4th of July Style: 3 Ways

This is one week I eagerly anticipate every year, where just about everything I love for summer collides into the span of a few days. Outdoor festivals complete with fireworks, BBQ’s with good friends, crop tops, cold drinks, festive bomb pop’s and more. Happy 4th of July {week!} I’ve been mentally eyeing cute pieces to wear for the occasion ever since summer collections first rolled out in-stores. Luckily, my plans to celebrate this year are multi-faceted; I’ll be spending time at a concert, on a lake + by the pool, with ample opportunities to indulge in some fresh grilled cuisine in-between! Inspired by this, today I’m rounding up apparel options for your holiday plans, wherever they’ll take you. Cheers + happy celebrating!

 

4th of July post

beach: swimsuit//bag//hat//sandals//sunglasses

city: dress//shoes//clutch//sunglasses//lips

bbq: top//shorts// shoes//nail polish//purse

lately

Hello, Summer! I can’t remember the last time we had a June this H-O-T, so i’m feeling thankful for boats, cute suits + the newly discovered {boozy} snocone. I’ve made every effort to pack my schedule full of activities to make the most of these warm few weeks.

Recently, I kicked-off a golf league {with the hope of polishing up my very rusty golf game} as well as joined a running club with my local Lululemon to prep for Portland. I have a few reads in the queue for my summer book clubs, which will be perfect for my upcoming trip across the pond {more to come…!} There are so many exciting summer plans I can’t wait to share, but for now, here’s what i’ve been up to lately via photos…

{I’ve been rocking the blue + white trend on repeat this summer.} [Read more…]

running essentials

Summer training is officially in full swing and this year i’ve got my sites set on Portland. Call me crazy but I’ve actually come to enjoy training towards 26.2 in pursuit of nothing other than a cool, crisp finish line beer + some hardware to boot. Over the years, I’ve picked-up my fair share of running tips that have made pursuing this pastime worthwhile + even enjoyable. So, I’m here today to spill a few of these… [Read more…]

9 summer entertaining ideas

Summer entertaining is easily one of my favorite things. Any excuse to get dressed up + drink margaritas with friends is a good day in my book! With an upcoming summer party of my own on the schedule, I couldn’t think of a better time to share a few fun entertaining ideas. Whether you’re planning a large scale get-together or just a low-key gathering, here are 9 ideas to take your night up a notch: [Read more…]

red, white + blue

red white + blue

sneakers//swing dress (under $30)//tote (under $20)//earrings//phone case//towel//shorts (under $25)//off the shoulder top (under $15)//lipstick//bikini//tumbler// sunglasses

Cheers to the long weekend! [Read more…]

colorado

This past weekend, I spent time away with the girls hiking fog-covered mountains, sipping sweet craft brews + enjoying the fresh outdoor air encompassing all that is Colorado. This state is one I frequent every year over the holidays, but making a visit sans the snow was a real treat. So, today i’m here to share in snapshots {and words!} a few highlights of my adventures in Denver, Boulder + Fort Collins…

 

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6 steps to a summer ready home

Alas the warmers days that seemed so infinitely far away are now upon us. While stocking my wardrobe full of swimsuits, skirts + sandals is top of mind, so is filling my home with festive summer decor. In light of this, I’m here today to share six easy ways to capture the brightness of the season right in your own home. [Read more…]

on my radar

This spring has been moving at record speed {May already?} In light of what seems like a constant flow of events, meetings + upcoming adventures, I’m dedicating today’s post to a smaller string of things that have been recently on my radar. You know, those random tidbits that make it onto the note’s section of your iPhone, but never really live beyond that? Well, I’m here to give them new life in hope that they strike a chord of motivation or inspiration in the busyness of your day.

In no particular order they are…

  • Keeping these in mind for some upcoming visits i’m planning: The 10 Fittest Cities for Millennials
  • One more product to add to my recent summer beauty essentials post
  • I’ve been on a podcast kick + these two (1/2) have been my favorites as of late
  • Speaking of podcasts, on a recent listen Chris Socca shared this app which I can’t wait to start utilizing
  • Is it just me or did denim shorts suddenly become outrageously expensive? Luckily I recently stopped in this store + found great options for under $20
  • An insightful career site filled with articles that always seem to be “spot-on”
  • Just in time for summer BBQs, uber cute serveware c/o design love fest {a favorite blog of mine!} for Target
  • Best {meal} for last… pouring through this article on the best brunches in America

Have a great week + happy May!

 

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6 beauty products I love for summer

I’ve never considered myself much of a beauty junkie, but as i’ve aged {my mom would laugh at me for saying this} I can visibility notice a difference in my hair + skin after investing in a few high quality products. Over the last few months, i’m made an effort to pour through beauty blogs, and make visits to my local cosmetics counters, to assemble what I would consider to be a blog-worthy beauty arsenal. So, in an effort to save you some of the dirty work, i’m here today to share my stash: [Read more…]

lately

This week, there seemed to be a bit of a rain cloud following me around, with each day presenting its new set of obstacles. So, when the weekend brought sunny skies, 70 degree temps + the much anticipated “patio-weather,” it was just the motivation I needed to tackle the challenges the week had presented {+ prep for some upcoming trips ahead!}

In the coming month, I have a girls trip to Denver, Derby plans and a college reunion in the books. Spring finally feels here + I’ve already begun stocking up on fun summer purchases {including these festival-friendly sunnies}. I’m excited to share these with you in the upcoming weeks.

Here’s to a new week filled with fresh starts, new opportunities and more al fresco dining to come.

{a snakeskin steal from Old Navy – also coveting this Chloé look-alike bag}

{the perfect afternoon treat c/o a favorite local bakery}

{reminiscing about our recent trip + this residence deemed ‘the Sarah house’} [Read more…]