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May 28, 2014

The hot weather is here and it's time to start bringing on the summer posts! A pro about summer is all the great new nautical styles. The con? Some of those styles are so expensive! Do I want to spend $120 on anchor shoes I'm going to wear for a few months? No thanks. So I went on a hunt for some great nautical and summer themed items for less. Here are some of my favorites...

1) Seaside Striped Tote, Forever 21- $14.80 : I think this is a perfect tote bag for summer, at a price that's pretty crazy. In the summer totes are a must for me. Whether it's for the beach, the pool or just a last minute day trip out with your friends. I love how the handles look like boat ropes! I think that's what won me over about this one to be honest. 

2 & 3) Swim Top, Target-$17.99 // Swim Bottom, Target-$15  : Target has very durable swimwear that keeps it's color for a while (at least mine have!). That's especially good when you swim in a lot of pools with chlorine. This palm leaf print is really popular for the summer and can be seen this season in some big designer lines. Proenza Schouler and Alice + Olivia just to name a few! Oh and just a quick tip...after swimming make sure to rinse your suit in water before laying it out to dry. It helps any suit keep it's color much longer.

4) Starfish Stud Earrings, C Wonder- $38  : With hot weather, swimming, sunscreen and sweat (yeah gross but it's true) you don't want to wear a lot of jewelry. Especially statement earrings! These studs go with the nautical theme of summer and can still keep your look dressy. The gold and sparkles will also look really pretty in the sunlight.

5 & 6) Anchor Bangle,  C Wonder- $34 // Friendship Braid Cuff, C Wonder - $38 : This year I am so into nautical bracelets it's kind of an addiction. Anyone else with me? I think they are adorable this year! Especially stacked. Bracelets are also great if you want to go out somewhere after swimming. They easily store in your bag and can be put on in a matter of seconds...which is great because you usually don't have a lot of time to change!

7) Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, Sephora- $26 : If you're sitting by the ocean, the salt water will give your hair beach waves for you. That's great but not all of us are able to get to the shore on a whim. With this hair spray you can get the same summer look as you would on the beach. I know this isn't cheap but if you live far away from the ocean and really want beach waves, it's one of the best options out there....and costs a lot less than an airplane ticket. I've tried the DIY salt water spray and it's just sticky and gross. 

What are some of your favorite summer essentials? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!

xx Dayna

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How I Style: Peter Pilotto for Target Shirt Dress

May 18, 2014

Hey guys! Sorry it's been a while since I've posted, but it's been a crazy week with college finals! Happy to say that they are all done though! Today's post is about my new Peter Pilotto for Target Shirt Dress. I bought it a few months ago when the line came out, but today was the first day it was warm enough to wear out. 
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Coral Clothes/ Accessories I'm Currently Crushing On!

May 5, 2014

Something about the end of Spring and beginning of summer makes me want mint and coral colored everything. Anyone else like this? I'd love to know why it's so addicting!! Just my nail polish box is proof enough. I have so much I could honestly paint an entire wall. And that's embarassing!

So since my addiction to coral is pretty crazy right now, I've decided to share some of my favorite coral colored items for April. And...if you guys really like it, I'll make future post on mint colored items too! Just let me know :)
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1) Stitched Floral Crop Top, Forever 21, $10.80 : First of all, the price of this top is pretty crazy. Why I looove Forever 21. The lace detail is very romantic, and what I love about this is that there's a backing inserted from the chest down, so only the shoulders are sheer lace. 

2) Shea Butter w/ Coconut & Hibiscus, Target , $9.09 : Target has some pretty awesome beauty products, and this is one of them. It's Organic, so you don't have to worry about yucky chemicals. Not to mention that it also smells amazing and makes your skin really soft!

3) Coral Creation Nail Polish, Forever 21 ,$2.80 : The nail polish at Forever 21 has really gone up a notch, and I am loving it! You can get really similar colors to more expensive brands out there, and lately some of their glittery nail polishes really reminds me Deborah Lippman's. This color is the perfect shade of coral in my opinion.

4) Color Block Floppy Hat, Dorothy Perkins , $21 : I'm not a big fan of floppy hats, but I definitely want to I've been checking them out before I try one out for the first time. I think this one is perfect for a day at the beach or lounging by the pool. The woven fabric of the hat also allows some air to flow through your head won't be as hot as it would with say...a baseball cap.

5) NYX Butter Lipstick in Lollies, Nasty Gal , $6 : NYX products have never let me down. For me they've always been very saturated in color and don't feel cheap in the least. I haven't tried this exact lipstick yet...but the color was too cute to resist putting on here! Plus, it has high reviews on Ulta. 

6) Sunburst Coral Chain Bracelet, Asos , $28.22 : I'm a big fan of chunky statement pieces, and this is definitely one of them! The mix of gold, shades of coral, and sparkle makes it a conversation starter. Plus, I think it would be really cute stacked with a bunch of delicate bracelets. Anyone else into the arm candy look?

7) Coral Butterfly Sandals, Wallis , $35 : I love how these have a slight wedge to them. I don't know about you guys, but arch support is pretty important to me. Nothing like ending a day with super sore feet. Even if my sandals have a little wedge like this, I'm a lot happier than I am with plain flip flops. Man I sound old writing about arch The best part is the gold butterflies on the front! They make them really unique and delicate looking. 

8) LC Lauren Conrad 'Textured Circle Skirt', Kohls , $32.99 : The circle skirt is pretty ingenious because it flatters any body type and gives the illusion of a smaller waist. At least, that's what I've read multiple times in magazines. That in itself is the reason I love circle skirts, but this one by Lauren Conrad has a great texture to it that makes it look like it's made of a more expensive material. The color is also beautiful.

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Wishing you all a wonderful week! As always, thank you so so very much to all of my amazing followers. You're the best, and I love to hear your comments and suggestions. So feel free to leave me a message here or on Twitter!

xx Dayna
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