The Perfect Spring Dress + $200 Nordstrom Gift Card & Palm Beach Tan Giveaway

It’s that time of year again when bikini season is just around the corner and the last thing we want to be is awfully pale. As you all know, taking care of my skin has become more important to me than ever before but I still love a good sunkissed glow. I have told y’all this before, but my place of choice for both sunbed and sunless tanning has always been Palm Beach Tan. I’ve been going to their salons since I was in high school and still find them to be the best around in terms of advanced technology, products, and experience.

Since I have a few vacations coming up (LA, Palm Springs, Hawaii, and a few others in the works) I have been making frequent trips to Palm Beach Tan to get my base tan. I have only been tanning in the beds on occasion (2-3x/month & ALWAYS cover my face) only because I don’t want to BURN  like crazy on my vacations. My real secret though is the sunless spray tanning. They usually last 2+ weeks and I love the natural glow they give my skin.

12 Spring Finds < $100

12 finds for Spring 2017

Spring has always been my favorite time of year (for a few reasons), but especially when it comes to wardrobe options! We can finally put away our winter coats and bust out our cutoff jean shorts & pretty sandals. There are always so many fun pieces that come out this time of year, so I wanted to share a roundup of some great budget friendly options to add to your Spring wardrobe. I recently added these gorgeous (under $70) black pearl embellished slide sandals to my Spring shoe collection.  They add simple elegance to any look and will be on my feet all Spring/Summer long!

The Embellished Maxi Dress You Need Now

embellished maxi dress

Every once in a while I like to get out of my (casual tomboy style) comfort zone to try something new. And when you have the opportunity to wear an insanely dreamy embellished maxi dress like this one, you do it. I’m super excited to be partnering up with Urban Outfitters to bring y’all this very different look today. Can you believe we shot this in the city of Houston? Only Bri Costello could make the city look like we were out in the desert.

This embellished maxi dress is seriously a dream and belongs in every girls closet. I mean, it’s one of those pieces that you would keep and pass down to your daughter some day. It can be worn as a swim coverup, but it would also be really pretty for a bride’s rehearsal dinner dress if you’re getting married at the beach (obviously you wouldn’t wear it with a bodysuit/swimsuit underneath, but a fitted slip dress like this one would work perfectly).

Vintage Style Band Tees (under $50)

vintage style band tees rolling stones

One of my go-to looks has always been jeans + a tee, so the amount of tee’s I have accumulated over the years is actually embarrassing. When I saw this Rolling Stone tee though (grey version here), I couldn’t resist. It has that worn in feel to make it look vintage, but without the vintage price tag (under $45)! I also wore another Rolling Stones tee during NYFW with jeans, black booties, and a leather jacket… so I guess you could say I’m a fan? This one says ’89 in the bottom corner and that’s the year I was born, so obviously I took that as a sign we were meant to be…

Learning to Rework Your Wardrobe: Grey Tiered Sweater Dress

tiered sweater dress grey

Learning to rework your wardrobe and wear things from one season to another is a struggle (I think) we all face. If I’m being completely transparent, this has always been a challenge for me and something I constantly try to work on. If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram for a while now, you will know this is obvious because I rarely repeat outfits other than bags, shoes, or jewelry.  Part of this is because in my efforts to be better about reworking my wardrobe, I am purchasing less, making my closet more curated, and investing in more classic pieces that I know are going to last.

Since the fashion world is constantly evolving & changing, it’s easy for us to always want the next seasons trendiest piece, but that’s not always realistic and sometimes what you’re looking for is already sitting right there in your closet. That’s how I feel about this grey tiered sweater dress (under $70)….

Trend Alert: Embroidered Jeans

cute topshop embroidered jeans

There’s no doubt that embroidered jeans (or denim in general) are having their moment. From the runway to high street, we’re seeing this trend all across the board and to be quite frank, I can’t get enough of it. Here I am wearing my embroidered jeans to elevate my casual street style look, but these jeans can certainly be dressed up with a pair of heels/platforms and a more sleek top. Speaking of, I am loving this choker neck sweatshirt (under $45). It’s a little better than your average sweatshirt and the color is divine…am I right?!

See a handful more of my favorite embroidered jeans at the moment below….xx

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