Who else is excited for spring break? As much as I dread having to entertain both kids 24/7 for a week straight, I love having a break from getting up early and doing homework. Seriously guys, even my preschooler gets homework! Whether you’re planning a stay-cation, a tropical getaway or just looking to spruce up your wardrobe I’ve rounded up my fave spring break worthy pieces under $75 for you. I’ve got all of the bases covered!
Spring is probably one of my favorite times of year! I love all of the floral prints and pastel colors. I especially love the not too cold, not too hot weather. However, this year I don’t think Mother Nature got that memo. While it was approximately 80 degrees on New Years day, it’s been teetering between 50 and 75 degrees with wind and rain for the past month. I’ve been combating the crazy weather in style with my new favorite spring jackets c/o Members Only.
I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We took our golden retriever, Lucy, to get spayed and microchipped. We had about 7 hours to spare so we drove up to Santa Barbara and did a little shopping while she was in surgery. I don’t wear dresses that often so I don’t like to spend a lot on them. I knew this one needed to come home with me though. I’m not normally one to tell you guys that you need something, but I will tell you this dress is that good. This under $50 dress comes in 10 colors and can be worn so many ways.
Prior to moving to Southern California I hardly ever wore shorts. My legs have always been my biggest insecurity and I’ve spent most of my life trying to hide them. I have an athletic figure with very muscular thighs and I absolutely cannot stand shorts that are tight on my legs. It is simply too hot here most of the year to not wear shorts so I’ve searched long and hard to find what works for me. Today I’ll be sharing my personal tips for finding the best shorts for you as well as my favorites.
Being on the shorter side, I’ve found that longer inseams (4 inches and longer) only make my legs look thicker. That is definitely not what I want! I tend to stick with 2-3″ inseams for my height. I’d say this would look best on girls 5’5″ and under, if you’re taller you may still be able to get away with a longer inseam.
Due to the slanted pockets and welt pockets, I cannot wear chino styles as they only emphasize my hips and upper thigh area. Cargo shorts are also a no go due to the added bulk of pockets on the thigh. The best shorts styles and fits are cutoffs and boyfriend fits. These usually have extra room in the thighs for a relaxed fit.
Generally, I will shop for my true size but if the pair I love doesn’t have a cutoff or boyfriend style I will often size up to get some extra room in the thighs. Also look for details like side slits that help for a more comfortable fit.
In denim shorts a mid or low rise will typically work better. They sit lower on the hips so the leg openings will also be lower thus giving you the extra room in the thighs that you need. I have found some pairs of high waisted paper bag/tie waist styles that are also roomier in the legs that I love.
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This may come as a shocker to you all but I absolutely hate shopping in stores. Most of the time I have both of my (very impatient) kids in tow. Trying things on with them fighting and trying to open the dressing room door on me half a dozen times and crawling under the door is an absolute nightmare. I am so grateful for the creator of e-commerce. Don’t get me wrong, I love to head to Target and #buyallthethings but it’s right down the street from my house so I try things on at home and return what doesn’t work. If this also sounds like the story of your life, I’m going to share my top five tips for successfully shopping online.
If you haven’t started your spring shopping yet, you’re in luck because there is a HUGE sale going on at Shopbop right now. I understand that a lot of you have never shopped with them before so may be a little leery to order online from an online retailer you don’t know. I definitely understand the hesitation.