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SWIM COVER-UP FAVORITES

Swim Cover-ups: Loft Tunic and Brixton Hat

Weekends at the lake (or the beach.. or the park…) mean I’m in a swimsuit and some form of cover-up pretty much all day. I’ve been loving lightweight tunics lately that provide a bit of coverage late in the day, are easy to toss on and off, and look just as good with a few wrinkles here and there. Besides the tunic love – I’ve rounded up a bunch of options here included cute tank dresses, breezy drawstring pants and easy kaftans (plus a few add-on accessories!) sure to up your lake/beach/pool-side game this summer.

Look 1: Loft Tunic – now on sale! + Brixton Hat | Look 2: Hutch printed tunic – now on sale! + Sole Society Sunglasses

Swim Cover-Up: Hutch Tunic Swim Cover-ups: Loft Tunic and Brixton Hat

SHOP TUNICS

SHOP PANTS

SHOP KAFTANS

SHOP DRESSES

SHOP ACCESSORIES

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INSTAGRAM ROUND-UP: EARLY SUMMER

Instagram Round-Up: Early Summer Style

Life has been busy lately (isn’t that always the way in Summer?) and when that happens, there’s often more than a few outfits that I share on Instagram that never end up making their way over here to the blog. That also happens when I travel without my the man behind the camera. All that being said – I thought it was time to share a quick round-up of some of my favorite early Summer looks from the past few weeks. I’ve been at the lake house, running around the city and on a quick girls weekend to New Orleans and have been relying on a mix and match color palette, comfortable shoes and fun accessories! Shop it all below and happy weekend friends!

LOOK 1 (East Village, NYC): Post-work messy hair and simple layers.

LOOK 2 (West Village, NYC): Denim and stripes for weekend wandering (heels and bag are now on sale!)

LOOK 3 (Marigny, NOLA): Big easy, wearing off the shoulder stripes (sunglasses and espadrilles on sale!)

LOOK 4 (Gramercy, NYC): Classic gingham and a seasonless saddle bag

Instagram Round-Up: Early Summer Style

LOOK 1 (Lake Wallenpaupack, PA): Lake life in a white one-piece swimsuit (hat, towel & espadrilles on sale!)

LOOK 2 (Garden District, NOLA): In a jazzy palm print dress (sunglasses, bag and shoes on sale!)

LOOK 3 (Gramercy, NYC): Curb to cab in nude sandals (heels on sale!)

LOOK 4 (Lake Wallenpaupack, PA): Tassel ties and my favorite high-waisted denim shorts (top on sale!)

Instagram Round-Up: Early Summer Style

LOOK 1 (Lake Wallenpaupack, PA): On the dock in easy blues (bag and cover-up unfortunately sold-out)

LOOK 2 (East Village, NYC): Throwing shade (top and bottom pairs on sale!)

LOOK 3 (East Village, NYC): Ready for take-off (sandals on sale!)

LOOK 4 (East Village, NYC): Fit for a picnic (hat and bag on sale!)

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INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP: SPRING FAVORITES

Instagram Round-Up: Spring Favorites

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that a lot of my day to day looks don’t always make it all the way to the blog – so I thought I’d share a few recent Spring looks from social that feature pieces I’ve had on repeat lately. From weekends to casual work days I’ve been living in easy stripes (like this linen drawstring dress – under $40!), denim pieces in new silhouettes (like flares and a chambray trapeze top) and wear with everything accessories (like white sneakers, a navy satchel and pretty pearl bracelet).

p.s. In case you’re ever curious about where I got something that you spied on my Instagram page – you can always find links to items here.

SHOP THE LOOKS:

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SPRING SHIRTS AND BLOUSES

Every year around this time I try to do a major spring closet cleaning. I unpack my warm weather clothes (kept packed away neatly in cloth baskets on higher shelves all winter) and take a look at what I really loved from the season prior and what I never did get around to wearing. Then I make a keep/donate/sell sorting system and re-stock my closet from there. It feels great not only to rid myself of things I’ve hung on to for too long (and give them to a new home), but it also serves as a clear indicator of what I truly need. Since spring shopping tends to have me all – dresses! heels! – it’s good to be able to truly asses what I need before I even think of adding something new. I tackled the challenge a couple of weekends ago and what I noticed I really need are neutral, go with jeans on a Saturday or a nice pencil skirt on a Tuesday, kind of shirts and blouses. Here – a few of the ones that caught my eye – all of them less than $100, but most of them less than $50!

Hover over the above image and click on the icons to shop, or scroll below.

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SWIM SEASON FAVORITES FOR EVERY STYLE

Swim season favorites for every style with Boden

Wearing Boden Swimsuit, – this one piece is such great quality and the fit is great, wearing a size 4 for reference, Sandals & Sunglasses c/o – all now on sale!, Accessorize Floppy Hat c/o

PLAYFUL SWIM STYLES:

Swim season favorites for every style with Boohoo

Pictured above: Boohoo Off the Shoulder Swimsuit & Sunglasses c/o – their entire swim section is so, so perfect for budget friendly spring getaway picks |  Sole Society Boater Hat c/o

CLASSIC SWIM STYLES:

Swim season favorites for every style with Carbon38

Wearing Duskii Swimsuit via Carbon38 c/o – I’m wearing a size small for reference, bottoms are definitely less bum coverage than some of my other suits, so if you’re worried may want to size up – the material is great quality though and feels like it will really hold up

SPORTY SWIM STYLES:

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