Red White & Denim

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Straw Tote

Top: J. Crew (dress version)| Shorts: A Gold E | Bag: Brunna Co. |  Shoes: Birkenstock |  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban |  Nails: Londontown

FEATURED ITEM

Straw Tote

WARDROBE ITEMS

Blue & White Striped Popover, Dark Wash Denim Shorts, Metallic Sandals

STYLING ADVICE

Who would have guessed this straw tote would end up being my favorite purchase of the summer?! To say I’m in love would be understatement. I’m completely obsessed. I had initially bought this tote to use as a beach bag…but I’ve been getting even more use out of it as a daily handbag. The shape and material make it the perfect little accessory for summer.

I stumbled across this straw tote on Etsy – while browsing the selection of handmade bags by Brunna Co. I first fell in love with the style…and second the story. All Brunna Co. bags are made in Bali, handwoven by local artisans using traditional techniques passed through the generations. This particular straw tote is handmade with natural water hyacinth straws for a unique and one of kind accessory. It’s the perfect beachy/boho inspired bag for summer!

BUYING TIP

What’s best about purchasing items from Etsy is the shopping experience. It’s a great opportunity to work closely with a brand and often times have items customized to fit your needs. Brunna Co. offers many versions of this bag – including different colored Pom-Pom options or none at all! Feel free to shoot them a message requesting your preferred style!

You can shop my full SUMMER 2017 WARDROBE HERE!

-SHOP THE POST-

JMD

Blue & White Stripe Midi Dress

Blue & White Stripe Midi Dress

Dress: Culture Phit | Bag: Forever 21 |  Shoes: J. Crew | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  | Nails: Londontown

FEATURED ITEM

Blue & White Stripe Midi Dress

WARDROBE ITEMS

White Bucket Bag and Metallic Flip-Flops

STYLING ADVICE

Summer fashion for me means anything nautical….and nothing says nautical like stripes! This cute little blue & white stripe dress was exactly what I needed for the season; summery, off-the-shoulder and super comfortable. It’s made of a cotton blend material that feels almost like a sweatshirt. You’ll want to spend all day in this dress!

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Lash Boost Serum

Rodan & Fields Lash Boost Serum

Lash Boost Serum

THE PRODUCT

Rodan & Fields Lash Boost

HOW TO APPLY

1.       Completely remove all your makeup and wash your face. Skin should be clean and dry prior to application.

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10 Things to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE!!! I woke up early this morning to browse the sale and created an EASY-TO-SHOP guide for you! But first…

Here are 10 things you should know about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale:

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Multi-Colored Floral Kimono

Lucky Floral Kimono

Kimono: Lucky | Tank: Halogen  | Shorts: Levi’s | Shoes: J. Crew |  Bag: Brunna Co. |  Sunglasses: Diff Eyewear (use code DENIMDIFF for 25% off)

FEATURED ITEM

Multi-Colored Floral Kimono

WARDROBE ITEMS

Navy Tank Top, Light Wash Denim Cut-Offs, Straw Tote, Metallic Flip-Flops

STYLING ADVICE

Every once in a while I purchase something outside my comfort zone….and in this case it’s a floral kimono. I don’t consider my personal style to be feminine – I never wear pink and I typically stay away from floral patterns. But every once I find an exception… today is one of those days. I completely fell head over heels for this multi-colored floral  kimono. I love the vintage feel and fun bright colors. I knew I’d be able to work this gorgeous piece into my Summer wardrobe!

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Blue & White Embroidered Top

J. Crew Embroidered Top

Top: J. Crew | Denim: A Gold E | Bag: Brunna Co. | Shoes: J. Crew | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

FEATURED ITEM

Embroidered Top

WARDROBE ITEMS

Dark Denim Shorts, Silver Flip Flops, Straw Tote

STYLING ADVICE

It’s official, embroidery is EVERYWHERE this season! I’ve been trying to think of the best way to incorporate this trendy little detail into my wardrobe. Tops, denim, bags and even bathing suits are all embellished with this trend for summer. As someone who prefers to stick to the classics, I opted for J. Crew’s take on embroidery – a vintage inspired blue & white embroidered top with tassels! It’s a casual, low-key take on the trend that fits seamlessly with the rest of my summer wardrobe.

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