Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Paddle Sports

Ping Pong is one of those games that seems harmless, though many of the "tournaments" I have partaken in have gotten downright heated! When I own a house, it will be one of those things that I purchase semi-immediately- especially if it looks anything like this limited edition matte black table from James Perse.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Kickoff

The official kickoff to Summer is here! Break out the shorts, suntan lotion, and cue up the BBQ cause here comes 3 days of non-stop fun... Happy Memorial Day!

Lyrics to live By

{Images: 1, 2, 3}

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Face Paint

I was just flipping through the June/July issue of Teen Vogue, and loved the Surfin' Safari editorial featuring tons of bright colors and tribal face paint accents. Would you ever sport bright, neon sunscreen?

{Zinka Nosecoat}

Monday, May 23, 2011

Metallic Mondays

Sperry has busted out their iconic women's Bahama topsider in a plethora of fantastic prints and color combinations. My favorites? The ones adorned with sequins...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Life Lessons

I think there are certain things in life that are just worth knowing. You never know when they are going to come in handy... and tying a bow tie falls in to this category. So if you don't know, now you know {courtesy of Bearings}!

Scalloped Details

Scalloped edges make things look a bit more finished, don' t you think? I had some fun throwing together this scallop- themed inspiration board because everything is just so darn cute!

Shop the Scallop: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Get Shorty

I usually steer clear of wearing shorts in the summer- unless they hit {at least} mid-thigh. But for some reason, these patterned pretties have me rethinking my shorty ways...
Shop the Short: 1, 2, 3, 4

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Whale's Tale

Sometimes things just come together and it feels almost serendipitous. Last weekend while strolling through the thrift store, I came across this uber-cool Happy Birthday whale card for just 10 cents. Then I stumbled upon these whale themed products from Patch NYC- a solid perfume and decorative pillow, and couldn't help but notice the resemblance between the two.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I learned to ride a bike when I was probably about five years old- and never looked back. Bicycles are one of those important things in life that I don't think you forget. I remember my yellow banana seat stunner like it was yesterday. Since May is officially Bike Month, I thought I would feature a few bikes that I definitely wouldn't mind strolling around town on... do you remember your first bike?

{Bikes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Monday, May 16, 2011

Farm Friends

It was a babies galore weekend for sure. I have been in such a rush that I forgot to mention that I am an Aunt once again- my older sister had baby boy Rylen last week! I also had the chance to catch up with a fellow Towanda who toted along her baby that she had back in the end of January- too cute! Needless to say, I am in baby mode {though not for myself hah!}. I thought since babies are in the air, I would post on these fun farm animal bottle brush cleaners that I came across a while ago. I think they a great baby shower/ baby welcome gift. Aren't they a hoot?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sneak Attack

After doing today's Splurge vs. Save post on laser cut wallets, I randomly came across these laser cut sneaks- and I love them. Of course, they are a splurge {sigh}.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Splurge vs. Save

Wallets: Pink, Blue

Wearable Wednesday: Nautical

I can say after spending my entire life on, or near the ocean, it has become a way of life and something that I will always need to maintain. In turn, I tend to gravitate towards anything with a nautical feel. Here are a few of my favorite surf-worthy pieces.

Shop the Look: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Berry Baskets

When I first saw these ceramic berry baskets over at Anthropologie, it immediately made me think of one of my favorite Summer activities- picking blueberries at Aunt Kathy's. You have not had a blueberry until you have had one from her garden. I can't wait until July when they come again!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo

I have always felt like Cinco De Mayo was the unofficial kickoff to Summer. It conjures up images of dancing in warm weather with a margarita in hand. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Shop the Collection: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hide & Seek

I am simply over the moon at the genius that is this Lilly Pulitzer ottoman. Not only does it have a bunch of shoe compartment holders and plenty of room for hiding your favorite things, but to top it all off, the inside is lined in Lilly's signature punchy print fabric.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Metallic Mondays: Skirts

Now that the warmer weather is right around the corner, I am all for skirts- especially the metallic ones!

Shop the Skirts: 1, 2, 3, 4