Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring

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LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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If you’ve followed along with my blog and Instagram for a while, you probably know I don’t wear heels very often. Though, let’s be real, of course I love the lift and length they give. What woman wouldn’t? But because heels are generally not functional for my lifestyle, my idea of the perfect heel is one that’s low, practical for both day to night, and—most importantly— comfortable! 

You could call me a bit of a low-heeled sandal connoisseur and I was so happy to find this Roxanne Heel by LifeStride from Zappos that checks every single thing on my must-have list: low heel (i.e. under 2 inches 🙌🏼), strappy style (love the double strap) and comfort above all else. LifeStride shoes are on-trend, easy to wear, perfect for 24/7 dressing and affordable. ✔️✔️✔️✔️

They’re all about creating comfortable footwear for every aspect of life, whether that’s work, weekend or everything in between and these sandals truly nail it. They’re cushioned with memory foam for all-day comfort (major yes!) and they’re the effortless footwear staple to take you through the season. I had absolutely no break-in period required and I love how the strappy silhouette can do double duty from dressy to casual, whether paired with dresses and jumpsuits for a spring wedding or denim for date night. Did I mention this pair is only $59.94? That’s an incredible amount of wearability for the price.

I also love the light taupe tone, or "Putty Lotus”, of this pair because it’s a color most people might be missing in their collection. I know I was! These do also come in black but a light, neutral tone always helps create added length down the leg line, which is always my personal preference. Basically, the closer the color to your skin tone—the more streamlined the look! These look great with blue jeans and white denim as worn here for a spring-casual ensemble or throw them on with a little white dress or simple black t-shirt dress all summer long. How cute would this spring look be for a casual Easter brunch?

These would even be great for a casual office paired with cropped dress pants and a chic blazer in the summer months, so if you’re looking for stylish and comfy shoes for work, LifeStride’s Roxanne heel has you covered!

Also, I have to mention I absolutely love shopping at Zappos because they have incredible customer service, offer free expedited shipping and you can often find pieces you love for less. It’s the first place I look when I need last-minute items for a trip or special event because I know I’ll find something great that comes fast and doesn’t break the bank.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

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LifeStride Roxanne in Putty Lotus

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites

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I shared a bit of my recent Trunk Club Trunk in my Instagram Stories over the weekend and I love how you guys are always so intrigued. You may remember earlier this year I vowed to shop less and buy with more intention and my Trunks have definitely helped with this. I know, I know—how is a box full of clothes helping you shop less, exactly? Well, to start, I have them set up to come every two months and concentrate on not shopping in between those months. I focus on asking my Stylist for classic, wardrobe staples and find that when I have to “check out” by providing feedback for each item, it helps me really pinpoint if I actually do need an item—or if I don’t. More about Trunk Club in THIS POST but if you’re interested in getting your own Trunk, you can use this link to be set up with my Stylist, Lauren. She’s amazing.

Anyway, back to this month’s Trunk and my vacation favorites! I asked Lauren to focus on vacation staples since we’re heading to Mexico next week and she sent a great mix of classic, effortless pieces and a few items that pushed me with just the right amount “trend.” I requested easy-breezy items, summer whites, sandals, etc and Lauren included just that. Without further ado, here are my Trunk Club Vacation Favorites…

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Always a fan of easy-breezy-effortless, this BP. linen blend midi dress is the perfect lbd for the season. It’s lightweight and airy and I love the button-front feature for a little something special. If in between sizes, I would say go down a size if you want it more fitted, or go with your usual size if you want it to be a little more relaxed. I’m usually a US 0/2 and have the xs and almost could have even done the xxs if I wanted it to be slightly fitted. Personally, I like how it’s relaxed just enough. For sizing/length reference, I’m 5’6”.

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I should also say now—I am wearing my entire trunk with this straw hat because I immediately pulled it off, put it on and basically never took it off. It’s good and under $50. More accurately, it’s $44 and also comes in the prettiest lilac tone.

I’m also wearing these Soludos sandals in the majority of these outfits. I actually bought these last year and laughed when I saw them in my Trunk because Lauren totally knows my style! Personally, I think they’re adorable but I did return them because they’re not the most comfortable. My absolute favorite, no-break-in-required sandals is this pair from Bella Vita and it’s hard to top them. Available in additional colors here!

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Next up was this pair of white linen pants and these were another easy yes. I just love how they look and feel effortless and breezy and the styling options are endless. Wear them by the pool with a one-piece or bikini, dress them up with a crop top and wedges for vacation cocktails or throw them on with a white tee and slide sandals paired with a denim jacket for something a little more everyday-appropriate.

These come in a ton of colors (navy, oatmeal, black and striped) but I love the bright white. The coverage is great and they’re just ever-so-slightly see through—nude underwear and you’re good!

I have these in an xs.

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My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com
My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Always a fan of midi skirts, this Leith front-button midi skirt in ‘peach clay’ got me just enough outside my neutral comfort zone. This does have a matching top but I love how a white tee keeps the look a bit more simple and effortless. Midi skirts instantly make me feel more feminine and I could live in them during the warmer months. Perfect for date night and summer days. How sweet is the button detail and flutter hem? I have this in an xs.

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Full disclosure, I didn’t end up keeping this Billabong X Sincerely Jules Twist Flirt Jumpsuit because it was a bit too small—sadly, it wouldn’t zip!—but so many of you loved it, I had to share. This print screams tropical vacation and would be such a fun piece for a beach trip. I would take a top version of this in a heartbeat and pair it with white or blue cutoff shorts—or my white linen pants! If you’re planning to snag this one—definitely size up! For reference, I’m wearing the xs and would have needed a small.

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My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com
My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Lastly, these were pieces I almost kept. These navy paperbag waist knit shorts were so, so comfortable and I love the style. They’re also a steal at just $39. I personally was just trying to minimize what I kept and couldn’t justify them because I already have something similar in my closet. I love them with this striped Madewell tee though for a nautical-inspired vacation look.

The J.Crew eyelet midi wrap dress was another gorgeous and feminine silhouette but I have another similar white midi dress in my collection, so I passed. I felt a little bit “Southern Belle” in this dress and can see it looking so sweet for a trip to Charleston or somewhere similar. It could also be great for a spring or summer bridal shower.

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My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com
My Trunk Club Vacation Favorites | www.girlmeetsgold.com

I hope you enjoyed a peek inside my Vacation Trunk! Let me know if you have any questions at all and, again, if you’re interested in scheduling your own Trunk with Lauren, you are welcome to use this link to be paired up with her!

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An Affordable Vacation Look with Wide Leg Crop Pants

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I found the effortless outfit everyone will want to be living in for both vacation and all summer long. 🙌🏼Would you believe me if I told you these pants are $13.88, my tee is $6 and this entire look (shoes included) is under $57 with tax and free shipping?? Well, it’s true!

This look is head to toe Walmart from their new spring shop! Take a peek into both the bold stripe and cool cotton sections and you’ll find tons of affordable, spring-ready styles. One of my favorite combinations for the season is anything effortless and this outfit is the epitome of casual comfort.

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Let’s start with the pants. I promise, promise, promise these are a must-have. I don’t use the word “need” very lightly but these Derek Heart Wide Leg Crop Pants are truly an essential. Comfy, effortless, flattering, have pockets—they’re basically a dream for both vacation and the spring through summer season. Sometimes I feel wide leg styles can be tricky but the cut of this pair is ultra-flattering. I adore the button fly and how they almost mimic a midi skirt effect with a subtle flare. And for $13.88, I am truly blown away with both quality and fit. For sizing reference if it’s helpful, I’m in a small and wear a 25/26 in denim.

An Affordable Vacation Look with Wide Leg Crop Pants | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Affordable Vacation Look with Wide Leg Crop Pants | www.girlmeetsgold.com

For an easy outfit to take on vacation, simply pull them on with a white tee. I added a knot to give this one by Time and Tru a bit of extra shape and added interest. These are the details that instantly make you feel put together! You could easily add a pair of slide sandals (like these) but I love the way block heel sandals dress the look up just enough. These shoes are beyond comfortable and the price is insane—just $32! I highly suggest snagging this pair!

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For more of my Walmart picks check out my Basics on a Budget post! As always, thank you so much for reading!

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Special thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

6 Classic Vacation Essentials

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No.1 COVERUP | No.2 BODYSUIT | No.3 BREEZY SHORTS | No.4 DENIM SHORTS | NO.5 SLIDE SANDALS | NO.6 SARONG

With the season warming up and our trip to Mexico around the corner, I’ve been doing a little bit of vacation shopping and wanted to share some of my personal favorite, must-have finds. While I always seem to gravitate more towards trendy, feminine, flirty pieces in the warmer months, I’ve been trying to keep my wardrobe classic and want my vacation wardrobe to also reflect that as much as possible. Below are six of my must-have, vacation essentials for any warm weather trip!

No.1 Beach and Pool Coverup

Sure, you can throw shorts on over your bikini or one-piece before you hit the beach or pool but is there anything more effortless and pretty than a chic, sheer coverup? I think not. I love having a maxi length style you can use to shield your skin from the sun in a pinch!

No.2 Tank Bodysuit

An easy style to pair with shorts and skirts for a chic and effortless look is the bodysuit. These tank styles are both comfy and sleek and really work well with everything. Tip: You can also use a one-piece suit the same way!

No.3 Breezy Shorts

Light and airy is the name of the game for any warm-weather vacation. I always pack a pair of breezy, cotton or linen shorts I can toss on with a tank or tee—or even pair with a sweater for a cooler evening!

No.4 Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are something I don’t skimp on. I personally love a high rise with a little extra length at the rear and will invest in styles that fit, are flattering and last. These Levi’s wedgie shorts are one of my favorite pairs.

No.5 Comfy Slide Sandals

Whether slipping on before heading to the pool/beach or if you’re doing a day of walking, a comfy pair of sandals is a non-negotiable. This pair walked me all over Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with absolutely no break-in needed. They go with absolutely everything and have the perfect amount of support.

No.6 Sarong

Another pool essential, you can wear a sarong over a bikini or one-piece whether you’re enjoying a magazine, your favorite book or a good cocktail. ;) Toss on a straw hat and sandals and you’re set!

Are you heading anywhere warm this season? What are your must-haves? I’d love to know!

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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Spring and Summer Shoe Staples

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Loafers: ONE | TWO | THREE Pointed Toe Flats: ONE | TWO | THREE Mules: ONE | TWO | THREE Slides: ONE | TWO | THREE Heeled Sandals: ONE | TWO | THREE

With spring in the air and summer here before we know it, here are the shoe staples to help take you through the seasons.

THE LOAFER

For desk to dinner (and everything in between), a loafer is truly a classic wardrobe staple you can take from the office to the weekend with ease. You can wear a loafer with trousers or denim in any style but they look great with straight leg styles for a menswear inspired look and feel. A loafer can often require the most breaking in, so I recommend looking for styles that have memory foam if you plan to do a lot of walking in them. This pair, for instance, has been wonderful for me—absolutely no break-in period required. There are also several loafers that convert into a mule!

THE POINTED TOE FLAT

After too many years despising this not-at-all “old lady” style, the pointed toe flat has to be my personal preference. Why? Because a pointed toe creates instant length. If you want to feel taller, have your legs look longer and make any outfit look crazy chic, a pointed toe should be your go-to. The most feminine of all the flats, these can help give a looser denim style (like a boyfriend jean) a little more structure, whereas a rounded toe can sometimes make an outfit feel—for lack of a better word—dumpy! A slingback style is also the perfect way to merry a flat with my second favorite—the mule!

THE MULE

Aka the flat with no back! This versatile style is perfect to take you all the way through summer. Equal parts stylish and breezy, they’re easy to slip on and look great with denim, dresses and even more casual outfits like shorts. Think of them like the close-toed version of a sandal. A mule or slide is the effortless style you’ll want to slip into in the warmer months—when you still need to hide your toes.

THE SLIDE SANDAL

Swap your everyday flip flops with this sandal—the slide—for an instant update to your summer style. A slide sandal gives your feet a bit more coverage and I personally find them incredibly comfortable in comparison. These are great to throw on with denim, dresses and shorts and are a must-have for vacation. It’s also easier to find slide sandals with a little more support than your average flip flop. This brand walked me all over Mexico last year and took me through summer with comfort and ease. I will never stop raving about them! I plan to purchase backups!

THE LOW-HEELED SANDAL

If you’re someone who feels pain even at the thought of heels, a low-heeled sandal with a block heel is a must in your wardrobe. You’ll want to have this style on-hand for spring events like Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, graduation parties, weddings and more! Tip: look for one in a neutral tone that most closely matches your skin tone for a leg-lengthening effect. Bonus—they’ll go with everything! Dresses in every color, from maxis to midis to minis. This pair from Madewell is my personal favorite!

Tell me—what’s your favorite style for spring?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler