An Outfit Inspired by Danielle Carolan

Recently during a livestream, I asked for some blog post requests.  One idea that I and all the other watchers loved was “An Outfit Inspired By…”.  Now I’m putting that idea to use in the beginning of a new series!  In these posts I’ll choose a person that’s somewhat famous or well known, like a celebrity, blogger, or YouTuber.  I’ll give a little background on this person and their signature style along with some pictures of them.  Then, I’ll share an outfit I’ve put together inspired by the person!  In today’s installment of “An Outfit Inspired By…” I’m sharing a look inspired by Danielle Carolan.  Let’s get started!

Danielle Carolan is a recent high school graduate from Tampa, FL who’s heading to the University of Georgia in the fall.  She has a YouTube channel (linked here), with approximately 321,000 followers and a verified Instagram page (linked here) with about 153,000 followers.  Her motto is “she believed she could, so she did” and she includes that in her content whenever she can.  She’s known for her confidence, body positivity, and overall girl power and shares videos about those things as well as fashion, makeup, workout, and school related videos along with somewhat daily vlogs.  She uses her vlogs to bring her followers along to the mall, family movie night, photoshoots for major brands, and brunches with her friends, making them easy favorites for her followers.  Her signature style is trendy and chic and you’ll often find her wearing black, white and/or grey in her pictures and videos.  I love Danielle’s positive attitude, humor, sense of style, and simply how relatable she is.  She’s not perfect and she’s not afraid to show that.  If you don’t already watch her videos, I so recommend them!  Watch two of my favorite recent videos of hers here and here.  I also recommend following her Instagram here, she has a great theme going and the majority of her pictures are professionally taken.

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As I mentioned, Danielle seems to love black and white, so in my look I’m wearing a black and white striped tank over a white bralette.  She also loves most trends, and I’ve definitely seen her style a denim skirt before, so I thought my maroon button up denim skirt would be perfect to wear with the tank in this look.  She always wears the coolest shoes and I definitely think these black pointed-toe lace up flats would be her taste.  When Danielle shares her outfits in her vlogs, she always has on a small, simple gold necklace with a circular charm with the letter “D” on it, that she explains was a gift from her aunt.  She often layers it with other simple necklaces to finish the look.  I recently received a layered necklace that happens to have a circular charm as a birthday gift and I thought it looked super similar to her necklace I just mentioned, so I added that to my look as well.  I also received the “she believed she could, so she did” MantraBand, which she has, for my birthday so I thought that was a necessary detail as well.  She loves to stack simple rings, so the rose gold band I always wear fit into the look perfectly.  Danielle rarely wears earrings, so I left them out as well.  I tried to use some of the serious poses I see from her photoshoots, but let’s just say those poses work better for her.  See for yourself!

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tank (similar) // bralette // skirt (similar) // flats (similar) // layered necklace // MantraBand // watch (similar) // ring

Did I nail the Danielle Carolan look?  Leave me a comment below letting me know what you think and who you’d like to see an outfit inspired by next!  Thanks for reading!

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10 Summer Fashion Essentials

Today I’m concluding my series of seasonal fashion essentials post with ten summer fashion essentials.  If you’ve missed the rest, you can find my fall fashion essentials here, my winter fashion essentials here, and my spring fashion essentials here.  I’ve had so much fun rounding up my favorite pieces that I think you need each season and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these posts!  Just a reminder, each image contains the respective product link, so you can shop any piece you like by clicking on it!  Enjoy!

1. Stylish Sandals

Sandals are definitely my favorite type of shoe to rock during the summer.  There are millions of sandals out there, but my favorite pairs are from Jack Rogers, TargetJ.Crew Factory, and Steve Madden.

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2. Pretty Coverups

Coverups are a necessity when going to the pool or beach, and a cute one ensures that you’ll be looking chic in all your post-swim adventures.  My favorite coverups online are from Madewell, J.Crew, and Lilly Pulitzer.

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3. Bright Shorts

A simple tee combined with a bright pair of shorts and some sandals makes for an easy and adorable summer outfit.  My favorite places to purchase bright shorts are J.Crew Factory, Old Navy, and Lilly Pulitzer.

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4. Sunglasses

I love a good pair of sunnies.  They’re perfect not only to block the harsh sun rays from your eyes, but also to hide your makeupless eyes on the way to and from the beach, pool, or lake.  My favorite pairs online are from Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, and Krewe.

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5. Comfortable Tee Shirts

I love to wear big, soft tees with Nike shorts and Chacos during the summer.  This ensemble is perfect to wear on the way to the pool, to a friend’s house, while traveling, or just around your house.  My favorite companies that sell tees that are both cute and comfortable are Jadelynn Brooke, United, and Southern Tide.  You can use my code “FLSHS16” for 15% off at Jadelynn Brooke here and “apocketfullofprep_15” for 15% off at United here.  My favorite designs from all three brands are shown and linked below.

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6. Cute Tanks

The perfect summer tanks and camis can be dressed up with some white jeans and wedges or dressed down with a cute pair of shorts and some sandals.  Tank tops have always been a summer go to for me because the minimal sleeves make me much cooler!  Some of my favorite tanks this season are from J.Crew Factory, LOFT, Forever 21, and H&M.

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7. Sundresses

Sundresses are the easiest summer outfits and always make you look super put together. I love wearing them when walking through new cities, out to dinner, and to church services on Sundays.  My favorite places to buy sundresses are H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, and Old Navy.

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8. Trendy Chokers

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of chokers out and about already, they’re all the rage this season!  I love the dainty, classic looking ones, especially the simple gold or velvet options from Francesca’s, DDDBeads, H&M, and Forever 21.  Most chokers online are super cheap, but I also have a code, “faith15”, that you can use for 15% off at DDDBeads!

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9. Fun Swimsuits

What’s summer without a few trips to the beach, pool, and/or lake?  You obviously need some cute swimsuits to wear to these fun locations.  My favorites are from Athleta, TargetJ.Crew, and J.Crew Factory.

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10. Comfortable Sandals

To pair with your big tees and Nike shorts when you’re lounging around, running errands, or taking a little trip to the pool in the summertime, you need some comfortable sandals that are easy to slip on on the go.  My go to comfortable sandals are from Chaco and Rainbow, but I’ve recently had my eyes on a pair of Birkenstocks.

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Thanks for reading!

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National Wear Your Lilly Day Collab

As some of you may already know, today is “National Wear Your Lilly Day.”  The brand Lilly Pulitzer made put this “holiday” in place years ago in accordance with the first day of summer, the brand’s favorite season of the year.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer pieces in collaboration with Madi Legar of Madison Avenue Prep (linked here), Brooke of Live the Prep Life (linked here), and Katie Follis of the Katie Follis blog (linked here).  Be sure to check out their blogs and collaborative posts today!

I’m wearing one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer shifts from last year in the print “So A Peeling.”  I adore this dress because of the bright colors and flamingos in the print and the gorgeous embroidered detailing around the jewel neckline.  I paired the dress with a pair of brown cork wedges and accessorized with a pair of white pearl Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, a matching Kendra Scott Elisa necklace, some beaded bracelets from Sashka Co., a MantraBand, my Giving Key bangle, a simple silver cross bracelet, a thin rose gold ring, and a gold Kate Spade watch.  Enjoy!

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dress (similar) // wedges // necklace // earrings // mantraband // white and gold beaded bracelet // blue and gold beaded bracelet // giving key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Lilly Pulitzer this season!  Click on a piece you like to shop.  Also, I thought I’d let you know that you can receive a free stackable bead bracelet from Lilly Pulitzer for every $75 you spend on their website today!

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Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to check out Madi’s post here, Brooke’s post here, and Katie’s post here!  Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day and first official day of summer!

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The beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

A Wild Print & A Turquoise Choker

As I’m sure you all have noticed, chokers have definitely been making a comeback recently.  I never in a million years thought I’d be sporting one myself, but here I am, wearing one.  I’m definitely not all in with every style (especially the fishnet chokers), but I do love the beaded ones!  I recently found this beautiful turquoise beaded choker from DDDBeads and I’ve loved styling it!  The color is so pretty and adds a fun pop to any outfit.  Be sure to check out DDDBeads here to see their other fun and trendy jewelry.  Today I’ve styled it with a zebra print tank, white jeans, and taupe suede peep-toe wedges.  I accessorized the outfit with simple white and gold jewelry that really made the turquoise choker stand out.  Enjoy!

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top // white jeans // wedges (similar) // choker // earrings // watch (similar) // beaded bracelets // giving key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!

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The choker from DDDBeads as well as the beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

Pinstripe Shorts & Classic Details

If you ask me, one of the most classic color combinations is blue and white.  I just love the way these colors pair together, so when I saw these adorable blue and white pinstripe shorts at Old Navy I knew I had to have them!  Today I’m styling them with one of my favorite simple white embroidered tops, gold Jack Rogers sandals, a gold monogram necklace, my Kate Spade watch, and a few beaded bracelets from Sashka Co.  I think this look is perfect for a summer day!  Enjoy!

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top (similar, or if you love this style you can shop it in black here!) // shorts // sandals // monogram necklace // white and gold beaded bracelet // light pink beaded bracelet // silver beaded bracelet (similar) // earrings (similar) // watch (similar) // cross bracelet (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!

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The beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

Off the Shoulder Obsessed

Trends are typically thought of as synonymical for fads, but occasionally, a simple, classic trend will roll around.  Today I’m talking all about my recent favorite “classy trend” in another installment of my Trend Tracking series.  In these posts I choose a trend that I like and link a few of my favorite pieces which follow that trend, read the previous two here and here!  Let’s get on with it!

I first began to see off the shoulder tops and dresses last summer.  While it sometimes takes me a while to get used to or accept a trend, I immediately loved off the shoulder pieces.  As I said before, this trend is definitely among the most classy, ladylike I’ve seen in a while.  So much so, even iconic “preppy” brands like Lilly Pulitzer have picked up on it.  I love the bell sleeves and ocean inspired print on this silk Lilly Pulitzer off the shoulder top and it’s so perfect for upcoming summer nights!  This pink printed knit top from Lilly is another gorgeous off the shoulder option.  One of my favorite off the shoulder tops that I’ve come across recently is this one from Forever 21, complete with embroidery, pom poms, loose sleeves, and the prettiest light pink hue.  This one from J.Crew is in a classic navy gingham print and has cute little ties at the sleeves. Another one of my favorites is this simple white top from Loft with bell sleeves and embroidery around the hemlines.  Old Navy has also caught on to the trend and carries this pretty blue and white pinstripe off the shoulder style and couple other styles including this simple off the shoulder top with an embroidered ruffle that comes in both black and white.  This relaxed, drapey-sleeved navy and white stripe top from Gap is another super cute option.  Off the shoulder dresses are just as worthy of adoration.  Forever 21 carries two of my favorites; this denim dress with a ruffle lined with colorful tassels and this floral mauve number.  This navy silk Lilly Pulitzer dress is in the prettiest painted floral print (possibly my favorite Lilly print this season, actually).  This coral Gap dress features pretty eyelet detailing and a flattering waist tie.  I also love this grey mineral wash romper with an off the shoulder ruffle and drawstring waist from Forever 21!  All of the pieces mentioned are pictured and linked below!  Click on an item you like to shop!

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Thanks for reading!

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