The summer is always the busiest part of my year, but this summer especially has been really jam packed. For starters, I generally travel on the weekends, so that leaves me to do two full-time jobs during my work week including my PR job and my blog. As such, I’m often working 12 hours days, then living out of a suitcase on the weekends. As you can imagine, things are busy-as-can-be and with that comes a lot of expenses. This is where *cheap* online shopping comes into play.
For me, there are clothing/accessory items worth splurging on and items worth saving on. Summer is the time for saving. Invest in staple items like blazers and jeans during the winter. Summery outfits are often trendy (they’re generally not in style the next season) and easily mimic-able (is that even a word)? For example, a shirt you can pay $250 for at Bloomingdales can most likely be found online for $15.
Like me, I know my followers love a steal, so I’ve included some of my favorite AND affordable summer fashions below.
Who doesn’t love being a lil’ patriotic now and then? This Fourth of July, show everyone just how much you love ‘merica by donning your best striped ensemble. Check out my look above for a little inspiration! While the outfit I’m wearing sold out almost immediately, I’ve linked to some others from the same site below. There’s some really similar looks, so if you’re interested, be sure to snag them before these too fly off the shelves. Oh and I almost forgot to mention – everything is well under $100! You know I love ballin’ on a budget.
Also, you may have noticed the adorbs clutch I’m holding. You can shop the exact one OR some cheaper options below as well.
I can’t get enough of two-piece sets for the summer, so I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. The one I’m pictured in is pretty pricey, but if you’re feeling like splurging, you can shop it below! OR if you’re balling on a budget (like I am 99% of the time), then shop some very affordable sets below, ranging from $14-$30 for both pieces. What a steal!
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.
Shop my look!
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.