Store Spotlight: Victoria’s Secret

Hello loves! We’ve made it to the middle of the week, and that’s a cause for celebration. So whether you celebrate with a relaxing night in, ice cream, or online shopping, you do you. I’m here are your fairy blogger to assist you with the last one, but I do encourage ice cream and a relaxing night in as well. For today’s store spotlight, I wanted to cover my favorite swimsuits for this season. Since I just went one beach vacation, I had a look around for some new suits and spotted some new lust worthy options at Victoria’s Secret that I wanted to share with you guys today. I wanted to cover all the bases, from a good suit for tanning to a super stylish pool party one, so let’s jump in! (Also, I’m going to throw in a one piece at the end for those of you who many want a bit more coverage.)


Perfect for Tanning: I absolutely love this bandeau suit! I love the bohemian print, and the mix of prints. And ok, confession time, I’m obsessed with tassels, like seriously obsessed. So the fact that both the top and bottoms for this suit feature tassels, I’m all in.


Being Active: This suit is the epitome of the new sporty trend we’re seeing in swimwear this season, and the simplicity of it makes it all the more versatile. You can’t see it in this picture, but the back of this suit has a really cool web-like design across the back which gives you a lot more security on top. (Because let’s be honest, triangle tops usually have a terrifyingly high risk of a wardrobe malfunction.)


Pool Party Approved: Maybe it’s just me, but for pool parties I like to pull out my most fashion forward sits that are not at all practice for tanning or just about any other activity except looking fabulous. This suit is the definition of fashion forward swimwear. If you wear this to a party, people will be staring in admiration.


Keep in’ It Classy: Lastly, I wanted to include a one piece, because let’s be honest, they can be super flattering, and sometimes you just want to be a little more covered up, I feel ya. I’m a big fan of this one piece because it still feels young and fresh while being a bit more modest. Also, the pattern placement gives a very slimming affect because it gives you the black panel down the middle and camouflages your sides with the print, it’s fashion genius. I do want to quick mention that the back has a large opening, so it’s not as covering as the front, but personally I like that because again, it keeps it young and fresh.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my swimsuit picks, and hopefully I’ve got you covered for all occasions this summer! Have a fabulous day!


The Blonde Brunette


Store Spotlight: J.Crew Factory

Hello loves! Today I wanted to do another store spotlight, because I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring. J.Crew Factory gets the spotlight today, because in my opinion, they are totally prepared for all of us agree shoppers. I recently did some shopping there myself when there was a 40% off with an additional 20% off on woman’s apparel, which was an amazing sale that I couldn’t pass up. Here are some of the things I bought and my top picks from their new line. Let’s jump in!

My first pick is this color blocked crepe tank. I love how sporty this tank looks, without being ready for the gym. This top hangs really nicely as well. It also comes in solid colors, and a printed version. There’s a highlighter yellow and neon pink. I picked up the color blocked one and the neon pink for myself, and I’m eyeing up the blue one. That’s how obsessed I am with this tank.

Colorblock Tank- J.Crew Factory

I saw this printed embroidered top online, and it is summer in a shirt. This would be perfect poolside or paired with white jeans. This is a little out of my usual comfort zone because of the busy print, but I might just have to give it a try!

Printed Embroidered Top

My last pick for tops is a graphic T-shirt, that is the perfect spring T. I love the watercolor look of the flowers, and the sportiness of the stripes on the sleeves. (Can you tell I’m into the sporty look for spring and summer this year?)

Floral Print Collector T

Ok, I need these shorts. They are beautiful. The tuxedo look is gorgeous and super classy. These would look great dressed down with a loose tank and some boho style necklaces, or dressed up with a fitted shirt and statement necklace. Bottom line: I’m obsessed.

Factory Tuxedo Short

My next pick is one that was in J.Crew’s line last year, and has moved down to the Factory this year. Which I’m slightly upset about since I paid double for these same shorts last year… But that’s great news for you guys! I wore these floral shorts to death last summer. The fit is incredibly flattering and there are so many ways to dress up or dress down these shorts, and if the print isn’t your thing, these shorts also come in black and white.

Factory Floral Printed Shorts

To kick off the accessories, I wanted to start with the perfect transitional scarf. When the weather is changing, scarves are your best friend. This navy striped scarf is perfect to transition, and light enough that you won’t die of heat stroke.

Factory Printed Tissue Scarf

Don’t judge me for the fact that these are yet another J.Crew Loafer, and the fact that they are the same print as the shorts I already own, but how cute are these? I am only withholding from buying them because of those two reasons, so if neither applies to you, but them for me. (I honestly might end up buying them anyway… We’ll see how much self control I have.)

Floral Print Loafer

And my last three picks are all jewelry, of course we’ll start off with a statement necklace. This is another item I purchased this weekend. I am seriously obsessed with the boldness of the crisp white and crystal on this necklace. It’s a little less expected than the typical neon statement necklaces we see in summer.

J.Crew Factory White Statement Necklace

My second statement necklace pick is this bright blue and turquoise necklace that I am in love with. The colors in this necklace are to die for and give off great warm weather vibes, which we could all use right about now. I also love the corded detail instead of the typical chain, it gives it nice structure. (If there’s one thing I can guarantee I will be purchasing from this post, this is it.)

Cord and Cluster Necklace

My very last pick is this set of rings. I love this set! The chevron detail makes them unique and perfectly graphic for an easy summer accessory. And since they’re from J.Crew, we can put our faith in them that they won’t turn our fingers a lovely green color.

Factory Chevron Ring Set

And with that, I conclude my spring store spotlight of J.Crew Factory. I hope you enjoyed my picks and are inspired and excited for the spring fashion to come this year! Have a fabulous day!


The Blonde Brunette

Store Spotlight: Banana Republic

Hello loves! Happy Thursday! Today I wanted to start a new series on the blog called “Store Spotlight” where I’ll talk about a store who, I feel, has really hit the nail on the head with their recent collection. So basically, I’ll be sharing the store I’ve spent an absurd amount of money at recently, and share some of my top picks from there as well. To start off with, I’d like to talk about Banana Republic. I am obsessed with their latest collection. Obsessed. It is a serious issue for my wallet, but my closet is loving it. They’ve been having a lot of 40%, 50%, and $50 off of $100 sales in the past few weeks, which has not helped temptation to shop even more… Also, if you have a student ID, you can get 15% off of any purchase that is not marked down. (Definitely take advantage of that if you can!) I’ve been loving their new collection because I feel that it is classic, while still being hip and unique, which I am always on the hunt for. So let’s jump into some of my favorite picks from their new collection. (Click on the blue link to view each item on the Banana Republic website.)

BR-silk blouse

White Blouse: This is such a classic, but I love the twist of the two large front pockets, the pullover button style, and the no color look. The perfect updated classic.


Windowpane Shirt: I love the modern twist of putting this unexpected print on such a classic silhouette. I also love any excuse to buy a unique button down, and how cute would this one look with a great statement necklace?

BR- mesh sweatshirt

Mesh Inset Sweatshirt: We all have those days when nothing in our closet seems appealing except a cozy sweatshirt, and while usually that looks sloppy, BR has given you the happy medium of that cozy feeling while still looking fashionable.

BR- black midi skirt

Black Midi Skirt: Since midi skirts have become all the range recently, I love the simplicity of this one. It allows you to take part in the trend and try it out, while keeping it classic enough to wear in the future if this trend ever dies out.

BR-mesh tshirt dress

Mesh T-Shirt Dress: T-shirt dresses are my absolute favorite because they are so effortlessly chic. Instead of the usual jersey material, BR uses a mesh overlay to add some interest, and I am a massive fan.

BR- coated military vest

Coated Military Vest: I am a huge fan of vests, so when I saw this one from BR, of course I fell in love. The texture of this is amazing: a)because it looks so current b) staining this would take a whole lot of effort c) it cinches at the waist, which gives awesome shape to any outfit.

BR- white blazer

White Blazer: I cannot even explain how slick this blazer is. Oh. My. Goodness. This would be amazing worn casually (like the model) or dressed up for work, and what a great transition piece into spring.

BR- leather moto jacket

Leather Moto Jacket: This is definitely an investment piece, but yours truly has made that investment in the last week. And let me tell you, worth it. 100% worth it.

BR-statement necklace

Statement Necklace: I am always a fan of a good statement necklace, and this is not just a good, but a great statement necklace. The fact that the gems go all the way around really shows that the devil is in the details.

BR-triangle rings

Triangle Ring Stack: You can never have too many dainty stacking rings, and these are killer. The triangle shape gives a bit of an edge, but the gold and crystal softens it enough to be wearable from a prepster to a rock fan.


Blue Floral Scarf: I said blue and white would be a huge trend this year, and it definitely is! I love the color combo and the print of this scarf; another perfect transition piece.

Those are my top Banana Republic picks from their recent collection! I hope you’ve enjoyed the first store spotlight, and look forward to more to come! Have a fabulous day!


The Blonde Brunette