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Dear College Roomie Caryn: Here’s What To Wear In Europe

Caryn Goes to Italy

A few weeks ago my college roomie Caryn (above) asked us for help in coming up with stuff to wear on her upcoming trip to Spain, France, and Italy. Coincidentally, since I’m broke as a joke (thanks, homeownership) and can’t afford to actually BUY anything, I’ve been Pinning a sh*t ton of looks lately; I guess I’m vicariously living thru my Pins and pretending I’m going to follow thru and BUY the stuff I’m saving. Bless my heart.

So with this new assignment, I looked for inexpensive looks that were cute (duh), easy, breezy, and could be worn on either a leisurely day checking out the sites, or at a lovely romantic dinner with her cute younger boyfriend (sorry gurl; you know I had to slip that in there). Oh, and keep in mind she has a pretty bangin’ body, so she’s going to look so cute in these pretty little outfits:

So Caryn: Here are some fashion finds I’D recommend for you, you vixen you:

Free People Sienna Off The Shoulder Top – $76.80: Doesn’t this scream Spain?

Free People Sienna Black

MINKPINK Neighborhood Romper – $63:

Minkpink Neighborhood Romper

Cupshe Free Spirit Embroidery Dress – $23.99:

Cupshe Free Spirit Embroidered Dress

Chambray Romper – $49:

Lulus Party Pit Stop Chambray Romper

Floral Print Maxi Dress – $29.90:

Floral Print Maxi Dress - Forever21

Shortsleeved Striped Pocked Dress – $19.79: Wear with cute flats.

SheIn Multicolor Tees Short Sleeved Dress

Ulysses Top – $48:

Ulysses Top

Floral Print Maxi Dress – $24.90:

Floral Print Maxi Dress

Floral Embroidered Kimono – $27.90:

Floral Embroidered Kimono

As seen on Andee Layne, the prettiest mommy blogger in the land:

Andee Layne

Floral Slide-Slit Maxi Skirt – $15.90: Can be totally dressed up or down (think cute white tee tucked in, with flats).

Floral Slit Maxi Skirt

Strapless Flounce Printed Maxi Dress – $17.37:

Strapless Flounce Printed Maxi | Covet Living

Long Sleeved Floral Print Dress – $25.28

SheIn Multicolour Long Sleeve Floral Print Dress

(Seen here on B_Soup)

White Deep V-Neck Dress – $16.62: A perfect cover-up if needed.

SheIn White Deep V-Neck Loose Dress | Covet Living

Zipper Crop Jacket – $43.89: Wear at night if it gets chilly. Like over one of the maxis.

Black Jacket

Pleated Crepe Dress – $24.97:

Pleated Crepe Dress

Button Front Romper – $20: Very simple, but that’s kind of what you want when you’re hiking all around Europe.

Button Front Romper

Blue Chambray Top – $48: Wear with shorts or white skinny jeans:

Lulus Collar Blue Chambray Top

Flare Sleeve Mini Dress – $58:

Flare Sleeve Mini Dress

Dreamland Top – $38: Looks so soft and comfy.

Dreamland Top

Lotus Love Light Blue Romper – $49: I really want this. Mom, if you’re reading this, will you buy this for me?

Lotus Love Blue Print Romper

Embroidered Peasant Dress – $24.90:

Embroidered Peasant Dress

Skort with Wrap Front – $68: Again, dress up or down with cute black flats for daytime.

Shorts - Wrap Front

Linear Print Shorts – $46.40:

Linear Print Shorts

Sparks Fly Red Print Shorts – $43:

Sparks Fly Red Print Shorts

Blank Denim Black Denim Shorts – $68:

Blank Denim Saturated Denim Shorts

Converse Women’s Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Sneakers – $49.99:

Converse Women's Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Sneakers | Covet Living

 

Core Plus Lace Up Sneakers – $74.95:

New Balance Core Plus Lace Up Sneakers

Jasmyn Lace Up Sandles – $90:

Jasmyn Lace Up Sandals

Snake-Embossed Gladiator Sandals – $98:

Snake Embossed Gladiator Lace Up Sandals

Lace Up Espradilles – $110:

Espadrille Flats

“Joanna” Straw Hat – $44:

Joanna Straw Hat

Shady Print Beige Sun Hat – $21:

Lulu Shady Palms Beige Hat

PS, I know you won’t get this, but you would look SO CUTE IN THIS for dinner! So I’m throwing it in: Red Petals Off Shoulder Dress – $60:

re:named Red Petals Off Shoulder Dress | Covet Living

Ok, that’s it – for now.

Caryn – I hope you like some of these. I’m so jealous of you, but am happy for you, but hate you, but can’t wait to see your pics.

Love,

Your fave roomie ever,

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20 Awesome & Inexpensive Target Pillows You’ll Want to Buy

Hi friends! So, I’m a BIG believer in decor not having to cost you your firstborn. When you walk into someone’s house, you either feel that giddy sense of delight upon taking it all in, or you don’t. And some of the best homes I’ve been in, where I have had this feeling, belonged to an owner who mixed both (sometimes heavily) discounted, clearance, finds with higher end pieces. I LOVE that. With that said, I recently perused Target‘s pillow selection when looking at stuff for my office, and I am telling you… their pillows are MONEY. Just look at ’em below. Super cute, relatively speaking pretty inexpensive (some are downright dirt cheap). Mix them with other accent pillows for a couch and voila. No breaking the bank. Get a look at my fave 20 – and there are oodles more on Target.com:

Target pillows on the cheap | Covet Living

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Target Pillows on the Cheap | Covet Living

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Target pillows on the cheap | Covet Living

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Hearts and stars,

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