Summer Lovin’

Well hello, all my favorite seasonal pieces in one outfit! Who knew summer lovin’ also applied to clothes? I’ve been a serious outfit repeater with all these items separately, so it only made sense to compile a look with all of them, right? This pineapple top finally went on sale at J. Crew so I scooped that up a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it for both work and play ever since. I love that it can be worn on or off the shoulder – perfect for day-to-night. I paired it with my favorite jeans of the spring/summer(/maybe ever?!) and these sweet pearl sandals that have been making the blogger rounds for the last few months. Turns out the hype is real, though – they are SO comfy and go with everything.

As for accessories, my Cult Gaia bag has been one of my top purchases of the season. Not only do I get compliments on it wherever I go, but my favorite part is that so many sweet older ladies will come up to me and tell me that these types of bags were super popular when they were young! That makes it feel even more special and unique (even though everyone and their mother has it, but whatever guys). To finish off the look, I opted for my Karen Walker shades, navy tassel earrings, dainty bangles, and another fave repeat offender – my mood ring. I don’t know why I ever stopped wearing one because they are so much fun and make me feel like I’m 12 again. Plus, the colors are all really pretty (unless I’m stressed and it turns black). #y2kproblems

What are you lovin’ on this summer?

Top: J.Crew (on sale!) | Jeans: Levi’s | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Cult Gaia | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: H&M | Gold Ring: Baublebar | Mood Ring: Etsy | Bangles: c/o Moon & Lola | Lips: NYX (‘Summer Breeze’) | Nails: Essie (‘Topless and Barefoot’)

Olive Ruffles

Although generally considered a fall favorite, olive has recently proven to be one of my favorite colors for summer. This off the shoulder top came in three colors: black, white, and this soft green hue. Usually I always go straight for black or white, but I had to make an exception for this little gem!

Aside from the color, I love how this top has some really fun components – bell sleeves, ruffle details, and even a ~flirty~ split back. It’s such a perfect piece for the season! On chillier nights (like this week, which has gotten down to the upper 50s/lower 60s!), I’ll pair it with a distressed raw-hem skinny jean, but on hot summer days, white cutoffs give this shirt a totally different vibe. I love how it can go from sophisticated and chic to fun and low key just by switching out the bottoms!

As for the rest of the look, I went with big sunnies, simple sandals, fun earrings, and a pop of leopard (duh). Holiday weekend, here I come!

Top: Nordstrom | Shorts: Topshop | Shoes: BP | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare V | Earrings: J.Crew (similar) | Rings: Baublebar | Lips: NYX Lip Cream (‘Tokyo’) | Nails: NAILS INC. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo

Cold Shoulders (+ Hot Memorial Day Weekend Sales)

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Memorial Day is widely accepted as the unofficial start of summer, and I’m welcoming it with open arms (and bare shoulders). It doesn’t feel very “unofficial” in Charleston where spring is approximately 5 min and we’ve been pushing 90 degrees since April, so for all intents and purposes I’m going to start saying it’s summer. Deal? I’m celebrating the best way I know how – on a rooftop wearing two of my favorite warm-weather staples, an off the shoulder top and denim cutoffs. Ring in summertime with me (and the best Memorial Day Weekend sales) below!

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Is there anything better than a feminine off the shoulder neckline paired with the unfinished look of distressed denim? The answer is no – making it the ideal summer uniform. Since this combo provided the perfect blank canvas, I had lots of fun with accessories.

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I love a choker with an OTS neckline, and this one from Vanessa Mooney makes me swoon(ey). Another fun touch was this little clutch featuring a tassel zipper, because tassels are my religion. I finished off the look with lace up sandals (currently on sale for $18!), classic black aviators, and delicate gold jewelzZzz. (Kayla Itsines-induced sports bra tanline not included.)

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Top: J.O.A. c/o Stylexchange | Shorts: OneTeaspoon c/o Stylexchange | Clutch: Gracie Roberts c/o Stylexchange | Sandals: Old Navy | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Earrings: c/o Stylexchange | Choker: Vanessa Mooney | Rings: c/o Rocksbox (use code chloexoxo for your first month free!)

Photos by Smith Photos + Ink

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

  • American Apparel: $25 off $100, $50 off $150, and $75 off $200.
  • Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale items.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase with code BRTAKE40.
  • For Love and Lemons: 30% off select styles with XTRA30.
  • Forever 21: 30% off in stores and online with code EXTRA30.
  • Gap: 35% off your purchase with code EVENT.
  • H&M: Up to 60% off in store and online.
  • J. Crew: 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND.
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off in stores and online.
  • LOFT: 60% off summer faves and all sale styles, 40% off new arrivals.
  • Madewell: Extra 30% off sale styles with code THISCLOSE.
  • Matisse Footwear: 20% off select shoes.
  • Milly: Extra 20% off sale and final sale with code MEMDAY2016.
  • Nasty Gal: Extra 40% off sale.
  • Nordstrom: Up to 40% through June 5 with their half yearly sale.
  • Old Navy: 50% off all tanks, tees, shorts, and swim. No code needed.
  • Perverse Sunglasses: Shop new sunglasses and get 20% off with code GETAWAY20.
  • Solid & Striped: 20% off with code MEMORIALDAY20.
  • Soludos: 30% off select styles and get a free tote with every order.
  • Ted Baker: Up to 40% off.
  • Topshop: Up to 30% off select styles.
  • Urban Outfitters: Long weekend sale featuring 25% off shorts and graphic tees.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun MDW. Happy shopping!

Cool for the Summer {+ Labor Day Weekend Sales!}

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So even though it won’t actually feel like fall in Charleston until Thanksgiving, probably, we technically say farewell to summer this weekend. That means I can squeeze in one last summer post before Labor Day, right? My goodbye summer outfit features some of my favorite seasonal trends – a Panama hat, mirrored sunnies, an off the shoulder top, and denim cutoffs. So before we delve into chunky sweaters, leather booties, and felt hats (okay, did anyone else just get really excited for fall clothes?!), let’s pretend summer never has to end.

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I’m sure y’all recognized this top right away from the one and only Chiara Ferragni. She wore this floral off the shoulder top with its matching skirt at Coachella, and I was astonished (I’m dramatic) when I found out it was H&M. A couple months ago, I came across this top in a corner of the H&M outlet at Tanger for like $5, so clearly I went for it. Anything to be more like Chiara, amirite y’all? I paired the top with my go-to cutoff Levi’s (made from vintage mom jeans by yours truly!), a Panama hat, and these incredible rockstud sandal dupes for the perfect ~cool for the summer~ look.

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To accessorize, I once again opted for my tortoise mirrored sunnies, then kept the rest minimal with my Daniel Wellington watch, a dainty Moon & Lola bracelet, and a few midi rings.

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Summer, it’s been fun. Fall clothes and weather (please no more 100 degree days), I’m ready for ya.

Top: H&M (similar here, here, here, and here) | Denim Cutoffs: Vintage Levi’s (similar here) | Sandals: Amazon (perfect dupe for these) | Panama Hat: J. Crew | Sunnies: Loft (now 50% off!) | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bangles c/o Moon & Lola | Arrow Ring c/o Lilli & Tori | Midi Rings: H&M

Photos by Smith Photos + Ink

Now for the real reason you’re here – holiday weekend sales. Below is a breakdown of all the most important Labor Day sales, and some of them are pretty insane. Others, not so much. Once again, lookin’ at you, J.Crew – you are oh-so generous. As for the killer ones that I’ll be taking advantage of? Gap, Nordstrom, Loft, J.Crew Factory, Old Navy, and Madewell. See ya later, paycheck!

Labor Day Weekend Sales:

  • Aldo: save $25 off orders of $75 or more, or $40 on all purchases over $100.
  • Amazon: 25% off jewelry and watches with code EXTRA25OFF and 20% off clothing and shoes with code LABORDAY20.
  • Anthropologie: extra 30% off sale with code EXTRA30.
  • ban.do: 20% off the most fun accessories sitewide at ban.do with code BESTWEEKENDEVER.
  • Bloomingdale’s: save 20-70% on almost all sale and clearance items.
  • DL1961: up to 35% off select fall styles and an additional 30% off sale items.
  • Forever 21: select styles of outerwear for $21, save 30% off select tops and shorts, and purchase three beauty items for $10.
  • Gap: up to 40% off the entire site (9/3-9/5), save 40% off entire purchase (9/6-9/7).
  • H&M: up to 60% off select styles.
  • J Brand: 25% off all full-priced items with code WELOVER29.
  • J.Crew: 30% off your order of $125+ with code GETSHOPPING.
  • J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything, in stores and online.
  • Loft: 30% off new fall arrivals and an additional 50% off summer sale styles.
  • Lord & Taylor: a lot (like a LOT) of sales happening over there – buy one, get one 50% off on women’s dresses, select women’s denim from $39.99 to $59.99, 40-50% off fine jewelry, 30% off select ladies’ activewear, and more!
  • Lulu’s: today, 20% off summer faves with code 20Faves – the rest of the weekend is yet to be revealed!
  • Madewell: 30% off new essentials and already-reduced pieces with code YESANDYES.
  • Milly: extra 25% off the sale and final-sale items with code LABORDAY15.
  • Nasty Gal: extra 30% off sale.
  • Nordstrom: 40% off on clothing, shoes, accessories and more for women, men, and kids.
  • Old Navy: up to 60% off the entire store (!).
  • Revolve Clothing: up to 70% off dresses.
  • Show Me Your Mumu: up to 50% off sale and free shipping with code FREESHIP.
  • Splendid: 30% off select basics.
  • Tibi: extra 15% off on sale merchandise with promo code R29LD.
  • Topshop: up to 30% off selected styles.
  • Trina Turk: extra 20% off sale.