Summer Trend: Straw Bags

Summer Trend: Straw Bags

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I always love to follow trends each season because there is always a clear front runner that is just sweeping the fashion world by storm. This summer, that item is straw bags. If you haven’t seen the below Gaia’s Ark Bag on EVERY SINGLE PERSONS Instagram page, you’ve clearly been living under a rock.

You can shop it by clicking the picture above OR snag another straw bag (that hopefully every single person doesn’t already own) by shopping my favorite picks below. From beach bags to clutches, there’s something for everyone and every occasion. Plus, the bags are in an assortment of price ranges from $19-$300, so make sure to check all of them out to find one  that fits your needs.

Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Across the Brooklyn Bridge

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PS: this jumpsuit is only $75 and perfect for the summer!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, blogging has brought me so many amazing opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone. Living in New York City, I’ve always had a little “NYC Bucket list” and one of the things I always wanted to do was walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Seems simple enough, right? Yet, I never wound up crossing it off my list and making it happen – until yesterday.

I woke up at 6am to get ready for a 7am call time (although I admit I was a bit late) and met a new photographer at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge on the corner of Tillary and Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard. We captured photos all along the bridge and I soon realized that I was already half way back to Manhattan, so decided to walk the rest of the way back, then hop on a subway to my day job. And just like that – I walked the Brooklyn Bridge. Had it not been for that schedule photo shoot, I may have never crossed it off my list.

So for those of you that don’t have a blog to kick you in the butt and make you do things you’ve always wanted to – here’s my reminder to you to go out and do them anyway! You won’t regret it.

Get My Look: Stripes for Summer

Get My Look: Stripes for Summer

 

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So by now, everyone and I mean everyone should know the stripe rule. If you don’t, please listen carefully. There’s an old “tale” about how to wear stripes in a flattering way. Legend has it that horizontal (across) stripes can make you look much bigger than you actually are. However, vertical (up & down) stripes are known to make you look taller and even leaner. Is there truth to this? Know one really knows. I guess it’s up to you to decided how you feel in striped ensembles. For me, I choose to stick to it. I can’t risk a fashion fail…

So when I came across these B&W striped flare pants, I knew they needed to be mine. Who  doesn’t want #LegsForDays?! While I couldn’t link to the actual pair, you can mimic my look for less (linked above). Plus, how cute are these barely-there pumps?

The Ultimate Busy Gal’s Bliss List

The Ultimate Busy Gal’s Bliss List

Summer is around the corner (yay!) and as you know, I always love sharing my “products of the moment” with you each season. So low and behold – my busy gal’s bliss list! Shop and read about some of my favs below.

Bloom Mineral: This 4 piece skincare kit is inclusive of a purifying mud mask, softening cleansing milk, shielding eye cream and moisture shield. Can you say #goals?!  To incorporate these products into your routine, you can follow these simple steps: clean your face using the softening cleansing milk, generously apply the mud mask (leaving on for 15-20 minutes) and apply the moisture shield & eye cream.  Ps: you can use the code “skin25” (good through June 30) for 25% off your order!

Clear Eyes Pure Relief® Multi-Symptom: I don’t know about you guys, but this time of year my allergies FLARE UP, so Clear Eyes® is a must for me. The brand, which is already the #1 selling brand of eye drops, recently launched its newest, revolutionary innovation in the eye care category: Clear Eyes Pure Relief®. Luckily for me, it has a unique formula designed to relieve red, burning, itchy, dry, irritated, gritty or watery eyes (which is basically every allergy symptom I get). Ps: a $3 coupon is available for download on the brand website at: http://cleareyes.com/clear-eyes-coupons/

Nad’s: You know what they say – no pain, all gain! Nad’s newest sensitive hair removal cream is designed for painless hair removals (formulated with natural extras of melon, aloe vera, avocado oil and honey). The product helps soothe and protect sensitive skin, while targeting the hair shaft for effective removals of unwanted hair (yes, a summer must have). In literally 4 minutes you can have smooth skin, which is why this is a favorite of mine.

Coobie: In the summer especially, I’m all about bralettes. For starters, they’re so much more comfortable than an underwire bra, plus they look so darn cute. Coobie’s new collection is a pretty, sexy alternative for everyday and is made with soft, stretchy lace. The cups are lined with a soft, thin nylon blend that provides comfortable coverage without the bulk (can I get a hell yes!). Plus, there are no pads or wires AND the straps are adjustable and include a mid-strap hook on the back so that you can wear it in a racerback style.

Easily shop some items below, too!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

What to Wear this Memorial Day Weekend

What to Wear this Memorial Day Weekend

I feel like I blinked and Memorial Day Weekend is here. This kick-off of warmer weather somehow always winds up being the hardest of the summer holidays to dress for. You never quite know what you’re going to get – sun, rain, high winds – you name it! For me, I like to still look in season (bright colors, florals, etc.), yet like to keep warm if needed.

The dress I’m wearing (pictured above) is the perfect transitional piece for this time of year. It’s casual, comfortable and perfect for a BBQ. Plus, I’ve been noticing the stripe/flower trend a lot in stores lately.  Below, I’ve  linked to some similar items.

PS. Can you believe these Birkenstocks are only $34!!