Tropical Fashion with Suzanne Valentino

I’m very thrilled that Cathleen invited me to be a guest blogger on Cathleen Writes. My name is Suzanne Valentino and I’m a total fashionista. I also have a blog: italianfashionistablog.wordpress.com, which is all about fabulous fashion. Today I will be sharing with you my favorite looks for summer and the trend I love most right now, tropical prints, which is all the rage for summer 2014. They were once relegated to cheesy Hawaiian shirts that screamed, “I’m a tourist!” However, brands like Charlotte Russe and Express have brought effervescence to these classic floral prints. They are a mix of bold, colorful, and eye-catching designs. By pairing this look with simple accessories, you’ll surely get noticed while looking Caribbean chic. Take a peek at some of these stylish and trendy summer looks that are perfect for a lunch date by the beach and a fun night out on the town.

DAYTIME LOOK

HAWAIIAN PRINT STRETCH COTTON SKATER ROMPER BY EXPRESS $49.90

HAWAIIAN PRINT STRETCH COTTON SKATER ROMPER BY EXPRESS $49.90

PATENT THONG SANDALS BY CHARLOTTE RUSSE $7.50

PATENT THONG SANDALS BY CHARLOTTE RUSSE $7.50

ADELAIDE BARREL BAG BY ALDO $60.00

ADELAIDE BARREL BAG BY ALDO $60.00

GWIRIEN BRACELETS BY ALDO $18.00

GWIRIEN BRACELETS BY ALDO $18.00

OMBRE SQUARE SUNGLASSES BY FOREVER 21 $5.80

OMBRE SQUARE SUNGLASSES BY FOREVER 21 $5.80

NIGHT TIME LOOK

TROPICAL PRINT PLUNGING SWEETHEART SKATER DRESS BY CHARLOTTE RUSSE $28.99

TROPICAL PRINT PLUNGING SWEETHEART SKATER DRESS BY CHARLOTTE RUSSE $28.99

"PERFECT TEN" PATENT PUMPS BY CHINESE LAUNDRY $39.98

“PERFECT TEN” PATENT PUMPS BY CHINESE LAUNDRY $39.98

MASQUERADE ENVELOPE CLUTCH BY COLE HAAN $74.99 AVAILABLE AT 6PM.COM

MASQUERADE ENVELOPE CLUTCH BY COLE HAAN $74.99
AVAILABLE AT 6PM.COM

CUTOUT FALLING LEAVES EARRINGS BY ARDEN BY $9.80

CUTOUT FALLING LEAVES EARRINGS BY ARDEN BY $9.80

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OMG shoes..

I love shoes, especially in spring when you can get away with bright neon leather with lots of straps and high or low heel doesn’t seem to matter. However, as a college student about to graduate and enter the real world I have to be realistic… I can’t afford designer shoes. As I browsed longingly through Popsugar’s new list of top designer shoes for Spring 2014, I had the bright idea to comb the internet for affordable alternatives! Here are the beautiful shoes that Popsugar has deemed most obsession worthy from top designer brands like Givenchy, Prada, Tom Ford, and Valentino.

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And below is what I found. Similar right? I guess a girl CAN have it all!

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And for all the lovely people who read this and want inexpensive, cute spring shoes of their own, here are links to all the shoes:

Target Tammy Plank Wedge

Target Vivien Strappy Wedge

Target Sanna Block Heel

Forever 21 Chunky Flatform Sandal

Forever 21 Darling Daisy Crocheted Platform

Lulu’s Orange Red Print Heels

Mod Cloth Cape Hatteras Flats

Mod Cloth Anchors Sashay Wedge