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I think we all can agree 2020 has been a RIDE to say the LEAST! I do think its funny though because despite us all having to stay home for most of the year, that has not stopped new trends from emerging! I LOVE fashion and trying new trends; putting outfits together in my head is probably one of my most fav things to do in the world!!! Thats why I’m SO excited to be working with rue21 on this post!!! Not only has it been crazy times out here in 2020, but its been crazy times financially for almost everyone!! Thats why I’m so happy that rue21 always carries the new trends at an affordable price!! Let me show you all the cute affordable trends I got to try thanks to rue21!!

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  • Sweat Pants Who would have EVER thought this would be a serious fashion trend!!! LOL but I saw this trend sort of start on tiktok because of course during the Q I downloaded it with the rest of the world who hadn’t yet, and fell in love, for real I can sit on tiktok for HOURS!! I also wanted all the sweat pants LOL never thought I’d be obsessed with sweat pants but here we are!!!! These are great for lounging around the house and running day to day errands! I love dressing them up!!

Click Here for the Teal Sweat Pants                       Click Here for the Black and White

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  • Paper Bag Shorts I’ve been a HUGE fan of the paper bag pant trend but had yet to try out the shorts. YEP just as obsessed! They are slimming comfy and they go with so much!! I think Comfy clothes and 2020 are synonymous at this point haha!

Click here for these Black Paper Bag Shorts

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  • Biker Shorts If you have ever wondering about trying this trend please do!! It is SO COMFY and chic! It is the athleisure uniform!! My favorite way to style them is with a cute over sized T!! Such a FUN and COMFY trend!!

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Click Here for the Biker Shorts                                           Click Here for the Oversized Tee

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  • Skinny Strapped Tank I have seen these everywhere for lots and lots of dollars COUGH revolve COUGH so I was STOKED to see how affordable this one was!! Its like a staple piece and its ribbed so its elevated!! I’m now a huge fan of these! These straps make a big difference!

Click here for the Strappy Black Tank

  • One Shoulder Tops I recently ordered a bathing suit with one shoulder and fell in love so I knew I had to try this trend!! Also I love how neutral this one is plus its mesh which I feel is super 2020!! I am now a one shoulder girl lol and will DEF be wearing this trend often!!!

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One Shoulder Bodysuit

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  • Over Sized Blazers I’ve seen these for awhile now and haven’t pulled the trigger due to price!! When I saw this one I had to scoop it!! Its perfect for fall!! Can’t wait to style it with chunky boots and chunky sneakers!! Its going to be my fall staple!! I love the checkered plaid!! Its such a look!!

Click Here for the Checkered Oversized Blazer

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  • Layered Necklaces as a girl who has just become jewlery obsessed this is a trend I’ve been dying to try!! I was so excited to order this set! I also love how they can be warn separately or with other pieces since they aren’t attached!! My favorite is the snake necklace! Ive been wanting one forever!! Very 2020!!

Click Here for the Layered Necklace

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  • Pendant Necklaces These are SO CUTE to me but the ones I’ve seen have been SO PRICEY!! So obviously I was stoked to see this one!! I cannot wait to wear it!! I feel like they go with most outfits and especially look great with a simple outfit to add that punch of flair!!

Click Here for the Pendant Necklace

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  • Butterfly Hair Clips Hello BLAST FROM THE PAST!! These are so cute and nostalgic to me!! They are also SO FREAKING CUTE IN YOUR HAIR!! I’m like WHY did we EVER stop wearing these!!!! Loved getting to try out this trend! I hope its back for good lol!

Click Here for the Butterfly Hair Clips

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  • Toe Rings I remember having these as a little girl, and it hasn’t been till recently that I’ve seen them around again and I AM OBSESSED they as just a little touch of fun and put togetherness that we need in 2020 these have been an almost everyday wear for me!! So glad rue21 has these for me to try!!!

Click Here for the Gold Toe Rings           Click Here for the Silver Toe Rings

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  • Bucket Hats When these came out I thought they were fun but never thought I would like them, and then I saw all the cute way you can style them!! I’m SO glad rue21 had these because they are actually super cute and I am OBSESSED!! I also do think everyone had one off these when they were a little girl! Ohh nostalgia!

Click Here for the Bucket Hat

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  • Cowrie Shell Jewelry Is my favorite jewelry trend in a long time! I love the beachy laid back style of this trend. Also being a beach girl through and through this trend has my heart! I’m OBSESSED with these earrings

Click here for the Earrings

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  • Statement Clips These have been around for a while but I’m still obsessed. Hair clips can be one of those things that put the little umpt in your outfit, an outfit elevator if you will! Love that rue21 had these!!

Click Here for the Hair Clips

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Please tell me which of these is your favorite trend??? comment down below!! I’m so grateful for rue21 sponsoring this post! I actually LOVE all of these trends and can’t wait to wear them in my everyday life!! HOPE YOUR DAY IS FILLED WITH TONS OF SUNSHINE!!! LOVE YOU BYYYYEEE!!

 

 

MEMBERS ONLY #IAMAMEMBER

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For me part of fashion is self care! I think thats why fashion has a big part in altering my mood! It can bring out my spunkiness, or my calm side, and all the sides in-between really! Thats why I LOVE  Members Only!

I remember getting my first Members Only jacket at my first big girl job. That job was in a predominately male dominated industry. It was so easy to get pushed around, I learned that pretty quickly! I used little things like walking into meetings wearing my Members only jacket to bring out my inner badass!

IMG_4069Bring out your inner badass in a Members Only jacket too!! Click HERE to a link of the one I am wearing!!

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Hope you have a great day, and wear clothes that bring out who you are!!!

LOVE YOU BYE!

IMG_1064Hello!

I had so much fun making my youtube video of my favorite place ever! So I thought I’d make a blog post as well, that way you guys can have a tangible list! I recommend screen shotting this blog post for refer back too!

Like in my video I’m going to start in…

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Grayton Beach:

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Black Bear Bread Co.

The aesthetic is 10/10 it has a coastal modern vibe without trying to hard, which is easy to do when you’re going coastal. They have THE BEST avocado toast, coffee, tea, and homemake all of these pastries/breads! There is such a good loungey vibe in there. I could sit there forever!! They also make an amazing mimosa (fresh squeezed) the only catch is they are $10 so I usually only order ONE and thats IF I’m splurging! They did JUST START doing a happy hour and they have organic sulfate free wines only so I’m excited to check that out ASAP! They also now serve raw oysters which I happen to be a big fan of so I will soon be making an afternoon instead of breakfast stop here! Anyways its hands down one of my FAVORITE 30a spots and is a MUST DO when you’re in the area!

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This place is the essence of cool! On the inside it feel like its straight out of Brooklyn! They usually play hiphop, and the Japanese esque art work makes the aesthetic a 10/10 for me! The most import part THE FOOD is amazing!! 30A NEEDED a noodle bar, and this one is DELICIOUS! Probably top 2 romen I’ve ever had! Also they have hand made dumplings of the day with the yummiest flavor combos! I also can’t not mention their pork buns!!! ommggg! SO GOOD! Also they have Sriracha POPCORN!!!! Its SO GOOD! They also carry a yummy cheap Japanese beer I think its called tiger? or something?? but it pares perfectly with there food to me!

Red Bar

RIP this place was MAGIC! The red lights, the jazzy band, the plethora of HUGE melted candles everywhere, ALL the memorabilia,  the chandlers and disco balls, there was NO PLACE like it in the world! (and don’t even get me started on the food) Unfortunately this enchanted establishment burnt down at the end of 2018. FORTUNATELY! This place will be reopened Memorial Day weekend this year, and the owner is working his hardest to bring the same exact charm, and mystique back! They are using the original floor plans, and everything! Now lets get to the food! The servers walk around with a chalk board with 5 itdx

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Seaside:

IMG_1078IMG_1075Modica Market– This place is my favorite grocery store in the entire world, its small and so freaking cute! It looks like something you might see in Europe (from what I imagine) They have the most amazing deli as well. You can’t order wrong here, but you REALLY need to get a fresh squeezed mimosa while you are here! I usually get the BIGGEST one they have and walk around the town with it.

Bud and Alleys– This place is a perfect sunset watching spot, but the food isn’t my favorite. Don’t get me wrong the food is good but if you have limited time there are other restaurants that the food is wow worthy, so I would wouldn’t do a meal here. Drinks and sunset, YES! You can sit back and watch the sun over the ocean with a drink or beer in hand. This is more of a beer place I think.

IMG_1076Raw & Juicy- This place is good, its a food truck! They have a ton of healthy food, fresh juices, smoothies its pretty much all vegan. They have super yummy acai bowls, and in the summer have coconuts they cut open and will add some alcohol too!( They also have a stand alone store front in Alys beach as well)

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Watercolor: 

IMG_1095Fish out of Water: FOOW has THE best happy hour on 30a period! I know I said in my video you could skip this one but I’ve thinking about it and if its a nice day you REALLY should go to there happy hour! The view is out of this world!!! The drinks are good! Not my absolute favorite but still SUPER YUM!

IMG_1096Wine Bar: This place is a great go to! They have an awesome Happy Hour as well! There’s is the first happy hour on 30a meaning it actually starts when it opens! The food is good as well! If we want to drink early we usually time it where we have some happy hour win here before heading to FOOW, since they are directly across the street from each other! The aesthetic is crisp, and slightly laid back for the area!

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Caliza Pool- This place is a SHOW STOPPER!! The aesthetic is Morocco meets Greece at the beach. Its breath takingly beautiful!!!! The food is AMAZING too and the drinks are so yum!!! I could sit there all dayyyy Also they have an AWESOME happy hour too!!! They close in the winter time though and unless you are staying in Albs beach you don’t have access to the pool! But you can still eat and drink here!

 

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NEAT- This place is special to me! Not only am I obsessed with there craft cocktails, but there small bite are super yum too!! The aesthetic is coastal and neutrals but with pops of red and a modern vibe! I could literally sit here ALL DAY and I have hahaha! They also do Wine and Song every Tuesday! Its a set price for 3 or 4 wines I believe and live acoustic music! So fun and relaxing!! They pour at your pace so as long as you are it in the time frame you won’t miss out on this deal!

George- This place reminds me of something you would see in like nantucket, or Watersound lol! Its beautiful, and the food is in the running for my favorite on 30a! ITS DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFULLLL You can sit inside or outside, if its a pretty day I recommend outside! *Please try the crab saladddd you will be thanking me later I promise

Rosemary Beach:

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The Pearl Roof Top (Havana Bar)- LOUNGE CITY! lol But for real! There is NOTHING like sitting in the cabanas upstairs at the pearl, or by the fire pits in the winter! They have a great happy hour! I recommend the Frosè (they say its like 1 bottle of rose in one cup!) imagine sitting under a white cabana over looking the BEAUTY that is Rosemary Beach. You feel like you are in Europe!

F20060FD-20CC-475A-A814-69B1DD1D3B31 2The Pearl Inside Bar and restaurant- The inside bar feels like home to me! Probably because they have the BEST bartenders! Erin, Zach, Sire! but honestly all of them! They change the drink menu quarterly, and they are always coming up with something creative and yummy! Its also SO cozy up there! Anytime I’m in town I have to stop by and grab a drink, they have a great happy hour as well, along with YUMMY happy hour food! Get the pimento cheese!!!!

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Pescado- Might me my most favorite…. you just cannot beat the view, the food, and the drinks are amazinggg as well!! Also the decor in there is really thoughtfully done. Its very coastal, with fresh neutrals, and the softest pops of color. The food I could go on and go about, you cannot order wrong here, and one of my most favorite bartenders ever Tatiana works there!! She is the best!! UGH Please go here for a sunset or a dreamy brunch, but know you will NEED a reservation, thats how special this place is, unless you are in the dead of off season it will be packed!

IMG_5612La Crema- ohhhhh THE CHOCOLATE FONDUE!! I have dreams about there milk chocolate fondu  with a peanut butter swirl! They also have good food but are mostly know for there desserts, for good reason because they are out of this world! Its the perfect way to make an even out of dessert! LOVE the romantic beachy decor! Its screams Malibu to me!! You have to go share a bottle of wine and dessert!!

 Paradis- The food at this romantic slice of heaven is out of this world! I am still thinking about the Ahi tuna dish I had here! The crust was just that memorable YUMMM Its mysterious romantically and perfect for an intimate dinner! The decor isn’t so much m y styler but its still STELLAR!

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Shaka Noodle Bar- So this is a noodle bar, and I’ve had there ramen it is good but the real winner here is the SUSHI!! The sushi is AMAZING!! They have this one roll with bacon I believe its called the maverick? I don’t know but its SO FREAKING GOOD!! I love the decor in there and the food is AWESOME! Its my favorite sushi in the WORLD RN!!! They also have Sake Cocktails!!!!! They are AMAZING and refreshing!!!

Well I hope this helped you! Honestly 30A is such a magical place! Thank you for letting me share!!

Torri

This ones for you because SEO hates this title lol!

I’m tired of people saying they can’t pull trends they love off! It is 2020 and that is not the energy we are bring into the new year okurrr!! I’m going to give you some  guidelines and tips that I follow when I decide what to wear, and also give you specific pieces that are good go too’s!

GUYS I LOVE CLOTHES SO MUCH! lolll its an issue! Also I feel like its really easy to buy something cute, but not so easy to pull of the “put together” look that finishes off your outfit! When I put together an outfit I follow either one of two guidelines.

Guide Line one: Maybe I have a piece that Im OBSESSED with like a new pair of shoes, some statement earrings, a top, or even a pair pants. I will pick one item I’m super obsessed with and BOOM make the whole outfit centered around that! Then in my head I will think of ways to style this ONE ITEM! Tackling it with this in mind makes for a cute outfit!

EXAMPLE BELOW! I wanted to highlight the dress so I paired it with more casual muted shoes and a hat that matched the shoes to make it a little more casual! Also I wanted to highlight the pants so I paired them with a muted simple top, but finished it off with a fun head band!

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Guide Line two: TONES I stick to my TONES! Cool, warm, and sometimes in the summer even jewel tones. I pick one tone and go in that direction! I usually do this if there isn’t an item I’m trying to highlight or base an outfit off of! See examples below!

Tones! Wether it but warm nudes, Jewel blues, or darker tones they all complement each other and make for a cute outfit! Basically if you were to pull each color of your outfit into a little square, would they complement and look good next to each other? Or would they clash!? Thats what you should ask yourself if you’re ever unsure!

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Here are some pieces you NEED in your closet, these are SUPER important when finishing off a look. An outfit go’s from cute to SO CUTE WHERE DID YOU GET THAT! All you have to do is finish it off by doing one or more of these things!

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  • Jewelry

Guys its actually super important it finishes off a look. I used to be someone who didn’t not accessorize and ever since I started, it made a world of a difference!! There are certain pieces you need to have in your arsenal. You should have a go to dainty, goes with everything, SIMPLE necklace to start (in gold and silver), go to hoops (gold and silver), go to simple studs, and some basic rings that you can stack! These make your outfit look finished off, like you effortlessly thought through your outfit!

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  • Hats

Hats turn BLAH outfits into WOW outfits! Its that simple!! They can make a Tee shirt and jeans look like you walked out of an Instagram AD lol!!  I’ve told you HOW OBSESSED I am with lack of color hats!! I saw this one in a store the other day and I literally carried it around with me and ALMOST bought it… I’m still dreaming of you but need one more week of saving! hahah But seriously hats complete outfits. They make everything come together, or BAM put one on and you are magically put together!! YOU need a good go to hat (I have a few) that you can throw on to take your simple outfit to the next level.

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  • Head bands/Hair pieces

Talk about something that instantly elevates your outfit. Much like hats, BOOM you are automatically more put together when you throw an head band on, or tie a scarf in your hair! Its like magic! This takes minimal effort, it really is the little things!

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  • Bright/Big Statement earrings

EARRINGS are also an instant tie together!! This specifically works when you have a color you want to highlight in an outfit! Sometimes just adding an earring adds the WOW factor! Big fun earrings brings a confident appearance, and is sometimes the finishing touch in bringing your outfit to life!

A big part to all of this is CONFIDENCE!!! I’m a huge advocate of wearing whatever YOU like and wearing it proudly. When you take the time to put outfits together with things that you truely love there is no reason on gods green earth you shouldn’t hold your head high and rock whatever the hell you feel is YOU! There is only one YOU in the entire world and be creative follow these rules or don’t. Wear whatever speaks to you!

I love you!!

Torri

Thanks so much for giving this week off of work, to deal with some personal things. I am an open book, but both of these are not exactly MY story to tell, sorry for being vague.

Anyway I am BACK for your weekly dose of sunshine! Here are some things in the following categories to get you through the week!

  • Song or Album
  • Movie, Series, Documentary, or Podcast
  • Item of Clothing or Accessory
  • Beauty Product
  • Quote of Week

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Super Love- Whethan, feat. Oh Wonder

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG!! Its such a summer BOP! This song fell into my lap last summer, and it has stayed up on my list since then!! Its so happy and fun but the lyrics are still meaty and important, which is ALWAYS a must for me!! Okay give this a listen and enjoy!!!

Apple Music    Spotify    Youtube

Bob Lazar: Area 51 and Flying Saucers

Okay just so you know I can GET DOWN on some conspiracy theories, aliens, the Mandela effect, ghost, whateverrr. Its not that I necessarily believe it but I love to watch them and let my mind wonder!! This DOC does not disappoint! It will leave you questioning and feeling weird lollll (In the best way!)

Watch it on Netflix

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A good versatile Band Tee!

Okay so band tees have been around for since like before we were all born and all that. They seem stale right?! NO! for the times you cannot find ANYTHING TO WEAR! THROW ONE ON, AND CALL IT A PROGRAM! I love when you can throw something on and always count on it! Band tees are a busy/lazy girls (pick your excuse) go too! You need one in your closet for those times when you cannot figure out what to wear!! Get one that pairs well with jeans, shorts, leggings, skirts so it can be your go too!

HERES MY CURRENT FAV!

Volition Beauty Celery Green Cream

Guys… I DID NOT expect to LOVE this stuff as much as I do. I agreed to work with them on a sponsored IG post because this stuff sounded AMAZING!! To be transparent they agreed to send it to me in exchange for a sponsored post I typically DO NOT DO POST FOR FREE because social media is my main source of income. But I COULD NOT get this stuff off my mind, so I agreed, and GUYS I am in LURVE with this stuff!! It smells/ feels SO GOOD!! It feels like my skin is drinking a cold glass of water when I apply it, it reminds me of Clinique Moisture Surge but better!! RUN don’t walk to grab some of this!! Also Volition as a company is SO COOL! They make products based off of customer suggestions!! ISNT THAT SO COOL!! YOU CAN JUST BE LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK THEY WORLD NEEDS, A MOISTURIZER MADE WITH CELERY JUICE, AND THEY WILL MAKE IT!!!! hahahah

BUY IT HERE!  

Quote of the Week!

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“I urge you to please notice when you are happy” -Kurt Vonnegut

You know I wanted a quote about pushing forward no matter what, but when I was doing my usually Pinterest scowl to try to find something, I came across this! It stopped me dead in my tracks, and made me think; I’m always making it a point to talk about when things are bad or hard, but rarely do I EVER say “I’m super happy lately, things are great!” How sad is it, that we often gloss over the times when things are going well. Why are we always waiting for the other shoe to fall, why are we so apped to over look the times when things are good? This needs to change, I challenge you to take inventory of your life often and acknowledge the good, bask in it, shout it from the roof tops. Things don’t have to be perfect to be happy either. Find your shiny moments take them in and hold on tight to them.

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I hope you got something from this, I hope you enjoy these recs and know that I write this and do this with all the love in my heart! I LOVE YOU!!

BYE!