The 4th of July is a week away, are you prepared? Whether you’re going to the beach, the lake, or staying at home and throwing an Independence Day themed party, I’ve got you covered. The romper is one of my personal favorites. It’s a perfect cover up for a day by the pool, but it can also be paired with wedges for a night out or a 4th of July party. I also adore the sunnies from Urban Outfitters and monogrammed floppy hat, both are such classic looks. Click on the picture for a closer view or click the links below for specific items.
‘Red Happy 4th of July Stemless Wine Glass’ – $4.95 from Swoozies. This stemless wine glass also comes in blue.
A great wedge is one of my favorite accessories during the summertime. You can change your casual summer dress from a day outfit to a cute night outfit by dressing it up with a great pair of wedges! You can also wear a colorful top, white skinny jeans, and a pair of wedges for a dinner date.
I particularly like brown wedges (or neutral wedges) as you can tell from the picture below. But there are so many great neutral wedges that have a pop of color! For example, the ‘Emily 34 Aqua and Tan Platform Wedge Sandals from Lulu’s (#2). You can also experiment with several different types of wedges such as straw or cork.
In spirit of #FavoritesFriday, here are nine wedges that I think are fabulous for this summer…
‘Emily 34 Gold Platform Wedge Sandals’ from Lulu’s $30.00
‘Emily 34 Aqua and Tan Platform Wedge Sandals’ from Lulu’s $30.00
BC Footwear ‘Lickety Split’ in Taupe/Exotic Bottom from PiperLime $70.00
Badgley Mischka ‘Kleo’ in Platino Metallic Suede from PiperLime $215.00
Steve Madden ‘Blasst’ in Cognac from Zappos $79.99
Nine West ‘Caswell’ in Natural Nubuck from Zappos $99.00
‘Vachetta’ Leather Canvas Wedges in English Saddle from J.Crew $168
Via Spiga ‘Marisol’ in Camel from Zappos $115.05
MICHAEL by Michael Kors ‘Cicely’ Metallic Wedge Sandal in Gold from Neiman Marcus $145
Happy Memorial Day everyone! I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank those who serve and who have served our country. Thank you. We live in the home of the brave, because of the brave.
Summer is finally here, which means a few of my favorite things are back in season: sunnies, bright colored accessories and apparel, and open-toed shoes. Today’s post features just a few things that I have my eye on this summer.
The ‘Crystal Blue & tahitian Teal Ditty’ Tote by Hayden Reis — $144. What I love about this tote is that it’s made out of Dacron Sailcloth which means it is virtually indestructible, incredibly lightweight, and water/sand resistant. This tote is also very big, which is great for when you go on vacation and need to carry bulky items such as beach towels. Hayden Reis totes come in a variety of sizes and colors also! And the best part (if you ask me) is that you can monogram it!! This tote has six interior pockets, one interior hanging zipper pocket, and a snap hook for your keys or a wristlet!
Water Bottle from J.Crew — $19.50. What I love about this water bottle, besides the fact that it comes in my favorite color (turquoise) is the cute plastic design around the glass water bottle. This water bottle is also dishwasher safe! It’s important to carry a water bottle when you’re out in the sun so that you can stay hydrated, so why not stay hydrated in style!
‘Aviator Full Color’ Sunglasses with tortoise frame, gold temples, and brown lens treatment from Ray Ban — $175. Okay, I am obsessed with these sunnies!! Recently I have been super into sunnies, there are so many new, funky, retro, and colorful sunnies that people are wearing this season! I have several pairs of Ray Ban sunglasses but I am dying for this pair. I believe that tortoise is always in style and that these sunnies are ready to wear year round!
The ‘Happiness Bracelet’ from Hipanema — $128. The Hipanema Brazilian bracelets are to die for!! They come in so many vibrant, gorgeous colors! What I love about this bracelet is the gorgeous combination of pinks, oranges, and yellows and the different patterns within the bracelets. Another thing I love about the Hipanema bracelets are that it looks like you’re wearing numerous bracelets, but you’re really just wearing one! no more dealing with multiple bracelets sliding up and down your arm. The Hipanema ‘Happiness’ bracelet combines several different types of bracelets into one bracelet that is connected by a lovely gold clasp so that your bracelet is secure on your wrist. These bracelets are a great way to liven up an outfit!
The ‘Nine Space For J.Crew Beach Towel’ from J.Crew — $76. You’re always going to need a good beach towel when you go on a summer vacation. This Nine Space for J.Crew beach tael is perfect for this summer! The pink and white striped beach towel is lined with fringe to add a unique, stylish touch to what would be an ordinary beach accessory.
The ‘Slim’ Flip Flops in ‘Pool Green’ by Havaianas — $26. What I love about this flip flop is that it’s a simple, classic flip flop that’s affordable! These are the type of flip flops you’re going to want to buy in every color and print because they’re never going to go out of style. These flip flops are made in Brazil. They have a cushioned footbed with a textured rice pattern and rubber sole so that they provide extra comfort for those long walks on the beach! I’ve owned a pair of white Havaianas flip flops since I can’t even remember and they are fantastic! Now I’m ready to buy them in fun, bright colors!
I hope that you enjoy these summer accessories as much as I do! I also hope that everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day!
The start of December brings the start of shopping sprees. Everyone knows that a little sparkle during the holidays is never a bad thing. If you want to stand out, in a good way, at your holiday party then a little sparkle and a lot of glamour is the way to go. These dresses are cute and fabulous and are guaranteed to turn heads. You can pair them with tights, flats, or some fun or classic heels and you’ll be ready to go!
‘Anita Shift Dress’ by Ella Moss (top left)
‘L’Wren Scott Collection Sequin Wiggle Dress’ from Banana Republic (top middle)
‘Crepe Boatneck Dress’ from J.Crew (top right)
‘Collection Cate Sequin Dress’ from J.Crew (bottom left)
‘See Me Sequin Bodycon Dress’ from Tobi in Matte Burgundy (bottom middle) *This dress also comes in matte gold and navy.
‘Sequin Tier Dress’ from Tobi (bottom right) *This dress also comes in black.
There’s nothing better than a great gift at a great price! Why splurge when you have so many other gifts to buy for your family and friends? I’ve found these cute gifts at a great price, perfect for spreading the love to your family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else on your shopping list!
Chevron Coasters — $12.50 from J.Crew.
Ceramic Jewelry Tray — $19.50 from J.Crew. This also comes in a couple other colors!
Fair Isle Trouser Socks — $14.50 from J.Crew.
Things We Love Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug by Kate Spade New York — $20.00.
Lilly Pulitzer Wine Tote in ‘Garden By The Sea’ — $20.00.
‘Break The Ice’ Insulated Tumbler by Kate Spade New York — $18.00 from Nordstrom.
Jonathan Adler 2013-2014 Agenda in ‘Dunbar Road’ — $20.00 from Swoozies.
‘Paris Is Always’ Note Pads (2-pack) by Ben’s Garden — $14.00 from Nordstrom.
Christmas shopping can be fun, but it can also tug on your wallet. But it doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. Plan ahead this year! Keep track of all of your favorite store’s sales and beat the crowd! These are a few great gifts that I have found online that are under $50. I will be posting more gift guides throughout the holiday season, so stay tuned!
Acrylic Cambridge Monogram Bracelet (top left) — $48.00 from Moon and Lola. These bracelets come in many different colors! This website is a fantastic place to get any and all monogrammed jewelry! Trust me, I would know, I’m a fanatic of monograms!
Deena & Ozzy Hammered Cross-body Bag (top right) — $42.00 from Urban Outfitters. This bag also comes in several other colors!
Glitter Box Set (bottom left) — $30.00 from Kate Spade New York. These socks are too cute and come in great Christmas colors!
Dainty Texas Necklace (middle bottom row) — $46.00 from The Impeccable Pig. I’m from Texas so, of course, I love this necklace!
Neiman Marcus Exclusive Four Monogrammed Coasters (bottom right) — $34.00
Crane & Co. For J.Crew ‘Merci’ Card Set (top left) — $24.50 from J.Crew. These thank you cards are so cute! And who doesn’t need to re-stock their thank you notes? I know I get plenty of use from them.
‘To The Moon’ Pillow by Primitives by Kathy (top right) — $24.00 from Nordstrom. This pillow is too cute! It can also easily match with other pillows, therefore whoever you give this gift to (even if it’s for yourself, I won’t tell!) you won’t have to worry about it not going well with their decor.
‘Color Me Glossy’ Lip Glaze Set by Stila (bottom left) — $28.00 from Nordstrom. I personally love Stila lip gloss. This gift makes for a great stocking stuffer too!
Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings (middle bottom row) — $48.00 from Nordstrom. These Kate Spade earrings also come in several other colors! These earrings are so classic, a great purchase for a friend or relative, or even yourself!
‘Be Dazzling’ Scented Candle by Kate Spade New York (bottom right) — $40.00 from Nordstrom. This candle also comes in black and white polka dots. Who doesn’t love a good candle? I know I sure do!
‘101 Recipes You Can’t Live Without’ Cookbook by Macmillan (top left) — $24.99 from Nordstrom. Ok someone needs to get me this! I need to get in the kitchen and learn how to make yummy new recipes, because only knowing how to make mac n’ cheese and scrambled eggs isn’t cutting it.
‘Everyday Pretty’ Lip & Eye Palette by Bobbi Brown (top right) — $30.00 from Nordstrom. This is a great stocking stuffer!
Boxed Initial Pendant by Nadri (right) — $38.00 from Nordstrom. This is a classic gift and a great stocking stuffer!
Etched Enamel Bangle in ‘Natural’ (bottom left) — $39.50 from J.Crew. This bangle also comes in two other colors!
Acrylic Hartford Block Monogram Post Earrings (bottom right) — $44.00 from Moon and Lola. These come in many different colors!
At some point in our life, most of us looked down upon the idea of sporting a vest. For me, I cringed at the mere thought of ever wearing a vest, being constantly haunted by mo mother’s 90s Halloween pumpkin-themed vest and Tacky (although she didn’t think so) Christmas snowman-themed vest. Both came with matching clip-on earrings, I might add.
However, since the 90s, I have changed my views about vests entirely. Whether it’s a fur vest, a quilted vest, or a beautiful Barbour vest, I’m open to every kind. After a long search, I finally found the perfect brown vest last Christmas now I’m on the hunt for a quilted vest. These vests by J.Crew will do!
The Woman’s ‘Excursion Quilted Vest’ in Camo (bottom left) from J.Crew is a classy and cute way to join in on the new camo trend that’s buzzing around. I for one was not all aboard this trend when I heard about it. Being a native Texan, I’ve been surrounded by boys and their hunting craze. Seeing men decked out in camo and then a girl wearing camo skinnies gave me a scare, but I’ve warmed up to it. I have since fallen in love with camo scarves (let’s face it, I fall in love with every scarf I meet) and this adorable J.Crew camo vest!
Be brave and give these trends a try! Tweet me at @mehauglid_blog using the hashtag #TrendsToTryTuesday to let me know your thoughts about what’s trendy!
I am obsessed with a lot of trends in clothing but I especially love what everyone is wearing this season. In terms of bottoms, skater skirts, leather pants, and dark-colored jeans are my personal obsessions. Also, like most other fashion bloggers that I follow, I have my eye on the excursion vests from J.Crew that come in stripes, camo, and many different colors. These vests are perfect to throw over a button down or plain long sleeve tee. Also, I am loving the peplum trend, it’s so cute and adds the perfect amount of femininity to any outfit. Sequins and fur, as usual, are a go-to for the holidays. I know I’m wearing something sparkly for New Years Eve!
These are some of my favorite clothing trend picks…
Some people think that once the weather gets cold you have to wear dark colors. I think that’s false. Just because the sun isn’t always shining and you’re not lounging by a pool in bright summer colors, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to strictly be black. I think that you can be just as fun and colorful during the fall and winter months with your shoe choice! A pop of color can go a long way for an outfit. Whether it’s jewelry or a handbag, or even shoes, a pop of color can easily turn your drab winter outfit into something to remember! These shoes below are some of my personal favorites for this season. I think each of these shoes are classic and will stay classic.
The loafer has been around for a long time. J.Crew has stepped it up a notch with different materials such as calf hair, suede, fabric, and patent leather. These fun patterns and prints can be paired with skinny jeans and a simple, cute top and your shoes will pop! The black strap sandals from Steve Madden are perfect for a cocktail event or a date night with that special someone. My personal favorite are the gorgeous Michael Kors booties, perfect for a night out on the town or a special occasion.