Floral Tunic & Cutoffs: Perfect for the Summer!

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Tunic: Impressions | Shorts: Topshop | Necklace: BaubleBar (pretty much haven’t taken this off since I got it!) | Flip Flops: Valentino; get a designer dupe here (under $60) and here | Sunnies: Céline aviators | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Lips: Smashbox ‘Safe Word’ | Blush:  Smashbox ‘Pacific Coast Pink’ (I use all 3 colors mixed together) | Bracelets: here, here, here, here

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The beach is my happiest place on earth!  I am so blessed to live near one of the most beautiful beaches and be able to drive down to watch the sunset basically on any given night.  We were down at St Pete beach for sunset last Monday, and it was really the perfect end to the day.  The days are super hot here now, and the beach is just perfect at night.  It honestly never gets old!

Since it’s been so hot lately, I look for clothes to wear on my days off that are super lightweight and breathable.  This tunic could also double as a cover up (it’s long enough) or a dress if you put a slip underneath it.  It’s under $40 and one size fits all.  Love it!  I paired it back to my tried and true Topshop cutoffs.  I love how high waisted these are!  They run small, so I would suggest sizing up in them.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Thursday babes! xoxo, Christian

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Classic Chambray, Embroidery, Denim & Wedges!

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Top: Rails (soooo soft!) | Denim: Frame; sold out similar here and here (have these and wear a ton) | Necklace: BaubleBar | Lips: Smashbox ‘Safe Word’ | Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell | Bracelets: BaubleBar (love the statement these make and under $50!) |

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I love an easy classic look with a little bit of an edge!  I can’t tell you how many chambray tops I’ve bought over the years, but this one is by far the softest.  This brand in general makes the softest tops ever!  I thought the embroidery detail on this top was adorable, and wanted to jazz it up with a few accessories.  I’ve been obsessed with this necklace and cuff ever since it came in the mail.  They look so designer and are a fraction of the price!  Lastly, my wedges are oh so comfy.  Every time I put them on, my feet are so happy!  I’ve even worn them to work and been great all day.  Everything I’m wearing runs TTS.  My top is a little oversized, but I would still get your true size.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Tuesday babes! xoxo, Christian

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Casual chic outfit + the best, most versatile accessories!

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Top: WAYF | Denim: Frame | Heels: Steve Madden | Bag: Céline phantom; get a similar look here | Necklace: BaubleBar (under $50 and looks so designer!) | Bangles: BaubleBar (under $50!) | Earrings: Lana | Sunnies: Céline | Lipstick: Smashbox ‘Safe Word’

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I love a good casual chic outfit!  Nothing easier than a cute top, denim, a pair of heels, and some great accessories.  I got this necklace and bracelet a couple of weeks ago, and have barely taken them off.  They seriously go with everything!  From casual to more polished looks or even cocktail, you can take them from day to night.  I wore this necklace walking around LA shopping with a tank and cutoffs, and also wore it really dressed up with a black strapless romper to JLo.  So versatile!  I’ve also been loving all of these cute tops with fun shoulder details like the ruffles and ties on this one.  I think it would be adorable with white cutoffs or a denim mini skirt.  You could also pair it with black ripped denim for an edgier look.  Everything I’m wearing runs TTS, just fyi…

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday loves!  xoxo, Christian

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Perfect 4th Of July Outfit!

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Top: Show Me Your Mumu | Necklace: BaubleBar | Shorts: Topshop | Sneakers: Gucci; get the look for less here | Bag: Louis Vuitton; get a similar look here and here

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The 4th of July is such a fun holiday!  It’s my grandmother’s birthday, and I always have fond memories of it growing up.  They had a condo in Myrtle Beach, SC when all the cousins were younger, and we always were at the beach together as a family that week.  My grandfather took us to the water slides, to play putt putt and to the fair that week, and we all had a blast!  Those were definitely the days of the care free life.  Ha!  Anyway, I love getting into the festive spirit for this holiday because it is always a celebration for my family.

My top is perfect for the occasion because it’s super lightweight and really comfy!!  It’s a little cropped just fyi, so I would wear bottoms that are more high waisted if you don’t want to show some skin.  I’ve also been in such a sneaker mood lately, and have worn these Gucci sneaks to death.  You could definitely pair this outfit back to a strappy sandal instead of a sneaker if you wanted!  A nude, white or even a denim one would be super cute!  Here are a few other July 4th inspired casual things you could wear:

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Thank you so much for reading and Happy Thursday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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Casual Camo Dress, Sneakers & Denim Jacket

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Dress: Pam & Gela | Jacket: BP (runs big!  I’m wearing an XXS) | Sneakers: Gucciget a similar look for less here and here | Bag: Louis Vuitton; get the look for less here

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I love an easy cotton summer dress!  I knew this one had to be mine right when I saw it.  It was a little long in the shoulders for me (I’m really short waisted & short in the shoulders), so I had alterations take it up about an inch.  I personally don’t like it when my bra shows under the arms, so I almost always have things tailored in the shoulders.  I wore it to work last week simple and casual with my Gucci sneakers that I got around Christmas and still love so much!  They’re so fun and sparkly and add pizazz to any outfit!!  The dress was super comfy all day and will be perfect this summer as the heat continues to rise.  Since it’s a racer back, I wear this bra with it.  I’ve found it to be the best one out there that gives great support and contouring, and is super soft!  This outfit would be perfect to wear for a weekend look, day off, or just any day that you want to look put together but comfy casual!

Fit Tips: My dress and shoes run TTS, but the denim jacket runs big.  I would size down in it at least one size.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Tuesday babes! xoxo, Christian

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Fun Going Out Top, Rips & Pumps!

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Top: Express (on sale under $30!!) | Denim: Topshop (new fav high waisted!) | Heels: Christian Louboutin; similar look for less here | Lips: Smashbox ‘Safe Word’ | Bag: Louis Vuitton; similar here (just bought this one and it’s the perfect nude!) and here

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Other fun going out tops: Click the links below to shop

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I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been in such a casual mood lately.  I think maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’ve had to dress up for work for so long now, that I’m just feeling like wearing more casual things.  Who knows?!  When I found this top, I knew it would force me to get out of that mindset and put me in the mood to look a little more polished.  This top is so cute and comfy and also comes in black.  So perfect for a fun going out to dinner top.  It runs TTS, not oversized like a lot of their items.  My ripped denim is seriously my new favorite denim!  The color is perfect for summer and I love that they’re high waisted.  You can even buy them in the inseam that you like.  I like the 30″ since I’m on the shorter side.  PS–size up 2 sizes in these jeans.  My Loubs run TTS, but many people size up bc the toe box is definitely narrow.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday loves!  xoxo, Christian

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Our Vegas Girls Trip: All the fun details!

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I had the amazing pleasure of going to Vegas last week for the trip of a lifetime with 5 of the best girls ever!  Jaclyn, Rachel, Micah, Jackie, Kristen and I flew out there last Thursday and stayed until Sunday at the Wynn Hotel.  Jaclyn, Rachel, Jackie and I flew together there and back and Micah and Kristen met us there bc Micah is in NJ and Kristen in Chicago.  As most of you know, right when we landed in Vegas, Jaclyn hurt her foot.  She and Micah were so excited to see each other that their hug was more like a tackle, and they both went tumbling to the ground.  We all felt so bad for Jaclyn, but everyone rallied and we all still managed to have the best time!!  It was really the best group of girls and everyone got along SO well!

The main reason we went was to see J Lo in concert, and let me tell you that it was INCREDIBLE!!  She puts on an amazing show, so if you ever have to opportunity to see her, I would highly highly recommend it.  We sang/screamed and danced our hearts out, and it couldn’t have been more fun!  We spent the majority of our other time just lounging in the hotel room and by the pool.  We rented a cabana on Friday and Saturday, which was such a treat!  So fun to hang out there and be waited on while we lounged.  The drinks were flying and we had a blast!

Below are some pics from the weekend with brief descriptions.  I hope you enjoy!  xoxo, Christian

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My travel outfit on the way home.  I was so comfy the whole time.  Can we please talk about the floor here?!  I’m obsessed with all the colors and the pattern!

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I wore this to the pool both days.  It was such an easy outfit!  My sunnies are under $60 and so fun!

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I wore this outfit to the J Lo concert.  My shoes were really comfy all night!

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Making the most out of her hurt foot!

Fun in the pool!

Room service!  I think we ate and drank everything in the hotel. Ha!

Hanging in the cabana.  The weather was so perfect!

Fun at J Lo!!

Pool/Beach Ready: My Favorite Cover-Ups for Summer

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Cover-Up: PilyQ | Beach Bag: Fantasia Accessories (only $35!)other fun beach bags here and here | Flip Flops: Valentinoget the look for less here (under $60!) and here | Swimsuit: Top & Bottoms 

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Shop some of my other favorite cover-ups below!

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Summer is here and I don’t know about y’all, but I want to live at the pool or the beach!  I’ve rounded up some of my favorite cover-ups and beach bags for you that are sure to take your pool or beach look to the next level.  Most can even double as an outfit if you happen to be out and about and want to grab lunch or head over to happy hour, and want to look cute and covered enough.  They would also be perfect for a day out on the boat or to a friend’s pool party.  Lastly, I can’t say enough about my flip flops.  I’ve had mine for a year now, and they have held up so well.  I wear them all the time, from the beach to the pool to errands on my days off, they still look brand new.  I’m one of those people that is rough on my shoes, and I’ve been really impressed with how perfect these still are after all the wear!  They only come in whole sizes, so most people size up.  If you’re in between sizes, I would definitely recommend going up to the next size.

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Tuesday babes!  xoxo, Christian

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Easy Summer Look: Floral Off The Shoulder Top + White Denim

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Top: Cupcakes & Cashmere | Earrings: BaubleBar | Sunnies: Prada | Belt: Gucci; similar here | Lipgloss: Smashbox ‘Disco Rose’ | Cuff: Kendra Scott | Denim: Frame | Heels: Steve Madden | Bag: Chanel; get a similar look here (obsessed!) and here

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I love an easy, pulled together summer look that’s simple and chic!  This top is cool enough for the summer and instantly makes the whole outfit pop without much effort.  The colors are bright and fun, and of course I love my pop of turquoise.  I got this Anastasia Lip Gloss a couple of months back and love the color so much!  It is more of a hot pink, but can look more red when you need it to.  It’s the perfect in between shade and wears really well!  Lastly, my earrings are so fun!!  They can be worn more casually, and I love the beaded detail.  I could even see them worn more beachy with a white cotton dress.  Just an idea!

Fit Tips: The top, jeans and heels all run TTS.  However, I would size up a half size if you’re in between sizes in shoes.  Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday girls!  xoxo, Christian

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Packing Tutorial: All of my tips and tricks on how to stay organized + what I’m taking to Vegas!

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I’ve been soooo excited about this girl’s trip for about 2 months now!  There are 6 of us headed out to Vegas for the trip of a lifetime, and I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of it.  Y’all I could seriously scream!!  The main reason we’re going is to for the J Lo concert, but other than that, we are really looking forward to relaxing by the pool and just having a blast being spontaneous!  I know packing can be overwhelming to most people, so I want to give you all of my tips and tricks on how I stay organized when packing,  how to know what to pack, and how to keep your items in the best condition possible.  I also want to share all of my outfits that I’m bringing along, in case you have an upcoming girls trip and want some outfit inspo!

Here are the rest of the key pieces I brought for the trip!  Click on the images below to shop:

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The first thing I do when I’m about to leave for a trip is make a list.  I still am one of those people that likes to write everything down.  I list all of my essentials that I use day to day that are necessary.  I also make sure I have travel size containers for my skincare or have samples on hand so I don’t have to pack large bottles.   I keep these ready to go in a makeup kit, so that all I have to do is check it to make sure nothing needs to be refilled, zip it and go.

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