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July Favorites!

July Favorites!

Hey girlies! While the end of July brings us one step closer to going back to school, (eek!) I thought I’d take this opportunity to show you some of the things I’ve been lovng this month!


1. I have spent every possible moment in my new Sperry’s! The flower cutouts are so cute and you can’t beat the comfort of boat shoes. Plus, I got them on sale at Nordstrom! Score!


2. I recently purchased a trial size of both Benefit’s High Beam illuminator and Posie tint. I’ve been absolutely loving Posie! It gives a bright, yet natural flush. I’ve also been using it on my lips and finishing off with a Burt’s Bees lip balm.


3. I recently purchased this oxford, the J. Crew Stretch Classic, from J. Crew Factory. I love the fit of it! It works perfectly even for bustier girls, like me. I bought mine in mint, which I really like. But it appears to be unavailable. The shirt pictured is in aqua.


4. I’ve been snacking on (re: hoarding) these yummy cookies from CVS. They’re soft baked brownie cookies (YUM!) with white chocolate chips. Though I typically don’t like white chocolate, these are to die for!


5. Finally, I’ve been loving these oil absorbing sheets, also from CVS. I have a long walk to work in the morning and I’m usually more than a little oily by the time I get to the office. These babies really get the job done, and at only a fraction of the cost of the similar Clean and Clear product!


Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? What are your July favorites? Let me know in the comments below!


#OOTD August 2, 2014

#OOTD For a Family Party!

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Hi girlies! So, today I went to the local Italian festival with my sister and parents for some yummy cannolis. Then, we went to my aunt’s surprise 50’th birthday party at their lake house. I love this outfit I picked out!


I started out with these cute shorts from Vineyard Vines. I love the bright green color, and the navy whales are adorable!


I paired the shorts with this navy tee-shirt from the J. Crew Factory Store.


I really love the anchor embroidery on the pocket. The threading is very thick, so the anchor really stands out.


To keep warm by the water I added this denim jacket from J. Crew. I really love the stitching on this piece.

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BONUS! It also has a handy hidden pocket on the inside. Perfect for those days when you really don’t want to carry a purse.


For jewelry I added this monogram necklace from Burlington Coat Factory. The chain is starting to rust after about a year of wear, but at only around $6 this buy was definitely worth it.


I also wore these bracelets to add a bit more bling. The white enamel bangle is from a local boutique and reads “Dress like Jackie, Act like Audrey, Party like Gatsby.” I’ve gotten so many comments on it! This piece is a definite conversation starter. The Alex and Ani bracelet was a gift from my mom. I like wearing this depiction of the Boston skyline when I’m at school, just in case I get a little homesick.


And of course I wore my pearl studs, because I don’t think I’m physically capable of leaving the house without them.


I finished off this look with these adorable angelfish Sperry’s with flower cutouts. These have definitely been my favorite pair of shoes this summer. They’re just so comfy and cute!


And here’s the finished outfit! I love the way it turned out!

What did you think of my outfit? What is your go to summer clothing item? What have you been up to this summer? Let me know in the comments!