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Favorite Summer Trend With Crystalin Marie

Today, Crystalin is sharing all about her favorite Summer trend: a splash of fresh white (so chic!) And how gorgeous is this girl’s style?

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Hey everyone, it’s Crystalin from the blog Crystalin Marie! I’m so excited to be filling in for Lexi while she’s away enjoying her first weeks of being a new mama (congrats, lady!). Today I’m talking about my favorite summer trend and sharing different ways to style it. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about white in the summer. It’s just so fresh, crisp, and pairs perfectly with a sun-kissed tan! One of my go-to summer uniforms has to be a white feminine blouse and distressed denim. It’s one of the easiest ways to look pulled together, but effortless at the same time. I’m also a huge fan of a good white-on-white ensemble. I was pretty shocked at how flattering head-to-toe white could be… just be sure to break up the monochrome look with neutral accessories. If you’re not quite ready to go all in with white, try incorporating the color with a pair of embroidered shorts. I’m obsessed with this pair from Urban Outfitters!

Who else is loving white for summer?

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Summer Style: In My Tote Bag

Up until our baby girl arrived (hello, big news!), I have been running around like crazy this Summer – from work to appointment to baby errands and back again; having a great bag with all of the right tools that can keep me organized and on-the-go is key.  So I thought I’d share a little glimpse into my Summer tote and what I keep with me to get me through those extra-packed days.

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For starters, this Summer I am all about the tote (and this J.Crew Downing tote in metallic leather – adorable and functional); a tote is roomy and functional and carries everything that I need.

I never leave the house without a pair of sunglasses and great hair accessories like this twist scarf and bobby pins are essential in this Miami Summer heat.  I also like to carry a nail file and a trusted glitter nail polish for quick repair (glitter fixes everything … and a quick coat of glitter hides any chips as well).  As for the Summer makeup I tote, I try to keep it light with a super moisturizing chapstick, a shiny pink gloss, and mattifying powder.

To stay organized and keep on time, I also keep a notepad or journal plus a pen, an iPhone charger and cute case, plus a pair of headphones for those extra-long waits at the doctor’s office.

And last but certainly not least, Coffee and snacks are a must and I can’t get enough KIND bars (super convenient, filling, and healthy) and these Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee beverages. Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee is essential for me; it’s convenient and portable, the drinks are lightly sweetened and Starbucks® offers a low-calorie version; plus it keeps me energized and refreshed day-to-day.  I have always been a devoted Starbucks® fan, but these handy dandy portable beverages are actually keeping me sane while learning to manage my new mom status!  I’d call that a win!


Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee beverages are the perfect blend of premium Starbucks coffee and 2 percent milk. Available in four delicious offerings: Coffee + Milk, Low Calorie Coffee + Milk, Vanilla, and Caramel, Starbucks Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages are the perfect on-the-go refreshment to get you through the daily commute, big projects such as spring cleaning, or an exciting road trip with friends. Look for it at major grocery and convenience stores, available nationwide.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Starbucks Coffee Company via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Starbucks Coffee Company.


Street Style Trend Report: All White Everything

In the past few years I’ve really learned to embrace the color white, especially in the Spring and Summer months (and that’s really saying a lot, because I am an all-black devotee). I think it all started (the caving process, I mean) when I tried on my wedding dress for the first time. It was the right “shade of white” (believe it or not, that’s a thing), and it was so very me. Since then, I’ll occasionally try on a delicate white lace or sheer top or dress, I’ve even rocked an off-white tutu, and it will all just click. I’m not sure I’ll ever become a jeans-and-a-white-tee kind of girl, but glammed-up white: I’m surprisingly a fan.

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Images via The Cherry Blossom Girl // Wendy’s Lookbook // Emily Weiss for Into the Gloss // The Chriselle Factor // Vanessa Jackman // The Blonde Salad // Vanessa Jackman


15 Reasons to Fall in Love With Mules

I’ve got mules on the brain; the latest breakout star of the Summer shoe season.  This Summer mule gets a an update the classically-styled mule had a thinner heel, more akin to a backless (and often toe-less) stiletto, but the new peep-toe mules have a chunkier, more everyday heel (which I love, and is a bit of a nod to the funkier 70s version of the mule worn by so many).

I mean, how glamorous is that crystal mule wedge?  (I’m also thinking of popping into my local Zara to try on a pair — they currently have a few styles of the Summer must-have – by the way, so many on sale right now, and I’m particularly smitten with this pair.)

By the way, a fashion blogger’s tip for wearing the mule:  show a little ankle … and not a whole lot more.  (Think, cropped pants and leggings.)

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Images via After DRK // Could I Have That // Who What Wear // Her Imajination // Cheetah is the New Black // Peace Love Shea for Who What Wear


Gap Lincoln Road Miami Beach Store Re-Opening

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As you may have read in my earlier post, Gap officially re-opened it’s doors on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The new store makes quite the architectural statement, with floor-to-ceiling glass and a grand staircase connecting the two massive levels of the store.  There’s even an in-store phone charging station.  Gap also put a huge emphasis on immersing Miami into the project. The store was designed by Touzet Studio, a major architecture firm based out of Wynwood. And if you look to the walls, all of the square artwork is produced by local Miami influencers on Instagram.

In addition to a pretty gorgeous design, the newly renovated two-story Gap store at 1001 Lincoln Road offers an expanded product assortment for women, including GapFit and the addition of GapMaternity, as well as Men’s, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody.

If you’re in the Miami area, be sure to check out the newly re-opened Gap when shopping Lincoln Road (a must for any great Miami visit).

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How adorable are all of Gap‘s Summer pieces?

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All photos taken by Lexi of Glitter, Inc.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gap Miami via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.


BaubleBar’s HUGE Summer Sale

Now through Saturday, June 28th, BaubleBar is taking 20% off sitewide for their HUGE Summer Sale.  Oh yes, you heard that right … 20% OFF SITEWIDE!  That sale even includes the just released BAUBLEBAR x STRIPES & SEQUINS collection. (Dreaming of that Crystal Mason Ring in a big way.)  And for all of my brides out there, you have got to check out BaubleBar’s Wedding Shop … so much affordable and gorgeous sparkle.  Even the sale is on sale!  {All you have to do to score your very own 20% off, is enter the promo code SUMMER at checkout.}


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