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3 Basic Dresses for Summer

3 Basic Dresses for Summer
3 Basic Dresses for Summer

I freaking love summer for so many reasons, one of those reasons are of course dresses. I don’t know about you but I hardly ever wear capris or even shorts for that matter. The fact that I am short myself and a little on the curvy side, I have a hard time finding shorts that look and feel good, and the same goes for capris (they tend to make me look shorter unless I’m wearing heels).

So basically my wardrobe in the summer consists of dresses. I have A LOT of dresses. Dresses for almost every occasion and the key is you really only need a few that you can do a lot with. In this post I will show you 3 dresses for 3 occasions that will surely get you through your summer.

  1. The first being a maxi dress. There is a lot you can do with a maxi. Dress it up or down, flats or heels, there are really no rules.
  2. The second is the classic “little black dress”. However, for summer you want to keep it simple and not elegant, even if you’re going to a function at night.
  3. The third is a wrap dress. This type of dress looks good on EVERYBODY.

Check out the different accessories paired with each type to get the full effect. If you stick to these basic rules you can mix and match to create even more styles. A little really goes a long way.

3 Basic Dresses for Summer


Save Money When Traveling: Pack These 5 Items

Save Money When Traveling: Pack These 5 Items
Save Money When Traveling: Pack These 5 Items

Traveling is expensive, that’s no secret. From booking flights to hotels, cheap is never really a word we would use to describe traveling.  When you can lighten the financial load, that’s always a plus.  I often find it helpful if I pack items that you might typically buy when you’re traveling. Most of these items will often cost you more if you buy them at the airport or once you’ve reached your destination. If you take a moment to check these items off your list you will be saving yourself time and money. (something we all need a little bit more of)

1. Reading Material  Whether it’s a book or a magazine make sure you’ve got it ready to go before your trip. If you’re a Kindle person like me and consequently have Amazon Prime, you will find that they offer plenty of free books and discounted magazines. I always make sure I stock up my Kindle with plenty of light-reads for each trip.  Magazines are another staple of mine but can be very costly at airports.  Your best bet is to check your local bookstore or see if any of your friends have old issues they will lend you.

2. SNACKS I had to capitalize this one, not only because I’m a foodie but because airport food costs a fortune! I like to hit up my local Target and buy a box of protein bars, usually at a pretty discounted price.  They pack easily and will fill you up for those in between waiting times. Trail mix is also another great snack to pack, it’s even cheaper if you buy the nuts and dried fruit yourself and create small baggy’s for them.  You could easily spend $10 and more on airport snacks that aren’t even that great.

3. Water Bottle w/Purifier Now we all know you can’t bring liquids through airport security BUT if you wise up and purchase a water bottle with built-in purifier you can fill your bottle up at the water fountain after you’ve gone through security. A bottle of water cost at least $3 at the airport–who feels like that?

4.  Sunblock Not traveling to some place tropical? Skip However if you are on the verge of a tropical vacation bring your own sunblock.  Tropical/warm climates realize that many tourists will not pack sunblock due to the size.  That being said these area’s will jack up the prices on sunblock, because they know they can make money on it.  One of the best tricks I’ve used is to take a regular 60z bottle of sunblock and squeeze it into two 3oz travel sized bottles.  This is very clever if you don’t want to check your luggage.  You’ll be able to save quite a bit of money this way.

5.  Headphones, Chargers, Accessories These items you think would be a no-brainer but how many times have you seen people purchasing ear-buds and chargers from those Best Buy machines?  Generic chargers (at least for the iPhone) can cost around $7, airport prices will charge at least double.  The same goes for ear-buds  just recently I purchased a second pair at Kohls for $10.  If you don’t spend a lot of money then you probably won’t care if something were to happen to them.  I will often keep these extra headphones and chargers in my carry-on so I know I will always have them when I travel.

Other items that I recommend you bring yourself:

  • neck pillow
  • travel blanket
  • eye-mask
  • sleep aids
  • headache/cold pills

If you take the time to purchase a few of these before your travels you will be pleasantly surprised how less stressed you will be not only mentally but financially as well. Having a snack handy and a good book can go a long way. Happy travels!

 

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Fall 2012 Fashion: The Basics $50

Fall 2012 Fashion: The Basics $50
Fall 2012 Fashion: The Basics $50

Lets welcome Fall 2012 fashion! Who’s in the mood to buy new clothes? If your not, well you sure will be after reading through this post!

Not only have I brought you items that are under $50 BUT I’ve brought you everything you could possibly need for Fall 2012…I kid you not!

Try pairing some of these items together or simply print this out as a reference for the next time you go shopping. There are many ways to add to your Fall budget without breaking the bank.

Here are a few ideas and suggestions for your new Fall 2012 wardrobe.

Bottoms: 

Fall Basics Part 1

Tops: 

Fall Basics Part 2

Shoes: 

Fall Basics Part 3

Outerwear:

Fall Basics Part 4

Accessories:

Fall Basics Part 5

Take a look a let us know what you think! And of course if you have any GREAT suggestions for some must have key pieces, don’t hesitate to let us know!!

Hope everyone is having a great month and embracing Fall 2012!


Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

With two upcoming trips I wouldn’t be a Fashionista if I hadn’t thought about what I plan on packing. Yes these trips are still weeks away, but hey I’m a planner.  I find it best to buy a few things that you can get multiple trips out of.

-I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if your going to buy two new things for upcoming trips PLEASE make  it a blazer and a fedora style hat. I promise you will not be disappointed

-Everyone know that packing sunblock and sunglasses are a must so see if you like my picks for these items

-Accessories are another must–you can change-up any outfit with scarves, jewelry, and handbags

While staying on budget of $50 per item you will find great deals that will most definitely get you through the bulk of your summer travel plans.

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

H m jacket
£25 – hm.com

Beach tote bag
$28 – modcloth.com

Heart ring
£3 – riverisland.com

Oasis lace hat
$27 – oasis-stores.com

Mango polka dot scarve
£18 – mango.com

H&m sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

BareMinerals lip gloss
$18 – macys.com

Sun care
$16 – swell.com

Victoria s Secret beauty product
$18 – victoriassecret.com


Ready. Set. Summer 2012

Ready. Set. Summer 2012

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable

We love summer so much-here is a look at some fabulous finds to keep your summer memorable:

Ready. Set. Summer 2012

Oasis flower print dress
$50 – oasis-stores.com

Stripe dress
$45 – delias.com

Beige chiffon dress
$33 – sheinside.com

Camisole dress
$30 – 2cute2trendy.com

Miso flare dress
£25 – republic.co.uk

AX Paris rose print dress
£25 – axparis.co.uk

Green striped dress
€20 – welikefashion.com

H M print dress
£15 – hm.com

H M flared dress
£13 – hm.com

Oasis block heels
$40 – asos.com

H&M buckle shoes
£7.99 – hm.com

Oasis lace hat
$27 – oasis-stores.com

Flower hair accessory
$22 – mimiboutique.com

ASOS hair clip accessory
$15 – asos.com

Forever 21 printed scarve
$11 – canada.forever21.com

H&M retro shades
£4.99 – hm.com