Sam Edelman: Spring New Arrivals

Hi guys! So many fun new spring arrivals are hitting stores, and I want to share them all with you, but truly what is the best new item to hit stores?! Well, in my opinion – the shoes! 😍 There are a lot of great shoe brands these days, and my feet can take a beating in anything from $20 Old Navy flats to $250 Tory Burch fancies. When it comes to my favorite in-between brand, that is always on trend, always comfortable, and always fit true to size? That would be Sam Edelman! Their price point usually runs $100-$130, sometimes a little less and sometimes a little more.

Sam Edelman New Arrivals

The slide sandal:

solid colors | leopard

These are at the top of my wish list! I love how comfortable they look! I need a new pair of leopard sandals, so I think that will be my top pick, but I honestly love all of the color options. They also come in black, gold, and yellow.

Sam Edelman slide sandal

The studded gladiator sandal:

no heel | heel

Studded sandals are still a hot trend this year and not going anywhere fast! I love the return of the gladiator ~ certainly a fun way to dress up denim shorts and a tee! I can’t decide which one I like better – what do you think? Heel or no heel? Both are different and unique!

Sam Edelman gladiator sandals

The woven mule:

all color options

This is a new take on an old favorite! I’ve had the original woven mule (here) for several years and it’s definitely my go to “shoe” in the spring and summer months (aside from sandals). I love that this years version is more structured and still classy!

Sam Edelman woven nule

The espadrille:

solid colors | leopard

You’ve probably seen me wearing the white espadrilles a lot lately – they are my new favorite right now! They are comfortable right out of the box, fit TTS, and can’t say enough good things about them!

Sam Edelman espadrille flats

The sneaker:

2 color options here

You know the Golden Goose trend that is so hot right now? Well, these are a great alternative! I’m still unsure how I feel about the naturally dirty sneaker look, but I feel like this Sam Edelman option is a little cleaner. And without the $500 price tag ha!

Sam Edelman sneaker

Hope this helps with your shoe selection this Spring!  Happy shopping!

-xoxo Kecia

R+Co

Happy Tuesday friends! One step closer to Friday! Today I’m sharing a few hair styling products I was given the opportunity to try out. The company is called R+Co and I was actually pretty excited for this collaboration – my hair stylist is based out of Brian Goetz salon in downtown Sarasota (highly recommend if you ever need a cut or style while visiting Siesta Key!) and they actually sell these products. My stylist uses them whenever I go in for a a cut or color and they smell SO good!

I made sure to use R+Co products over a period of several days and washes to ensure I still liked them as much as on day 1 as day 3! I’m happy to report, I love them all!

R+Co

What I tried:

1). Sunset Blvd. shampoo + conditioner

This shampoo/conditioner set is specifically designed with blondes in mind. My hair is artificially colored (lol… did you know?!). My natural hair color is something like a light brunette/dirty blonde. It’s actually probably gray haha – I truly have no idea because I’ve been coloring my hair since high school! I’ve colored my hair to a variation of white blonde to blonde with darker highlights and everything in between. When my hair is really blonde like it is now, it tends to grab on to any minerals in the water, and can turn into a ‘brassy’ color overtime. The Sunset Blvd. shampoo/conditioner set is designed to off-set the brassiness and keep that blonde bright and shiny!

While I used this product for 3 different washes (I only wash my hair every few days) and can be used safely everyday, I think in my case I would want to use a moisturizing product in between washes. Overall these products did their job, and I felt like my hair was brighter and without the brass, but I also tend to get somewhat dry without using a deep moisturizing conditioner (probably from all of the color treatments over the years). Overall, a great shampoo/conditioner for blondes, weather for everyday use or as needed!

R+Co

2) Trophy Shine texture spray

This product was my absolute favorite!!! I’ve tried so many texture sprays over the years and this one takes the cake! It truly did everything a texture spray is supposed to do after styling, and the added ‘shine’ factor is awesome as well! Critical reviews on Nordstrom’s website say they needed to use a little hairspray after – I needed the same, but since I live in humidville Florida, I always have to hairspray after settling my curls and styling. I would never want a texture spray to do the same job as a hair spray, otherwise my hair would feel like a brick! Another positive – this texture spray smells amazing! Like the beach!

3) Blow out balm

I loved this product also – I’ve used a variety of ‘does it all’ type products over the years – my favorite being ‘It’s a 10’. I would say this blow out balm is very similar. The one thing I like about it is that it’s a balm, and not a spray. I always feel like sprays don’t cover your entire hair shaft, even after brushing through. With a balm, I can control the product more easily with my hands when applying. This product was highly rated on Nordstrom’s website also!

Parting thoughts:

I truly do recommend giving R+Co products a try! (honest opinion!) I will definitely be a return customer, and can’t wait to try out more product –

visit their website here: R+Co

-xoxo Kecia

 

Casual Outfit: Off Shoulder Top + High Waisted Denim

Hi friends! Today I partnered with Express to show you some awesome spring new arrivals! Off shoulder tops are always a huge hit spring/summer and a beautiful way to dress up an outfit while staying comfortable with denim. My top comes in array of prints and colors, all linked below. Right now all tops and bottoms are buy one, get one for $19.90 at Express! A great way to stock up on spring new arrivals!

Express off shoulder top, Express high waisted denim, Vince Camuto shooties, Sole Society Destin crossbody bag

My jeans are high-waisted and an easy way to style all of the ‘cropped’ shirts in style right now. I’m short waisted and don’t have the belly peek out too much with the shorter tops, but I can tell you I’m so much more comfortable with denim that comes up higher these days! And if you are taller and/or have a long waist, love all of these new tops, then you definitely want to wear high waisted jeans ~ and they always have that awesome slimming effect as well!

Express off shoulder top, Express high waisted denim, Vince Camuto shooties, Sole Society Destin crossbody bag

I’m wearing my normal size (small) in the shirt. I actually styled it as more of a ‘square’ neckline versus off-shoulder which I liked better. I think it looks great both ways, just maybe personal preference on which way you style it.

I always go up one size in ‘legging’ or ‘jegging’ jeans. I usually wear a size 28/6 in most denim brands, but I’m wearing a size 8-short here. There is one review stating the jeans are too tight, which I could see if you don’t size up they would be very unforgiving. The material is the ‘denim perfect’ line which is a thicker material and meant to hug you in all the right places — that it does! I love that it’s a thicker material for white denim also. I can’t stand the white jeans that are too thin and risk showing lumps, bumps, or… underwear ha! The waist is forgiving and very stretchy. If I had one critical thing to say is I wish the ‘short’ inseam was shorter. I can wear the inseam down with booties, but did need to roll up the hem for sandals. (I’m 5’2″ for reference).

Express off shoulder top, Express high waisted denim, Vince Camuto shooties, Sole Society Destin crossbody bag

And lastly, if you are looking for a cute pair of dressy sandals – check these out! Super easy to walk in, comfortable, and fit TTS. Also, can’t beat the price for a great pair of shoes!

Express off shoulder top, Express high waisted denim, Vince Camuto shooties, Sole Society Destin crossbody bag

top: Express | denim: Express | sandals: Vince Camuto (also here)

bag: Sole Society (old) – love this one! | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – love these | bracelets: J.Crew Factory

Other color/print options for my top:

black and white dotted

navy blue and white dotted

snakeskin

leopard

solid colors here and here

J.Crew Factory ~ New Arrivals!

J.Crew Factory new arrivals are (finally) here! I felt like I waited forever and ever for these! They seem to skip over January and try to clearance out holiday styles, which fair enough – but c’mon guys this girl waits for the new every month! I think the thing I love the most about JCF is that A) they always have the most fun with colors and prints and B) they seem to always bring back the tried and true pieces you wear every year. My absolute favorites are the linen sidewalk skirt and graphic tees. I have close to 10 colors/prints in each style and every year I try to part with the oldies, but struggle. I still have the fox and elephant graphic collector tee from years ago with all the metallics and I still can’t let them go!

I put together 4 outfit inspirations using all the new goodies! I actually ran to our local outlet mall yesterday and told myself I could pick out 1-2 items (ha!). Saved by lack of sizing available in store and lipstick on the shirt I had picked out, I ended coming home with the pink scalloped sweater below and faux pearl hoop earrings that I think pair wonderfully. So, I guess I did (unintentionally) well! However, my wish list is deep online and I can’t decide what I will order next. My only saving grace was the cold front that blew us away today in south Florida, and this 40 degree weather has me putting my nose up to shorts and skirts at the moment! 🙂

J.Crew Factory February 2020 New Arrivals

scallop sweater | button down shirt | faux pearl earrings | leopard flats | tote | white denim

J.Crew Factory February 2020 New Arrivals

hair clips | denim jacket | puff sleeve tee | white sneakers | tweed skirt | necklace

J.Crew Factory February 2020 New Arrivals

striped top | bracelets | scalloped skirt | necklace | printed sweatshirt | flats

J.Crew Factory February 2020 New Arrivals

sweatshirt | graphic tee | gingham sneakers | socks | earrings | denim

Instagram Lately

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an update from Instagram ~ these outfits are all from the last few weeks, and our weather has been anywhere from lows in the 40s to high of 85! So here is a quite a mix of fall-like to summer-like weather outfits. 🙂

New and notable items:

White sneakers by Tretorn ~ less than $100 and I now want more! I’ve worn Nike, New Balance, and Adidas sneakers to work in the past, and it doesn’t seem to matter if I wear sneakers or flats…after working 8-13 hours on my feet, they hurt. However, these Tretorn sneakers are like little clouds on my feet and I love them!

These leopard espadrilles are back for the upcoming spring season, and they are worth every penny of the $28 price tag!

Express sweater, Old Navy olive skinny jeans, Tretorn sneakers, House of Harlow necklace

sweater: Express (old) – option, option | jeans: Old Navy (old) – option, option

sneakers: Tretorn | necklace: House of Harlow (old) – option

Caslon tie knot tee, Universal Thread leopard espadrilles, AE crop black leggings, Express bracelet, BP round sunglasses

tee: Caslon | jeans: AE | bracelet: Express

shoes: Universal Thread | sunglasses: BP

Amazon striped sweater, Universal Thread bag, Sam Edelman woven mules, Baublebar earrings, Amazon bag

sweater: Amazon | shorts: Universal Thread | bag: Amazon

mules: Sam Edelman | earrings: Baublebar

BP twist hem tee, AE jeans, Universal Thread espadrilles, Rebecca Minkoff bag

tee: BP | jeans: AE | mules: Universal Thread | necklace (old) – option

bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – option

J.Crew pointelle sweater, J.Crew Factory ditsy floral top, Old Navy red ballet flats

sweater: J.Crew, also here | top: J.Crew Factory | jeans: J.Crew Factory (old) – new option

necklace: J.Crew Factory (old) – option | flats: Old Navy (old) – option

Either sweater, AE dream jean leggings, Vince Camuto booties

sweater: Leith | jeans: AE | booties: Vince Camuto | earrings: Kendra Scott

J.Crew Factory striped tee, J.Crew Factory floral scarf, Kate Spade flats, AE jeans

striped tee: J.Crew Factory | scarf: J.Crew Factory (old) – option

jeans: Express | flats: Kate Spade

LOFT ruffle sleeve sweater, Banana Republic skirt, Tretorn sneakers, Amazon faux leather earrings

sweater: LOFT (old) – option,  option | skirt: Banana Republic

earrings: Amazon | sneakers: Tretorn

J.Crew hot pink sweater, Joe's Icon Ankle skinny jeans, Sam Edelman leopard flats, Kendra Scott necklace

sweater: J.Crew (also here) | jeans: Joe’s | bracelet: JCF

flats: Sam Edelman | necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – new option

On Trend: Tie Dye

Thinking about all the spring trends and the tie dye print is making a comeback! While definitely a weekend or casual print, it’s perfect to dress up denim a little and make your outfit a little more fun! I rounded up all of my favorites from various retailers below — Anthropologie and Nordstrom of course have the trendiest and best styles! Old Navy and Amazon have awesome simple tees, tanks, and tops to keep it affordable while staying trendy also! I love them all and the styles are so unique it’s would be hard to narrow down a favorite. Since I live in Florida, I would say one of the tees or tanks are top of my wish list – but the Blank NYC moto jacket from Nordstrom is on sale and I would be top of my list if I lived up north!

Amazon Tie Dye Tops

off shoulder tie knot top | open shoulder tee | v-neck tee

tie dyed tee | ruffle sleeve top | puff sleeve topOld Navy Tie Dyecrewneck tee | sweatshirt | tank top

Tie Dye Nordstrom

dress | sweater | moto jacket

Casual Flatlay: Ciao! Sweatshirt

Say hello to the cutest graphic sweatshirt for spring! It’s lightweight and slightly oversized, so easily layered if you need a top underneath (and jeans, not shorts ha!). I live for tops like this in the summer down here in FL, because as soon as our temps start to rise, the air conditioning is on constant blast. It’s so easy to throw something like this on over a tee or tank. And the inside isn’t fleece lined, so you won’t go from 0 to 100 degrees lol.

3 color options available with the ‘Ciao’ graphic, but check out the other graphics also – the leopard! 😍 Fit is TTS.

Ciao Amazon sweatshirt, Tretorn sneakers, AE denim shorts

sweatshirt: Amazon | shorts: AE | sneakers: Tretorn

Casual Outfits: Weekly #OOTD Roundup

Hi guys! I’ve been saving up some casual #ootd photos from the past week and wanted to share! Since we’ve had a mix of 60 and 70 degree weather lately, I’ve been living in light layers and booties. A mix of new and old items, I’ve linked similar or newer versions of the same items below!

Outfit #1:

I’m in love with the layered look of wearing my denim jacket or sweater sleeves rolled up with a light long-sleeve layer underneath. I got the idea from one of my Fabletics tops, so whether this is a new trend or old trend, or not even a trend, who knows – but I like it!

BP striped tunic, Banana Republic moto leggings, Old Navy denim jacket, Adidas sneakers

long sleeve top: BP (old) – similar, similar | moto leggings: Banana Republic (old) – popular option

jacket: Old Navy | sneakers: Adidas

Outfit #2:

This comfy tunic top comes in a ton of colors, only $20, and perfect for cooler weather! It has somewhat of soft sweatshirt type material on the inside also for extra warmth. It’s long enough to wear perfectly with jeggings and fits TTS. I’m wearing a size small.

Amazon tunic, AE leggings, Vince Camuto booties, Kendra Scott necklace

top: Amazon | denim: AE (old) – similar

booties: Vince Camuto | necklace: Kendra Scott

Outfit #3:

Ahh, this camo sweater. It’s a goodie. It sold out really fast, but there are so many great camo options that I’ll link below. I love the way green camo pairs with grey booties and blue jeans that have a slight grey hue. I also have grey metallic earrings on that you can’t see, but complete the outfit with the grey booties.

Express off-shoulder camo sweater, Express jeans, Sam Edelman booties

camo sweater: Express (old) – option, option | jeans: Express (old) – very similar

booties: Sam Edelman (exact are old) – option | earrings: Amazon

Outfit #4:

Say hello to my new favorite tunic! It’s the perfect length to tie in front for a trendy look, or leave it down with leggings. It’s extremely soft and comes in 9 color options. I would say it fits TTS, I’m wearing a size regular-small. If you want it to fit as a regular length shirt I would order petite sizing.

Old Navy plaid tunic, Old Navy jeans, Vince Camuto taupe booties

plaid shirt: Old Navy | jeans: Old Navy (old) – option, option

booties: Vince Camuto (old) – option, option

Sunday Wish List

Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve curated a good wish list — I’ve been waiting for the spring arrivals to start to drop and they are finally here! Loving some of the new (and old) trends releasing!

#1: Camo shirt: I have a camo waffle knit top, camo jacket, camo sweater…. but loving this camo shirt I can dress up (or down) this spring! I think honestly this shirt is at the top of my wish list just because I have so many styling ideas in mind.

#2: Bubblegum pink sweater: Just because. It’s pink and pretty (and if you live somewhere cold, layer that bad boy over the camo shirt! 😜)

#3: Woven mules: These mules are my absolute favorite in the spring and summer months. I have a white pair that I’ve honestly worn to death and will probably need replaced next year. I love this newest version and hoping to add it to my closet soon to give my other pair a break!

#4: AE jeans: This new pair is just as good as all the rest, and I love the simple one leg distressing.

#5: Tie front top: This top from Nordstrom was a huge hit last summer – I passed it up and have regretted it ever since. It’s back in 3 color options, and I have the white and navy/white striped on my wish list!

#6: Poppy red skirt: I have this same (or very similar) skirt in a light pink hue and I love this poppy red color!

Sunday Wish List

Flatlay: Textured Floral Top

I stopped into our local LOFT store a couple of weeks ago, and couldn’t stop thinking about this top! The seafoam green color is refreshing for this time of year, and the texture of the top adds great detail! I originally thought to style it with my dark denim skirt, but imagine I’ll wear it with about every other shade of denim, plus black and white. Currently 40% off with code ‘XOXO’.

LOFT textured floral top, LOFT denim skirt, Sole Society clutch

top: LOFT | skirt: LOFT (mine is an older version) – very similar | clutch: Sole Society (old) – option

earrings: Sugarfix (old) – similar | pumps: Sole Society (old) – option

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