BIRTHDAY LIST: THIS IS 30

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  1. Lilly Pulitzer, Joy Dress in Resort White Toe In Engineered Dress, size XXS
  2. Lilly Pulitzer, 31″ Worth Skinny Jean-Sateen in Midnight Navy, size 00
  3. Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley
  4. Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley
  5. Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley
  6. David Yurman, “X Crossover” Ring with Diamonds, size 5
  7. Lilly Pulitzer, Marlowe Boatneck T-Shirt Dress in Beckon Blue Jungle Utopia, in XXS
  8. Lilly Pulitzer, Elsa Silk Top in High Tide Navy Via Amor Small, in XXS
  9. Lilly Pulitzer, 31″ Worth Skinny Jean-Sateen in Resort White, size 00
  10. Lilly Pulitzer, Sophiletta Dress in Blue Current Sea Sirens, XXS

SHOPPING NEWS: 5 UNDER $100

I love two things in the summer: anything that looks like the French Riviera and big statement earrings!

This sunscreen is just tops! It goes on totally invisible, it’s weightless, scentless, makeup gripping, and it has an SPF of 40! Also it has red algae in it which helps protect against blue light emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. How cool is that?

I am in love with these linear drop earrings in this rose, tortoise shell, and white color. The acrylic hoops and thread-wrapped ovals are the perfect combination.

This is the only bag you’ll need for summer. It’s straw with contrast lining and woven straps, but the best thing about this classic bag is that it will go with all of your summer denim, dresses, and swimsuits.

These white espadrille mules are perfection. The top is cowhide and the bottom is braided jute. Bonus points: these are incredibly comfortable with their padded cork footbed. They literally go with everything!

I love these fun statement earrings! They are perfect for summer and they are a great tribute to the late Kate Spade who was a true gem of a person.

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5 things you need for your upcoming summer vacations…

  1. This adorable top will be perfect to throw on with white jeans for a casual beachfront dinner.
  2. This is such a fun summer dress. I can’t wait to wear this for a romantic dinner in West Palm Beach.
  3. This is the cutest sarong! I love using a scarf or sarong for a swimsuit coverup. You can also tying it differently to make it into a lightweight dress.
  4. This hat is pretty much everything. Those colorful balls are soo cute and it’s only $22!
  5. There is something to be said for a “goes with everything” clutch, and this Lilly Pulitzer cork clutch is AMAZING! I’m totally in love.

LIFESTYLE NEWS: 5 CANDLES with VACATION VIBES

I love candles: all candles. I especially love candles that have the ability to transport me back to places I’ve been or  forward to places I’m longing to go. These 5 candles have serious vacation vibes, and transformative powers that will make you happier, more relaxed, and ready to hit the slopes or take a walk on the beach.

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  1. Dreaming of the Hamptons? By lighting this TOCCA candle in Montauk, you start to experience a cucumber and salty air scent that will take you to the scenic seaside.
  2. Like the ideal ski vacation, this LAFCO Feu De Bois Ski House candle blends the crisp, crystal mountain air and the odor of a cedar log fire with just a hint of evergreen fir that takes you to your very own luxurious alpine lodge.
  3. Craving some west coast flavor? This Voluspa Vermeil Casa Pacifica Tin Candle delivers California driftwood, sea salt, and shore brush in the prettiest little light blue tin.
  4. Feeling a little more Joshua Tree, a little less Big Sur? This NEST candle in Sahara Spice has a creamy mixture of cardamom, sandalwood, and ginger with a dab of Madagascar vanilla bean.
  5. Itching for a campout in Estes Park, Colorado? This Diptyque candle in Feu De Bois has a very light scent that smells of evergreens and a nice campfire.

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5 things you need for your upcoming summer vacations…

  1. This cute peasant top doubles as a beach cover-up and the perfect dinner top…plus, you can never go wrong in classic blue and white stripes!

2. Okay, how cute are these flamingo earrings? I’m imagining them with an all white ensemble or to glam up jeans and a white tee.

3. This is the prettiest white top I’ve ever seen! I love the bell sleeves, and the gorgeous scalloped lace! It’s just perfect for vacation & a total must-have for summer.

4. I am a TOTAL sucker for lucite anything, and these fabulous lucite-looking earrings are dipped in 24k-gold! How FAB are these with every outfit? You won’t believe the price!

5. Every summer I gravitate towards gold shoes to wear with all of my Lilly Pulitzer clothing…and who better to get them from than the lady herself? These gold McKim sandals or a pair of Jack Rogers are my go-to summer shoes.

OOTD: KANSAS CITY DARLIN’

Georgina, Julia, and I had so much fun shooting for 1KC! We are absolutely smitten with their shirts: how cute is the Kansas City Honey shirt? And that tie-dye…I am a sucker for tie-dye! You can get your own 1KC shirt over on their site here!

BEVERAGE NEWS: GOOD CHEAP SUMMER WINES Under $20

Let’s talk about weeknight wines for a minute. Weeknight wines must be three things:

  1. Undemanding – just delicious and refreshing
  2. Inexpensive – under $20
  3. Relaxing – not antagonistic to your palette

Now put these in the context of spring/summer, and I have compiled a list of 6 “summer wines” that I think you will find delightfully undemanding, forgivably inexpensive, and extremely relaxing.

2009 Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay

The bold and oaky character of this fresh, creamy Chardonnay displays balance and finesse that pairs as superbly with simple vegetable shish-kebabs as it does with fiery chicken wings. $9

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2013 Hogwash Rosé

It has crisp acidity and lively flavors of red berries, citrus, melon, and wet stone. Fire up the barbecue, because this rosé will be an excellent foil for spicy ribs, juicy burgers, and crunchy coleslaw. $16

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Ruffino Prosecco

Packed with juicy melon and pear flavors topped with an aromatic kick, it’s a splendid sparkler for brunch buffets laden with fruit salads and ham and cheese omelets. $15

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2012 Light Horse Pinot Noir

With aromas of floral and spice along with flavors of red berries and a silky texture, this is a wine you’ll want to drink any day with just about any dish. $14

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2012 Layer Cake Malbec

This wine tastes of blueberry pie, black cherries, and brown spices with notes of coffee and chocolate. It’s a perfect companion to rich, spicy BBQ sauced-meats, empanadas, wood-fired pizzas, or grilled pepper- and onion-smothered flank steak.

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2012 ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc

A wine by Robert Mondavi, Jr., every bottle of this crisp, pink grapefruit and grassy-noted sauvignon blanc results in a new tree being planted by American Forests. Serve with salmon, oysters, and summery berry desserts.

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SHOPPING NEWS: 5 Under $100

These are the five things I have added to my cart this week starting from the top left working my way clockwise.

These pants and this bra from the brand Manduka sold at REI are the most comfortable things I have ever worn for any kind of workout! They are so cute and comfy, and I recommend them to all of my workout buddies!

This bikini from CALIA, Carrie Underwood’s line of athletic wear, is so adorable! I love the stripes and the high neck on this top and bottom.

Okay y’all, I have 3 pairs of these shoes from Sperry, and I love them. I wear them to workout in and I wear them with street clothes. I just love them! I really adore this dusty rose color they have for summer.

WEEKEND NOTES: 5 THINGS

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After my wonderful trip to Colorado which concluded on Tuesday, I am so excited to be spending a relaxing weekend at home living out of my closet instead of a suitcase! We have plans to see the hilarious comedian, Kevin Hart tonight, and other then that church on Sunday and some good, quality family time.

 

  1. I just add these gingham cuties to my cart.
  2. I have been listening to this song from the late, great Avicii on repeat.
  3. I am dying for this outfit and really her whole closet.
  4. These have completely peaked my interest, and I must have them!
  5. Interested in trying a new BOMB highlighter this weekend, check out my picks.

 

 

FOOD NEWS: Sugarfina + Corona

A Corona Light please! We may be asking because we are on a beach in Mexico, or are at happy hour-but we are asking because we are talking about the newest sweet treats from Sugarfina. Sugarfina is no stranger to the boozy collaboration game. We have seen Tito’s gummies, Casamigos gummies, and our personal favorites the champagne and rosé bears that are just too delicious to stop eating! So bear drinkers out there-start your shopping, because these Corona Light-inspired candies are sure to be a hit!

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The newest collaboration Sugarfina + Corona Light is the candy brand’s first beer collaboration. The collection includes “But First, Cerveza,” which is a bottle-shaped gummy that’s actually Corona Light flavored! There’s also “Here for a Good Lime,” which has a sour lime kick! This has us saying, “Spring, you coming over? Naw-I’m sending summer instead.”

Oh, and in typical Sugarfina way, you can get each candy flavor in the signature Candy Cubes, or you can grab a Bento Box ($26) that includes both candy cubs and a custom lime-shaped bottle opener.

The limited-edition collection launched this week online and will hit Sugarfina stores May 1st.

Photography Courtesy of Sugarfina