Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 4th Weekend

Happy (almost) July 4th weekend!  We have the day off from work on Friday, so I am heading out of the city a bit earlier in the week to enjoy extra time with my family - therefore, I am proud to say that this girl has gotten a head start on packing! I plan to pack some of my favorite little things: denim, stripes, and fun accessories - how cute is this straw bag? I am so excited to soak up some sun, try out new recipes, and enjoy Summer evenings at the beach! Wishing you a safe, fun and wonderful holiday weekend! xx

Shop the post and other items I am loving for the holiday weekend below:


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Beauty


Foundation: Bare Minerals | Face Cleanser: First Aid Beauty | Mascara: Trish McEvoy | Lip Pencil: Trish McEvoy | Bronzer: NARS (Laguna) | Nail Polish: Essie (Cute As A Button)

In the Summer, freckles start to make an appearance and the slight glow from sunshine makes me more likely to go sans makeup. I have been loving this color polish on my fingers and toes, as it adds a fun little pop! After reading reviews about First Aid Beauty, I recently started using their cleanser and cream - I have fallen in love as both are gentle enough for my sensitive skin. As a little treat, I will also use this peel once per week and these exfoliant pads about three or four times in between. Next, I will layer on this foundation with SPF, a swipe of bronzer to highlight areas the sun naturally hits my face, and a touch of color on my lips (it can also be used on your cheeks!) A little mascara, because it's my favorite, and I am out the door! What is your Summer beauty routine? xx

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Weekend Style

Top: Tibi (similar here and there) | Sandals: J.Crew | Shorts: J.Crew | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Chloe (budget friendly here)

A little outfit inspiration for your weekend. Wishing you and yours a Happy Father's Day this Sunday! xx

Pssst... there are some great sales going on this weekend too!
J.Crew: 30% off full priced items with code GOSHOPPING
Nordstrom: Summer clearance sale with up to 40% off
Bloomingdales: 20% or 25% off when using your card

Friday, June 12, 2015

For Dad

Apron: Nordstrom | Grill Seasoning: Williams Sonoma | Tie: J.Crew | Grill Tongs: Williams Sonoma | Water Bottle: Shopbop | Weekend Kicks: Nike | Book: East Dane | Toolbox: Design Within Reach

This year I am extra excited to be living back East so that we can spend Father's Day together. For someone who has done so much for our family, my father never expects anything in return - I can't wait to celebrate the day with him! Whenever purchasing gifts for my dad or brother, I always consider what they truly love to spend their free time doing. I pulled together some fun options that are sure to make him smile, based on his favorite things - exercise, grilling, and travel. xx

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Weddings


Shoes and Accessories:

With June here, I think we can officially say it is Summer wedding season! So many of my sweet friends are newly engaged and I simply can't wait for all of the celebrations to come. Even better, it's the perfect excuse to get all dressed up - there are endless options of cute dresses and accessories out right now. Best of all, I love that a lot of these things can be mixed, matched and used for all the different wedding festivities involved - whether it be rehearsal dinners, bridal showers or the special day. The one thing I am guilty of is purchasing heels that are way too high. But, my excuse is that I am 5'3 and one can't properly dance to Whitney Houston until the shoes come off anyway! xx

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Current Staples

When defining personal style and what feels the most comfortable, it's as simple as thinking about the things I pull out to wear time and time again. By now, it's pretty clear that I love my basics. But, part of the reason  is that when purchasing a fun staple piece, I know that I will always have a number of items to pair it with. This denim jacket, these wedges and shorts have definitely been making a regular appearance. In addition, I have been wearing this skirt for both work and play; and the little white jacket from this post is perfect for day or night. What are your current staples? xx

Shop all of my current favorite's below:

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