Warmer Days Mean Watermelon Dreams!


Maybe it’s because it’s spring & sometimes spring on Long Island means that it’s basically summer, but I’ve got watermelon on the brain. This time last year, watermelon was one of my strongest cravings while pregnant–& now that I think of it, my daughter does have some cute watermelon-themed summer duds, so basically I want to match her in not just an outfit, but with my accessories too! Of course, there are a ton of fun, food-theme kitchy clothing articles (like lemon, lime, avocado, strawberries, or cherries), but there is something especially refreshing & youthful-for-all when it comes to watermelon! These cute & coordinated spring / summer-ready watermelon-centric accessories from @Old Navy will have you salivating with style & ready for the beach, park, & any daytrip or vacation you’re planning! 

Large Fruit-Shaped Tote for Women

tote

Graphic Jelly Bikini Bag for Women

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Printed Terry-Cloth Beach Towel

towel

Fruit-Shaped Cosmetics Case for Women

cosmetic case

Scalloped Faux-Leather Coin Purse for Women

coin purse

Graphic Faux-Leather Sunglasses Case

sunglasses case

Graphic Canvas Lunch Tote

lunch tote

Clear Plastic Water Bottle

plastic water bottle

Printed Umbrella

umbrella

Not only are these affordable finds perfect for transitioning your accessories from spring to summer, but also they make for a fun gift idea for Mother’s Day! Think about this playful twist with a pair of jeans & eyelet blouse, or a polka dot fit & flare with ballet flats. The possibilities are endless–endlessly sweet!

What trends are you looking to explore this spring & summer? Where are you shopping for the best deals on must-have affordable accessories? What are your go-to items for when you’re literally on the go? Happy Styling!

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Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Big Buddha Purse at Piperlime!


When going out, perhaps even for this Valentine’s Day, it’s always a great idea to carry with you as little as possible.  Just hang onto the essentials like your phone, a tube of lipstick, some cash or a credit card (but why would you be paying anyway?), or any other personal toiletry.   How about trying this adorable mini-purse with a flower ruffle design, available in yellow, gray, & black for only $13.99 @Piperlime.  The design is by Big Buddha & is currently a marked down item from $20.00.  Take out the yellow for a spring time day affair with a shirtdress, or save the gray for a night out with the girls & your favorite sparkled top.  And who doesn’t love a black option when wearing something a little bit on the loud side? 

They make for great gift ideas (maybe for bridesmaids?) & will never go out of style.  If you’re thinking of this as gift item, load it up with little sample sizes of the latest beauty items & color palettes for your bestie!  You can always try the standard rectangular clutch, but this ‘Tilly’ purse is a portable & posh way to get about your business, especially since you can simply clip it on your jeans or your belt when going out without having to carry around in your hands.  Always looking our for a great deal, I can’t help but notice how super celebrity stylist & mom-to-be Rachel Zoe endorses this brand on the website by seasonally picking some of their bags as her favorites of the moment.  Can’t go wrong when a professional is telling you it’s hot!  What kind of clutches do you like to coordinate?  Any comments, suggestions, or questions are welcome!  Happy Styling!