Hello, fashionable friends!
Today we’re going to talk about everyone’s favorite summer accessory – the beach bag. It’s stylish, roomy, and meant to hold all of our beachy essentials. What girl doesn’t love a good excuse to pack a giant purse?!
The beach is the ideal vacation spot. You can gracefully adorn the sand as you tan your winter whites away or you can hop in the surf for a little fun in the waves. Whatever your beach time habits are, I guarantee you brought along your stylish tote.
Here are my affordable beach bag essentials…
1) H&M Sunglasses ($7.95)
2) H&M Bikini Bottoms ($12.95)
3) H&M Bikini Top ($17.95)
4) H&M Beach Towel ($12.95)
5) H&M Straw Hat ($12.95)
6) Hawaiian Tropic SPF 15 Tanning Oil ($8.49)
7) Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Coconut Lotion ($6.79)
8) Ulta Spray SunScreen SPF 50 ($8.49)
9) Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm ($6.99)
10) Argan OIl Hair Treatment ($11.99)
11) Women’s Woven Straw Tassle Tote ($29.99)
12) Trader Joes Freeze Dried Strawberries (In Store)
13) Orla Kiely Bamboo Water Bottle ($14.99)
14) Volcom Have Fun Thong Sandal ($23.95)
Hello, again, fashionable friends!
Let’s get back into the blogging grind with some flowery fun…
Flowers have been on trend since, well, the first woman came into existence. Can’t you just imagine Eve with a garland of daises atop her perfectly placed tresses? Even now Princess Kate Middleton gracefully exits the hospital adorned in spring-inspired florals.
Although the floral trend is time tested and celebrity approved, there are some rules to donning herbaceous threads.
Rule #1 – Don’t overdo it.
Remember the pregnant Kim Kardashian and her rose garden disaster? Although I love the shape of the dress, she looks like a floating head in a sea of poorly placed rosettes. Instead, let’s look for something with a flattering shape and appropriately placed blooms (i.e. Eva Mendes).
Rule #2 – Florals aren’t just for the fancy.
Florals can be a great go-to for a feminine take on running errands. Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba use flowery frocks all the time to update an otherwise basic look. Here are a few fun examples:
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Rule #3 – Keep the floral pasties UNDER a fabulous top.