Little Striped Swing Dress

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o  SheIn . Shoes:  Old Navy . Bag:  Forever 21 . Hat:  Theodora & Callum  in Frost Grey via TJ Maxx.  Necklace  and  Bracelet : c/o BaubleBar. Watch:  Michael Kors -On Clearance!! 

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o SheIn. Shoes: Old Navy. Bag: Forever 21. Hat: Theodora & Callum in Frost Grey via TJ Maxx. Necklace and Bracelet: c/o BaubleBar. Watch: Michael Kors-On Clearance!! 

If you saw my last post you know that I have been living in dresses this summer and have had so much fun finding fun pieces from SheIn. (See previous post for a SheIn review!) I have ALWAYS wanted a little striped swing dress and for whatever reason never found the perfect one. When I saw this one on their site I knew it was just what I'd been looking for. Tank dress, swingy silhouette, PLUS it has a bonus of adorable braided straps. Which you can't see (oops!), but I promise they're too cute. This is another one of those "pleasantly surprised" pieces from SheIn. It's a really great material and is very comfy and soft. it really is that perfect "throw-on-and-go" look for a casual day, but would also look cute dressed up with wedges. 

Thanks for reading!

xx

Tyler

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Sweet Summer Dress and Sheinside Review

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o SheIn. Shoes: ASOS. Bag: Forever 21. Bracelet and Necklace (my favorite initial necklace: c/o BaubleBar. Sunglasses: c/o Lola Accessory Boutique.

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o SheIn. Shoes: ASOS. Bag: Forever 21. Bracelet and Necklace (my favorite initial necklace: c/o BaubleBar. Sunglasses: c/o Lola Accessory Boutique.

I have been LIVING in dresses this summer (if you haven't noticed) and honestly it's a bit odd to me, because I am a self-professed jeans girl through and through. But as much as I want to wear jeans all summer long, I also don't want to die. From the heat. So I've been picking up more and more dresses to get me through the hotter months and I've probably gotten more in this single summer than I have over the last couple years. Crazy. You've also probably noticed that a lot of them have been from SheIn (formerly SheInsde), and I wanted to take a moment to review them, since I get a lot of questions about buying from their site. So here we go...

The biggest thing I love about SheIn is the prices. Seriously, it's kind of insane how you can easily walk away (err--sit at your computer and then after shipping and handling walk away?) with 10 pieces for under $100 total. INSANE! What I've found is that their prices really inspire me to try new trends and fun styles that I might not normally. IE: Dresses. It might sound silly, but I would probably never go into a store and buy five dresses, because well--they're just not typically my go-to outfit and I'd rather invest in jeans that I'll always wear rather than a handful of dresses. HOWEVER, at $10-$25 per item, it's a really great way to snag pieces you wouldn't normally buy or try trends you've been curious about. 

With that being said, I'm not naive to the fact that a $15 dress isn't going to be as high quality as a $40, $50+ one. I am constantly being asked about quality and if SheIn is a reputable site. And yes--they are definitely reputable. It's not a scam. You'll get your clothes, though it does tend to take longer, so plan for that. What I have noticed is that sometimes items don't come exactly as I pictured them. I'll picture it one way and then it's often slightly different fabric, etc. I've never had any major quality issues, but I have recently had a couple buttons fall off, loose strings, etc, that's kind of a bummer, but never anything that has ruined my shopping experience with them. I've had some pieces where the fit was definitely off, but I can't really fault them on that. I wanted to share a few things I've noticed and hopefully some ways to help you get the most of your SheIn experience.

This one's kind of obvious, but before I settle on a piece I make sure to read reviews. Often times people will post real life pictures of themselves in the item and that helps a TON. Often I'll think I like a piece only to see it in a review and you can tell that it looks a little sheerer or shorter....or the print or fabric looks different. That's one major thing I think about now. A lot of the printed pieces for example that may look intricate or embroidered....are not. It seems to me that many of their pieces are knock-off's or replicas and often the photos shown are of the real, full price item and not the items you're going to receive. Does that make sense? So you're getting a bootleg version of some designer piece. 

I think a lot of it is really just managing your expectations. You get to try out a new trend or snag a dress that you've been lusting over, but it may not be quite as perfect and high quality as you thought. But you know what? It was $10. Or $20. Or whatever! And you get to wear it and love it and maybe have to re-sew a button. I'm totally fine with that if it means I just bought like 10 things for less than $100. Right?? If you're looking to invest in high quality pieces that will last forever then definitely move along. If you want to add some pieces to your wardrobe for the season then try them out. 

Another tip is to check out their Instagram before you buy. They almost always have a promo running with a coupon code--such as INST33 for 33% off--something like that. 

Ok, last but not least...sorry for the novel. I always tend to go with the smallest size, but I know a lot of people who size up. I typically go off the size charts and that has been working out for me, but if you're ever between sizes or unsure then I'd probably size up, especially if it's something like polyester rather than knit with stretch. For me though being so small (wahh, sorry!) I often have the opposite problem. 

Anywayyyyyy, I'm really loving this sweet summer dress and this happens to be one where I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, which also does happen! It's a great weight and length and is even LINED, which is awesome. I totally spaced at photographing the back, but it has the same cross detailing only DEEPER and we know I love a back flaunt! Let me know if you ever have any more questions or concerns about ordering!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Tyler

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Powder Blue

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o Romwe. Bag: Forever21. Shoes: c/o Make Me Chic. Necklace and Bracelet: c/o BaubleBar. Watch: Michael Kors. Sunglasses: c/o Lola Accessory Boutique

Shop the Look Below. Dress: c/o Romwe. Bag: Forever21. Shoes: c/o Make Me Chic. Necklace and Bracelet: c/o BaubleBar. Watch: Michael Kors. Sunglasses: c/o Lola Accessory Boutique

Now that I'm obsessed with off the shoulder I can't stop, won't stop wearing them. Before I begin though, let me point something out. I was in a rush to take these photos and I didn't even realize UNTIL NOW (as I'm sitting here telling you how much I love off the shoulder) that I DIDN'T EVEN WEAR THIS DRESS CORRECTLY, ie: off the shoulder. I mean....it looks pretty good to me like this, but the ruffle part is actually supposed to go over your arms and it looks even more adorable like that. Or like this...

Oyy. I was super sleep deprived, so I blame it on that. I also couldn't stop moving in these photos, so I apologize for that, as well. I blame everything on sleep deprivation. But seriously, I've gone from ZERO in my wardrobe to at least five off the shoulder pieces in a matter of weeks and I really don't see it stopping anytime soon. I think I'll be looking for off the shoulder sweaters to take me into fall. 

This little powder blue number from Romwe is such a fun (off the shoulder) style. The blue is a departure for me, but I really love the soft (almost neutral) tone of it. Oh, powder blue is a neutral? Apparently so! It's only $29 and would be perfect for a summer wedding or event.

I paired it with more neutrals and a handful of gold, which is how I like just about everything. And how adorable is this little trapeze bag, btw? It's Forever 21 and I am dying over it and another little crossbody that you'll be seeing very, very soon. Possibly with another off the shoulder number that I promise I wore correctly. 

Thanks for reading!

xx

Tyler

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Fourth of July Weekend Sale Roundup

Happy Fourth of July weekend!! I'm up at my cabin enjoying some mountain air and heading to a parade tomorrow. Woop! I'm thinking of entering myself into a watermelon eating contest, because....watermelon. Yum? Yes, yum. I think I could probably win, but even if I don't I'm still kind of winning, because....watermelon. Yum.

Before the weekend festivities begin I wanted to share about some amazing sales going on right now with some pretty great retailers. Gap, J. Crew, BaubleBar to name a few. I'm kind of dying and already snagged myself that cute J. Crew flutter sleeve shirt for only $8!!! What!? Here are the details of the sales. 

BANANA REPUBLIC: 30% off regular-priced items with code BRTHIRTY and an additional 50% off sale items with code BRGOBIG

BAUBLEBAR: 30% off sitewide with code RSJULY [7/1-7/5]

BCBG: additional 40% off sale - no code needed [7/2-7/6]

FOREVER 21: 30% off select styles

GAP: up to 50% off select styles

J.CREW: extra 40-60% off final sale items with code LONGWEEKEND [7/2-7/6]

LOFT: 50% off everything with code GOFOURTH [ends 7/3 at 3AM]

LOREN HOPE: 15% off everything with code HAPPY4TH

NASTY GAL: take an extra 40% off sale 

PACSUN: buy one get one free tops, shorts, and swim [6/25-7/7]

REBECCA MINKOFF: up to 60% off select styles 

TARGET: buy one, get one 50% off on all apparel, shoes and accessories & an additional 10% off when you use code JULY at checkout [7/12-7/13]

I hope you all have an amazing, relaxing or fun-filled weekend and snag some pieces you love at a steal!

Thanks for reading!

xx,

Tyler

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Back Flaunts and Lace Romps

Shop the Look Below. Romper: Lookbook Store c/o. Shoes: Target. Bag: ASOS. Necklace: BaubleBar

Shop the Look Below. Romper: Lookbook Store c/o. Shoes: Target. Bag: ASOS. Necklace: BaubleBar

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I have a thing for back flaunts. Like a major thing. I think it's one of the most tasteful ways to show a little skin and I love any piece of clothing that has unique back details, dips, and cutouts. That, combined with the fact that I love lace, made this little lace back romper from Lookbook Store an instant favorite. It's really comfortable and flattering and is perfect for a summer day paired with sandals, but can easily be glammed up for night. I went with an in between with heeled sandals and a casual crossbody that would be perfect to swap out with a clutch for night. If you haven't checked out Lookbook Store already, I highly recommend doing so. They have some really great pieces at an affordable price and I've been very impressed with both fit and quality. 

If you checked out my blog yesterday, you may have noticed that I posted a couple...glamour shots? Face pics? Selfies? Whatever you call them, it was a rare occurrence, because the gorgeous Jenna Kyle of JKM Beauty did my makeup. I've honestly never had a cat eye liner look, but I was definitely feeling it. Honestly, it's amazing what a little eyeliner can do and I should maybe try wearing it more often. Well--it's amazing what a professional makeup artist can do, and I will probably never be able to replicate, BUT, if you happen to be in the NY area, I highly recommend Jenna for any of your makeup needs. Bridal, photo shoots, special events. Check her out here: jkmbeauty.com

Thanks so much for reading!

xo,

Tyler

p.s.  I don't know why the image for the romper isn't showing up, but you can still click on the one with the broken image to get to it :)

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