Sale Alert: Sandals + Swimwear

If you're in the market for cute sandals and bright swimwear, you are in luck my friend! There are two sales going on right now that you need to know about. 

 

1.  Restricted Shoes - 50% off Full-Priced Styles with code GOGO50

Some of my favorite summer sandals are from Restricted Shoes. In my closet you'll find the Atlantic in BlackAverie in Navy, and the Averie in Red. Each are regularly $50 at full price but from now until 6/15, you can snag them for only $25 by using code GOGO50! However, if you end up placing an order after 6/15, then feel free to use my discount code BESTTRENDSFORLIFE25 for 25% off (good till 7/15). Regarding size, I'm normally a size 7.5 in boots/sneakers and a size 7 in sandals -- I went with a size 7 in all my Restricted sandals and they are a perfect fit. Featured in today's post is the Averie in Red, which features a gingham print, a bright hue, and bowtie design. These slides are a stunning addition to a summer ensemble, and surprisingly comfortable. I just wore them today to walk about Philly and I have no complains.  You really cannot get much better for $25 am I right? 

 

2. Zaful - Bikini Sets Under $17

Ordering swimwear online is risky, I know! But when a whole bikini set is under $17 it's hard to pass up. And that's exactly what happened when I was putting together that Zaful order from my Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe For Under $150 blog post. I couldn't help but to give it a try. Zaful is offering an insane amount of swimwear on sale ranging from $11 to $21, most of which clocks in at $17 or under! And then on top of these already low prices, Zaful always has discount codes to use at check out. For example, I found this code, ZF4THRMN18, for 18% off just by googling "Zaful Coupons". Today, I'm featuring two Zaful bikinis -- the Yellow Bowtie Ribbed Bikini and the Green Print Knotted High Cut Bikini, both of which I snagged for under $17 with the use of coupons. I'm still in shock over how nice they are for the price. The material is comfortable and is thick enough to prevent translucency when wet. Also, the tops both came with light padding that can be easily removed if desired. My favorite part however, is the knotted design that is featured in both bikini tops! This is a very popular style right now. What's more is that this style top is comfortable and secure enough to partake in athletic beach activites! Regarding size, I ordered a size small which fits me really well (both top and bottom). I could not be happier with these swimsuits and would definitely recommend you give them a try. Before placing your own order, be sure to read my tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful!

 

Outfit Details:

Sandals // Yellow Bikini // Green Bikini // Blouse // Shorts // Purse // Sunglasses

 

Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Zaful Summer Try On Haul - Part 2

Outfit #5

Outfit #5 Details: Top // Shorts // Sneakers // Fanny Pack // Sunglasses

A few weeks ago I shared the blog post Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe For Under $150, in which I put together a pretty hefty Zaful order that clocked in at just under $150. In this post, I showed you my cart and the exact price of each item. Last week, I shared photos and thoughts about the first half of that order (outfits 1-4) in Zaful Summer Try On Haul - Part 1. Today, I'm sharing with you the second half of the order (outfits 5-8)!

In Outfit #5 (above), I paired the Khaki High Waisted Shorts, which you already saw in Part 1, with this Cropped Spaghetti Strap Tank Top. It's the definition of a summer wardrobe staple! It goes with just about everything and the stretchy material is so comfortable! The incredibly thin straps, which are actually made of an elastic material, really enhance the minimalist design of this top. I'm wearing a size small here, which I think runs true to size.

 

Outfit #6

Outfit #6 Details: Shorts // Top // Sneakers // Purse // Sunglasses

In Outfit #6, I'm featuring these Black High Waisted Shorts with this Polka Dot Smocked Blouse. My reaction to these shorts was quite similar to my reaction to the khaki shorts -- I was not expecting them to be made of such a shiny material. That being said, I'm still getting used to the sheen, but I really love how comfortable both of the shorts are. The blouse on the other hand, I was in love with from the start! The design is incredibly unique but incorporates some popular trends like polka dots and ruffles. I went with a size small, but I wish I had sized up because it's quite tight around the bust.

 

Outfit #7

Outfit #7 Details: Shorts // Tank // Sneakers // Purse // Sunglasses

For Outfit #7, I paired the same Black High Waisted Shorts from above, this time with this Plunging Neck Ribbed Crop Tank Top. I would definitely categorize this tank as a summer wardrobe staple, along with the first black tank in today's post. Having a go-to white tank is a must must must! I don't know that I would consider this a "plunging" neckline -- it doesn't really extend that far down the chest. But I'm actually happy about that because plunging necklines can be difficult to wear. The fact that this top features a tie-knot design is really what won me over though. Regarding size, I went with a small which seems to run true to size!  

 

Outfit #8

Outfit #8: Top // Shorts // Shoes // Purse // Sunglasses

Last but not least is this Deep V Neck Peplum Tank Top! This is probably one of my favorite tank tops of all time. The material is so soft and light. The hue is a rich, trendy yellow. And the ruffle sleeves with the peplum design is to die for! I paired this top with my favorite denim shorts (not from Zaful).  Underneath this top, I'm wearing one of the two bikinis that were included in the order. I'll be discussing more about these two Zaful bikinis in Friday's blog post.

All in all, I was able to create 8 summer ensembles, not including the two bikinis, for under $150 thanks to Zaful! If you didn't have a chance to check out Outfits 1-4 just visit this link. And before placing your own order, be sure to read my tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful.

 

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Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Zaful Summer Try On Haul - Part 1

Outfit #1

Outfit #1 Details: Dress // Sneakers // Purse // Sunglasses

It's officially summer now! And I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing with you the online order from my "Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe For Under $150" blog post. If you didn't have a chance to read that post, the jist of it is that Zaful.com offers an incredible amount of trendy options for remarkable prices, allowing one to purchase a new summer wardrobe without breaking the bank. So I put together an order to prove it to you, and now that order has come in the mail! I was able to conjure up 8 outfits from this one order and will be sharing outfits 1-4 in today's post (5-8 will be coming soon). 

Let's start with Outfit #1, above. This Cami Back Bowtie Cut Out Striped Dress is everything and a bag of chips. The straight cut dress design (very 90's) is a hot commodity right now. You'll see this trend in nearly any shop you enter, but you probably won't find it for under $18. (Before paying full price, be sure to read through my previous blog post for tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful!) Not only is this dress a great price, it was also a quality purchase. A size small fit me perfectly and it wasn't too see through (although you will need to wear nude colored underwear).

 

Outfit #2

Outfit #2 Details: Jumpsuit // Flats (similar) // Fanny Pack // Sunglasses

Now on to Outfit #2, this elegant Low Cut Striped Sleeveless Jumpsuit. This is my favorite item from the entire order. The low cut is flattering, but it's not too deep that I have to worry about accidentally flashing anyone. The attached slip works to prevent the jumpsuit from being too see-through. And the thin, light yellow, vertical stripes are absolutely adorable! I think the color pairs well with just about any other bright summer hue, like the periwinkle of this Kate Spade Belt Bag. Although this item is nearly sold out, Zaful offers a bunch of striped rompers and jumpsuits to choose from. 

 

Outfit #3

Outfit #3 Details: Top // Shorts // Sneakers // Fanny Pack // Sunglasses

This third outfit is a little more on the sporty side. I've paired these Khaki High Waisted Shorts with this Striped Cropped Tank Top, along with my Kate Spade Belt Bag to create quite the contrast. While I was not expecting these shorts to be so shiny, I was happily surprised by their versatility in being paired with a variety of tops. Not to mention, they're so incredible comfortable. This item was a "one size fits all" kind-of-deal due to the elasticity of the band. But for reference, Im usually a size 4 in bottoms, and these shorts fit perfectly. Meanwhile, for the top I went with a size small and I'm really happy with it. This top is definitely a wardrobe staple. The simple black and white pattern lends itself to being paired with almost anything.

 

Outfit #4

Outfit #4 Details: Romper // Tank // Sneakers // Purse // Sunglasses

Last but not least is Outfit #4. I've layered this Button Embellished Romper with this Ribbed Cropped Tank Top (which you'll see in outfit #6, featured in my next post). This romper is adorable by itself, but it shows a little too much skin for my comfort, and the straps are not the most secure. Therefore, I think it looks best layered with another top underneath so as to prevent any accidental flashing. While this was one of my least favorite of the bunch, I'm still really happy with this item for two main reasons - the fabric feels like quality material and the tie strap design is a super cute trend right now! I ordered a size small, which fits comfortably. All in all, I still recommend this item as long as you're open to the possibility of having to layer it. 

Stay tuned for outfits 5-8 coming soon! And before placing your own order, be sure to read through my previous blog post for tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful!

 

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Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Grin And B.A.R.E It - The Story about a Bath And Body Company That Gives Back

Today's post is all about a company that gives back! B.A.R.E Soaps is an American bath and body company that uses their proceeds to help support a soap recycling workshop in India. They pay women fair wages to recycle used hotel soap to be redistributed to slum children. "We love it because being sustainable both environmentally and economically is super important to us." says Jessie Yoh, CEO of B.A.R.E. Soaps. Their products are all natural and 100% American made using sustainable sources, including rainforest-alliance-certified palm oil. Today I'm both honored and excited to share my thoughts about some of their popular products!

To start off, the Black Tie Affair and the Jubilee Jam bars are two of their most-loved products. Both of these 5.5 oz soaps are triple milled with goat's milk, which makes them great for sensitive and dry skin. Not to mention, they both smell heavenly. The Black Tie Affair bar smells like Eucalyptus and the Jubilee Jam bar, not surprisingly, smells like freshly made blueberry jam. They can be purchased either separately or sold together as the Essential Duo, which is on sale for 50% off right now when you use code TEACH50. This set certainly makes a great gift by the way!

Their smaller 4 oz soaps like the Lemondrop and the Sunshine bars also make wonderful presents. In fact, the Sunshine bar has been my all time favorite soap ever! I love the citrus smell, the smooth feel, and the orange glow of the bar. It's clear that B.A.R.E. Soaps puts an incredible amount of thought into the design and ingredients that go into each bar.  

Last but certainly not least, are the Reinvigorate Facial Clay Scrub and Deep Cleanse Mud Mask, which are sold separately or together as the Royal Treatment Duo. I can't tell you how much I love these products! The scrub lightly exfoliates, and leaves the skin soft and smelling great! Meanwhile, the mud mask does a great job at removing impurities and leaving the skin feeling tight and rejuvenated. These products make me feel pampered and are a great way to unwind from a hard day. Plus, it makes me feel even better knowing that these products are sustainably made and that the brand gives back to a community in need. 

 

Photographer and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

Wearing White Jeans Before Memorial Day (Do What Makes You Happy)

Outfit #1 Details: Denim // Blouse // Heels // Sunglasses // Bag

 

Yes, I'm wearing white jeans BEFORE Memorial Day. May as well make "Rule-Breaker" or "Daredevil" my middle name right? But seriously, what's the big deal? I never understood the "no white before Memorial Day" rule anyway. You should wear whatever you want whenever you want, as long as it makes you happy! And last week, wearing my new Kate Spade Cutwork Denim jeans is what made me happy. After getting these bad boys as a gift, I played dress up for about an hour. I realized that even though they're jeans, these pants can easily be dressed up for a classy event -- take my outfit above for example. By pairing the jeans with a nice blouse, simple heels, and a clutch, I transformed what would otherwise be a casual pant into a classy ensemble. Whereas below, I've paired the pant with a cotton tank (which is actually a tied-up dress), flat sandals, and a bucket bag, going in a much more casual direction. But I digress, the moral of today's post is simple -- sometimes it's best not worry about society's fashion "rules" and instead just wear what will put a smile on your face!

Outfit #2 Details: Denim // Tee/Dress // Flats // Sunglasses // Bag

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

P.S. Both of the tops in this blog post are under $15! The first top is a shockingly low $9. I can't tell you how many compliments I get each time I wear that piece. Not bad for $9 right? And the second top, which is $13, is actually a dress that I tied up to use as a tank top. So really it's a 2-for-1!