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.

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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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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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16 White Dresses under $100

White Dresses Under $100

No.1 linen shirt dress // No.2 trapeze dress // No.3 midi sundress // No.4 wrap dress // No.5 chambray midi dress // No.6 lace midi dress // No.7 slip dress // No.8 midi dress // No.9 off shoulder dress // No.10 cotton dress // No.11 ruffle dress // No.12 off shoulder dress // No.13 midi tee dress // No.14 off shoulder dress // No.15 linen button-down wrap // No.16 t-shirt dress

From mini to maxi, wrap silhouettes to ruffles and everything in between, a little white dress might be the biggest style staple for the spring and summer season. They’re the epitome of effortless and make styling a breeze. Whether tossed on with a denim jacket for spring daytime, paired with strappy sandals and a beach bag for vacation or dressed up with wedges for a summer soiree, the little white dress will take you through warmer days with pure ease.

Find the style staples to get you started for the season!

A linen shirt dress is both classic and modest and can do double duty for day to night.

For beach days and breezy nights, this midi sundress is a must.

A wrap dress flatters every frame—truly!

I have this silk slip dress and it’s equal parts sexy and effortless.

For an upcoming vacation, this midi dress shows the perfect hint of skin—on the back!

Anything off-shoulder is always on-trend for the warmer months. Try a ruffled style for feminine flair or this one for something classic and simple.

Another vacation favorite, this cotton dress is sweet as can be—I love the detailing.

Simple and laid-back, this t-shirt style midi dress is a great comfy way to test the midi trend.

What’s your personal favorite style?

x Tyler

THE DRESSES

Spring and Vacation Buys from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale

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The other day, I shared wardrobe essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale and today, I want to share styles that would be perfect for vacation and/or to get a head start on spring and summer shopping. I can’t stress enough how great of an opportunity this is to purchase those higher quality pieces that will last and last. It’s the sale I’ve snagged a lot of my favorite footwear in, bought several designer bags from and, of course, plenty of denim. With warm weather and vacations on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to roundup some must-haves. At the very least, their Vacation Shop is a great place for warm weather inspiration.

THE SALE DETAILS

Offer expires March 2 at 11:59pm PT

Buy More, Save More

Use code GOBIG19 for

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

TOPS

BOTTOMS

DRESSES and JUMPSUITS

SANDALS

VACATION BAGS

ACCESSORIES

Happy sale shopping and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler