This summer has been extremely busy, but I’ve managed to take advantage of any free moments by spending quality time with friends and family (without any electronic devices clutched in hand), reading (now absorbed by Gone Girl) and taking care of myself physically and mentally by getting out on hikes and taking tennis lessons. Here are a few of the little things I have enjoyed lately.
Lemon lime margarita salt shakers (from a pottery store) any my favorite vintage dish make for a summer-y cocktail bar centerpiece.
I put this succulent planter together a year ago (DIY here) and admire its growth and pretty hues (read: wonder how I haven’t killed the plants yet!) when I sit out on our patio in the warm evenings.
These nude leather ballet flats (via Banana Republic) go with everything. They are comfy, perfect for a grassy graduation (congrats to my little sister on finishing college) and flattering in a shade that nearly perfectly matches my skin tone.
A few rhinestones (and all-temperature glue via glue gun) jazz up an ordinary wine glass.
Veggie enchiladas (black bean, corn and chili) and chicken enchiladas (chicken, chili and cheese) and a Mexican-inspired fruit salad were perfect for hosting a game night with friends.
Sadly, we only have a few more days left in paradise. I am soaking up the last few rays of Hawaii sun and beautiful scenery while I can. I can’t wait to share some photos from the trip once I’m back.
These were taken before we left for vacation. This swing dress is feminine and fun with its pretty mint color, A-line cut and full skirt. I combined the 50s ladylike style with beach-y accessories and pops of red/hot pink. The straw fedora has been one of my go-to Hawaii staples.
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! xx
Swing dress: H&M, satin heels: vintage Azzedine Alaia, belt: S.Y.L.K. boutique (Century City and Vegas), hat: F21, clutch: American Apparel in stone, bracelets: Banana Republic (leaves, love this one), vintage (triple stand) and Sheila Fajl (thin bangles), gold studs: H&M.
Despite menacing gray clouds covering the sky, the weather was pretty nice this weekend with almost no rain. I wore this comfy, boyish look for running around in my neighborhood. My mom and I got a jump start on holiday shopping (I know, scary!) fueled by a lovely lunch in between stops. The pearl earrings, vintage cocktail ring and pink nails kept the look feminine. I plan to wear this again for a night out with a glitzy or brightly colored sweater and high heels – an instant transition ideal for post-work cocktails.
Cashmere sweater: Banana Republic, denim shirt: Gap, pants: Urban Outfitters, shoes: Steve Madden, earrings: H&M, handmade bracelets: from my sister and bff, antique ring: newly gifted from my grandmother, nails: OPI.