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Tropical Print

I don’t know about where you live, but here in NYC we’ve been experiencing a lot of thunderstorms lately. I kind of like drifting off to the sound of rain at night, but they’re not so fun when they’re surprise thunderstorms and you’re caught without your umbrella! I feel like the tropical print trend fits in really well with this weather- when it’s monsoon season in the tropics, the rains can stop and start suddenly without warning. There are so many variations on this theme and today I’m sharing a few of my favorite picks.

Tell me: How do you feel about tropical print? Would you wear it?

(tee, skirt, bikini, dress, sneakers, shorts, tank)

HM ring set It was inevitable. I knew I would succumb to the Fourth of July sales! When I got of the office early on Thursday, I was on the hunt for a pair of denim shorts. Those have been on my list for a while, since I gave away or donated all the pairs I used to own (they were either too short or too tight). I did score a pair of jeans shorts from Gap on double sale (final total = $14.99). I should have stopped there, but nooooo, I just had to pop into the H&M across the street. About 45 minutes later, I walked out with all the rings you see above! I’d wanted some more delicate rings and these sets from H&M were super affordable. I also picked up a pretty golden spiked necklace from H&M, along with a lacy black tee.

gold spike necklace

Other than shop, this weekend I…

- enjoyed drinks on the rooftop at Birreria.

- had a sleepover with a friend and talked about everything from books to bearded men.

- finished the fourth Harry Potter book (so. many. feelings).

- watched Victor and Victoria with my roommate (we loved it!).

- had a few friends over and enjoyed donuts and chicken that my friend brought all the way from Federal Donuts in Philly.

- watched the fourth Harry Potter movie.

Tell me: Did you guys shop any of the sales this weekend? How was your Fourth of July?

 

Picnic in the Park On Sunday I’m going to a picnic in Brooklyn Bridge Park. One of my friends is moving very soon to go to grad school, so she wanted to gather all of us one last time before she goes. I’m sad that she’s moving away, but happy for since she’s pursuing her goals.

If you’re like me and you’re subscribed to tons of shopping emails, you know that pretty much every store is having a sale right now (ok, that’s an exaggeration, but a lot of stores are). Money’s a little tight so I’m trying not to do any shopping, but how cute is this Zara dress? I need a new pair of black sandals and I like these strappy H&M sandals that mimic the straps on the dress.

I have been terrible at cooking at home for the last few months, but I like the look of this pasta salad and it would be an easy enough dish to make for a picnic. When the weather is nice I really enjoy reading outdoors. I like to bring a book to a picnic for that downtime after you’ve just stuffed your face and you’re too full to move around. I’ve been hearing lots of good buzz about The Vacationers by Emma Straub and well done to the book designers because the cover just screams ‘summer reading.’

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I may be back on Monday with a new haircut? We’ll see! 

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas Who’s excited for the Fourth of July next week? I’m still trying to figure out my plans, but as long as they involve a BBQ/potluck of some sort, I’ll be good. I’m most excited about having an extra day off work- I need a break! I love dressing to theme for any holiday, so today I thought it would be fun to pull together some patriotic pieces. You can go full red, white and blue with your outfit, or you could keep it subtle with just an Americana accessory. The best part? Most of these items are under $50 and everything is under $60!

Tell me: What do you have planned for the Fourth?

(starting at the top: Striped Ponte Dress, Straw Boater, Stars Print Midriff Shirt, Brass Star Earrings, Stripe Leather Pouch [30% off with code HISUMMER], Stars & Stripes Scarf, Classic Stripe Tee, Simple Tote in Flag Stripe, Star Muscle Tank, Vintage Cotton Tee in Stars [30% off with code HISUMMER], Americana Slip-On Sneaker, Pleated Stripe Short, Sailor Sweater in Stripe, Striped Sequin Dress, Pleated Star Chambray Skirt, American Flag Phone CaseAmericana Earring Set)