We just got back from a quick staycation at Monarch Beach Resort. It was my first time being away from both kids overnight in SO LONG. Jeff and I went with friends and had a blast. We packed a lot into just over 24 hours and I packed several outfits as well. I wanted to share a breakdown of everything I wore.
It’s no secret I love accessories. Bracelets, necklaces, handbags, hats, etc. I’m a fan of them all. One accessory I wear every day in the summer is a pair of sunglasses. I keep a few in my car and the rest in this amazing case I found on Amazon. It’s perfect for storing up to 5 pairs at a time… it rolls up pretty small and would be great for travel (whenever that happens). Today I want to share 4 of my favorite pairs of inexpensive glasses I found on Amazon. They’re all under $30!
I used to spend a lot of money on sunglasses, but over the years I realized I’m just so hard on them. Now that I have kids I’m even rougher on them. I still love the occasional pair of designer sunglasses, but for every day wear I usually reach for one of these pairs.
This pair is probably my most worn. I love the size, they’re perfect for the beach and pool and are only $15.
This pair is actually polarized! They look a lot like the Ray-Ban version but are only $25.
This pair is so fun! They’re $10 and have a retro feel and come in a lot of colors. I’m actually surprised with how often I’ve worn them.
I purchased this pair about two years ago and have been so happy with the quality. They’re also a larger frame – perfect for the beach and pool.
Here are some other sunglass related items:
- I think this display would be a great way to keep sunglasses organized at home if you have the space for it.
- Also love this box, it’s almost like a jewelry box for your favorite pairs.
- Or if you want to hang them on a wall or back of a door, this would be a great option.
- I’m a huge fan of sunglass chains – my favorites are this pretty shell one, this dainty gold one, thicker black chain and acrylic tortoise shell chain.
It’s crazy unbelievable that it’s already the beginning of August. Although we’ve spent the majority of the last 4 months at home, they’ve still gone by at lightening speed. I know the rest of the year will follow suit. Today I’m sharing my top 5 sellers from the month of July.
As usual, they’re mostly women’s clothing items with a couple of my favorite home decor finds too.
- U-neck tank – For the third month in a row this tank is my best seller. You’ve heard me rave about it several times, but it really lives up to the hype. I ordered another white one to have as a spare. It sells out a lot but the re-stock it pretty often.
- High-rise mom shorts – I purchased these shorts in white at the beginning of last month. It was the first time I’d bought anything from Abercrombie in probably 15 years, but I’ve been really impressed. They fit pretty TTS and are really comfortable and flattering.
- Round jute rug – We got this round rug to go under our lounge chairs on the patio a couple of months ago. It’s great for outdoors, but would work inside as well. I think it would be really cute in a breakfast nook/kitchen.
- Tie-front bodysuit – Another Abercrombie purchase that I’ve been impressed with. I wore this bodysuit on 4th of July to walk around the neighborhood. It comes in a few other colors/prints too.
- Outdoor loveseat – I’ve shared lots of photos of our outdoor space over the past few months mainly because we’ve spent so much time out here. Several years ago Jeff custom built our outdoor living room furniture but have found a few similar options to share. This love seat was one of them.
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If the last four months have taught me anything fashion-wise it’s that a good wardrobe of staples goes a long way. Case in point, this $15 u-neck cotton tank top I bought back in April and can’t stop wearing. I first purchased it in gray but went back for black and white because it’s such a great basic. I’ve worn one of them at least once a week since and have continued to be happy… it’s really soft/great quality for the price. Topshop sizing can run a little small and I sized up to a US 4 for a looser fit and love the way it hangs. This tank always sells out really fast but is back in stock right now – I made sure to order a back up in white (my most worn).
outfit details from the photo above:
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It’s officially my summer, my favorite season! We’ve had a lot of June gloom the past few weeks, but I’m hoping most of that is behind us. I recently cleaned out my closet and found a pair of sunglasses I thought I lost last summer. I purchased this pair over a year ago on Amazon for under $20 and have loved them so much. I recently found another pair with a slightly different shape that I’ve been wearing non-stop the past few weeks. It got me thinking about some of my other summer favorites, and how they’re all from Amazon.
Like I mentioned, I have two pairs (here and here). Both are under $20, comfortable to wear and look like they cost a lot more. I’ve had several friends purchase them too and everyone has said how impressed they are with the quality.
This is a trend I got into last summer – I purchased this set and wore them all the time. This year I wanted a sea shell chain and found this one. I got it last week and love the dainty touch it adds. It’s like having a necklace that serves a purpose and holds your sunglasses.
While we’re hot on the topic of sunglasses I need to mention this case. I originally thought it would be great for travel, a beach or desert vacation when I want to bring a few pairs of sunglasses. Since I haven’t been traveling this year I’ve used it as sunglasses storage and love how easy it is to keep organized. It rolls up to a pretty compact size and holds six pairs.
I hopped on the visor trend a few years ago and have been all about them ever since. I love this one – it protects my face from the sun, rolls up which makes it easy to toss it in your tote or suitcase… but the best part about a visor is you can wear your hair up!
When it comes to trends I always think it’s better to test drive them and purchase something cheaper instead of diving right in to a more expensive designer piece. I found this tote last summer and loved that is was $20, but was similar to more expensive versions. It’s a fun bag to use in the day – to brunch, lunch, the beach, pool, etc.
This has been a summer staple for me for the past few years. It’s such a fun print – definitely statement making. I wear it over swimsuits all the time and instantly feel like I’m somewhere tropical on vacation.
My #1 summer staple is always a good pair of denim shorts. I wear them almost every single day when it’s hot, so I need a couple of pairs to get me through the season. Recently I’ve been searching for a new go-to pair and have gone through a few rounds of online orders so I thought I’d share my research with you with my denim short guide.
For reference I normally wear a 24/25 or a 0. Here’s the link to the bodysuit I’m wearing.
I first purchased this pair back in February and have worn them quite a bit since. I am obsessed with the wash, minimal distressing and fit but wish they were a little bit longer. I’ve found this particular style to run large so I sized down one size to a 23. They’re slightly high waisted (hit right about the belly button) and by far my most worn shorts.
Since I love this style so much I wanted to try them out in a non-distressed wash. I ordered this pair and decided to size up to my normal size in hopes they’d be a little longer. The length is about the same as my other pair, but since I went with my normal size (24) they’re not as high waisted and hit a lot lower.
I haven’t shopped at Abercrombie in years but stumbled upon this pair while online shopping. They had great reviews so I decided to order a pair in a few different sizes and see how they fit. Since Abercrombie has always been geared towards teens I ordered them in a size 25 and 26. The 25’s fit perfectly and I was actually really surprised with how much I liked them. My only qualm is they’re more heavily distressed than I was wanting. And since the color is so similar to my Agolde’s I don’t think I’ll be keeping them. But since I like them so much I’ll be ordering them in white.
I was really curious about this style because they’re a higher rise with a longer inseam. I thought they’d be a good everyday “mom” short. I ordered them in a 24 and they’re a little too tight. I would recommend sizing up. I also didn’t love this length on me. I think they’d be more flattering on someone taller (I’m 5’4).
I purchased this pair last summer and sized up to a 26 since I was a couple months postpartum. They run small and have little to no stretch; they were a little too tight last year but fit great this year. For some reason the denim is a lot stiffer than the Agoldes and they’re not as comfortable… but they don’t stretch out between wears and really hold their shape.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!