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Summer Inspiration Board

Spending the day outside has got me thinking about my favorite summertime items. I was inspired to do a board that showcases my favorite things right now. I love doing inspiration boards because I am very visual and they help get my mojo flowing.

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*Charlotte Ronson “A Perfect Touch” rollerball fragrance $20
This new fragrance was inspired by endless beach days. With notes of fresh citrus, blossoming florals, vanilla, and creamy musk, this harkens back to the summers of my youth. Charlotte created this scent due to the all the feedback she had regarding her “A Perfect Mess” beach hair. Everyone loved the smell and now it’s captured in an easy-to-use rollerball.
Available at Sephora

*Watermelon Lemonade. I first had this beverage when the hubby and I were in Las Vegas. We had spent the day at the pool and decided to try this little Mexican restaurant in Mandalay Bay. It is really the most refreshing summertime drink I’ve ever had. Yummy!!

*Sun-kissed hair. I love the color of her hair (and she is adorable). It truly captures the essence of days spent in the sun, sand, and surf. Gorgeous!

MIDDLE
*Who wouldn’t love to spend the day laying in a hammock with their girlies? Sand between your toes, sun on your skin, listening to the surf. It would be absolute heaven.

*1960’s swimwear. And people think bikinis are scandalous now? This was quite risqué back in the day. It makes me think of a much simpler time. And vintage photos are always inspiring.

*Flip flop flower baskets. What a super cute and fun idea. I live in flips all summer long and this would be perfect in our backyard oasis.

BOTTOM:
*Chanel Orange Fizz nail varnish $27
Such a scrumptious color. It would be a great accent color to your tan fingers and toes.
Available at Nordstrom

*Top knots-the perfect summer accessory. I find myself sporting them more and more as the days get warmer. It’s much easier to relax on my lounge chair with a top knot. A ponytail just gets in the way!

*Free People “Ruffle Me Up” mesh tunic $88
I am dying over this retro-style tunic. The ruffled tiers are fabulous. This would be ideal as a beach cover-up or with a colorful slip under it. It’s one of my favorite pieces for summer.

Available at Free People

So, what inspires you this summer? I’d love to hear about any great products, recipes, or cute decorative pieces you may love.

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Inspiring Nail Art

It’s a gloomy day here in Minneapolis so I’ve been perusing Pinterest. I had no idea there was a whole new world of nail art out there! Wow, there are some super creative people doing super amazing things with their nails. I find it quite inspiring and interesting. I don’t think I have a steady enough hand to execute these designs, but they are really cool to look at.

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The colors are really fun and kind of psychedelic.

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Meow! Animal print is so hot.

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How clever is this? These nails would be a real conversation starter.

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These rainbows remind me of the tees we wore in the 1970’s.

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I love the colors. They are very spring-like.

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An interesting take on the french manicure. I really dig this look.

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Another version of the french manicure. Very glamorous!

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Kiwi-inspired nails.

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Love, love, love this!! It has such a summer-time feel and they are very well done.

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Very feminine.

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Zooey Deschanel wore tuxedo nails and they became all the rage.

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Watermelon delight.

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This would be a beautiful manicure for a wedding.

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Great idea, especially if you write or work with books.

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You really have to appreciate the attention to detail.

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Another one of my favorites. I may have to make a trip to a nail salon.

For more images and inspiration, please visit Pinterest

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