Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Breezy





(Top: American Eagle, Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer, Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer, Shoes: Francisco Chellini, 
Bracelets: Marianna Mae, Nails: Muchi Muchi by Essie, Sunglasses: American Eagle)

It's Summertime and the living is easy...and your outfits should be too! This fun twist on a classic combo of chambray and navy lace feels playful when paired with a fringe-trimmed, printed scarf and bohemian, beaded bracelets. I'm loving the easy, breezy feel of tassels on both my scarves and jewelry this season! Strap on some basic leather sandals and grab your sunnies! This summer is all about adventure. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

White Out






(Top: Lilly Pulitzer, Shorts: similar on sale!!, Sandals: similar, Clutch: Lilly Pulitzer, Bracelets: Natasha, 
Sunglasses: RayBan)

All white is a great summer combination for when temperatures soar. It not only keeps you cool, but also makes a chic statement. I enjoy the crisp feel of a monochromatic look, and the ease of putting it together. Jazz things up with a few flashes of sparkling metallics or even a pop of color. How will you wear white on white this summer? 

Monday, June 23, 2014

In The Kitchen

Summer is a great time to experiment in the kitchen, and it's also on my list. With all the fresh fruit and veggies in the grocery stores, it's hard not to come home with bags full of the colorful treats. Wraps are kind of a staple in my summer menus (actually all year round, let's be honest), and we decided to jazz them up a little with some roasted veggies and hummus. Take a peek into the kitchen and see how we did it!
What you cooking this summer?



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hello, Summer


Hooray! It's the first day of summer, and boy am I glad to see its arrival! It's finally official..break out those shorts, swimsuits and sandals and #getmetothebeach. Here's to many fun adventures, longer days, and a lot of sunshine! Happy Summer, friends!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lush






(Dress: Lilly Pulitzer, Sunglasses: Forever 21, Clutch: Lilly Pulitzer-- past season(similar here), Ring: BCBG)

Summer colors are just the best, aren't they? I love the way that blues and greens immediately evoke thoughts of wandering around a hidden paradise, overrun with tropical plants, blooming flora and swaying palms, as you listen to the waves crashing up against the shore. We took a mini trip down south to explore the more lush and tropical parts, and the views were simply breathtaking as sea kissed sand under the blue sky. It seemed appropriate to dress in colors that mirror nature during this time of year, and I have to admit that it just makes me happy to wear these pretty shades. A shift dress is always stylish and cool in the heat, and this one is the perfect blend of whimsy and functionality...now all I need is an iced tea and I'm set for summer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Beach Bash


Guess what?! The Summer issue of Lydia Magazine is now live! Catch all of the details that went into creating this colorful and simple Bohemian-inspired Summer Beach Bash, as well as more amazing content from the talented Lydia staff!

Read it online HERE or order a print copy of your own HERE

Monday, June 9, 2014

Six Things To Do This Summer


Hooray it's Summer! (well not officially, but hey, close enough!) School is out, the sun is warm and days are getting longer. It's my favorite season, and I often enjoy having some extra time to do those things I "never have time for" during the year. It's easy to just lounge around, and while there's certainly something to be said about doing a little of that, it's also fun to do something different.
Each summer I like to make a list of fun things to do, so if I'm ever bored, there's a few ideas on hand to reference. Here's a few that made the list:


1. Take a day trip.
With some extra time on your hands, it's a good idea to get out and explore your hometown and surrounding area. Take a quick day trip to shop, eat, and explore some of the things that make your town or a nearby area unique..who knows, you might even find a few new favorite places! If you're visiting somewhere that's close to the water, don't forget to pack your swimsuit!

2. Try a new restaurant...or better yet, cook up something new in the kitchen.
What better time to whip up a new smoothie recipe, or to try out a new dinner idea than summer?! Take an afternoon and look up some ideas on Pinterest  in a cookbook to get inspired. Maybe even invite a few friends or family over to taste test and bring some of their own dishes to share.

3. Get outside!
Hello gorgeous weather! Let's stop spending so much time indoors, and take advantage of the beautiful sunshine. Get out and sit in the hammock, go on a bike ride, walk in the park, go for a run, walk the beach...you name it, there's tons of things to do instead of being inside. Enjoy the day and soak up the sun!

4. Attend an event
Look to see what's going on locally, and get tickets to a show, concert, festival, sporting event, gallery opening..etc. During the summer, most cities have a lot of different events planned, so take a look in the social column and pick a day to try something new! (This was the World Finals for the Modern Pentathlon, so cool!)

5. Have a party
No need for a specific reason, just have some friends over and enjoy the beauty of summer days. Invite everyone to bring a favorite dish to share, or have people over to enjoy a little summer grilling and time to catch up. When the sun sets, light a few lanterns or switch on the cafe lights for a little extra glow.

6. Go to the farmer's market.
One of my favorite things to do is to wander about the different streets, lined with vendors selling the freshest of fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods. The colors and smells are always so rich, and it's a great place to people watch and even get your dog out for a little walk! I like to make a stop to pick up a fresh coconut with a straw, so refreshing and delicious! Try a local market purchase in some of your recipes, and support the small businesses in your town. I think you'll be delightfully surprised!

Next time you're wondering what to do that day, take a look at this list or create one of your own!
Here's to a fantastic summer!
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