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4th of July

July 1, 2016


DSC_1575editedDSC_1583editedDSC_1584editedDSC_1576editedDSC_1615editedDSC_1618editedDSC_1621editedDSC_1567editedDetails: Garage Clothing red and white striped racer front/high neck cami, here | American Eagle white denim pants, similar here | Gold flats via Marshall’s, similar here |

I’m so ready for this holiday weekend! I love 4th of July weekend and unlike past years, I won’t be with my family,  instead, I will be down in PA with Josh’s fam. While I really love being at the beach with my family, I’m excited to spend some quality time with those I haven’t seen and I do enjoy lake life every once in a while. Let’s put it this way,  as long as I’m basking the sun or splashing in a body of water, I’m as happy as a clam. Last year, I went bold with my 4th of July look and sported a full-on American flag button down from Urban Western Wear (one that may have been perceived as obnoxious). However, this year, I decided to go with a somewhat subtle look. I recently picked up two of these racer front/ high neck camis and I absolutely love wearing them during these ever-so-frequent hot summer days.  Not only are they  flattering, but you can go braless without any issues. Sans bra is what summer is all about! As you can probably tell,  I’ve fallen in love with American Eagle’s Artist Crop white denim pants. They are the ideal length for my short stature and I love the cut-off fringe at the ankles–super on-trend! I think I may even have to purchase a second pair. Now, let me get back to packing! Enjoy this fabulous weekend with friends, family and hot dogs!




July 6, 2015


IMG_9806 editedIMG_9844 editedIMG_9840IMG_9760IMG_9784 2IMG_9700Details: Urban Western Wear American flag button down shirt, here | American eagle denim shorts, here | Jos. A Banks Traveler Tailored fit dress shirt, (similar here,) | Pacsun charcoal grey shorts, similar here | {Post inspired by FarFetch} | Photos by MATT BUCKSHOTS |

Unlike the typical Jersey girl, I spent my summers on the Connecticut shoreline. I always felt like that this was taboo, considering the New Jersey handbook states if you’re born and bred in New Jersey, ‘down the shore’ is the place you go for the summer; it just is. But as my ‘About Me’ describes I was born in New Jersey and raised by New Englanders, so that’s just where we went. I’m not complaining about my summers spent close to family and with great new friends, in fact I’m grateful for the people I’ve met and the times I’ve had. So every summer when I make my way up here for our family parties and long weekends, I get flashbacks of nights spent in the beach parking lot and days gorging on concession stand pizzas and rocket pops. It’s memories like these that make me want to go back in time and relive. This Fourth of July, was more or less the same; spent with family and friends by the beach enjoying great food and sharing some laughs. I wanted to capture the place where my fondest of summers were spent. In doing so, I decided to go bold with my 4th of July look and invested in this flag inspired button down, made casual with denim shorts and a white crochet top. It’s perfect for the beach— a true no fuss look with layers to combat the all too familiar New England chill. My boyfriend, Josh also went with a more lax look with his untucked Jos. A Banks red and white striped button down paired with charcoal grey shorts—summer ease at its finest.  I hope your weekend was as relaxing and as family-filled as mine was. Bring it on Monday!




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