Fashion Friday: Mad For Metalics

By Sarah Sleem 

Want to make your outfit stand out? Add some eye-catching metalics!

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Anthropologie Guincho Sandals $49.95 on sale – The contrast between plain white and metalic gold works so well!

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Betsey Johnson Bright Lights Clutch $69.98 on sale – If you don’t think the lightning bolt is enough, order this clutch in citron or fuchsia for an extra pop of color.

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Child of Wild Flash Tattoos $30 – This may seem like a bit of money to spend on temporary tattoos, but keep in mind that they can last for up to six days and you receive four sheets. If you’re still not convinced, try Mr. Kate‘s version for only $12.

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ASOS Beach Bag $26.68 on sale – This bag is sure to get you a lot of attention at the beach!

 

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Sally Hansen Color Foil $6.99 – This polish comes in ten different colors, so you can go with a typical metalic like gold or push the envelope with a more unusual metalic color.

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Anthropologie Playing Cards $18 – Everyone needs a pack of playing cards for the summer, why not make sure yours stands out?

Leave us a comment letting us know how you like to add metalics to your outfits!

Recap of our pop-up shop at URBNmarket

By Carly Davis

Last Sunday, we at Dewdrop set up shop at URBNmarket with rare and unique vintage finds, ranging from jewelry to clothing. Over 30 vendors displayed their handmade and vintage goods at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Banquet Hall. Guests eagerly filtered in from 10 am to 4 pm checking out one-of-a-kind items from URBNmarket’s selected local vendors. Our founder, Kristine Thomas, mingled with guests and offered insight on the histories and origins of vintage items she handpicked herself. KT at URBNmarket rev

Kristine Thomas wearing one of her vintage finds

Photo courtesy of Yacouba Tanou Photography

We were very pleased with the event, and enjoyed meeting shoppers with a love of vintage as well as talented and creative vendors. Our success at URBNmarket enabled us to contribute to a great cause,  Fashion Fights Poverty.

Missed the market last Sunday? Don’t despair! We are working hard on launching our online shop of the finest vintage wear. Stay tuned, vintage lovers!

What was your favorite find? What would you like to see in our online shop? Share with us in the comments below!

Thrifty Tuesday: Bags Under $50

By Sarah Sleem 

Bags are quite possibly the most essential accessory—because really, what else is going to hold all of our stuff? The main problem with bag shopping is finding a stylish one that won’t eat your paycheck. This week, we’re going to help you out with that—here are a few bags that are both adorable and affordable!

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Foldover Leather and Canvas Clutch $33 – So simple, yet so cute!

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Hmong Vintage Backpack $39.99 on sale – Whether for school or traveling, this colorful backpack will look amazing slung over your shoulder.

 

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South Moon Under Tribal Print Backpack $26.24 on sale – Tribal print? Okay, I’m in.

Tell us in the comments what your favorite bags are!

You’re Invited! Join Us This Sunday…


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This Sunday, July 20th, we will be setting up shop at URBN Market Bethesda at Bethesda Chevy Chase Banquet Hall!

When?

Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 10am to 4pm

Where?

Bethesda Chevy Chase Banquet Hall

5020 Battery Lane Bethesda, MD

What?

URBN Market Bethesda

Why?

We will be there debuting, Stella, our collection of vintage and pre-loved designer wear.  Plus, the best part? 20% of your purchase will go to Fashion Fights Poverty, a non-profit organization that encourages responsible and sustainable shopping. Admission is free for everyone, and we really hope we see your beautiful face there!

Wishlist Wednesday: Sexy One-Piece Bathing Suits

By Kristen Booth

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Typically when we think of a “sexy” swimsuit, the first thing that comes to mind is a little, tiny string bikini. A one-piece? The furthest thing from our mind at that moment.  However, this year they have brought back the idea of a sexy one-piece and we are loving it! While many of these are still very revealing and may not leave you feeling very covered, some of them are the perfect solution for those of us who may not feel the most comfortable strutting our stuff in a little bikini at the beach and pool.  While there are tons of fantastic one-piece suits out there, we had to limit ourselves a little, so here are five of our favorites!

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ARAKS Elmar One-Piece Swimsuit

 SUMARIE Chrysler Swimsuit

There you have it. Our top picks for sexy one-piece swimsuits! Which one is your favorite? Still not sold on the whole one-piece idea? What’s your go-to bathing suit style? Do you have another favorite one-piece that we must have accidentally forgotten? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Motivation Monday: Inspiration from The New Yorker

By Alex Ouyang

It’s hard to stay motivated this time of year. The heat makes us drowsier than usual and seeing the herds of tourists in D.C. doesn’t make things any easier. For those of us who are working during the summer, what is there to keep us motivated when everyone else seems to be kicking back and enjoying themselves?

Ironically, vacation a few hours north did the trick. Forget Bali or Costa Rica…no, we mean New York City. The Empire City. The City That Never Sleeps.

So what is it about New York that’s so motivating? Well the first thing is that most New Yorkers have a disdain for tourists. They avoid Times Square like the plague and understandably so — the place is packed like a can of sardines. 

But more importantly, New Yorkers are extremely independent. Home to hundreds of thousands of corporations and organizations that have proven to be the cream of the crop, NYC is the ultimate make-it-or-break-it where people go to fulfill their dreams. But in the midst of millions of everyone’s own dreams and distractions, how do you make yourself heard?

You keep caring. Even if no one else does, you need to persist because if you don’t care about your dreams and goals, no one else will. Consistently showing that what you’re doing does matter makes others care as well. Even little things like dressing nicely and straightening your posture can go a long way. As Coco Chanel said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” (And this applies to men too!)

Coco Chanel walking into her establishment in New York City.

Another motivational factor is basking in the presence of greatness. New York is saturated with monuments dedicated to successful people, though a good portion of those are corporate buildings of monumental proportions. D.C. has monuments dedicated to people who helped build our country. Not to say that people who helped build our economy aren’t important, but let’s give a little credit to the people who started it all. 

D.C. has no shortage of monuments for those who have dedicated their life’s work to the progress of America.

Nonetheless, no matter who, what, or where your role model is, everyone’s definition of success is different. Find someone (or multiple people!) who fits your definition of “success.” What kinds of obstacles did they face? How did they overcome them? What can you learn from their mistakes? Find out what you admire about them, and use those qualities as a guideline, not a blueprint, for success. 

And perhaps the most motivational factor of all is stress. New Yorkers are some of the most stressed bunch I’ve ever seen or met. There’s always somewhere they need to be. And yes, stress makes us want to tear our hair out and scream into an empty void, but the finished product is what makes all the stress worth it in the end. And if you happen to find co-workers to be stressed with, working towards a goal with your team of strung-out cronies is less lonely and even a little fun.

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What do you do to stay motivated? Let us know in the comments!

Foxy Thursday: Looks and Tastes like Orange

By Carly Davis

One trend popularized by this year’s Spring Fashion Week was the bright orange lip. Designers like DKNY, Nanette Lepore, and Donna Karan sported various hues in the color family, and it quickly translated to the red carpet. While orange is not the new red, it’s versatile enough to work on all skin tones, and adds a pop of color to any outfit.

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Karlie Kloss in an orange lip for DKNY

While all makeup brands have a selection of orange shades, NYX Professional Makeup has introduced its line of Macaron Lippies (yes, macaron like the food) that not only look good, but taste good also. This line of macaron-flavored lipsticks includes orange blossom and citron “flavors,” keeping up with the bright orange trend. Macaron Lippies are completely sold out on their website [www.nyxcosmetics.com], however they are available at Ulta. At $5.99 a stick you can rock the trending orange lip, and you can experiment with other neon colors too!

 

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  • What it is: Creamy and highly pigmented pastel and neon colored lipsticks.
  • What it does: Creates various, pastel and neon lip looks.
  • Why we love it: These pastel and neon lipsticks come in 12 creamy shades, smell delicious, and add an eccentric pop of color to any look.
  • How to use: Apply as desired.

 

What do you think? Are you rocking the orange lip this season? Would you like to try out one (or 12) of those Macaron Lippies? Let us know in the comments below!

Thrifty Tuesday: Summer Bash Must Haves

By Sarah Sleem

It’s officially summer! You know what that means—it’s time to invite your friends over to help you make use of that patio you abandoned months ago!

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C. Wonder Nesting Plate $9.99 on sale – Even if you’re not the best cook, this plate will make your food look good.

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Calypso St. Barth Embellished Linen Tee $59 on sale – This tee is perfect for a breezy, summer night. Plus, it’s over half off!

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Kat&Bee Ring $43.99 on sale – Handcrafted, gorgeous, and 60% off? Yes, please!

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Joe Dill Designs Candle Holder $3 – This candle holder works great for a small gathering or as a wedding centerpiece. You can even DIY it, if you’re feeling crafty.

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Torafu Architects Vase $22.99 on sale – Honestly, who can resist neon?

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Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Oil $4.99 – The most hated thing about summer—the humidity! Luckily, this oil will keep your hair in check!

Leave us a comment and let us know what you’ll be buying to throw the perfect summer bash!

Wishlist Wednesday: Summer Skincare Must Haves

By Kristen Booth

It’s finally summertime, and you know what that means…warm weather, the pool and the beach, sunshine, and a tan!  But, with all of that also comes the need for proper skin care and maintenance.  The worst thing you could do is soak up the sun all day without taking the proper steps to protect your skin! So, we have teamed up with HSN to bring you some of the best products around to help you in doing so!

One of the most important items for you to wear everyday (as in 365 days a year!) is sunscreen.  It doesn’t matter whether it is 40 degrees or 100 outside, sunscreen is always, and we mean always, a necessity!  One of our favorite sunscreens is the Serious Skincare Age Defense Facial Cream.  This is our number one pick because, unlike most face moisturizers out there, this particular one has SPF 30 (vs. the normal SPF 15) and it is still reasonably priced.

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Worried about showing your naked face while tanning at the pool or beach? Going somewhere outdoors but still need to look nice? Well if you need to wear makeup for whatever reason while catching some rays, the best product to use when in that situation is Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm with SPF 35.  Plus, the best part is that it is currently on sale for $49 versus the normal $85.  So, order now and save some serious cash!

 

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Last but definitely not least, if you’ve had a history of forgetting to protect your skin in the past, Lancome’s Absolue Replenishing Lotion is an amazing moisturizer to help with whatever needs correcting or repairing.  It is pricier than the other options at $170 for a 2.5oz bottle, but trust us when we say this stuff really works!  We have never heard anyone say a single negative comment about this cream after using it, and it left their skin looking radiant (knocking years off their appearance!).

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$170, HSN.com

Not using proper protection when in the sun can cause wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots, which makes you to look years older than you would otherwise.  Not to mention, it vastly increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Looking good means acting smart, so depending on your skin care needs, these products will certainly help you maintain nice skin that will leave you with no regrets!

Also, HSN has put together an awesome little guide that highlights six of the most common skincare issues that we face as women, and recommend some of the best products to use in fighting these issues.  From fine lines and wrinkles to oily skin and acne (plus everything in between!), they really do cover it all. Make sure you check it out on the HSN website, it really is amazing!

 

 

Thrifty Tuesday: Get salon-like manicure without going to the salon

By Sarah Sleem

We all love coming out of the salon with our nails perfectly polished, but sometimes don’t have the budget to get them done on a routine basis. Here’s a solution: do it yourself with the Pilé Wand by Julep! This  ingenious idea will help you give yourself a manicure that doesn’t include…well, polished fingers.

PlieBrush.skinny-1024x239The wand addresses the basic issues we face when giving ourselves a manicure. This includes the most common problem of all—polishing with your non-dominant hand. The wand’s pen-like design helps you gain more control while polishing. For an even better grip, you can use the flexible handle that twists and bends. 4Z3A4838-1024x682The wand can only be used with Julep nail polish. This is because the wand’s cap is made to specifically fit onto Julep nail polish. Luckily, the polishes come in a lot of different colors!. Not only do we save money by not going to the salon, we love the Pilé Wand because it allows us to give ourselves a quick manicure without having to whip out the nail polish remover. There’s nothing else out there like it! There are even attachments for sale (dotting tool and striping brush) that allow anyone to become instantly great at nail art. Good news is, and we’ve been dying to tell you but Julep asked us to keep it under wraps until it hits the stores–you can now get your hands on this product. Be one of the first people to own a Pilé Wand here!

Now that we’ve told you how we feel about the Pilé Wand, share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment!

Fashion Friday: Don’t Let the Rain…Rain on Your Parade

Although we all hope for a sunny summer, we must all still go on with our workdays even in the rain. The forecast unfortunately calls for rainy days. And on those days, it’s sometimes hard to stay on your fashion game, we don’t blame you! But, as your fashion consultants here at Dewdrop, here are some tips to keep your trend on no matter the weather.

Oprah gives some options depending on what you’re going for to stay fashion forward in rainy weather. Whether your looking for preppy, sporty, or artsy, you can make it work!

 

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Which one would you wear? Do you have any other rainy outfit ideas? We’d love to hear from you–share them in the comments below!

Wishlist Wednesday: 4th Of July Outfit Ideas

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we have some patriotic gear to add to your ensemble this week. Whether it is a pool party, a family gathering, a barbecue, or whatever event you may be attending, these pieces are sure to be a huge hit wherever you may go!

Rip Curl ‘Starry Eyed’ Bikini

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Top: $49.50, Bottoms: $39.50

Oasis Blue Tulip Cutout Back Dress, $37

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Schooner Said Than Done Dress in Stripes, $53

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Diem Stars And Stripes Silk Blouse, $200

4th of july top   There are so many other options out there, these are just a few of our favorites! If you’re having trouble finding exactly what you’re looking for so late in the game, there are also tons of DIY options! For more ideas, check out our Pinterest.

Let us know what you think of these options. Looking for something different? Let us know what that might be in the comments below!

Wishlist Wednesday: Maxi Dresses

By Kristen Booth

One of this summer’s trendiest items is the maxi dress, and just like so many others, we absolutely love it! Perfect for so many different occasions, the maxi dress is not only extremely versatile, but also one of the comfiest items you could possibly wear this summer! Plus, in addition to being super comfy and chic, they’re also extremely slimming and what’s not to love about that, right?!

So, with that being said, here are just a few of the many, many maxis that we’ve been eyeing lately.

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Available at Nordstrom (Lush), $52

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Available at Necessary Clothing, $38

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Available at Lulu’s, $65

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Available at Lulu’s, $71

There are so many more that we absolutely adore, but these are just a few of the one’s we’ve been really eyeing lately.  What do you think of our selection? Are you loving one of them in particular, or do you have your eye on one that we didn’t list? Let us know in the comments below!

Motivation Monday: To the beach!

By Alex Ouyang

As we reach the halfway point in June, there are only a five days left until the first day of summer.  Our excitement grows exponentially with each passing day that brings us closer to the fêted summer solstice — a season filled with warm nights, barbecues, fireworks, and last, but not least, beaches.

Nearly every beach in the world receives a sudden influx of visitors during the summer season. But besides being at the beach to swim, play volleyball, build sandcastles, or sunbathe, there is another opportunity you can’t miss out on: the chance to show off your style.

So in case you haven’t been to the beach in a while, or if you’ve missed the chance to update your beach-bound wardrobe, here are a five beachwear essentials:

1) Neoprene swimwear is a new trend inspired by athletic styles that give traditional swimwear a little bit of an edge.

N.L.P. is probably the most popular brand amongst neoprene swimwear, given the color blocking and unique structure of their bikinis that epitomized an edgier look that many fashionistas sought this summer season.

Clover Canyon’s Space Garden Bikini is covered in floral prints, but still gives off a sporty vibe.

2) Swimsuits with cutouts are also quite popular à la moment:

ASOS’s Leaf Print Cutout Bandeau Swimsuit has a fun palm print reminiscent of the tropics.

ASOS’s Rose Print Cutout Swimsuit not only utilizes a colorful, floral print, but it also has cutouts, creating a diverse, edgy look.

3) Playsuits and rompers with fun prints don’t necessarily have to be worn to the beach and can be worn on a typical outing as well.

ASOS’s California Palm Print Bandeau Frill Beach Playsuit makes a bold statement.

Anthropologie’s Long Weekend Romper has a softer, bohemian look.

4) The 60s are making a comeback in the glasses department. Trending shades are starting to take on a bit of a rounder shape, reminiscent of their predecessors.

Le Specs X Craig & Karl Roundabout Shades combine UV protection and neat translucent frames.

 

Madewell’s Hepcat Shades have tapered frames that give the shades a fun, edgy look.

5) Birckenstocks are quite popular at the moment (particularly the Arizona), but if you’re afraid of spending a little too much money on a trend that might not last, here are a couple alternatives.

Casco’s sandals are known for their comfortable and affordable footwear. This sandal has similar wide straps, while removing the inconvenience of toe curling that slippers usually have.

If you’re looking for something more similar to the Arizona Birkenstock, ASOS’s Far Out Man Sliders look almost exactly like them, with the exception of the white outsole and smaller buckles.

Last of all, don’t forget to slather on some sunscreen, bring your towels, and empty the memory on your camera so you have enough room for memories of the beach this summer.

Which beach are you going to this summer? Feel free to comment with your own list of beachwear essentials and tell us what you’ve got planned!

Foxy Thursday: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

occ-logo OCC is a 100% vegan and cruelty free makeup line. OCC Lip Tars are the new “IT” product in the world of beauty! Our favorite product line from them is their Lip Tar.  The Lip Tar is a mix between a lipstick and a lip stain, its very highly pigmented so a little goes a long way.

You can get very creative with OCC Lip Tars! OCC Lip Tars are available at Sephora. You can get the mini set of 12 for $58.00. Wouldn’t a nice ombre lip look dynamic this summer?

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What it does: This deeply pigmented liquid lipstick has true staying power and high-impact color payoff in one tiny tube.  What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
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Wishlist Wednesday: Fun Summer Bag

By Kristen Booth

Lately we have been getting really excited about summertime with all of the warm weather, and with that we have been eyeing some awesome fun summer bags.  One in particular that we’ve been watching is this Saffiano Lux Tote by Prada.

Wishlist Wedbes What a fun color and a fun bag! We most certainly are loving it, and if only we had the $2,600 that it is going for these days, we would totally be picking one up as soon as we possibly could! Do you have champagne taste on a beer budget? Well not to worry, fashionistas… There are tons more amazing summer bags at a much more affordable price. For instance, check out these awesome, fun, and colorful bags that have a much more attractive price point.

Are these awesome and colorful totes by Michael Kors fun or what?! And at just $358.00, you can actually afford to snag one this summer, and every summer. Plus, if you’re looking for a more neutral bag that can be used for an extended period of time, this wonderful bag is available in multiple colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for you. Exciting or what?!

If the Michael Kors totes weren’t exactly what you’re looking for, this tote from Coach is also a fabulous option. And with a price of $298 and available in eight different colors, this is not only the best priced option, but also comes with the most options. Are these alternate options amazing or what?! While we would all love a little Prada in our lives, that isn’t always in option, at least not right now, so these are just a couple of the many fashionable and fun alternative options that are available to you this summer! What do you think of all three of these amazing bags? Do you have another fabulous bag that is both affordable and fantastic? Let us know in the comments below!

Thrifty Tuesday: Beach essentials on SALE (or for a really good price)

Summer is finally here! If you haven’t yet, it’s always fun and motivational to plan for those endless days lounging at the beach and playing in the ocean. Take it from us, everyone at the office or at home will be happier if you’re happier. So don’t be hesitant about sending out those positive vibes after a day of sun soaked fun! Here are a few beachy finds we thought would help get you summer dreaming. What are some of your favorite local beaches? Let us know in the comments and we might see you there!

J.Crew Beach Towel $34.50 on sale – We think it’s a lovely addition to any poolside party or east coast beach bash 02142_WO0770

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield $14.49 on sale – This toxic-free sunscreen is both soothing, environmentally friendly, and protective. A winning combination! l_7y-1007 Pistol Panties Bikini Set $76.22 on sale – The bold print on top paired with the subtle print on the bottom makes this look ideal for summer sunning. image1xl UO Sunglasses $9.99 on sale – Who can enjoy summer’s sun without a handy pair of glasses? Keep those eyes shielded! Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 4.37.21 PM
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Havainas Flip Flops $26 – Flip Flops = summer essential. Get yourself a new pair. Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 4.33.04 PM UO Donut Pool Float $24 – Donuts meet summer…need we say more? Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 4.42.02 PM Wherever you decide to spend your summer, hopefully outside at the beach will be on the list! Let us know in the comments what your summer essentials are.

Fashion Friday: #WordUp

This summer loud is in. Let us get a little more specific. Logo tees and shouty slogans are trending. This trend allows for us to more freely express ourselves through out clothes. Designers such as Louis Vuitton, Ashish, DKNY and Jeremy Scott used their dictionaries for this Summer 2014 line.

We’ve seen slogans slowly make a comeback, but we are now seeing it in high fashion more than ever before. These slogans do everything from market for brands to just simple statements.  For more context, take a look at Vogue’s slideshow.

 

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Would you rock one of these logo or slogan tees? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Wishlist Wednesday: Tory Burch Pool Bag

By Kristen Booth This Wishlist Wednesday we have had our eyes on a bunch of different fun summer items… From bathing suits to sandals, we’ve seen it all! But, one thing we’ve been going back to time and time again is this fantastic pool bag from Tory Burch.

Available in both orange and pink, this fabulous bag is definitely something we’re hoping to get our hands on this season.  Talk about look awesome and fashionable at the pool and the beach all summer! Pair this with one of Tory’s flawless bathing suits and a chic little cover up and you’re sure to be the focal point of everyone you cross! What do you think of this awesome little bag? Do you have another pool bag you’ve been eyeing this spring? Let us know in the comments below!

Thrifty Tuesday: Graduation Looks for Less

It’s that time of year (still!) when high school and college kids embark on the journey of graduation. It can be a scary time for everyone, families especially, but also a magical time. Seeing everyone draped in gowns and caps floods memories and emotions among all. But just because the graduates are covered by their gowns doesn’t mean they shouldn’t dress up! We’ve rounded a list of dresses for both graduates and attendees to ensure everyone is looking their best when the day finally arrives.

ASOS Swing Dress $41.92 – Breezy and boho for the graduate who lives carefree and enjoys life image1xl ASOS Daisy Dress $53.35 – Traditional white gets added quirk with the cute daisy pattern. Perfect for the graduate who just can’t conform to strict rules! image1xl2 Tahari Dress $93.75 on sale – Totally traditional, this dress makes a bold, fierce statement. Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.46.07 PM Forever 21 Nude Heels $22.80 – Affordable and classic, nude heels pair well with everything. And make your legs look endless! Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.23.20 PM Anthropologie High-Low Shift Dress $79.95 on sale – The delicate detail of this dress can’t be missed. It’s timeless and beautiful, just like graduation. 4130277600061_010_b Anthropologie Lazuli Dress $59.95 on sale – Blue always pairs well with white. So for those sisters and friends of graduates, you’ll make a winning combination together! Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.23.51 PM Rhyme LA Daisy Dress $34.97 on sale – What better way to celebrate spring and welcome summer than a floral dress? Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.24.29 PM Lucky Brand Platform Sandal $38.49 on sale – Easy to walk in and won’t sink in those grassy ceremonies! This heel will become your best friend after a few hours of standing. Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.26.31 PM Henri Bendel Clutch $138.60 on sale – The bold blue color paired with the asymmetrical zipper screams trendy. What graduate can go all day without carrying a few essentials? Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.29.40 PM J.Crew Flower Fan Necklace $39.50 on sale – Statement necklaces can turn a dress into an outfit. Pair this with a simple white dress and you’ll instantly become a fashionista. A8620_WT0002Do you plan on attending any graduation ceremonies this year? Or are you a graduate yourself? Let us know in the comments so we can be sure to congratulate you! Here’s to all the 2014 graduates around the world, may you find happiness and bliss in whatever path you choose.

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