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Summer Hats Under $100.

It is no secret that I am obsessed with hats, especially straw ones for summertime. Joe just said to me the other day "I think you need a new hat because in all your blog posts you wear the same one." Ha! His comment actually inspired me to start looking for another hat to add to my collection. I think for my birthday (which is just 10 days away, July 5th!) I am going to treat myself to this beautiful hat from Cuyana. I think it will pair perfectly with summer dresses and other casual looks. Above are a few other affordable hats that I have my eye on and you can shop them down below. Let me know which one is your fave!

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*photos are not my own.

Amelia Island.

I had been begging Joe to take me to Amelia Island for weeks now ever since I read Gal Meets Glam's post about it here. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous (sunny and 90 out!) so we decided that it would be the perfect day to make the hour long trip down to Florida. Amelia Island is absolutely adorable with blocks upon blocks of little shops, cafes and historic buildings. Our first stop was Amelia Island Coffee where I got an iced latte with homemade caramel syrup and Joe got an iced Americano- a must have on such a hot day. With iced coffees in hand, we made our way in and out of a few antique shops and then we stopped for a sweet treat at Fantastic Fudge (we got chocolate-peanut butter fudge to share and it was scrumptious!). After exploring downtown, we made our way over to the beach for a little R&R. I wore this darling off the shoulder dress from Romwe along with this engraved bar necklace from Wrapped In Happiness. (It has Joseph's name on it- how adorable!?) Dainty gold necklaces like this are my favorite because you can wear them with just about everything- a definite must have in your collection! 

All in all it was a perfect afternoon spent at Amelia Island and I can't wait to go back again soon.

Dress c/o | Necklace c/o | Sunglasses c/o | Bow c/o | Similar Hat | Similar Sandals

Other dresses I am loving from Romwe: this embroidered one, this scalloped one and this denim one.

Easy Ways To Make Your Home Pinterest Worthy.

Today I wanted to share a few of my tips, tricks and just general things that I do in my own home to make it look and feel more "Pinterest worthy." 

~ Declutter countertops and table tops. Ex: That toothpaste and hair straightener sitting on the bathroom counter? Store them in a drawer or medicine cabinet. Same thing goes for all that mail, homework, etc. that gets piled up on the dining room/kitchen table. 

~ Place kitchen and bathroom soap in glass or ceramic dispensers, rather than displaying the usual plastic dispenser with branding written on it. *I find all of my soap dispensers for a reasonable price at Home Goods and TJ Maxx.

~ Organize closets and place clothes on matching velvet hangers. *Again, you can find these at Home Goods for a steal.

~ Display an array of pretty books on your coffee table. *I like to look on Anthropolgie for inspiration and then I search for the book on Amazon and I can usually get it for half the price! I love this one, this one and this one.

~ Make your bed every single day. (It's amazing at how much this one simple step can really improve the look of your room!)

~ In the pantry, place dry goods and cereals in matching plastic containers such as these.

~ Always have a fresh bouquet of flowers in your home. (or fake flowers/plants if you don't have a green thumb like me ha!)

~ Display extra throw blankets in baskets such as this one or this one.

~ Dispose of mismatched towels in the bathroom and treat yourself to some fresh, matching ones. My husband and I have all white towels and hand towels in our bathroom and I love it- it feels like a spa.

~ Clean Clean Clean! I like to follow this chart for daily, weekly and monthly cleaning. A clean home is a happy home :)

~  Spruce up your couch with some pretty throw pillows. I love this floral printed one, this round velvet one and this polka dot one. *Also, make sure to give your couch cushions a good fluff every now and then to keep them looking spiffy.

~  Along the same line of decluttering, tidy up your dresser or vanity and only display a few pretty items such as a few perfumes or a glass jar filled with makeup brushes. Store all the rest of your makeup, body lotions and sprays neatly in a cabinet or drawer. Less is more!

*all photos are not my own.

Coffee & Croissants.

Yesterday morning Joe and I woke up early and made our way over to the Market at Sea Island for a little coffee and croissant fix. I absolutely love the market. Inside you can find a deli, a coffee shop and bakery, and a cute gift shop that's filled with cookbooks, wine and other little treasures. After browsing around the shop, we ordered iced lattes and a plain croissant and then we headed out to the patio area to enjoy the treats in the morning sun while birds chirped all around us. The black and white striped umbrellas and lush green atmosphere make me feel as though I am on vacation in Italy somewhere - totally not complaining ;) I wore this polka dot off the shoulder dress (that is incredibly comfortable!!) along with a neck scarf and my infamous straw hat for the day. Neck scarves are totally my thing right now and I'm sure you will see them on my blog all summer long! 

Dress c/o | Scarf | Similar Hat | Similar Sandals

Sunshine on St Simons Island.

After a whole week straight of thunderstorms and grey skies, the sun finally made its appearance this afternoon and I could not have been happier. Joseph and I wanted to soak up as many rays as we could, so we headed over to St Simons for a little afternoon stroll. I wore this dainty embroidered top from Romwe along with some cotton shorts for a simple but sweet look. Oh how I love the sunshine. 

Top c/o | Shorts | Sunglasses c/o | Similar Hat

What's In My Beach Bag?

It still hasn't fully sunk in yet that I live just a few miles away from the beach- it's so crazy because when I lived in PA I had to drive over three hours to see the ocean! With lots and lots of trips to the beach lately, I have become an expert at what it is I really need to pack in my beach bag... so I thought I would share the details with you all!

One:  A cute coverup such as this blush pink romper from Tobi. (I love this because it slips easily over swimsuits to wear to the beach and is also appropriate to wear if you want to stop in somewhere for lunch while out and about.)

Two:  A sun hat such as this one, this one or this one.

Three:  Huge sunnies. This pair I have pictured is from Romwe and they are super affordable!!

Four:  Cute beach shoes. Espadrilles from Soludos are my go-to for the beach.

Five:  Earbuds and a book for entertainment.

Six:  A tumbler for water and a snack such as a granola bar, animal crackers etc. (nothing that will melt!)

Seven:  Lip balm and sunscreen are a must! I am obsessed with Glossier's The Balm Dotcom right now.

Eight:  Beach towel. I have a round one like this one and love it for laying out.

Nine:  Swimsuit, of course! There are so many cute swimsuits out there right now such as this light pink one, this striped one or this floral one from SheIn. (the one I have pictured here is an oldie but goodie from Abercrombie.)

Currently Loving: Embroidery

Ever since this beautiful floral tank (pictured above) made its way into my closet, I haven't been able to get enough of all things embroidered. Lucky for me, embroidery is super in this summer so there are lots of goodies to choose from. Take a look down below to see some embroidered pieces that I am currently crushing on. (they are all under $25!!)

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