This was a weekend of celebrations, starting with my mom’s birthday on Friday, and then celebrating the dads in our lives. As is typically the case with my family and celebrations, we enjoyed a relaxing day poolside, and moved seamlessly into the evening with good conversation, tasty food, and crisp wines. I felt blessed to have three generations of men to celebrate, starting with my great-papa and then moving to my dad, and now TJ. Each of them have played such a significant role in my life, from childhood memories to support as I grew up into a young woman. I relish the opportunity to celebrate the special people in my life, as I enjoy sharing with them the ways in which they have touched me. With all of the recent sadness in the news these past few weeks, I’ve realized that these sentiments shouldn’t just be reserved for special occasions. When the urge strikes to let someone know how much I appreciate them, or how much they mean to me, I will do so. Since tomorrow is never promised (not to get all gloomy here or anything…) I want to be sure that those I care about always know.
With that being said, I’m going into this week with an open heart and mind to let those special people in my life know they are appreciated! Have a great one friends! xx
This was a weekend of good eats and drinks. We whipped up this summer cocktail + had a delicious pizza dinner on Sunday evening. We also whipped up these tasty pancakes for a Sunday brunch… they were enjoyed by all… and super healthy.
I’m in serious shock that the 4th of July is a mere two weeks away. We have some fun get togethers on the calendar for the weekend, so I’m looking for some fun and festive outfit ideas. On the top of my list (as in, sitting in my shopping cart… which never appears to be empty…) is this red body con dress (which I would likely buy one size up for a slightly looser fit), adorable red, white, + blue striped romper, blue + white striped maxi, chambray ruffle hem dress, and this cobalt blue lace-up shift dress. For some of the more casual get togethers I’m loving this red ruffled eyelet tank, red peplum blouse, Esperanza lace-up blouse (perfect for all summer long), white surplice drape tank (paired with the perfect cut-offs + knit shrug}, and a simple, yet gorgeous white crochet front maxi.
I’m loving the clean look of neutral sandals and this white low wedge pair caught my eye. Love the cut-out detailing. I’m also loving the clear heel on this lace up pair (… but I like the light blue color…), and these faux lace-ups are what this momma needs… no need to really lace them, just zip them. Genius.
We ate al fresco this weekend, and I was reminded how much I love summer dressing… and the need for a summer sweater. I’m loving some of the sleeveless options right now, like this white fringe option. I’m also eyeing this cozy pullover, cocoon cardigan, and loving this cold shoulder pull over (which I own in forest green, but love in the lavender) paired with these shorts. They’re all perfect options for sitting outside and roasting some s’mores.