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Amazon Find- Straw Bags

Spring and summer wardrobes are often filled with lighter, brighter color palettes and softer, more lightweight fabrications. In these warmer months, our accessories need an update as well to complete the perfect looks. Straw or raffia bags are a great way to add some texture and interest to your outfit, but still keep your look light and appropriate for the season.

Here are my top straw/raffia finds from Amazon. All are amazing deals for under $35! (Commission Links)

Large Straw Beach Tote Bag with Pom Poms and Inner Pouch -Vegan Leather Handles
Large Beach Tote with Pom Poms
Love how colorful this tote is and the pom poms add a fun twist to a classic shaped bag. This would be great to compliment a colorful outfit, or to be that pop of color with a neutral outfit.

Navy Fringe Bag

I couldn’t resist picking up this bag for only $12! I love the fringe and crochet detail. It looks much more luxurious of a bag for a very affordable price. I also like the navy color. Navy is my favorite neutral in summer, and can be paired with all colors. So I know it will be very versatile!

Women's Simple and Fashionable Tassel Tote One-Shoulder Straw Woven Shoulder Bag
Tassel Tote
What a great classic tote with navy and striped detail! The size and shape of this bag will be perfect for many uses from shopping to the beach. The tassel is a great detail and if you want more color, see the tassel I purchased below that can be added to any bag for an extra pop of color.
Straw Clutch Handbag, JOSEKO Women Straw Purse Envelope Bag Wallet Summer Beach Bag
Straw Clutch
I couldn’t add this clutch to my cart fast enough! At less than $20 it’s so affordable and will pair perfectly with dresses, jumpers, or jeans and a top.
Shiraleah Carmelita Clutch Hiking Daypacks
Straw Pom Pom Clutch
Loving this other take on the clutch. The intricate weave look expensive, but this clutch is only $20! The pom pom detail add a fun and colorful twist as well.
Striped Synthetic Straw Women's Tote Light Weight Vaction Shoulder Handbag
Navy Striped Tote
Classic navy stripe in a classic tote silhouette for less than $20? Yes please! This style is lined in a pretty floral print and has lots of room and pockets for your phone and extra items.

Big Pom Pom Tassel Long Bag Pendant Charm Keyring Keychain for Women Purse Handbag Decor
Pom Pom Tassel Key chain
I found this adorable key chain (for less than $10) which would add a perfect pop of color to any style bag- clutch, cross body or tote! I plan to add it to my plain straw tote from last year to give it a fun new look.
Women's Hand Wrist Type Straw Clutch Summer Beach Sea Handbag

Straw Clutch

If you are looking for more of a basic style that will pair with any outfit, this is a great option. And it’s less than $16!

Tote Bag by Bambou, Waterproof Beach Bag, Ladies Shopping Bag, Fashion Purse Women, 100% Recycled Material
Waterproof Beach Tote
If you are looking for something truly functional while still being fashionable, this could be a great option. This tote is waterproof which will make carrying to the beach and pool super convenient and easy to clean. It’s lightweight and has enough room to carry larger items you need like a towel, tablet, and sunscreen. Amazon is currently offering 20% off this item if you click the coupon in the link above!
Women's straw beach bag 2 color weave single shoulder Zipper Rope Handles Pocket
Black and White Striped Shoulder Bag
This bag is quite a find at less than $16! I’m a sucker for stripes and I’m also loving the extra details this bag has. The rope handles are a nice touch and cross body strap provide extra functionality.

Happy shopping!

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Amazon Dresses

Hi!  Colleen here! I have seen other bloggers post about these dresses many times, so I decided to give them a try! I am slowly becoming more open to the Amazon fashions, but I still feel it is hit or miss. However, my impression of these dresses is overall very good! The fabrications are really nice (95% rayon/5% spandex) in feel and weight, and they will hold their shape and not shrink. So the value and quality rank high.  Let me know what you think! I would love to hear!

Cap Sleeve Maxi with high side slits: Super comfortable & true to size.  For reference I am wearing a small.  I am 5′ 4″ for length reference. An important note is the side slits come to about half way up your thighs on both sides. This dress comes in 28 colors and prints, also comes in long sleeve version, so tons of choices! Great to also use as a beach cover up!

Grey Dress / Sandals / Denim Jacket

Cami Top Maxi with side slits : Again super comfortable and true to size. I am wearing a small and I am 5′ 4″. I like the side slits better on this one as they are not as high as the grey dress. This dress also comes in 14 colors and prints, so a lot of choices again! Perfect for beach days!!

Navy Dress / Sandals

If you get a chance to check them out, please let me know what you think of them!

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#TargetFindFriday: Perfect Basic Tee

This vneck tee from Universal Threads is a great basic to help refresh your Spring wardrobe! At only $8.00 (currently on promo for 3 for $20) it is easy to pick it up as it comes in 17 solid colors, 2 stripes, and CAMO!! OH!! If you are not a fan of the v neck it also comes in a crew neck version! See links for details!

Solid Vneck : https://shopstyle.it/l/1fFJ

Orange Stripe Vneck: https://shopstyle.it/l/1fGG

Black Stripe Vneck: https://shopstyle.it/l/1fFU

Camo (my fav!): https://shopstyle.it/l/1fFW

Solid Crewneck: https://shopstyle.it/l/1fGS

Then across the aisle from this Tee were these adorable backpacks!! I had to bring them to you asap! They are perfect for the beach, vacation, or just running around on the weekend!

For size reference!

Canvas Stripe & Print backpack: https://shopstyle.it/l/1fGb

Nylon Solid & Stripe Backpacks: https://shopstyle.it/l/1fGg

Hope you enjoy your weekly Target Stroll!!

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March’s Favorite Items

Wow, we can’t believe March is almost over!  It’s our first full month with the blog up and running.  Thank you for all your support!  We’ve loved seeing what you have selected as your favorite items this month.  If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, see the links below!

(Commission Links)
Left Image:
Super Soft Camo Sweatshirt (UNDER $20)
Similar Style Sweatshirt
High Waist Jegging (all jeans and shorts BOGO 50% off)
Studded Sandal

Right Image:
Knot Front Romper
Peplum Tee (40% off)


Beauty

Skincare Regimen

Hi Colleen here!

I have always been a skincare junkie. Always trying new and different products since I was in my 20’s. Now that I am in my 40’s (ok, full disclosure, I am 47), I find It even more important to really find the products that work for my concerns. My biggest concerns are to fight the fine lines that are trying so hard to show themselves and trying to keep my skin moisturized. Oh, and then trying to not look soooooo tired all the time!

I have recently come full circle with my daily skincare products. The main product line I am using now I first used in my 20’s when I started to really take care of my skin. (BTW, you are never too young or too old to start taking care of your skin).

So, here are the products I am using currently in my fight against aging! The Philosophy brand is my go to. I love how my skin looks and feels after, as well as the scents they use. The scents make you feel like you are in a spa!

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My Step 1: Cleanse with Purity by Philosophy

IThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is step-1-1-1.jpg If said that I wash my face every night, that would not be the truth, but I do most nights. There are those nights I am way too tired to do much of anything let alone go through my skin care route….

Purity is a very gentle cleanser with an amazing scent. You use a very small amount and with a drop of water message all over your face and neck. It will not foam up, but will melt away the make up (as they say). Then rinse.

Here is the link to the 32 oz bottle I use, it literally lasts at least 6 months! This is the best deal I could find on this size as of today.

My Step 2: Apply Serum with When Hope Is Not Enough by Philosophy (I swear that’s the name). The tag line I love “May we grow beautiful as we grow wise”

All of these products have these inspirational quotes that help you get your mornings going.

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This serum is a bit heavier than another have used but it leaves your skin feeling so smooth. They recommend you use 4-5 drops, but I find you only need 3 drops and apply all over your face and neck. It is so important to treat your neck, especially as we get older, within every step of your routine.

This step tends to be a bit of a slurge but here is the best deal I could find on the 4 oz bottle and the 1oz bottle. Honestly, as long as you use a really good moisturizer you can probably skip this step.

My Step 3: apply Moisturizer with Renewed Hope In A Jar

“Live with optimism, renew with hope”

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I only use a very small amount with this as well (see pic above) and apply all over face and neck. This moisturizer is not greasy in any way, simply absorbs right into the skin. Your skin will look refreshed, rosy, and youthful, I swear. I love love this stuff!

Currently best deal on 4 oz jar and 2 oz jar. Please note that the 4 oz jar will last about 6 months.

My Step 4: Finally apply Eye Cream with Dew It All by Farmacy

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SUPER important for me! This is where I am seeing those pesky lines the most! This product was introduced to me through the FabFitFun box (will show you all in an up coming blog) for fall. I love it. Not greasy and just absorbs right into the skin. Again, just a small amount and dab around your eyes, all around. Don’t not rub, just dab.

It is a small jar at only 0.5 oz but you use so little that it last a few months.  Best deal here!

Items I use only once a week:

1st: Renewed Hope In A Jar Peeling Mousse

This product is recommended to use 2-3 times per week, but I only use it once per week. After you cleanse, you squeeze out the product the size of a quarter and message all over face and neck. Please avoid your eyes! It will start to roll off all the dead skin cells and cleans out your pours. This is amazing or gross (see pic). Continue this process for about 1 minute and then rinse. You skin will be refreshed and ready to receive moisturizer. This is my favorite step of the week!

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The 2.5 oz tube is linked here. You will be amazed by what comes off your face!

2nd: Blaq Eye Mask

Though these look and feel slimy they are AMAZING! I use them as needed when I have major dark circles and puffiness around my eyes. You put them on each eye for about 10-15 minutes. Remove. And rinse. I use them in the morning, but you can use them whenever you need it.

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The pack of 5 sets is linked here!

Like I have said before, what works me may not work for you. Plus you may only want to try one of the steps, which is totally fine. Everyone is different and has different needs for their skin. But what I do know is that it is very important to do something to care for your skin and it is never too early. Plus it’s fun to try all the different products out there!

Oh!  Let me introduce you to my amateur photographer!  Both makeup free!!

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Good luck!!

I may get a commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post. Please note that all the opinions and suggestions are my own and not in any way influenced.

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Complement Catching Pump

If you are looking for an all season, super comfortable pump? One that will get you complements every time you wear them? A shoe that you can get in at least 9 colors? Block heel?

Then this Marc Fisher Caitlin Pump is THE shoe for you! If you haven’t tried Marc Fisher shoes, I totally recommend them! Always a comfortable shoe!

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Check it out here!

My Blush Color

Leopard

Other Colors here

I have the Blush Suede and they go with everything!