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Fashion // Beach-ful Thinking

Every spring I immediately think about warm weather and beach days, forgetting that we have basically three months of cooler temps left. I get so jealous of people in southern states who can wear shorts and sundresses in April! The fact that I can't wear summer clothes yet isn't stopping me from eyeing every bikini and pair of sandals out there. Below are some of my favorite beach-y items to get you in a sunny state of mind. It'll be July 4 weekend before we know it!

Top Row: one // two // three // four
Second Row: one // two // three // four
Third Row: one // two // three // four
Fourth Row: one // two // three // four

Fashion // Blue & White Party Dress

As we move deeper into spring, my calendar is filling up with parties, weddings, weekend trips, and get-togethers. With the warm weather soirée season underway, I've been doing some serious window shopping to scope out the best dresses for these events. There are certain dress styles that I love and find most flattering (high neckline, fit-and-flare, shorter hemline) and colors that I'm instantly drawn to (pinks, blues, white). When I saw this dress I knew it was a must have. It's incredibly flattering, cinching in at the waist and flaring out over the hips, and the halter top neckline accentuates the shoulders. The colors scream "summer" and the full skirt is perfect for the dance floor. The dress also comes in blue, making it a great option for a summer wedding! It rings in at under $100 and won't break the bank (a challenge I often encounter when party dress shopping). Another highlight... this dress is so classic I know it won't be a wear once and done deal, I'll be reaching into my closet for it years down the line. If only I could say the same about those bandage dresses and cut-out frocks I liked in college...

 Dress (c/o) // Heels // Scalloped Clutch

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Fashion // Six Lace-Up Heels

I am seriously LOVING the lace-up shoe trend. It's such a fun twist on an otherwise basic flat, heel or sandal. There are so many cute styles out there and I'm finding myself clicking "add to cart" a little too often. Here are six lace-up heels I'd really love to appear in my closet. With party season underway (weddings, graduations, bachelorettes, outdoor soirees) I think a pair or two of these lace-up beauties would be a great wardrobe addition.

First column: one (SO comfy) // two (#wishlist) // three
Second column: one // two // three (under $80!)

Fashion // Off Shoulder Button Up

I've written about my love of off shoulder tops before, but this one is something special. It's basically a button up oxford shirt, but with an off the shoulder neckline. It's such a cute top and I was so happy the weather decided to finally get warm enough for me to wear it! I love that the buttons, material, and blue and white stripes make this top different than all the other off shoulder items out there. I paired it with my new favorite lace up heels (they're seriously so comfortable) and a scalloped clutch that I scored during Shopbop's 25% off sale. Perfect outfit for a spring day strolling around the West Village!

Fashion // Eight Spring Clutches

I absolutely love accessorizing with fun clutches. In the warmer months my outfits usually consist of white jeans and a colorful top, or a solid colored dress, so a cute clutch really makes the look.  Here are eight adorable clutches I have my eye on for spring.

(clockwise from top left) one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight 

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I ordered this gorgeous dress during Shopbop’s site-wide sale. I can’t wait to receive it! It’s sold out on Shopbop now, but available in all sizes here 

Hallelujah it’s almost bare legs season! With that in mind, the best shoes to wear with mini skirts

I loved this little Charleston Q&A with Annie! Definitely check out her blog if you aren’t familiar. She’s just adorable! 

Fashion // Bloomingdales Friends & Family

There are so many amazing sales going on right now, my credit card may be getting a little bit of a work out. Along with the Shopbop sale I recently wrote about, Bloomingdales is also having a Friends & Family 25% off event. I purchased this adorable gingham number before the sale, but with code FRIENDS it rings in at under $70! I'm rounding up some of my favorite items available only at Bloomingdales. These items were all a great deal originally, all under $100, so the 25% off makes them even better! If there's something you're eyeing, shop soon! Everything goes back to full price on Sunday.

Fashion // Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

The Shopbop friends and family sale is here! Code INTHEFAM gets you 25% off your entire purchase! Shopbop is my favorite online shopping destination and it's always my go to whenever I need something new... whether it's a dress for a special event, stocking up on skinny jeans or a unique accessorie, I can always find what I'm looking for on the site. I've been wearing a lot of items from Shopbop recently like this top in Puerto Rico and this dress and trench for Easter. My online shopping cart always seems to stay full when I'm perusing the website, and I'm just in love with so many of their pieces for spring and summer. I'm rounding up my favorites below! Be sure to shop fast if there's something you like, Shopbop sells out of items quickly and I have a feeling the site will be seeing lots of traffic in coming days!

Fashion // Spring Gingham Dress

Gingham is one of my most favorite prints for spring and summer. I was so excited to find this dress at such an affordable price to add more gingham to my wardrobe. Right now I'm wearing it with a little denim jacket and cognac riding boots, but I'm looking forward to paring it with my favorite sandals in the summer. This dress also has a fun low back that adds a little something extra. It's made out of a sturdy scuba material which I really love. There's nothing worse than wearing something and having it stretch out and lose shape a couple hours later. That doesn't happen with this material! This dress is perfect for a casual weekend brunch, or you can throw on some dressy heels, add a cute clutch, and it's appropriate for the many upcoming events marked on my calendar (bridal showers, engagement parties, and birthday soirees). It's such a perfect, versatile spring dress! 

dress // denim jacket (cheaper version) // bag, similar: lowmiddle (on sale), high // boots, similar: low, middle (on sale), high // sunnies // bracelets // pearl earrings

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