The Tiny Heart: June 2014

6.30.2014

Denim Vest and Polka Dot Dress



Dress-Forever 21 (similar Love Polka Dot Skater Dress), Vest-Target (similar Charlotte Russe Denim Vest for $20), Bag-H&M (similar Forever 21 White Satchel for $18), Sandals-American Eagle (similar Fergalicious Flat Sandal)

The weekend may be over, but at least it's a short week with the holiday on Friday! All week long I'll be showing you 4th of July outfits if you still need some inspiration. First up is this navy polka dot dress that I styled with a denim vest and a white bag. For Mix It Mondays, I'm remixing my denim vest. It's a piece I wear a lot in the summer for some light layering. I've also worn it in the spring with a black tee and cobalt skinny jeans.


We had another weekend of beautiful weather. I was at the beach both Saturday and Sunday. I started reading Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire which makes a great beach read (thank you Klout for the advanced copy!). Just like the other books in the series, I couldn't put it down. 


Saturday night we headed back to our new bbq joint, Ribs Chckn Done, for dinner by the beach. I ordered the pulled chicken sandwich again. Sadly they were out the yummy baked beans, so I had to settle for a side salad. But because we came back again, they gave us a complimentary crumb cake and poppy cake for dessert. That's my kind of place!

Linking up with Lauren (Mix It Mondays) and Molly
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6.27.2014

Influenster Surf's Up VoxBox


This week I received the Influenster Surf's Up VoxBox. I think this box was meant for me since I live at the beach! Here's what was inside:

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion: This lotion/aloe vera gel combination is perfect for soothing sunburn. The coconut fragrance is nice, but I have to admit it doesn't smell quite as good as my Banana Boat lotion/aloe gel. I'll keep this as a backup though.

First Aid Shot Therapy Pain Relief: This is a liquid pain reliever. It's FDA approved, but I admit it freaks me out. I'll stick to using Advil, thanks.

Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Shampoo & Conditioner: These definitely smell like the beach, which is always a plus in my book. It actually made a big difference in enhancing my natural curl when letting my hair air dry!

Sinful Colors Nail Polish: I received this minty shade, which I will definitely wear (despite having another two mint polishes). 

Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit Coupon (not pictured): I received a coupon for a free Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit. I'll be purchasing this on the weekend when I go grocery shopping. I absolutely LOVE Jamba Juice, so I'm really hoping this kit tastes as good as the smoothies in the store (especially since there's no Jamba Juices near me!). 


Have a great weekend, guys!

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6.26.2014

Look What I Got: Elephant Print Romper



Elephant Print Romper-c/o Rosewe, Bag-Botkier (similar Botkier Legacy Small Satchel), Sandals-American Eagle (similar G by Guess Sandals)

I finally have something with mini animal print thanks to this adorable elephant print romper from Rosewe. (Please tell me not everyone has already moved on to fruit prints!). I've been living in rompers this summer since they're cute yet also super comfy. You can snag this one on sale for $21.53 (originally $33.83). 
  

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6.25.2014

Yellow Lace Dress + Mint



Dress-Target (similar Urban Outfitters Yellow Lace Dress for $19.99), Necklace-c/o Majestical.com (similar Forever 21 Mint Statement Necklace), Sandals-Target (similar Report Gilly Flat Sandal), Bag-H&M (similar Forever 21 White Satchel)

Random Wednesday Thoughts:

  • I'm happy that I'm now tan enough to wear this yellow lace dress again. The color is so pretty, but it makes me look washed out against pale skin.
  •  I've been watching VH1's I Love the 2000s series. I don't think it's quite as good as their I Love the 80s or I Love the 90s, but it's still a fun walk down memory lane. 
  •  When we went grocery shopping this week, the store was having a Buy 1, Get One Free on Entenmann's. My hubby thought it was a good idea to buy 2 boxes of donuts. Now I have to try to resist the donuts staring me in the face!
Linking up with Shanna, Tara, and Lindsey
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6.24.2014

Cute Bikinis Under $50

Top Row: H&M Balconette Bikini Top (only $5!), H&M Bikini Bottoms, Mossimo Bandeau Top, Mossimo Bikini Bottom
Bottom Row: H&M Fringe Bikini Top (only $12.95!), H&M Bikini Bottom, House of Fraser Colorblock Bikini Top, House of Fraser Colorblock Bikini Bottom

Even though I have amassed quite a collection of bikinis, every year I like to get at least one new one for all my beach days. Bikinis can get quite expensive, but you don't have to spend a ton of money on two small pieces of fabric. I couldn't believe that H&M has that floral print bikini top marked down to just 5 bucks! (I'm sure by the time I publish this post, it'll be sold out). If you do a little hunting, you can find some cute bargain bikinis! I also have my eye on that fringe bikini, which is a big trend this summer and has a fun, boho vibe.
 Where do you shop to get bikinis on the cheap?
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6.23.2014

Mix It Mondays: Aztec Print Shorts



Old Navy Tank, Leaf Necklace-c/o Castellammare Designs, Shorts-Cherokee Girls (similar Boohoo Aztec Shorts for $12), Sandals-American Eagle (similar Jessica Simpson Sandals)

It's now officially summer, which is my favorite time of year. Saturday I crammed in lots of outdoor time. It was a bit too cool for the beach, so my hubby and I went to Starbucks and sat outside to drink our coffees and people watch. For dinner, we decided to try out a new place, Ribs Chkn Done, with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. The outdoor seating is right across from the beach, which makes for a beautiful view. I ordered a pulled chicken sandwich with pasta salad that was absolutely delicious. They also gave us a complimentary serving of baked beans. I was going to Instagram my meal, but the food was so yummy that I ate everything before I had a chance to take a photo. 

For Mix It Mondays, I'm remixing my aztec print shorts that I got in the Target girls section a while back. I decided to go for a simple look with a black tank to keep the focus on the fun print. I last wore these shorts with a white tee and a rhinestone statement necklace:


Printed Shorts Outfit (click for original post)

Linking up with Lauren (Mix It Mondays) and Molly

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6.19.2014

Look What I Got: Embroidered White Skirt



Tank-Express (similar The Limited Striped Tank), Necklace-Luxe Craving (exact Arden B Red Rhinestone Necklace), Skirt-c/o 10DollarMall.com, Bag-H&M (similar Forever 21 White Satchel), Flats-Gap Kids (similar Sam & Libby Bow Flats)

I wanted to get a new white skirt for the summer. I have a really cute white pencil skirt, but the problem is that it's see through. Even with a slip underneath and wearing certain underwear, you can still see everything thanks to the fabric. Not okay. I'm happy that I've now found a new white skirt that is fully lined. I decided to pair it with stripes, sparkles, and a pop of red for a classic, all American look.

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6.18.2014

Forgetful




Blazer-Forever 21 (similar H&M White Blazer), Mossimo T Shirt Dress (only $19.99!), Belt-ASOS (similar Dorothy Perkins Leopard Belt for $11), KensieGirl Metallic Toe Flats

Monday morning I was about to leave for work and realized I couldn't find my keys. They weren't in the usual spot on the dresser and they weren't on the kitchen counter where I sometimes put them. I checked my work bag...nope, not there either. In a panic I called my hubby to see if he had seen them, but he had no idea. Luckily he told me to get out my spare key (in my panic, I had completely forgotten that I had a spare!). 

After I started driving, I remembered that I had gone to the beach the day before. As soon as I got home, I checked my beach bag and sure enough, my keys were in there. Pretty sure this is a sign that I'm getting old!

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Linking up with Shanna and Lindsey
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6.17.2014

Beach Bags Under $50 + Giveaway

Top Row: Lilly Pulitzer Beach Bag, Victoria's Secret Shopper Tote, Life is Good Dockside Tote
Bottom Row: Roxy Cruise Bag, H&M Beach Bag, Swell Anchor Canvas Tote

A beach bag is essential if you're taking a trip to the beach this summer. I don't like to spend a lot on my beach bags since they get exposed to the sun and sand. I often see women carrying their everyday handbag to the beach and I can't understand why they'd risk ruining it! I've rounded up a bunch of beach bags that are cute, yet still functional in fabrics such as canvas. 

Now meet Rei from Couture Crush, someone who knows all about the beach since she lives in Hawaii! 

 I started my blog back in 2013 so its still fairly new. I started it on a whim when I felt like I wanted somewhere to document and share my outfits! I am a Japanese-American currently living in Hawaii. Because I go back and forth between Japan and America, my style gets influenced by Asian trends/fashion and mixes with the western style which I hope keeps my looks unique!

Rei is giving away this Juicy Couture bracelet to one lucky reader!

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6.16.2014

Mix It Mondays: Floral Dress



Dress-Forever 21 (similar Forever 21 Floral Dress), Clutch-Target (similar Marc Fisher Clutch), Kensie Girl Metallic Toe Flats

Thursday was our 3rd wedding anniversary, but we decided to wait till Saturday to go out to dinner to celebrate. I wore this floral dress for our date. Normally I like to wear heels when going out (especially since my hubby is so tall), but this dress is a bit short on me so I went with flats instead. I've also previously worn this dress as a skirt.


The best part of our dinner was our dessert...the restaurant has a whole dessert case! When you're done with your entree, you walk over to the case and pick out your dessert. It was a hard decision, but we went with this Chocolate Lovin Spoon cake. It was more like a mousse than a cake and it was very rich and decadent. 


Linking up with Lauren (Mix It Mondays) and Molly

PS Enter the How Gorgeous Necklace Giveaway!
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6.13.2014

Must Have Summer Shorts Under $50


Now that it's almost officially summer, it's heating up outside. That means shorts weather! Here's my picks for must have shorts:

1. Lace: Lace shorts are a bit dressier and can be paired with heels for a night out. 

2. Floral: Floral print is always classic for the spring/summer season and it comes in a million different colors.

3. Striped: Stripes fit right in with the nautical trend that's still big this season.

4. Denim: I love a distressed pair of denim shorts paired with a tank top and sandals for a casual summer outfit.

5. White: A crisp pair of white shorts goes perfectly with a brightly colored top.

6. Printed: A printed pair of shorts is a fun alternative to solids. I love the Aztec print this season.

What pair of shorts is your favorite to wear in the summer? 
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