Sunday, September 28, 2014

White Out: Tank + Skinny Jeans + Flats

No white after Labor Day?  No, thanks.  I live in a desert climate, so wearing white is a must-do for a majority of the months here in Phoenix.  Therefore, this tank top came out of my closet despite the fact that it is almost October.  Trust me - I'd much rather be busting out the scarves and boots that so many others are wearing for the fall weather lately, but alas, 90 degrees does not allow that quite yet.  Soon enough, though - fingers crossed!

White asymmetrical tank crop top: Marshall's
-Similar styles: Old Navy $5.99 (on sale from $12.94), Target $9.98 (on sale from $19.99) or Cotton On $24.95
Use promo code "FORYOU" for 15% off your purchase through 10/1!

Distressed skinny jeans: Old Navy
-Similar styles: Old Navy $14.97 (on sale from $34.94), American Eagle $24.99 (on sale from $39.95) or Target $29.99

Black & white printed flat espadrilles: American Eagle $10

Aqua beaded statement necklace: American Eagle

Multicolored tribal design bracelet: Old Navy

Do you abide by the "no white after summer" rule?  Or are you a certified rebel, who just does what you want?!

Be sure to check back again to see the other "Travel Diaries" posts about the rest of our time spent in Santorini and then Mykonos, Greece!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Travel Diaries: The Vatican & Santorini, Greece {Days 4-5}

Hello!  I'm back at it with the "Travel Diaries" series from our vacation (check out parts onetwo)!

Our last day in Italy was spent in Rome and visiting the Vatican.  We got to go in to St. Peter's Basilica, and it was breathtaking.  I just couldn't believe the details and craftsmanship that went into every single inch of it.  It was definitely an amazing way to end our time in Italy before we headed to the airport and went on our merry way to Santorini, Greece.

Which, by the way: AHHH, SANTORINI!!!  If you know me personally, you'd probably know that Santorini has been my dream travel destination for the majority of my life.  The fact that Matt and I made it there for our first trip to Europe together just makes me downright giddy.  I had high expectations (considering I'd dreamt of this particular location for well over a decade), and I am not exaggerating when I say Santorini blew even my expectations WAY out of the [sparklingly, beautiful, blue Grecian] water.

We spent our first two nights in Greece at a cute hotel by Perissa Beach, which has amazing black sand.  We rented a [really fun, fast, and powerful] ATV to scoot around the island.  It is by far the best mode of transportation to get around!  (The prices were so reasonable too, so I totally recommend it to anyone who's traveling there in the future.)  We checked out all the sites and visited lots of different beaches.  One of the coolest things about Santorini is the fact that it has so many different types of sand at its beaches (white, red, and black sand beaches on one tiny island), so we made sure to visit 'em all!

Gray oversized tank top (also seen here, herehere): Victoria's Secret PINK

Kimchi Blue rust orange lace bralette: Urban Outfitters $9.99 (on sale from $24)

Black & white polka dot printed shorts (also seen here): Forever 21

Studded beige flat sandals: Old Navy

Santorini map locket necklace (also seen here & here): Gifted from my mom [from the Etsy shop, Brass and Chain]

Santorini was by far my favorite place we visited during our whole trip.  It was also where we spent the most time, and I am so glad we planned it like that.  If you're looking for a place to travel to my advice is make it Santorini!!!

Be sure to check back again to see the posts about the rest of our time spent in Santorini and then Mykonos, Greece!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blue Steel: Maxi Dress + Sandals

Hello there!  I'm taking a wee little break from the "Travel Diaries" series [be sure to check out part one and two], in order to bring ya one more summer-y outfit post before fall officially begins (hooray!).  Although, I will say, it's still in the high 90s every day here in Phoenix.  That means, unfortunately, we Phoenicians won't get to bust out the infinity scarves and boots for quite a few more weeks :(  Ah well, such is life when you don't have to deal with subzero temps in January, I suppose ;P

Oversized tortoise shell sunglasses (also seen herehere & here): Old Navy

Sky blue eyelet maxi dress: Old Navy
-Similar styles: Target $10.98 (on sale from $21.99), Forever 21 $15.80 or Old Navy $24.97 (on sale from $39.94), 
Use promo code "LEAF" for 25% off your purchase through 9/24!

Gold braided flat sandals (also seen here & here): Old Navy
-Similar styles: Amazon $11.99 (on sale from $42.99), Forever 21 $16.80 or Target $19.99

Multicolored stone drop earrings: Sassy Steals

Twisted gold bracelet: Gift from my grandpa

Is it cooling down yet where you live?  If so, just know I am very jealous, and please have a celebratory bonfire for me!

Be sure to check back later this week to see the rest of the "Travel Diaries" blog series about our adventures in Europe!