It’s Memorial Day which means summer is right around the corner!! Summer is my favorite season for a lot ย of reasons, and one of them is the fact that I have an obsession with buying bathing suits. It’s not really a “problem” per say, because over the years I have acquired a pretty extensive collection. Through my bikini shopping, I’ve found some that I die over and immediately buy, and then there are some that are adorable but SO FREAKING EXPENSIVE. I can understand why purses, shoes, jackets, and even sunglasses can be pricy…but something that you only wear for a few months out of the year that doesn’t contain much material I can’t wrap my mind around spending a lot on. So last summer when I saw this bathing suit online on Urban Outfitter’s website I fell in love with it, but then noticed the price. I just couldn’t let myself spend $72 on a bathing suit, especially one that I couldn’t try on beforehand and made sure I loved! So I sadly removed it from my cart, but constantly looked for a dupe everywhere. And then I found one. I found a dupe for this bathing suit I adore and it’s half the price!! It’s so cute and whether or not American Eagle meant to recreate this bathing suit they did an awesome job. I haven’t boughten it yet, but I plan on doing so and when I do you can bet I’ll post all about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Urban Outfitters Out From Under Floral Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

Aerie Piping One-Piece Swimsuit

I told you I wasn’t kidding when I said I found a cheaper alternative ๐Ÿ˜‰ These bathing suits are so similar only one costs $72 and the other is $35!! I’m so excited to get this suit and do a review on it as well as some style tips! I hope this post gave you some inspiration and you’re as excited about this style steal as I am ๐Ÿ™‚ The Aerie suit comes in four different colors as well! I have a lot of fun summer posts planned so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss any of the excitement (or random style steals ;))

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It has been far too long since I last posted ๐Ÿ™ A lot has happened in the last week, and I haven’t had the chance to sit down and put out content that I’m proud of. But I’m back from my hiatus with a very exciting post and a lot more to come! Today I’m talking about one of my favorite brands, Winky Lux! If you haven’t seen my other post on Winky Lux check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Essentially, it is a super adorable beauty brand with very affordable prices and amazing products! They recently launched their Double Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick Collection which is to die for.

Watch out Kylie, Winky Lux is killing it with the liquid lipsticks. The Double Matte formula is made with real vanilla and avocado oil so it doesn’t dry your lips out at all. I’ve worn these lipsticks for an entire day and honestly, they are so hard to get off…which in my opinion is amazing. They are kiss-proof, water-proof, and smudge-proof giving you a gorgeous lip that lasts through whatever your day entails. I was so impressed by how soft they felt on my lips and how well they lasted through eating, drinking, and smooching my man ๐Ÿ˜‰ I absolutely hate the feeling of dry lipstick, which is why I’m not a huge fan of the Kylie Liquid Lipsticks. I personally feel like they dry my lips out so much and I end up looking flaky and gross. The Double Matte Liquid Lipsticks don’t make my lips feel like that at all! The avocado oil makes them so soft, smooth and comfortable! There are five stunning shades to pick from ranging from neutral to daring. My favorite are Lolli and Shortcake ๐Ÿ™‚ All the colors are amazing, but Whoopie Pie is a littleee too intense for meย ๐Ÿ˜œย If you can pull off a super dark lip though, then you go girl.

I also need to talk about THE coolest lip balm. Ever. IT HAS A FREAKING FLOWER IN IT ARE YOU KIDDING HOW CUTE. When I first saw this product I literally just stared at it in awe. It is so cute and unique and the very best part is that it’s sooo hydrating. It also has a really cool technology where it can reacts to your skin’s pH levels giving you the perfect shade of pink. If that isn’t the coolest thing ever I don’t know what is. Winky Lux just released a new purple Flower Balm! There are five different flower colors to pick from! All of them do the same thing, it’s just your preference on color ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! Major shoutout to Winky Lux for kicking butt in the makeup world and creating awesome products that are so easy to rave about!! I genuinely recommend you try Winky Lux if you haven’t yet! They are awesome and you won’t be disappointed ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned for more exciting posts by subscribing!

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My mom is really hard to shop for because she gives me the world, and I don’t know what I can possibly give her that even compares to what she has given me. So I decided to put together a gift guide for all the awesome mamas out there! If you’re stumped and don’t know what to give your mom for her special day, here are some affordable (and also a little pricey because let’s face it, moms are worth the splurge) gifts she’s bound to love!! My mom’s birthday is the same day as Mother’s Day this year, so my sister and I are gonna spoil her a little extra this year ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m not going to say what exactly we’re getting her because she’s most definitely going to read thisย ๐Ÿ˜‚. I hope this post gives you some inspiration! And Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful moms!!

 

Purse | Soap & Glory Set | Perfume | Sneakers |Tanning Oil | Nutrition Journal

Let me know what you’re planning on getting your mom in the comments! And if you’re a mom or mom-to-be reading this, I hope you have a fabulous day ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hey babes! I’m so excited for todays post because 1) I love dresses and 2) I’ve been so busy recently I haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like, but today I’m coming at you with a really fun post I hope you all love ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was a little girl I LIVED in dresses. I mean, 90% of my baby/child pics you’ll find me sporting a dress of some kind. My mom always told me how I wanted to wear a dress every day, no matter what the weather. Over the years my fashion taste has expanded to more than dresses, but in the long run they still have my heart. Dresses are just fun, easy, comfy, and essential for when the weather is hot and sticky (which it has been the past few days here in NJ).

Today I’m sharing five of my favorite dresses to sport in this warm weather ๐Ÿ™‚ All the dresses are affordable and all will be linked below so you can shop away! (Some dresses may not be available online so I will do my best to link similar options) ๐Ÿ™‚ I had so much fun shooting these pics on the beach! My bf is such a great photographer, and I’m so lucky he loves to help me out with my blog! He’s the best ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll notice some pics are taken on a beautiful beach here in NJ, and some are fully styled with shoes and all! I did that because I wanted to show an entire outfit with shoes, and also just have some fun on the beach in these perfect summer dresses ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you guys enjoy this post and get some inspiration! You can shop this post and then we can be twins which would be really rad.

Tobi: Emilie Shift Dress

This dress is so fun, flowy, and can be dressed up or down which I LOVE. I probably will use it as a beach dress more than an outfit dress only because I have a super long torso so this dress is a bit short on me, but that doesn’t take away from it’s cuteness ๐Ÿ™‚ I paired this dress with some adorable mules from UrbanOg which I am totally loving. They are so comfy and super chic!

Tobi: Destiny Awaits Shift Dress

Okay, can we talk about how freaking awesome the pattern on this dress is?? I wore this dress on Easter and received so many compliments. The stunning lace up detailing paired with the fun print makes this dress an essential for your wardrobe. For this look I was feeling a little more casual, so I paired the dress with some white Vans and I think they added a really cute touch ๐Ÿ™‚ In the beach pics I’m sporting Quay Australia sunnies ๐Ÿ™‚

Tobi: Ottis Blouson Skater Dress

As you guys have probably figured out by now if you’re an avid reader of my blog (and if you are you’re the best and if you’re new here you should totally subscribe ๐Ÿ˜‰ that I drawn to baby pink. If it’s baby pink, I’m sold. When I saw this dress on Tobi.com I had all the heart eye emojis. It’s so adorable and the ruffle detail on the straps gives me life. I know I’m going to be living in this dress in the upcoming warmer months and I am so excited. This dress can definitely be dressed up for a date night, but for this look I decided to go with some basic slip on sandals ๐Ÿ™‚

Primark: Red Floral OTS Dress

ย (exact dress not available online, so here’s something similar!)

I’m not usually one to wear red, but when I saw this dress in Primark I instantly knew I needed it in my life. It is such an essential for summer, and the perfect cover up/beach date outfit! I will say, this dress has absolutely no shape whatsoever so if you’re not into that than this dress might not be for you. However, I did link a super similar option since Primark doesn’t have online shopping ๐Ÿ™ I recently bought these heeled mules from Target and I think that they go so well with this dress!

Pacsun: Floral Dress (similar)

This dress is definitely the most casual, and also one of the comfiest. I bought it from PacSun a few months ago so I can’t find it online anymore, but I linked a super similar option! Brandy Melville also has dresses that are pretty similar as well! Honestly any babydoll dress you have/find paired with some sneakers is a really effortless, yet adorable summer outfit. Adding sneakers with a dress personally makes me feel more functionable lol. When I have heels and a dress on I don’t feel like I can conquer the world in quite the same way.

Dresses are super fun and easy outfit choices, which is why I love them so much. I hope this post inspired you to wear more dresses and ways to style them!

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It’s something that we are all guilty of one way or another. Maybe it’s that ratty t-shirt you have from 8th grade that brings back memories that you refuse to give away, or that sexy black dress you wore ONE TIME four years ago but swearrr you’re going to wear again soon. Let’s be real, you won’t. You’re not alone because I am guilty of this too. I always keep pieces of clothing and shoes that I haven’t worn in years but insist there will be a time that I want it and honestly, there never is. Since the season of renewal is among us, I though what better time to share my tips and tricks to make your wardrobe fun and fresh again!

  1. GET RID OF THAT OLD STUFFย ๐ŸŒธย Seriously.ย I know it’s difficult to part with that top you’ve had since 7th grade but girl, it’s time to let it go. If you’re just saving it for nostalgic purposes than that’s what pictures are for! There are too many new, fresh, trendy pieces to be had and those old things you never wear are just taking up unwanted residency.
  2. ORGANIZEย ๐ŸŒธ My mom is going to read this tip and think “Dana, your clothes are the least organized clothes in America.” And she’s right. But do not follow my lead with this one and instead just follow my advice. I know that having an organized closet would make me feel revamped and refreshed and I do plan on making that happen very soon I promise. In the meantime, you should try out this tip and start organizing your clothes! This is also a way to go through everything you have and give away/sell/donate the things you don’t wear or want anymore!
  3. TRY A NEW STYLE/TRENDย ๐ŸŒธ Is there a style you’ve been loving but have been too nervous to try it out for yourself? Felt like you “couldn’t pull it off?” Well you are fab and you can pull off anything you feel confident in and girl, you should try out whatever you’re feeling. There is no better time than the beginning of a new season to revamp your style and wardrobe!
  4. SHOP AWAYย ๐ŸŒธ Start shopping! Having little shopping sprees here and there is something I usually do so I don’t spend too much money all at once AND I score all the new arrivals in stores and online. Remember, try out your favorite trends but it’s also important to buy new staple pieces as well that will last you a while. New jeans, dresses, basic tees, tanks, jackets, etc. will make you feel new and fresh but will also last you longer than some trendier pieces will.
  5. HAVE FUNย ๐ŸŒธ Don’t turn a wardrobe freshener into a chore. Make it a fun and exciting project for yourself. Don’t feel guilty about buying that cute romper online or feel bad about picking up some new jeans. You deserve to feel confident, beautiful, and happy at all times and if buying new things can do that for you so be it!

I hope you guys got some tips and tricks from this post and will use them to revamp your closet! I know that the thought of organization and cleaning seems hard and boring (trust me), but once you do it you’ll feel so much better! Plus rewarding yourself with a shopping spree is pretty fun too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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