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June 24, 2016



Details: American Eagle Outfitters sleeveless knit tank | American Eagle Outfitters cut-off denim shorts, here| Born Kaileen sandals c/o J.Jill, here |

Well, I made it through my first week of work back from vacation and it really wasn’t half bad. I am, however, absolutely ready for a relaxing weekend by the beach and you can bet that I’ll be wearing my favorite cut-off denim shorts (I have two pairs of the same shorts). I honestly haven’t not worn them on a weekend this summer and I might even go back to the outlets while I’m in Westbrook and see if I can snag a THIRD pair, okay no that’s over the top. As you know, I am partial to neutrals so you can imagine that when I came across this sleeveless beige knit I couldn’t help but pile it on to my shopping arm. I’m pretty sure this top might be as much of a summer staple for me as these cutoffs. Now that I have my weekend wear in place, get me to the beach!



June 2, 2016


DSC_6379 copyeditedDSC_6345editedDSC_6342editedDSC_6354editedDSC_6398editedDSC_6406editedDetails: Bay Breeze open-stitch pullover c/o J.Jill, here | J.Crew linen shorts, similar here |

Every day I learn something new about myself. Recently, I’ve become more aware of how easily I let insignificant people get the best of me. It’s funny how that works. We spend a great deal of time thinking about what the negative people in our lives do or say to us than we do the ones who actually love and support us. I’ve (slowly but surely) begun to realize how much easier it is to let go of those insignificant people, because, well, they’re insignificant. Life is much less stressful and light when your focus is on the good. In fact, I’ve started to get back into my yoga routine and it’s amazing how much emotion I release on the mat; it’s liberating to cleanse my body both physically and mentally. It allows me to release any pent up stress, anger and frustration from my day so that I can make room for all of the good stuff. Often times, we don’t take the time we need to take care of ourselves in the way that we should. Maybe you’re due for a good hard cry or a belly aching laugh–just give yourself the opportunity to really feel things and give yourself a release. Whether it’s going for a 2-mile run or talking for 3 hours on the phone to your bestie who makes me you laugh every three minutes–give yourself that time to be in the moment. If yoga has taught me anything, it’s that the practice of being mindful, in all aspects of my life, can, in fact, change my life in more ways than one. While it takes a conscious effort to remain mindful, it’s a practice worth sticking to.

Now that I’ve shared a bit of a life lesson/vent session, let’s get on to the mindless outfit post–HAHA! If you’re in the market for a light breezy knit, let it be this Bay Breeze open-stitch pullover from J.Jill. I’m all about the light-weight beach knits and I love that I can don this over a bathing suit for a late-night walk on the beach, and also layer it over a sleeveless dress for those chilly summer nights by the water. I’ve been relying on J.Crew’s chinos for as long as I’ve been able to shop on my own, and I’ve had this pair of baby blues for about three years. They still look as perfect as they did the day I bought them–if I do say so myself.

Today’s take away: do yoga, cry or laugh it out and remember that insignificant people will always be just insignificant.



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