price is so much cheaper. I've never really seen the Steve Madden version though. Have you?

Anyway, so would you wear this look on a vacation? Yes or no? Hmmm.

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Ellie's Sparkles Tassle Necklace

Stacy Brown Designs Monogrammed Bangles

Coral and Lace Bag

Steve Madden Look-Alike Sandals

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Black and White and Mint

 

Bow Top and Black and White Midi Skirt

1. Rue21 Bow Top | 2. Chicwish Midi Skirt | 3. Deb Shops Handbag | 4. StyleUp Girl Pumps | 5. Baby Frou Frou Earrings | 6. Baby Frou Frou Necklace  | 7. Baby Frou Frou Necklace (Used as a bracelet) (All c/o)

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The weekend is upon us ladies and gents and I'm sure that we all couldn't be happier! This week has been hectic for me, have burnt the midnight oil for the past few nights for this week's post but I'm not complaining. I love what I do but in case anyone tells you that blogging isn't hard work is lying! True story.

I'm ending this week's style posts with this quite unexpected color combination of black, white and mint green. I've done black and white and fuschia which is not unusual at all but I've never really seen anyone put together black, white, and mint. A more expected top for this one would definitely be another black or white. Perhaps some might think of a neon yellow or a cobalt blue and honestly I thought of those too but when I saw this bow top from Rue21, I thought I'd try it. I know many of you ladies love bow tops and I can't blame you! They are so cute. This particular one is actually a flowy top but I tucked it in so you can see the bow in the skirt too.

I do like this midi skirt from Chicwish but I wish it has more body. It is flat because it has no lining to puff it up a bit. However, if you've got the curves, it should fit and flow well on you. Chicwish is one of my favorite online stores. They are overseas but they do have reasonable shipping time and the quality is good compared to other overseas vendors. Most of their items are vintage-inspired but still trendy.

The accessories I used here are just a perfect match! The black and white handbag from Deb Shops, the jewelries from Baby Frou Frou, and the pumps from Style Up Girl…it's as if they knew I will end up putting together a black, white, and mint color combo someday and that they prepared all these for me. How wonderful!

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Black and White Handbag

Mint Green Pumps

 

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Glossybox Review + Giveaway

 

Glossy Box

Has any of you ladies ever tried a beauty or fashion box subscription? If you have, which one are you currently subscribed to and how do you like it? Well, I got an opportunity to review about 3 subscription boxes and Glossybox is just one of them. Basically, you get about 5 beauty products to try every month, worth over $90 and you only pay $21 for it! I received the last Glossybox that has a custom red, white, and blue box. The box itself, I tell you, is worth the $21 subscription. No kidding! It's so sturdy and high quality that you can use it to put any of your knick-knacks in the office. Anyway, together with the box, I also received another small box as a gift with purchase. Now this was just a promotion I believe so it doesn't always come with that.

Glossy Box

The main Glossybox I got contained: Nioxin Diamax, Rusk Texture Finishing Spray, Ayres Patagonia Body Butter, Colorbloc Nail Polish, Champange Pencil Eye Shadow, and the Platinumé Gold Imperial Hand Therapy. That's a lot of products for $21! My gift with purchase box came with GlamGlow, SkinInc, and the pink pony tail which I'm not sure exactly which brand.

I honestly haven't tried all of these products yet at the time of this post but I sure will have a good time trying them all! Not that I'm a beauty junkie but a girl has got to try some products every once in a while, right? If you're a bauty junkie, then this box is for you! Glossybox is full of goodies, it's insane for the price. Subscription boxes like Glossybox is a wonderful way to test out new products or brands that are otherwise unfamiliar to you. Every month you get a surprise in the mail. How awesome is that? If you'd like to try out Glossybox, click here

You can also join the giveaway below to receive one Glossybox! Woohoo!

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Bandage Me Forever

 

Neon Coral Bandage Skirt and Crop Top

1. Blink Boutique Crochet Trim Crop Top | 2. Blink Boutique Neon Coral Bandage Skirt | 3. Outrage Fashion Crossbody Bag | 4. Rebels Footwear Platform Sandals | 5. Outrage Fashion Earrings | 6. Ellie's Sparkles Tassle and Monogram Bracelet (All c/o)

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Have you ever put together a top and a skirt and it came out like a dress? Well, it just occured to me while editing these pics that this outfit came out like that! This is actually a 2-piece outfit – a crop top with crochet hem and a neon coral bandage skirt. The skirt is high-waisted so it met perfectly with the crochet hem. How cool!

This is my third bandage skirt so far and although I'm not a big fan of the material I do see the purpose for using it as a skirt material. It puffs it up without having to put additional materials underneath. It's not flowy obviously but it's puffy if you like skirts like that. This neon coral one is just the perfect color for summer. It's just as bright as you can be. Although I styled it here in a more casual way, it can be used for a night out too. Think black sequin top with it and a hot sexy black stilletos! Ahhhhhh. So good, so good.

As if neon coral isn't already bright enough but adding a pop of color to your outfit is always fun. I really do like this aqua statement necklace from Charlotte Russe and of course they do have more statement necklaces in store and online so be sure to check them out. What sayeth you, ladies and gents?

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Turquoise Statement Necklace

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Rebel Footwear

Watercolors

 

Watercolor Cut Out Dress

1. Darling Disposition Cut Out Dress  | 2. Paris Hilton Shoes via Lady Outfitters | 3. Kitty Chic Accessories Earrings | 4. Charlotte Russe Necklace | 5. Urban Peach Bracelet | 6. AMI Clubwear Neon Lace Clutch (All c/o)

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How about a sexy dress with a fun abstract print for today from Darling Dispositions? Someone has the nerve to wear another dress with cut outs on the side…it doesn't matter if there are some "excess" sticking out of the sides. It's a fun dress and this girl can't help it! I love the flare of the bottoms because it has a tulle inside to make it puffy. However, the v neckline is a little too low for my liking just because I'm a little "challenged" in that area, if you know what I mean.

Nevertheless, I like the dress for is a night out look. Of course there's a way to dress it down but for a dress like this, I'd keep it for a night happening. There are so many colors in its print palette to choose from for your accessories but thought that fuchsia and neon would pop it off. Kept it simple with the jewelries also. You can always wear a statement necklace in this but wearing a statement necklace will definitely draw attention to the chest area. Wearing a bandeau bra would solve the low neckline if you prefer a little cover-up right there.

As always, if you see anything you might want to buy for yourself, please check out the Outfit Recap section at the top of this post! xo

Watercolor Cut Out Dress

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Charlotte Russe Necklace

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Paris Hilton Shoes

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Derby Diva

 

Red Polka Dot Vintage-Inspired Dress

1. Avenle Dress | 2. Deb Shops Shoulder Bag (Sold out in white, but check out pink, black, and teal) | 3. Style Up Girl Bow Heels | 4. & 5. Annie Jean Apparel Necklace and Earrings Set | 6. Non-Branded Pearl Bracelets | In Addition: Dynamic Asia Hat (All c/o except bracelets)

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First of all, please allow me to give a shout out to my MOMMY (a.k.a. my photographer) who takes pretty photos for me! She's truly the backbone of this blog and in case you're wondering why the big smiles lately…it's because she makes me make big smiles now in the photos, haha. Grateful for a very supportive mom, even though we get on each other's nerves sometimes during a photo shoot. (True story!)

Secondly, as much as I would like to promise that this will be the last outfit with a wide-brim summer hat, I couldn't because there is one more before I end the hats numbers here. I must admit I've gone a little crazy over hats, especially the ones from Dynamic Asia,, including today's. I cried and make sure I get this red hat! I think subconsciously I dream of becoming Kate Middleton or some Kentucky Derby Diva. Made me laugh just typing that one.

Anyway, so this polka dots vintage-inspired dress from Avenle is pretty cute. The polka dots in red and white print got me at hello. I also like the black and white polka dots collar coordinates. However, I had a major issue with the sleeves constantly falling off my shoulder and you can probably see it in some photos. The back has a low V cut but it does not have a strap that will hold both sides so the tendency is for them to fall off. I think it needs a major repair or you can tuck them with a safety pin. Unfortunatly though, the dress I believe is already sold out. But if you've got a heart for vintage-inspired style, then check out them out because you might just find something that you might like.

So what do you think of this look? Classy and sassy or not?

Red Polka Dot Vintage Dress

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Pearl Bracelets

White Quilted Shoulder Bag

Red Bow Heels

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