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Classic Fall Style Essentials

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I’m officially in the fall spirit and getting amped up for a little bit of seasonal wardrobe overhaul. After going through my closet this past weekend, I realized I’m in some serious need of basic fall style staples. I.E. the black jean, a classic brown boot and maybe a little something extra special like this tortoise watch I’ve been eyeing for who knows how long. Also, the gold trend is carrying over from summer to fall which I love! 

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Chiffon Blouse | Gold Leaf Earrings | J Brand Black Skinnies | Claire Vivier Leopard Clutch | Tory Burch Riding Boot | Gorjana Lena Ring | Michael Kors Preston Watch

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Beach Bag Essentials

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Happy July everyone! We’re in the full swing of summer here on the East Coast and I’m loving every second. July is a month of celebrations for us and I look forward to it so much every year. Shawn and I both celebrate our birthdays five days apart, the Fourth is our favorite holiday and we between the two we usually end up making a couple of beach trips. All in all, it’s a good month. Since I’m enthralled in the full summer spirit, I’d thought it’d be fun to do a little round-up of beach bag essentials. These are a few items I’ve been coveting and total must-haves for a beach day! Toss in a few summer beauty essentials and you’re good to go. What can’t you live without for a day in the sun and sand? beachbag_roundup the bag | sunnies | flip flops | panama hat | towel | Bain de Soleil (this stuff is amazing for a golden brown tan)

*Gorgeous beach photo by Local Milk via Dust Jacket Attic

My Summer Beauty Essentials

I am SO looking forward to kicking off summer this weekend, and although our forecast is not what I’d wished for, I know we’ll have those warm, 80 degree sunny days soon enough. During the summer, I’m all about an easy beauty routine. Freshly tanned skin just needs a bit of shimmer and a lot of moisture, throw on a breezy maxi dress and you’re ready for anything. Inspired by this Hello Sunshine Card from Rifle Paper Co., I thought I’d share some of the essentials that get me through the summer and give me that beachy glow that I love.

 

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess – I use a large face brush with this stuff, just a few swipes across the cheekbones, nose and forehead and I’m good to go!

 
Bobbi Brown Beach Collection – I am in love with the entire Bobbi Brown Beach collection, so much that I have the fragrance, oil and lotion. It really is the perfect beachy scent.
 
Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara – It’s amazing what a bit of mascara can do. I’m not big on bold eyeshadows but prefer a shimmer, so a mascara that makes my eyes pop is a must. 
 
Australian Gold – Always in my beach bag. Best smelling SPF ever, I’ve used it for years. 

Bobbi Brown SPF Lip Balm – I’m very picky with lip balms and glosses. I find that most are too greasy or waxy, this one is just right.

Philosophy Here Comes the Sun – Although I don’t burn easily, my face and nose are the first things to get pink. This face SPF isn’t too oily, so it’s perfect to protect my skin.

I’d love to hear what your summer beauty essentials are! xo

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Spring Style Essentials: Pretty as a Peach

I’ve been wearing my flip flops around the house, that’s how excited I am for Spring! I work from home now, so I can pretend. And where was that random 80 degree day in March this year, don’t we always get one of those? I feel gipped. Well when the warm breeze hits, this will definitely be my look. The inspiration for this board were these gorgeous sandals. They have my name written all over them. I love an outfit that can go day to night, work to party. For a daytime look, try these blush Steve Madden spike sandals, to match the studded Tory Burch Bag. What’s your spring style?

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Top: Calypso St. Barth | Jeans: Guess | Shoes: Nordstrom | Bag: Tory Burch from Shopbop | Necklace: Shopbop | Nail Polish: Chanel ‘Emprise’ from Nordstrom | Bracelet: Nordstrom (have this and love it!) | Aviators: Tory Burch