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kate spade sale {up to 75% off!}

Get your wallets ready! There is one day left to shop the surprise kate spade sale and you don’t want to miss it!!

This is sooooo rare to actually get some of my favorite handbags for up to 75% off! And there are a ton of options! What are you in the market for? Maybe a wallet, a crossbody, totes, a backpack, jewelry, shoes, clothes and more! Oh you want them all? Me too!

If you’ve been eyeing a certain style this summer, now is your time to get it! They have some fun summer items listed like the watermelon clutch, the floral print bags and this pineapple crossbody. And some classic items like the colorblock shoulder bag, the quilted crossbody and bow studs.

I pulled together some of my favorites from the sale in the collage below. But I suggest you go to the sale page and check it out for yourself!

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August Rocksbox Review| 2015

Would you love getting sparkly jewelry delivered to your doorstep? Yep, thought so! If you haven’t already, it’s time for you to check out Rocksbox! (Use the code chelseabff5 to get your first month free!!)

Returning a set of jewelry is always bittersweet, but I’m always excited to see what I get next from Rocksbox! Lately, I’ve been lucky enough to get a lot of new designers and styles in my boxes that I’ve never tried before and my august rocksbox was no exception! I’ve been getting a ton of use out of every piece. Before I dig into the details, here’s what Rocksbox is all about…


 How it works:

1. BECOME A SHINE INSIDER ($19/month)- Take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List.

2. GET 3 PIECES TO WEAR ON LOAN- Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!

3. RETURN ANYTIME TO GET 3 NEW PIECES- Return your Rocksbox pieces anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set.


Check out my August Rocksbox:

August Rocksbox Review


Perry Street Abby Necklace in Black CrystalPerry Street Abby Necklace in Black Crystal (retails at $76, member price is $60)
– This black and grey statement necklace is the perfect amount of edgy glam! It adds a sophisticated touch to any outfit and has been my go-to accessory for date night. The soft curves of the gems leave this necklace feeling romantic. And my favorite part is it’s black so it goes with almost every outfit in my closet!

 

House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Bar Wrap Necklace in GoldHouse of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Bar Wrap Necklace in Gold (retails at $38, member price is $30)- I love this delicate House of Harlow necklace. The mixture of black and gold is perfect, I find myself layering it with all my work pieces. It’s great layered with any of my delicate gold necklaces and this one is a perfect length, which means it’s great to where as is wrap it and double it up!

 


Kendra Scott Dee Earrings in Black Opaque GlassKendra Scott Dee Earrings in Black Opaque Glass (retails at $45, member price is $36)-
 
With my newer short hair, I am loving drop earrings! They are elegant and immediately dress up any look! These black and gold kendra scott beauty’s not only go great with my other rocksbox picks, but they also go with tons of other choices in my jewelry box and closet. They are simple and effortless adding interest to any look!

 


And that wraps it up for this month’s box! Are you like me and can’t get enough of Rocksbox? Try checking out last month’s set of jewelry, July RocksBox Review.

Still want more? Sounds like you are ready to get your own Rocksbox! Go to Rocksbox and use code chelseabff5 to get your first month FREE! Enjoy! And don’t forget to share your thoughts on my Rocksbox jewels in the comments below!

July Rocksbox Review | 2015

Would you love getting sparkly jewelry delivered to your doorstep? Yep, thought so! If you haven’t already, it’s time for you to check out Rocksbox! (Use the code chelseabff5 to get your first month free!!)

Returning a set of jewelry is always bittersweet, but I’m always excited to see what I get next from Rocksbox! Lately, I’ve been lucky enough to get a lot of new designers and styles in my boxes that I’ve never tried before and my July Rocksbox was no exception! I’ve been getting a ton of use out of every piece. Before I dig into the details, here’s what Rocksbox is all about…


 How it works:

1. BECOME A SHINE INSIDER ($19/month)- Take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List.

2. GET 3 PIECES TO WEAR ON LOAN- Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!

3. RETURN ANYTIME TO GET 3 NEW PIECES- Return your Rocksbox pieces anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set.


Check out my July Rocksbox:

July Rocksbox Review

Melinda Maria Cece Triange Stud Earrings
Melinda Maria Cece Triange Stud Earrings (retails at $68, member price is $54)
– These three triangle spiked earrings are the perfect mix of edgy and dainty! I love the small sparkle that fills each triangle and the slight curve of the stacks that give an interesting spin to these long studs. These Melinda Maria studs are amazing quality and add an extra layer of sparkle to your everyday outfit.

Jules Smith Cage Arrow Bracelet in GoldJules Smith Cage Arrow Bracelet in Gold (retails at $38, member price is $30)- although the silver is pictured to the left, I received the gold bracelet in my rocksbox. You all know I love a good arm stack and this dainty gold cuff perfectly complimented almost all the bracelets in my jewelry box. The gold color is soft. I love mixing it with darker golds, my other arrow cuffs and more! The color and sparkle make this cuff super versatile and easy to where!

Urban Gem Paisley NecklaceUrban Gem Paisley Necklace (retails at $64, member price is $51)- Can a girl ever have too many statement necklaces? Never! This intricate, tonal necklace is unlike most in my collection. I tend to go for bright, multi-colored necklaces. So I found this soft, mint, beauty was a breath of fresh air! I tended to let it shine on it’s own by pairing it with a simple white or grey tee. It is a great way to dress up a casual outfit!

 


And that wraps it up for this month’s box! Are you like me and can’t get enough of Rocksbox? Try checking out last month’s set of jewelry, June RocksBox Review.

Still want more? Sounds like you are ready to get your own Rocksbox! Go to Rocksbox and use code chelseabff5 to get your first month FREE! Enjoy! And don’t forget to share your thoughts on my Rocksbox jewels in the comments below!

June Rocksbox Review | 2015

Would you love getting sparkly jewelry delivered to your doorstep? Yep, thought so! If you haven’t already, it’s time for you to check out Rocksbox! (Use the code chelseabff5 to get your first month free!!)

I’ve had a subscription to Rocksbox for quite a while now. Not every box I’ve gotten has been perfect for me, but I’ve had a lot of fun trying out new designers and styles that are different from what I normally gravitate toward. My June Rocksbox had some highs and lows, but overall another great box! Before I dig into the deets, here’s what Rocksbox is all about…


 How it works:

1. BECOME A SHINE INSIDER ($19/month)- Take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List.

2. GET 3 PIECES TO WEAR ON LOAN- Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!

3. RETURN ANYTIME TO GET 3 NEW PIECES- Return your Rocksbox pieces anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set.


Check out my June Rocksbox:

june rocksbox review 2015

SLATE Spiked Out Necklace in Silver

SLATE Spiked Out Necklace in Silver (retails at $82, member price is $65)– This spiked black necklace was by far my favorite piece this month! This necklace is unlike anything in my current jewelry collection. It has a pretty simple design, but the black color and spikes add a serious edgy look to this necklace. It takes any outfit to the next level, adding some intense bad girl vibes. I loved pairing it with girly, feminine outfits to harden up a soft sweet look.

 

Perry Street Adrianna NecklacePerry Street Adrianna Necklace (retails at $64, member price is $51)- I was a little confused by this necklace when I first saw it. Although it has a statement pendant, it’s on a long dainty chain making it awkward to style. I ended up pairing this piece with a white boyfriend tee. But I found the statement pendent to swing around a lot and looked too heavy to be on such a long chain. Overall I found this necklace to be a little awkward and only got the one use out of it.

 

Loren Hope Sophia Studs in VioletLoren Hope Sophia Studs in Violet (retails at $34, member price is $29)- I love these studs! They are super simple and dainty. The bright violet color is great for any summer day! I found myself dressing them up with a cute white summer dress or dressing them down with jeans and a blouse. Either way, these bold studs add a punch to any summer look. And coming from Loren Hope, they are great quality and earrings I know will last!

 


And that wraps it up for this month’s box! Are you like me and can’t get enough of Rocksbox? Try checking out last month’s set of jewelry, May RocksBox Review.

Still want more? Sounds like you are ready to get your own Rocksbox! Go to Rocksbox and use code chelseabff5 to get your first month FREE! Enjoy! And don’t forget to share your thoughts on my Rocksbox jewels in the comments below!

Embroidered Romper & Tassel Clutch

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Hope you had a fabulous summer solstice yesterday! I have been anxiously awaiting a nice summer day to break out this adorable embroidered romper. It might look familiar! I featured it back in my Memorial Day post and have been loving it ever since. This strapless romper is so comfortable and perfect for any casual function. The bold embroidery is enough to stand alone, but can also be a blank canvas for your favorite bright accessories! I close the latter tactic and paired this easy romper with this fun beaded tassel clutch. BTW, can you believe this clutch is only $17 from Target?!

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Although I’ve been seriously loving tassels lately… (check out my bracelets!) My life saver of the summer has been my embellished espadrilles. Espadrilles are everywhere this season. I’ve seen them in flat sandal form, wedges, but mostly slip-ons. [Check out my full summer shoe guide here!] Espadrilles are so versatile! I can easily dress these up or down and walk all day in them. They are perfectly neutral and go with everything in my closet and just the right amount of sparkle for both daytime and night,

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shop my embroidered romper look:

Embroidered Romper ($52) / Beaded Tasseled Clutch ($17) / Embellished Espadrilles ($119) / Sunglasses ($170) / Gold Collar Necklace ($45) / Gold Bangle Set (on sale for $30) / Tassel Bracelets ($8 each)

The Perfect Coral Dress for Summer

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This coral dress screams summer to me. I love the bright coral color. I love the sexy off the shoulder silhouette. I love the flirty tassel trim. And most of all, I love how easy this dress is to wear.
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I can see myself getting a ton of use out of this dress. Although it makes a statement, it’s super versatile. It’s easy enough to wear to a day party, to brunch with friends or even to spend the day shopping. There’s so much life packed into this dress. As soon as I put it on I wanted to spin around the room. The tassels are not only right on trend, but they add a playful element to keep the silhouette young and carefree.

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I kept the accessories easy, fitting into the theme of the dress. My bracelets are all easy, summery, and have a boho feel to them. And I paired this look with my favorite wedges. These Audrey Brooke Sandals are my go-to for summer. They are surprisingly comfortable and go with everything. The gold details make these wedges feel elevated.

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shop my coral dress look:

Coral Tassel Off the Shoulder Dress ($42) / Camel Wedge Sandals ($60) / White Clutch ($26) / Sunglasses ($165) / Tassel Bracelet ($8) & Watch ($38) & White Bracelets ($48)

May Rocksbox Review | 2015

Would you love getting sparkly jewelry delivered to your doorstep? Yep, thought so! If you haven’t already, it’s time for you to check out Rocksbox! (Use the code chelseabff5 to get your first month free!!)

I’ve had a subscription to Rocksbox for quite a while now. Not every box I’ve gotten has been perfect for me, but I’ve had a lot of fun trying out new designers and styles that are different than what I normally gravitate toward. But May’s Rocksbox was different. I was seriously in love with every single piece! They each were so versatile yet packed so much personality! Before I dig into the deets, here’s what Rocksbox is all about…


 How it works:

1. BECOME A SHINE INSIDER ($19/month)- Take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List.

2. GET 3 PIECES TO WEAR ON LOAN- Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want!

3. RETURN ANYTIME TO GET 3 NEW PIECES- Return your Rocksbox pieces anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set.


Check out my May Rocksbox:

May Rocksbox Review 2015

Perry Street Isla Necklace

Perry Street Isla Necklace (retails at $64, member price is $51)– When I opened this month’s box I was in awe by this hot pink necklace. It has a simple design, but the color makes it bold and fun. It adds a ton of personality to any outfit and can hold its own with the ultra girly looks in your closet or even glam up your casual jeans and white tee. It’s the perfect mix between a statement necklace and dainty look, you definitely get your bang for your buck with this guy!

Loren Hope Palmer Necklace in SeafoamLoren Hope Palmer Necklace in Seafoam (retails at $118, member price is $94)- Although this necklace didn’t “wow” me initially, I found myself gravitating to it every morning. You wouldn’t think this mint hue would go with much in your closet, but somehow it complimented nearly everything I wore. I especially loved the longer length of the chain, making it easy to layer with different necklaces and necklines. It was by far my favorite piece this month!

Perry Street Elise EarringsPerry Street Elise Earrings (retails at $38, member price is $30)- I love these studs! The size of them is perfect. They are big enough to make a bold statement, but light enough that I don’t even notice the weight of them after a long day. The antique gold and rhinestone look makes these earrings so versatile. I ended up wearing them with gold, silver and even by themselves and got a ton of mileage out of them. They become my go-to studs for weeks!

 

 


I mean how amazing was that box? Are you like me and can’t get enough of Rocksbox? Try checking out last month’s set of jewelry, April RocksBox Review.

Still want more? Sounds like you are ready to get your own Rocksbox! Go to Rocksbox and use code chelseabff5 to get your first month FREE! Enjoy! And don’t forget to share your thoughts on my Rocksbox jewels in the comments below!

Hats off to the Royal Ascot

For those of you not familiar with the Royal Ascot, it’s an annual horserace in the UK where the attendees might not be able to tell you who won the race, but they can tell you who designed Kate Middleton’s dress. This race dates all the way back to 1711 and some of the dress code requirements do as well! Don’t even thinking about baring your midriff or showing your knees. And hats are not only worn to make a fashion statement, they are actually required (at least 4 inches wide!). And for my homegirls in the US… the hats worn at this social event of the season put the Kentucky Derby to shame.

Royal Ascot Hats

photo: skytravelexecutives.com

Farfetch put me up to the challenge of finding the perfect head-to-toe look for the upcoming Royal Ascot Race and I have been having a blast with it. I have three pieces of advice when styling a look for an event like this. (1) When an outfit is all about the accessory, start there! (2) Find the right balance of classic and trend, not costume (3) Even if there’s a dress code, don’t take it too seriously.

Have fun with it! If you feel comfortable and love your look, your confidence will give you all the swagger you need! My whole look started with this beautiful hat. The wood, burlap and floral details look like inspiration pulled right from my wedding tablescape! When I saw this hat, it immediately pulled at my heartstrings and I knew it was the one to build my look off of. Picking a dress wasn’t as easy, but I have been seriously obsessed with gingham lately. I have been scouring the streets for the perfect gingham midi skirt so once I saw this Oscar De La Renta masterpiece, my search was over. To compliment my feminine, spring look I opted for shoes that were basically made for this ensemble, Charlotte Olympia’s blue suede pumps. (and to be honest I’ve always wanted a pair of blue suede shoes!) Last but not least, I finished my look with a dainty gold bracelet and clutch. Too bad I won’t be in the UK for the race because I would totally rock this look! I hope you guys enjoy my look for the Royal Ascot, make sure to shop the links below and share your favorites in the comments!

Farfetch Royal Ascot Look

shop my royal ascot look at farfetch:

flower hat / gingham dressgold clutch / sea star bracelet / blue flowered pumps

Summer’s Hottest | The All White Trend

Hey glamouritas! Now that summer has (unofficially) begun, it’s time to break out those white pants… and don’t stop there! Some of the hottest looks for summer are head-to-toe white and this all white trend is easy to pull off!

The absolute best thing about this trend is I’m sure you already have the perfect pieces sitting in your closet. I’ve been known to pair just plain white denim with a white crochet sleeve top and call it a day! (check the look out here!) Or you can spice it up with fringe, bell sleeves and a little skin! You can pair this easy monochromatic look back to white accessories like I did or add come color by styling it back to your favorite bright necklaces, clutches and more. Either way, this trend is anything but boring! Get started by shopping the trend below and share your favorite all white tips in the comments!

Summer's Hottest- The All White Trend

shop the all white trend:

Quilted Jacket ($35) / Fringe Cami ($48) / Dress with Gold Necklace ($70) / Layered Necklace ($25) / Embroidered Cut-Out Tee ($70) / Tiered Tank ($30) / Distressed Boyfriend Jeans ($40) / Trumpet Sleeve Blouse ($30) / 3D Floral Clutch ($13) / Lace Camisole ($25) /Skinny Pants ($20) / Lace Trim Shorts ($25) / Embroidered Bell Sleeve Top ($25) / Heeled Sandals ($40) / Buckle Footbed Sandals ($25) / Buckle Slide Sandals ($30) / Embellished Sandals (on sale for $35)

BBQ Bound | Get Memorial Day Ready!

Being born and raised in Indianapolis, Memorial Day has always meant a few things to me… The Indy 500, tanlines and backyard barbecues. This year I unfortunately can’t make it back to Indiana to go to the Indy 500, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pick out an outfit for the race! Whether you are spending the long weekend at the race, barbecuing with friends or just soaking up the sun, I’ve got the perfect head to toe looks for you!

I’ve recently discovered this new affordable shopping site called boohoo and ordered this adorable pom pom romper featured below (and the first romper on the left is from boohoo too!). This site is perfect for a girl on a budget like me and they even had 25% off yesterday! They have some really fun, trendy items and I can’t wait to receive this romper below to share with you guys!

BBQ Ready | Memorial Day Bound

shop memorial day outfits left to right:

AccessoriesCat Eye Sunglasses ($34) / Straw Hat ($15) / Watermelon Clutch ($35) / Tassel Bracelets ($32) / Fringe Earrings ($13)

DressesEmbroidered Romper ($44) / Star Print Chambray Dress ($35) / Pom Pom Romper ($35) / Chambray Embroidered Romper ($52)

ShoesBlue Criss-Cross Sandals ($56) / Stitched Espadrille Wedges ($80) / Gold Lace-up Gladiator Sandals ($65) / White Espadrille Sandals ($100)