So I couldn’t wait to strut around town with my screen printed anchor tote. I can imagine stuffing a beach towel in here, or a packed sandwich, or even some fresh flowers. I feel like a little sailer in my blue dress with the crisp collar. So the anchor was very fitting. This is one of the first times my little feet have seen the light of day. Let’s just say that I didn’t paint my toesies yet and Melissa would yell at me for no toe polish. So we will keep a nice distance back from them, K? I am starting to get REALLY excited for Summer. Please come faster!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!
tote: CXXVI Clothing Co.
I’ve been cutting back on my shopping lately. I was doing so well until I saw this shirt, or should I say, until this shirt and it’s magnetic pull forced me to take it home with a gun to my head. Eeeeek, the things I’ll do for a little neon…
jellies: Grendha Jelly
cardi: J.Crew outlet
colorful bracelets: HnM
watch: Michael Kors
misc. necklaces and rings
nail color: Bizerk Turq by Color Club
song: Deadbeat Summer by Neon Indian
Carrie Bradshaw that is. This flower has sat amongst many other accessories in a drawer for WAY too long. The minute I saw this I knew it was going to turn me into the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw the instant I pinned it to my little black dress. Well, I will say, this flower brightened up this simple dress. I was headed to the orchestra this night. Something classic would have to do. I also went with a BRIGHT pink lip and virtually no eye makeup (see last photo!) Thanks to my trusty curling iron, 5 minutes later I was ready to go. I also have to thank our reader CarrieNYC for taking these photos for me and making me laugh!! I know everyone out there loves Carrie and her style as much as I do! Carrie can I be your friend??? HA!
flower: club monaco
heels: steve madden
lip gloss: MAC pink poodle
Here are your 3 must-have summer products–get them NOW!
1. Tweezerman for Benefit
A friend recently asked what I was doing different to my brows and I had let them go for a few weeks (4 weeks to be exact). It was time to do some work and get them back to their usual groomed state. Brows are a very important part of the clean, bronzed, fresh face, therefore, you should have the right tools to shape and groom. My favorite tweeze masters, Tweezerman, and Benefit cosmetics have teamed up to help you groom in style. These tweezers are super cool and work wonders. But, the worst thing you can do is over-pluck. Beware and be cautious not to get tweezer happy. How cute are these!?! Thank you Tweezerman and Benefit!
2. Lancome Color Design (Matte) in Red Haute or Posh Pink
My new obsession is a matte lip – red, pink or both mixed. It’s fast and easy but sure gets people looking and talking. I am the queen of a neutral wardrobe (black, white and gray with occasional pops of color) but now I don’t feel so guilty wearing all black as long as I throw on my lip. The lipstick below has a pretty awesome chemistry – it stays on through drinks and a meal with little to no maintenance. Those of you who know me are well-aware that I am not high maintenance when it comes to my own makeup – I’d prefer to worrying about someone else’s makeup. This is a must-have for summer!
3. Chanel Inimitable Mascara
Try it and I know you will agree… I love it! I know my mascaras and this is my current favorite. You can do one coat for a natural lash or one after another to get a more dramatic lash. I tend to lean more toward the drama!
Laughter is a drug.
This is a real smile, a real doubled-over chuckle, a real glimpse into a coffee break and blog photoshoot with Shannon and I. None of the other photos matter after this one… we needed to laugh that day.
I dedicate this post to Shannon – my friend and photographer – for being so great, so beautiful and so incredibly funny.
Brian always tells me to put down my black clothing and pick up some white or color. This day I listened. Hahahahaha. It was all about neutral colors and tones. I have been dying to wear this new jacket from the H&M Garden Collection! I find it a great alternative to the classic trench because of its bubbly shape. It’s also light weight and will allow me to wear it further into the summer.
jacket: h&m garden collection
necklace: self made via old junk
I really wanted a tacky Florida t-shirt. Mission. Accomplished.
kids t-shirt: from Longboat Key ($5.99)
shorts: J.Crew outlet
wedges: Nine West
song: Summerboy by Gaga