Monday, May 18, 2015

Black, White and Lemonade Pops

Forever 21 Romper Target Romper Forever 21 Blazer Espadrilles Tassel Necklace
Target Black and White Romper with Neon Lemonade Accessories
 
 

Forever 21 Romper Target Romper Forever 21 Blazer Espadrilles Tassel Necklace



Forever 21 Romper Target Romper Forever 21 Blazer Espadrilles Tassel Necklace
 
 

Forever 21 Romper Target Romper Forever 21 Blazer Espadrilles Tassel Necklace



Forever 21 Romper Target Romper Forever 21 Blazer Espadrilles Tassel Necklace





Forever 21 Romper Target Romper Forever 21 Blazer Espadrilles Tassel Necklace

 
What I'm Wearing:

Target Mossimo Woven Romper

Target Fedora

Forever 21 Blazer

Black Espadrilles Similar here and exact here

ASOS Clutch {this one sold out} love this lemon clutch here and here

Tassel Necklace similar

RayBan Wayfarers

 
I'll be honest, I've not worn a onesie, since, well, I was a baby. I've always thought they were for the music festival goer, until I found one that fit. Plus, I'd seen rompers come and go over the last few summers and wondered how long this trend was going to last.


I've tried on many of these in different styles, brands, etc only to be disappointed when it didn't fit in the bottom or the top. I'd have to go up three sizes just so they'd fit in the bottom only to be wayyyy too big on the top. Or I'd have to go up two sizes on the top only to be overly big on the bottom. And let's just say I'm no seamstress. After several failed attempts at finding one that fit, this discouraged girl gave up. That is until I saw this one at Target a few weeks back. I thought I would give it a go again.

 
I know, I'm glutton for punishment but I just couldn't help myself. This particular trip to Target was to see if I could score one of those Lilly Pulitzer dresses. So imagine my surprise (not really) at NOT finding the Lilly dress but picking up this instead (along with a maxi-dress and this fedora). 
 
 
Here are the reasons I love this romper:
 
  1. I like this romper because it's cute, in an un-obnoxious way and when I tried it on it actually fit.
  2. It is so flattering and comfortable, I've worn it too many times to count. That's good in my book because any time I've bought a trendy item I MAY wear it once before its out of style or I get bored with it. Is anyone else that way?
  3. It even survived a whole day and night on Bourbon Street! Sorry, no photos of that unless you count the few I posted on Instagram. After all, what happens on Bourbon, stays on Bourbon! :)




~B
 
 
"Never say never."
 
 
 
 
If you aren't following Sunshine and Sequins blog on Instagram, you really should. You'll love it. I promise.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Best Striped Maxi Dress

Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress
Uniqlo Bra Top Maxi Dress
 
 
 

Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress



What I'm Wearing

Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress

Flatform Sandals and similar here

Pineapple Tote- Similar TopShop here and Rip Curl here

RayBan Wayfarer

 





Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress



 



Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress



Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress




Uniqlo Bra Top Striped Maxi Dress

 
During the hot, steamy, southern, summer months, maxi dresses are my mom-off-duty uniform of choice. I like this style dress because its comfortable and versatile. I can dress them up or down, where them to the pool, laying on the cabana beach side or at the zoo with the kids.
 
I'm going to admit I was a little skeptical of this dress mainly because it stated it was a bra-top dress and for any woman like me who has plenty in this area, these style tops never work. But this dress and the bra top are comfortable and fit well! I also love this pineapple tote I found at Marshalls for a pop of color! It reminds me of beach days in Hawaii!


I will wear this dress all summer long especially when the hot, humid southern days have arrived. Currently the heat has taken a backseat this week and left us on the cool, overcast side today but, as anyone who's ever lived in the South knows, the heat returns quickly. I will enjoy the cool while it lasts! 

 
Can you tell I'm trying to psyche myself into this cool weather? Needless to say, my morning Starbucks iced Americano has been temporarily replaced with the hot version!
 
 
Have a great day!
 
 
 
~B
 
 
 
This is a sponsored post by Uniqlo, but all opinions are my own.



Monday, May 4, 2015

Striped Red Dress



Shop the Look

Old Navy Striped Shift Dress: similar here, here

Kenneth Cole Blue Slip ons: similar here

Kate Spade Red Crossbody: here and here

Old Navy Denim Jacket: here and here



Happy Monday, ya'll! We had a great weekend and hope you had one, too. If not, this will cheer you up on a blah Monday! So I'm putting this dress on repeat to show how versatile striped dresses are and to give you some inspiration and motivation for the weekend. To see my work/office look using this same dress, see my other post Feeling Nautical. This first look is a casual day out look and the second is a dressier night out look. Which one do you like better?


 
 

 
 
Super cute, right?
 
 
 
 
 
Second Look: Casual Night Out
 
 

 
 

 
 



These super cute color-block sandals are also at Old Navy but I've seen them everywhere this season so they shouldn't be hard to find! Stripes are so versatile, I can't say enough about them. Every women should have a striped dress (or two) in her closet for those times you just one to throw on and go! Have a great and colorful Monday!
 
 
 
 
~B





"Be different. Be unique. Be yourself."






 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Floral Print

Old Navy Floral Print Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag
What I'm Wearing

Old Navy Floral Print Blouse SOLD OUT--similar here

H&M Ankle Boots--similar here

Rebecca Minkoff Mab Handbag---Here

Treasure and Bond Skinny Jeans--here

Old Navy Floral Print Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag





Old Navy Floral Print Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag







Old Navy Floral Print Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag





Old Navy Floral Print Shirt, Skinny Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Handbag




This is such a cute and versatile shirt. Perfect for those days you just want to throw something casual on and feel like a superstar!!
As I've written before, I'm not a girly-girl. This is one of two items in my closet that contain a floral print, the other being a Jessica Simpson dress I bought for a Spring wedding. After having a daughter and seeing so much floral print in her size, I just couldn't imagine wearing them anymore. Not that I never wore them. I wore them all the time b.k. (before kids) and especially when I lived in Hawaii. You can't walk around anywhere in Hawaii and NOT see floral print. My husband even comments on how little florals I wear. He says "you just don't wear that kind of stuff anymore." Secretly I think he wishes I would. ;) Secretly I wish I lived back in Hawaii where floral prints are always in!
Over the last several years, I've been wearing subtle prints like leopard, which, seriously, is a neutral, ladies! But come Summer and I'm longing for some color! So when I saw this blouse online I thought it would be the perfect floral accent to any closet. I bought a slightly bigger size so it could double as a swimsuit cover-up for my blue and white striped swimsuit. It also pairs well with my boyfriend shorts AND leopard print for Summer!
I know it's been over a week since I posted, but it's been crazy busy here. Our house in Alabama rented (yay!) and the Mavster's been pushing me to look at houses here to get the kids settled this Summer. So when the opportunity to take a mini-vacay away from the house hunt happened, we jumped on it! Mav and I are heading to New Orleans today to spend the weekend in the Big Easy. I'm so excited! I can hardly wait to have a cafĂ© au lait, peruse the French Market and just take in the city of my youth! Oh and maybe visit Bourbon Street, just once.
Hope you have great plans for this upcoming weekend!
~B