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Thursday, July 17, 2014

The wrap top and stud bag + a Giveaway!

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Necklace: Express (liking this better for the top) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Top: Bellatrix | Bracelet: Express (similar) | Skirt: Francesca's (optionoption, option)   | Shoes: J Crew (budget option)

Ok, I promise this will be the last time (this week) that I will taunt you with Anniversary Sale stuff. But, I couldn't wait to wear everything, and wanted to go ahead and style these pieces for the warm weather because I know out of nowhere, the cold will be upon us! How awesome do these sandals go with my new Mini Affair?? I do believe it's shopping fate when my old pieces perfectly mesh with my new pieces.

And speaking of cold - I can't believe we are over halfway through the year and summer will be over before we know it! I'm leaving for a long weekend to SoCal this weekend, and really hoping to catch some sun. Do you have any trips left to take for the summer?

There's nothing like going to the beach on a beautiful, hot summer day! 
It's the perfect place to cool off, get a tan, and have endless amounts of fun! Everyone needs a little ocean therapy to clear your mind and get into summer mode.

However, you can't go to the beach without some beach essentials, right?
Lucky for you, today I'm teaming up with a group of lovely bloggers and shops to bring you a Beach Essentials GIVEAWAY! We're giving away $350 cash to help you purchase your favorite beach accessories, as well as some items from our favorite shops that will kick start your beach bundle!
Look right below to see what those items are!


Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.
Make sure to complete as many entries as you can so you have a higher chance of winning!
Also, don't forget to check out each of these awesome blogs and shops below!

Oh, Sweet Joy!  |  The Red Closet Diary  |  Kameleonz  |  Raspberry Glow

Good luck and hope you're having an amazing summer!
[ Giveaway open to US residents only ]

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Linking up for: Tres Chic, Summer Style, Working Girl with Style, Spotlight Weekly Linkup with Elle and Jacqueline, Look What I Got with Sharon and Tara.

40 comments :

  1. I just love the gold/brown/white color combination! This outfit is relaxed yet perfect for a casual office day. The printed top is lovely.
    http://redreticule.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I was happy with how this came together!

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  2. Such a casual chic outfit! Everything just goes so well together! I absolutely love the sandals paired with the bag!

    Have a great vacation!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. I was so tickled with how well the bag and shoes coordinated!

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  3. You're right - those pieces go SO perfectly! I forgot you made me want that top, too. Darn, now my anniversary sale list is growing! And those shoes!! Love those too!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Get the top!! Ha! It's great. I caved and ordered a second color also. :)

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  4. Love, love, love your purse! Your outfit is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm happy decided to buy it - it's great!

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  5. Love love this outfit. It's just perfect - the skirt is amazing and I have to find a white full skirt now!

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    1. Ha! Sorry to enable you! Hope you find your perfect one!
      Thanks for the comment!

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  6. I love the skirt you paired this with! So cute!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  7. Such a great outfit! Love how you didn't compete with the print of the top!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thanks! The top felt more summery paired with lighter colored bottoms! Worked out well!

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  8. Love the boho feel of this look. I have that Rebecca Minkoff purse in cobalt blue and I love it!

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  9. I love that skirt, the shape is so pretty and flowy!

    xo Always, Abby

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    1. Thanks! It was such a great clearance find! :)

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  10. What a pretty outfit on you-love all the neutral tone accessories too!! I think I've said it before but you really have the most amazing shoe and purse collection!!
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. That is extra sweet of you to say - thank you!

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  11. love this outfit and yay for your socal getaway! i know you'll have fun in our side of the states! <3

    happy thursday!
    rhea | Rhea, Et Cetera - Style to Inspire Link Up

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    1. Thanks! It was a whirlwind of a trip, but I enjoyed it very much!

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  12. Have a great trip! I love this outfit. You always know you love a new item when you can't wait to wear it!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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    1. Yep, absolutely! I definitely could not wait to rip the tags off these!

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  13. Love the whole Outfit .....the colours are perfectly combined ....you look amazing cute <3

    www.theeche.com

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  14. Wow, what an amazing giveaway, good luck to all the entrants. I am loving your outfit and if we all ask real nicely perhaps summer will hang around just as long as winter did! Have fun at the beach!

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    1. Oh I know, right! I fear that winter will come way too early this year!!!

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  15. Love the studded bag!! And the invite for the baby shower is super super adorable!! Congratulations to your sister and to you, would be aunt. You would make for a fabulous aunt :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! It's so surreal the thought about being an aunt! So exciting!

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    1. Definitely an essential for sure! Thanks for the comment!

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  17. sunscreen! hahaha I am a dork. but it's true.

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    1. That's a legit necessity for sure!! :)

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  18. Sunscreen! I need it for my very fair skin! :)

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    1. I'm not even fair skinned, but I still always make sure I've got the sunscreen, too!

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