Getting Warmer!

Though my hearts only desire this spring is to be wearing summery floral clothing, the reality is that we are still feeling the remnants of this bitter winter. I find myself reaching for my fall fashion essentials, rather than the clothes I would normally veer towards. It doesn’t help that we had a minor blizzard here in State College last week; that really helps me put my fashion choices into perspective.

I do love how the sun is actually starting to feel warm, and how I’m seeing birds fly north. It’s the promise of what will hopefully be a very sunny few months. This Easter Sunday, we were lucky to have some gorgeous sunshine and temperatures in the high 60’s, and I took full advantage of the fact that I wouldn’t be shivering in just a sweater, without a coat!

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Though it’s probably on its last leg because I’ve worn it into the ground, this white sweater is hands down my favorite sweater. It’s just so warm and comfy, and it’s legging friendly; I wish I had bought more than one when I found it!

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I’ve been very into turban headwraps lately. I feel like they’re the perfect piece to polish an outfit, whether it’s casual for a quick run to the store, or the added touch for nights of bar-hopping. I’ve been slowly growing my collection, and I love that I can add color or dimension to a simple outfit just by wearing one. I anticipate them being a summer staple for me, especially because they help keep my hair in check on breezy days.

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 Sweater – Abercrombie and Fitch (similar) | Headwrap – Forever21 | Sunnies – Rue21 (similar)
Boots – Bandolino | Leggings – LOFT | Crossbody – Coach

The boots I’m wearing are probably my favorite pair of boots on the planet. I bought them over Black Friday, but if you know me, you know that if it’s new and it’s beautiful I will probably never wear it in fear of ruining it. I [finally] pulled them out of the box last week, and have been wearing them all the time now. I managed to keep them safe from the salt and snow so I’m pretty happy that I waited!

I’m hoping to soon be able to put the boots and sweaters away for good. It’s about time for some sunshine!

xO K

Beach Time!

I’m finally going to the beach tomorrow!! I’ve only been waiting weeks for this day to come, and with all the rain and my friends’ busy schedules I didn’t get a chance until now. I mean I guess I could have gone alone…but I didn’t want to risk looking lame lying on my towel all alone. *Sigh. Either way, I’m very excited to be going with my newly graduated cousin (special congratulations shout out to her!), and I’d like to share some of my beach essentials with all of you!!

1. Take a hat!

Floppy hats and fedoras are the new fashion trend. Whether you’re in the park, at the mall, or on the beach, you’ll most likely see someone sporting some type of hat. Where fedoras are more for style, floppy hats actually shade your face from the sun, and I totally recommend taking one with you if you’re planning a day at the beach. I know that when I’m actually lying out to rest and tan, I’d rather throw my hair into a bun and call it a day; however, the hat can come in handy if you decide to take a walk!

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This is my gorgeous sherbet orange floppy hat! Unfortunately I couldn’t find an exact copy online; however, there are so many adorable hats at so many different stores that finding one you like will not be hard!

2. Cover-up!

Unless you go to a private beach, or are renting a room along the shore, it’ll be hard for you to find a clean place to change your clothes. An extra outfit also takes up unnecessary room, and you don’t want to be lugging around a change of clothes when you don’t need to! My suggestion? Wear a cover-up dress or romper so that you can eliminate the need for another set of clothing. This way, you have something cute to wear on top of your swim suit, and you can wear it in shops and food places without looking tacky.

You can find two adorable and affordable cover-ups here, and here.

3. Headwrap!

When I’m at the beach, my hair is always up in a bun. The best part about that kind of effortless updo is that it leaves room for an accessory or two! Add a cute, colorful headwrap to your bun and give it more style!

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My headwrap is from Forever21, and you can find a similar one here (Coral) and a really cute one here (Neon pink/cream).

So now I’m off for some sun and sand…I hope you all enjoy the beautiful weather!

xO K