End of Summer Blues

Every year it seems as if summer can't come soon enough, and in the blink of an eye its gone! I can't believe that September is just around the corner. In honor of summer, I put together one of my go-to outfits for you.
1. Animal Tee, $18 2. Perf Pouch, Kate Spade Saturday $50 3. Mirrored Aviators, Ray Ban $160 4. Denim Shorts, One Teaspoon $89  5. Marble Iphone5 Case, Case Scenario $29 Euros 6. Petty Boots, Sam Edelman $129.95



Camping is the subject of my next entry for my summer travel series. At the end of July i'll be heading to Wisconsin to visit my husband's family and we will be camping in the wild woods! So excited to get my hands dirty and thought i'd round up some of my essentials for the trip! Hoping to visit Camp Wandawega while we're there; read all about it here.
1. The Weekend Book $15,  2. Whistle $25,  3. Enamelware Pot $32,  4. Undefeated 5 Strike Snap Back $28,  5. Citizens of Humanity Ava Cut Off Shorts $189, 6. Alexander Wang Linen Silk Stripe Tee $125,  7.  Rain Boots $118



Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your reading list; here are a few of my picks for the next couple months!



The resort collections just keep rolling in, and i was really struck by the Gucci presentation. Relaxed, oversized silhouettes in luxe fabrics were balanced with glittering cocktail dresses. The look is an undone, effortless vibe that looks extremely put together (the silhouettes help with this). Here are some of my favorite looks from the collection. The green floral silk print is remarkably reminiscent of the print from the SUNO X UNIQLO collaboration collection.



Here is the first in my summer travel series....what to pack as your essentials for a day out! Enjoy!
1. MADEWELL Drawstring Bucket Bag,  2. J.CREW Panama Hat,   3. STELLA McCARTNEY Cutout Printed Swimsuit,  4. BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter,  5. Turkish Hamman Towel,  6. WARBY PARKER Jasper Sunglasses,  7. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero,  8. SOL SANA Danika Flat Sandals



Loving the beautiful Thakoon Addition Resort 2014 collection. Soft neutrals in flattering bodycon shapes and beautiful prints as always.



Peter and I got back from our Europe trip 2 weeks ago now and I can't help but reminisce about the beautiful time we had there. We have been planning on doing this trip for a couple years now, and feel so grateful that we were finally able to make it happen. We spent 6 days in Paris, 4 days in the South of France, 3 days in Cinque Terre, Italy and our last day/night in Milano. Here is a collage of some of my favorite photos from the trip.



Hope everyone had a great long weekend. I've found that after a weekend away, its nice to get back into a routine again, so I'm sharing mine today... for makeup in the mornings! All of these products are "holy grail" products to me; items I will continue to purchase over and over again because they are THAT good. Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon is the perfect color all year around and will give that rosy glow. The Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer is in a creme formula and I swear it looks good on EVERYONE. YSL's Glossy Stain is the best formulation of a lip product I have ever tried. The color stays on your lips (the stain), has a pop of shine (the gloss) and moisturizes all at the same time. And a new addition to my routine is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: which will help your makeup last through the day (AND NIGHT) even with the summer humidity. What are some of your favorite beauty/skincare products?

1. Embroyolisse Lait-Creme ConcentrĂ© $28.00,  2. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Ebloui $38.00,  3. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon $25.00,  4. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel $48.00,  5. Dior HydraLife BB Cream $56.00,  6. YSL Glossy Stain in Fuschia Dore $34.00,  7. Fairy Drops Mascara $24.00,  8. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray $29.00,  9. Chanel Translucent Pressed Powder $45.00



It's officially the start of the summer season and we're kickin' it off in the city with Memorial Day festivities. Picnicking in the park, brunching with friends, Punk exhibit at the MET and "Gatsby"! Here's a playlist to get you through the weekend, whatever you're up to. ENJOY!



TIMEOUT for something a bit more serious today. While I use this blog to divulge in one of the loves of my life: fashion..... I am ALSO very passionate about issues of social justice and contributing (in any way that I can) to stories of redemption and LIFE.  So, I've signed myself up for a HALF MARATHON! Race day is on March 24th and the beneficiary charity is WORLD VISION; and specifically their efforts in providing CLEAN WATER to communities in AFRICA.

Feel free to visit my page here, to contribute or just learn more about the clean water efforts: HERE

The practical implications of having ONE deep water well in a community means 2,800 gallons of clean, fresh water every day. Children usually charged with the responsibility of walking long distances to fetch water for their families and community can now be healthier and use that time in the classroom.

One billion people do not have access to clean water.. ONE BILLION.

With the efforts of organizations like: World Vision, Charity Water, Water, CLEAN WATER, among countless others... we are closing the gap on that number and working towards a healthier world!

Take the time to educate yourself on this very important topic