April Roundup: The Most Popular Items On Hat On The Map

April Roundup: The Most Popular Items On Hat On The Map

Guys, its May. How did that happen? I am not going to annoy you with a really awesome ‘Nsync lyric but just know that I am thinking it! Not only did April bring us showers but it also brought us some really awesome warm-weather fashion.

A new month means that I get to share the most popular items from the previous month. If you are curious about how I determine the most popular items every month, it is a combination of the most popular items on Instagram, the liketoknow.it app and my blog.

summer fashion for women
Summer Fashion Trends

Espadrille Wedges | High Rise Shorts | Tie Front Tank Top | Wicker Purse

April on Hat On The Map was all about Spring / Summer fashion, specifically super cute pieces to take on vacation. In fact, the most shopped item was definitely swimsuits! I have no fun beach vacations planned for this month, but boy did I shop as I did. Our swimming pool is going to see me in some cute swimsuits, that’s for sure!

It’s no surprise to me that once again the most popular retailer on Hat On The Map was Amazon. 7 out of 10 of my most popular items are from Amazon, I mean I get it, it’s honestly the best! I do a ton of Amazon stuff because everyone seems to love it but what other retailers would you guys like to see? Please leave a comment below, email me or DM me on Instagram and let me know!!

One more really awesome thing about my most popular April items is everything is under $50!! It appears that everyone really does love a deal!

Now let’s get to the most popular items on Hat On The Map from April.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation: Turns out that you guys love this Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Dupe as much as I do.

Off The Shoulder Bikini: This bikini is the cutest, I can imagine it now, sitting on a white beach, with a drink in my hand wearing this cute little bikini.

High Rise Jean Shorts: I will be living in these shorts all summer long, they are so comfortable and fit perfect!

Tie Front One Piece Swimsuit: I loveeeeee a swimsuit with no straps because who wants tan lines, you know?!

White Nikes: The perfect white sneaker for spring! Because a cute sandal does not fit every occasion.

Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit: I love Cupshe! Here’s a shopping secret; almost all of Cupshe’s inventory is available Amazon Prime, a much easier way to shop this awesome retailer.

High Waisted Bikini: I am the number one fan of this high waisted bikini trend, gimme all the flattering bikinis!

Ankle Strap Espadrille Wedge: I can’t stop talking/wearing these! Hello, cutest wedges EVER!!! I’ve seen wedges identical to these for up to $200!

Short Sleeve Dress : A lightweight dress is always the best bet for a warm summer day!

Oversized Square Sunglasses (Celine Dupe): Quality, cute and stylish sunglasses for under $15?! yes, please!!

Okay, I need to know, now that it’s May, what are you shopping for this month? I am on the lookout for all of the cute tops for warm Palm Springs days. Happy May flowers to all of you!!!

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The Best of TJ MAXX: Spring/ Summer Fashions

The Best of TJ MAXX: Spring/ Summer Fashions

My Instagram feed is currently full of the cutest spring/summer fashions from all sorts of retailers but one retailer I have not yet seen represented is my personal favorite, TJ Maxx. It’s safe to say that basically everyone loves TJ Maxx, right? I also think everyone would agree that hunting for the cutest items at TJ Maxx can be quite the chore.

After spending hours combing TJ Maxx’s website for the absolute cutest summer fashions I feel like I hit the jackpot! I found tons of cute, must have items that I am adding to my closet for these hot Palm Springs days. The best part about all of my TJ Maxx finds is they are all under $50!!! WHAT?! I know, isn’t TJ Maxx the best?

After spending so much time shopping on TJ Maxx’s website what I quickly realized is the best summer fashions on their website are their accessories. I found the absolute cutest shoes, purses, and earrings!

If you scroll through my TJ Maxx picks you can quickly identify what trends I am obsessed with this spring/ summer. The trends that I can’t get enough of are one piece swimsuits, straw bags, and espadrille-inspired shoes.

This summer, the majority of my outfits and accessories have come from either TJ Maxx or Amazon. Look at all of the cute stuff I found on Amazon for summer!

What are your favorite spring/summer trends that you can’t seem to get enough of in 2019?

Okay, now let’s get to the real good stuff at TJ Maxx.

Hope you enjoyed my TJ Maxx picks. Now, I need to know what is your absolute favorite retailer!?

Happy Shopping!

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Hat On The Map | Lifestyle and Fashion Blog

Shoes for Spring: The Best of White Sneakers

Shoes for Spring: The Best of White Sneakers

The flowers have bloomed, the temperatures have risen, it is officially spring! I love spring and I especially love the cute new fashion that comes along with spring. This spring I am all heart eyes for all the sneakers, I love them. Specifically white sneakers. They are casual, comfortable and look great with shorts, jeans, or dresses.

When most people think of new spring shoes they normally think of sandals or open toe heels but there are plenty of occasions where a tennis shoe is most appropriate. Like if you are exploring a new city and plan on walking all day, a sneaker is the best option or if you are attending a festival in the middle of the desert, a sneaker is absolutely the best option!

White Sneakers
Shoes For Spring

I just realized that I use the words sneaker/ tennis shoe interchangeably. Am I the only one who does this? There are tons of words that I picked up from my time in the south that I did not use growing up in California, and I think sneaker might be one of those words.

Now that I live in Palm Springs, tennis shoe season is year round. The seasons in Palm Springs look like this: sweater weather, windy but warm, so hot you can’t go outside and absolutely perfect. Those are the four seasons. The good news is cute little white sneakers are perfect for all four of those seasons.

Okay, let’s get to my absolute favorite white sneakers

People are turned off by white sneakers because they get dirty much faster than their colored counterparts. When I purchase white sneakers, I immediately scotch guard the shoes and this little trick keeps white shoes clean and crisp for a very long time. If you have any secrets to keeping your white tennis shoes clean and white for a long time, I would love to hear them!

White tennis shoes
White Vans for Women

Happy Spring my friends!

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March Roundup: The Ten Most Popular Items On Hat On The Map

March was a very exciting month for Hat On The Map! On the first day of March, I hit 10K on Instagram! I can’t explain how excited I was!!! So so so very thankful for all of my new Instagram friends! Social media can be a scary place but Instagram has introduced me to some wonderful people and for that I am so VERY thankful!

At the end of every month, I love to look back and figure out what items you guys LOVED and which items that you guys maybe weren’t as excited about. Doing this every month really helps me decide what content to share for the next month. Do you guys like roundup posts? Please let me know! I love all the feedback from you guys.

This month, I learned that my audience LOVESSSSS my amazon finds. Like really really really loves! 9 out of 10 of my most popular items were from Amazon. I mean duh, everyone loves Amazon!

Normally I save my most popular items for my Instagram stories but I think this information is definitely worthy of its own blog post, right?!?

Okay, let’s get to these top ten products.

Sheer Star Shirt

Amazon Fashion

Its no surprise this was my most popular product, it’s so cute and so affordable.

Sheer Glitter Peplum Top

Amazon Fashion
Sheer Peplum Top

Such a fun top, so perfect for a night out on the town.

Mock Neck Bodysuit

Amazon Bodysuit
Black Bodysuit

This bodysuit makes me feel like Elizabeth Holmes and I am here for it.

Off The Shoulder Palm Leaf Print Dress

Off The Shoulder Dress
Amazon Dress

Hello vacation! Doesn’t this dress look like I’m headed to an exotic vacation? When I put this on I am immediatley transported to a little island with a mai tai in my hand.

Striped Jumpsuit

Amazon Jumpsuit
Striped Jumpsuit

The perfect jumpsuit for spring. I think I probably need it in the blue and white version too.

Western Inspired Leather Belt

Womens Western Belt
Womens Amazon Belt

In December I left this belt on a plane, I went home and repurchased it immediatley. I love it.

Tortoise Shell Resin Earrings

Tortoise Shell Earrings
Women’s Earrings

This set of earrings are the cutest. And they are under $15 for 5 pairs, yes please!!

Tie Front One Piece

Amazon One Piece

I’m going to be honest, this is the one piece on this list that I don’t actually own yet. I am planning to change that because it is just so cute!!

Old Navy Jumpsuit

Old Navy Jumpsuit

I did a really fun try on session at Old Navy and this jumpsuit was the star of the show.

Off The Shoulder Long Sleeve Bodysuit


Off The Shoulder Bodysuit

I definitely overshare this bodysuit but I can’t help it, its such a simple closet staple.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING ALONG ON THIS CRAZY BLOGGING JOURNEY, I LOVE YALL SO MUCH!!!

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Must-Have Beach Bag Essentials

Must-Have Beach Bag Essentials

While it is only March, the temperatures are quickly rising and all I can think about is heading to the beach or a nice relaxing day by the pool. Living in Palm Springs, a beautiful, relaxing pool is not very hard to find, so in that sense, I am very lucky! I figured I’d share some of my beach bag essentials…or in my case, pool essentials.

Spring In Palm Springs

While you’re basking in the sun by the ocean or pool, sunscreen is obviously the most important accessory. Besides the basics like a hat, fun sandals, and sunglasses, there are a few beauty essentials that are non-negotiable must-haves to get me through a long relaxing day by the water!

I am so ready for a relaxing day in the sun with a refreshing drink, or two, and so is my beach bag full of all of my favorite sun essentials!

Before I even start on what’s in my beach bag, let me tell you my number one beauty secret, sunscreen. I never leave my house without sunscreen on my face, ever. If you are not using sunscreen every day, start today, you will thank me in 20 years.

What’s In My Beach Bag…

Beach Bag Must Haves
Beach Bag Must Haves
  1. A beach bag because well duh. I’ve linked my favorite beach bags here, here and here.
  2. Quality sunscreen like Sun Bum SPF50 Sunscreen Lotion ($16): because sunscreen is the number one must have for any beach day. One of the most important aspects of sunscreen is reapplying it. Yes, reapplying sunscreen can be a pain in the butt but it is SO IMPORTANT. Spray sunscreen is a great option for reapplication, one of my favorites is L’Oréal Advanced Suncare Dry Oil Spray SPF 50+ ($13).
  3. Facial Moisturizer with SPF: most sunscreens can be applied to your face with no issue. But why not place special attention to your face like you do every day when you put face moisturizer on? Your face and neck deserve special attention especially if you have dry, sensitive skin like me. I love UV Expert Aquagel Sunscreen ($39) it’s so perfect for my skin type and it doubles as a primer! Win-win!
  4. Ouai Wave Spray ($26): put this product in your wet hair and when your hair dries you will have the perfect beach wave.  I also really love Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray ($6): a more budget-friendly option.
  5. Invisibobble Hair Ring ($9): the perfect hair accessory easy to remove and it leaves your hair with no trace and no tangles!
  6. Sunglasses: Because protecting your eyes from the sun is a must! My favorite affordable sunglasses are linked here, here and here.
  7. Supergoop! Lip Balm SPF 30 ($9): Not only should you be slathering your body with sunscreen but don’t forget to protect your lips! This balm will protect your lips from the sun and also moisturize your lips all day long.
  8. Wet Dry Hair Brush ($10): this brush is the holy grail for wet tangly hair, a must have!
  9. A Really Cute Swimsuit: I’ve linked a few of my favorites here, here and here. I also linked all of my favorite amazon swimsuits here.
  10. After Sun Lotion: because a long day in the sun and in and out of the water takes a toll on your skin. Soothe your skin with a body lotion like COOLA Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion that defends against environmental offenders and helps calm sunburn.
  11. Cute Sandals: wearing heels or wedges to the beach or pool seems excessive to me. I’m always going to be in cute, fun sandals like these or these.
  12. A Hat: even if you are slathering on facial sunscreen nonstop, a hat should be used as an extra layer of defense to protect your face, eyes, and scalp. You can find my favorites here, here and here.

Before I leave, I need to share a beach related secret. I was raised in California and my husband, Mike, was raised on the east coast of Florida. And yet, we both agree that our favorite beaches in the continental United States are the beaches of the gulf coast of Alabama. I know its hard to believe but I’m very serious about my love for the gulf coast. If you ever get a chance head to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, you’ll be so happy that you did!

Now that that secret is out, where is your favorite beach?!

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