As some of you may already know, we were in St. Lucia last week for a sister vacation! We went on vacation to celebrate Michelle’s 25th and golden birthday. St. Lucia is located in the Eastern Caribbean region, relatively close to South America. While on the island we stayed at the Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, which is located less than 5 minutes from the airport. We loved the beautiful ocean and warm weather! Now here’s a look at the outfits we wore while we were in St. Lucia.
| Lilly for Target Jumpsuit | Jack Rogers Sandals | J. Crew Bracelet |
| Tobi dress | Target sandals |
| Lilly for Target Dress | J. Crew Bracelet | Dillard (Not sure the exact brand) Wedges |
| Dry Goods dress | Ivy & Leo wedges | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet | Francesca’s bracelet |
With Fourth of July coming up this weekend, we decided to do a look book for the holiday instead of our usual ‘What We Wore Wednesday’ post. We’ve put together multiple looks, using clothing from our everyday closets. Since we used clothing from our closets and didn’t buy clothing that would only be good for the Fourth of July, these looks can be worn any other day as well. If you haven’t figured out what you’re wearing yet for the Fourth of July, we hope these looks will give you some inspiration!
| J. Crew Top | Express Skirt | Jack Rogers Sandals | Tory Burch Bracelet |
I have now started work for the summer, which means during the week I have an excuse to dress up now! For work during the summer I love to wear dresses and skirts! This skirt is one of my favorites. I like the shade of pink that it is and also the length is great for work. Even though it was nice out yesterday, it still gets a little chilly in the office. I decided I wanted to wear my J. Crew chambray shirt since the sleeves can be long or rolled up. I go back and forth between wearing flats and heels at work, but since I knew I would be running some errands I decided to go with my favorite pair of sandals.
| Ivy & Leo romper | Target shoes | Marley Lilly clutch | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet |
Yesterday I spent the day running errands and doing a bit of shopping. I’ve been wanting to wear this romper ever since I got it. I decided yesterday was a good day to wear it because it was pretty warm and this romper is really comfortable for running around in. I just bought these wedges last week from Target and thought they would look perfect with this romper as well. I finished off the look with some gold jewelry and my Marley Lilly clutch.
Wedding season is in full swing! We just went to our first wedding of the season over the weekend. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and we had a great time! We thought it would be fun to show you what we wore, as well as give you some tips when figuring out what to wear to a wedding
Today is the first official day of summer aka National Wear Your Lilly Day for all you Lilly lovers out there! Since we love Lilly Pulitzer and summer, we decided to do an impromptu photo shoot to show off what we’re wearing for this special day. Now that we’re finally having some warm weather, we can’t wait to wear all of our favorite Lilly Pulitzer clothes all summer long!
We were lucky enough to team up with Ooh La Leggings to style a couple of their leggings and share with you how great they are! Ooh La Leggings is an online website that has a variety of leggings, from patterned ones to solid ones. These leggings are one size fits most, so you don’t have to worry about which size to order. Ooh La Leggings retail for $21.00, which we think is a very reasonable price! We each chose a pair of leggings to style and review for this post.
I love all these dresses! With school out and warmer weather finally here I am breaking out my dresses for the summer! Dresses are definitely my weakness and I would love to have any of these three in my closet! The colors are all perfect for the summer months. The first dress would be great for a night out with the friends. The second two would be good for a wedding or a special occasion!
1) I love everything about this picture because it screams summer and it’s almost summer vacation for me (5 more school days)! 2) This quote made me laugh when I stumbled upon it on Pinterest this week and I just really enjoy it because it’s so true 3) This is another outfit that I think would be perfect for work. I like the pop of color with the cardigan.
Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip. However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!
Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check. However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.
When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions. I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.
When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.
Important Must Haves
When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.
Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank. However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at with phone numbers and addresses.
J. Crew Top | American Eagle Jeggings | Sperry Boat Shoes | Tory Burch Bracelet
As you might be able to tell from my picture I’m back at school. I’m back for a week taking a course, which is in preparation for a short study aboard trip that I’m going on next week. Of course it was raining for most of the day. I feel like Michelle and I can’t catch a break with the weather when we do our What We Wore Wednesday posts. I decided to go with this outfit since it’s cute, yet still comfortable for sitting in a classroom for four hours. I also chose this since I had to run a few errands after class to prepare for my trip and I wanted to look a little nicer for going out and about.
1) I love this Show Me Your Mu Mu dress! I love the pastel floral pattern and how it just flows. I have been obsessing over this brand for awhile now and can’t wait to make my first purchase! 2) I really like this color combo of the pink and blue. This is a perfect look for a summer night just hanging out with friends. 3) These heels are perfection! The mint color is just so adorable! I would love to have these shoes in my closet!
1) I feel like this watch would be perfect for me since traveling is one of my favorite things to do! Also, my birthday is coming up next month and I think this could be the perfect gift (hint hint). Continue reading “PINspiration Friday”