Express Lane









[Chelsae Anne Photography]

Top: Express $15.90/Skirt: Express $20.99 (after sale)/Sandals: Steve Madden (old)/Clutch: H&M $17.95/Necklace: (old)/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Bangles: Forever 21 $10.80

With the sizzling heat of South Florida upon us, ‘tis the season to bare a bit of tummy and don a crop top. I know it can be a tad intimidating (trust me, I almost didn’t post this outfit), but it can also be very flattering if done right. The key is to wear the right proportions and highlight your best assets. Whether you’re petite or beautifully curvaceous, there’s a way it can be done. Here’s how:


Easy, Breezy








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[Chelsae Anne Photography]

Top: Forever 21 $22.80/Shorts: Marshalls $16.99 (c/o)/Hat: Charming Charlie $20/Sandals: Old Navy (old)/Necklace: Forever 21 $10.80/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Bracelets: Charming Charlie $15

Happy Friday readers! Is it as warm where you are as it is here in West Palm Beach? Today I’m taking a quick vaca from all the hustle and bustle of the week and sharing this quick, beachy glam ensemble that’s perfect for a mini-tropical getaway.


Pretty Pastels












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Blouse: Marshalls $34.99 (c/0)/Shorts: Marshalls $29.99 (c/0)/Sandals: Marshalls $39.99 (c/o)/Clutch: Francesca’s Collection $38/Necklace: Charming Charlie $20/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14

Designers can’t get enough of pastel palettes – they seem to have popped up everywhere this spring on the runways. Like the designers, I’ve kind of fallen in love with this sugary sweet trend too because it’s so timeless, feminine and easy to pair. Concerned you’ll look like the Easter Bunny? Don’t be. Since this is one of the few trends that can be worn head-to-toe in the same color, you can go for it and experiment with different textures and fabrics to give a classic yet sophisticated vibe.


Safari Chic











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Woven Tank: Armani Exchange $17 (after sale)/Boyfriend Chinos: Armani Exchange $32 (after sale)/Sandals: Steve Madden $79.95/Clutch: gift/Necklace: (old)/Earrings: Charming Charlie $15/Bracelets: Express & Charming Charlie $10-15/Sunglasses: H&M $8

Forget camo, safari chic is a trend that never goes out of style. It’s classic, durable and so easy to put together. It’s quite simple. Here’s how you can pull it off…


Ray of Sunshine











[Chelsae Anne Photography]

Top: Express $29.90/Skirt: H&M $29.95/Sandals: Marshalls $39.99 (c/o)/Clutch: Francesca’s Collection $38/Necklace: Banana Republic $27 (after sale)/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Bracelets: Forever 21 $10.80

When choosing an outfit, I try to start with one piece and build from there. This look’s inspiration came from these neutral sandals, which were scored from Marshalls (another fav. store) for next to nothing. I paired them with a spring-like, flirty skirt from H&M and a bright, colorful top to exude South Florida style, and tied it all in with sunny accessories from Banana Republic and Francesca’s Collection.


Shorts Ahoy










[Chelsae Anne Photography]

Lace Top: Express $30/Shorts: J.Crew Outlet $30/Sandals: Steve Madden $79.95/Purse: Francesca’s Collection $34/Necklace: Forever 21 $10.80/Bracelets: Express & Charming Charlie $15-10/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Sunglasses: Francesca’s Collection $19

 Cruise into spring with a contemporary, nautical piece. It’s a great trend to invest in because it results in crisp and classic looks that you’ll be able to wear again and again. But use with caution; don’t go overboard – too many sailboats, navy and white hues paired with Sperry boat shoes will kill the look. Here’s how to keep it chic:


Bold and Brazen










Top: H&M $17.95/Skirt: H&M $17.95/Sandals: Steve Madden (old)/Clutch: H&M $17.95/Earrings: Francesca’s Collection $14/Bracelets: Francesca’s Collection, Charming Charlie and Saks Off 5th $5-20

[Chelsae Anne Photography]

I broke up this fiery, red pencil skirt with a mod, boxy cropped-top that’s trendy and bold. If the proportions are right, cropped tops can give the illusion of appearing taller than you actually are so definitely try to snag a couple this season. I love them.


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