The August Edit: Three Beach Night Looks

August 15, 2017

As we near the middle of August, summer nights start to slowly drop by just a few degrees, especially when by the coast. So today, I've styled three outfits for beach nights in the end of summer months.
I hate being cold so if I am on the beach at night and the wind is just a bit breezy but there is a touch of humidity in the air, I like to wear some comfy boyfriend shorts and throw on a slouchy over sized knit sweater. This keeps me nice and toasty without being too bundled up. Add some cute cognac espadrilles and you're ready to go!
The next outfit is more for those really chilly days, maybe it's drizzling out or the clouds are covering the blue sky. I styled a comfy pair of joggers with a light weight cardigan and some easy slip on sneaks. I love this look and often wear something similar in September/October when I'm running errands.
The last look is perfect for a night out or date night on the beach. This long jumpsuit is sure to keep you feeling warm and really gives such an elegant and sophisticated feeling, while also elongating the figure. Pair it with some wedge espadrilles and a statement earring and you're good to go dance under the moon by the beach. 

Wardrobe Diaries: Vol. 2

August 10, 2017

Hey loves! I went into Nordstrom Rack the other day and decided to try some things on! I was looking for more fall fashion but there wasn't too much out... I think I am just a little too early when it comes to that department haha!
This baby doll tee is SO SOFT though and it's such a steal at less than $25! It is such a staple piece.
I tried on these blush colored joggers and they were so so comfy! I think these would be great for a casual day off strolling the city. (Maybe when it's not 85 degrees though)
The next top is this ruffled sleeve sweater and I couldn't believe how cheap it was! This is a great layering piece and perfect for the chilly months ahead on lounging around days.
I tried on these black distressed skinny jeans from Joe's Jeans and really felt that these would be a great investment piece. I have heard some great things about Joe's and I can only imagine that these babies would last quite a long time.
Last piece I tried on was this long-line cardigan vest! I was SO IN LOVE with this piece. I think this would make for a great transitional piece and is very versatile. I can see this being great for work and also dressed up for cocktails.

Hope you found some inspiration from this post! Have a great day!
Amanda Carmela

Sandcastles & Pinstripes

July 25, 2017


Hello loves! I hope your week is off to an alright start! Sunday evening, Mike, my sister and I went to Revere beach to check out the International Sand Sculpting Festival that they showcase every summer. People from all over come and get to build a piece and they name them and each have their own message about the sculpture! The detail that goes into each one is incredible and you just have to be there in person to get the full affect!
It felt really good to get out of the city for a little bit and do something different for once. I grew up around Revere beach and being there was really nostalgic. The memories flooded in as soon as I stepped onto the sand and I was brought back to when my sister and I used to spend days at my grandmother's house with our cousin, playing Gamecube and watching Harry Potter. I really miss those kinds of days and honestly, I feel like going back to your roots every once and a while really grounds you and sort of centers you. It was lovely being there and I encourage you to do something or visit somewhere that was a big part of your childhood! It will really warm your heart.
As for this outfit- I mentioned that I bought this OTS pinstripe top from F21 in my last post, and I seriously am so in love with it. The over-sized sleeves are a showstopper and the pinstripe is such a classic look. I paired it with my white shorts and cognac sandals that have a metallic detail. 
Get the top here!

Have a beautiful Tuesday!

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