Summers Cutest Fabric: Eyelet

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I love how feminine and flirty an eyelet piece is.  Plus who doesn’t like a little ventilation on a hot summer day.  This summer, there is no shortage of eyelet pieces from dresses to tops, shorts and even shoes.  Although I am not sold on the eyelet shoe.   Here are a few of my favourite eyelet pieces.

1. White Off the Shoulder Top.  American Eagle Outfitters.

This little top is on sale for only $20.  And if comes in a yellow stripe as well.  I love pairing something so feminine with a more edgy piece, like leather shorts or a pair of denim cutoffs amd booties.

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2. Striped Tee with Eyelet Peplum.  The Bay.

I love how this basic tee, gets a little upgrade with the simple addition of an eyelet peplum.  Also, its on sale right now for $40.

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3. Yellow Striped Off the Shoulder Top.  American Eagle Outfitters.

Also comes in white.

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4.White Ruffle Sleeve Tank.  Zara,

I love the ruffle sleeve and the scalloped hem.  So cute. And its only $40.

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5. And it comes in black.  Zara.

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6. Eyelet Shirt.  Zara

I love the little embroidered flowers. So feminine, light and breezy.

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7. White Midi Dress. Nordstrom.

Right now this is 50% off, making it only $63.  What!  This would be the cutest day date dress, or even a for a bride to be at her shower or rehearsal dinner.

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8.  Embroidered Shorts and Matching Top.  Zara.

These are separates.  They look perfect together, but each would look great on their own as well.

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Happy Shopping

 mandi

 

Currently Crushing On: Aldo Under $100

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I took a peak at some of the new arrivals at Aldo this morning because they are having a BOGO 40% off sale on footwear.  And they have some really cute stuff – great casual everyday flats and some really nice heels.  As always shipping and returns are free (if you spend $70).  Here are my favs.

1. Fuschia/Orange Pump with See Through Side Panel. 

I love these two colours together.  They look great as a pop of colour with a neutral outfit or go bold and pair them with a bright blue or yellow.

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2. Ankle Strap Block Heel Yellow

This beauty comes in yellow and the cutest floral pattern.

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3. Ankle Strap Block Heel Floral

This floral would look amazing with a white dress.  Rehearsal dinner anyone?

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4. Classic Two Tone Pump with a See Through Side Panel. 

I love this modern take on the basic nude pump.  The perfect summer wedding shoe. It also comes in a fuschia/orange combo.  So cute.

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5. Ankle Strap Floral Sandal

This beauty is on sale for $60!!!

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6. Navy and White Striped Bow Slides

I love the nautical look of these, they would look great with cut-offs and a tee.

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7. Fringe Slides

Perfect beach day shoe.  And only $40.

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8. Multi-Colour Bow Slides

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9. Nude Lace Up Wedge

This is a great “go with everything” wedge.  And the nude colour makes your legs look so long.

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10. Embellished Gold Sunnies

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11. Mini Circle Crossbody Bag

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12. Floral Loafer

Loving the florals if you can’t tell.

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13. Embellished Pink Loafer

The embellishment on these are so cute.  And these would be a great shoe to wear into Fall.

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Happy Shopping

 mandi

 

Summer Kimonos Under $100

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A light kimono is the perfect layering piece for summer.  The prints are always so fun and the flowy light fabric is breezy and cool for hot summer days.  I love wearing a kimono over denim cutoffs because not only does it give me a little coverage but it also adds a little something ‘extra’ to an otherwise basic outfit.  Plus, a kimono makes a great beach cover up.

Here are a few of my favourite kimonos for summer.

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Spring’s Cutest Mules Under $100

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I was apprehensive about the mule trend at first.  It took me a while to get on board.  But now mules are my go-to shoe and not because I need or want to be “on trend” but because I finally realized how practical a slip on shoe is.  I wish I figured this out last summer when I was 9 months pregnant.  Anyhow, I have become slightly obsessed with mules so I am sharing some of my fav mules under $100.

First I will share some casual options and then a few that are more office appropriate.

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The It Bag: The Straw Crossbody. And a Few Other Gems.

I am loving this seasons’ straw bags.  The crossbody, the bucket bag, the tote, all the shapes and colours.  So cute.  I want them all.  But since I can’t have them all, and really don’t need them all, I am sharing with you.  Someone should have them.

Here are some of my favourite bags, all under $100.

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Half Moon Crossbody.  Banana Republic.

This one is a little more pricey, but Banana Republic does go on sale for 40% off, so keep an eye out.

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Today Only At The Bay: Dresses Up to 50% Off

I love The Bay but I always wait for a sale .

Today dressess are up to 50% off.  Here are a few of my favs from the sale.  With the exception of a couple, all are under $100 and most under $50.  Shipping and returns are free at The Bay as long as you spend $45.

Happy Shopping

 mandi

 

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  1. Black and White Striped Wrap Dress
  2. Bow Neck A Line
  3. Red One Sleeve Ruffle Body Con
  4. Tiered Floral Maxi
  5. Off The Shoulder Body Con
  6. Embroidered A Line
  7. Blush Wrap Dress
  8. Levi’s Chambray Mini
  9. Black Tank Dress
  10. Yellow Lace Fit & Flare
  11. Ruffle Sleeve Shirt Dress

Three Ways to Wear A Shirtdress

The shirtdress has become a wardrobe staple for me.  Not only is it comfortable and flattering but it’s a really versatile piece.  And because of its versatility its also a great piece to pack.  I have been trying to become a more efficient packer (still a work in progress) so I am always on the hunt for pieces that can be worn multiple ways.  To say that I am overpacker is an understatement.  Anyhow, back to the shirt dress….

Here are three different ways to style your shirtdress.  Plus I have included some of my favourite spring shirtdresses if you are looking to add one to your wardrobe.

One: Add a Belt

I typically replace the self tie fabric belt that comes with the shirtdress with a belt I already have.  I love the look of a chunky leather belt paired with neutral mules for a more casual look.  And you can see how a simple belt switch changes the look – the red belt totally dresses it up especially if you add a pair of a heels.

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Currently Crushing On: All Things Tropical

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Maybe its because I am dying for a sunny beach vacation but I am so crushing on all things bright and tropical.

Oversized floral prints, bright colours, breezy fabrics. It all makes me so happy.  Here are a few of the pieces I am crushing on.

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Shop Spring’s Cutest Shirtdresses

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The shirtdress is a wardrobe staple for me in the spring/summer.  If I’m not wearing denim shorts on the weekend, you can find me in a shirtdress.  It’s so easy to wear and it’s versatile.  Sure you can wear it on its own, but you can also belt it, add a jacket or wear it open as a flowy layer.

Shop my favourite shirtdresses for spring/summer below.  Most under $50 and a few under $100.

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Favourite Sunnies Under $30

So I may have a bit of an obsession with sunglasses.  I have more than 20 pairs sitting at my front entrance way (must find a good way to organize).  And they aren’t all new.  Some of them are 5+ years old.  For me they are like finding the right pair of shoes for an outfit, they really help complete the look.  So I like options. Which is why I never spend more than $30 on a pair.  In fact usually they are less than $20.

So if you are on the hunt for a new pair of sunnies, or two, here are a few of my favourite pairs with links to shop. I broke the list out into three categories:  cat eye, round frame and statement.

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