Beach Bun

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So even though I'm a fairly decent traveler--I'm pretty organized when it comes to catching flights, booking hotels, etc.--I'm pretty terrible at packing. It's not that I pack way too much, since I AM good a stuffing a whole lot into a tiny suitcase, but that I usually end up packing last minute the night before, and then end up having to make outfits out of whatever random things ended up in my suitcase. Sometimes it turns out okay. Sometimes not so okay, haha.

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A few girlfriends and I took a quick trip to Miami Beach over the weekend, and despite being determined to pack well ahead of time, a busy week forced me to put off all my packing til 11pm the night before my flight. Once in Miami, I realized I had totally forgotten to bring any kind of beach cover-up, so I had to improvise, digging out a black crochet tack (scored secondhand from a friend) to double as beachwear.

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I paired the crochet top with a pair of vintage Levis cutoffs, which I found for $29 on Ebay, from a seller called The Family Vintage, and a pair of $12 pool silvers from Forever 21 (I scored mine while they were on sale, but you can get the same pair for $23 here! They took about a day to break in, but now they're realllyyy comfy.) With my hand-me-down sunnies, the whole head-to-toe outfit came out to $35.

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Good Sport

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I've never been one to dress super sporty, but I can definitely appreciate the athletic-inspired looks that have been gracing the fashion blogs lately. Inspired by all the sporty sneaker looks I've seen popping up, I decided to finally invest in a new pair (bringing my sneaker collection to a total of two pairs, haha), utilizing a $20-off Finish Line coupon to score a pair of black Roshe Ones for around $50.

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On a busy day running errands last weekend, I took my new shoes for a spin, and I felt dumb for not purchasing them wayyy sooner--they make me feel like I'm walking on a soft foam mattress, and are perfect for trekking all over the city. Man, I wish I had had them years ago! I paired my Roshe Ones with some tie-dye-like leggings, which I snagged for $0 at a recent clothing swap, and a couple of layered tanks, each purchased for a $2-$3 bucks apiece. I finished off the look with a pair of mirrored sunnies, which were a $9 Ebay find. Head-to-toe, the whole sporty ensemble came out to around $64.

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Tee Time

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I can't get over just how humid it was this weekend--the air pretty much felt like hot soup. Gross. My hair didn't stand a chance, so I kept it in a messy top knot the entire weekend, then pulled out a boxy cotton tee to (try to) keep cool. I found this cute striped tee for just a $1 at one of Cure Thrift Shop's dollar sales, and wore it off the shoulder and knotted for an extra-cropped look.

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I added a comfy jersey midi skirt to the mix, found at Joe Fresh during their summer 50%-off-all-clearance sale for just $5, and accessorized with a pair of sunnies c/o WowVintage, plus a silver necklace, scored for $4 secondhand from a friend's closet clean-out sale. I finished off the look with a pair of silver pool sliders ($12, from Forever21) and a gifted ivory bag, bringing the head-to-toe look to $22.