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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!

Peek-a-Boo

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{Jeans: Vigoss Studio, Boots: Sperry, Jacket: H&M, Purse: Tory Burch, Sunglasses: Tory Burch, Scarf: Regal Vintage, Top: Bevello, Nails: HOOPLA, Hair: Beauty Brands}

Beauty Brands: Hair Cut + Conditioning

I just love Beauty Brands Salon. Julie takes care of me and my hair while I’m there, and I always leave refreshed and looking/feeling great!

Yesterday was my trunk show for my men’s clothing line, Stag Harbor. I knew I wanted to get my hair done, and I knew Julie would do a great job. I also needed a hair cut, because my hair was getting a little too long and it was taking me forever to blow dry it!

After my deep conditioning treatment (which was awesome and only took about 10 minutes), I asked Julie to cut 3 inches off my hair. It seemed dramatic, but it was much need and I was still able to put my hair up in a ponytail to hit the gym. Julie made it look phenomenal, and then she curled it up for my big evening ahead.

Y’all, if you’re looking to get your hair done for the Holidays, Holiday Parties, etc- you should go Beauty Brands. The people are so friendly, and there are only 5 chairs so the experience is really imitate and the conversations are discreet.

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Palm Wonderful

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Wishing everyone has a SAFE and FUN Memorial Day!

{Top: c/o Shein, Jeans: Etiquette Boutique, Sunglasses: Hawthorne 109, Necklace: Vintage, Earrings: c/o Brynn Hudson, Shoes: Vince Camuto}

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bareMinerals x Beauty Brands Event

The Event:

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the launch of bareMinerals makeup line hitting the shelves at one-stop beauty destination, Beauty Brands! Upon arrival, my friend Nicole and I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast bar and I was custom color matched by a makeup specialist. (Thank goodness I was, because the tinted moisturizer that I had been using was not the right color for my skin!)

The Makeover:

First she started out with bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer Cream in Light, which smoothed out my skin and prepared it for additional makeup. (For quick jaunts the the grocery store or for au natural day makeup, I could easily wear this alone)! After she custom color matched me, she decided on bareMinerals Original Foundation in Ivory 06 she used that to even out any imperfections on my skin and even used it as a brightener under my eyes! After we were done with that, we moved on to eyes (the fun part!) She used the bareMineral Eye Primer on top of my lids to prepare for eyeshadow, and we were both impressed with how the shadow never creased on top of the primer. She finished off my look with the bareMineral Ready Eyeshadow Palette in The Posh Neutrals. #myBBlook

The Takeaway:

It was so fun getting a mini makeover, enjoying the company of other Kansas City Bloggers, and exploring all of the fun new products that bareMinerals & Beauty Brands have to offer! You should go to a Beauty Brand close to you or go online and check out all of the new bareMinerals makeup. Be sure to hashtag #myBBlook on your social media pages! (PS-did I mention there was a selfie wall? PPS-Now through June 16, 2017 receive a free 21-piece gift with any qualifying $35 purchase!)

{Coat: H&M (old, similar here), Dress: French Connection (old, but love this one), Earrings: c/o Brynn Hudson, Shoes: Vince Camuto}

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