What We Wore Wednesday

What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Look

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| Express Top | Red Dress Boutique Skirt | J. Crew Necklace | Target Booties |

I’m really excited about this week’s What We Wore Wednesday outfit.  I originally was going to wear this outfit while on vacation in St. Lucia, but of course I over packed and ended up not wearing it. Since I didn’t get a chance to wear this last week I thought it would be a great look for work!  I love this floral printed skirt. I just think it’s fun and I really like the length of it.  Also I just can’t get enough of these Target booties. They are SO comfy and cute!!

Michelle’s Look

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| Lilly Pulitzer top | The Buckle shorts | Target Sandals | Tiffany & Co necklace |

Yesterday I didn’t do a whole lot. I just spent the day doing things around my house.  Because of this I just wanted to go with a casual outfit that was comfortable. I got this Lilly top this summer and it’s so soft and comfortable that I thought it would be perfect for a laid back day.  I like it even better on and now want it in more patterns!  I paired the Lilly top with some white denim shorts from The Buckle.  I’ve had these shorts for quite a few years, but they fit me really well and are comfortable.  It will come as no surprise that I finished off the look with my white sandals from Target.  They just got with so much!

We hope you’re enjoying your week!

-Michelle & Rachel

4th of July Look Book

With Fourth of July coming up this weekend, we decided to do a look book for the holiday instead of our usual ‘What We Wore Wednesday’ post.  We’ve put together multiple looks, using clothing from our everyday closets.  Since we used clothing from our closets and didn’t buy clothing that would only be good for the Fourth of July, these looks can be worn any other day as well.  If you haven’t figured out what you’re wearing yet for the Fourth of July, we hope these looks will give you some inspiration!

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What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Outfit

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 | J. Crew Top | Express Skirt | Jack Rogers Sandals | Tory Burch Bracelet |

I have now started work for the summer, which means during the week I have an excuse to dress up now! For work during the summer I love to wear dresses and skirts! This skirt is one of my favorites. I like the shade of pink that it is and also the length is great for work. Even though it was nice out yesterday, it still gets a little chilly in the office.  I decided I wanted to wear my J. Crew chambray shirt since the sleeves can be long or rolled up. I go back and forth between wearing flats and heels at work, but since I knew I would be running some errands I decided to go with my favorite pair of sandals.

Michelle’s Outfit

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| Ivy & Leo romper | Target shoes | Marley Lilly clutch | Charming Charlie earrings & bracelet |

Yesterday I spent the day running errands and doing a bit of shopping.  I’ve been wanting to wear this romper ever since I got it.  I decided yesterday was a good day to wear it because it was pretty warm and this romper is really comfortable for running around in.  I just bought these wedges last week from Target and thought they would look perfect with this romper as well.  I finished off the look with some gold jewelry and my Marley Lilly clutch.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

-Rachel & Michelle

Wedding Guest Attire ( OOTD & Tips)

Wedding season is in full swing!  We just went to our first wedding of the season over the weekend.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding and we had a great time!  We thought it would be fun to show you what we wore, as well as give you some tips when figuring out what to wear to a wedding

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Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day!!!

Today is the first official day of summer aka National Wear Your Lilly Day for all you Lilly lovers out there!  Since we love Lilly Pulitzer and summer, we decided to do an impromptu photo shoot to show off what we’re wearing for this special day.  Now that we’re finally having some warm weather, we can’t wait to wear all of our favorite Lilly Pulitzer clothes all summer long!

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What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel just got back from her study abroad trip yesterday!  We’re definitely excited to be reunited for the whole summer now, especially since we have a lot of fun things planned!  To celebrate, we’re going out for lunch and doing some shopping today.

Michelle’s Outfit

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| Old Navy top| Express shorts | The Rage necklace|  Charming Charlie bracelet | Coach handbag | Target shoes |

Since we’re going out for lunch and doing some shopping today, I wanted my outfit to be comfortable yet put together.  I ended up going with a little bit of a nautical theme today with my anchor top.  I’m also wearing a pair of my nautical earrings that I showed in my Myrtle Beach haul.  For my other jewelry I wanted to add a little pop of color since the rest of my outfit is pretty neutral.  I went with a coral statement necklace since I think it coordinates well with the navy blue top.  My turquoise purse also added some extra color as well.  I know you’re probably getting sick of seeing these sandals, but of course I finished off my look with my white Target sandals.  I promise I’ll wear some different shoes in next week’s post!

Rachel’s Outfit

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| Ivy & Leo Top | Lilly for Target Shorts | Sperry Top-Sider Shoes | Lilly Pulitzer Sunglasses | Longchamp Bag| Kate Spade Watch |

While on my study abroad trip I bought a coral Longchamp bag.  I was very excited to use it so I decided to base my outfit for today around the bag.  I decided to go with a mint top from Ivy & Leo to make my outfit bright and fun. Since my top and bag are so colorful I went with my Lilly for Target white shorts.  I couldn’t resist also pairing the outfit with one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses from Lilly Pulitzer.  For shoes I wanted something comfortable for shopping so I went with my Sperry’s. I went with a more simple look for my accessories and decided to just wear my Kate Spade watch.

-Michelle & Rachel

What We Wore Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  First off, I apologize for this post going up later in the day than it usually does.  I’m in Myrtle Beach on vacation right now and didn’t get a chance to post this earlier.  This week’s What We Wore Wednesday features my outfit that I actually wore today (Wednesday) since yesterday I was flying to Myrtle Beach and the weather wasn’t the greatest.

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|Ivy and Leo dress| Target sandals| Francesca’s earrings|

Today I spent most of my morning and the early afternoon at the beach and pool!  It was a relaxing start to my day and I got a good start on my summer tan!  It was also great weather here in Myrtle Beach today with it being warm and sunny!

I decided to wear this dress the rest of the day since my mom and I did some shopping and went out to eat.  I like this dress because it’s lightweight, making it a perfect dress for a warm, summer day.  I really like the detailing at the waist.  It doesn’t show much skin and it still looks classy and stylish.  I also like that this dress is a bit longer because it makes it easy to be out and about.  When I’m at the beach on vacation, I usually keep my jewelry pretty minimal so the only jewelry I wore with this outfit were some earrings.  Of course,  I finished off the look with my favorite sandals from Target!

Rachel will be back next week just in time for our “What We Wore Wednesday” post so you’ll get to see both of our outfits again!  We can’t wait to be back together for the whole summer!

Have a great rest of your week!
-Michelle

Packing Fashionably & Efficiently For A Trip Abroad!

Coming up I have a 15 day study aboard trip where I will be going to Spain and France. One of the biggest stresses of going abroad can be packing for your trip.  However, this is my 6th time going abroad so I have picked up some tips & tricks to make it as easy as possible!

Baggage

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Since I am only going to be going for 15 days, I am bringing a large suitcase to check, my Vera Bradley Weekender for my carry-on, and my Longchamp bag for my personal item to keep under the seat ahead of me. Depending on how long you are going, you might be able to get by with a little less or you might have to bring another suitcase. I definitely could get by with bringing a smaller suitcase to check.  However, I want to make sure I have room to buy things while I am abroad.

When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, I encourage you to buy one in person so you can “test it out” and see if you like it. When buying a suitcase, make sure you have an idea of the size you are looking for. This is especially important if you are buying a carry-on suitcase since there are size restrictions.  I got mine at TJ Maxx and it’s a Swiss Gear suitcase. TJ Maxx is a great place to get a suitcase because they have some great brands at a discounted price. I don’t think it’s worth it to get expensive suitcases when it comes to checked bags since sometimes they can get beat up when getting loaded/unloaded.

When it comes to what style of bag you get, it’s up to you! I like the fabric suitcases over hard cases because I feel like I can’t fit as much into the hard cases. I also prefer the four wheel suitcases. I think it makes it easier to get around the airport with them. Make sure when you are looking at suitcases to check out the wheel and see if they all roll properly.

Important Must Haves

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When you decide to go abroad make sure the first thing you do is GET A PASSPORT! If you already have a passport make sure you check the expiration date to see if it will be good throughout your trip. While abroad you will usually have your passport on you at all times. Because of this, I like to have a cute passport holder. I use to have a cheap one from Target but just upgraded to a Kate Spade one thanks to my mom! You don’t have to get a passport holder. I just think it makes it easier to keep track of your passport by adding some color to it.

Another important thing to know when going abroad is what type of currency do they use. Since I am going to Spain and France I had to get Euros to bring along. I suggest getting some before you leave at a bank.  However you can also exchange money to the correct currency when you get there. Make sure to call your debit/credit card company before leaving and let them know how long you will be gone, along with what countries you are planning on going to. If you don’t do this the debit/credit card company might think that your card is stolen and shut off your card making it so you can’t use it. It is also suggested to bring a copy of your passport with you in case you lose yours to help with the process of getting a new one abroad. I also think it doesn’t hurt to leave one back home with someone as well. I also like to bring with me a copy of my itinerary if you have one, along with all of the hotels you are staying at  with phone numbers and addresses.

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What We Wore Wednesday

Rachel’s Outfit

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Yesterday was another cold day, we just can’t seem to catch a break with the weather around here. Even though it was a little colder I didn’t want to have to wear a coat so I decided to wear my J. Crew sweater paired with my J. Crew vest. For accessories I went with one of my J. Crew statement necklaces and my Tory Burch Fitbit bracelet. I wore my Sperry flats which are one of my favorite flats! I went with my Rebecca Minkoff purse because I had to take my dad’s truck in to get fixed and wanted to take my IPad with me to work on blog stuff.

Michelle’s Outfit

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First off, I can’t wait until I’m done with work for summer so I can start showing you some more fun outfits instead of my work clothes (11 more school days)!  Like Rachel said, it was chillier yesterday.  I decided to go with one of my favorite cozy sweaters from Express that has a hi-low hemline with some fun zipper details.  For pants I went with my favorite black jeggings that I love to wear to work.  For accessories I kept it simple with my gold monogram necklace and some simple gold earrings.  I completed the look with my black Target sandals since it is spring!

-Michelle & Rachel