Sequins and Sea Breezes: Casually Embellished

Casually Embellished

7/29/2014

Some days you just don't feel like getting all dressed up. This was definitely one of those days. It was super hot and muggy out, which already means that you know there's no point in trying to get all dressed up and do your hair because it's just going to come undone the second you step outside any way. Combine that with being exhausted and you get a shorts and a tank top kind of day. 


Since I didn't want this post to be super boring I decided to mix it up and do my hair in a fishtail braid. I'm still working on mastering/perfecting the fishtail but I love how easy it is to do, especially since I'm the queen of not being able to do my own hair! To semi-dress it up a bit I paired this outfit with these studded sandals from Charlotte Russe. I've been seeing lots of bloggers sporting these or of course the unbelievably gorgeous Isabel Marant version (if you have the cash to splurge...oh and if you don't mind waiting since they're on backorder every where!) so when I saw these on sale at Charlotte Russe I couldn't resist picking them up! I mean, you can't be $15, right? My only complaint with these is there's only one snap for the ankle straps and if you have skinny ankles, it's not happening. I'm going to see if I can find someone to put an extra snap or two on there to make these actually fit my ankles because they're just too cute to not keep! Even my friend who got the same ones but in tan has the same problem so definitely keep that in mind if you decide to get these!


tank: asos / shorts: hollister co {in store only, similar here} / sandals: charlotte russe {similar here} / sunnies: ray-ban / watch: michael kors / bracelets: alex & anistella & dot, and bauble bar / ring: h&m {in store only, similar here} / lips: laqa co. in lamb chop 

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53 comments

  1. Two spinning classes. Good on ya!! :-)

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  2. Those shoes are amazing - I can't believe they are from Charlotte Russe!! I have been rocking the fishtail braid this summer too - I just love how easy it is!! Looking fab doll!

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  3. one of my fave casual outfits!

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  4. Love those shoes-- they're such a nice heel height! Loving your fishtail braid too!

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  5. Looking good, girl! I love those shoes, although I'd probably kill myself in them. Kudos to you!

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  6. Love the simplicity of this outfit and the hotness of the shoes! I need to learn how to rock that braid :-P

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  7. Those shoes are fierce - I need them in my closet! And a fishtail is always my go-to look on a muggy day :)

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  8. I am loving that tank and those sunnies! So pretty and comfy!

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  9. Love those shoes and those sunnies! Such a fun casual look!
    XO
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  10. so cute! not much is better than a tank and shorts :) xo ps yay i'm back!!

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  11. Super cute and I'm loving the sandals! ;)

    <3 Shannon
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  12. LOVE your casual look! You're right -- you can't get all dolled up EVERYYYY day!! Love your summer style and dying over those sandals!

    xx. michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  13. I feel you! I think it's these last days of summer that are making us fashionably lazy. Love your casual day outfit.

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  14. Super chic look. Love the shoes and the shorts.
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  15. Love the sunnies! Have the same pair. Definitely a staple in my summer :)

    xoLindsay
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  16. You look so chic! The perfect summer look! Loving these sandals!

    Rachel's Lookbook

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  17. love your heels! Very chic outfit! Please do follow back :)

    Nathalie | She Wears Prep
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  18. those shoes are so awesome! and i love the tank. and the hair. i tried a fishtail braid and failed more than miserably.

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  19. Those are some killer shoes & loving that fishtail braid!! I tried it once and it was an epic fail. xo

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  20. Such a cute outfit! I looovveee those shoes!

    Best,
    Christie
    www.classifybychristie.com

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  21. this outfit is so perfect for summer !!

    xoxo,
    Dee
    Slumber Talk

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  22. Love this look! Totally my style,except I'd opt for flats.(I'm tall!) The sandals are so pretty though.

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  23. loving the hint of sparkle on the shorts & shoes. i cannot master a fishtail but yours looks fab!

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  24. The shoes more than do the job to dress up this outfit! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

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  25. This is a great outfit for a hot day! And those shoes do seem to be the new trend, I may have to go to Charlotte Russe and pick myself up a pair from there! Wonderful post and pictures! Mckenzie xx
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  26. nice outfit, your shoes are amazing :)

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  27. Those sandals are amazing! Hopefully you can get extra snaps added, it's weird they would only make them with one.

    prosecco in the park

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  28. Super relaxed vibe up top, GLAM on bottom! Love it, babe!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  29. Love the shoes!
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  30. Um a potato sack would also kill it with those heels!

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  31. Dang girl check out those legs! I love a good fishtail braid and as soon as my hair gets long enough I'm determined to master it!

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  32. Those shorts, the sandals! Love them both. Black tanks & tees are my favorite!

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  33. Ummmm I absolutely love those sandals and the thick stacked heel makes them a little more every day wearable love!!!!

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  34. There is nothing better than a casual look with snazzy shoes! You have pulled this look off flawlessly :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  35. Pump-a-licious! I think I would wear those every darn day! I can even picture ways to transition them into other seasons!
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  36. Love the shoes and those denim shorts are hawwt!! Need a pair! ;-)

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  37. Love it!!! There really is nothing better than going with a casual look on a hot/sticky day! Love the shades, girl!

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  38. That fishtail is making me seriously miss my long hair! And I love the whole look- perfect way to do casual! xoxo

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  39. Lovely outfit! The shades are great.

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  40. Great photos! What I love about this ensemble is you can mix it up so many different ways! I love those sandals!

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  41. I wish I looked this good with no effort, you look amazing!!!!

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  42. You look so stunning and gorgeous honey. Love it! ♥

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    Monika
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  43. Braid = amazing! and you look gorgeous, per usual. I'm with you on those hot days! it was toasty here over the weekend so I threw on shorts and a tank with some fun jewelry and I loved how it turned out! xo!

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  44. LOVE these sandals! How awesome to pair them with a casual look. So fun!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  45. Love those shorts! Sometimes an easy, casual look is the best kind of outfit!

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  46. Work it girlfriend!! When it’s super hot and humid I’m all about keeping it simple and cool.

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  47. Love the fishtail braid! I have no idea how you guys do your hair down there in the summer.. I could NOT handle the humidity in Charleston over the weekend, I looked like a hot mess!!

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  48. I had my hair in a fishtail braid once as a kid and I thought it was so cool. I would love to try it again as an adult. Cute!

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  49. oh my goodness, these heels are amazing. Fabulous post, love. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx

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  50. Love your outfit!

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  51. Such a great casual, summer outfit! Absolutely love those sandals!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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