Beach Essentials


With summer in full swing, it’s time to go visit the beach! Funny story, went last week for a beach bbq and was in charge of bringing the grill. Turns out the only one I had was an old school charcoal grill we could not get to start, and ended up having to go to a friend’s place to cook instead. Anyways, I always bring the same essentials in my beach bag. For swimwear, stripes are very popular right now, as are floppy hats so I’ve linked some cute options below for you. Also, sunscreen is a must to protect yourself from UV rays so don’t forget that! I like to bring a good novel or notebook as well to pass the time.

Sunglasses: Setsclub | Marble Planner: Stil Classics

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Picks


The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public July 21st – August 6th this year. Here are some of my choices for great deals that you can shop from the comfort of your home!

What’s great about this sale is that instead of past inventory Nordstrom pushes out brand new Fall/Winter items that go back to full price after the sale. Many of these items sell out fast so be sure to pick them up while the offer stands!


Benefits of Collagen

collagen2Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in our bodies, and contributes to maintaining healthy, vibrant skin. It has many benefits, including revitalizing skin elasticity, boosting your metabolism and aiding digestion, as well as helping with bone and hair strength. In this post I am sharing a recipe for a skin-boosting antioxidant smoothie bowl, as well as the results of trying Vital Proteins collagen over the past few weeks.
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Coffee Shop Love

IMG_1839I love cute coffee shops. The ambiance makes them perfect places for relaxing with a book, doing work, or going on coffee dates with friends. Delicious drinks and pastries only make the experience better. Depending on what kind of activity you have in mind, some are more quiet and better suited to busy work, while others are bustling and full of energy.
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Stationary Affection

Chic and cute notebooks have always held a soft spot near my heart. As an English major I am constantly writing, be it light poetry or creative prose. Am I the only one that still finds it more satisfying to use physical pen and paper to jot down ideas with? If you have also amassed a collection of notebooks or want to start one, here are some ideas on different ways you can use them to be the most productive.
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