Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle

I am OBSESSED with everything mermaid! When I was younger, I used to pretend that I was a mermaid swimming in the ocean. Now that I’m much older, I channel my love for the creature in a different way.

Off Duty Tee– Stylegirl Boutique     Mermaid Tail Pool Float       Mermaid Tea Towel

Mermaid Card        Mermaid Bikini– Dress Lily (Similar here)      Mermaid Essentials Bag

These goodies above are a cute and simple way to incorporate your love for mermaids into your home, heart, and life! Sport a shell shaped bikini on the beach, or send out thank you cards with a detailed fin on the paper. These items make great gifts for your friends or yourself!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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With summer weekends in New England fast approaching, it’s time to break out your best summer wear for trips to the Cape! Below is an outfit guide for the perfect weekend in Cape Cod or other beach vacations!

From Left to Right:

Island Ferry Cream Sweater– Lulus       Capri Woven Tote with Pom Charms 

New Flora Skinny Scarf– Gucci      Ripped Denim Leggings– Hue

Blush Ruffle Bikini (Similar)        Stripe Ruffle Wrap Dress– Topshop

BP Multistrand Choker       Converse Chuck Taylors     Tom Ford Bronzer

Canvas Cosmetic Bag– G By Guess

For a beach weekend away, the best way to get the most out of what you pack is by bringing neutral tones to mix and match. Do not be afraid to combine whites for a clean and warm summer look, while adding pastels for a pretty pairing.

Happy Weekend Away

-XOXO Courtney

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Palm leaf is a new, must-have trend for spring and summer. Whether it is worn on a dress, bikini, or your iPhone case, the print is versatile and adds a cool, clean touch to any piece in your closet or home.

1. Stone Fox Hermosa One-Piece

2. Martinique Cosmetic Travel Bag

3. Palm Leaf Maxi Beach Dress

4. Outdoor Palm Leaf Pillow Cover

5. Adidas Cloudfoam Ultra Slide Sandal

6. Leaf Print Bikini

7. Tropical Pattern iPhone Case

The pattern will make any item look like it came from a tropical island!

-XOXO Courtney

 

 

 

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On casual days where I still want to feel and look put together, I combine my two favorite things: ripped denim and a lace shirt. The combination is classic and comfy, yet looks amazing for any occasion.

I’m sporting my favorite Blank NYC dark, ripped denim with a white lace ToSave.com shirt. (Check one of my previous posts on my review of the items I received from them!) I paired the look with a simple khaki jacket and white converse.

Jeans: Nordstrom (Similar)         Top: ToSave.com

Jacket: Marshalls (Similar)        Sneakers: Converse

Lace shirts are a huge trend for spring and summer. It combines the sexiness of lingerie and the comfiness of a casual cami. To dress the look up, pair a strappy heel and clutch or large tote bag. The look is versatile, simple, and sure to turn heads!

-XOXO Courtney

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with little time left, it is time to get your mama a gift! Below are a few last minute ideas for your mom.

1. La Mer The Moisture Intensive Collection

2. Fitbit Alta HR Wireless Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker

3. Love, Bite Lip Set- Bite Beauty

4. Tory Burch Thin Flip Flop

5. Lush Cross Front Blouse

6. 7-in-1 Facial Massager and Cleanser- Grace and Stella (Coupon Code Here)

7. Kendra Scott ‘Elle’ Drop Earrings

8. In The Buff Bundle- Fresh

Happy Shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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I recently received a package from the website ToSave.com and wanted to review the items I got in the mail!

ToSave.com offers inexpensive fashion, beauty, and electronic items for any need. The company is based out of China, and the website is set up very similar to Amazon. When I first looked at the items, they all had Pinterest images to represent each piece, which seemed promising. The styles were cute, and I was curious to see how the items looked.

Casual Stripe Off-The-Shoulder Shirt

One Piece Bandage Push-Up

Sexy Women’s Lace Top

A month went by, and I finally received my package! The items looked identical to the pictures on the website, but with some differences. The quality and fabric was slightly less than what I was expecting. The burgundy swimsuit is very thin, and also is not made up of a material that would be waterproof . It also claimed to be push-up, but there is no padding. In addition, I was so sad that none of the pieces fit me properly.  I ordered a large in all the pieces, because of the fit and look, but they ended up not fitting like a normal large usually would. The swimsuit did not go far enough up my torso to cover my chest, and the off the shoulder shirt did not look properly sewn to be an off the shoulder shirt. The white lace top is the one piece that worked out perfectly, and looks perfect with some ripped denim.

I was really excited to try out these items, but wish they worked better for me. Their pieces are adorable, but just beware that some of the sizes are unpredictable and may not fit properly.

-XOXO Courtney

 

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Friday night, I was decked out for a spring formal! My outfit consisted of leather, satin, and plenty of sass.

  1. Urban Outfitters Wheat Chain Wrap Choker Necklace
  2. Trouve Drape Front Leather Jacket
  3.  Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Tie-Shoulder Silky Mini Dress
  4. Michael Kors Cindy Large Dome Crossbody
  5. Sam Edelman Susie Ankle Strap Sandal

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and look of this dress. On the hanger, it looked bland, but on, it was very flattering and fit perfectly. Having to adjust the shoulder tie got annoying, but it made for easy adjustments if needed. Just be careful pulling it too much or the length will be way too short. Paired with the leather jacket and heels, the look was perfect for the weather (rainy). This would be great for a night out with friends or a date!

-XOXO Courtney

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The summer is almost upon us, and it is time to look forward to what this year’s trends will be. The best thing about summer is that it is a time to be outdoors and show off. Whether you are on the beach, looking for an evening outfit or wondering what style of footwear to get, we are going to look at the upcoming trends of summer 2017 that you should definitely be following.

Bralettes

This summer is all about having the confidence to be you. Bralettes are this year’s latest trend that will takes clothes traditionally seen as an undergarment and worn proudly as an outer garment. This style can be worn on its own or revealed under a shirt or jacket. The most popular look for the bralette will be a multitude of straps that curve around the body. Some fashion labels even recommend wearing them over shirts.

Deconstructed Shirting

Speaking of shirts, it appears that a trend that began in New York will become one of this year’s most popular looks. The look can be achieved now by taking a large shirt and doing the buttons up in the wrong order to create a disheveled one-shoulder look. If you have more patience you can buy specially made deconstructed shirts from fashion’s biggest names this summer.

Seaside Stripes

Fashion guru Elle put seaside stripes as the number one fashion trend for this summer. The site claims that the patterns often found on beach umbrellas and lounge chairs will now be worn as a symbol that summer has truly begun.

The Retro Look

According to Who What Wear the 80s are coming back this year and in a big way. Outfits with big bold colors and strong shoulders are the way forward for evening attire. The fashion site states: “there’s much to play with, from silhouette-enhancing nipped waists fastened with giant belts to flirty hemlines balanced out by big shoulders.” Of course the 80s have never really gone away, and popular culture today still celebrates the look and feel of the decade. From the popular TV series Stranger Things to slot gaming site Slingo who give their players a blast from the past through Disco Spins, it looks like the 80s and its fashion trends aren’t going to fade away anytime soon. So by looking back to the past this summer, you will be ahead in the fashion stakes.

Kitten Heels

Vogue Magazine believes that these heels will be this year’s most sought after footwear. According to the Vogue columnist, they are very popular with the French street style set. The heel lends an elegant edge to a number of different shoe styles that will allow wearers to match them with many types of outfits.

So there you have it, our summer trends to look out for this summer. By following these trends you will standout as the fashion connoisseur we know that you are. Roll on summer 2017!

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For three years now, working out has been a major part of my life. It is incredible therapy and has even better physical and health benefits. When it comes to exercising or even having what I call “comfy fitness” days, I always want to sport the best athletic wear.

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Forever 21 has the best black legging workout bottoms. You can find the ones I am wearing in this photo here. I also get most of my workout jackets and shirts from Marshalls! They are inexpensive and so cute, as well as stylish, which is so important to me. On this day, I wore my short, chestnut Uggs, but I also like to sport my favorite pair of Nikes, especially if I am going to be running around with my furry nephew.

Try styling some athletic wear into your wardrobe. It is cozy and an easy way to motivate yourself to live actively!

-XOXO Courtney

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If you didn’t watch the Oscars Sunday night, then I assume you heard about the drama and mishaps the day after. While everyone was chatting about Moonlight winning instead of La La Land, I was too busy obsessing over what Hailee Steinfeld wore on the red carpet.

When I first saw her on the TV screen, my jaw dropped. I have never seen anything more impeccable in my life. The hair, makeup, and dress flowed perfectly together. The ruffles up the back added detail and accented the floral appliqués on the gown. She wore Ralph & Russo, which was her best pick yet!

I had not been a huge fan of her lavender number at the Golden Globes, or in fact any of her picks recently on the red carpet. I felt they aged her, but she quickly got her style game back and posed on the red carpet looking elegant and sexy.

This was her first time back on the red carpet, since being nominated for True Grit a few years ago, and boy, did she go out with a bang. Hailee Steinfeld makes my heart melt in this number, and I am forever obsessed with her style.

-XOXO Courtney

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