Friday, June 29, 2012

poolside look

This season I am loving the one-piece suit as you might have seen from this post a few weeks ago. I love everything about this look from the bright colors to the classic touches, making the outfit an A+ for beach or pool attire. 

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Friday inspirations

summer on the porch. drinking your arnolds and amys, of course.

greeting the sea.

in memory of nora ephron.

hey mama.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


When I was in Jr. High, I started playing golf. I joined my grade school's golf team as the only girl and had quite a challenge that fall learning how to swing a club while dealing with the jokes and nasty comments from the boys on the team. Nevertheless, I kept up the sport and continued to play the next year...and throughout high school. I was never the best golfer, but I loved playing the game. Even when I didn't make the team my senior year of high school, my golf clubs remained in the garage, bulldog head cover over my driver waiting for my next time on the tee-box. 
Throughout the years, my favorite golfing partner has been my Grandpa. He is the only person in my family who plays the game and we have tried to consistently play throughout the summers. He helped me love the sport; to truly ENJOY it. Instead of battling for pars, we play for "even 5s", we cheer over putts that finally sink (no matter how many tries), and always enjoy an after game handshake and pink lemonade. 
We play early in the mornings, watching the sun rise and trying to beat the heat in the hot and humid summer days. When we take family vacations up to Michigan, we always spend a couple of days on the golf course seeing views of Lake Charlevoix on the tee box; how many sports can create a setting so picturesque? 
Golf will always be an important to me because of the relationship I formed with my Grandpa throughout the years and the adversary that I overcame during the beginning part of my journey with the sport. 
I never realized how much character I gained from the game both on and off the course. 
I will forever hold dear the greatest game ever played.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

strawberry banana

How about:
 a gold room with an ivory couch "popped" with bright pink pillows
sipping a pina colada while lounging poolside on your pink towel
carrying around a collection of yellow and pink flowers, just because

ALSO, be sure to stop by Make Statements today to take a peak at my favorite style pieces for the summer!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Amy & Arnold

You might have seen my feature on lemonade as a perfect summer refreshment, a couple weeks ago. I am back for another ideal summer drink, this time the Arnold Palmer. Named after the golf legend, a delicious combination of lemonade and ice tea quenches anyone's taste buds and thirst during the hot afternoons. 

A switch to the recipe is an Amy Palmer which mixes PINK lemonade with iced tea. A little feminine touch  to your refreshment!

For a cocktail worthy drink...add a splash of vodka.


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Friday, June 22, 2012

color blocking

Happy summer Twirling Clare fans! 
The theme for this week's Friday's Fancies is Color Block and I am eager to share my outfit with you today. I found this beautiful Tibi dress that I would love to have in my closet, aren't the bright colors perfect for summer?? I provided several shoe options. The sandals on the left are flats, your classic T-strap and then a pair of Jack Rogers. The sandals on the right have a bit of a wedge; whatever your preference, there should be an option!

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Color Block

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Since joining tumblr, I want to keep up with sharing some of my favorite finds each Friday. I hope you don't mind the extra inspiration :)

red raspberries

the quirks in girls who are the most fun.

summer sun. beach, straw hat, and sand in your toes

i spy...a little risky business

Happy weekend, Toodles!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

show me the world

"Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God"
-Kurt Vonnegut

Congratulations to Sidda from the blog, siddathorton, who won the giveaway!!
A HUGE thank you to all who entered & participated. 


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

summer linen

Linen is perfect for the summer weather. I love wearing linen blouses, shorts, skirts, and name it, I'll be sporting it at some point during the next few months! 
The light weight fabric helps you stay cool, but also oozes classic and effortless style.
It wrinkles easily, so be sure you have an iron or steamer on hand.

Last day to enter my pearl earrings giveaway HERE.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

sea foam green

Be sure to enter my pearl earrings giveaway HERE.

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Also, I did a Fashion Fix featuring Cocktail Rings on Project Gadabout. Check it out HERE
Find the links to buy a ring for yourself on the Project Gadabout post!

Monday, June 18, 2012

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