santorini blue

santorini 2

in anticipation of my upcoming trip to santorini in 8 weeks (yay! more on this subject to come) my mind is preoccupied with all things blue and white. first, a little inspiration— isn’t OP the epitome of a greek isle goddess in this pic?!

santorini 2
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for warm days spent on the beach with a good book- this one piece

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topped off with an easy embroidered shift

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or an equally appealing lem lem maxi (on sale!)

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i plan to channel my girl OP in this frilly flounced set 
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and go vespa riding in a linen tunic paired with crisp white shorts

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for dinners dining under the stars, a funky printed peter pilotto shift (very erica pelosini approved)

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worn with a rustic pair of lace up sandals (worn by fellow blogger Stefanie here)—bonus, these look way more expensive than their whopping $24 price tag— but like any good bargain, they’re selling out fast, order a pair soon!Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 5.40.05 PM

top off your toes with a fresh neutral pedi

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ward off evening chill with this gauze cashmere scarf

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and pack my gear, away and back in the states, in this boxy blue tote (very tom ford-esque don’t ya think?)

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now who’s ready to go with me?!

day late and a peso short

Lo siento chicas! I am definitely a day late and a peso short on the whole cinco de mayo thing. This gal has been the opposite of anything chic lately—lots of late nights, slimey take-out and getting through the grind at work. Luckily, however, the world of instagram was out in full force last night to show me all the amazing queso and corona I was missing. Don’t feel too bad for me though–I did manage to find this sweet little topshop number to lift my spirits.

tunic dress

If I had been lucky enough to spend my yesterday somewhere fun, lounging leisurely—I’d be wearing something loose, flowy and bright (the more embroidered the better!)—and pair it with some tassel sandals to really seal the fiesta-worthy deal (also die for these by the same designer)

cinco de mayo
1. striped mexi dress

2. loeffler randall tassel sandals (budget friendly version)

3. cabachon cuff

4. clear acetate frames

5. neutral woven tote (die for these straw bags here)

Also, a pair of clear sunglasses has been on my wishlist for this summer— ever since I saw them on my original girl crush OP. Round lenses are everywhere this season but I may have to try a cheap pair before I break the bank for this cutler and gross style.

A few more festive looks to cure the “mexi (i dont live in) cali” blues

1) adjustable ruffled maxi dress (worn on one of my bffs CHG here)

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2) maya inspired mini skirt

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3) embroidered dress with a handmade feel
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4) cheery yellow statement necklace by holst + lee

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5) smocked top (amazing with white cut offs!)

smocked top

that’s all for now— hope you all had great cinco and enjoyed many margs for me! now it’s time for me to play catch up..

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sister sister

sister dearest- can you please hit up the calypso sale (extra 50% off!) so that I can steal these amazing gems of earrings (and this too!) from your jewelry box?

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in preparation for our spring break trip- snow in Charlotte has my mind set on warmer weather- i’d wear them with:

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other great sale finds include this amazing peridot cuff, a classic leather jacket, and a winter-into-spring ready scarf. ready to take a trip yet?!