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Hello & welcome to my fashion & lifestyle blog, Style My Mind! Here I post weekly about affordable fashion trends, but ya know, like real affordable! My favorite products, beauty routines & lifestyle experiences! I'm a girls-girl who loves the outdoors, white tee shirts & Disney World. Join me on my journey!

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I love, love tee shirts, who doesn't? But it's important to find a good one that really fits your body type. I got the one above at the Nordstrom sale and I bought 3; black and white stripes, mustard and white. I got a small but probably could have gone with an XS, so I shrunk it up a bit in the dryer. Today I want to give you a few different ways to wear/dress up a tee shirt.

I love, love tee shirts, who doesn't? But it's important to find a good one that really fits your body type. I got the one below at the Nordstrom sale and I bought 3; black and white stripes, mustard and white. I got a small but probably could have gone with an XS, so I shrunk it up a bit in the dryer. Today I want to give you a few different ways to wear/dress up a tee shirt.

Photos by Audra Nicole Photography

For this one above I paired a mustard tee (which may or may not be a go-to fall color for me) with a studded suede skirt, metallic booties, a floppy wool hat and a killer pearl choker. Of course I added my Gucci belt bag for a day look but go with a nicer clutch for evening. This is on the higher-end of fashion for Florida but I would definitely wear this look to a nice dinner or a girls night out. You can swap out the booties for a classic block heel as well.

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One of my other go-to looks is a blazer with a relaxed tee shirt, denim jeans and stilettos. This is my favorite look, ever! I have written about this style multiple times. I only get to rock it a few times a year but when I do, I feel like a total boss babe!

You can also swap out the denims for a cute pair of patterned shorts. My outfit below was super affordable and perfect for a kids fashion show!

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Lastly, you can pair a nice fitting tee with some amazing pleather or Spanx leggings and booties for fall. Throw on a scarf and a kick-ass pair of sunnies and you are good to go.

Let me know how you like wearing your classic tee's in comments below!
XO Cheers!
Jenn

 

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Morning y'all! Yep, I'm going with y'all now. I don't know if I can pull it off to actually say it out loud but for the purpose of writing, it flows! Today I want to talk about fall fashion in Florida. August is ending, Labor Day is upon us so some of us are totally ready to pull out the sweaters and boots. Well, slow your roll ladies, unless you are living in the random places of the mid-west where they are having summer snow. But here, it's still a humid 80 degrees in Florida during the months of September and usually October so we are still heading to the beach! But I do want to get a head start on Florida fall fashion!

Morning y'all! Yep, I'm going with y'all now. I don't know if I can pull it off to actually say it out loud but for the purpose of writing, it flows! Today I want to talk about fall fashion in Florida. August is ending, Labor Day is upon us so some of us are totally ready to pull out the sweaters and boots. Well, slow your roll ladies, unless you are living in the random places of the mid-west where they are having summer snow. But here, it's still a humid 80 degrees in Florida during the months of September and usually October so we are still heading to the beach! But I do want to get a head start on how to transition into fall fashion in Florida!

One of my favorite Florida go-to's is distressed denim shorts with a long-sleeve slouchy tee like this one from Nordstrom (sorry this top is completely sold out so I linked look alikes in the link in the teal). This look can be casual or a little dressy. For a dressier look, I would do a less distressed jean short or even some dress shorts.

I dazzled my look up a bit with a long layered necklace from White House Black Market and some lace-up block heels by Jessica Simpson.

The hat I am wearing tones the outfor down for a day look; whereas pairing the top with a slimmer heel, black shorts and done-up hair would give this shirt a more night-time, outside on the bay vibe.

Photos Audra Nicole Photography

One of my biggest pet peeves is when girls in Florida break out the sweaters, sweats and booties a little too soon. Trust me, I am more of a fall/winter fashion girl myself but all in good time. However, for the purposes of helping you stock your fall wardrobe in advance I will be sharing some of my fave fall finds from Nordstrom during the month of September; yes, while I am still at the beach!


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Jenn

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Who doesn't love new jewelry every month? We're women, of course we do. I was introduced to Rocksbox about 3 months ago. Rocksbox is a monthly jewelry "rental" subscription box. I am here to tell you what I like about this box compared to some others I have used.

(Gorgeous rose gold crystal hoops)

(Triple Layer Druzy Necklace)

Who doesn't love new jewelry every month? We're women, of course we do. I was introduced to Rocksbox about 3 months ago. Rocksbox is a monthly jewelry subscription box. I am here to tell you what I like about this box compared to some others I have used.

 

You create your own wish list with styles that you like. When you first register your account, you can go in and select as many pieces you want to have in your "wish list". Normally, at least one of these pieces shows up in your box each month.

 

You can swap out the styles before they come. You get hooked up with a stylist who selects your jewelry each month, but, before it comes your way you can preview and swap out anything you aren't feeling.

 

(Purple & white enamal earrings & silver chain wrap bracelet)

You can let them know if you have a specific event or outfit you need to style ahead of time for the next box and they will help you out. They have some high end designs and on the lower end. I have seen items from $30-$100.

 

You can keep the jewelry as long as you want and it comes with an easy return label and  reusable bag to pop right in the mailbox.

 

You get your $21 monthly fee in a credit if you buy any of the jewelry from your box that month. But you have to use within a certain time frame. I have bought a pair of earrings and a ring stack so far from my boxes!

(White & Gold Diamond Shaped Drop Earrings)

A bonus, they are very quick to respond to questions or concerns you have. All in all I give Rocksbox a rave review. Even when a piece of jewelry came broken, they automatically gave me an extra $10 credit on top of my $21.

Here's my current box!

I JUST PURCHASED THIS BEAUTY ^^

If you want to test it out, I have a special discount code for your first month FREE ---> STYLEMYMINDJENNXOXO. I think you're gonna love it!  Let me know in comments what you love about ROCKSBOX!


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Jenn

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As Miami Swimweek has come and gone, I wanted to share with you some highlights from this past weekend's trip with my girls. This is the second year Tamy (VStylist) & I have gone. We definitely learned a lot from our first year & now learned even more in 2018 as well.

As Miami Swimweek has come and gone, I wanted to share with you some highlights from this past weekend's trip with my girls. This is the second year Tamy (VStylist) & I have gone. We definitely learned a lot from our first year & now learned even more in 2018 as well.

Last year we stayed outside of Miami Beach because it was more budget-friendly, however, Uber rides ended up costing us each about $100 so it was not worth it. This year I decided to check out what Priceline had to offer. I love researching hotels and looking for the best deals. This was the first time I had ever done the "surprise" 4-star hotel & I am glad I did. So basically, you have no idea what hotel you are getting but they do guarantee it's in comparison with the 4-star hotels on Miami Beach. I clicked "Book" and "Casa Faena" popped up, a cute little boutique hotel in mid-beach Miami. I took a gander at the pictures & their website & was quite pleased.

WARNING I do want to make you aware that there is a base rate & then of course tax & some other fees. Priceline will charge their hotel fee & then the hotel will charge a resort fee at check out. At the end of the day, it came to $180 per night & $34 for valet parking (which in Miami Beach is like gold).

The hotel is like a mansion basically. With only MAYBE 100 rooms, the vibe is very quaint. It is an old Spanish themed hotel with a lot of detail in the decor and design.

Photos by Christina Jones Photography

They have some great sitting places around the hotel including a rooftop area. The cafe is incredibly adorable &  serves some great food and drink. You can eat inside, or outside which is just as inviting.

This year, instead of running around like chickens without heads we decided to keep the shows limited and simple. Last year we tried squeezing in about 3-4 per night & it really took a toll on us. Friday we hit up the Nautilis Hotel for the Aurora Swimshow. While the show was great, the lighting was not so we were not able to get any photos. NOTE TO THE PR COMPANY: TEST LIGHTING BEFORE SHOW!

Planet Fashion was Saturday evening at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach. We shopped some vendors before going in & one of my faves was Callyssee, a beauty company made with coffee. Try them out.

The show had about 8 designers. Here are some of my favorites included:

 

RISQUE DUKES 
Photo by Carlos Perez

 

KIMIMI SWIMWEAR

Photo by Carols Perez


 

REVE de RIVE
Photo by Carols Perez

On Sunday before heading home we stopped in the W Hotel's pop-up shop which was supporting breast cancer. I bought this adorable hand-craft bracelet just as a daily reminder to slow down and breathe.

Mia Adora Beauty

Photos by Christina Jones Photography

I think next year we will shoot for NYC Fashion Week! Stay tuned.

 

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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Since Florida is SO HOT in the summer it's hard to look cute all the time at the beach but so many of you take vacations or hang out at resort pools and today I am sharing how to style your swimsuit. Myself, like so many others, are loving the one-piece movement. They have been making so many adorable, stylish one-piece suits and I am loving them. Especially since my "summer bod" is still in progress.  Read more about this look!

 

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Since Florida is SO HOT in the summer it's hard to look cute all the time at the beach but so many of you take vacations or hang out at resort pools and today I am sharing how to style your swimsuit. Myself, like so many others, are loving the one-piece movement. They have been making so many adorable, stylish one-piece suits and I am loving them. Especially since my "summer bod" is still in progress. 

I think this particular suit is a great one for a Sunday Funday at a hotel pool or hanging out at your favorite yatch club or beach bar! It's super sexy but not overly revealing. I love the deep V because it can still give you a nice tan line for those V neck tees and tops! 

I styled mine with this amazing clutch by Shiraleah. If you have not checked out her bags, definitely do! She has some adorable ones at Nordstrom that I am linking on my ShopStyle for you to shop! 

This look is also linked here --> ShopStyle <--for you to shop! I styled it up with a floppy white "Out of Office" hat and a lace kimono. I linked another really cute "Rose All Day" hat on my ShopStyle link above. I also inlcuded my Prada sunglasses and another pair I like for this look too!  A sheer kimono is a great way to stay cool but cover up if you head to the pier for lunch or want to take a walk on the beach!

Make sure you are using sunscreen. I have recently started using Sunbum (linked). Be careful what you are putting on your skin. This is hypoallergenic, paraben and gluten free as well as vegan. I also have the oil on there as well and the lip balm. I use it all! I also linked all my favorite summer hair products and the white ball drop earrings I am wearing on my Amazon!

Happy swimming!! 

Photos by Audra Nicole Photography

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Jenn

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I discovered Salty Mermaid, a swimwear company, in Tampa a few months ago. What originally drew me in was the originality of their style along with the colors of their suits. Then, I noticed they give back to the community with every purchase. That's when I became more invested with this company. Find out more in this blog.

Salty Mermaid was created in 2016 by Jessica, a woman who loves bikinis and had a dream to help both animals and people live their best lives. She created her swimwear with some amazing causes in mind, the Rhinos and the Rainforest. (Click link for more details) Of course, she designed a collection with South Africa in mind, which is wear my suit comes from. Of course I picked Bohemian Queen Bikini, haha. I am far from bohemian but always a queen.

My first impression of the actual swimsuit was the incredible softness of the fabric. I dislike bathingsuits that are too stiff or rub too hard in some areas if ya know what I mean. This one is super comfortable and very flattering. The colors are so bright, it just makes me happy when I wear it. Also, here's a secret, the bottoms are reversible to purple. I love the braided sides of the bottoms as well. These come in brazilian or cheeky, I went with the cheekys :) You can mix and match like mine with the solid bottoms or top, and patterned. I prefer going with one of them being solid, too much patter isn't for me but to-each-their-own, which is why this site is great. You can match so many tops and bottoms differently. It's really fun, you can play and style your swimsuit literally all day. 

I have gotten so many compliments on it and while that makes me feel great, the causes this suit supports make me feel even better. I am an animal girl, and I love giving back to this beautiful world. Stock up just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

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Accessories galore! I am all about the earrings this year! I love finding different, new and bold earrings to wear. I like feathered, beaded and colorful. I found The Gem Co Shop on Instagram and love their collection and their prices! Read more here.

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Pink  Feather Fan Earrings

Gold Layered Necklace

Black Oversized Sunnies

These are sold out but linking dupe: Black Circle Tassle Earring

Manna Kadar Lipgloss

Gold & White Matte Statement Earring

As I said in previous blogs, one of my favorite parts of being a blogger is getting to meet a wonderful mixture of people from all over the world. I love seeing fashion in a form of art, and people living out their dreams. I did an interview a few weeks ago with a blog company and they asked me what interests me in fashion and I said someone once told me that you should invest your money into more staple pieces that will last longer and accessories than trending styles. So, I really took ahold of that advice and have been living it more and more. Accessories can really make an outfit, change an outfit or spice it up!

As I was perusing on Instagram I found a cute page called The Gem Co Shop. I loved their pieces and loved their prices even more. They run about $12-30 and the quality is fantastic. They do have more than just earrings so make sure to visit their page! 

{Photos by Audra Nicole}

They're all linked above and here are some of my other faves as well:

Cream Beaded Statement Earring

Yellow Beaded Circle Post Earrings

Teal Beaded Hoop Earrings

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Jenn

 

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I am loving this new brand for Target, very country chic! Find out my favorite styles and accessories for spring '18.

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 Another great spring find from Universal Thread. I love this sweater type tee. It's somewhat 70s but not, right?! This embroidered front tie shirt is great as a transitional piece. It's got a sweater-like material but it's not overly thick and of course the short sleeves make it spring friendly. I just love embroidery. And this season I really feel like the style is super down-to-earth and girl-next-door.

My jeans are one of my favorite brands, Flying Monkey. They are of course long on me so I cuff them. You can cuff them under too. My booties are so adorbs and so comfy. I have them in black too.

And let's stop to appreciate my J necklace from Harper & Jewels. They have the cutest personalized jewelry for very reasonably priced and you can use STYLEMYMIND to save 15% off!

This look is just welcoming spring with open arms. If you haven't checked out Target lately, you definitely need to. Their style game is on point these days!

It's been spring for a few weeks in Florida now, but we're praying for ya notherners :)

Shop Looks Here!

XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

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I am blessed so much to being doing what I am doing and get to meet so many amazingly wonderful people who have chased their dreams and created something so beautiful. This online boutique grabbed my eye and pulled me in with their rare collections. Please continue reading to find out more about this fabulous online boutique called Aventure Shop.

One of my favorite things in being a blogger is the professional and personal networking I get to do. I love meeting new people from all over the world just by Instagram or email. Amazing. It's wonderful because blogging does not confine or limit you to relationships within your geographic boundary. The internet, of course, is good and bad. But if used properly, it really is a great business and networking tool. Personally, I love finding small online or local boutiques to help promote and engage consumers in their brands. Now days a lot of small retailers have started affiliate programs or we do a lot of bartering which is awesome.

Somehow, I got connected on Instagram with a cute online boutique called Aventure Shop. I loved what she had to offer and she was super sweet and always engaging in my content. I took it upon myself to direct message the boutique and told the owner, Caroline, I was interested in doing a collaboration. We started to email back and forth and I came to find out the Aventure Shop is ran out of New Jersey (hello! Fellow Jersey gal!) and that she graduated from Rutgers like me as well. How small is this world, honestly?

The idea behind the shop is for everyone to have a one-stop-shop to purchase "beautiful and whimsical" pieces from all over the world. It's a happy place, seriously!!! Every visit I make to the site makes me smile. And also makes me want to leave on a jet plane! Aventure Shop is an online store that sells clothing and jewelry! They also have a gorgeous home section as well. As someone who is obsessed with HGTV I am definitely going to take advantage of this! She has breath-taking heart shaped soaps that make you want to slip into a hot bath and bask in the aroma all night long. I love the lavender soap and they are great for gifting! The little bee towel for the kitchen is also way adorable; bundle these two for the perfect b-day gift for your bestie!

I love my "good vibes" tank from their fabulous and fun clothing collection. The material of the tank is great, it almost has a silky feel to it and I love the fit. It feels extremely flattering and I love the bright colors. And let's be honest, good vibes only here people! True to size! I am wearing a medium. 
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The tassel bracelet is so cute and colorful as well, they go perfectly as a pair. This is from their "Fair Trade Collection" and handmade by women in need in India. It is made from recycled fabrics. OMG! I love the story behind this bracelet. Another great gift piece. 
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If I could eat these soaps and not be committed I totally would. They are incredible. The "English Lavender Soap" comes with three heart shaped soaps in this adorable packaging. They are made in England, 100% vegetable based and smell unreal. I had them on my desk for a little bit before moving to my bathroom and my whole bedroom filled of lavender. Mmm!!! So good!
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The website is very user and phone friendly, easy to navigate and purchase items!  Caroline is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with. Be sure to check out her site AVENTURE SHOP and get some of these, rare to find gems ASAP!

XO! Cheers!
Jenn

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This outfit is a great transitional look for winter into spring. You know that time where you can either wear shorts OR a tank. Jeans OR long sleeve. Mix and match like I do. Find out more details on this look, the sales and where to shop it in this article!

My fave blogger "Lipstick, Heels and a Baby"  posted this Free People shirt quite a few times and I debated it over and over in my head and my online cart whether to order it or not. It was on MAJ sale at Macy's for like $40 plus my 25% off. The kicker came when I got a $25 Macy's giftcard, BUT, all the XS were sold out online so I actually had to go into a mall, mm hmm... I know right?! I found a few but only this one in XS. Luckily I love olive right now so I grabbed it. Here's my favorite things about it:

1. Thumb Holes

2. Light weight

3. Off the Shoulder

4. Extra Slouchy

5. Lazy Day perfection

I got the bralet on Amazon because the Free People one is $40 and I'm not into spening that on lingerie I will barely ever wear. I did get one in white too because they're only $10 and I am a huge fan of the peeping bralet these days.

I am also guilty of over buying denim. Any denim, short, long it doesn't matter. And when you find the perfect fit, you cannot say no. These are also Free People from Macy's but you can shop this whole look on the "Shop my Look" tab on the homepage. So I knew I made a great choice buying these because my BFF said "OMG your butt looks amazing in those shorts. You need to just wear them for the rest of your life." I felt validation.

I threw the hat on with this look last minute and glad I did. I think it gives it a little more daytime, comfy vibe, right? I love these aviator glasses because they fit my face so well. You have to be careful when buying this style, if they are too big they just look ridiculous. You have to find a pair juuuust right. These are from a local Tampa boutique but I linked like pairs on my "SML" page.

XO Cheers,

Jenn

 

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