Bright [Style] on a Budget : The Blues of Summer + Giveaway Preview

***Don’t forget to check out the preview of the next BRIGHT Giveaway at the end of this post***

My absolutely favorite color is aqua/Tiffany blue, closely followed by other shades of blue and green, like mint, periwinkle, and cobalt.  This dress I picked up from the GAP Outlet is like a palette of some of my favorite colors!
Dress: GAP Outlet, details here
Necklace: Origami Owl
Watch: Coach (gift from hubby)

The dress is not only the perfect color palette for summer, but it’s also the perfect material too– so lightweight! Oh, and let’s not forget that it has pockets!  I plan to wear this on our upcoming beach vacation (be sure to follow me on Instagram for snaps).

Shoes: Coach Jacinta flats c/o Marshall’s, $44.99

 I’m in love love love with these Coach flats!  They’re a great color and super comfy!  I happened to find them on the clearance rack in Marshall’s.  $60 is the top limit of what I will spend on Coach shoes, and that’s just because they’re so comfortable!  I only buy them when I find them on clearance at Marshall’s, Macy’s, etc., or on sale on Coach.com with an extra 25% off coupon.

Here’s the dress paired with my new crossbody from Coach Factory.  This purse is perfect for shopping trips, running errands, or if you have a little one that need to have both hands free to wrangle.

Crossbody: Coach Factory, details here.

Yes, almost everything I bought on my recent shopping trip (here and here) was some shade of blue.

Nail Color: China Glaze’s Sunday Funday, $5.75

Below is a closeup of my necklace.  It’s from Origami Owl.  I love this jewelry line because it’s fun– everything is interchangeable, and quite frankly, the little charms remind me of Polly Pocket (when she was itty bitty). The lady I order from, Wendy Gauze, donates all of her profits to her church youth group.  I host online parties through her every so often, and usually end up getting my items for free or at a good discount.  You can check out her online store here.

32″ Silver Large Flat Oval Link Custom Chain, Large Silver Twist Locket w/ Pure White Face (I also have the hot pink face), Large Silver I <3 You Plate, Charms (clockwise, l to r)- Beach Ball, Snorkeling Mask, Bully Proof Shield, Silver June Birthstone Boy, Blog, Bubble Bath, To Go Coffee Cup

And last but not least. . .

BRIGHT Giveaway Preview

So, I promised a while back that I would do a wedding bouquet tutorial, and while it may have seemed like it was never going to happen, it has!  Here’s a preview of what’s coming later this week– how to make your own wedding bouquet (+ boutonniere) for around $20–and I also will be giving this bouquet away as part of  the post!  Is anyone excited for this?! I used neutral colors so that it will work for whoever wins.

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