A Dress for Every Spring Occasion

Guess what…it’s officially dress season! The temperatures are rising, the sun is hanging around longer, and the promise of a season filled with fun occasions is in the air. This spring is particularly busy for me because both my sister and I are graduating – her from high school and I from college. This means lots of reasons to play dress up!

For the past few weeks I have been scouring the internet to find the perfect dresses for everything from formal and day events of my senior week, to graduation ceremonies, to backyard parties. I figured I would share some of my favorite findings with you guys, in case you are in need of some pretty new looks as well. I have organized them by color and you can click on them to shop each one. Enjoy!

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BTWR-WD243_V1_102609668BTWR-WD133_V1pink gingham_102960630_102607699BARD-WD136_V1 LIKR-WD127_V1  romper hpeyelet corla orange romper peach bowNBDR-WD833_V1peach dressorangelace yellowyellow ginghamyellow wrapPRIP-WD472_V1yellow halteryellow ots

yellow green romperlight greengreen flowersgreen ginghamgreen bluegreen halterblue floralblue nordstromblue laceblue otsblue dotsblue purplepruple longsleevepurple midipurple romperpurple buttonspurple dotspurple lace

 

Let me know which are your favorites in the comment section below!

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Pineapple Grove

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Happy Friday!

If you guys are new to BSB, I’ve been sharing some of my favorite places and styles from me spring break trip to Florida that I took earlier this month. You can check out my other days here! Today’s post is about one of my favorite murals located on Pineapple Grove on Atlantic Avenue, in Delray Beach! I love all the fun colors and, of course, the pineapples!

I’m loving all things pineapple right now (like so many others). I actually recently purchased the cutest pineapple drink mixer from Tommy Bahama at Marshall’s. You can find a similar one here from amazon!

Anyway, my mom and I stayed pretty close to Atlantic Avenue, so we made frequent stops there. On our way to dinner at Park Tavern, we stopped by this mural to capture a few shots. We also walked around through some shops. I always love to go into the Tommy Bahama store on Atlantic (and the one by me at home) because I am in love with the smell. If you haven’t been in, and don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to go and smell for yourself.

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Another favorite shop of mine is the Snappy Turtle, everything is so bright and colorful. It’s really like a dream. Even their dressing rooms are adorable. I love to stop in when I’m in the area and see all the bright patterns.

What are some of your favorite vacation shops? Comment below!

Outfit details: Romper: Tobi (mine is a few years old, so I’ve linked some similar yellow styles here, here, and here) | Jean Jacket: Forever 21 (Old, similar here and here) | Shoes: Old from DSW (similar here, here, and here) | Bag: Revolve, Lulus, Amazon |

 

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Blue and White Stripes at Mizner Park

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Hi guys,

In case you haven’t begun to notice from my last couple of posts, I have been wearing a lot of blue and white so far (and there’s only more to come). I love blue and white together, especially in spring and summer. It makes sense too considering I chose them for my site’s colors, my room, and a huge part of my wardrobe. I think the colors go well together and remind me of my favorite place to be – by the water!

I have also noticed that this trend is catching on. A lot of the stuff I have been seeing at my favorite stores are featuring a lot of blue and white and a lot of stripes! For dinner on Monday night, my mom and I went to a restaurant in Boca, called Louie Bossi. I went there on NYE this year for dinner before heading out for the night. I love their food, especially their pizza which they cook for 90 seconds at 900ºF. It comes out crisp on the bottom but with a nice doughy center to the crust.

For dinner, my mom and I split a wild mushroom pizza and the lobster pasta special they had. It was all so good. I can’t wait to go back next time I’m down there. Before heading to dinner though, we stopped at Mizner Park for a little and walked around. I love Mizner for two reasons. First, the shops are the best! I love to walk through them and see all the cute stuff. Second, it’s pink!…enough said.

What are some of your favorite places in Southern Florida? Comment below!

Outfit details: Top: Forever 21 | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Bag: Revolve, Lulus, Amazon | |Shoes: Old from DSW (similar here & here)

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White Capped Waves & White Ruffle Shorts

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Happy Spring!

If you missed my first post about my Spring Break trip to Florida, you can check it out here!

Day two brought even more sunshine and warm weather. On the first day, my mom and I quickly realized that the waves were pretty sneaky after they managed to catch us both by surprise. Today wasn’t any different. About halfway into our shoot a big wave came up and soaked us both. I decided to just give in at that point and proceeded to have a blast in the sand. My mom and I also had a blast trying to get all the sand out of my new eyelet shorts…(don’t worry they survived).

Day one also left us a little too sun-kissed so we did our best to hang in the shade a little more. After hitting the beach for the little, and taking our usual stroll, we stopped by the pool where we were staying. It was mostly empty which was really nice too – I felt like I was queen of the pool having it all to myself.

When I saw these white eyelet, ruffle shorts at Forever 21, I wasn’t sure if I would like them. I loved the details and the material, but I am usually not crazy about the skort style. When I tried them on though, I loved how they fit! They were a tad see-through so I will have to make sure to wear nude under. As a cover up though, they were great, and I really like how they looked with my simple white bikini top. The look reminds me of one of my favorite pictures of Grace Kelly (who is one of my favorite people ever).

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I mean just look at her! She is such an icon and so beautiful. Anyway…more about my sunny trip to come so stay tuned!

Outfit Details: Bikini: Target (Similar here) | Shorts: Forever 21  | Hat: old (similar here)

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Spring Break & Sunshine

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Hi Guys,

Sorry it’s been a minute since I’ve written anything! I am still working on figuring out a cohesive schedule for balancing school, work, friends, and blogging…sometimes I’m great at it, others…not so much.

I had to come on now through to share my spring break adventures with all of you! When I was deciding what to do for my final spring break I was torn between two very different kinds of trips. All my friends were planning a trip to Mexico with a large part of our class and would be staying at an all-inclusive resort. I knew hanging out with my friends would be a blast, but I can be a little more reserved in large social settings and was a bit weary about what this trip would entail.

I ultimately decided that I was looking for something a little more relaxed and that’s just what I got! My mom and I booked a trip to sunny southern Florida and beyond that the plan was strictly limited to relaxing and doing whatever we felt like. I am so happy I chose to go away with my mom because she honestly is one of the coolest women I know.  Plus, since I’m away at college (even though I am fairly close to home), I don’t get to spend as much time with her as I’d like too.

Each day of our trip, my mom and I would wake up and head to the beach before it got too busy and get some beautiful shots in by the water. It felt good being so productive in the morning because then we had the rest of the days to ourselves. My mom loves to go on long walks. I’m generally reluctant to go more than a mile but with the gorgeous weather and the new scenery I was eager to take it all in.

The sun was out and the weather reached the high seventies, so it was the perfect beach day. The craziest thing was how warm 64ºF felt. In New England, that is a nice spring day, but it can still feel pretty chilly, but under the sun it felt perfect with just a gentle wind.

Most of my outfit items from this trip are from Forever 21 because I fell in love with so many of their new spring items. As a college student, it is really my go-to because it’s cute and affordable. The ruffles and polka dots gave my tops a cute feel. I also loved the cropped fit and off-the-shoulder style.  The shorts I chose are my classic jean pair. I got them at a store in Italy a few summers ago, but I have linked similar styles below. I love the way they fit me so I always have them on repeat in warm weather. My hat is also old (I honestly think it is from Walmart), so i’ve linked some of my favorite sunhat looks as well.

What have you guys been up to for spring break? Comment below!

Outfit Details: Top: Forever 21 | Shorts: Old (similar here & here) | Hat: Old (similar here & here) | Bag: Revolve, Lulus, Amazon |

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