Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White, Stars & Stripes

I just wanted to do a quick post sharing my July 4th style!  I didn't want to let this weekend go by without wearing something fun and patriotic.  Since I am road tripping it with the fam this morning to Hershey Park and will be there all weekend, I know that I will pretty much be keeping it casual with my outfits.  I wanted to at least dress up for the festivities on the blog.  ;)

Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Bakers (old) | Bag: Prima Donna (similar
Sunglasses: N/A (similar style)

I recently got this dress from ASOS and fell in love with the bold red color.  Totally hugs my body too! I was not initially planning on doing something with it for the 4th, but when I was looking through my things it just really stood out to me and of course made perfect sense.  A LRD is always a great way to celebrate the fourth if you've got some plans for going out at night. I kept it simple with white sandals and a white bag and thew in a fun element with my go-to July 4th shades.  ;) 

Whatever your plans are this weekend, I hope that you have a ton of fun and most importantly, stay safe!  Happy 4th!! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Long Beach Recap

Since I haven't done any major traveling lately, I am totally taking advantage of local travels and long road trips.  During the summer months, it's good to do this as often as you can.  A little change of scenery is most definitely the best.  Over the weekend, I spent my Saturday at a beach house in Long Beach, Long Island for #summerofcreeds.  It ended up raining majority of the time, but the views were absolutely beautiful!  I was a little disappointed that we were not able to go into the pool due to the weather, but it was still a lot of fun.  I shared some photos to instagram while I was there, but wanted to post a little more on the blog. :) 

Totally playing it cool in this hammock like I wasn't afraid of rolling over and falling into the water. [lol] Fun fact: I am not a good swimmer. 

How cute is this teepee?  I wish I could have brought it home with me.  I had so much fun with these girls, Megan & Melanie

I was obsessed with that dock and view!  And those swan floats were the best!  They made me want to get in the pool even more. 

I wanted to be comfy for the whole day so I wore this layered romper (love that it looks like a set) and my favorite gladiator sandals.  I was not lying when I said that these would be a summer staple for me!  Speaking of travels, I am going on an impromptu road trip this weekend with my mom, sis and brother-in-law to Hershey Park! It brings back so many childhood memories when we used to take those family trips with my dad.  Hershey Park, Disney World and Bush Gardens were our three favorite places to go together.  I am extremely terrified of roller coasters, but my brother-in-law said he is forcing me to go on a bunch of them.  Wish me luck!  Can't wait to share that trip with you guys. :) 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Indulgence With Hallmark

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.  While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own.

With summer officially here, there are plenty of fun activities and reasons to celebrate.  From BBQ’s to beach parties and all things in between, this season always reminds me to indulge a little bit more and to treat myself.  I teamed up with Hallmark to pick out a card from Hallmark Signature and give it to one of my friends.  There were so many to choose from, but as soon as I saw these adorable ice cream cones, I could not resist!  It says “Happy eat-whatever-you-want Day!”  Apparently, this is an actual day sometime in May, but I figured it would serve as the perfect reminder for one of my friends to give themselves a well deserved break this summer and enjoy whatever they want with no regrets.  My plan is to give this card to my friend and follow it up with a no-guilt dinner and of course, ice cream for dessert. Now if that is not summer indulgence then I don’t know what is! 

Top: Lush (old, love this) / Shorts: Lovers + Friends / Shoes: Schutz 

As part of this collaboration, I was also challenged to create a look inspired by the card I chose from Hallmark Signature.  The color combination on the ice cream is the perfect palette for summer.  It is so bright and bold!  It definitely inspired me to wear all of these colors together.  Initially, I was planning to do some color blocking.  I quickly changed my mind after rummaging through my closet and came across this floral print top that I have had for awhile.  It has all three of these colors in the print so I thought that it would be perfect.  I decided to pair it with these light pink/coral shorts, which also matched the ice cream.  These two pieces together created a fun and flirty look for summer.  I finished off the outfit with my nude caged heels because they sort of reminded me of the sugar cones on the card. Haha! It even inspired me to paint my nails mint and of course get some ice cream for myself too.  I was hoping to get one cone with 3 scoops of ice cream that were all the same colors as in the card, but that did not end up working out so well.  I could only fit two scoops on the cone and they literally melted in 5 seconds.  Oops!  I love style challenges when we have to pull inspiration from the things that we would least expect.  Who knew that an ice cream cone would help to create this look?

This was a great reminder for me that we do not have to wait for a specific holiday to give a loved one a card and surprise them with a sweet gesture.  That is what I love so much about Hallmark SignatureTheir cards are so creative and unique, making them that much more special and there is something for everyone. You can see more from them on instagram @hallmarksignature, so make sure to follow!