Saltwater Sparkle

Style by the sea.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Let's begin

Hello and welcome!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog, where I hope to share some of my loves with you.  Living by the beach has definitely made an influence on my style, encouraging me to dress colorfully, embrace patterns, and learn to accept the various effects of humidity.

Recently, I was lucky enough to travel to Europe with my sisters.  It feels a little odd kicking off Memorial Day with me in Europe, but I thought it as a great place to begin.  Since it was much cooler in Ireland and France than in South Carolina, it definitely put my layering skills to the test!  Luckily, I also picked up a great Kate Spade bag for the trip.  The neutral stone color managed to go with everything (and as a bonus, it was big enough to fill up with souvenirs!).

The pictures here are from exploring the Cliffs of Moher and the Irish countryside.  I think the most amazing part of Ireland was just it's incredible natural beauty... and I don't think I've ever seen a place quite as Green!  

Since it was a little chilly, layering was key.  An inexpensive chambray shirt paired great with a jeweled collared shirt from J Crew Factory and made for one less necklace to pack.  Suede booties were comfortable enough for all the walking and kept me on trend.  It might also be impossible to go wrong with J Crew Factory Gigi pants.  They run big (definitely buy at least a size down) but feel like leggings while looking like pants and having the wonderful bonus of pockets.

Let's be real though... The real MVP of this outfit was the powder blue coat.  It was discovered at an amazing store that needs to come to America ASAP called Penneys.  The coat was marked down to under ten euro but also seems really well made for the price.  I almost can't wait for fall again so I can whip it out again back in the USA!

chambray top // jeweled striped top (sold out) similar here in navy // GiGi pants // similar taupe suede booties (only $50!) // kate spade bag // similar blue coat


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