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March Wishlist

Like many others I have such a love hate relationship with online shopping. There are just so many websites filled with cute and must have items that it gets a bit overwhelming. This month I wanted to share with all of you some of the items that I am currently drooling over and now need to wipe up my computer hehe =). But truly I am really excited about all of the fun colors that have most of the country counting down the days till Spring. Hope you all enjoy and can’t wait to see what you all think.

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Floral Shirt/Jean Shorts/Red Flats/Lady T-Shirt/Cheek & Lip Stick/Blush Bag

xoxo

Val

Hopes for the New Year!

2015

Hi everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Ahhhhh can you even believe that it is 2015, I sure can’t but I know that this year is going to be a rockin one! Since January 1st means a new year is ahead I would love to share some of my hopes for the new year. I don’t like to set resolutions because like many others I feel like I never stick to them! So instead these are some hopes and goals that I will be working toward this year or just enjoying more =)

1. I really want to connect with you all on a more regular basis! I love getting to you know guys and I love writing as well but with school this last year it has been a non stop whirlwind. So I am going to try to dedicate set time each week to connecting and getting my fingers typing to share with all of you!

2. I want to travel more (who doesn’t) but truly there are so many places that I have said that “oh I want to go there one day” and this year I want to travel to at least one new place. Its such a passion of mine seeing and exploring new places and learning that I really want to allow myself to enjoy it! YOLO haha

3. As much of a positive person as I try to be I do have my debbie downer days. So this year I want to replace my negative thoughts with positive ones. And I know that is easier said then done, so what I have done is taken my favorite quotes, sayings and encouraging messages and written down on little sticky notes. I fold them up and put it into my Jar of Positivity an whenever I need one I will reach in and pull out some positivity! Fun right!

4. Lastly I want to be more open to trying new things. Either with beauty, fashion and even food! I feel like a lot of us get into routines of what works or just are too worried about trying something different that we all become stuck (hello I’m guilty of it!). So this year my hope is to every month trying something new and spice up my year.

I hope you all enjoyed those and I would love to hear all of yours! I think we all can inspire and support one another so if you are trying anything new this year reach out and I would love to know! Talk to you all soon and again Happy 2015!!!!

xoxo Val

Bucket Bags

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I must confess I have been coveting bucket bags lately, I don’t know why but I just find them so cool and yet incredibly practical. I mean hello bucket is in the name and what doesn’t a bucket hold! Now bucket bags are nothing new to fashion, they always come in and out of fashion and always come back a little more refined or reminiscent of the times. With an upcoming vacation of mine on the horizon I was looking to pick up a bag that I could throw all the essentials I needed for a day into and yet something that I didn’t mind being banged around. Unfortunately all of the bags I seemed to have gravitated to were really out of the budget I had set for myself. I tend to not like to spend a lot on items that are more in trend and something that may not be around for a while. So after what seems like weeks worth of searching I decided to share some of my favorite finds with all of you (or the ones who share the love of this bag as much as I do)! And the best part is that they are all under $100! Hope you all enjoy!!!

xoxo Val

Tan/Yellow Fringe/Grey/ Navy/Light Blue/ Black 

Weekend Finds

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I must say I tried to just take it easy this weekend since this past week not only did  get back from my amazing vacation but I also came back with a cold (booooooo). Though no matter how hard I tried I did end up at my local outlet mall, I am actually lucky enough to live right next to one of the largest outlet malls in the country and a top tourist destination! Anyways I found myself at Nordstrom Rack and really scored some amazing finds, as much as I love high fashion I also love the thrill of a good find and that is exactly what you get at Nordstrom Rack.

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I picked up some great simple tops that I think will look great for spring by the company Soprano. It was incredibly hard not to buy them all but I finally picked two (with the help of my mom) that I thought would be not only great additions for the new season but awesome for the hot and humid weather in south florida (similar here). They are incredibly light and airy which will be great for those rare days where there is more then a hot breeze.

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And like any shopping trip how can one not scope out the she section, and if you have ever been to Nordstrom Rack then you know that its pretty much a gold mine! I try to find pieces that I can use a lot, as much as I love fun a crazy shoes when I am here I know that I am going to find a shoe that not only is great quality but it’s going to last me a long time. But with all of that in my head it all flew out the window the second I saw these Kate Spade for Keds sneakers(similar here, and here )! I have eyed these babies since they teamed up but never pulled the trigger (and I’m glad I waited, I got such an amazing deal). I love polka dots, I even have a pair on converse with them too so how could I pass up these girly and beautiful shoes. With crisp white and navy they are great for spring and in trend with the navy obsession of the moment.

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On my way to the register I also snagged this two pack of simple belts that I was actually in need of! I was so excited that instead of having to buy two separate belts that some companies are pairing timeless and staple belts together. These simple and fun belts are from one of my all time favorite designers Betsey Johnson and as you can see from the picture there is a pop of leopard on the inside true to Betsey’s quirky and fun style. Also a fun little accent that you cant see in the photo are little black (similar here) stitched hearts that make even this timeless staple some spunk. Here is a link to a similar tan belt.

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Hope you all enjoyed these fun little finds of mine and would love to see some of your favorite fashion steals and deals!

xoxo Val

Favorite One Piece Bathing Suits

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With warm weather on our horizon, unless like me you live in a place where its summer all year round, then spring means the dreaded bathing suit shopping!!! I have an upcoming cruise and have had to start my yearly search for a new suit a little early and I have to share I feel like I have had such a hard time. Maybe because I am too picky but when you put on a bathing suit you just have to feel good in it and I haven’t had that awesome feeling a lot this swim suit season. So in my endless search I have put together a short little list of my favorite on piece bathing suits (more style to come soon don’t worry!) in all different budget ranges. I have to say that I really have found the cutest one pieces this year and I encourage you all to give one a try. With so many patterns, materials and designs they really are fashion forward and trendy, but regardless you have to feel great in what you wear. I hope that this helps you all and that at least one of these make you feel simply amazing like I know you all are.

xoxo Val

Tuile Underwire/ Cut-Out/ Polka Dot/Crochet/ Striped/ Navy & White/ Simple Black

Bonkers for Blush

 

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With Fashion week wrapped up I don’t know about you but I am super excited about all of the new fashion coming out. I don’t know exactly why but lately I have been obsessed with blush, either beautiful skirts or sweaters I want it all. I know that in most parts of the country it is cold and snowy , but I love the idea of a soft pink against the snow and typical dark colors of winter fashion. So after searching my favorite stores I have come up with a little list of my favorite blush items I found. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do and I can’t wait to see what fashions comes out of this years fashion week!!!

xoxo Val

 Blazer/Sweater/ Blouse/ Midi Skirt/ Pointy Flat/ Purse/ Wrap Skort/ Earrings/ Quilted Flats

Valentines Goodies On a Budget

 

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I love love love Valentines Day not just because its a wonderful day to celebrate love but I personally enjoy all of the pink items and all the heart decor. I understand you don’t need just one day to tell all the people in your life that you love them but it is a fun time to just take a second to tell someone that I LOVE YOU! But like most people you don’t want to spend a fortune on your valentines day goodies but still want to find something nice and something you know they will love. Now I will say I tend to give little things like these to my best girlfriends or my mom because everyone deserves something cute!

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Valentine Splurges

 

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Like many of you I live for a good deal and an awesome sale but I can’t fib and say that whenever I go into saks that I don’t drool all over the beautiful items that I covet. Since valentines is always a fun day filled with love both giving and receiving I decided to make a fun little shopping guide for all of my fashion obsessed readers (myself included). I hope you all enjoy these picks and feel free to leave a couple of your favorite splurge worthy V-Day gifts.

xoxo Val

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