Blues by the Boats

     As I mentioned in my “Texas Travel Diary; Week 2” post (read it here), I spent my last weekend in Texas at the Rockport beach.  I had an amazing time in Rockport, as I always have since I began going as an infant.  One of my family’s favorite restaurants in Rockport is right next to a beautiful dock, so while we were out at dinner there our first night I shot today’s blog post!

     It’s no secret that off the shoulder pieces have been seriously on trend this year (read my “Trend Tracking” post on off the shoulder pieces here), and I’m loving it!  I picked up this simple navy off the shoulder top on sale at Banana Republic (sadly this one is no longer available but I linked a similar top below!) over winter break and I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to pull it out a few times this summer.  I paired it with my favorite denim button front skirt from Forever 21 and some classic gold Jack Rogers sandals for a simple look that would be easy to accessorize.  I’d been saving this adorable blue bead and shell choker from E Squared for a beach trip and I was so happy to wear it!  I love the extra pop of blue it adds to the look and I think it’s just absolutely adorable.  Be sure to check out E Squared here for more cute jewelry!  Aside from the choker I wore mostly simple white and gold jewelry including my favorite Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, a couple Sashka Co. bracelets, a gold Kate Spade watch, a gold MantraBand, my Giving Key bangle, my silver cross cuff from Stella & Dot, and a thin rose gold ring.  Enjoy!

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top (similar) // skirt // sandals // choker // earrings // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

     I pre-wrote this post about a week before Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, and it just doesn’t feel right to upload this outfit post without mentioning the disaster.  I was so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to visit Rockport this year just weeks before the small town was hit by the hurricane (see a couple pictures below).  I know that despite reconstruction efforts, the town will never be exactly the way my family remembers it.  My mother has been going to the Rockport beach since she was a child and seeing pictures of the destruction absolutely breaks her heart.  Please pray for Rockport as they begin to rebuild!

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(Source: The Star

    If you’re interested in aiding Rockport, TX in their restoration process, you can find the town’s GoFundMe page here.  It would mean the world to me if you’d make a donation!  If not, I’d like to reiterate that prayers are also definitely needed.  The citizens of Rockport are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met and my heart is breaking for them knowing how much they’ve lost due to initial hurricane damage and flooding.

Thanks for reading!

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The choker from E Squared 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!

A Rainbow Necklace on the Riverwalk

     Given the amount of times I’ve mentioned it, you probably know by now that I took a trip to Texas for a couple weeks at the end of July and beginning of August (read the travel diaries here and here).  I had an amazing time and while I was there I was able to shoot a few outfit posts!  Today I’m sharing a look I wore for a night out on the Riverwalk in San Antonio with my grandmother and sister.  Enjoy!

     Texas is infamous for being super hot, and San Antonio at night is no exception.  In attempt to beat the heat, I knew my outfit would have to include my favorite pair of jean shorts from Old Navy.  These are super soft and I think they’re the perfect color of denim for summer!  I also knew I wanted a simple canvas for some exciting jewelry, so I chose a relaxed grey v-neck tee with a ripped hemline (I actually bought this during my trip to Texas last year, how ironic!).  I was super excited to wear my “Venture Off” necklace set from E Squared, I’d envisioned wearing it on the Riverwalk since I first received it!  I love the bright colors, the gold silhouette of the continents, and the fact that you can wear the necklaces together or separately, so it’s basically a three for one deal!  Be sure to check out E Squared for more beautiful and unique jewelry here.  Since my necklace was so colorful, I opted for some simpler white and gold earrings from Kendra Scott, my everyday gold Kate Spade watch, and a few of my basic bracelets from Sashka Co., Giving Keys, MantraBand, and Stella & Dot.  As for shoes, I wore a brown pair of faux leather lace up sandals from Target.  I carried my wallet, phone, camera, and a few other essentials in my hot pink Longchamp Le Pliage tote that night.

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top // shorts // sandals // purse // necklace set // earrings // blue and gold beaded bracelet (similar) // white and gold beaded bracelet// MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!

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The necklace set from E Squared 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!

Embroidery and a Maroon Skirt at the Marriot

     During my recent trip to Texas (read my travel diaries and watch videos here and here), I stayed two nights in the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.  This resort was so nice and my cousins and I had an amazing time there enjoying the little waterpark and amazing food!  One night after a nice dinner my cousins and I walked off to the golf course to take some pictures, and they were so sweet to help me shoot an outfit post.  Today I’m so excited to finally share this ensemble with you, I think it’s the perfect combination of this summer’s trends and a pretty, classy look.  Enjoy!

     As I got ready to go out for a nice dinner with my cousins, sister, and grandparents, I decided I wanted to pick out a trendy yet chic outfit that both my grandparents and teenage cousins would find cute and appropriate.  I’ve been seriously loving the embroidery trend recently, so I pulled a simple white top with maroon and light pink floral embroidery across one shoulder out of my suitcase.  Then, I realized my maroon denim button down skirt matched the top’s embroidery perfectly and I thought they might pair together nicely.  My rose quartz Danielle earrings from Kendra Scott matched the light pink in the embroidery really well, so I decided to wear them too.  The rest of my jewelry consisted of simpler pieces including a gold double wrap necklace, white and gold Sashka Co. bracelets, a gold MantraBand, a silver Stella & Dot cross cuff bracelet, a thin rose gold ring, and my Kate Spade watch.  My gold Jack Rogers sandals are my go-to for nice yet informal occasions like this one, so I knew they would be the perfect shoe for the night.

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top // skirt // sandals // necklace (similar, similar style as a choker also linked here!) // earrings // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!

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     The 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 Blue Jean Skirt in Bandera

     As many of you know if you read my “Texas Travel Diary; Week 1” post (read it now here), I recently returned from a two week trip to Texas.  While I was there I spent a few days in a super small town about an hour and a half outside of San Antonio called Bandera, otherwise known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World.”  I stayed at my grandparents’ house there and they have the most picturesque well on their yellow grassy property, so I had took advantage of that and shoot a quick fashion post for y’all!  Today I’m sharing that outfit, enjoy!

     On the way to Bandera after our stay in the JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, we stopped at a huge mall called La Cantera and I picked up the perfect denim skirt at Forever 21 for just $12.00, score!  It’s not too short but not awkwardly long, it’s not too tight but not too loose, it’s the perfect medium wash (is that a thing?) denim, and has the cutest bronze buttons down the front!  I styled this fabulous find with a cute white embroidered top from H&M (I bought it last year but I’ve linked a couple similar tops below!), gold Jack Rogers sandals, a fun pair of purple stacked tassel earrings from E. Taylor Designs for a pop of color, and some simple white and gold jewelry.  I hope you love this look as much as I do!

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top (similar here and here) // skirt // sandals // necklace // earrings // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!

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The earrings from E. Taylor Designs 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!

Vacay in Jadelynn Brooke Collab

     On my recent trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas (read my “Atlantis Travel Diary” post and watch a video I made about the trip here), my go to cover up to walk to the beach or waterpark was a Jadelynn Brooke tee or tank with athletic shorts.  Today I’m sharing my favorite of these outfit combos in a collaboration with Avery of Pearls and Paddleboards (linked here)!  Avery is a fellow Jadelynn Brooke ambassador and a new friend of mine.  I love her blog and if you enjoy reading mine you should check hers out here!  She will be styling the same Jadelynn Brooke tank another way in her post, so be sure to read it here once you read mine!

     I adore the color of this tank; the orange is bright and fun but also not obnoxiously neon, plus the tank is super soft.  It says “VACAY VACAY VACAY 2017” in white, pink, and mint with white polka dots, and I love the palm tree that extends from the white word!  I like to wear my shirts big, so you can hardly see my shorts in these pictures, but I’m wearing my favorite mint Jadelynn Brooke FIT shorts that match the mint font on the shirt perfectly!  You can score this tank and these shorts or any other Jadelynn Brooke products 15% off using my code “FLHS”, shop here!  I’m also wearing a few simple, casual bracelets, my Kendra Scott necklace, and my old pink chacos.  Enjoy!

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tank (15% off with my code “FLHS”) // shorts (also 15% off with my code “FLHS”!) // chacos (similar) // necklace // ring // lokai bracelet // string bracelet // Giving Key bangle

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to check out Avery’s post here!

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The shirt from Jadelynn Brooke featured in this post was 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!

Out of the Country & Off the Shoulder

     Last week, my family took a short trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas for spring break (read my travel diary and watch a video I made about the trip here).  I had a marvelous time and today I’m sharing my favorite look from the trip!  I wore this outfit to dinner on our first full day.  I love the simplicity in this navy off the shoulder top and I think it looks so classy paired with white jeans.  I completed the ensemble with my hot pink Longchamp purse, gold Jack Rogers sandals, and white and gold jewelry.  Don’t mind the slight sunburn on my shoulders, haha.  Enjoy!

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top (similar) // white jeans // sandals // purse // earrings // necklace // Giving Key bangle // watch (similar) // beaded bracelets // 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!