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Pantene Charcoal Collection

DRESS: Marks & Spencer/EARRINGS: Shashi/SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER: (c/o) Pantene

Popping in for a brief moment from all the sunning and relaxing at Cuixmala!

Even when I’m traveling (especially then) or in between running my blog, managing day-to-day activities and soaking up the inevitable sunshine from my latest tropical travels and home… it’s no secret that my hair will require some needed cleansing. So, I always like being prepared with the best. What’s my mane trick?

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Gorgeous Moorings

JUMPSUIT: sold out, more from Faithfull the Brand here/SANDALS: (c/o) Sezane/NECKLACE: Shashi

As you may have seen, I’ve been traveling nonstop lately. While I love being able to travel abroad (next stop: back to Mexico!), one thing I truly enjoy doing is getting to really know a city near me. It’s easy to forget that South Florida is a paradise destination – so why not explore the hidden gems that are waiting to be found right here?

THINK: a sanctuary of swaying palms, 18 secluded Bahamian style bungalows (without having to go to the Bahamas!) all connected to a sparkling shoreline. Now imagine, hammocks throughout the entire property – to encourage and welcome your most relaxed self. Right? A piece of heaven or what I’d like to call The Moorings Village in Islamorada, Florida Keys. Let’s explore…

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Wild for the Amazon

ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT: Solid & Striped (bikini style here)/EARRINGS: vintage

As you have it, my latest adventure with the amazing LIKEtoKNOW.it family landed us right in the heart of Brazil aka the Amazon Rainforest. (Like what?!) A place that has always been on my bucket list since learning about its importance to our daily lives – I just never knew it would all happen so soon… 

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Sunny, for a Second

CAMI, PANTS, SANDALS, FLOPPY HAT, EARRINGS: (c/o) River
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Ah, that time of year where summering around is “officially” welcomed. Sure living in S. Florida is summertime year round but lately, the past few weeks have been a toss up of rolling thunder and rain. Talk about a complete contrast.

At last, the sun is finding her way back to us. Knock on wood, hope I’m not speaking too soon. (UPDATE: as I hit publish, the rain came back. Ugh.)

In response to the brief moments of sunshine, I could not help but quickly gravitate towards one of my favorite fast-fashion UK brands – River Island. If you’re not familiar with River Island from some of my previous blog posts (click here and here) – think: fun, on-trend and always new with styles fitting for me and you. *sings song*

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Island Time

[Photography by Gen Street Style]

LINEN TEE, PANTS, SANDALS, NECKLACE, EARRINGS, RINGSSUNNIES, CLUTCH: (c/o) Ann Taylor

Wow. It’s been a hot (literally) second. #hellosummer

I can’t believe my last outfit entry on the blog was like nearly two weeks ago. That’s unheard of for me! But between traveling, shooting (so many great looks on the way!) and casually swimming with STINGRAYS AND NURSE SHARKS (say what?), I’ve barely found time to sleep much less carve out a moment to write. So here we go.

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Summer-Style

[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]

CROP TOP: (c/o) Shopbop – more options here/PANTS, HAT: (c/o) Ann Taylor/SANDALS: (c/o) Banana Republic/EARRINGS: J.Crew/BAG: Zara – more options here

Is it hot in South Florida or what?! Sometimes, when it’s this hot outside, all I want to wear is a cotton t-shirt with cutoff shorts. But since that’s not always an option (think: lunch dates), I decided to feature this look – which, in my opinion, is a slight step up to a causal summer-style look.

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Wearing White  

[Chelsae Anne | Photography]

DRESS, SANDALS, SILK SCARF: (c/o) Banana Republic

I’ve always lived in the south. I spent my childhood + teenage years in Houston, Texas. Then in South Florida where I danced ballet, went to college, worked, started my blog and so on. Both environments are pretty laid back with fashion rules – i.e. “the rule of wearing white.” Maybe it’s because warmer climates tend to have more leeway when it comes to white. Or maybe it’s that times have changed and there aren’t really any rules in fashion – it’s more about your style. [besides, rules are meant to be broken. If only you knew what we did to get these photos. But let’s save that for another story…]

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Lightweight Faves

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[Chelsae Anne | Photography] 

TANK: Saks Fifth Avenue/SHORTS: Saks Fifth Avenue/SANDALS: (old) – SIMILAR/NECKLACE: (c/o) ILY Couture/SUNNIES: (old) HERE and HERE

I recently discovered this Los Angeles-based brand, Bella Dahl, while shopping in the contemporary department at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boca Raton a couple of weeks ago. Known for their ultra-soft essentials that pull influences from the laid-back, So-Cal lifestyle, Bella Dahl has become one of my latest faves. <3

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Yellow & Red

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Blouse: (c/o) RACHEL by Rachel Roy via Macy’s $55 – on sale now here!/Shorts: TJ Maxx $8/Sandals: Nine West $39.99 – get them here!/Clutch: Francesca’s Collection $38/Necklace: Francesca’s Collection $28/Bangles: Forever 21 $10.80/Earrings: Forever 21 $5.95

I made it my mission this summer to invest wisely in pieces that will easily carry me over into the fall. This way, I’d maximize my wardrobe to the absolute fullest.

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