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Sometimes I see outfits on my friends and immediately wish they were on me. My girl Amanda of Whistle & Wild looked absolutely adorable at a casual friends meet-up a couple of weeks ago, and I thought I’d take a stab at recreating the look of this outfit with different pieces (and maybe without the hat because my moon face looks even rounder in hats like that.) I love her graphic tee tied into a crop with the maxi skirt + statement necklace, but then I flew off the handle with the accessories I chose. As a shorty, I have to pair maxi anything with heels or  wedges, and the more rose gold the better, in my opinion.

This kind of look is so fun for summer brunch or rooftop drinks. While we were all about the red, white, and blue for Red White and Fuego at Mission, I would wear this for margaritas with my señoritas any day. Clearly I’m into bright colors + playful prints, and now that I don’t have my sorority advisor telling me to “take one accessory off before you leave the house,” I have thrown that advice completely out the window.

the carolove palm tree pattern knot front crop tee

Palm Tree Pattern Knot Front Crop Tee||Ezcosplay Women’s Double Layer Retro Chiffon Long Skirt Elastic Waist Boho Skirt|Women’s Jaylen Wedge Sandal||Lydell NYC Statement Chain-Link Necklace, Rose Golden||Green Tassel Leather Earrings||Forrest glasses||Tassel Detail PU Crossbody Bag With Ring Handle

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We’re all familiar with that one line from Devil Wears Prada:

Yes- florals are all over for spring and yes this isn’t exactly new news, but I can’t help but love a good flower print this time of year. It doesn’t even have to be a print, tbh. Anything flowery to celebrate that small amount of time we get between too cold and too hot is a good thing.

Besides that, it’s be relatively dreary out. April showers are supposed to bring May flowers… but showers it is. And has been for what seems like an eternity. Even this past weekend, DC was treated to mostly showers and cool weather, keeping this salty biotch out of the pool and shopping instead. I guess that’s a sign that it’s time for me to start making my own sunshine, or flowers as the case may be.

White Daisy Flower Cluster Bib||Floral Chunky Necklace Chain||Chunky Cluster Necklace

Floral Print Chevron Embroidery Flap Bag With Bird||Flower clutch bag||Betsey Johnson Floral Satchel

FARYSAYS Womens Summer Floral Print Loose Tank Top||Women’s Love, Fire Coordinating Floral Maxi Skirt||Lace Insert Open Back Floral Shell Top

Flying Tomato Floral Chiffon Pleated Dress||Certainly Sophisticated A-Line Dress in Cherry Blossoms||Lucca Couture Ladder Trim Floral Pattern Maxi Dress

Blue by Betsey Johnson Women’s Sb-Anina Dress Pump||White Flower Embroidery Loafer Mules||Women’s Converse Breakpoint Floral Shoes

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Depending on what holiday you are considering this year there are always two packing options. Over packing and filling your suitcase with items you know, deep down you’re never going to end up wearing, and therefore suffering the unnecessary stress of lugging heavy luggage around airports and train stations.

Or you can pack lightly. Carefully planning your essential items that you can mix and match, so that you have versatility to your holiday wardrobe whilst ensuring that your holiday traveling is light and easy. Here are our top tips on packing lightly, for two different holiday types, so your holiday traveling is easy, relaxed, light and stress free.

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Sunny, Beach Holidays

If you are planning a sunny, summer holiday somewhere tropical like Barbados, Bali or even Barcelona, then packing lightly is easy! Traveling to warmer climates mean lighter materials and less of it, making packing as easy as A, B, C

Summer dresses are a dream as they barely take up any room, so this is a clothes type that you can afford to be a little indulgent in. 4-5 summer dresses should be sufficient as you can mix and match with belts, hats, shoes and different jewelry so that your outfits look fresh and flexible each day.

Maxi skirts, depending on their material, can be very bulky, so if you are a big maxi skirt fan (aren’t we all) consider packing one and traveling in the other to free up more space in your bag.

We all love a good summer hat for lounging around on the beach and meandering around local markets, but they are a nightmare to pack. Therefore again, traveling in your summer hat means they won’t get squished and bent out of shape whilst being crammed into tight suitcases.

Summer shoes are a breeze to plan for as flat sandals take up barely any suitcase space and are an effortless transition from beach to evening glam. Any chunky wedges, again can be worn on the travel to free up more space in your luggage.

Mild, Countryside Holidays

If your summer is going to be in the countryside your wardrobe is going to be all about the layers, so you’ll have to think slightly more strategically if the weather is going to be a little milder and more unpredictable.

So 1-2 pairs of jeans and/or trousers should be sufficient. One comfortable and one smart pair that you can dress up should be enough to last you a week. Skirts and shorts will also be necessary, even in the countryside, so pick your favorite pair of shorts and one or two skirts and you will be able to mix and match all week depending on the weather.

Think of your favorite long sleeve t-shirts, pretty floral tops and relaxed tunics. Then choose a cardigan and jumper that will go with all and you will have your top half ready to churn up into several different combinations. Choose a jacket that can offer warmth for those cooler evenings but can also look chic in the day with just a t-shirt or vest. Leather and denim jackets are really versatile in the spring, summer months so traveling in your jacket will free up at least half of your luggage (if you’re traveling with just hand luggage that is).

Get all your items out on your bed, before packing them to visual what will go with what and how many outfit variations you will get out of what you’ve chosen. Once you’re happy that you have enough versatility and flexibility in your outfits, you’re good to go. Nice and light, heading off into your holidays relaxed and stress-free.

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You’ve seen me rock Old Navy so many times- most recently here. I just live for their soft cotton that, really, holds up forever. I wouldn’t want to have to give up any of the brands I love, but if there was only one brand I was allowed to wear for the rest of my life, Old Navy would be it. Old Navy has grown up with me- from the yellow/ orange combo I picked out my first trip there in grade school, to sweaters I could afford to buy myself in college, to pieces I wear to work over and over again. If you ever need to stock up or refresh, head there, and don’t feel guilty about spending minor bucks for styles that will likely stick around for quite a while. Obviously, I’m obsessed with their dresses, but there’s so much going on at Old Navy right now that I’m just swooning over.

What’s your favorite guilt-free place to shop? Where can you always find the most perfect basic pieces?

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1.Fit & Flare Jersey-Knit Dress for Women||2.Sleeveless Cutout-Back Shift Dress for Women||3.Ruffle-Trim Cami Dress for Women

4.Tiered Lace-Trim Swing Dress for Women||5.Fitted V-Neck Tee Dress for Women||6.Jersey Swing Dress for Women

7.Jersey Pencil Midi Skirt for Women||8.Fitted Jersey Maxi Skirt for Women

9.Relaxed Graphic Crew-Neck Tee for Women||10.Relaxed Graphic Tee for Women||11.Relaxed Graphic Curved-Hem Tee for Women

12.T-Strap Tassel Sandals for Women||13.Driving Loafers for Women||14.Ankle-Strap Espadrilles for Women

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