Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sunkissed Skin & Salty Hair

{Tkees flip flops in cocobutter, available here}, {Karen Walker Orbit Sunnies, available here}, {Xhilaration Chevron Bikini, available here}, {Gorjana Chevron Tribal Cuff, available here}, {Forever 21 Zigzag beach bag, available here}, {Clarins oil-free SPF15}

As I've mentioned before, I absolutely LOVE going to the beach. I mean, who doesn't?! The salty, exfoliated smell of your skin after a long day in the water, tousled beachy waves in your hair, and walking away with a radiant glow is exactly how I enjoy spending most of my summer days. 

This past weekend I headed up north for a fun filled beach day with my boyfriend to visit one of my very best girlfriends (and future roomie - eeeek! can't wait!!) & we had SO much fun! As I was packing up my beach bag I was trying my best to think of a few beach day essentials that I cannot live without. Obviously a good SPF is key so you don't have to hide from the sun all day or leave looking like a lobster (not safe and never fun, believe me we've all been there before...). A cute bathing suit, sunnies,  a good pair of flip flops, perhaps a few cute accessories, a towel, hair brush & detangler, and a cute beach bag to throw everything in! Voila - enjoy the sunshine!
{Not Your Mother's Beach Babe texturizing sea salt spray, available here}, {Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, available here}, {Kiehl's SPF15 lip balm, available here}, {Flight 001 Makeup bag, available here}, {Sephora paddle brush, available here}

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I Ain't Ever Gonna Beat this Summer With You

Sandals {Aldo}, Shorts & Blouse {Forever 21}, Bag {Rebecca Minkoff}, Hat {Nasty Gal

Each summer I always love to make a "to-do" list of things I want to do before the sun sets and school begins again in the fall. Although I almost never make it halfway through the list by the time September rolls around, it's so fun to map out things you would love to accomplish, see, and do. As my boyfriend always asks, "why must you always have a plan?!" I can't help but admit that I love to set goals for myself and happily check whatever it may be off of my list! What's on your list?
Ps - I have to say a little something about this hat. I have been patiently awaiting its arrival and I could not be more thrilled about it. After looking absolutely everywhere for the perfect summer hat, I have finally found it! I am one happy Gal ;) 
1. Spend as much time with family & friends as possible 
2. Read at least 5 really good books (I am in desperate need of a trip to the bookstore!)
3. Throw a themed backyard BBQ
4. Go to Yoga 4+ times a week, be active everyday
5. Document everything - take lots of pictures!!
6. Create an awesome summer playlist 
7. Watch the stars on a lakeside dock
8. Attend a music festival
9. Spend a day at the beach 
10. Go to the Zoo 
11. Pay it forward to a stranger 
12. Smile everyday
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summertime On My Mind

Knit {Brandy Melville}, Dress {Brandy Melville}, Wedges {Steve Madden}, Purse {Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag}, Sunnies {Ray-Ban}

Today was so gorgeous outside I couldn't help but throw on my favourite pieces from Brandy Melville and take a stroll through the park. I've been patiently waiting to bring out these Steve Madden wedges that I purchased a few years ago as they instantly remind me of some of my fondest summertime memories. I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty tired of these crazy spring allergies and I'm ready to bring out my bathing suits for good! Summertime is most definitely on my mind.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Neon Days & Nights

This Spring I've totally fallen in love with everything neon, leopard & leather all over again. As a self proclaimed 'city' styled girl myself, there is totally something to say for adding a little grunge to any outfit. However, transitioning these trends into the warmer months isn't always easy - especially when having to switch up your look from "a day at the office" to "a night on the town". Putting together two looks, I incorporated these trends without going overboard and made both of them totally suitable for any occasion. 

Day: Madewell 'the Jean Jacket' {$118 - available here}, 3.1 Phillip Lim Twisted Hem Tank Top {$250 - available here}, Ray Ban Aviator Sunnies {$195 - available here}, Topshop Fluro Mini Skater Skirt {$56 - available here}, Joie Greneda Sandals {$125 - available here}
Night: 10 Crosby By Derek Lam Cool Suiting Blazer {$495 - available here}, DANNIJO Paz Earrings {$370 - available here}, Zara Leather Sandal {$79 - available here}