Key West Adventures!

Summer is all about flowy sundresses, drippy ice-cream cones, and spontaneous adventures with friends. This weekend, one of my best friends, Lea, my mom, and I, made our way down to Key West!

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In the 15 years we’ve lived in Miami, we’d always talked about driving down there, but never actually made it until this point. Since Key West is about 3 hours away, we decided we’d leave early in the morning, and head home after sunset. Upon arrival, I instantaneously fell in love with the pastel color pallet of the island homes.

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We visited all of the highlights, of course including the Southernmost Point in the U.S. as well as the Hemingway house!

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Our adventurous and scorching hot day ended with some yummy ice-cream, and a beautiful sunset.

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For our exciting day, I decided on this comfy and cute poplin dress from Old Navy.Though I rarely shop at Old Navy, I couldn’t resist this fun print when I spotted it through the window! I added a tiny Dutch braid to the front of my hair to act as a natural headband, threw on some white sandals and was ready to go!

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What has been your favorite summer adventure so far? –PS

Dress: Old Navy (similar) / Shoes: B.O.C / Ring: Pandora

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Sweet Summer Surprises!

Sunday was the first day of summer which is of course, National Wear your Lilly Day! In honor of the third best day of the year (Christmas, Easter, my birthday.. Well it’s up there!) I decided to do a post all about my love of Lilly. I found out about Lilly Pulitzer a few years ago, and was automatically the brand’s, “Biggest Fan!” My, “First Impression,” of Lilly was that it was my very being personified into a clothing line. The bright colors and patterns bring so much joy into my life, and I can’t help but feel beautiful in them!

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There are few things in life more exciting than a new Lilly dress! While some people do crossword puzzles or play Sudoku, I keep my mind sharp by looking for cute hidden animals in all of the prints, and of course, trying to, “Find The Lilly.”

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Now onto this specific dress. If you know anything about the Lilly for Target colab, you know how quickly these items flew, and how so many people were selling items for triple their value online. This sweet shift in, “My Fans,” was an online exclusive that I thought had evaded me, since by the time I woke up at 6 am, everything in my size was sold out. I snagged a few pieces at my local Target, and was content with my finds. You can imagine my surprise when last week, about 2 months after Pink Sunday, my mom had this shift in a size 2 in pristine condition hanging on my closet!

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Before you ask, no, she didn’t pay a ridiculous amount of money for it. It was returned to Target by some wonderful lady who it didn’t work for! Thank you for returning it so that I could find my favorite piece from the line! So don’t give up if you haven’t found your dream item yet. There’s still hope! What was your favorite item from the Lilly For Target colab? -PS

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Dress: Lilly For Target / Shoes: Rockport / Necklace: Tiffany&Co. / Ring&Bracelet: Pandora

A Pink Dress, Pearls, and a Head Full of Curls!

You can’t go wrong with a pink dress, pearls, and a head full of curls! Most classical singers like to stick to conservative neutrals such as black and navy for performance; I however, am not most classical singers. I believe that there are lots of concert appropriate outfits that don’t squash your individual style!

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When I saw this darling hot pink Kate Spade dress, I could envision it working perfectly in a concert setting. Pairing it with a pearl necklace gave it an air of elegance, while the fun floral pumps gave it an exciting vibe. When I was given the opportunity to perform at the beautiful Bakehouse Art Complex, I knew that this was the perfect venue to debut this look! How do you shake up conventional clothing? -PS

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Dress : Kate Spade / Pearls: Macy’s / Shoes: DSW / Nails: Essie / Ring: Pandora / Earrings: Kohls

When Life Gives You Lemons!

Now everyone who knows me knows that I have a Southern soul, but the way I take my tea gives my Midwestern roots away every time: unsweet! We’ve all heard the expression, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Well I say, when life gives you lemons, put them in everything, including your iced tea, and of course, on this darling dress that my Grammie got me!

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A bright colorful dress always makes me see my glass as half full. Another thing that helps me stay focused on all of the sweet things in life, is a good freebie! Tomorrow, June 10th, is National Iced Tea Day, and to celebrate Teavana is giving away a glass of one of their yummy iced teas FREE! What’s your favorite way to drink iced tea? -PS

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Dress: Kohl’s / Shoes: B.O.C.  / Lipstick: Nars / Ring: Pandora

Monogrammed Madness!!

Every preppy girl knows that a monogram goes with just about anything, and I’m no exception! From clutches to jewelry and everything in between.

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One of my favorite pieces is my wide-brimmed Derby hat. In sunny South Florida, it’s so important to protect yourself from the sun, and this hat always saves the day! What’s your favorite monogrammed item? -PSDSC00643

Hat & clutch: Marley Lilly / Pink dress (similar) : Gap / White dress: Old Navy / Ring: Pandora