The Perfect Trend for your Date Night

This is the perfect trend for your next date night. Get outfit details on the blog!
A friend once told me that there’s a somewhat unexpected body part of women that men find attractive. My first thought was, well maybe men just find all parts of women attractive!? Ha! But then I was surprised to hear that this body part was shoulders. I never thought of my shoulders as being attractive, but maybe this friend was on to something.


Two of the hot trends this summer – off-the-shoulder (OTS) & cold shoulder tops – reveal the shoulder area in a sexy way, and I must say, I’m on board with this trend! The cold shoulder is my personal favorite because I find they can be just as sexy and often more flattering than the OTS look. If you have broad shoulders or shoulders wider than your hips, it can be more difficult to pull off an OTS top. If you’re busty, like to move your arms a lot when you talk (pointing at myself!) or have small kids OTS tops can also not be very practical. Don’t get me wrong I love OTS tops, but if I’m picking one over the other, give me a little cold shoulder any day!

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Now that I’ve shared the reasoning behind my love of the cold-shoulder look, this brings me to a recent date night look that’s perfect for summer. This cold shoulder tank is so soft and comfortable. The ruffled overlay around my chest is so flattering as well, and I love how it crosses in the back. Paired with my all-time favorite jeans and peep toe booties, I felt so ready for a night out with Will. The clutch I wore is also a favorite for date night. There’s something about the fringe that makes me feel extra fun and flirty!

Get the look:

Top: BP (Super similar; similar & $10!)

Jeans: Hudson Nico Skinny Jean

Booties: Vince Camuto Kensa Bootie

Clutch: Diane Von Furstenberg – on sale!  (Super similar)

Do you agree that shoulders are attractive?! Are you enjoying the cold shoulder trend this year? I’d love to know if you agree with any of my gripes about the OTS trend not being very practical. Is there another trend you’re obsessing over this summer? Tell me all about it in the comments

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

P.S. The Cheapest Date <3

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Inside FabFitFun’s Summer Box 

what's inside the FabFitFun summer box

Hi friends!

Summer officially began last week, and with perfect timing arrived my FabFitFun Summer box. I have talked about this subscription box a couple times before, but if you haven’t heard of it you may be surprised with what a great value it is! I love getting a few fun seasonal items in the mail that I would not think to buy for myself and/or are from brands I have not yet heard about.

what's inside the FabFitFun summer box

Cargo HD Picture Perfect Highlighter in Bronze, $30

Highlighters are hot this year, and this was on my list of things to purchase. This one does not disappoint – I’m already in love with how shimmery and silky it is!

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Way of Will Post Training Massage Oil, $29.50

I opted for a fitness themed item and got this post-workout massage oil. The oil is a mix of peppermint oil, chamomile oil, and lemongrass oil. I have used peppermint oil for pain management before, so I’m excited to try this!

BKR Bottle in Rosie, $35

This 16 ounce bottle is dishwasher safe, and the silicone is BPA and phthalate free, too.

Understated Leather Travel Set, $28

I also opted for a travel themed item, instead of the artist and chef items, and I got this awesome, rose gold leather travel set. It includes a luggage tag and passport holder.

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Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate, $29

I had not heard of the Juice Beauty brand but I’m excited to try this product. The formulas is organic and the product has a subtle green apple scent!

Kris Nations Mystic Bar Necklace, $58

This necklace is adjustable in length, from 16″ to 18″. It looks great paired with other neutral or colorful necklaces.

Avene Eau Thermale Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion, $24

This is another brand I’m not familiar with, but with an initial try it works nicely under my makeup. The formula is fragrance, paraben, and oil free, too!

Michael Stars Ruana, $54

This ruana is a multi-use product that can work as a scarf, sarong, or wrap! It may be my favorite item in this season’s box (I can’t decide yet!). And I can’t wait to wear it at the beach next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total value of my box is $287.50. I think that’s pretty impressive given the high quality of the products included and the low cost of each box. If you would like to try this out or gift a FabFitFun box to a friend, the cost for one box is $49.99. If you buy an annual subscription, the cost per box is $45, and you get to pick which types of themed items you’ll receive (like a beauty item vs. a fitness item).

Click here to receive $10 off your first FabFitFun box!

Have you ever used any of these items? Are you a FabFitFun subscriber? Have you tried a similar subscription box program? I’d love to hear your thoughts on subscription boxes like this one.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

 

 

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Go-To Inexpensive Jewelry for Any Occasion 

Hi friends!

How is your week going? Personally, I can’t believe it is only Tuesday. Is it just me?! It just feels like SO much has already happened. Anyway, I promise I won’t start babbling!

I am often asked about my jewelry, so I wanted to share with you all my go-to favorites that I have been wearing often to accessorize my looks. I wear most of these pieces at least once a week, so many of you have probably seen them on Instagram. As you’ll see below, my three favorite brands for inexpensive jewelry are BaubleBar, J.Crew Factory and Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott Elton Station Cuff Bracelet, $55 | J.Crew Crystal Bubbles Necklace, $25 | Kendra Scott ‘Rayne’ Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace, $80

BaubleBar Ion Cuff, $35 | Kendra Scott Robyn Stacking Rings, $55

Madewell Mon Petit Pavé Ring, $15 | Kendra Scott ‘Carole’ Semiprecious Stone Pendant Necklace, $90 | BaubleBar Oracle Drop Earrings, $34 | J.Crew Fireball Stud Earrings, $11

Kate Spade New York ‘idiom – heart of gold’ bangle, $35 | BaubleBar Piñata Tassel Earrings, $38 | J.Crew Factory Crystal Basketweave Bracelet, $14

J.Crew Factory Chevron Pendant Necklace, $35 | Madewell Double Double Ring, $18

If I was forced to pick my favorite of all these items is my Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace. I have it in a translucent purple, and it truly looks great year round. While I haven’t seen this color available in a long time, I’d recommend one of the translucent colors. They have a way of complimenting your top perfectly, by picking up on the shade behind it.

Do you have similar pieces you accessorize with? Are any of my go-to pieces catching your eye? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Here’s to the rest of the week zooming by!

Cheers!!

Sarah Camille

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Springtime Fashion Favorites 

I know it has only been spring for a couple weeks now, but there are a few items I have on repeat that are definitely worth sharing with you all. Floral prints, anything army green with comfy and cute peep toe booties are must-haves this season, and these items are my favorites.

Flow-y, Floral Tops

Pleione Ruffled Peplum Back Top, $42

Kut from the Kloth Floral Print Blouse, $68

Halogen Layered Look Print Top, $42

 

Army Green Vests

Pleione Twill Military Vest, $88

Levi’s Parachute Cotton Vest, $90

 

Neutral Peep-Toe Booties

Vince Camuto Kensa Peep Toe Bootie, $150

Vince Camuto Lidie Cutout Bootie Sandal, $119

I have worn my Levi’s vest multiple times, and even wore it when I got engaged a couple weekends ago. It’s a perfect layering piece for cool spring days or nights and it looks great with long or short sleeve tees. You can also pair this with a fitted tank and skinny jeans during a cool summer night. This vest isn’t very thick, so it is a nice change from my down vests which are better for winter and late fall.

The floral peplum top by Pleione is so trendy and versatile. I wore it to a concert, brunch and work in less than a week. That’s when I know something is my new favorite! The Kensa bootie by Vince Camuto has also been worn over and over lately. And every time I wear them, I get both compliments and feet that do not hurt. It’s a win-win!

Do you have similar items in your closet that are on repeat? Or are you sporting something totally different for spring? I’d love to hear all about it.

Cheers to tomorrow being Friday!!

Sarah Camille

 

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12 Spectacular Floral Dresses for Spring

A couple weeks ago we talked about my favorite trends for the spring, one of which was florals. I didn’t think it was possible to fall more in love with them, but Oh-My-Gosh there are so many lovely floral prints and clothes this year.

One of my good friends is getting married next month, and I have been on a search for the perfect floral dress to wear. In doing so I have accumulated a long list wish list of floral dresses. Of course it would be wrong not to share them with you. So here it goes… drumroll please. Here are my favorite floral dresses for this spring.

 

First Column (top to bottom):

  1. ASOS Wiggle Dress in Floral Print, $68
  2. Anthropologie Leona Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $158
  3. Calvin Klein Floral-Print Wrap Fit & Flare Dress, $129
  4. LuLu’s Love for Lanai Two Piece Maxi Dress, $89
  5. Banana Republic Floral Off-Shoulder Dress, $128

Second Column (top to bottom):

  1. ASOS Warehouse Floral Cold Shoulder Wrap Midi Dress, $140
  2. LuLu’s A Dream Realized Navy Blue Floral Print Maxi Dress, $79
  3. ASOS Occasion Floral Print Pencil Dress, $140

Third Column (top to bottom):

  1. Ivanka Trump Floral Scuba Fit & Flair Dress, $138
  2. Lush Cold Shoulder Shift Dress, $45
  3. ECI Print Maxi Dress, $88
  4. Lush Ava Skater Dress, $39

Do you love any of these dresses? Or are there any you aren’t a fan of? I’d love to hear your thoughts. One of them I will be wearing to the wedding. I am about 90 percent sure, which one, but I haven’t made my final decision. Which one would you wear to an outdoor wedding on ranch in Virginia?

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Transition into Spring with these Neutral Accessories

Springtime is almost here and that will mean dressing for warmer weather. Spring and fall are my favorite seasons to dress for because I love incorporating layers into my outfits. With pastels, stripes and floral prints on trend for this season, having some neutral accessories in your wardrobe will help you transition into the spring season seamlessly.

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The items above are a few of my favorite neutral accessories, which I plan use a lot this spring. Here are similar items that will aid your wardrobe’s spring transition. As you will see, a lot of them are on sale too!

 

FLATS

Brinley Co. Womens Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flats, $30

Chinese Laundry Endless Summer Pointy Toe Ghillie Flat, $70

Loft Rose Gold Slip On Sneakers, $50

VESTS

J.Crew Factory Quilted Vest, $60

Bernardo Reversible Hooded Down & PrimaLoft® Fill Vest, $60

J.Crew Excursion Quilted Down Vest, $90

TORTOISESHELL SUNGLASSES

J.Crew Factory Mixed Media Sunglasses, $18

Le Specs ‘Bandwagon’ 51mm Polarized Retro Sunglasses, $70

ModCloth Posh ‘n’ Wear Sunglasses, $50

 

TOTES

Tory Burch ‘York’ Buckle Tote, $295

Society Athenia Faux Leather Satchel, $60

kate spade new york dunne lane lake leather satchel, $328

I’m definitely eyeing those Loft rose gold slip-on shoes. My lace-up flats pictured at the top of this post are from Loft, and unfortunately no longer available. I’ve had great luck with Loft’s shoes though. If you have ever thought about trying them, I’d try them out.

Is there anything I’ve shared that you have your eyes on? Do you have any favorite neutrals you will be wearing this spring? I’d love to hear about them! I also feel like the more I can wear or use a neutral accessory, then the more I likely I will pay a high price for it. That’s why I tend to splurge on purses. I will use mine for years.

I’ll be sharing two of my favorites next week, so stay tuned! In the meantime, I’d love to hear if there are any trends you are most excited to wear this spring.

Cheers to the week being almost over!

Sarah Camille

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The Scoop on Poshmark

Hi friends!

I’m a little thrown off this week since I had Presidents Day off from work, but don’t fear – I will still have two posts up this week! I hope you all got a long weekend as well or at least got to enjoy the amazing weather we had on the east coast.

Last year I shared my thredUP experience, and it has continued to be a successful way to both donate and profit from my gently used clothing. While I have had a positive experience with Thred Up, a couple weeks ago I decided to try out Poshmark for a couple pairs of shoes that I bought and wore a couple times.

Since then, I have successfully sold one of those pairs of shoes (pictured above) on Poshmark — woohoo! My experience with Poshmark has had some positives and negatives so I thought I’d give you the whole scoop.

How are Poshmark and thredUP are similar?

  1. You have a platform to buy and sell gently used clothing, shoes and handbags
  2. You can make money off what you sell

How is Poshmark different from thredUP?

  1. Poshmark’s app gives you the ability to upload, post, sell and buy any kind of clothing, shoes, handbags or jewelry.
  2. Unlike thredUP, you can sell your used jewelry and even makeup!
  3. You know exactly how much money you will make from what you sell because you chose the selling price, negotiate with potential buyers and Poshmark subtracts the cost of shipping and service fees. When you negotiate the price you, Poshmark calculates your earnings so you can see your potential profit instantly.
  4. Your profits can be deposited straight to your bank account on Poshmark. In comparison, thredUP now mails you a Visa gift card with your profits.
  5. Poshmark has “parties” that you can shop from or join to sell your apparel.
  6. You are your own seller on Poshmark. So, there is competition and you may have to wait awhile for items to sell. With thredUP there is a pretty typical timeline. You know when they have received your clothes, and from that point it takes a week or so to hear what qualified to be sold and how much you’ll make.
Here’s a snapshot of the Poshmark app.

Hopefully this lowdown helps you determine which platform is best for you, if you are looking to sell any gently used clothing. The ability to post items for sale straight from your phone was so nice with Poshmark, but it is also super convenient to mail your clothes to thredUP and have them sell what they can. I also feel like there is potential to make more money on Poshmark, particularly if you have items that still have the tag on them or you wore only a couple times.

Poshmark also has more flexibility in accepting a wide range of items. I was surprised to see that people sell makeup on there. I guess if you have makeup that you tried once and did not work for you, then it could be a good option. I’d love to hear if you have bought or sold anything on Poshmark. Was it a good experience?

I’ll be adding some more items soon. So if you want to check out my profile it is @sacahipp. If you are looking to join Poshmark, click here to sign up with code GREXF and save $5.

Cheers!

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My Workout Philosophy & Style

Happy Wednesday friends!

Working out is one of my favorite things. Some people give me weird looks for saying that, but it is truly the outlet that gives me energy and keeps me sane. Of course, there are times when I don’t feel like doing it, like when I have had a super long or when I have gotten out of my normal routine.

But most often it is a valuable way for me to sweat out my stress, contemplate what is important to me, find more confidence and re-focus on my goals. I totally agree with people when they say their workout is like free therapy! Working out has gotten me through some tough times, when I felt defeated and my confidence was low. For me, putting energy into creating a physically stronger body has given me a stronger mind.

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This shot is from a recent trail run I did with Will. I’m wearing a Lululemon top and crops with my Asics.

It took me a solid year to get into the workout routine I’m in now; and it is constantly evolving to keep things interesting. I have been active my whole life, but I definitely had to adjust my workout routine when I started working and when I was working full-time and in graduate school part-time. Currently, I run 60+ miles a month and workout an average of five times a week.

I will share more about my workout routine next week. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite, frequently worn workout gear.

 

Z by Zella Movement Tank, $6;  Lululemon Align Pant II, $98;  Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 Sneaker, $110;  Lululemon Swiftly Tech Racerback, $58

Old Navy Go-Dry Graphic Tank, $15;  Zella Hatha High Waist Crop Leggings, $52

Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise Crop, $88;  Asics ‘GEL-Kayano® 23′ Running Shoe, $160;  Old Navy Go-Dry Cool Racerback Tank, $17;  Zella Power Live In Leggings, $75

These items are great if you enjoy running, going to HIIT classes and lifting weights, like me. There are some more flows workout clothes in style, but for me, I feel like flowy shirts get in my way. That style is more suited for you if your workouts entail more slow-paced workouts like pilates and yoga.

At any rate, I have enjoyed all of these items. The Old Navy and Z by Zella tanks are a great value. They have held up quite well. I like to invest more money in my leggings because I have longer hips and legs than the average person, so cheaper leggings tend to cut into my hips or slide off while I run.

So, what is your workout for philosophy? What types of workouts and workout clothes do you most enjoy? Please share and stay tuned for more on my workout routine and classes that I take.

Cheers!

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8 Staples from J.Crew for your Work Wear

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably discovered that a lot of my work clothes are from J.Crew. This brand and the J.Crew factory store have great staples for work, and the quality of their clothes continually meets my expectations.

There are certain J.Crew staples I own that are classic and available year after year. So, I thought I’d share those favorites and a few recent J.Crew outfits with you.

Merino Wool Cardigan Sweater, $90

Chambray Shirt, $78

Gemma Flats, $108

Martie Pant in bi-stretch cotton & bi-stretch wool, $90 & $120

No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge wool, $120

Boy Shirt in Crinkle Gingham, $60

Striped Boatneck T-Shirt, $35

Cotton Jackie Shell, $48

Each year there are some updates to these clothes and trendy colors are added, but its no wonder why these pieces are continually available. These J.Crew staples are perfect for creating a classic and simple wardrobe for work days and outside of work.

Of course many of these items can also be paired together to create a several outfits.  The pants and skirt can be paired with each top and the sweaters and tops can be layered to create more interest to your outfit.

Do you have any favorite J.Crew staples in your wardrobe? I’d love to hear all about them.

Cheers!

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A Blush Crush: Valentine’s Day Style

Pale pink, blush, baby pink, rose… whatever you want to call it, I am majorly crushing on this color lately. Blush is a perfect color for a Valentine’s Day look as well. Here are a few crush-worthy blush pieces that are particularly fun for the holiday, whether you are staying in or going out.

ModCloth Button-Up Top in Puff, $50

NYJD Ami Release Hem Stretch Skinny Jeans, $114

Halogen Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse, $59

Lush Split Neck Shift Dress, $46

525 America Off-Shoulder Sweater, $96

ModCloth Pleats as Punch A-Line Skirt, $50

NYDJ Henley Blouse, $88

I personally love pairing blush with blush are army or olive green and grey. For example, the Modcloth skirt above would look great with a light grey and white striped shirt. The 525 America sweater would also look chic with grey or olive jeans and pumps. Olive green and grey tend to be more unexpected than your navy or black palettes, but blush on blush is also a hot trend. If you want to keep your whole look neutral, you could pair the ModCloth blouse with the NYDJ jeans.

Do you have any favorite clothes in blush that you are loving? Are you doing anything special for Valentine’s Day?

I prefer to stay in on the day of Valentine’s Day and keep things low key. Restaurants tend to get a little to crazy for me, going out a couple days before or after the holiday is a nice way to spice things up. This year, Will and I will celebrate a little early since I have a surprise planned for him! Let me know what you have planned.

Cheers!

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