when in paradise…

May 19, 2015 § 10 Comments

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 9.09.54 PMThe summer vibes are in full swing down here in the Sunshine State, people! And these are all the essentials you need for a perfect poolside adventure. A dreamy printed towel, comfy suit, sweet tunes, a cheeky tumbler, and this Evian spray that I don’t know how I ever lived without. I keep one in my bag, my work desk…it’s the best stuff. Summer is right around the corner and I want no sun goddess to be unprepared. Go forth and bronze!

bag / speaker / suit / towel / tumbler / sandals / Evian mist

 

the month, in moments

May 18, 2015 § 1 Comment

Time has been flying, and we have been too! Spring is in full swing and so it’s been the pre-summer hustle around here…sorting out the summer holidays we want to take (Grand Canyon, fingers crossed), getting Lo set up in camp and activities for her school break, and finishing up the school year. Summer can’t get here soon enough!

Here is a little peep at what’s been going on around these parts…

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Now back to enjoying this sweet life! xx

double duty for spring/summer

March 13, 2015 § 10 Comments

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Spring is real, and it is coming. Being able to take a great dress/cover up/burlap sack from the beach to a night out is one of the BEST things about Florida life. And being totally lazy, you know I am going to capitalize on that shit! Throw your salty wind blown hair into a top knot, scribble on a winged eye, and hit the town 🙂

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bangle / tassel bracelet / woven tote

earrings / cocktail ring / platforms / embellished clutch

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mixtape monday–80s vibes

March 3, 2015 § 2 Comments

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While the 70s are getting a nod on the runways this season, the 80s will always be my jam. I’ll still wear platforms and flared pants, but give me a badass 80s playlist any day! I’m from the 80s and I love the 80s….so bring on the love montage.

You can stream this playlist here. And look at how the videos for the songs stream in the corner…SO AWESOME!

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March 2, 2015 § 4 Comments

Valentine’s Day found me in Austin, visiting the main squeeze. My sister and I always joke- in a serious way, because it’s true– about how when you step off the plane in tIMG_20150214_142541304_HDRhe Orlando airport the first thing you smell is fried food. It’s the first smell she gets of America when she arrives from England. Gross. So, I could not wait to report to her that the first thing you smell in Austin when you get off the plane is BBQ! Way better than fried food smells. Even if it’s just as bad for your health. Seriously, even the streets (some) smelled like BBQ.

We tooled around, and ate, drank, and were merry. I like traveling without a big agenda. If you haven’t been…go. Because aside from all the awesome weird shit in Austin, there is a super chill vibe and lots of great little neighborhoods. The food is top notch, and I am not exaggerating when I say that most bIMG_20150214_102116275ars have INCREDIBLE outdoor space. Like hammocks, giant jenga, cornhole, picnic tables…it was the jam.

Austin has some famous murals. Aside from spotting those, we hit up the Hope Outdoor Gallery which is a little more fluid and ever changing. And it might look innocent, but i busted my ass HARD on the soft gravelly terrain. Totally worth the climb though, the scale of this place is pretty epic.
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That city is FUN. I fell in deep love, fast. Can’t say enough lovely things about this trip. Too fun and too short. There are a million other spots I want to enjoy in Austin, and I for sure plan on doing them!

Hope that everyone has a magical week! xx

sock hop valentine

February 5, 2015 § 6 Comments

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My parents had an awesome collection of old ass 45’s (single song records for those too young to know!) and I grew up with a serious love for oldies music. I am working on passing the affinity down to Lo. Fingers crossed.

You can stream this mix here.

Enjoy!

the hostess with the least-est

January 29, 2015 § 9 Comments

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I have made it 35 years without it happening…And now it has.

I am hosting a baby shower ***cue suspenseful horror movie music***.

My lovely sister-in-law Danielle is having a baby girl in April, and because I am the coolest person in the extended family (duh)…here I am. Jesus Christ how did I get myself into this. My own baby shower was a joint deal that basically equated to a BBQ. There may have been a keg. In my defense, I was young and dumb.

But back to my current set of problems. I have no idea, I have too many ideas. I want simple, tasteful, understated. I want posh, girly, over-the-top. Decisions! Mom-to-be is not a big fan of pink, but can’t I still do fluffy, feathery, poufy, tassle-y? This could be her only baby. And no one wants a boring beige baby shower for their ONLY baby. So to round out this ridiculous paragraph, here is the baby shower I imagine…

A lovely brunch with healthy delicious food, gray-toned (with pink touches) decor, a white sangria and champagne bar, and no games. Because we are grown ass civilized adult women who don’t smell melted candy bars inside of diapers in order to win a prize. I have already taken to Pinterest to tap into some inspiration…

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I feel like I am on the right track. Not that I have any indications what that track might be. But I am feeling good! Help me learn from your mistakes! Or even better, steal and take credit for your successes! What works, what doesn’t…feedback is welcome! Happy Thursday to all 🙂

**All images via Pinterest

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