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Summer Dreaming

The grass is green, the trees have leaves, and flowers are blooming. I am dreaming of summer and it is just around the corner. I cannot wait for beach time, going to the Farmer’s Market, and spending time on the water. I want sand between my toes and the sun on my face. Here are two outfits I’ve put together that scream summertime. I hope they inspire you to start planning your summer wardorbe.

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“TRIP TO THE FARMER’S MARKET”
~7 For Mankind Crop Josefina $225 available at Zappos
~Charles By Charles David Trove wedge sandal $59.95 available at DSW
~Farmer’s Market tote $45 available at J. Crew
~Michael by Michael Kors Oversized sunglasses $99 available at Nordstrom
~Sephora Collection Be You lip balm $12
~Sephora Collection Lacquer polish $7
Both available at Sephora
~Smocked Mexicalli top $24.94 available at Old Navy

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“EVENING STROLL ON THE BEACH”
~Destroyed Boyfit Denim Shortie $36.50
~Dolman Sweater $34.99
~Zig-Zag fedora $15.50
~Sam Edelman for AEO Braided Gladiator sandal $39.50
All available at American Eagle
~Panacea Candy Color Long Stone necklace $50
~Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri perfume $92
both available at Neiman Marcus
~Essie Go Overboard nail polish $8 available at Ulta

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What’s That Smell?

While getting ready to go out on New Year’s Eve, I inadvertently put on two fragrances. I didn’t really think anything of it until we were at dinner. I smelled the most delicious scent, and it wasn’t the food. I thought it had to be the shirt I had on. I hadn’t worn it in almost a year and thought maybe I had some mystery perfume on it. Nope, the shirt smelled like a shirt. Then I realized it was the mix of the perfumes I had put on earlier. It was like being at the beach with my husband. Floral, yet musky…and absolutely perfect!
The first in this ultimate combination was Kate Walsh’s Boyfriend. I have this in a pulse point oil so I had rolled it on my neck and wrists. This is a musky blend of vanilla, amber and jasmine blossoms. It’s meant to smell like your perfume mixed with your boyfriend’s cologne. It’s become my every day winter fragrance. It’s a very warm smell.

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Boyfriend by Kate Walsh $10-$65

The second in the duo is Jennifer Aniston. I have this in a spray so I spritzed myself all over. The debut fragrance by this style icon is a blend of citrus, rose water, jasmine, violet, lily, musk, amber, and sandalwood. It has many of the same notes as Boyfriend (perhaps that’s why they blended so well). It brings up memories of sunny days at the beach and warm summer nights. I love this in the summer.

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Jennifer Aniston $18-$70
Both available at Sephora

These two fragrances work so well together. I do believe this will be my new, custom blended scent. But remember, fragrances do smell different on everyone due to our individual body chemistry. I always recommend trying out a perfume first to see how it wears during the day. Sometimes they change on me and it ends up not smelling as good at the end of the day. Sephora will make you a sample of any fragrance they carry, so try first!

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Holiday Wish List

I thought it would be fun to do a holiday wish list. There are so many fun, amazing, cool things I would love to have. This is just a “wish” list (don’t worry mom-I don’t intend to purchase everything on this). Some items are practical and some are just outrageous, but they are all lovely items that have captured my attention. Enjoy!

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Puma Rudolf Dassler Rhythm Shine Ballerina Sneakers $85
These would be so comfy yet fashionable-very hard to find in a sneaker
available at Puma

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Bebe Zahara Metal Keychain $19
Love the glitz!
available at Bebe or Amazon

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Manolo Blahnik Swan Embellished Satin Pump $1295
Yes, these are Bella’s wedding shoes from “Breaking Dawn”. So very pretty…
available at Neiman Marcus

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Boyfriend Perfume by Kate Walsh $20-$60
This smells so good-just like mens cologne mixed with perfume.
available at Sephora

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Gabriela Artigas x Sincerely Jules Sterling Silver Knot Ring $72
One of my favorite bloggers, Sincerely Jules, teamed up with jewelry designer Artigas to create this adorable ring. It’s so delicate…
available at Sincerely, Jules

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Leather Pants
I love the edginess of these pants.

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Snood
Snoods are great for that little extra layer.
Both available at H&M

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The Beauty Book for Cancer by Darren Tieste $39.99
A beautiful coffee table book featuring photos of 120 celebs. All royalties go to Headrush, a brain cancer charity.
available at all major bookstores

And now, for the ultimate extravagance (and totally impractical)

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Christian Louboutin Alex Pump $4995
I know, these are so crazy, but I love them!! Suede and crystals with paw toes (lions and tigers and bears-oh my!).
available at Christian Louboutin

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Blake Lively rockin the Alex Pump

Everyone tell me-What’s on your holiday wish list?

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