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Aren’t these sunglasses just the best? I cannot wait to wear them this summer. I think they will be perfect for the beach or brunch with a crown braid.

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These sunglasses are so inexpensive so don’t expect them to be the most durable. They do come in a hard neoprene case (although mine smells of heavy plastic/factory). The lenses are actually a plastic but they shield the sun pretty good. cross my heart sunglasses

Shop them here. If you want to check out some of the other sunglasses I’m coveting right now under $25 check them out here.


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summer picks under $25

It’s finally warming up in New Jersey and the sunshine has me thinking past spring straight to summer. With a trip to OBX coming up in June I’ve been thinking about getting a few things to spruce up my summer wardrobe. These are some of my favorite picks and they are all under $25, perhaps we should call them steals!

summer under $25

 

off the shoulder dress / crocheted clutch  / mirrored sunglassesbrowbar sunglasses / 
comfy flip flops

I love the idea of pairing the dress and clutch together – I love red and orange. These havaianas flips flops are so comfy and totally with the few extra dollars over some old navy flips flops and will last 3483942x longer. I need to get my hands on these sunglasses pronto. Anyone else hate bringing their nice sunglasses to the beach? I am pretty sure I still have sand in some of my aviators.

What are you looking to add to your summer wardrobe lineup?


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beach style: tunics and turbans

We are halfway through the summer but hopefully you have some beach time carved out over the next few weekends. I wanted to share this beach style look with you. It was one of my faves on vacation – turbans and tunics.
This turban was one of my most coveted items from Lilly for Target and it matches so many of my blue bathing suits perfectly. I scooped this tunic up and its perfect for the beach. I wouldn’t recommend it as a tunic to be worn with pants because its pretty sheer and honestly is a little longer than I would wear as a shirt, but PERFECT as a coverup.

turbans and tunics | as GOLD as it gets blog

Turban: Lilly for Target in My Fans  / Tunic: EcoAccents


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the best picnic snacks

Our attempt at a picnic and fireworks were unfortunately rained out last night. But that didn’t stop us from still haven’t a picnic! We pulled a blanket out in the living room and had an indoor picnic for the 4th.
best picnic snacks

(Lilly Market Bag above, in jellies be jammin’)

These are some of my favorite picnic staples:
pick a soft and a hard cheese : I chose a white cheddar and brie
Multigrain crackers & pita chips (both from Trader Joes)
Salami, grapes and roasted asparagus all add a little variety to the heavy cheese and crackers
Don’t forget to pack something to drink! We love italian grapefruit soda

what to pack for a picnicClink & Drink cupswhat to pack for a picnic

Aren’t these gingham plates the cutest? Perfect for summer!
what to pack for a picnic

And you can’t forget to pack something sweet! Is anyone else OBSESSED with these soft sugar cookies?!

What are some of your favorite picnic essentials?


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wicker crossbody bags for every budget!

I am loving these wicker cross body bags for summer. They look so cute and would pair perfectly with a fun floral dress.

Splurge: JMcLaughlin Wicker Crossbody Bag

JMcLaughlin Wicker Crossbody BagSome gold-plated, budget-friendly options:

tassel wicker crossbody bag

This tassel bag comes in 9 colors, and only $24.99! 

gold bow wicker crossbody bagI love the gold bow on this bag, it resembles Kate Spade at a fraction of the cost. It comes in six colors at $23.99

Which one is your favorite option?