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July 19, 2016

Birds of Paradise

Giving off some real tropical vibes since I've been in Miami! Even though it feels like 100 degree with the humidity and heat, I kind of love it. I'm embracing it and going all beachy mufasa hair; it's fun. Just picked up the ouai wave spray and it's really great at giving a beachy texture without tangling... ugh... hate the ones that make your hair super tangly.

While I've been here I shopped the #nsale... talk about a trip... sweating profusely outside and then trying to shop "fall" clothes! The funniest part is that I ended up finding my FAVE Mara Hoffman one-piece in a fun exclusive print, plus they have other great swim styles that I never thought to look for. #winning

Anywho, back to this shirt dress that I'm obsessed with:

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{tropical vibes}




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how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
how to wear tropical print, janessa leone, revolveclothing, miami outfit ideas
{onia shirt dress  // b-low the belt 'jasper' belt' // dolce vita 'jasymn' sandal  // janessa leone 'bernt' hat}

Bought this dress for my recent Palm Springs trip and pretty much want it to come in every possible solid and print. The fit is just spot on and it makes for such an easy summer outfit.  I always love a good cinched waist which is why I added the belt, but it still looks great without one. In terms of fit it runs a bit short, so be warned!

Btw, if you're planning a trip to Miami make sure to check out my previous travel guides.

Hope you guys are having a great week!


{shop the look}




July 16, 2016

Top 5 Shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

'Tis the season: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is BACK! This time of year always gets me excited for new styles and trends at insanely good prices but also makes me a bit sad because that means fall is almost here. And to be honest, I'm still in summer mode!

That being said, I couldn't leave you high and dry without sharing my 5 favorite shoes from the #NSALE:

(click the + to shop each style)

Of course it's all about the boots! To be honest, I don't feel like there is as large of an assortment this year; I was going to roundup my top 10 but couldn't even find that many I loved. These 5, however, are bomb dot com.

Grey is going to be a hot color for fall shoes, so it only makes sense to have one OTK and one bootie in that shade. It's hard to see on the 'glorria' image but the tied tassels are the best part!

The 'blyss' is the perfect black suede bootie for fall and I'm obsessed with the heel shape. It's totally a "where with everything" boot just like the 'pistol' bootie.

Obviously, if you're trying to make a statement then HELLO gold 'maria' boot. I think we'll be seeing a lot of fun metallics and colors this fall because sometimes black and grey just aren't enough!

Remember that card holders currently have access until July 21st then the sale will be open to non-cardholders until August 7th. From past experience, if there is something you LOVE, I would suggest opening a card because sometimes styles do sell out by the time it goes live to the public.

Have you guys done any damage yet? I haven't even browsed the clothes... on Sundays to-do list!

{shop the shoes}


July 14, 2016

A Little off the Shoulder Action

 Just touched down in Miami and ready to get the swim week party started. It's been a crazy few weeks of eating and drinking and on the plane ride I realized I was going to be at SWIM week and had a minor freakout about how glutenous I've been lately. So naturally, I ordered Uber Eats and booked a SoulCycle class for tomorrow! That should do the trick, right?

Let's call this one: dirty dancing Havana nights which, btw, is one of my favorite movies! Really digging the off-the-shoulder numbers from Chicwish lately:

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how to wear off the shoulder, janessa leone hat, chicwish dresses
{chicwish off-the-shoulder-dress // steve madden sandals // janessa leone hat}

When the temps are rising there's nothing better than an easy breezy dress and sandals. One of my fave things about this dress is the way the off-the-shoulder is sewn together. I'm not sure the actual terminology or if it even makes sense without seeing it, but there is some type of fabric under the arm pit that keeps the dress in place. Basically, I could life my arms up and down and the off-the-shoulder would stay off-the-shoulder!

 This shoot was really fun because Taylor got me out of my comfort zone with some of these poses and they turned out great. Ooh, btw, I'm in the process of writing a more personal blog post soon that I hope you'll enjoy. Have a great weekend! 

{my chicwish faves}






July 7, 2016

Miami Vibes

I say Miami vibes, Andy says Cabana girl... whatever you call it, I'm obsessed with this banana leaf print crop top. In anticipation of my upcoming Miami trip I've gone a little crazy with my vacay apparel. When you're headed somewhere with 80% humidity, not sure that you can wear much more than cut-offs and a crop top:

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how to wear palm print, how to do crop top, miami vacation outfit ideas
{chloe oliver country club crop top // lovers + friends jack high-rise short // dolce vita jasymn ghillie sandals // crap eyewear tuff safari sunnies // pixi mattelustre lipstick in peach blossom}

The print is so fun, right? The top is super silky and runs true to size. I bought an XS. These shorts are technically high-waisted, but for us long torso girls they still show a lot of the tummy. I'm wearing a size 24.

{shop miami vibes}




July 5, 2016

No Shoes Kind of Summer

Did you guys have the best 4th of July weekend? I'm still recovering from an epic Palm Springs trip; one of those I need a vacation from my vacation situations. It's amazing how laying in the pool drinking all day can really wear a girl out.

I posted a sneak peek to this look on Instagram and one of my friends commented "pursuit of no shoes" which made me giggle. Apparently it's a shoulder baring, no shoes kind of summer. To be honest, I'm just starting to dabble in the off-the-shoulder world as I used to think the style made me look broad but now I'm coming around, especially for this fun summery Chicwish dress:

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how to do off the shoulder dress, chicwish sunflower dress, pursuit of shoes summer outfit
how to do off the shoulder dress, chicwish sunflower dress, pursuit of shoes summer outfit
how to do off the shoulder dress, chicwish sunflower dress, pursuit of shoes summer outfit
how to do off the shoulder dress, chicwish sunflower dress, pursuit of shoes summer outfit
{chicwish daisy maxi dress}

This dress just screams summer which is why I had to grab a lemonade mid-shoot. Are you guys into off-the-shoulder styles? I love this maxi style because it balances everything out and accentuates the waist. It also makes for a great cover-up for a strapless bikini! I'm wearing a size xs/s which fit perfectly.

PS: apparently it's National Bikini Day. I'm not one for national days BUT I do love me a good bikini: here are my fave bikinis from this year. 


{pursuing floral numbers}