Late Summer Picks

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This summer has gone by in a flash, and if I’m being honest, I’m really not ready to let go quite yet. I picked up a few summery accessories that’d I’d been eyeing recently for our engagement session with the talented Rebecca Yale (pics to come soon!) and my shopping bag was proof of my love for summer and all it’s goodness. 

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Beach by Bobbi Brown. This is the perfect scent. Admittedly, I even wear it in the winter when I’m craving warmer temps and sand in my toes. It truly is beach in a bottle.

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Seaside Sunnies. These pretties are timeless all the way and just have that retro feminine look that I love.

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Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Dogeared. When it comes to jewels, I’m simple. On any given day you can find pearl studs in my ears, dainty gold necklaces and of course, my diamond. This lovely fits right in.

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Font Love: Feast

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Hi loves! First off, I believe eating cake for breakfast every now and then is a must. That said, this post has nothing to do with cake, but everything to do with that pretty font you see up there. Since it’s debut in May, Feast has been my fave new calligraphy font. I always love seeing the gorgeous lettering and invitation designs from Alissa of Feast Calligraphy, so I was beyond excited when she transformed her lovely lettering into a font. Love it too? Get it here! xo

Font: Feast from Alissa Mazzenga for Great Lakes Lettering

Summer Style: Pina Colada


My summer style is usually as laid back as it gets, especially working from home. So, I like pieces that I can dress up or down, whether in the office, out to dinner with the girls or kicking it at the beach. I recently picked up the Pina Colada tee from Sincerely Jules and it’s kind of my new perfect-for-everything tee. Pair it with a few neutral, summery items and you’re good to go! What’s your favorite summer find this year?


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10 Recipes to Try for Cinco de Mayo

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By the time Cinco de Mayo rolls around every year, I’m in full ‘Spring’ mode, ready to plant my garden and plan lots of festive and colorful recipes for the warmer months to come. I look forward to using flavors like citrus, avocado, jalapeños and cilantro in any way that I can, whether it be salads, tacos, margaritas or aioli for dipping. So, in spirit of my most-loved festive day of the year, I’ve rounded up 10 mouth-watering recipes for your Cinco celebration, starting with these yummy spicy potato wedges + lime dipping sauce from A House in the Hills.

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Guacamole might be the best snack ever and Rue’s simple recipe is just the way to go for a quick and easy appetizer.

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Shrimp tacos with spicy aioli are a fave in our household. 

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This grilled chicken with tomatillo-tomato salsa from Martha Stewart is great for sunny grill nights.

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Strawberry margarita cupcakes anyone? We posted these last year on SMP Living and I still think they’re the cutest things ever.

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I haven’t tried these grilled citrus salmon tacos from Marshalls Abroad yet, but they’re on the top of my list.

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A Cinco de Mayo celebration isn’t complete with out a margarita. Try this Lime in the Coconut margarita for a tropical twist.

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Pairing cocktails with dessert is always a good idea and this sunny cocktail + Mexican chocolate pudding from The Sweetest Occasion is calling my name.

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Like a bit of spicy with your sweet? Try this Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cake from Fancy Nonsense. 

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Switch up the vodka for tequila in this Grapefruit Basil Popsicles recipe for a frozen margarita-style treat.

PomPon by Plum Pretty Sugar

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Every time the sweet gals at Plum Pretty Sugar send a note my way, I can’t wait to open it, because well, I know it’s going to be filled with pretty! So, when they sent me a preview of their newest collection PomPon, I couldn’t wait to share it. Featuring chic shapes and silhouettes in classic geometrics, it’s charming, sophisticated and oh so perfect for Spring. And not to mention, has a flirtatious touch of French which is right up my alley!

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The boyfriend shirt dress is my fave out of the bunch. Dress it up or down, for work or at home, it’s so versatile.

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And how lovely are these maxi’s for Spring? Pair it with a white top, fun baubles and you’re good to go. Take a peek at the whole collection right here!

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