Poufy Sleeves, Cold Shoulders & White Rips!

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Top: J.O.A. (under $70) | Denim: JBrand | Heels: Steve Madden | Necklace: Lana; get the look for less here | Bag: Gucci (similar); get the look for less here | Sunnies: Quay (only $60!) | Cuff: Hermes; get a similar look for less here

I got this top about a month ago and have worn it several times, several different ways already!  I wore it to work once with flare denim and these wedges here.  I also wore it the way I have it on in the post, except with my rose gold loafers here!  It’s been my go to spring top so far!  The model is wearing it with a bow tie in the front, but I thought it looked better with a little more waist definition.  If you’re looking for a new pair of mirrored aviators this spring and summer, these Quay’s are so fun and won’t break the bank.  I’ve worn them a ton!

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Chic Denim Romper: So soft it feels like pajamas!!

Romper: Rails (runs large; size down unless you want more of a boyfriend fit) | Wedges: Marc Fisher (so comfy!) | Bag: Louis Vuitton; get the look for less here and here | Sunnies: Céline; similar here | Necklace: Lana; get the look for less here | Earrings: Argento Vivo

If you’re looking for a daytime chic or casual dinner outfit, this romper is for you!  A plus is that it’s crazy comfy!!  It does run a size large though, so you definitely have to size down unless you want more of a boyfriend fit.  Personally, I don’t mind it being a little loose.  I’m thinking it’ll be the perfect outfit for Taco Tuesdays haha!  Anyway, the material is really soft and you’ll be comfortable in it no matter what you’re doing.  Fit Tips: Don’t try to pull the drawstring too tight.  It’s a drop waist and should sit a little lower.  If you try to tighten it too much, it’s going to bunch up and be unflattering.  Just want to be honest girls!  Lastly, if you don’t already own a pair of these Marc Fisher wedges, go ahead and get them.  You’ll be so happy that you have them!  I can walk for days in them!

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Perfect Easter or Vacation Summer Dress!

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Dress: Eliza J (comes in regular and petite; I’m wearing a 0p for reference) | Block Heels: BP (under $70 and sooo comfy!) | Necklace: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Nordstrom | Earrings: Nordstrom | Bag: Chanel Jumbo Timeless Classic; get the look for less here (only $69!) and here

For $128, this dress is perfect for the upcoming summer or for Easter!  It’s all cotton with a little bit of stretch and is fitted in all the right places!  The fitted bodice and white belt give waist definition, with a fun fit and flare silhouette.  The high/low hem is the perfect amount of edginess to a classic navy spring dress.  I think it’s perfect for Easter, any upcoming shower, luncheon, casual dinner, or for vacation.

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Brunching with Rachel Barkules: 2 Daytime Chic Outfits!

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My Outfit – Top: Tularosa | Jeans: Topshop | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Wedges: Jeffery Campbell | Bag: Louis Vuitton; get the look for less here | Sunnies: Ray Ban (have worn these a ton!)

Rachel’s Outfit – Dress: Adelyn Rae | Wedges: Prada, sold out, but similar options here and here| Bag: Chanel, similar options here (this one is so cute!) | Necklace: Lana, similar one here; get the look for less here (love this one for $42!)

Girl time is the best!  I know it’s so easy to get busy with work and life in general and not make enough time for friends, but it’s so necessary!  Rachel and I have been talking about doing this post for what feels like forever!  We have become such great friends since she moved to Tampa, and I love spending time with her and her family.  They all are so kind and always lots of fun!!  We went to Piquant in Hyde Park, started off with a mimosa, and ended our day with dinner on the beach.  It was the perfect day!  You can find her blog at www.lifescandyjar.com  She has helped me so much along the way, and I couldn’t be more thankful to have her in my life!

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Easy Casual Spring Casual Outfit

Top: B.P. Off the Shoulder Top | Jeans: Rag and Bone Stevie Hem Capri (I’m obsessed with the tie detail!) | Bracelets: Bauble Bar; get the look for less here | Wedges: Marc Fisher LTD Espadrilles  | Similar Bags: Sole Society, Rebecca Minkoff , Chloe, Sole Society | Sunglasses: DIFF Eyewear | Watch: Michele | Necklace: Panacea Stick Necklace

I love an easy casual outfit!  Polished, but still everyday casual.  I feel like everyone is always looking for outfits like this that are wearable during the day or for a casual dinner.  The whole outfit is super comfortable, and I can’t say enough about my wedges!  You could seriously walk for days in them!  They’re the most comfortable wedge I’ve ever put on.  My sunnies are also perfect for the summer.  Nothing screams summer more that a fun mirrored aviator!  These are from DIFF Eyewear and you can use the code ‘CHRISTIAN’ to get 25% off your order on their website.

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Ruffled Sleeve Top, Denim & Wedges: Each piece under $75!!

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Top: WAYF (only $69!); other ruffle sleeve must haves here and here | Jeans: Topshop (under $75!) | Bag: Chanel; get the look for less here and here | Wedges: BP (under $50!) | Choker: Cristabelle (only $38!) | Sunnies: Quay Australia (only $60!) | Bracelets: Monica Vinader (on price match through today only 25% off!)Vita Fede

If this top doesn’t give you all the spring vibes, then I don’t know what would!  The gingham pattern, the big bow, the ruffled sleeves are all just so cute and fun for spring.  I would pair it back to white denim, cutoffs or a denim skirt.  If you wanted to dress it up more, a white pencil skirt or a white ankle pant would be perfect!  The prices on all of these items are under $100, which just means more money for me to spend on jewelry and bags haha!  I am wearing a brand new Smashbox Liquid Pigment in the shade ‘Mauve Wife’ and I’m obsessed!!

Stay tuned on Snapchat or Insta Stories for a few more of my favorite tops with fun sleeves!

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Embroidered Skirt Under $75!

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Top: Leith | Skirt: Topshop (under $75 and looks so designer!) | Choker: Cristabelle (only $28!)  | Heels: Sam Edelman from last year; very similar style here | Lipstick: Smashbox ‘Safe Word’ | Bag: Chanel Jumbo Timeless Classic; get the look for less here (love this one!) and here | Belt: Gucci; get the look for less here and here

I have to admit that I haven’t totally been on board with the embroidery trend this year…until I found this skirt!  I’m not a huge floral person so, it took me a little while to find the right embroidered piece for me.  It runs a little on the small side, so I would size up one size.  Also, my top is nice and fitted, so it works perfectly to tuck in or leave out with jeans.  I would also recommending sizing up one size in it.  Lastly, y’all, for $28, this choker is awesome!!  I’ve worn it so much!  It’s the perfect price for a trendy piece!

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How To Accessorize With a Scarf During the Spring/Summer!

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Top:  Willow & Clay (under $100!) | Denim: Frame Denim (fav jeans ever!) | Heels: Sam Edelman; sold out, very similar here and on sale under $100!| Scarf: Echo | Bag: Chanel Jumbo Timeless Classic; get the look for less here and here | Hat: Hinge (only $39!) | Necklace: Kendra Scott (you can wear this 3 different ways!) | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Ring: Nordstrom on sale 50% off under $20!) | Cuff: Express (on sale under $15!)

So, I obviously love this hat so much that I bought it in 2 colors.  For $39, it’s such a steal and looks so nice on!  It’s perfect for blocking the sun, and I would definitely wear it to the beach.  The tan and white version is super cute too!  My top fits true to size, however the straps were long on me.  Never be scared of a minor alteration like that.  It’s an easy fix and can make such a difference in how your clothes fit.  This top would also look adorable with high waisted denim and a jacket over top!  Style Tip: If you feel like you want to add a pop of color or pattern to your look, grab a scarf and tie it around your bag.  It can be the perfect pop, and then you can drape it over your shoulders if you happen to be cold indoors.

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Spring Lace Dress: Wear to Easter, a wedding, Derby party & more!

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Hat: Hinge (only $39!) | Dress: Topshop (looks so designer!) | Clutch: Valentino | Heels: Christian Louboutinsimilar here: Sam EdelmanMichael KorsKristin Cavalari | Necklace: Nordstrom | Watch: Michele | Earrings: Nordstrom

The lace on this dress is beyond gorgeous!!  I saw it online and was obsessed immediately!  It looks so designer with the placement of the lace and the pleats, and just the overall design in general.  I thought it would be perfect to wear for Easter, the Kentucky Derby, a Derby party, a bridal shower in the spring or a wedding.  Seriously so many occasions that you could wear it to!  Of course, you don’t have to wear the hat with it, but I think it looks great if the occasion suits!  It’s only $39 and would look great on anyone.  I know many people might say they couldn’t pull off a hat of this size, but trust me, you can.  I am petite and have a child’s size head, so if I can do it, then so can you!

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How I Like To Relax

Robe: Natori | Other home favorites not pictured: Diffuser: Diptyque | Diffuser Cartridge: Diptyque Baies | Candle: Diptyque | Slippers: Ugg | Sweatshirt: Make & Model | Lounge Pants: Make & Model | Face Mask: Glamglow | Blanket: Barefoot Dreams 

I don’t know if time just keeps going faster and faster or if I’m getting busier or if everyone is busier than ever these days.  As most of you know, I work full time and blog full time, so being able to relax is key for me.  I love soaking in a bath any chance I get.  I usually pour a glass of wine, light my candles, and use my soaking salts from Bee & You.  I am obsessed with anything lavender for my relaxation time.  The soaking salts from Bee & You are all natural with all organic ingredients and smell amazing!!  They have replaced chemical additives with bee pollen, essential oils and natural ingredients, which leaves your skin moisturized and healthy!  Also, the bee pollen is from the owner’s bee farm, which I think is so neat.  Use my code “Cbstyle15” at checkout to receive 15% off your order!

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