Rompin’ Around in Long Beach

Growing up, the 4th of July wasn’t really a noteworthy holiday. But for the past three years, the 4th has taken on a whole new meaning: it’s time to visit my boyfriend and his family in Chicago!

About an hour from the city is Long Beach, Indiana where Jack’s family has two beach houses. The weekend is always filled with good weather, great food and even better company, and this year was no exception!

One of his (40!) cousins, Grace, is a CFOC fan, so when we both expressed our love for rompers, I knew we had to do a post together. So without further ado, here’s me and Grace rompin’ around Long Beach in our rompers!

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

And of course, Larry had to make an appearance. 🙂

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

Rompin' Around in Long Beach | Closet Full of Cocktails

SHOP OUR FAVORITE ROMPERS:

Maxi Skirt

And I’m back… Back from another brief hiatus, due to vacation and starting a new job! So instead of a Friday Fab Five, I’m sharing a new outfit post. Happy Friday 🙂

One of my favorite spots in Cincinnati is Hyde Park Square, so back when spring was changing over to summer, Carrington and I took full advantage. We grabbed coffee at one of our favorite spots, Awakenings, to fuel up for a mini photo and video shoot. Can’t wait to do it again soon!

Maxi Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

Maxi Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

Maxi Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

Maxi Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

Tee: Victoria’s Secret (similar) || Skirt: Target (similar or similar) || Shoes: Target (on sale for $12!) || Hat: Urban Outfitters (only $20!) || Clutch: Vera Bradley (similar) || Watch: Michael Kors || Bracelets: Michael Kors

SHOP THE LOOK:

Rent the Runway: Summer 2016

I’m officially obsessed with Rent the Runway. It was love at first rental. ICYMI, I rounded up my top picks for spring, so now it’s time for my summer picks!

Deal Alert: Most rentals are up to 30% off for July 4th. And if that wasn’t good enough, follow this link to get $30 off your first order!

Here are some of my favorite looks for every summer occasion:

4TH OF JULY

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Red Lexi Skort Romper by Alexis – $70

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Red Chiara Top by Tanya Taylor – $55

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Paolla Silk Romper by Joie – $60

WEDDING

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Neutral Stripe Gown by Badgley Mischka – $165

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Color Block Twist Sheath by Cynthia Rowley – $65

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Lilac Crossed Dress by Halston Heritage – $75

VACATION

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Orange Alcott Dress by Trina Turk – $60

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Misun Maxi Dress by Mara Hoffman – $55

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Meadow Floral Pant by Rebecca Taylor – $60

JUST BECAUSE

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ashawa Dress by Joie – $65

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Red Rust Floral Off Shoulder Dress  by ASTR – $30

Rent the Runway - Summer Looks | Closet Full of Cocktails

Embroidered Bridget Dress by Tory Burch – $75

Now that you’ve seen the looks, did you miss the Deal Alert above? If not, most rentals are up to 30% off for July 4th, but order now because they’re going fast! And if you follow this link, you’ll get $30 off your first order.

Happy renting!

SHOP THE RUNWAY:

Confetti Skirt

There’s nothing like a great sale, especially when everything hasn’t been picked over yet! When spring inventory hit the shelves at GAP, I scored three amazing pieces, including this adorable confetti skirt.

Since then, I’ve dressed it up and down for many occasions, making it one of the most versatile skirts in my closet. I’ll definitely be styling it more this spring/summer. What’s your favorite clothing steal? Share yours with me in the comments below!

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

Jacket: Old Navy (similar) || Tank: Anthropologie || Skirt: GAP (similar) || Shoes: Old Navy || Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar or similar)

SHOP THE LOOK:

Shades of Blue + Best Friend

Nothing is better than time spent at home, especially when the majority is spent alongside family and friends. Every time I’m back in Buffalo, I make it a point to spend quality time with my bestie, Lucy. We typically find a hip spot downtown or in Elmwood Village to eat, drink and catch up as girlfriends do. This time, we added one more activity to our ritual: blog pictures.

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Yes, that’s right, my best friend is also a fabulous blogger! Lucy blogs at Write. Style. Travel. and has already been recognized as one of the top bloggers in Buffalo! So with my camera in tow, we headed to Canalside (after a delicious rooftop dinner at Tappo) and went on our blogging mission.

And don’t forget to check out Lucy’s “Style Spotlight” here!

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

What I Wore:

Romper: LOFT || Vest: American Eagle || Earrings: Nordstrom || Shoes: Target

Shop My Favorite Rompers:

What Lucy Wore:

Dress: Lulu’s (similar) || Shoes: Target || Sunglasses: ASOS (similar) || Watch: Fossil || Bracelets: Alex and Ani (#1 and #2)

Shop Her Favorite Shift Dresses:

Festival Fashion

With summer quickly approaching, music festival season is officially underway! Though I’m not attending any myself this year, I’m inspired by the eccentric yet fashionable looks that frequent them. For today’s post, I’m featuring one of my favorite American Eagle finds from last summer paired with a few festival essentials. This look is simple, cute and easy breezy — perfect for enjoying the sounds of summer.

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress: American Eagle (old – similar or great alternative) || Vest: American Eagle || Shoes: Old Navy || Hat: Urban Outfitters (on SALE!) || Lipstick: Urban Decay in “1993”

What’s your favorite festival-inspired look? Share yours with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!