Hats Off

Or better yet, hats on. I’ve talked about hats quite a bit on the blog, I’m a huge fan! But the summer months call for a hat. Not only stylish, but they serve a purpose, as much-needed protection from the sun. A big pair of sunnies, a wide brim hat and your set for fun in the sun!

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Image: One, Two, Three

insta love

Lets face it, I’m a social media junkie. I love being able to follow all my favorite people and brands and having custom news feed at my finger tips. Instagram has to be my favorite. I love the constant photo stream and all the creative people I have come across on the platform. Below are a few of my favs!

First up Donald “Drawbertson”, a suburban dad making waves with his fashion forward and creative approach to art {think duct tape and cereal boxes}. Second, a long time fav, Amber Venz Box, the most fashionable girl on the internet. Thirdly, Teil Duncan Art. I would have never known about Teil, if it wasn’t for instagram. I am in LOVE with her beaches! Lastly, Eva Chen, the Editor in Chief at Lucky Magazine. I’ve been following her since the beginning and love the way she shares her daily shoe and handbag pics {just look up #evachenpose}. Who are some of your favorites on instagram?

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Clean Lines

I went on a major cleaning spree this past week. Organizing and de-cluttering my entire apartment and have found myself drawn to clean lines. This handbag and this wine rack are two finds this week that demonstrate just that. The wine rack is just $16.99!

 Now you can click on each product to shop the post!

 

 

Pillow Party

My favorite way to brighten up my house is to change-up the throw pillows. So simple, yet a real difference maker. I made a trip to H&M this weekend with my mom and scooped up several summer styles. If you are ever in New Orleans, I highly recommend checking out the home section of H&M, lots of fun, inexpensive items for your home. You can shop online too! The pillow covers start at just $5.95!

Brighten up your space with new throw pillows

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So Smart

I can’t resist cute cupcakes liners, especially on trips to TJMaxx or Marshals {they have the best}. Needless to say I’ve collected a few too many over time. I came across this pin today and can’t get over this genius idea. A spaghetti jar is now on my list to purchase.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I’ve been traveling just about every single weekend since March and needless to say I’ve gotten a lot better at packing. They say practice makes perfect, right? I have a few things I consistently pack, but I’m always on the lookout for new items that make traveling easier. Like an oversized travel wallet, perfect for plane tickets, passports and travel receipts. Or an extra long iPhone charger, perfect for those tricky hotel outlets. What are your must have travel accessories?

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Clear Travel Pouch, iPhone Charger, Bag Tag, Travel Wallet 

Beach Bag Packing

I cannot believe Memorial Day Weekend is this coming weekend. I’m looking forward to a little fun in the sun and {mentally} my beach bag is already packed. Most importantly sunscreen, some fun sunnies, a great hat and something cold to drink. Can’t forget the tunes either, how cute is this beach radio?! What are your must have items for the holiday weekend?

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ShopHatPouchRadioBagSunglassesSunscreen; Towel

First Comes Love

I think I am in the same boat as a lot of people my age, the invites keep rolling in. My refrigerator door is covered in wedding showers, parties and wedding invitations. I typically shop off the registry for wedding gifts, but for showers and parties I like to buy something different and fun. Something a couple wouldn’t normally buy themselves.  I pulled together a few of my online favorites below. Last minute invite? Head to the housewares section of your local Anthropologie, my go to when I need to pick something up quick.

A First

Yesterday we had a full day celebrating all the moms in the family, and one new mom stood out from the rest. My sister celebrated her first Mother’s Day and I couldn’t be more proud of her and the little mommy she has become. Not to mention, the joy the newest addition adds to the family mix. I wanted to share these pictures and today seemed like the perfect time.

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*All photos by Mindy Rathe Photography.


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