Bright colors are a must when summer rolls around, which is why I wore this gorgeous red linen embroidered maxi dress for a festive touch of red on the first day the temperatures hit 90 here on the East Coast. This dress from MERSEA is a beautiful blood orange red, inspired by travels to Italy and the Mediterranean Coast. It’s so comfortable, soft, easy to wear, and laid back that it just begs to be worn on a hot day poolside, while exploring a new city, or when visiting the beach of a farmer’s market.
White Tennis Dress for Spring
This spring, I’ve been wearing lots of white, even when working out. After my tennis lessons, I headed to a local flower shop to pick up these beautiful soft pink peonies, and I loved how easy it was to move from working out to running errands in this comfortable white tennis dress for spring. This time of year, I want to spend as much time as I can outside, enjoying the beautiful weather and doing as much as I can to have fun and enjoy our time living on the East Coast. I’m so thankful for all of the new adventures we’ve had since moving out here, and I hope the blog posts I have coming up this spring and summer inspire you to explore our corner of the world too!
Red Prada Backpack & White Eyelet Dress
Wearing a pop of bright color is such a great way to add interest and fun to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. It’s also a great way to mix up your wardrobe. Take the outfit I’m wearing below for example. This white, timeless eyelet dress could be worn with absolutely anything, which is part of the reason I bought it, and this red Prada backpack goes perfectly with it. Swap out the backpack for another colorful bag, bright shoes, or other eye-catching statement accessory and it’s an entirely new look. Rinse and repeat over and over again to give simple garments or pieces in heavy rotation a new lease on life!
Pink Floral Organic Cotton Blockprint Dress + Regenerative Leather Sneakers
I love pretty dresses, particularly when they’re pink with a floral print. It’s even better when they’re sustainably handmade of organic cotton! This Monsoon & Beyond Dress is precisely that. This soft, easy-to-wear dress with full sleeves and an asymmetrical scoop hem is something I wore on our recent visit to Atlanta, GA, during our tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I received many compliments on it, ranging from a Southern bell to a woodland fairy princess, the latter of which is essentially the best compliment I could have ever received!
Easton’s Beach in Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island, is one of my favorite places on the East Coast. It’s so beautiful, and there’s so much to do, plus it has some of the nicest beaches I’ve visited in New England. So, when my best friend came to visit last minute, we headed to my favorite beach to introduce her to the area! My favorite public beach to swim, relax, or read at is Easton’s Beach, also known as First Beach. Its beautiful white sand, clear blue water, and excellent public facilities make it the best spot to enjoy the beautiful weather.
The Prettiest Pearl Jewelry from Julie Vos
To me, jewelry isn’t just something I wear. It’s representative of my experiences, milestones, and landmarks. When I look in my jewelry box, I don’t see pieces of metal and precious stones. I see the necklace I wore on our wedding day, the bracelet I wore when we got engaged, the pairs of earrings I wore during our time in Japan, and the necklace I bought while shopping in Paris. That’s why I see every new piece of jewelry I add to my collection, like the prettiest pearl jewelry from Julie Vos, as future moments of good times!
How to Care for Pearls
I’ve always loved wearing pearl jewelry. Something about it is timeless, and it goes with everything from denim and a plain tee to a black tie evening gown. Worn by royalty and those living along the sea for millennia, pearls have an inherent value beyond the monetary, and their unique shape means no two are ever the same. Unlike diamond or other precious stone jewelry that require skillful cleaning and careful storage, when worn frequently, pearls are very simple to care for properly once you know how to do so. In this guide, I’ll share all of my tips for ensuring your pearl jewelry stays lustrous and bright for generations to come!
Cozy & Sophisticated Cotton Silk From Lunya
Whether I’m traveling or relaxing at home, I love to be comfortable. It’s important to me that what I wear feels good against my skin too. I used to endure itchy wool sweaters and scratchy, unlined brocade fabrics because they looked good, but a few years ago, I vowed to myself to never to wear anything uncomfortable again. That’s why when I spotted this gorgeous, cozy cotton silk pocket henley and cotton silk ribbed leggings from Lunya, one of my favorite loungewear brands, I immediately fell in love with it. It is unbelievably soft and silky. Made of organic cotton and sustainably sourced silk, so I know the fabric is good for my skin, my body, and my peace of mind.
Spring Essentials Volume 10
If I had to guess, blue and white is likely the color combination I wear the most often. It’s also the color scheme of our home. It’s so timeless, simple to mix and match, and it looks universally flattering on everyone. Once you begin building a blue-and-white wardrobe, you can be very selective about what you add to it and know that it’s all interchangeable. That’s why, when I pack for my travels, I typically bring blue and white clothing, as it’s so easy to make a mini capsule wardrobe from. Here is my Spring Essentials Volume 10. I hope they inspire your wardrobe for seasons to come!
Spring Essentials Volume 9
Pink and white will always be one of my favorite color combinations. I love how instantaneously putting on a bright pop of color can completely revitalize my mood and put a smile on my face. Nothing says “I’m ready to face the day” quite like a bold, beautiful outfit, which is why I’ve rounded up more of my essentials for spring from my favorite brands. I hope these picks from Spring Essentials Volume 9 inspire your spring wardrobe!
Summer Essentials Volume 5
High summer generally means I wear a lot of white pieces, and lots of breezy, gauzy linen pieces to beat the heat. It’s generally warmer here in Connecticut than it would be if we still lived in Michigan, so being cool and staying safe in the sun is more important to me than ever before. I hope Summer Essentials Volume 5 inspires you to pick out some new favorite pieces for warm weather, or to revisit some of your wardrobe favorites, and get out to enjoy the sunshine!