wrap it up

i got a reader request (yay!) for a post on the items i wore in miami a few weeks back. for those interested, it features this striped wrap skirt from revolve, along with a one piece from solid & striped, ace of something straw hat, pair of knock off k jacques sandals which have since sold out from h&m, and old joie beach tote. The skirt is one of my favorite spring purchases but unfortunately has not been able to leave my closet since this trip…

over the past few years i’ve found myself wearing fewer and fewer skirts with the influx of good denim out there, but i’m destined to change that this summer. i love the idea of pairing a ruffled mini with a tshirt and jean jacket for saturday brunch, with sneaks and a sweatshirt for a girlie meets tomboy look, or obviously over a swimsuit as an easy coverup alternative.

want one for yourself? other top ruffled mini picks include ones by j.crew, tularosazara, alice + olivia, LPAfor love and lemons, isabel marant and h&m.

1– vneck tshirt  2– illesteva sunglasses   3– jean jacket 4– superga sneakers  5– polka dot mini

steals and deals

a couple splurges (here and here) and lots of upcoming summer travel have left this little chic pea b-r-o-k-e. but a rainy day in nyc has me in desperate need of a cheerful pick me up. so ive rounded up some fresh spring pretties all for under $50

#1 cheeky cosmetic bag for putting your “face” on

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#2 icy cool kicks

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#3 tutti fruity hanky pankys (also love the missoni stripes)Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 10.51.23 AM

#4 a fresh striped tote (30% off this weekend!)

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#5 sweet scalloped bangle by kate spade

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