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Find of the Day: The Best $19 You'll Spend on an LBD

I am SO beyond pumped to tell you guys about my latest find!  I purchased this dress online at ASOS a few weeks back, and it was such a good buy.  I've worn it out several times already, and I've gotten complimented every time.  It's one of the more fashion-y pieces I own, but it's nothing too cray - don't worry, you won't be lady gaga-ing it up.  It's not figure-flattering (because it's boxy), but the mini dress underneath is form-fitting so you won't look completely amorphous, ha.  
With that said, it's definitely one of the coolest dresses I own, and for $19, it's a serious must-have. Like, don't even think about it - just order one for yourself here.  Made of a viscose and elastane blend, this piece has the cutest ruffle trim ever, and it masks bodily "imperfections" so if you're feeling extra bloated or self-conscious about muffin top, wear this out.  I promise you'll impress!  
Before I leave you guys, I need to share an obligatory shoefie featuring my current fave kicks from Nine West.  I got these babies for $19.99, and they're a freakin' dream come true.  They give me hella height, are comfortable as hell, and look wayyyy more expensive than they actually are.  Actually, my entire outfit costs less than $40...excluding my Chanel boy bag, which you could easily replace with a more affordable option.  You can get a similar pair HERE!
 Shot by the wonderful RMCapture.

Family Traditions with Gran Reserva

When I was a little kid, I spent most of my time practicing piano with my mom - she was my first teacher and cracked the whip pretty intensely when it came to my musical studies.  I was putting in a good 4-6 hours a day in addition to school, so suffice it to say, my life revolved around tickling the ivories.
I didn't have much free time, but I still took tae-kwon-do with my father, a bajillionth-time world champion.  He's a 9th degree black belt in TKD and has several schools around the US.  He was the first ITF middleweight champion and was proclaimed the "fastest kicker alive."

....sooo yeah, I definitely listened to him when I was being disciplined as a child, ha.  Anywho, I earned a 2nd degree black belt, but father-daughter time didn't stop there!  He was and still is an avid golfer so he'd take me out to his country club to teach me everything he knew about the game.  To be completely honest, I wasn't a huge fan of it growing up - I thought golf was boring and it was always so dang hot outside - but I grew to love our hangs, and now that I'm older, I cherish every moment we spend together even more.
I'm all about hustling and working hard to achieve my dreams, but family will always come first in my book.  End of story.  I feel like it's easy to take your family for granted because they love you unconditionally, but like all relationships, you must treat them with the utmost care, and that means making sacrifices on the daily.

Now, do I think golf's the best thing since sliced bread? No, but I love our age-old tradition, and I honestly look forward to it every time I come home.  I'm not the best golfer in the world, but I can definitely hold my own.  We also enjoy watching championship games together while sipping Gran Reserva!  Mom doesn't usually go out with us, but she'll often join us for a glass of red when we're hanging out in the basement watching tournaments on the big screen.
Before I leave you today, I have a surprise for you guys.  Enjoy a $25 credit on a round of golf at major golf courses nationwide courtesy of Concha y Toro Bran Reserva.  Find a specially marked bottle necker where you buy wine. And you can also enter a great sweepstakes to win one year of free golf - click here to enter!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

The Perfect Spring Romper + Giveaway: Wearing My Latest FOTD on SS

Beyond pumped to finally style this romper for you guys on SS - ICYMI, I blogged about it here as a "find of the day" a while back.  It's currently available on the amiclubwear website for $18 (originally $39.99), which is a pretty good deal for what you're getting IMO.  I own it in small (which still works), but XS would've been perfect; unfortunately, that size is unavailable [insert sad face].  

If you're well-endowed up top (think c cup +), this number will flatter your bod especially well. Also, I love that it comes with a waist + neck tie.  I personally don't use the neckpiece, but you have the option of doing so which is cool!  For those of you interested, it's also available in medium and large.
As I'm sure you all know, I'm all about chic, feminine everyday looks.  So, for today's featured outfit of the day, I kept things clean and simple because I wanted my florals to take centerstage - I paired the romper with neutral accessories and called it a day!  I absolutely love wearing nude sandals because they (very conveniently) elongate my stems.  I had the option of carrying a more colorful bag, but I wanted to stick with something classic for my latest.
Other fabulous rompers under $50:
Romper:  amiclubwear ($18) || Shoes:  Steve Madden (similar) || Bag:  Chloe (similar)
Photos shot by the amazing Sung Shin.  One last thing before I go, Amiclubwear's generously offered to give one lucky SS reader a $50 gift card (open internationally).  All you have to do to enter is follow them on instagram! As always, there are several bonus entries to help up your chances of winning so make sure you take advantage - giveaway ends on June 14th!  Good luck, everyone.
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