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Wardrobe Wishing: Vacation Edition

The Monday Blues are hitting me hard after a near-perfect weekend filled with gorgeous sunshine, wine tastings, pulled pork barbecue, and a visit from my best friend.

Even though J and I have more busy and fun-filled weekends ahead, our first “real” vacation of the summer is still six weeks away, and I’ve got a serious case of wanderlust. I’m coping with a little online window shopping and a Wardrobe Wishing: Vacation Edition. Enjoy!

Anchor Print Eyelet Dress

Anchor Print Eyelet Dress – Vineyard Vines – $158.00

Anchors, eyelet, oh my! I love this little dress from Vineyard Vines. The classic style and colors make it feel really wearable, and I think it is a piece that would become a summer wardrobe favorite for years to come.

Libanona Fedora -

Libanona Fedora – Anthropologie – $48.00

My short hair makes ponytails and other summer hairstyles a no-go. Hats are critical at the beach to hide wet or wind-blown locks, and this pretty little fedora feels feminine and practical. I love the floral pattern, and I think the colors would mix well with a lot of my summer staples.

TOUCAN sandals

Toucan Sandals – Kate Spade New York – $250.00

Talk about wanderlust! These whimsical sandals would make even a day in the office feel like a vacation! These were just too fun to leave off the list, and don’t forget – we’re just wishing here.

Miami Pink Aerie Bandeau Bikini Top

Bandeau Bikini Top – Aerie – $14.99 (on sale + free shipping)

I usually play it pretty safe with colors and patterns, but I love the playfulness of this top. I have a pair of turquoise swim bottoms that I think would coordinate with this piece really well, and with a sale price + free shipping, this might just make it past the wishlist. As a bonus, Aerie is at the top of my list for fave companies right now because of their commitment to NOT Photoshopping the models in their marketing photos. Find out more about the Aerie Real Campaign here.

Captiva Tunic Cover-Up

Captiva Tunic Cover-Up (Bright Navy Tusk in Sun) – Lilly Pulitzer – $118.00

I talked about my love for all things “elephant” themed in my last Wardrobe Wishlist, so this fun Lilly tunic should come as no surprise. I love the coverage on the arms (sometimes a fair-skinned girl has had enough sun.) Although I would never pay this much for a cover-up, I’ll definitely be on the look-out for a less expensive copycat style.

What do you think? Would you wear any of these pieces? Help me battle my wanderlust – where are you headed on vacation this summer?

Have a great week! xx




Fit for a Friday

A compilation of musings, findings, and favorite links from the past week – fit for a Friday.

You go, girl! All the lessons are great, but I especially love 4, 9, 12, 19, 24, 37, and 39.

"Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't wait for a special occasion, today is special."

In an effort to avoid spoilers, I’ll keep this as short as possible. SUCH a good episode. I’m amazed how full-circle the series can go in just 7 episodes, and I can’t wait to see how they wrap it up in 2015.

Also, how amazing was the wardrobe in this episode!? Everyone looked really great, but Betty in particular stood out to me in her handful of scenes. She had some fab dresses, and how cute was that little daisy shell she was wearing in the kitchen? I’ve officially added this top from Boden to my Wardrobe Wishlist.

Baby goat! “If we could live happy & healthy lives without harming others…. why wouldn’t we?”

Such a girl crush. Mindy rocks.

This post from one of my favorite bloggers convinced me I need popsicle molds, ASAP. Strawberry Basil Pops are most definitely happening in my near future. So easy! So fresh!

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  • And this little joke:

Q – Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?  A – Too many cheetahs!

… I’m the worst. Have a great weekend, friends!

What’s on your Friday Faves list?

Wardrobe Wishing

As we head into Memorial Day weekend I can’t help but notice the endless number of retail sale emails popping up in my inbox. As my husband (and probably the mail[wo]man) can attest, I’m an avid online shopper. I’ve been picking up basics here and there over the last few weeks to transition into the warmer spring and summer months, and the online sales have been awesome. Unfortunately, as much as I may be tempted, I can’t buy everything. Below is a little compilation of some things I’ve been loving but haven’t made the cut.

Floral Print Spaghetti Strap Romper – LOFT – $69.50

(save 40% through Memorial Day weekend with code MUSTSHOP)

How cute is this romper from LOFT? I’ve never ventured in to romper-land, and I honestly haven’t ever been tempted until now. The colors and pattern of this keep it from feeling too trendy. I could see myself wearing this on the weekend for brunch or to the beach paired with flats or wedges. I do think it’s a piece that I would tire of quickly though, and since it’s one piece the mix and match options are a little limited. I also try to keep the majority of my shopping budget earmarked for items that I could transition from work to weekend, and this cute little romper doesn’t meet that criteria.

Elephant Printed Short in Preppy Navy – Banana Republic – $55.00

(save 40% through Memorial Day weekend with code BRHEAT)

When I was joining my sorority in college a Sister told me that her grandmother believed elephants were a sign that things were meant to be. Since then, I’ve always had a soft-spot for elephant themes, and these printed shorts from BR are no exception. While the 40% off sale is almost enough to tempt me, I have several other pairs of patterned shorts, and these aren’t unique enough to validate the purchase.

SKIES ARE BLUE Nautical Stripe Dress – Piperlime – $98.00

I’m a sucker for stripes, and the classic cream and navy in this dress paired with the fit and flare cut make it a total staple piece. However, I’m at a stage in my life where any dress must be looked at as to whether or not I could wear it to a wedding, and this one feels a little too “white” to be wedding guest appropriate. Alas, it’s really, really cute.

Lillian glitter low wedgesLillian Glitter Low Wedges in Metallic Gold – J.Crew – $228.00

Price alone keeps these beauties out of my closet. $228 is too much of a splurge for me, but in a dream world these would be my go-to summer shoes. I adore the bow, and the low wedge and ankle strap make these a fun and sparkly shoe I could dress up or down.

So there we go, four lovely pieces in my fantasy closet. What do you think? Would you buy any of these pieces? What’s on your wardrobe wishlist?