The Sun

It's been a grey and wet July, and I'm feeling robbed of my long summer days. I haven't had a beach day (or beach three hours) yet, nor have I gotten ice cream at 9 p.m. while enjoying the last glimmers of sunset while it's still warm out, or had a picnic at a winery, so I hope the sun returns soon. I hate feeling like I'm missing out on summer.

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Navy Off The Shoulder Top Banana Republic similar
Cream Button Fly Jeans Banana Republic
Woven Slide Sandals Marc Fisher
Bag Kamilah Willacy via ThredUP
Gold Hoops Vintage via Shopgoodwill.com
Coin Pendant Necklace Julie Vos
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color Couture Curator Essie

Borrowed

You may have noticed I've been enjoying styling some designer bags lately, which has been a perk of working at Marijane Boutique. Of course I'm sad they aren't mine, but maybe having them in close proximity will prove to be the motivation I need to actually start saving for one of my own.

This Juliette Jake crocodile wrap clutch made the rounds with the celebrities back in it's heyday of 2010. I love the shape and it's a great size for the essentials, though the wrap design doesn't make for easy access.

I hadn't planned my outfit around it, since this was the first time I'd laid eyes on it, but it seemed like the perfect clutch for my leopard slip dress, which I'd gotten on clearance from Joie at the end of last summer.

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Leopard Slip Dress Joie
Woven Slide Sandals Marc Fisher
Crocodile Clutch Juliette Jake via Marijane Boutique
Hoop Earrings Vintage similar
Bracelet TJMaxx similar

Bounce

I recently learned about a an amazing organization, 4-CT, which was created in March of 2020 when a group of philanthropists and volunteers sought to fill unmet needs of Connecticut residents being disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

With the goal of rapidly and effectively delivering relief, 4-CT aligned with the state government to fill in gaps where federal and government aid was lacking. This lead to the creation of the 4-CT Card program, a way to provide direct cash assistance via prepaid cards to individuals and families facing financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By partnering with select community based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers across the State, 4-CT was able to utilize their knowledge and expertise to get the cash assistance to those in the most need.

Even now that we are over a year into the pandemic and for many of us, life is starting to feel normal again, there are still many people in Connecticut facing hardships as a direct result of the pandemic. Help CT Bounce Back this summer by participating in their #4CTBounceBack campaign with a $25 donation to 4-CT.org!


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Double Gauze Dress Rebecca Taylor
Espadrille Sandals Isa Tapia
Round Raffia Bag Sun 'n Sand similar
Rattan Earrings Loft similar
Sunglasses H&M similar
Gold Crossiant Ring Etsy

Summer Uniform

Little white dresses and basket bags are the sum of my summer essentials. Though I thought I might try out some statement earrings and embrace having my hair pulled back more, which, in the summer, is where I want it.


It's Mid June and I'm already worried that the summer is going to go by too fast. I know, no sense in worring.

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White Wrap Dress Nordstrom similar
Raffia Heels "March" Dune London
Raffia Half Moon Bag Mango similar
Raffia Earrings J.Crew
Charm Necklace c/o Grand Avenue
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Midi Stackable Diamond Ring c/o AUrate New York
Cat Eye Sunglasses H&M similar

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! It was such a rainy and cold weekend, I didn't leave the house, and barely got dressed. It felt very much like being back in lockdown, and how readily I accepted putting on my loungewear and doing nothing should probably be considered a bad sign.

I've been trying to be good and not shop too much this weekend, but it seems possible I'll cave in the 11th hour. You know how that goes. Thus far I've just ordered a white belt bag from Coach. I actually liked the factory version better, but it's sold out and everyone on Poshmark is asking crazy prices.

Aside from that, I have been on a Poshmark kick again, ordering a Lucky Brand dress that I tried on in TJMaxx in 2019 and didn't buy then, but suddenly decided I needed now? Hopefully it still looks as cute as it did then! As well as a light floaty Theory dress, a white Coach backpack, and a cream Theory leather jacket.

Sometimes I actually think I'm being good with my shopping until I take a moment to stop and think about it!


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Lace Puff Sleeve Blouse Adiva via TJMaxx similar
Straight Leg Jeans Ann Taylor similar
White Block Heel Sandals Kenneth Cole Reaction via TJMaxx similar
Straw Basket Bag TJMaxx similar
Blue and White Silk Scarf Lillian Vernon via eBay
Pearl Hoop Earrings c/o Mejuri similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Signet Ring Sashi
Nail Color "Pre-Show Jitters" Essie

Spring Magic

It's no secret I love spring, the two main reasons being; one: my birthday, and two: blossoms. 

 

I still haven't made it to D.C. to see the cherry blossoms there, but even here in Connecticut we've got our beautiful spots; Wooster Square in New Haven has yet to disappoint. The blossoms always come and go in a flash, and this year their peak weekend was doomed to get rained out, so I hustled to get there before the inclement weather arrived. So did everyone else, and the park was packed at golden hour.


Spot was visiting, so he came along too, though he was far more interested in sniffing than taking photos. I swapped out his retractable leash for a jeweled one - don't tell his mom!


Few things are quite as magical as pink flowers and the glow of the setting sun. Even if it only happens but once a year.


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Sage Green Sweater Banana Republic
White Wide Leg Jeans Banana Republic
Sandals Seychelles via TJMaxx
Vintage Japanese Picnic Bag eBay
Link Earrings with Pearl Drop South Moon Under
Bold Cherry Blossom Necklace c/o Rellery
Sunglasses "State Street" Ray-Ban
Dog Spot