When I found this pink one piece swim suit I totally fell in love! It was only $13 from Zaful! I knew it would be perfect to take to my trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina because when you’re in a beach town it is totally acceptable to wear swim suits wherever you go right? I mean this basically looks like a body suit anyway!
The sand was perfect and the water was cool but not too cold. Nothing like the Texas beaches we have! Definitely a great vacation spot! Summer is never complete without a beach trip and a cute suit to go with it! Half the fun of the beach is getting cute sandy pictures right before jumping in the water and messing up what little hair and makeup you have done! My beach tips? Always use sunscreen (duh) and always bring a hair tie because it helps make the perfect beach-y waves when your hair dries!
Pink Striped One Piece : Zaful
Black and White Striped One Piece : Aerie
Tommy Hilfiger Striped One Piece : Macy’s
Strappy Striped One Piece : Free People
One of my favorite parts of going on vacation is planning my outfits. So when I knew I was going to Charleston, South Carolina I instantly pinterested all the spots I wanted to check out! I will be making a guide in my next post so stay tuned!
I knew one of the spots to stop at had to be rainbow row! What should I wear for a background with lots of color? A bold print? A graphic tee? I decided to wear a Summer essential. A plain white dress.
I love this dress because of the detailing and the high neckline. White is one of those great colors that looks great on everyone! Great for basically all of the seasons but for summer, a white dress is a must! I am linking a few similar dresses below for under $30 so check those out for a few new pieces to add to your closet!
Forever 21 $23
Forever 21 $28
As everyone has heard, the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on and has recently opened up to the public. I wanted to share a few of my top picks for the sale which ends August 6th, but the items are definitely going fast. I recommend buying online instead of in store because the in-store selection is getting low quickly!
Keep in mind the prices are really low for a lot of these pieces so getting in your fall shopping now will pay off in the long run! I picked all of these pieces because they are ones that I would actually buy. I never want to advertise a product or piece that I do not believe in or would want to get myself. I turn down lot of offers on brands that do not go with my style or something I would actually buy. I hope this guide helps and you find something you like in the sale.
Let me know your last minute picks and what you got from the sale!
Boutiques are some of my favorite places to shop. I would rather buy from a boutique because of the unique style than to go to a store at the mall. I can get picky about my outfits so when I find a place that I really like with great pieces, I always go back. I wanted to share a few boutiques here in San Antonio, Texas that I have been to and have some great pieces!
Cute statement pieces, trendy and affordable
1846 North Loop 1604 W Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78248
Orange Top : $32 // White Top : $38 // Free People Dress
Tail gate vibes, cute tees with wording and long necklaces
22702 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78258
Dress : $49 // White Top : $48
Southern Touches on the pieces, cute styles
4704 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
Jean Shorts : $88 // OTS Top : $58 // Dress $105
These are just a few of my favorite boutiques in my area. Do you have any favorite boutiques to shop at?
If you live somewhere that reaches crazy high temperatures like I do, it’s hard to wear what you want when you want. Comfort usually wins over fashion when you get in the summer heat. I found a few ways to look cute in the hot summer months, and if you have any tips to share leave a comment below!
Light Layers : A small crop top and a light jacket like mine do not feel like a lot when the pieces are small and closer to your body
Thin Material : This one is pretty obvious but keeping it thin will help to not retain the heat!
Light Colors : Another obvious one, but light colors will attract less heat to you instead of dark purples, navy, and blacks
Rompers and Dresses : These tend to already have lighter material and the flow of the pieces will feel good in any breeze
Accessories : Be picky about what you wear, a plain shirt will look good with a statement necklace, so skip the trendy top and mix up your shoes and your bag combo
I am rounding up some of my favorites this week, from podcasts, to books, nail colors and more! I can’t wait to share!
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All of these started off as blogs so I am even more into them because of that aspect!
How To Murder Your Life
I saw this book as a recommendation on The Skinny Confidential and I will be reading in on my trip to South Carolina!
My favorite nail color at the moment would have to be a super light pink that is almost white! It really stands on against my skin tone and is perfect for summer! Check out this one from Julep
for only $14!
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Shop my current clothing and accessory pieces on my wish list in the side tab for more FAVORITES!
Have you ever seen The Sound of Music? This post reminds me of that song that goes “These are a few of my favorite things” because I am literally telling you some of my favorites! While I am not too fond of whiskers on kittens or warm woolen mittens, I am sharing some of the little things in life that I love. I did not include any products in this post, but I definitely will be making a post soon about some of my current product faves!
Some of my favorite things to do are:
going somewhere unique like a cute coffee shop or bookstore
listening to podcasts
I like when it rains and its windy right before
having chill nights watching a movie or just hanging out with friends
getting a fresh manicure and pedicure
eating chocolate covered donuts with sprinkles on top
A while back I made a post on 3 Must Try San Antonio Coffee Shops. I decided to try this again but with brunch! I loved trying new places and I think everyone should! There are a ton of great places to try that people hardly hear about but are definitely worth hearing about! Here are my favorite places to brunch in SA and what I recommend as well!
Located at the Quarry, this “A.M. eatery” has some great options! I really am not a breakfast kind of girl so I stuck with a grilled cheese with ham and some tomato soup. I was sooo good I cannot say it enough! If you like eggs, I would come here as well, there was tons to offer of eggs on the menu! My boyfriend also ordered a burrito (pictured above) but their pancakes looked so yummy and pretty as well!
The food was just as yummy as it was pretty! The menu is very extensive which makes it hard to choose but that is the best kind of problem to have! The atmosphere is so cute as well and I will definitely be going back frequently! Pictured is the Southwest Sunrise, Chicken Parmesan, and Crab cakes with fries and asparagus.
I am definitely a salad girl not even just to be healthy, but because I genuinely like them! I love this cute little place, definitely gave the vibe of a unique coffee house but definitely worth trying the tea and desserts!
A few other places:
I am sharing a round up of my June posts today which happen to be all of my blog posts from my Spain trip! All of my Spain posts in one place! Let me know what you think about this kind of recap blog post in the comments below!
Also you can shop each individual outfit through their links below the pictures as well as follow the first links to the original posts.
The way that I am as a person, I like to have goals to set and I like to see them get done! I have lists for dayssss everywhere that I am, from my phone to my desk to even my mirror! I wanted to share a few of my summer goals that I like to set, these are a little more fun of course and I have had these set since before summer break even began!
1. Spend time with my friends from home : I am always in San Marcos during the school year, so for summer I want to get to hang out with my friends from San Antonio more often
2. Go strawberry picking : Or any fruit in general. I’ve had this planned since last summer when Josh and I found a place to go strawberry picking near San Antonio!
3. Workout 4-5 times a week : I’m hoping this works out… haha works out. Okay I’m done trying to be funny.
4. Shop at Whole Foods : There is not a whole foods in San Marcos. Eating healthy just really makes me feel healthy! So I guess the real goal would be eating right!
5. Read and Listen to Podcasts : I love reading when the book is really good. Podcasts however are my new addiction! When you find the right one I can listen to episodes all day!
6. Spend more time Outside : I do not prefer to be outside in all honesty. But hiking and swimming are two fun things I like to do. It is just so hot in Texas! This will be a hard goal tbh.