Gifts For Him

Chris and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary when we were in Aruba and I bought him a gift for each day. With the holidays approaching I’m sure these gift ideas will come in handy!

1. Knockaround Sunglasses (Matte Black/Smoke Fort Knocks)

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Via knockaround

2. Chubbies Swim Trunks (The Hooligans)

3. Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case 

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Via Best Buy

4. Nomad Leather Watch Strap (Brown With Black)

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Via Best Buy

5. Apple Sport Band (42mm Black)

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Via Best Buy

6. Case-Mate Signature Black Leather Band

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Via Best Buy

7. Toms Avalon Geo Twill Sneaker

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Hope this helps during your holiday shopping for your man!

Xx M

You, Me & The Sea

 Right before vacation I saw a Eugenia Kim Straw Sunhat on NET-A-PORTER and fell in love with it. It was $485 and that was NOT happening, so I improvised.

I bought a straw sunhat at H&M for $20 and I purchased a Paint Pen on Amazon for $6.64. I traced the words on the hat in pencil and then went over it with the paint pen.

It was exactly what I wanted, I had a blast creating it and loved having it in Aruba.

Xo M

All In The Details

I keep saying “I am done shopping for Aruba”, but then I saw this pom-pom cover up and beaded sandals on sale and I knew I wasn’t done just yet!

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I totally love the pom-pom trend, but most of the pieces I’ve seen are super expensive. When i saw this Anmol Crotchet Kimono with Multi Colored Pom Pom Trim on ASOS – I figured it was a couple hundred dollars, but to my surprise it was on sale for $46!

Since the pom-pom details are “on trend” right now I don’t want to invest much money into different pieces because I probably won’t wear it next summer, so $46 and I was sold! I would definitely scoop it up before it sells out and summer ends!

These Steve Madden Jewells Beaded Suede Sandals are very comfortable and perfect for vacation! Another great sale item i found at Lord & Taylor! Guess how much…

$27.60! And they still have a bunch of sizes left. Go get them before they are gone!

xx M

sea you in aruba

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We all know one-piece swimsuits are on trend right now and I’ve been searching for the perfect one. After trying on all different styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, Lord & Taylor & Bloomingdales.. I finally found it!!! This ASOS T-Back High Leg Plunge Swimsuit  is SO flattering. Not to mention it’s sexy af (ha!) and super comfortable.

If I like something, like really like something, I tend to purchase it in every color available. And that’s exactly what happened here. I initially purchased the black one (which is my favorite out of all 4) and then ordered the nude, white and red.

The best part about this swimsuit is that is ONLY costs $26. It’s a total steal.

I am excited to wear it in Aruba and I will definitely post pictures after the trip! Stay tuned! Happy shopping and enjoy your Saturday!

xx Marissa

Put A Spring In Your Step

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With Spring just around the corner it felt necessary to treat myself to some affordable, fun shoes. Black is just my thing. No matter what season – black is my go-to color, so don’t be surprised that my spring shoe picks are mostly black. Some things never change! Shop the links below.

Printed Floral Toms 9 (Similiar)

Satin Woven Toms

Anne Klein Arika Espadrille Sandal

Chinese Laundry Jody Block Heel Sandal

Nine West Noney Leather Loafers

Circus by Sam Edelman Selma Jelly Gladiator Sandal

4Love

4Love’s mission is to empower indigenous women through stable employment, profit sharing and education.

Similar to 4Love Clothing, Run The World was originally created to empower and inspire women. 4Love’s mission hits close to home for me and I am honored that I’ve had the opportunity to team up with them!

Lindsey Parry, Founder & Designer of 4Love Clothing, says “I wanted to give women a greater voice so they could make decisions that benefit them and their family. I wanted to give them an opportunity to learn how to read, to learn how to write and give them the feeling of self-worth!”

Lindsey’s journey started when she moved to The Republic of Panama in 2011 to create Sowing Seeds of Love, a Christian non-profit organization focused on empowering indigenous women and children through education, creative arts, reading programs, and team sports. Soon she would tie her love for fashion with her passion to help others. The idea was to create a fashionable clothing line that empowered the women of Panama through stable employment and fair wages. Lindsey taught the women how to use electric sewing machines to bring her designs to life.

Fast foward a few years later and 4Love Clothing has exceeded all of their original expectations, continued to grow and most importantly, empowered women along the way.

Ive had the opportunity to support and wear 4Love’s newest collection and I could not be happier. 4Love Clothing is currently doing a big Christmas & School Supply fundraiser for two orphanages they support and the children who live on the reservation. A portion of everything sold on 4Love Clothing will support this effort.

With the holidays approaching I hope we can all team up and support 4Love Clothing’s mission. Use code runtheworld to receive 40% off your entire purchase.

Thank you 4Love Clothing & Lindsey Parry.

By supporting one another, we can run the world.

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Boyfriend Jeans

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I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans for months now. I wanted to find a pair that I would be able to wear to work, on the weekends, or out to dinner.

No matter how expensive or inexpensive – I could not find the right pair. They were either too baggy or too tight. Over the weekend, I saw a pair in American Eagle that fit perfectly. I love the wash on them (not too dark). They were $49.95 and if you buy a second pair of their jeans you get them for 50% off… Definitely a steal. These jeans can be dressed up or worn casually and that’s exactly what I was looking for.

Below, I’ve styled my boyfriend jeans with other pieces of my clothing for three different looks. Click links below to shop the pieces:

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Blazer: Forever 21 / Tank: Nordstrom Rack / Bracelets: Julie Vos / Bag: Chanel / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Tom’s

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Blouse: BCBG Generation / Jeans: American Eagle / Wedges: Bettye Muller / Jewelry: Leslie Francesca / Clutch: Michael Kors

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T-shirt: H&M / Jeans: American Eagle / Jewelry: Julie Vos / Bag: Chanel / Sandals: Nine West