Summer Shades

It’s no secret I’m a fan of a statement pair of sunglasses. Why go with a plain pair when you can snazz up any outfit with a set of bold frames?!


Sunglasses from Forever21 and Buffalo Exchange

With summer here and days spent out in the sun now upon us, I thought I would round up a few pairs I’ve spotted recently that are officially on my must-have list.


I love the rounded silhouette of these frames and, of course, the bold pattern. And for only $10? There’s no reason not to add these to my summer rotation.


There’s something about this peachy pair of shades that screams summer to me! This style looks great on almost any face shape and the color jazzes up the plainest of beach attire. Plus, I’ve loved everything I’ve ever purchased from Madewell.


The vintage silhouette and unique pattern makes this pair a total show stopper. I can see wearing these with a silk head scarf as I make my way to the park for a summer picnic!



If you’re looking for more of an investment pair of sunglasses, I highly suggest Warby Parker. This pair is from their new Downing Summer collection which has chic options for both men and women! It’s also a great company to buy from as a portion from the sale of every pair is given to charity.


But if you’re just looking for a cheap pair to toss in your bag as you head to the beach, you can’t go wrong with Forever21!

The First Weekend Of Summer

This weekend was full of good food, friends, and sunshine. What’s not to love?

We kicked things off on Friday evening with dinner at Karl Strauss Brewery. We were joined by several of our work friends, their spouses, and their babies. When craft beer and delicious appetizers are involved, you know I’m a happy lady.



I cook brussels sprouts at home a lot. But this app inspired me to step up my game! These roasted sprouts were topped with a bit of feta cheese and a balsamic glaze. They were a great compliment to my glass of Red Trolley Ale.


Saturday morning was slightly stressful. I had to get my blood drawn, but only a couple labs in San Diego were open. The first one I went to wasn’t open, even though the website said otherwise, so I had to drive to another location half an hour away. After an hour-long wait I got the blood drawn. Needless to say, I was a little fried after that. But a trip to the farmers market made it all better!


I love this shirt Matt recently got! Very “Don Draper at a resort” type of vibe.

After perusing the stalls we opted for some sandwiches and wraps for lunch. The Lip Smacking Eats stand also made a delicious tropical lemonade! It really made me feel like summer is here.


I love how different the stalls are at the market near our place. One man sells various pickled veg and tapanades that remind me so much of the vendors in Paris. Another woman, who happened to be from London, had an entire stand filled with cakes and pastries. I couldn’t resist a peach cobbler scone. I controlled myself to one but after enjoying it later, I really wished I’d nabbed at least three!



Overalls are from Forever21, My hat is from Banana Republic, My glasses were thrifted, My shoes are Birkenstocks and my jacket is from TJMaxx.

These overalls definitely make me look like a five year old. Who cares?! They’re comfortable and I love them.


I really like the different textures and styles of succulents. I know they say you can’t kill these but I definitely killed the last one I had — I’ll stick to just buying pastries.


Another weekend, another trip to the dog beach! This is quickly becoming quite the tradition. We ended up going later this trip than we have previously but were still able to find great parking.


My shorts and sweater are from TJMaxx and my glasses are from Forever21.



Bart tried to make friends with this little chihuahua mix but that dog definitely wasn’t into it. Bless his heart.


We rounded out the weekend with a quick clean of the apartment, grocery run, mass, and a nice meal at home. I hope you all had a great weekend! Here’s to a productive Monday.

End Of Spring Style

There’s something about the transition between seasons that makes fashion exciting! You get to pick and choose items from the season you’re in and the one you’re heading towards — creating fresh looks with items you thought you were done with.

Today I wanted to share a few looks I’ve been wearing a lot recently as we say goodbye to spring and hello to summer.


Look #1

AEO Jeans | Express Trench Coat  | White Two Buckle Sandals

Look #2

Denim top Espadrilles (Similar) Skater Skirt (Similar)

Look # 3

T-Shirt Dress Denim Jacket (Similar) | Sandals Fringe Bag (Similar) 



BareMinerals Blemish Remedy “Clearly Porcelain” 

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush “Plum Wine” 

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette 

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder 

Burt’s Bees Lip Shine “Wink” 

 Have a great weekend!