Outfits on the Daily 5/1/15 + Rebecca Minkoff Giveaway

Happy Friday and Happy May Day! April was a whirlwind of a month and I am glad it's behind us. I have my usual Instagram outfit recap plus a fun giveaway today so let's get started!

Outfit Recap
Every Friday I recap some of the outfits I posted on Instagram with all the item specifics. I normally share 5-7 outfits per week on Instagram but only 3-4 here. Typically the outfits that get featured here are the ones that were most well-received there or the ones that have the most currently available items. So here's the top four this week:

The View from the Top:
Cami: Express ("Pink Ribbon" - I ordered online so this is the exact name even though it looks much brighter in person than on the Express website.) / White cropped skinnies: Express / Sandals: Vince Camuto "Luciah" (Similar) / Necklace: Old Navy / Bracelet: Express (Similar) / Watch: Fossil / Bag: Target (Similar) / Nails: Essie "Blanc"

Sweater: Express / Jeans: Express (Similar) / Sandals: Target / Bracelet: Express (modified) / Short Necklace: Forever 21 (modified) / Pendant Necklace: Express / Nails: Essie "Blanc"

Top: Express ("Glam Green" - Current try "Forest Green") / Necklace: Express / Jeans: Express / Shoes: Sole Society (Similar) / Sunglasses: Nordstrom / Bracelet: Stella & Dot "Portia" / Nails: Essie "Flowerista" /

Jacket: Loft / Tee: Old Navy / Necklace: ExpressBlack Skinnies: Express / Shoes: Sole Society / Bracelet: Express (Similar) / Sunglasses: Nordstrom  / Nails: Essie "Flowerista"

After my Behind the Scenes post I got a few more votes on the diagonal vs. vertical photo issue, and diagonal is taking a strong lead, so I'll probably keep working on that. I Googled some tips for that but all the articles about "Know Your Angles" are not talking about the same thing I'm talking about!

Full Frontal:
And for another perspective, here's how it all looks from the front:

Like (to Know) it or Not 

I link all my outfit details on Instagram via LiketoKnow.it and do my best to specify in the text of each post whether items displayed will be Exact or Similar. Since I have some new readers, I also wanted to mention the lesser-known fact that you don't have to get an email for every picture that you like. Personally I "like" probably a hundred pictures a day and would be overwhelmed if I got an email every time, which kept me from wanting to sign up initially. But just so you know, you can adjust your email options to get them ASAP, Daily, Weekly or Never. For step-by-step instructions with screenshots check out this post. And of course, if it's still not your thing I have the detailed breakdown on the blog every Friday.

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  1. love all of these, so happy you got the pink cami it is so pretty with white jeans. I want all of your necklaces.


    1. I'm so glad you "made me" get the pink cami! It's going to be so fun in summer.

  2. Loving all of your outfits, casual yet so put together! :)

  3. Love every single thing you wear, girl! SO leaning torward a "green" Portofino...but that "Forest Green" looks icky online...i'm hoping it's more of the bright green you have! I'll have to go check it out in the store!!! And the pink cami....LOVE! Happy Friday! XO

  4. I always love your outfit recaps! I NEED that pink cami! Have a great weekend Gina!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Thanks for sharing all your stylish outfits. Love the bright colors.



  6. You are killing the white pants came lately!! Love seeing you in bright colors


  7. I love all the looks! You rock colour so well, and you've got such great necklaces! <3

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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    1. I just emailed you to clarify!! SO sorry for the confusion!

  9. I was in Express today and thought of you. I had to return some jeans that didn't work out for me (flares - no bueno!). Love the bright pink with the white jeans. And I love that white polish. How many coats does it take to get it even? I love opaque polishes but hate the multiple coats.

    1. Just two! Essie Blanc is very opaque. (I am craving some flares too but will wait for fall since I don't see many chances to wear them in the near future with the weather here!)

  10. Loving all your looks! I just saw that Express cami top for the first time today in cobalt on another blog and decided I probably need every color...seeing yours just solidifies that decision. :)

    1. Yes...you probably will want them in every color! But I use them all so it works for me. :)

  11. I think bright pink tops with white jeans is absolutely one of my favorite summer looks. Beautifully done!

  12. Ok, your bright pink tank outfit is my favorite! I wish it was summer weather here so I could break out my tanks. Is that one reversible? I look forward to these recaps all week (even though I see them in Insta). Your style is the exact representation with how I'd like mine to be. I'd raid your closet over any other blogger's!

    1. You are so sweet Lauren! Thank you for making my day! Yes, the hot pink one is reversible to a very bright pinky coral. If you go HERE, Charnele is wearing the pinky-coral side, and in some pics you can see the hot pink peeking out at the hem. Technically I think all of the barcelona camis are supposed to be reversible but with most of mine I only like one color. This pink one is probably the exception and I'll end up wearing it both ways!

  13. I have to wear my hot pink cami! It's sadly hanging in my closet, not sure why. It's such a fun color! Also, I appreciate how honest you always are Gina, especially in regards to the rstyle app. I use it only a handful of times a month, but I might start using it more. I just never knew until you mentioned it a little while back that you can adjust the settings. I need to adjust mine because I get so many a day!

  14. I just imagine that pink looks really good on you! Good idea to explain liketoknow.it. Have a great weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

  15. Your style is so chic, and definitely can't go wrong with leopard flats. Lovely!



  16. Hiya babe, love ur style gurrrl simple casual but still classy love it
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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    Have a lovely week!
    Stay in touch.

    Dominica S.

  17. I love the pink cami so much, I really need to get it along with the striped one you own..I need an Express sale ASAP! LOL Hope you had a great weekend girl!


  18. Great outfits! You have totally mastered the "picture from above"....these always look so cool to me
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  19. I need to learn your way with taking selfies of your outfits for insta! I still struggle with that & yours look great :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  20. Your accessories and nails are all so beautiful. I love how you're all about the details!


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  21. The pink cami looks so great on you. Just lovely!!

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