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Lace-Up Everything

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on April 17, 2017







Give me lace-up everything! This is definitely one of my favorite trends of the season, and I seriously can’t get enough. The best part about this outfit? This dress is under $20!!! Yes, $20! I want to start incorporating more affordable pieces sprinkled throughout my blog posts, so keep an eye out for some more inexpensive looks!

This entire outfit is under $100! I’m in love with this pair of Marc Fishers that I found at Ross, for under $30. I love shopping at stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, & Marshalls. Shopping at bargain stores is for sure hit or miss, but I always find so many goodies most times that I go! The only bad part is that I can’t link these exact shoes for y’all, but definitely check by your local Ross to see if they still have these babies in stock.

How was everyone’s Easter weekend?! Mine was unfortunately spent sick in bed… I had a cold all weekend & was bedridden for the past 3 days, ugh. There’s seriously nothing worse than being sick, especially since I always get sick at the  worst times. Akash & I originally had a trip to Austin planned, but unfortunately it didn’t work out since I could barely leave the house to go grocery shopping. Anyway, I hope you all had a blessed weekend spent with everyone you love! This week’s going to be a busy one- your girl’s got 3 exams and a presentation this week. Happy Monday, friends!


4 Trends I’m Loving this Spring

Posted in Fashion, Outfits, Spring + Summer
on March 15, 2017

  

Hello hello, friends!! Today I bring you (as the title suggests) 4 trends I’m loving this spring! I definitely love keeping up with trends, but a lot of times there are some trends that I personally don’t like & therefore don’t participate in. This year, though, so many of the trends happening are things that I already love, so obviously I’m partaking in them!

First, off- Bell sleeves.

I’ve always been a fan of the bell sleeve, so it’s SO exciting that these are super in right now! It totally appeals to the inner hippie in me, and I’m loving all the pretty bell sleeves on everything– sweaters, tops, dresses, everything!

Ruffles.

This one is probably my favorite! Ruffles are everywhere right now, and I can’t get enough. There has been a FLOOD of ruffled off-the-shoulder dresses, and I wish I could buy them all, but unfortunately my wallet can’t handle it.

Statement earrings.

This season bauble earrings are huge, and I’m loving it! Any bright, fun, textured statement earring automatically adds a huge pop to any outfit, and y’all know I love my statement earring + top knot combo!

Embroidering.

LOVE how many embroidered pieces are out right now! It gives it more of a “vintage” vibe, which just looks so delicate & pretty. I’ve been obsessed with top & wearing in non-stop because of the gorgeous embroidered detailing + bell sleeves. Two trends in one- can’t get better than that, right?

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The Prettiest Spring Maxi Under $60

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on March 13, 2017




Hi, friends!! Hope everyone’s having an awesome day so far 🙂 Recently I’ve been obsessed with maxi dresses- there are SO many cute ones out for spring, I need them all!! I found this one at Nordstrom for less than $60 (CRAZY, I know.) The print is to die for, and I’m loving the ruffles & cold shoulder details. So perfect for spring- especially for those of you who have weddings to attend in the near future!

The slits along the legs make it super breezy, and the elastic makes it extremely comfortable. I wish it was socially acceptable to wear them same clothes every day… I love this dress so much I wish I could wear it every day! Akash loved it too, so it’s even boy-approved!

I don’t know what it is about this print, but I love how soft & pretty it is. It’s definitely going to sell out, so grab one while you can!!

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Flirty & Feminine

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on February 23, 2017

Something about embroidered details just gives me all sorts of heart eyes! This dress is no exception, either. This dress reminds me so much of children’s dresses, and I have to admit, I’m digging it! The whole look is so soft, and fresh- so simple yet fun! This combo is perfect for a lunch date, or church on Sunday morning.

The weather in Texas lately has been bezerk!! One day it’s 80 degrees and then the next it’s 50 degrees.. I guess that’s Texas in a nutshell. How’s everyone’s week going so far??

See you all tomorrow!

Jumping into Spring with The Vixen Blog + GIVEAWAY

Posted in Fashion
on February 20, 2017

Happy Monday, friends!! The day has finally come, and I finally get to share this little project I’ve been working on with all of you! It’s been about a month in the works, but I’m so excited to introduce you guys to my sweet friend Morgan from The Vixen Blog. Stay tuned until the end for a super fun spring giveaway!

I’ve been reading Morgan’s blog since she the day it launched, and it’s been awesome watching it bloom. Her content’s always super fun to read, and her style is adorable. Be sure to check out her blog and all her socials, and let her know I sent you!

We put together a little Q&A for you guys a the end of this post, so scroll on down to read all about Morgan!

     

Meet Morgan!

Tell us a little about yourself!

I grew up in a small town called Port Neches, TX but now I live in College Station where I go to Texas A&M University. I am a junior studying Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership and I’m pursuing a Certificate in Retailing. I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, working out, watching my favorite Netflix shows, hanging out with family and friends, and being a social butterfly! I love to meet new people and to travel and see new places. Going out to eat and shopping is my favorite pastime!

How did you start blogging?

Fashion has always been apart of my life… whether it just be shopping, online shopping, window shopping, or looking for inspiration on Pinterest, I have always loved the industry. I have always wanted to get into blogging because I just think it’s so neat how each blogger can personalize their blog and share their own style with the world. I used to have a fashion blog in high school but I couldn’t keep up with it when I went to college. After a few years in college, I became more settled in my routine so I decided to completely start fresh with a new name and everything. I just kind of sat down and thought about my style and what I wanted my blog to portray and the rest is history!

Where are your favorite places to shop?

I like to shop at so many different places but to name a few: Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Zara, Free People, Loft, Kate Spade, Target, Old Navy, & Madewell. My mother actually owns a boutique called Mollie’s Boutique so I love to shop boutiques because I know how much work goes into being unique!

Where do you get your style inspiration?

PINTEREST!!! Some styles icons I love are Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad, and Vanessa Hudgens. For fashion blogs, I have been following Hello Fashion Blog, Thrifts and Threads, Champagne and Chanel, Blank Itinerary, and Take Aim – Michelle Madsen for a long time. They all have very different styles but all inspire me in different ways!

Any style tips you live by?

I think it’s important to buy for quality not for quantity! I think every girl should have those staple pieces in her closet that are high-quality and comfortable. I think it is worth spending a few extra dollars if I am going to have it forever and it won’t go out of style. Also, if something makes you feel incredible and it is your style… I say go for it. You only live once! 🙂

Where are the top 3 places on your travel bucket list?

Rio de Janeiro, London, and Bora Bora!

What are your top 3 favorite TV shows?

Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, and Friends! I relate to Rory and Lorelai on so many levels (especially the ridiculous amount of coffee consumption). Grey’s is just so easy to fall in love with. The episodes are so crazy… there is romance, comedy, surgeries to follow up on…. it’s just all around addicting! And Friends is just a classic! It’s always the show I go back to and always have on my TV whether I’m watching or not. It just doesn’t get old!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Morgan: Blouse Lulu’s | Jeans Old Navy | Shoes Steve Madden | Purse: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Ray Ban

Summer: Dress Sabi Boutique | Shoes (Similar) Revolve | Bracelet Alex & Ani | Sunnies Prada

Morgan’s Socials:

Pinterest: @morganemclain

Instagram: @thevixenblog

Facebook: @morganmclainblog

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Now time for the giveaway!!

Lo and behold, Styled by Summer’s first EVER giveaway!! Y’all, you don’t even understand how excited I am about this. Morgan & I teamed up to gift one lucky follower this adorable backpack, Kate Spade tumbler, and Kate Spade pen set in celebration of our collab! To enter:

1: Like this photo on Instagram

2. Follow me @styledbysummerblog & @thevixenblog on Instagram

3. Tag a friend in the comments of the Instagram picture

This giveaway will end one week from today, February 27, 2017 at 8am CST. Good luck!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope all of y’all enjoyed this collaboration project; I had so much fun putting it together with Morgan, so I’m definitely hoping to do more in the future! Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you thought. 🙂 Until next time!