Honeymoon Style Sneak Peek!

blue romper and hydrangeas

Hey guys! So I don’t think I’ve mentioned before where David and I are taking our honeymoon! We deliberated for a month or so before choosing (we even had a spreadsheet for each destination we were considering) but we finally decided on ST. LUCIA!!

I can’t tell you how excited I am for our tropical getaway celebrating our marriage! We haven’t been on a trip like this ever before so it’s a long time coming. Cross your fingers my passport comes in the mail soon! It’s taking forever!!!

So I still haven’t packed my bags obviously, but I have a few items in mind that I know I’ll have to bring with me! The first is this super cute romper! I found it at a boutique called Pitaya earlier this summer and haven’t worn it much.

I’m finding that rompers are my go-to style for the summer because they’re so easy to wear and don’t require much effort.

Unfortunately I can’t find the romper anywhere online! I bought it from Pitaya but they no longer carry it. Ugh! I linked some similar ones here and here for you to check out! In the next few weeks I’ll finally be sharing some fall styles I’m loving but it’s too hot to even play dress up for a few minutes here in Texas. So be patient!

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Designer Summer Bag Dupes

designer wicker bag dupes

Hey everyone! There’s nothing I love more than a designer dupe on a budget and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you! Recently, I’ve been seeing quite a few wicker and bamboo handbags getting some time in the spotlight. Most of the bags I saw were kind of pricey for a “trendy” item and I just wasn’t going to take the plunge on those. Instead, I searched high and low for more inexpensive options and ended up finding some great bags on a budget! (affiliate links below!)

Splurge Ark Bag | Save Ark Bag

Splurge Basket Clutch | Save Basket Clutch

Splurge Rattan Bag  | Save Rattan Bag

I’m definitely putting that bamboo ark bag on my wishlist for the summer! I’ve seen it for the past 2 years and I don’t think its going out of style anytime soon (at least I hope not!) Let me know what your favorite bag is with a comment below!

How to Use a Curling Wand Feat. PYT

pyt pink curling wand

Hey everyone! I’ve been loving this spring weather recently and am getting out of my hibernation mode after 3 long months. Every time the sun comes out and I can throw my windows open I feel this little part of me come alive and I just want to do my make up and hair and feel lovely again!

I’ve been trying harder to get into the habit of doing my hair every day for work and not just letting it go natural. I partnered with PYT (Pretty Young Thing) to show you how I’m using this super cute pink curling wand to do my hair! I had never used a curling wand before but now I’m hooked! It’s way easier than I thought and I finally know how all the gorgeous Dallas girls get their big hair and soft curls! Here’s how I did it! (Also use code LIZ40 to get 40% off your order for a limited time!)

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before hair picture
Before I started curling my hair!

Step 1: Protect your hair

Before I begin curling my hair, I use PYT’s Selfie Ready Gloss Serum. This adds a lot of shine to my hair and also protects it from heat damage. A little goes a long way! Make sure you really get it on the ends of your hair for best results.

step 2: Separate hair sections

There are many ways to do this, but my favorite way is the pull most of my hair up into a bun so I can work on my base layer. I have pretty thick hair, so this helps a lot! After you’ve finished with the base layer,  let a bit more hair down and curl that next.

Step 3: Start curling

Grab a piece of hair and slowly (and very carefully) wrap it around the barrel of the curling wand. You can use the heat resistant glove that PYT provides with the wand, but I found it easier to ditch the glove and take my chances. I didn’t get burned if you were wondering!

Hold your hair there for 5 or 6 seconds (more or less depending on how thick your hair is) and then slowly let it go. BOOM! A gorgeous curl. Now it may take you awhile to get the hang of it and some pieces may not come out perfectly, so when you’ve finished curling just go back through and curl the stubborn pieces.

Step 4: Wear it Everywhere!

This hairstyle literally gets better the longer you have it. After a few hours, my hair was so smooth and healthy looking! I did this on a Saturday (whence my athleisure wear) and it stayed gorgeous until Monday when I finally had to wash it. I really can’t recommend this wand enough!

Be sure to check out PYT’s other hair products and follow them on Instagram!

Thanks to PYT for sponsoring this post!

10 Swimsuits ALL Under $30!

multiple swimsuits

Maybe I’m a little early here talking about swimsuits, but I’m so excited for warmer weather! This winter has been long, gloomy, and rainy. I love me some SUNSHINE! David and I are going somewhere super tropical for our honeymoon in the fall, so I need a bunch of cute swimmies to wear on the beach, in the pool, and on a boat!

Burgundy One Shoulder | Pink Stripe Halter | Black Swimsuit | Stripe Embroidered One PieceFloral Two PieceMulticolor Stripe One Piece | Tassel Two Piece | Orange Scallop Two Piece | Fruity Two Piece | Yellow Two Piece

So all of these swimsuits are from Amazon and they’re all under $30! Quite a few of them have different colors or patterns, so if you like the style but the color, see if there are others!

I’m still working my butt off to lose a few pounds for swimsuit season, but oh my goodness its so hard. Food is my favorite. Luckily, most of these are high waisted or one piece. Ya know- just in case the bag of Doritos in my office wins out. Sigh. Let me know which swimsuit is your favorite!

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Shop the Tassel Trend for Under $50!

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So in case you haven’t noticed, tassels are really on trend for the spring and summer! Although in Dallas, both of those seasons kind of run together because it’s already in the 80s everyday, but nonetheless tassels are popular for the foreseeable future! I’m a style blogger who prefers classic styles to trendy fashions, however even I can get on board with the tassel trend.

One thing I always like to keep in mind when shopping for trendy items is the price and how much use I’ll get out of it. Seeing as how tassels may not be in style next year, I’m keeping my “tassel shopping budget” low and dropping into stores like Forever21 and Target to find a few seasonal favorites! Everything you see here is under $50!

My most recent find is that adorable pink tassel bikini I featured above! Seriously, oh my goodness it’s adorable. The bottoms have tassels the tie on the hips and the top has tassels that tie in the back. The best part is, I found it on clearance too! Browse through some of the links above and leave me a comment with your favorite tasseled item!

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