Friday Favorites: Give Me Summer!

fgsdg1. Loft Eyelet Dress – Head-to-toe white is SO in this season! This dress has a pinwheel eyelet sleeve detail and it’s 100% cotton. Pretty and comfy. Perfect for the hot summer days when you want to put little-to-no effort into your look or dress it up with some wedges for a backyard BBQ. This dress could take you so many places this summer. Just not a wedding, because it’s white.

2. Tan & Gold Slides – I am 110% in love with these slides.. And guess where they’re from.. Target!  I’ve been seeing a lot of this style around and I’m happy to find a sandal that’s appropriate to wear to the office that isn’t a wedge! They look somewhat similar to THESE from J. Crew, but if I’m being honest, I like the cheaper version better.

3. Blue Gingham Shirt – I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect navy and white gingham shirt that I can pair with white jeans/shorts for a dressed up look or a pair of denim cutoff’s and white Converse for a more casual look. Of course I should’ve known Vineyard Vines would have exactly what I’m looking for.  At a price.

4. Pink, Orange & Gold Necklace – How fun is this colorful necklace? Orange, pink and gold together just SCREAM warmth to me. Maybe if I put it on it the snow flurries will stop in Wisconsin? For $18, it’s worth a shot!

5. David Yurman Crossover Ring – Because I am who I am, I love this super, simple, yet pretty ring from David Yurman. I don’t own any of his pieces, but I sure love to gaze at them every so often. Someday, I’d like to make my wrist a home for one of THESE or THESE.



I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that summer is coming soon. But not so oddly enough, there are flurries outside. Snow. Flurries. Awesome sauce. Not.

But if you know me and you know me well, you know I’ll never let a little weather interfere with doing some online-window-shopping.

Do a few snow flurries got you down? Buy a new snow suit swimsuit cover-up! It seems logical. Right?

Fringed Swim Cover-Up

How cute is this black and white fringed cover-up? And less than $30? Yes please!

'Sweet Vida' Chiffon Slipdress

I love the idea of being able to throw a cover-up over my suit and still be able to run into places and still look put together or at least publicly decent. This Roxy cover-up and a scarf headband like this – would be perfect!

The idea of a maxi cover-up is great for a fashion forward gal. This one from Old Navy is totally speaking my love language. Use code ENJOY for 30% off today and tomorrow.

Batik Dot Terry Cover-Up

And if price were no object, you can bet this tunic would be in my beach bag.

Ikat Medallion Strapless Cover-Up

Or maybe this one too! Ok, definitely this one.


Oh heck, why not just add this one to the list as well.

And we all know what happens when you give a girl a cover-up, she’s going to need a new bag to go with it. Like this one, from Gap.

Now I’m just going to sit here and wait for this snow to disappear from the sky. Or book a one way ticket to Mexico.

We’re Parents… a puppy!

Ryan and I are proud and so happy to announce that we have become puppy parents!  Meet the newest member of our family, Cricket!



We kicked around the idea of getting a dog a few times but were never that serious about it. Until, yesterday, when I asked Ryan if he wanted to get a dog and he said, “yeah, as long as it’s ok with your Dad.” Just like that, no begging or bribes on my end. It’s like I was asking if he wanted to go get dinner. It was really that easy. And I’m definitely NOT complaining.

A girl I work with was sweet enough to think of asking us if we wanted a dog – she knew someone that knew someone and so forth. At first I wasn’t too keen on the idea, but after I saw a few pictures of her and I knew she was the last one of her litter, I just couldn’t say no. Her little, pink nose and all white paws pretty much sold me on the idea and I was going to do whatever I had to do to make her mine. Which ended up not being much, like I said earlier.

As soon as we held her, our hearts were mush. And how could they not be? Look at her!!


She is a Mini-Australian Shepherd and Beagle-Terrier mix and she has absolutely won over our hearts in the one night she has lived with us. She only whimpers when she wants to be held. Which is all the time. I’m figuring out that she loves to be held or touched or swaddled in a blanket at all times. Also, the girl can EAT! She chowed down so fast on her food this morning, I felt like I needed to give her another bowl! I think she could’ve ate the whole bag of her puppy chow if I would’ve let her. 

  I can assure this won’t be the last time you see her on the blog. She has pretty much cured my baby fever for now. We love her to pieces and are already enjoying this new adventure. That is until she chews up a pair of my shoes… ; )