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.