June 2016 | In Search of Sheila

Wednesday Wants | Off-the-Shoulder

June 29, 2016

1. White Top $13,99
2. Navy Romper $17.99
3. Blue Dress $16.99
4. Bell Sleeve Top $10.99
5. Black Dress $11.99
6. Striped Dress $16.99

So, my current obsession at the moment is anything off-the-shoulder! I've seen the trend all over Instagram but after seeing a GRWM from Olivia Jade (she is actually the daughter of Lori Loughlin and I can't get over how pretty she is) on Youtube, I've become determined to get some cold shoulder attire in my closet. There's just something to elegantly chic about a bare shoulder. So here I am with a wish list of some off the shoulder pieces from Shein, one of my favorite online shops. After making this list I actually think I'm going to make purchase of my own because I have my eye on that blue dress. Which one of my 6 picks are your favorite? What do you think of the off-the-shoulder trend?

Shein Sale & Discounts
Shein is currently having their Fun in the Sun sale where you can find these picks and loads more of other items perfect for summer and up to 80% off! Use the code "FX40" to save 40% on orders over $55 or "FX45" to save 45% on orders over $105! Offers end 7/4.


Caseapp Laptop Skin Review + Giveaway

June 27, 2016

It's safe to say my obsession with marble is slowly growing. I already have a phone case in the design and I've also always wanted to try a laptop skin to give my device some personality. When Caseapp, known for their customization feature, reached out to me to design my own laptop skin or phone case I happily obliged. Continue reading for my review and details about how you could win your very own laptop skin or phone case!

What to Wear When Traveling

June 24, 2016

I'm not a frequent traveler and last time I was on a plane was when I was baby aka I have no memory of it! But when I do travel it's by car, whether to visit my boyfriend (we're long distance) or my family back home which are both over two hours away. I've traveled by train before and even on a 12+ hour bus ride to Illinois. Fun times. (Sarcasm).
This is an outfit perfect for any kind of travel whether you're in a car, airplane, train, bus, or even on foot? Okay, slight joke but these sneakers are super comfortable. Also RIP to these Nikes because the bottoms fell off and I don't think super glue can help them. They had a long life at least!

Wednesday Wants | Swimsuits

June 22, 2016

1. ASOS 
2. Nordstorm
3. Topshop
5. Modcloth

Since it's officially summer I thought it would be appropriate for this week's Wednesday Wants to feature swimsuits. I've never been a huge swimsuit person and to be honest, I've had the same swim top since high school. The problem is that mainstream stores don't carry tops that fit me (I wear a 32DDD bra) so I get frustrated trying them on and never find any. So, this wish list features some suits for us bigger chested ladies. ASOS has a DD+ section and their suits are super cute and trendy like my first pick with the lace details (soo cute!) I also threw in some one pieces like pick #2 from Topshop which I hope I can find at Nordstrom when I go shopping next week so I can try it on. I plan on buying a new two-piece and a one-piece for this summer because it's time to upgrade. You can see that most of these suits are neutral and basic (lol), so I threw in pick #5 from Modcloth since that site is known for their quirky prints. 

Do you own a lot of swimsuits? Do you prefer two or one pieces? Which of these picks is your favorite?

Easy Summer Outfit

June 20, 2016

Happy first day of summer!! (If you're in the western hemisphere!) I'm not the hugest fan of the summer heat, but I do love this season. So many things I want to do...So many feels it brings me...iced beverages...swimming...planning trips to the beach...summer nights...I love it all.
Here is an easy summer outfit I put together consisting of my summer wardrobe staples you might already have in your closet: flannel button up shirt, black tank top, denim shorts, and white sneakers.

Pretty in Pink

June 17, 2016

My obsession with dusty pink has come full circle. I did a little shopping at Boohoo.com when they were having 50% off dresses and rompers/jumpsuits so I ended up with two dresses, two jumpsuits, an a set of rings for $50! I highly recommend giving their a site a browse every once in a while and signing up for emails because they have sales every day it seems. I was afraid this dress in particular was going to be too short and a bit see-through, but it exceeded my expectations! For $10 it was a bargain and I love the v-neck detail of it. I'm pairing it here with black accents--strappy sandals, fedora, and my backpack. You can't even see because of my hair but I'm also wearing a choker-cord necklace as well.

Wednesday Wants | Jumpsuits

June 15, 2016

2. Romwe
3. Century 21
4. Shein
5. Misguided

I'm introducing a new type of post entitled Wednesday Wants! Every week I'll be sharing a curated wish list of specific items I'm lusting. They could be on trend, relevant to the season, or just totally random. This week: jumpsuits. I've just recently become obsessed with the garment and received two pairs from Boohoo (one suitable for work and one more summery). I am especially drawn to the culottes style jumpsuit, as you can see in some of my picks. I love how one pieces are an instant outfit and you don't have to think too hard when getting dressed. What do you think of jumpsuits? Also let me know what you think of this new type of post!

My Monthly Buys | May 2016

June 13, 2016

This post is a little late, but what else is new with My Monthly Buys? I know I've been slacking on my posting, but I guess my only excuse is quality over quantity.  Anyway, I still spent a considerable amount for the month of May, even though I was saving money for my new apartment that I just moved into. Needless to say I only bought one piece of clothing last month, if a hat can even be considered clothing. The bulk of my expenditures was on furniture, which is what I was planning on putting my money towards for my new place. Naturally I picked up some beauty and skin care bits as well since this girl is always up to trying new products.

Why Every Girl Should Have a Baseball Hat

June 6, 2016

Seems like all I've been wearing lately are baseball hats...but what are you gonna do? They are functional at blocking the sun and covering up a bad hair day. Oh, and they are super fashionable as well--sounds like a win-win situation to me. I like that they can tone down classier pieces such as this white button up blouse, making the look more casual. Even on a lazy day adding a hat to your leggings and sweatshirt combination will elevate your look, instantly making you look put together.

Places I've Been | Gangster Vegan Organics

June 2, 2016

While I was visiting my boyfriend we decided to check out Gangster Vegan Organics, a smoothie and juice bar and vegetarian and vegan restaurant. They offer pre-made drinks and food or you can order it at the counter. I naturally got a berry smoothie, as they are my favorite and my boyfriend got a green one. They were both super tasty and came in glass bottles we got to keep. Now I have an easy way of taking homemade smoothies with me on the go. I've also been trying to support more local businesses and I'll definitely be back when I'm in the area!
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