Beach Towels

I’m so excited for our beach-y week planned next week on Nantucket. Anytime I see a beach day coming on, I get excited, as time at the beach makes me really feel like summer is here!

As such, I’ve been looking for a new beach towel. I have one, but it’s looking a little ahem, ratty and faded. There are so many cute ones these day, I might have to spring for a new one!

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I normally make and bring a tumbler of ice coffee to the beach, but I was reading an article and stumbled upon a fun recipe to make Chai Iced Cubes! and it tickled my fancy.

This drinks looks like just the ticket to keeping me fresh and cool on the beach, I might have to whip up a batch and tell you how it goes!

Where do you find adorable beach towels? What sort of drinks do you bring to the beach to keep yourself cool?






Gingham Vest

Last weekend my best friend A and I went to the mall, officially looking for bathing suits for Maui. I had my mind on another piece of clothing that I wanted to try on to see if I loved it in person as much as I loved it online. I was thinking, no dreaming of a J.Crew vest that I had spied on their website a few days earlier. I usually like to look at my purchases online and consider them for a few days before making the purchase to make sure I will use it and love it.

We tried on a few things (ok, really we just tried on hats, see above photos) at Nordstroms before making our way over to J.Crew. I tried on the vest and promptly fell in love. I seem to love all things navy, and gingham, and this jacket had pockets! It was in short, the golden trifecta!


I took it home and am now thinking about naming it. Any suggestions?  Have you ever had a piece of clothing that you just had to have?



Thanksgiving and Black Friday

This year, our Thanksgiving dinner was a small group, tasty foods, and a perfect day. I’ve been staying for a few dayswith my parents and I finally ended my epic clothes hold-out, and started doing laundry. If you don’t remember, … Continue reading

J. Crew Bow Heels

I was browsing the J.Crew website, as I often do, and ran across these little beauties. It took all my willpower not to buy them immediately, but I may end up treating myself closer to Christmas.

I love everything about them: the ankle strap, the bow placement, and the closed toe cap! Surprisingly enough, I like them in both colors, black and pink, which is very dangerous.

I would wear the pink heels to work and brunches, and the black heels to parties and evenings out.

black bows

What do you think? Would you get them? Have you seen anything on the J.Crew website that has been calling your name?

Happy Monday!



Toggle-ing All Winter Long

Last year I saw the most beautiful toggle coat at J.Crew. It was a beautiful, but costly coat. I waited for it to go on sale, but it sold out before that happened.

This year, I am determined to get a toggle coat. One of my goals with buying new clothes is to diversify what I have in my closet. I hang my clothes in color order to see exactly what I have, so I don’t buy a 5th white collared shirt (like I did over the summer by accident).

I have been looking for a warm toggle coat, but I need to set aside some time to visit some stores and try these on before I can fall in love with one. But these are the ones currently on my list of coats I love.

Topshop at Nordstroms

Tweed at Macy’s

Teal at New Look

Duffle at Zara

Madison at Modcloth

How do you feel about toggle coats? Do you have any? Any of these colors you think would look beautiful on a blonde?

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! I know I can’t wait to sit back with and relax.



Pumpkin Spice Latte, J.Crew and Kate Spade

Welcome to Fall!

love that Starbucks has seasonal drinks. It gives me something to look forward to with the changing of seasons. I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte yesterday and while the weather is still quite warm, I enjoyed every last drop of it.

My first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season

My first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season

I found this article on the Levo League entertaining. Which drink do you usually order? Do you think their description fits you?

What Does Your Starbucks Drink Say About You? By the Levo League

What Does Your Starbucks Drink Say About You? By the Levo League

As a young teacher I walk the fine line of dressing professionally while still displaying my style. J.Crew and Kate Spade are two of my go to designers.

J.Crew has this delicious mix of clothing made in house, and designers that display their products under the J.Crew name creating a line with good variety in style and fabric. Currently I have my eye on the following pieces. How would you mix and match them? Which ones do you like?

I <3 J.Crew
Kate Spade has a very bold color scheme in most products.  I love her jewelry. I have an addiction to her bangles, if only because they have adorable sayings carved on the inside like a little message in a bottle.  I typically enjoy the upbeat style, but usually only as an accent piece, not the whole outfit.
All About Kate Spade
Which designers do you love? What pieces do you dream of snapping up? What is your favorite thing about fall?