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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Fall Shoe Trends | Pom Pom Shoes

Happy first Friday of fall! What’s more appropriate to focus on today than my favorite fall shoe trend, pom pom shoes? They are fun, girly and playful and to be honest, I can’t get enough!

We’ve got sandals, slippers, heels, lace-ups and even sneakers! Basically a shoe for every girl and every personality. Depending on the mood I’m in, I could find an occasion to wear them all! I want the hot pink heels for a date, the snakeskin slippers for work and the pink sneakers for running errands. And the rest for everything else!

Are you loving the pom pom shoe trend as much as I am this fall? There are a ton of amazing pom pom shoes walking the runway that you can pay an arm and a leg for, but I pulled together some great, budget friendly options that you can prance around in for a fraction of the cost! Check the out below, and share your favorites!

shop the pom pom shoe trend:

pointed satin ballet flats ($33) / black pointed pom pom heels ($30) / snakeskin pom pom slippers ($40) / pom pom sandals ($63) / pointed toe ankle strap flats ($28) / pink satin lace up flats ($72) / pink pom pom sneakers ($40) / nude suede pom pom heels ($46) / silver and pink pointed flats ($63) / T-strap suede heels ($51) / hot pink peep toed heels ($126)

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

I love this amazing black fringed hem maxi I snagged on sale at Nordstrom. Unfortunately, it’s sold out, but I’ve found a close alternative I’ve listed below. This is seriously a perfect summer dress. The loose shape makes it super comfy to wear and the fringe hem gives this otherwise boring dress some drama!

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Going for basic? You could easily wear this fringed maxi over a swimsuit to the pool or to the beach. But it’s so versatile! You could easily dress this look up by pairing this dress with a black leather jacket, wedges and gold accessories for a night out with the girls. Or like I chose today, you can keep it casual, but spice it up with a little color and fun. I paired this simple dress with colorful, bright accessories. I went for my go-to summer pieces stacking on more fringe, tassels, beads and neon colors!

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Bright Beaded and Tasseled Clutch

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I finished the look with this bright pink lip from stila. This stila liquid lipstick stays on all day and packs huge color! If you don’t have time to do your hair or makeup, just grab this lipstick before you run out the door. It can finish any look and immediately add some polish, perfect for a hot summer day!Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

shop my black fringe dress look:

fringe hem dress ($40) / bright tassel clutch- similar here ($68) and here ($25) / black sandals ($59) / long turquoise necklace ($125) / neon pink earrings ($28) / bracelets- etsy and nordstrom / sunglasses ($170)

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)

Swim Trends for Your Summer on a Budget

Is your closet stocked with 2015’s latest swim trends? The official start to summer is less than a week away and it’s time to get your closet in poolside shape!

This year’s swim trends are so fun! There’s a ton of monokinis for those of you wanting a little more coverage, lots of colorblocking for the sporty girls, scallops and crochet for the girly girls and stripes and prints for the bold girls out there. As you can tell from my top picks featured below, I am really digging monokinis and one pieces. My absolute favorites are the Pink Scalloped Swimsuit and the Striped Swimsuit, which are a bargain at only $40 each!

At the start of each swim season, I like to buy one new swimsuit and maybe a new bikini top or bottom. I love to mix and match my bikinis. By buying just one new piece, I can pair it with some of my solid, polka dot or even printed bikinis. Bikini mix and match is so popular these days that almost anything goes! And it’s the best way to get the most for your money this swim season. Just don’t forget, versatility is key! Enjoy my top swim picks below and share your favorites of the season in the comments!

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shop 2015’s swim trends:

Cut-Out Bikini Separates ($13 each) / Scalloped Bikini Top ($22) / Striped Monokini ($40) / Side Braided Monokini ($40) / Strappy Colorblock Bikini Separates ($13 each) / Crochet Monokini ($59) / Pineapple Swimsuit ($35) / Striped Swimsuit ($40) / Side Knot Swimsuit ($25) / Pink Scalloped Swimsuit ($40)

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:

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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!

White Eyelet and Bright Blooms

Spring is in full swing, I mean just look at those blooms! I paired all my favorite spring trends together for today’s look. Bright colors, eyelet and distressed denim! I’ve been wearing these pieces on repeat this spring and I think they will seamlessly carry me into summer!

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Nothing makes a weekend better than the perfect pair of comfy boyfriend jeans. I am unhealthily obsessed with my newest Blank NYC jeans. They are stretchy, comfortable and I think the distressing on them is perfect. I find myself wearing them WAY too much. I would wear them everyday if I could!

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When wearing boyfriend denim I think it’s important to pair them with girly pieces. The wedges and boyfriend jean combo is perfect for summer. It gives off a feminine, casual look that can take you from day to night. Finish the look with some fun accessories and you are ready to walk out the door!

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shop my white eyelet look:

White Eyelet Tee ($20) / Distressed Denim ($98) / Candy Color Statement Necklace ($27) / Nude Wedges ($59) / similar Pink Bamboo Clutch ($58) / Arrow Cuff ($30) & kate spade jewelrySunnies ($165)

A Walk on the Wild Side- Flamingo Trend

Flamingos make me smile. They always have and always will! That’s why I am thrilled that all my childhood obsession is now a little less dorky and can fall into one of summer’s most playful trends, the tropical flamingo trend!

Lately I’ve been lusting over kate spade’s newest collection featuring “the rare birds of summer”. As always, kate spade finds a way to put a playful twist on her summer collection and these flamingos are almost too much for me to resist! Some of my favorite bags from her new arrivals are shown below. Beyond handbags, there are amazing wallets, phone cases, makeup bags, tees, dresses, etc., all featuring my favorite pink bird!

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Although amazing, the price tags are a little high on these handbags considering they are extremely trendy and seasonal. But this collection did inspire me to pull together some amazing flamingo items ranging from jewelry, swim, tops, shoes, tech accessories and more (all with a more reasonable price tag)! I had a ton of fun pulling together these summer ready styles. Hope you enjoy them, happy shopping!

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shop the flamingo trend:

flamingo pool float ($30) / flamingo stud earrings ($58) / flamingo print swimsuit ($119) / flamingo print boyfriend button up ($29) / tropical flamingo print mini skirt ($18) / flamingo tank ($30) / flamingo slip-on sneakers ($68) / flamingo iPhone case ($35) / striped flamingo tee ($21) / flamingo printed tee ($12) / flamingo espadrilles ($65)

Spring Strolls in Notting Hill

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One of my favorite areas in London is the neighborhood we stayed in, Notting Hill. It’s an adorable, contemporary neighborhood where the streets are lined with beautiful Victorian homes, trendy restaurants, great shopping and of course the infamous Portobello Road Market!

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We were lucky enough to stay in one of these magical Victorian homes in the heart of Notting Hill. It was relaxing to be able to leave the craziness of tourism in the city and come home to this charming community. It even curbed our homesickness and reminded us a bit of the painted ladies in San Francisco. I mean just look how cute these painted doors and tiled steps are, I couldn’t get enough!

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One of our favorite things to do in London was exploring the city and finding new food markets. Little did we know, we were staying blocks away from one of London’s most infamous markets, Portobello Road Market. We taste-tested donuts, fudge and other deliciousness from every market we came across. Our favorite market of all ended up being the Borough Market near the London Bridge. Everything we tasted there was primo, we had to go twice because we couldn’t stop thinking about the donuts! I’m already planning my trip back to London, just for the donuts! Notting Hill 2

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shop my notting hill look:

Leopard Mini Skirt- similar here ($50) and here ($20) / Chambray Shirt- similar here ($23) and here ($30) /  Leather Jacket- similar here ($40) and here ($24) / Topshop Skater Shoes ($32) / ASOS Slanted Bar Clutch Bag ($27) / Nordstrom BP Heart Sunglasses ($12)

Pink at the Palace of Versailles

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Paris might be the most magical place in the world. With the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the moonlight, champagne and macarons served with every meal and of course the pink marbled walls of the Palace of Versailles, what’s not to love? We’ve seen quite a few castles in our travels around Europe and the Palace of Versailles is by far the grandest we’ve laid eyes on!

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The grounds were absolutely massive! We spent the whole day wandering around taking pictures and admiring the views. We even got lost at one point! The landscaping was done impeccably, with every swirl and shape perfectly trimmed and ready for a photo op! I love picturing French royalty walking out on their terrace and taking in this view every morning. It was completely breathtaking!

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We were not only shocked by the sheer size of the palace, but also by the whole “campus” of Versailles. There were restaurants and cafes (with wifi!), bicycles and boats to rent out and even tourists driving around in golf carts! If you have good eyes you might even be able to spot a couple in my pictures. We spent the whole day exploring, but you could easily spend a week or more at the palace without getting bored! Check out my pictures and share your favorite traveling memories in the comments below!

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shop my Palace of Versailles look:

Pink Textured Sweater ($20) / Tan Leather Jacket- similar here ($197) / Black Fringe Trim Mini Skirt (on sale for $20!) / Black Floppy Hat ($28) / Suede Booties- similar here ($98) / Coach Crossbody ($175) / Statement Necklace ($26) / Heart Sunglasses ($12)