Jump Around

I’m all about wearing overalls. I have a denim pair from Hollister that fits like a glove, but every time I wear them people are like, “oh are you working out in the yard today?” Literally can’t tell you guys how many times that has happened to me. With that said, I was on the lookout for a more… “adult” pair, should we say?

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PRIMARK OVERALLS c/o (in store only) || VICTORIA’S SECRET BRALETTE || FOREVER 21 CHOKER (similar here, here) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SHADES || DANIRISI BAG c/o

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I’m super into chokers right now. HOWEVER! I’ve had to buy like 5 in the past month because my boyfriend keeps breaking them… and the ones that survive… my girlfriends steal, haha. I may have to retire this trend for myself soon or I’m going to end up spending a lot of money here! Also can we just ignore how insanely straight my hair is here. I had literally just gotten a keratin treatment that morning and you’re not allowed to touch or move your hair at all. Having it this bone straight makes me crazy! Plus I need a haircut. Woof. IMG_0925IMG_0921IMG_0920IMG_0924IMG_0926

These overalls, as I’ll call them, are so soft and comfortable! My only problem with them, and it’s a personal problem really, hah… is that they’re long for me. But with the $18 price tag, I’ll deal… and maybe some day get them hemmed. MAYBE. I think these would look super cute with an off the shoulder top as well. Unfortunately this heat wave we’ve been having has made the thought of wearing anything more than this little bralette pretty much unbearable. When the temperatures start to go back down a little bit I’ll definitely play around more with this look!

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Good Vibe Tribe

Last week I had the pleasure of previewing the new Primark store that just opened in Freehold Mall. I am obsessed with that place! They have everything you could possibly need; baby clothes, kids clothes, stuff for you, stuff for your guy, accessories, shoes, not to mention house stuff! It’s crazy. The best part is the prices. This skirt was a steal at just $11, I kid you not!

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H&M CROP TOP (similar) || PRIMARK SKIRT c/o (in store only) || KELSEY DAGGAR HEELS (similar here) || LINEA PELLE BAG c/o || SOUTH MOON UNDER NECKLACE c/o

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I’m still into the geometric prints… I’m not sure if they’re as “on trend” as they used to be but they still work for me. I’m in love with the fringe detail along the bottom. Can you believe this was seriously $11? The quality is amazing too! You can probably tell from the pictures but the skirt is thick, it’s not cheaply made by any means. I thought the $11 price tag was a mistake… not gonna lie, hah!

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I wore this outfit over the weekend (the day I got the skirt, honestly, I couldn’t wait!) out for drinks. I was surprisingly comfortable. The shoes, which I have had for a while but don’t wear that often, were heavy by the end of the night, haha. That’s the trouble with a block heel, I suppose. Other than that this entire outfit fit well. Do you recognize the crop top? It’s the same one from my previous post, but in black. Yeah… I basically bought them in bulk. ;]

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Spotlight Stealer

It’s been a while since one of my little ladies has accompanied me on a blog shoot. Normally I try to avoid having my kids with me because they’re basically wild animals and make it extremely difficult to do anything productive, but Char came with me this time and we had a blast, haha.

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H&M CROP TOP (similar here, here) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SKIRT (so old! similar here || here) || ALDO SANDALS || LINEA PELLE BAG C/O || FOREVER21 CHOKER || CHANEL SHADES (similar)

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This is one of my favorite looks for the summer. I’ve had this skirt for maybe 5 years now? If not more! Well before I had any children and my ass and hips were about half the size, hah. It’s one of my favorites but it’s so tight it tends to ride up just a little bit every step you take so I’m constantly pulling it back down. But it’s fine… it’s too cute not to wear. Also I’ve had these sandals since last summer and this is the first time they’ve made it to the blog… which is madness to me because I wear them all the time.

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How cute is she? She’s such a ham when she sees the camera come out. Even if you’re taking a picture of her like swimming in the pool she’ll stop what she’s doing and give you a little pose. PLEASE disregard the rats nest she has workin on top of her head here, haha. She had just gotten home from camp and they spend half the day in the pool. It’s usually not that insane. Ok fine that’s a lie, but at least I try to tame it most of the time! Char is wearing a dress from H&M here. I’m obsessed with their kids section! They have the cutest little dresses, like this one, and they’re usually only about $4.95 each. Insanity! They’re durable too, most of Char’s from last year and the year before are still in great condition and Kennedy wears them now.

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My Summer Uniform

There’s only a few different things I like to wear during the summer… a bathing suit, a dress, or a skirt and crop top combo. You could call it a uniform of sorts. Oh and maybe gym clothes if I’m feeling extra motivated. ;]

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FOREVER21 CROP TOP (similar), SKIRT (similar), & CHOKER (similar) || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || DANIRISI BAG C/O

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I did say a few weeks ago that high slits were going to be my jam this summer. However! We’ve been having some really unusually cool nights so far this summer… I’m not into it. I’ve been forced to wear way more layers than I typically care for, ha. During the day it’s unbearably hot but as soon as the sun starts to go down it is actually cold. I’m not into it.

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This little elephant crop top is one of my favorite things to throw on this summer. It looks cute with a pair of high waisted shorts over a bathing suit for a way more casual look. Unfortunately it seems that everything I’m wearing here from Forever21 is no longer available online, womp womp! You may be able to find it in a store near you, but I linked to similar items just in case!

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Always off the Shoulder

My love for off the shoulder tops was taken to a whole new level when I found this OTS (off the shoulder) bodysuit at South Moon Under. It fits so well and it’s extremely flattering, and it pairs well with just about anything. I wore it for the first time with white jeans and a pair of Converse to a Yankee game. This time I opted for a pleated skirt and fringe heels for a meeting in the city.

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SOUTH MOON UNDER BODYSUIT C/O (on sale now!) || UPHORIA BOUTIQUE SKIRT C/O (similar) || STEVE MADDEN HEELS || CHANEL BAG IMG_9944IMG_9941IMG_9939IMG_9937IMG_9936

I get so many compliments when I wear this bodysuit. It seriously fits like a glove. It’s the first bodysuit I’ve ever owned and now I’m somewhat obsessed. I don’t know why I was so hesitant to buy one of these earlier. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s a huge pain in the ass to go to the bathroom when wearing one, hah, but whatever… it’s worth it.

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It’s been so long since I’ve worn these fringe heels, I forgot how much I loved them! I hate it when that happens! My mission is to wear these way more this summer because fringe is still in and it doesn’t get much more fringy than these!

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Coral Crush

I cannot get enough of these bright garments during the summer. Each time I shop for something new I look for something to make them stand out from everything else I own. I am a self proclaimed shopping addict, ok? I fell in love with this top for the fact that it’s off the shoulder and the cute little knot details on the sleeves.

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CLOSET LONDON TOP C/O || J BRAND JEANS C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER || STEVE MADDEN SHOES || DANIRISI BAG C/O || RAY BAN SHADES || ARTHUR & LIVINGSTON NECKLACES C/O || ROMAN LUXE RING c/o

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Also worth mentioning, these are my favorite necklaces to wear during the summer, hah. I love pairing them with anything coral. The contrast in color is so pretty!

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Are white pants not the best blank canvas for a summer wardrobe? I can literally throw anything on with them. I dig the fact that the “no white after Labor Day” rule is a thing of the past because it’s easy to wear these all year round. This top was made to be worn with white. View more of their Aloha Summer 2016 collection here.

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Little Floral Dress

When the weather warms up I am all about making my wardrobe choices as simple as possible. Most days I’m just throwing a little dress over a bathing suit. That said, casual does not have to mean frumpy or boring. IMG_9066

MAKE ME CHIC DRESS ℅ || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || LINEA PELLE BAG || RAY BAN SHADES || ETTIKA BRACELET

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Obviously the first thing I noticed about this dress were the lace up sides. I like the bold floral print as well, but the cut outs with the lace-up detail adds a fun little twist to this otherwise simple little floral dress.

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This is one of those dresses that is literally perfect for stepping right off the beach and into a seaside bar for happy hour. When the sun goes down and you’re ready to go out, swap out the gladiator sandals for a pair of strappy wedges and you’re good to go for the night.

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Best,

Rachel Ross

 

Studio 54 Style

This little black jumpsuit makes me feel some type of way… and that way is sassy. Very, very sassy! haha… as soon as I put it on I feel like I need to find myself a time machine and travel back to Studio 54 for a little all night dance party. On the flip side though, this is one of those pieces that is super easy to dress down, believe it or not. I may even do a blog post on that soon to show you guys.

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SHEIN JUMPSUIT ℅ || COSMO HEELS (similar) || ROMAN LUXE EARRINGS, RING, CUFF ℅ || JUST FAB CLUTCH ℅ || ASOS BELT (similar) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SHADES

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It’s been a while since I’ve worn a big pair of statement earrings. I almost forgot how much I loved the python collection from Roman Luxe! This cuff is everything, and these drop earrings are so bold. They’re a little on the heavier side, but definitely tolerable because of how cute they are. Also worth mentioning… this is the wall that used to be pink, that was then white… that is now this! I absolutely love what they’re doing in my area with all of this artwork! Always something pretty to look at.

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What I love most about this jumpsuit is how soft and comfortable it is. It almost feels like you’re wearing a sexy pair of sweatpants… if that’s even possible. Throw it on with slip on sneakers and a messy bun, take off the bold accessories, and it’s way casual. This jumpsuit actually has a decorative tie around the waist that I tucked up under the belt here but without the belt it makes it look even more dressed down.

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Those Santorini Vibes

My dream vacation is a trip to Greece. I want to see the entire country, ever little ancient bit of it. I’m part Greek on my mother’s side, and supposedly still have family there, so getting to Greece someday is on my bucket list. Until then, however, I’ll just wander around in this little Grecian inspired romper and play make believe.

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SOUTH MOON UNDER ROMPER ℅ || STEVE MADDEN WEDGES (old, similar here) || DANIRISI BAG ℅ ||  TOMS SHADES || MICHAEL KORS WATCH || ETTIKA BRACELET

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Rompers hold a special place in my heart for the simple fact that they are one of the most comfortable things you can wear while still looking done up if you want to. During the summer my wardrobe is much more relaxed and less complicated; once I don’t have to stress over pairing layers anymore, I don’t. Rompers and sun dresses are the obvious choice in the warmer months requiring minimal effort but never slacking on the style.

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Going through my closet I’ve noticed I have a ton of neutral pieces for the season, which is odd to me, as I’ve always loved brights and prints for the summer. I find myself more drawn to items that are comfortable and functional lately rather than statement making, as far as clothing goes. I think I’ll try letting my accessories make the statements for a while, like this gold chain link bracelet from Ettika. It comes in a few different colors… I’m kind of thinking I might want to get one of each and have myself a little arm party.

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Cut it Out

I have never fallen so hard in my entire life… and it’s for a dress! This is my favorite article of clothing, ever, of all time. I have to literally stop myself from wearing it every day.

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SHEIN DRESS ℅ || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || DANIRISI BAG ℅ || RAYBAN SHADES

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I will say, if you’re going to wear this dress or a dress LIKE it, invest in some boob tape. It’s literally impossible to wear anything this low cut and loose fitting without it. I stopped at Victoria’s Secret and grabbed a pack of their “fashion tape” for just $10. It comes with  a ton of little pieces and they are insanely sticky, I knew I wasn’t going to have a nip slip incident in this little number, which gave me great piece of mind all night, haha.

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The dress runs short, which is nice because I’m a little on the shorter side so I don’t have to worry about it dragging along the floor all the time, however, it would look strange if I wore it with heels so flats are pretty much the only option here. But I’m not mad at it, it forces me to go a little more casual when wearing it. I’m already looking forward to wearing this dress again next weekend, so if you know me in real life I apologize in advance for how often you’re going to see me in this dress this summer, haha!

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