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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Trends for Less: Summer 2017

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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know that this spring and summer we have had a ton of bright and bold trends.
The thing about trends is just that, they're trendy. So what's in style today just might be a hilarious yearbook photo tomorrow-so you don't wanna spend the big bucks on something that you might be hiding in the back of your closet next summer ;)

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite trends with y'all & all of the options are budget friendly!
Almost everything in both the widget below and the graphic above are under $30 and absolutely everything is below $50!

Straw hats are all the rage, just check instagram. While many bloggers have popularized the straw hats with embroidered sayings on top, I thought this simple hat with the pale (millennial pink) band was perfect because it combined two trends, the material and the color of the band!

I first fell in love with embroidered clutches when Sheaffer of Sheaffer Told Me To starting featuring them on her blog. This cutie is still a little pricey at just under $30, but if you choose it as a statement to dress up a plain LBD then it's worth it. Also, I use my clutches in large bags as well so they're worth more than just carrying them out to dinner ;)

Gingham. Need I say more?
Gingham isn't just for Fall anymore, now it's a year-round statement pattern and I'm such a huge fan.
I have a similar dress to this one (from Belk's Crown & Ivy brand) but this one is a steal at $20 and still in stock in all sizes!

Statement phone cases are definitely having a moment. No longer are people turning to plain cases, they want something a little more snazzy. I personally love Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer cases...that is until I found this adorable case and it's just $10-from Target!

I have a slight obsession with statement earrings (even though I rarely stray from my staple earrings). These millennial pink triple drop pom-pom earrings caught my eye in store the other day & I'm obsessed with how pretty and dainty the ombre is. They're small enough to be comfortable, but the style and coloring is perfectly eye-catching. 

This little blouse literally contains three different major trends for spring and summer...and I'm not even mad about it.
 It's off the shoulder. It's got bell sleeves. And the colorful pompoms!'ve got to check out the price-it's a steal. 
Tuck this trendy top into jean shorts and you've got a winning summer outfit. 

I remember the days when palm print was reserved for your grandmothers bathing suit (with a skirt no less) or perhaps the couch at the beach condo you rented for Spring Break...not anymore!
Palm print has hit full force (my phone case is even palm printed!) It looks amazing on dresses, just like this one, pants, bikinis, curtains, pillows...everything!
It's literally the perfect summery touch for everywhere, plus it incorporates the Pantone color of the year ;)

I have to admit, I have fought this trend-the straw tote.
I don't think that I can get away with carrying one of these in Alabama (not really tropical), but you can best bet that I would love to have one of these for the beach, I mean...look at those tassels

The lace-up trend is one that I've been behind for over a year now. It started with these flats and now I'm dying to test out the trend for the summer with these fringe-y lace up sandals!

The widget below contains all the items in the graphic above & lots of other fun trendy items for low, low prices! Click on the photo for more info (and scroll through for all the products!) 
Let me know below what trend you're loving the most!

Until next time. . .



  1. Cute finds! I'm loving statement earrings right now. They're perfect for dressing up an outfit!


  2. things really do seem to be very trendy lately, I was looking at a straw hat with my married last name on it but I just couldn't fork over $150 for something that I am really not going to wear. I did buy a watermelon colored straw hat for $20 though :) haha! love those DSW earrings too.

  3. Such cute, summery stuff! I need to get some gingham and palm print!


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