The Friday Five | Vol. 5

the friday five, friday five, travel, italy, spring style

Hi friends! It’s Friday! Yayyy! Today I put together a little mini edition of the Friday Five. My trip has been a blast so far. I’m really enjoying everything I’m seeing and discovering. Italy is a beautiful place. There is no way you can see it in the amount of time we  allow ourselves to be here. I leave Sunday night and, seriously, wish I could stay for a whole month because there are so many cities I want to visit. But … keeping your trips short and sweet give you all the more reason to come back, I guess, right? 😉 Enjoy today’s post! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo.


I have been wearing this long sleeve, white shirt nonstop on my travels. It’s so comfortable. I love the loose fit. I wore this turquoise ring yesterday, as seen HERE. My new Tory Burch makeup bag carries SO MUCH stuff and it has a little flap on the inside for all of your brushes. It’s so nice keeping them separate from all the products. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these gladiator sandals. They run true to size and are pretty comfy. The color is really pretty. They go with everything. THIS sweatshirt is super cute. I love the light pink against the colors within the pineapple. Take note that the bottom hem is ‘cut’ at the bottom, instead of having a nice seam. I don’t mind it but I remember being surprised when I took it out of the package. I didn’t notice it in the product photo.


I’ve basically worn this outfit almost everyday. I packed a few different white tops to wear underneath different layers while in Italy, as well as a couple pairs of jeans. I think I brought gray, black, dark denim and white. Keeping it simple and bringing things that can be worn in different combinations is key. I brought one jacket, my utility jacket that is similar to the one linked above, and it’s been the perfect outer layer. A large tote is helpful to carry all the things you need, just try not to be a pack rat or else your shoulders will start aching from carrying it everywhere. A backpack may, actually, be the smartest but I know not everyone likes to carry a backpack.

Let’s be honest. We all want to look cute and wear nice shoes around when we’re traveling but … when you’re on the go so much in cities that were built thousands of years ago, you need comfortable shoes. I have been living in THESE Nike’s. Honestly, I think they’re so cute. You can see how I’ve worn them HERE and HERE. IF YOU HAVE A TRIP COMING UP, ESPECIALLY TO ITALY … Do NOT wear flats. Do NOT wear booties. [I made the mistake of wearing booties yesterday. Not fun!] I would say sandals are also not a good idea, but I would understand if it was the summer because it does get hot here and sneaker might be too hot.


I think all of these are so cute and, aside from the first dress, they’re all pretty affordable. Speaking of the first dress, I just can’t get enough of Mara Hoffman. Sure, I wish it was more affordable but it’s all so cute … I’m always tempted to fork over the cash for everything. Resist, Haley. Resist. MAC just came out with a lip stain and I’m interested in seeing how it looks. There are so many color options, too, which is fun. I also want to try THIS new formula by them, as well.

UNDER $50 ALERT >> All the others [THIS off-the-shoulder white top, THIS cute pair of shorts, and THIS loose, striped tank] are all wardrobe essentials that are currently available and UNDER $50! Happy Shopping! xo.

HEAD’S UP >> Also, wanted to let y’all know that THIS bright pink dress is available again this year in the bright pink and four other fun summer colors! I wore it last year down in West Palm Beach for my friends Bachelorette Weekend. I think it runs true to size. I bought the small and had to get it sized down, but the material is a little thin.

Enjoy your Friday, ladies! xo.




  1. How 2 Wear It wrote:

    I have really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful Insta’s and snap’s of your Italian adventures! I also have been wearing my Nike’s and utility jacket so much the past couple of days! Enjoy the last few days of your trip!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Published 4.15.16 · Reply
  2. Gretchen wrote:

    I gotta get those Nike’s!! Your trip looks so fun, I love following your Snaps!

    Published 4.15.16 · Reply
  3. Jenna wrote:

    I’ve done all of Italy basically and in summer flip flops are pretty doable. If you’re in a boot/heel season, avoid them at all costs in cities with cobblestone. Rome is the worst when it comes to cobblestone. You’ll want sneakers of some sort. Flats are generally pretty horrible when it comes to uneven surface and you’ll end up with a broken foot- like I did.

    Published 4.15.16 · Reply
  4. Kathryn wrote:

    It sounds like you had a great trip! Love this roundup.

    xx Kathryn

    Published 4.18.16 · Reply
  5. Grace Olivia Parry wrote:

    I looove that pineapple sweat, it’s so so pretty <3 fab choices and I definitely agree with your on the travel footwear front!

    Grace xo

    Published 4.19.16 · Reply