Mara Hoffman Rainbows


Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Mara Hoffman, Steve Madden, KEP Designs, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells

// dress: Mara Hoffman, Sassy Boutique // wedges: Steve Madden, similar // earrings: KEP Designs // clutch: Swell Caroline // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // lips: Melted Violet //

Summer is winding down…but I’m still enjoying it with these bright colors. Since moving to NYC my wardrobe has become very dark and drab so I’ve been trying to brighten it up by wearing colorful workout gear…LOL I know but…yes! Obvs these photos were taken at home…

I love this Mara Hoffman dress so much but I only got to wear it once this summer because it was silk and it made me so HOT..I’m looking forward to wearing it again once the weather starts to cool off a little..and yes don’t you worry I’ll be wearing it 😉

xx,

ss

Chic Verte Necklace

Chic Verte, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Gap & Shotguns & Seashells Chic Verte, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Gap & Shotguns & Seashells Chic Verte, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Gap & Shotguns & Seashells Chic Verte, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Gap & Shotguns & Seashells Chic Verte, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Gap & Shotguns & Seashellstop: Asos, similar // jeans: J.Brand // sandals: Tkees // necklace: c/o  Chic Verte // clutch: Gigi New York // sunnies: Ray-Ban // lips: Mac Asian Flower //

One of my favorite things about summer time is being able to wear all white! Something about wearing all white makes me feel so chic and sophisticated. But nothing makes an all white outfit stand out even more like adding a few bright accessories.. I’m personally a fan of adding blues or pinks to my outfits to make my accessories pop! I especially love this Chic Verte tassel necklace…which also happens to be an old handcrafted sand dollar! Seriously gorgeous and it comes in a few different tassel colors and chain colors. I grew up searching for sand dollars every summer when I’d visit the Bahamas and now I have a little piece of that memory because of this necklace!

Chic Verte describes it as:

Embracing the beauty found within imperfections, the new Chic Verte Perfectly Imperfect Collection features designs handcrafted from discarded sand dollars. In contrast to beachcombers scouring the sand seeking the ‘perfect’ round sand dollar, Chic Verte Founding Artist Lisa S. Phipps has taken these often cast-aside treasures and hand-drawn them into one-of-a-kind, unique pieces of wearable art. The sand dollars are adorned with metallic gold or silver henna-inspired artistry and accented with on-trend tassels to serve as a reminder of the grace that hides within the broken.

aka…I’m OBSESSED

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

xx,

ss

Vix Swimwear Middle Loop Bikini

Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells

Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells

Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Vix Swimwear, Mott 50, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells

// bikini: Vix Swimwear (size small) // cardigan: Mott 50 // sunglasses: Ray-Ban //

Summer days are official over for me! I’m finally in NYC and settling in…missing the beach more than anything though! I’m so glad I got to team up with Vix Swimwear to embrace my last day at the beach in one of my favorite swimsuit lines!

I picked the middle loop bikini because I love that it’s like a classic triangle top but also wraps around you and ties which makes it look trendy. Obviously, I chose it in my favorite color…GREEN but it also comes in  yellow, white, pink and black!  You can also tie it in the front like a bow but I preferred wrapping it around. I paired this bikini with my favorite Mott 50 cardigan that has SPF in it (even though it’s not sunny in these photos). This cardigan is a great staple piece to have in your beach wardrobe to protect you from the sun!

how to with your middle loop bikini:

Vix Swimwear

Now…

I will admit, that after being in college for 4 years I put on weight from bad eating and drinking habits. Although, I was attending multiple Pure Barre classes weekly for 2 years, my body continued to look the same and not lose weight because I never altered my diet properly.

Not to toot my own horn, but I am giving myself a pat on the back…finally!

For the last 30 days I’ve dedicated hours daily towards working out and focusing on living a healthier lifestyle since I have finished college. My hard work has paid off, I’m feeling confident about my body inside and out!

I owe a big thank you to Samantha Lynch, certified nutritionist, who coached me along my journey to eating healthy and helped me love my body. Now, I’ve learned portion control, the right workouts for my body type and to moderate calorie intake from alcoholic beverages!

Partnering with Vix Swimwear made me so excited to show off my new body in one of their gorgeous suits! This was an exciting and life changing challenge for me, and took a lot of courage to write this post.

I still have a ways to go to be 100% happy with my body if that is even possible but until then I’m content and can’t wait to continue with this new lifestyle 🙂

Thank you to everyone for the support and following me as I reached my summer goals! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

xx,

ss
p.s. I’m eating a bag of cookies while I write this….sorry Samantha!

p.p.s shout out to my sweet mama who took these photos in the sand with a fractured ankle…I love you!

this post is sponsored by Vix Swimwear but all opinions stated are my own

Here I Come Intern Life

Tibi and Shotguns & Seashells

MIA…that’s where I’ve been these past few days on social media. I’ve been in NYC for 5 days and boy has it been a whirlwind y’all! I’m missing my small hometown so much and I’m missing college in Alabama even more. Surely these feelings will all go away soon…but the first day I got here it really hit me hard and I was a frazzled mess. Like I had mascara down my face and nobody said hi to me in the dorm that I’m living it…but in their defense most of them don’t even speak english. But I was really taken back when I walked into the room I’ll be living in for 4 months. It’s the size of someones nice walk in closet…like a quarter of the size of the dorm room I lived in my freshman year at UA…for my Alabama readers…just think of Tutwiler a quarter of that size. Like I never though I’d say this but I miss Tutwiler!!! I also thought I’d be able to manage moving in on my own without my Moms help and that I did but I do wish she would have been here with me when I first got here. She would of saved me from being a crying mess with mascara down my face.

So today marks my first day of work…I start in an hour and a half and need to be on the subway in an hour…yet I’m sitting here writing…talk about priorities but I missed blogging even though it was just a quick 5 day break! For the next 4 months I will be interning at Tibi’s Retail store in Soho off Wooster street. If you are ever in the area PLEASE stop by and say hello…it would make my day!  I’m so excited to get to work so I can be a busy bee and learn how Tibi runs a store day t0 day! Plus, there is even a Chobani Yogurt place two blocks away from me and you can make your own yogurt and acai bowls..something I’m totally pumped to do every morning!

If you have any NYC recommendations please let me know!

I will report back later this week to let y’all know how my first week of work went!

xx,

ss

My Life In The Big Apple

Sassy Wednesdays: Britt Ryan

Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells IMG_8331 Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Britt Ryan, Tory Burch, Kate Spade New York  with Shotguns & Seashells

 

25% off exclusively at Sassy Boutique only

// dress: Britt Ryan // clutch: Kate Spade New York // wedges: Tory Burch //

I have bad news…today is the last week for Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique. Summer is officially over for this gal and I’m headed for NYC on Thursday! I loved having all of y’all follow along with me for Sassy Wednesdays and don’t worry it will be back! Enough of this sadness….

I’m wearing this gorgeous Britt Ryan dress that is the perfect dress to transition into fall with. These Tory Burch wedges and Kate Spade clutch are great basics and a must have for every womens closet. Dressy close toed wedges are a must along with a black clutch. It also doesn’t hurt that these are all 25% off!  I’m not going to lie…I felt like a super stylish business woman in this outfit.

Any who, y’all know the drill it’s Sassy Wednesdays! You can only get 25% off until Saturday. That gives you 4 days to call, email or go into the store and purchase what you like if you use the code “Sassy Wednesday“!

Now grab your phone or nearest computer and contact Sassy Boutique to purchase

Contact:

Phone: 772.234.3998

email: taylor@sassyboutique.com

location:

3375 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963

Sassy Boutique on Social Media: Facebook & Instagram

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at shotgunsandseashells@gmail.com or leave a comment!

Happy Sassy Wednesday!

xx,

ss

Vero Beach Yoga Barre

Vero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & Seashells Vero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & Seashells Vero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & Seashells Vero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & Seashells Vero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & Seashells Vero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & SeashellsVero Beach Yoga Barre // Shotguns & Seashells

// top: Vero Beach Yoga Barre // leggings: Liquido //

The Vero Beach Yoga Barre opened up back in May and is owned by Vero Beach locals, Carly Barnes and Amanda Steadman. They are two of the best yoga instructors in Vero Beach! They have taken Yoga and Barre to the next level by hiring some of the best instructors in our local community to teach. Not only is the studio quaint and homey but it also carries some great activewear.  Me, being the Pure Barre fanatic that I am was so thrilled when Carly told me that she and Amanda would be opening up a yoga and barre studio. I honestly was so concerned about what I was going to do without Pure Barre since I religiously did it 5 days a week up in Alabama but now I’m set!

Statement from the Vero Beach Yoga Barre below:

“We offer our students a variety of yoga classes that range from restorative, vinyasa, and heated power classes as well as various sequencing of Barre. Our 1,500 square foot space boasts two separate rooms furnished with props and equipment made by Manduka. We offer Liquido Leggings, Manduka Mats, Volcano Candles, Spiritual Gangster Loungewear, and so much more in our Retail Boutique. We encourage anyone who is new to the practice to come experience the positive energy and welcoming community at Vero Beach Yoga Barre!”

The studio is located right in Royal Palm Point next door to one of Vero’s new favorite health spots called La Tabla. So before or after you work out you can stop in for a juice, acia bowl (my personal fav), kale spinach salad or even a power toast!

Stop by and visit the Vero Beach Yoga Barre and say hi to Carly & Amanda!

29 Royal Palm Pointe Suite 2
Vero Beach, Florida
32960

HOURS:
Monday – Friday 6am-7pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am-5pm

PHONE:
772-696-1160

xx,

ss

White Out

Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & SeashellsTrina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells
Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells
Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & SeashellsTrina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells Trina Turk, J.Brand, Ray-Ban, Swell Caroline, Steve Madden, Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells

// top: Trina Turk  SALE!! // jeans: J. Brand // wedges: Steve Madden, similar // necklace: Southern Sequins // clutch: Swell Caroline // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // lips: Melted Violet //

White on white y’all… isn’t it everyones summer favorite? Or is it just me? Who knows…it could be just me or maybe it’s because I’m from Florida but I love it. Nothing like an all white look to make you feel chic. For an extra pop to this outfit I added my new favorite Southern Sequins hot pink tassel lariat necklace that was created especially for me! Below are the 4 ways to style it…this bad boy is gonna be fun for the rest of the summer and I can’t wait until I get one with navy tassels for the fall!

Southern Sequins lariat tassel necklace

So….real talk. I’m leaving for NYC in exactly ONE WEEK (I’m screaming on the inside). I can’t even believe it y’all. I’m so excited and scared at the same time I don’t know what to expect…if I’m going to love it or hate it. Who knows! I’m such a small town girl and going to the city is a huge change for me….I mean I’ve lived in Florida ALL of my life until I went away to Alabama for college but that was just as small of a town. I’m going to have to learn the subway and how to get around…and find the local hotspots for a quick bite to eat or somewhere to workout that doesn’t cost $35 a class (absolutely nuts if you ask me!)

If y’all have any NYC tips for me or cool places to check out please share with me!

xx,

ss

Sassy Wednesdays: Tory Burch, Gigi New York and Alice & Trixie

Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL IMG_8362 Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL Sassy Wednesdays with Sassy Boutique // Alice & Trixie, DL 1961, Tory Burch, Gigi New York, Kate Spade and Southern Sequins // Shotguns & Seashells in Vero Beach, FL

exclusively at Sassy Boutique 

top: Alice & Trixie // jeans: DL 1961 // shoes: Tory Burch // purse: Gigi New York // earrings: Kate Spade New York //bracelets: Southern Sequins //  lips: Mac Viva La Glam Miley Cyrus //

I’m really loving this Sassy Wednesdays look with Sassy Boutique! I love the cut and the flow in this Alice & Trixie top, along with the pattern. Plus, the Tory Burch mini millers go perfectly with the top too. Did you know that they are 25% off? Did you know that this entire look is 25% off? This Gigi New York tote is the perfect bag to go with everything in your closet too. And of course, accessories….Kate Spade earrings and some tassel bracelets by Southern Sequins! Not to mention these white jeans…..a girl can never have too many pairs of white jeans….especially if you live in FL!

Any who, y’all know the drill it’s Sassy Wednesdays! You can only get 25% off until Saturday. That gives you 4 days to call, email or go into the store and purchase what you like if you use the code “Sassy Wednesday“!

Now grab your phone or nearest computer and contact Sassy Boutique to purchase

Contact:

Phone: 772.234.3998

email: taylor@sassyboutique.com

location:

3375 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963

Sassy Boutique on Social Media: Facebook & Instagram

This is also the 2nd to last Sassy Wednesdays post for the summer so don’t miss out on these deals!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at shotgunsandseashells@gmail.com or leave a comment!

Happy Sassy Wednesday!

xx,

ss

hair by Kim McAuliffe at Polished In Vero Beach

Lilly Pulitzer Marbella Crop Top & Skirt Set

Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & SeashellsLilly Pulitzer Two Piece Set, Gigi New York, Tory Burch, Ray-Ban // Shotguns & Seashells

top: Lilly Pulitzer (sold out) // skirt: Lilly Pulitzer (sold out) // sandals: Tory Burch // clutch: Gigi New York // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // bracelet: Gorjana, similar // earrings: Julie Vos // lips: Nars //

Unfortunately, this adorable Lilly Pulitzer set is already sold out….I think it lasted a month before it was gone. I had the Vanna set and adored it but once I saw this set I fell in love even more! I linked up some similar pieces from Lilly Pulitzer that you can shop below! I wasn’t expecting this bad boy to sell out so quickly…but I should have known better!

Hope everyone had a great Monday!
xx,

ss