Category: summer

What’s In My Beach Bag

I love reading ‘what’s in my bag’ posts on other blogs. In the spirit of celebrating the start of summer, I thought I’d share what packed in my beach bag for our last trip. Besides the basic essentials — several bottles of SPF, a soft lightweight blanket to lie on/under (sometimes you need a full-body break from the rays) and a big bag of Sour Patch Kids — these are some of my favorite things…

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My New Favorite Swimsuit Was A $27 Amazon Find

Black one-piece swimsuits are my summertime go-to. I buy a new one (or two) every year to add to my collection, and look for modern-meets-classic styles with different cutouts, textures and silhouettes. When C and I booked a quick beach trip last week, I needed a new suit in a hurry; after a winter of indulging in all the carbs and baked goods (no regrets) last summer’s swimwear was a tad snug. I took a…

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Little Black Romper

LOFT Roll Sleeve Romper Isola Adette Sandals (via Hautelook) Big Buddha wristlet JORD Ely maple watch (c/o) If they weren’t such a pain every time you use the loo, I’d happily live in [tasteful] rompers and playsuits. “Here, put on this one thing. Ok, good to go.” I bought this one from LOFT at the start of summer, before it went on sale. It seemed like a big splurge to drop $80 on a romper, but…

taking stock | 08

Making : plans for Labor Day weekend. It’s our last shot at a good break before the busy season kicks in. Cooking : EVOL frozen dinners in the microwave. Drinking : Tito’s and soda with lime in cute mason jar tumblers. Reading: The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank. It’s kind of, meh. Wanting: a pair of classic black leather boots for fall. I’m peeping Hautelook sales every few days to find the perfect pair. Playing: the “All About that Bass” video…