Old Ann Taylor Top
Mom Made Bracelets, Thanks mom!
and of course my Kate Spade Watch

I love a classic striped top and this black and white one is at the top of my list.  The three quarter sleeves are great for day or night.

I still love striped tops; here are some of my current favorites.

Hope the week is going well.  Almost time for the weekend again!  I can't believe August is almost here.  Where is the summer going?
Have a good night!


Pillows of Summer


Pottery Barn Starfish Pillow- Old
Flip Flop Pillow
(I just looked at this website (Seaside Inspired) so many cute things!)

Decorative pillows are great for any room.  I have loved these great sayings to brighten up my beach living room. 

Pottery Barn has some of the best things for the home.  I am addicted to their catalog and website.  Right now, I don't "need" furniture or any of their great items, but I couldn't pass up on these stripe pillows.  Some of the colors are on sale!
All of these pillows paired so well with my green couch.

Tomorrow is Friday!  I hope you all have something to look forward to.  I am trying to get in a trip to the mall with my mom and hopefully some pool time.


Lightweight Love

I have a J.Crew problem, every time I walk in the store (either store or factory store) I leave with a bag in hand.  Are any of you the same way?

Pairing this new hoodie sweater from J.Crew Factory with white shorts has been great lately with the little cooler nights we were having.  It is perfect for the weekends and running errands.  I just love wearing shorts with long sleeve items and this sweater's colors of tan and white go together so well for summer.

I am loving the weight of it and so glad I grabbed it when I was in the store.  By the way, the perfect fit tank is the best tank ever!  It is great for under tunics and other tops.
Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!


Sorry for Missing

So Sorry for missing the last couple days (weeks).  Ahh! 

Life has been crazy!  I feel like there has been little to no time for my blog and I hate not keeping up with mine or reading/commenting on some of my favorites.
I was on vacation and then returned to the passing of my husband's grandfather to trying to buy a new house we were interested in.  I can't keep up!
After all the family events coming to an end and missing out on the house, my search continues and I am back to my normal routine.
Sometimes life gets in the middle of everything and it is hard to keep up.

We become so busy with our everyday lives and sometime it gets interrupted for more important things.
But with this post I am back!  Hope everyone is great and I can't wait to get caught up on some blog reading!


What is in the Beach Bag

Trina Turk Beach Towel
Monogrammed Hat
Book- That Night, Chevy Stevens

I am in love with this tote and the color options are endless.  It is perfect for the beach. You cannot go wrong with it.  
Now a day on the beach isn't complete without a great printed towel, a hat, and a good book.  

What is always in your beach bag?
Are you reading a good "beach read?"  Let me know I will need a new book soon.


Nothing Beats a Day at the Beach

Or in my case 5 days at the beach.  Sorry I have been missing on the blog lately, but I was on vacation.  It feels so good to say the word vacation. 

I can honestly say that the beach is where I belong.  In my college years during the summers I used to set alarms to get up and head to the pool or beach, now I set an alarm to head into work.  What is going on here? (I guess its a grown up thing)

So anyway, this past week I packed up my bags and headed to the beach.

Traveling over the Bay Bridge felt great, just to get over to the eastern shore was so exciting.

I was so ready to get to the beach (Ocean City) and put my feet in the sand.  Now Ocean City is not my normal beach trip, but right now anywhere is sand and sea works for me!

We walked the Ocean City, Md boardwalk one night.  That is one spot for great people watching!

But all I wanted to do was put my chair in the sand, relax and read my book.  Nothing is better!  Just to sit and do nothing felt so great.  No work, no problems.

But all good vacations seem to come to end, at least for now.  So when leaving OC, I drove up through Bethany Beach, Delaware.  Bethany is one of my favorite places, I spent 21 summers there growing up and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Bye totem pole, bye beach.

So with that I head back home and back over the bridge.

And now the hardest part was today.  Heading back to work on a Monday.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and had safe travels. I really can't get over the fact that it is July already.  Does anyone know where this summer is going and why so fast? And what do you all think about the larger pictures?