Happy Friday Everyone! I moved some items around this week and ended up having this Friday blog post open! Luckily enough, I just wrapped up a majority of my shopping for our upcoming vacation to Sanibel Island next month. I took an Instagram poll and most of you voted to see what I bought! Here are the products I got and those that I recommend buying for your best Spring vacation! These products are sure to last you well into Summer to get the most out of your buy!
Side note, in my last post, I mentioned that I spend under $200/month on items for the blog. To be honest, it’s usually under $150. This month was obviously an outlier due to an upcoming vacation; however, most of these items I’ll wear into Summer thus saving money in later months. Just so we’re not confused! 😉
I got two new suits for this vacay. Lately, I’ve been really loving one pieces because they provide more coverage from the sun, and feel like more of a fashion statement than bikinis! Skin cancer “runs” in my family in the sense that we’re all naturally fair skinned. The more I can cover up now to avoid that (and early aging) I do! For this vacay, I got two new suits. This $39 one-piece from AdoreMe that actually looks very similar to one by Becca but is 1/4 of the cost. AdoreMe has the cutest swimwear, sleepwear and lingerie for super good prices. I also picked up these high-waisted bottoms (on sale for $19! ) from Old Navy and this bikini top from ASOS.
I’m also including this coverup I purchased from ASOS. It comes in both regular, petite and tall sizes which is awesome! I bought my usual size in petite and it fits perfectly! It’s very flattering on, and I have this idea that I could layer a slip dress underneath it to wear it off the beach…
When buying clothing items for the trip, I wanted to buy pieces I knew I would wear into the Summer. These would be pieces that are beach and streetwear appropriate.
This thermal from Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite purchases! It’s perfect for transition weather and will look super cute with white or denim shorts. I’ll likely layer it over a cami or bralette like this one. But, it would also look great layered over a swimsuit. It comes in 8 colors and is an oversized fit.
I know I will be wearing this cami and this tie top from Free People all summer. I love the “orange coast” color! I’ll layer a bralette underneath since it’s lower cut on the sides. I had a hard time picking a color for both of these so do not be surprised if you see these tops come up in different colors throughout the next 7 months!
This washed black denim skirt from Asos is another favorite purchase. It comes in regular, petite and tall sizes (FYI ASOS frequently has all sizes!). I love the dark wash to it and think it’ll look great worn into Fall as well. I’ll likely style this one with a knotted tee and wedges or flat sandals. Also, in case you haven’t heard of ASOS, I first discovered it while studying abroad. They have great affordable clothing that has a similar quality and style to H&M. They ship worldwide (for free!) and have free returns.
Lastly, I’m really excited to get these white shorts from Vestique in the mail. I got a denim pair similar to these from Vestique last summer and they were, by far, the clothing item I received the most comments on from my followers. Incredibly comfortable and right on budget at $38, I know I’ll wear these white ones constantly this summer! They are a little big in the waist so size down! (I wear an XS and typically wear size 0)
SHOES & BAGS
THESE SHOES OH MY GOD!! As I’ve said before, shoes are really the way to my heart. And these ones are what my dreams are made of. This brand also makes my favorite booties (recognize these?!) so I know they’ll be super comfortable and fit TTS. To be honest, I had a hard time deciding between the blush color and the yellow color. We all know I’m a neutral lover, but there was something about these yellow ones that just called to me so I went out on a limb and got the yellow ones! It’s hard to contain my excitement!
This bag from ShowPo is one of the best dupes I’ve seen. The bamboo bag you see every blogger have starts at $120+ but this little guy is just over $65. If you’re like me, you’re thinking how in the heck a bag like this could be practical. But after reading a few blog posts and stalking a few bloggers who used it (lol, just being honest), I realized it’s actually hard to see the contents inside the bag. Weird, right? Either way, this is the type of bag that just makes you feel chic when you have it. It’s perfect for summer weddings and those days at the beach!
I plan to a do a more thorough post on products for the beach so am just keeping this one short and simple for now! I picked up a bottle of this spray sunscreen which acts like a makeup setting spray and sunscreen at the same time! Genius!
And, if I had endless amounts of money, here is everything else I would buy…
Amazing Sales Going on THIS WEEKEND! 👇
Nordstrom Winter Sale – Up to 40% off!
Express – 40% off everything!
West Elm (homegoods) – 20% off everything with code “HAPPYCART”
Urban Outfitters – 30% off BDG Jeans & 25% off Totes
LOFT – 40% off purchase with code “HAPPY”
Old Navy – Up to 50% off
Forever 21 – Extra 50% off sale with code “EXTRA50”
DSW – 65% off clearance (Great time to stock up on boot/booties for next year!)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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