Vacation State of Mind

Ready for Vacation Outfit

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Happy summer! I know that summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21 this year, but Memorial Day has always been the unofficial kickoff to summer for me.  And with summer comes summer vacation!  I’m already in a vacation state of mind. Today I’m sharing the perfect vacation outfit that you can wear before vacation to get in the mood.

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Top: J.Crew Factory c/o Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass (similar and similar under $20) Jeans: Old Navy (more colors) // Neck scarf: J.Crew Factory c/o Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass –just $5! // Handbag: Who What Wear via Target // Espadrilles: Target Earrings: Sugarfix via Target–$15 // Sunglasses: Quay

These tee and scarf were part of my outlet shopping haul from my girls day with What Nicole Wore. I’ve always liked the way that neck scarves look on others, but I’ve shied away from them until recently. This tee and neck scarf combo is very chic–to achieve the look, fold the neckscarf in half to where it looks like a triangle. Then, roll it down from the widest side to the point in a little over 1″ increments. Finally, tie it around your neck like a choker.

For a total vacation outfit vibe, add straw accessories! My espadrilles were a recent clearance find at my Target, but they’re still available online for $25!  They’re the perfect neutral shoe for summer.  My round burlap bag is also a recent Target find. Round bags are all the rage this summer.

Are you going on vacation? Let me know your plans in the comments!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 5.30.17

    These pieces look so cute together! So glad you snatched up this neck scarf (:

  2. 5.30.17
    Dara said:

    I have to wear my neck scarf still! You’re looking great.

  3. 5.30.17

    I love those bright blue pants, so perfect on you!

  4. 5.30.17

    This outfit is summer darling! I love the classic scarf around the neck! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  5. 5.30.17
    Ruth Maldonado said:

    Such a cute Summery outfit. I love the teal pants and the scarf tie too!

  6. 5.30.17
    Emily B. said:

    Love this look for jet setting…stylish yet comfortable is the way to go! The top is so fun and those shoes are perfect for lots of walking. i bought a similar pair for our trip to Boston.

  7. 5.30.17

    That shirt is so much fun!!! And I love the bright pants! I always want to model outfits after yours… I hope that doesn’t sound creepy! 😉

  8. 5.31.17
    Rebecca Young said:

    I love the colour of your trousers!
    I have just bought a pair of lightweight turquoise trousers for the summer.

  9. 5.31.17
    Talia Weinberg said:

    Going to Myrtle Beach soon! Need to find some espadrilles like those!

  10. 5.31.17
    Kellyann said:
  11. 5.31.17
    Jill said:

    This reminds me that I bought a neck scarf a few months ago and haven’t worn it yet! Such a cute look!

    Doused In Pink

  12. 6.1.17
    Mary said:

    Love the bright pants!

  13. 6.1.17
    Jonet Gleason Wooten said:

    I love how you’ve paired the capris with a fun t and a chic scarf to pull the look together. Bravo, darling! Xo Jonet

  14. 6.1.17

    Hey sugar! So glad to run into a Kentucky gal through Jennie’s link-up today. My mom and brother live in Lexington. Have always wanted to visit the outlet mall. Maybe when I visit next week.
    Your tee is like a mini-vacay all on its own. Super cute. Love your whole look.

  15. 6.2.17

    Such a cute look! I’m obsessed with your bag!
    xo Adri |

  16. 6.2.17
    Nicole Mölders said:

    This is a nice look for vacation. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  17. 6.2.17

    Such a fun, bright outfit! I love that bag especially.


  18. 6.3.17
    Edwige A. said:

    Such a cute and chic outfit! I love the neck tie style!
    Edwige | htpp://

  19. 6.4.17
    Shell said:

    That top is cute as & I LOVE the turquoise jeans!

    Shell // The Novice Life

  20. 6.5.17
    Katie D said:

    What a cute tee! It looks perfect with the turquoise jeans!


  21. 6.5.17

    I love your scarf, it has a chic touch to your outfit!
    The Color Palette

  22. 6.7.17

    i love your outfits! the scarf is so pretty too !

  23. 6.10.17
    kats said:

    You’ve sure captured the holiday vibe – wish I could find some jeans that colour here in Aus! Love turquoise to bits xxx