But First Barre.... and Coffee

But First Barre.... and Coffee

Oh Monday you dirty bird, we meet again! But at least we have a long holiday weekend on the horizon. For now, cheers to all the coffee!


Today is our 7th wedding anniversary, and even though I can't believe that 7 years have already gone by since our big day I can definitely tell when looking at our wedding pictures. I can already see how out dated they are by photography style, hair and makeup styles, etc... but I must say, I rocked the smokey eye before it became a thing.

It's been a while since I've shared some wedding pics here, so I thought I'd leave a few from my favorite day which was only a few months before we picked up and left everything and everyone we've ever known in Connecticut, and started a new life here in the sunshine state. Hands down the best decision we ever made, life is just better here.





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I also wanted to rave about these lace up leggings that are less than $13! I had a hard time choosing from all the fun colors, and may need to make another order and scoop up more especially at that price! 

Leggings - SweatyRocks | Tank - Simply Workout | Flip Flops {similar} - Tory Burch | Watch and Sunnies - Kate Spade | Necklace - Kendra Scott




*This tank is sold out, but you can find similar options at Simply Workout here*






Don't forget to enter my SOAK sandals giveaway to win a pair of these fun beach, pool, or lake sandals for all the upcoming summer fun. You can enter here - good luck!

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Joining Biana for Weekending

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

Summer Favorites

Summer Favorites

Happy Friday! I couldn't be more excited that summer is officially here, and I'll most likely be found in the pool or at the beach for the foreseeable future every weekend.

1. Since I live outside this time of year, practicing safe sun is super important. I've been applying Supergoop's new whipped sunscreen mousse while floating around the pool. It's been a nice change from the sprays which I felt wound up more in the air than on my skin.

Sunscreen - Supergoop!



2.  I live in or by the water for at least half the year here in the sunshine state, so a good pair of sandals that can also get wet are key. Not only are my new SOAK sandals pretty in shimmering gold, but they are comfortable, eco friendly, water proof, and recyclable. This green fashionista approves!

My readers will enjoy a 15% off discount when purchasing a pair of these waterproof sandals with code GREEN15. Happy Shopping!




I'm excited to be giving away a free pair of the SOAK sandals. They come in a variety of fun colors and combinations, and are perfect for a trip to the pool, beach, or lake house.



3.
I finally scooped up these Valentino dupes that I've been swooning over all summer. They're not only back in stock, but are on a major sale and are now less than $27! Be prepared to see these studded beauties a lot in upcoming outfit posts.
Heels {40% off} - Betseyville

4. I was excited to be chosen for Influenster's Revitalift challenge. I'm really starting to notice wrinkles and fine lines around my eyes and mouth especially when smiling, so I'm always in the market to try something new that'll help reduce the aging process. They sent me a complimentary jar of L'Oreal Revitalift, and I've been using it as my daily moisturizer the past few days. It smells great, and my skin is brighter each morning. I'll definitely report back with my thoughts after using it for a few more weeks as well as before and after pictures.

Revitalift Moisturizer - L'Oreal


5. It takes me forever to get through books these days, but I finally finished The American Heiress which promised to help with my Downton Abbey withdrawals. It started off a little slow for me, but I'm so glad I gave it a second chance because then it was a page turner. It was wrapped up rather quickly in the end, but now I'm just hoping it'll be made into a movie. The last thing Hollywood needs is another remake or sequel.


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Linking up today with April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

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Summer Whites

Summer Whites

Happy first day of summer! To officially kick it off, I'm sharing one of my favorite looks for the season ~ summer whites. Granted, I rock the all white look year round regardless of the silly and outdated Labor Day rule, but there's just something so fresh and airy about summer whites.

Top {old} - Old Navy | Shorts {20% off w/ Cartwheel App} - Target | Shoes {30% off} - Adidas | Sunnies {similar} - Marc Jacobs | Necklace - Gift | Watch - Kate Spade | Double Ring - Kendra Scott












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Light and Sweet

Light and Sweet

I actually prefer my coffee without sugar and a splash of skim milk, but I couldn't resist the fun title. I've scooped up a few pairs of the classic J. Crew chino shorts, and they are the perfect balance of light and sweet - or cozy chic.

Top - MinkPink | Shorts - J. Crew | Shoes {similar here and here}- Soludos | Necklace - Rocksbox | Sunnies and Bangles - Kate Spade | Double Ring - Kendra Scott | Lipstick in Fuchsia Pink - YSL










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Muir Woods and Sausalito

Muir Woods and Sausalito

Last, but certainly not least in my San Francisco and wine country recaps is from our last full day which we spent crossing the Golden Gate Bridge again (yay!) going to Muir Woods and the picturesque town of Sausalito.


Due to the shaded wooded area at Muir Woods, and the bright sun in Sausalito most of pictures are either too dark or too bright. And you know what? That's ok. As I mentioned when we returned from our trip here, I have stopped caring about the unattainable which is the perfectly staged photo, and am just enjoying those around me and living in the moment which is absolutely freeing.


Dress {similar and here and here} - Socialite | Shoes - Adidas | Sunnies - Le Specs | Bag - Deux Lux | Watch - Kate Spade | Necklace - Kendra Scott

*The redwood trees were absolutely stunning in person*






I kept taking deep breaths, because the air was so fresh and so clean (so fresh and so clean clean - you're welcome for that song in your head now). Pictures, especially my dark and shaded ones will never do this place justice. Absolutely amazing!



Next up, we went into Sausalito for the afternoon where we enjoyed brunch at Barrel House Tavern which boasted amazing views of the water and the San Francisco skyline.





*Blurry, but one of my favs*


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1st night in San Francisco and travel style recap here.

Day 2 in San Francisco touring Alcatraz, the Painted Ladies, and the Top of the Mark recap here

Day 3 in Sonoma and Napa Valley recap here