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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…
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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…
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The $18 Sandals I’m Living In

I had a free Sunday two weeks ago while C spent the day on the golf course, so on a whim, I drove to Orlando to do a little shopping. Armed with a list of skin care that needed restocking (more on that soon) I headed to Millenia, home of…
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Hey, August, where’d you go?

I’m sitting on the couch in my sweatpants because I got greedy with the long weekend, slowly tapping out my first blog post in over a week (I’m rusty) and choking down a giant green smoothie to atone for the sugary sins of the holiday (more on that tomorrow). I…
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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…
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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…
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t-shirt + jeans

LOFT curvy ankle zip skinnies Tahari t-shirt (via Marshalls) Isola Adette sandals (via Hautelook) Big Buddha wristlet Sometimes I wonder if I should bother posting photos of my outfits anymore, because they’re basic. Like, Lauren Conrad in Allure basic. Which by the way, why they hatin’? I love LC’s easy…
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Summer Lovin’

I’ve been lusting after these studded leather sandals since I spotted them on @studiomcgee’s Instagram way back at the start of the summer, so I was pumped to find them in a Hautelook sandal sale recently. Patience and discounts, amen. Can someone ‘splain to me how we’re already in the…
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Beauty on a Budget: My Summer Drugstore Picks

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers – If you’re looking for an inexpensive tinted moisturizer with SPF, this is an awesome option. It’s really sheer, and dries to a soft natural glow. Bonus: it has an antioxidant blend in the formula for an extra shot of skincare. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm –…