Bikini Top: Very Jane c/o // Bikini Bottoms: Target // Tote: Barrington Gifts c/o // Bangles: Jet Chic Arm Candy c/o, Fancy Stacks c/o, LuELs Décor c/o, Earrings: Kendra Scott (no longer available), similar here // Hair Extensions: Bellami Hair // Sandals: Jack Rogers USA
I’m still getting through blogging all of my photos from Italy and this particular post really makes me miss the Amalfi Coast! It was so beautiful and relaxing there. Nothing is more enjoyable to me than being absolutely lazy, laying out on the boat, and enjoying beautiful weather. I appreciate nature so much more than architecture, so the Amalfi was one of my favorite spots in Italy! I got to bust out my adorable monogrammed bikini (whopping $17!), so I was pretty excited. I’m that girl that monograms everything – probably even to excess. My car is monogrammed, my room is monogrammed EVERYWHERE, my laptop is monogrammed, and even my towels are monogrammed. I’m a monogram junkie! So naturally, all I was missing was a monogrammed bikini! Very Jane has the best deals that go up every couple of days. You can score some awesome items on there. Definitely sign up for the emails so you don’t miss any great finds! I also loved toting this Barrington Gifts bag around the beach. It can be used for so many occasions. Check out my post about Barrington Gifts and why I love this company so much if you missed it!
Get excited for a FABULOUS giveaway starting tomorrow!
Dress: Haute Glam Boutique c/o // Earrings: Kaurbella c/o // Bracelets: Sage K & Co. c/o, Ella Capri c/o // Clutch: J. Crew (ON SALE), also love this and this (BOTH ON SALE) // Wedges: Wedges: Local Find, similar here (ON SALE) // Hair Extensions: Bellami Hair
I’m a sucker for a good bright pink dress and I love adding a bright pink lip to pull the look together. This dress from Haute Glam Boutique is so fun and flirty. Haute Glam has so many cute items to choose from including this romper and this dress! These Kaurbella earrings were perfect to add some major sparkle and a touch of blue to this pink ensemble. Kaurbella is all about sparkly statement pieces, so we were obviously a match made in heaven. I’m absolutely dying over this, this, this and this! Kaurbella New York’s pieces are such good quality and even more beautiful in person! And can we talk about how gorgeous this sparkly David Yurman Inspired Cuff is from Ella Capri? It’s the perfect piece for a sparkly arm party! I love staple pieces that are simple, gold and sparkly because they can be styled so many ways with different sets of bracelets. I’m also completely swooning over these Ella Capri earrings here and here. I truly believe that accessories are key to a fab outfit.
Have a great Monday!
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about why I decided to start fashion blogging and why I’m so passionate about fashion, so I figured I would give you a look into why I love what I do. I grew up in a town called Cedar Park which is a well-off suburb of Austin, TX. When I got into high school, I became more aware of how stunning all of the girls around me were. I wanted her long perfectly straight hair. I wanted her toned, skinny body. I wanted her sun-kissed tan. I wanted her flawless skin. My self confidence was shot. I became obsessed with my imperfections and acted on it. I quickly dropped 40 pounds as I became anorexic my junior and senior year of high school. I kept to a strict 200 calorie or less diet and would “fix my mistake” if I accidently went over. It wasn’t until the very end of my senior year when I started getting back to a healthy weight for my body and realizing beauty was more than my pant size. I started dressing for my body type and found clothing that would flatter my bigger chest, wider hips and muscular soccer legs. Fashion for me became more than something that drained my bank account. It became my source of confidence. I had found something I was good at – something that made me feel beautiful. It’s crazy what a flattering dress or a statement necklace can do for you. I knew that fashion was the path I wanted to take in my life. The fashion industry has so many negative connotations that go along with it, and I think the positive aspects of the fashion industry are overshadowed. I wanted to help people feel that same confidence that fashion has given me. Thus, I started Sunshine & Stilettos. Blogging is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It’s so neat to see someone inspired by an outfit and re-create it in a way that makes them feel beautiful and confident. I have also met so many amazing people – bloggers, retailers, and those who just follow my blog. It’s crazy how I now consider so many of you ladies all over the country my best friends. I would’ve missed out on some serious laughs and shoulders to cry on had I not met y’all. Reading all of the comments on instagram is definitely a highlight of my day and I do my best to respond to each of them. I truly appreciate every one of them and love interacting with y’all. Don’t be a stranger – I would love to chat with you! And of course, I’m always more than willing to give styling advice or how to dress for your body type. My hope is that you find what makes you feel beautiful. With confidence and a smile, you can take on the world!
Dress: Shop Bella C Boutique c/o (also loving this, this, this, and this) // Earrings: Francesca’s Collections (old) also love these and these // Bangles: Stacy Brown Designs c/o // Handbag: Shop Hope’s (sold out) (10% off entire site with SUNSHINESTILETTOS) // Heels: Michael Kors // Hair Extensions: Bellami Hair
Happy Friday! Today I am teaming up with Shop Bella C which is a boutique that carries the latest trends at affordable prices! This bright coral tiered dress is perfect for a dinner date or shopping day! You can even throw on some boots with it and you’re set for a country concert…or country dancing! Is that just a Texas thing? If so, it shouldn’t be… (I promise it’s fun!) These Stacy Brown Designs hand painted bangles pair perfectly with it, adding a touch of mint to this look! Stacy Brown Designs offers so many different bangle designs and color schemes. The options are endless!
Have a great weekend!