go west…

I bought this handbag recently and have grown to adore it {even more so then when I purchased it}. I use it with the cross-body strap during the day and the short strap at night.It’s the absolute perfect color and size. I can’t wait to transition it into the fall as well!

{ikat on the inside}

{go west messenger, Francesca's Collection $48}

holiday weekend…

 4th of July and beach time favs

1. Patriotic Cookies, Cheryl’s $24.99

2. Gold Star, Seabags, $195 {hand-made created from recycled sails, this will last you forever}

3. Sun Hat, Forever 21, $12.80

4. Aviators, TOMS, $145 {a little pricey, but for a great cause! one for one movement for eyewear.}

5. Crochet Lace Maxi, Forever 21, $27.80

6. Swim Cover Up, Old Navy, $25.99

7. Teal & Coral Swimsuit, Alloy, $9.90 {for each piece}

8. Gold Flats, Old Navy, $19.94 {i have these and wear them ALL the time!}

beach bound manicure

I saw this manicure recently on cupcakes and cashmere and had to duplicate! Such a great look for the holiday weekend beach trip, with a simple touch of sparkle!

{inspiration from cupcakes and cashmere}

{urban outfitters polish, craft store glitter, Seche Vite top coat}

{lucky girl version}

urban finds…

{Urban Outfitters Skirt Sale $19.99}

I always browse the sale racks at Urban Outfitter’s and this time provided a great find! A coral skirt regularly $59.99. I paid only $19.99 in store! Can’t wait to wear with an off white lace tank!

*Also amazing sale t-shirts as well! The one below {truly, madly, deeplyonly $9.99! 

{most comfortable t-shirt EVER!}

problem solved…

Out of sight, out of mind? Ever find yourself not wearing your jewelry because it’s not displayed? These bottles will solve that problem! Makes bracelets and watches so easy to see and organized! Not to mention an attractive table top decoration! Have fresh flowers, stick them in the bottles too!

{these bottles were purchased from Old Time Pottery for under $6 total. any bottles will work, bring some bracelets with you to make sure they fit around. or order online at World Market or Specialty Bottles.}


I have been wanting a pair of sunglasses similar to the ones below, and came across a great version of them  for only $14! Definitely a great weekend find!

{inspiration; Karen Walker $180}

{weekend find; gae-tana's, New Orleans $14}

friday finds…

*Recent purchase from The Gap Outlet. I have been looking for something similar for a while, but glad I waited! They are packable, foldable and come with a travel bag. Best part they were on sale and  only cost $18.95! Check your local Gap or Gap Outlet for the City Flats!

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