Thursday, June 22, 2017

Island Girls












































One of the highlights of 2017 so far was being able to visit one of my very good friends, Candice.  Candice and I met through blogging several years ago when blogging was first just "taking off'.  We both had different blogs then, and were in much different periods of our lives than we are now, but we've been friends ever since!  We first met briefly in person in 2015, but this year, I was able to take a little more of an extended trip for a medical meeting and meet up with her for some lifelong memories to be made!  She and her family introduced me to paradise, and we had a wonderful time full of sunbathing, macarons, gelato, ice cream, lunch in the sun, Lilly Pulitzer shopping, heart to heart conversations over dinner, and this fun photoshoot (thanks to Lauren for taking the photos!). 

Over the years, when I have thought on occasion that maybe I should just "simplify" and delete my blog, it's friends like Candice that have made me remember why I started blogging in the first place.  It's not the clothes or the fashions or the on-trend topics that make blogging worth it for me, it's the relationships I've made and treasure!

Thank you, Candice, for some wonderful memories!  Love you!




Monday, June 19, 2017

Palm Print


















Dress: Lilly Pulitzer  (Love this one!) // Shoes: Jack Rogers

If there's one dress that just suits my personality well, it's this one.  I love the palm print, the 3/4 sleeves, and the flowy silk.  It's fun, but elegant.  And I always feel fabulous when I put it on!

 This shoot was one of the most fun times I've had in a long time!  I couldn't have asked for better temperatures, backdrop, ocean blues, or company!  I got my fill of palm trees and sunny skies, and I will cherish this day for a long time.  

Do you have a dress that just makes you feel fantastic when you put it on?  If you don't, go find it!  It'll be one you'll have in your closet forever, and the memories you make in that dress will be the best!

Have a great week, everyone!



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peace, Love, Ellie



I mean... the back <3



The back of the sports bra is too cute!





I love the running hat!  So light and comfortable!

Top, Pants, Sports Bra, and Running Hat c/o Ellie

I don't know about you, but I am SO much more motivated to work-out when I have cute clothes to work-out in!  I received this June box fro Ellie.com, the #1 activewear subscription box, and I just LOVE everything in it!  Every month, you receive 5 pieces in the box: leggings or capris, a sports bra, a top, some kind of accessory, and a piece of equipment.  The June box also came with a waist band for carrying small items, and is definitely handy to have.  I'm not a "go-to-the-gym" kind of person at all.  In fact, I loathe gyms.  Maybe it's the monotony of using machines or the smell, but I just don't care for them!  Haha!  But I do love being outside, running, walking, jogging, and kayaking.  This set is perfect for running!

Just click on the link below to get $10 off your first box from Ellie!  You'll love it!


Cheers!

The items above were provided to me for free for review.  All opinions are my own.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dilemma of Non-Pierced Ears

Hello Friends!  Am I the only one on this planet who doesn't have their ears pierced?  I may be ;)  But J. Crew is certainly making me wish I did with their earring designs in the last few seasons.  There are so many fun, summery earring designs, but they're all for pierced ears.  And since I still have no desire whatsoever to pierce my ears, I'm now on the hunt for some equally adorable clip-ons.


So Cute!

Classic pearls.. love.


So fun!


So I'm on a mission!  And I'm going to be keeping these J. Crew styles for inspiration!  Anybody else have non-pierced ears or know of great places for clip-ons (that are not the 1950's grandma type earrings).  I'm on the hunt, and will be reporting back with what I find!

Cheers!