Style you Sunday: Memorial Day Beach-bound

If the weather is right, one of the best paces to celebrate the official kick-off to summer is the beach.  I know Cape Cod's sands will be overflowing with tanning teens, parents running after their kids, and boogey-boarders this weekend (if our MA warm weather sticks around!).  

Here's a look for the beach, starting with a chic swimsuit (I am so into stripes right now). Don't forget a bright cover-up tunic, hat, shades, and sunscreen to shield the sun's rays.  A good book (def want to read The Carrie Diaries) and iPod plus friends, and you're on your way to being a beachy babe!

What will you be doing this Memorial Day? Are you heading to a Backyard BBQ or are you Beach-bound? Hope you are enjoying this long weekend! xo


Friday Faves

I never understood Trekkies, until I became a Lostie @ Alliecakes
Awesome pics from her Lost finale party!

Perfect outfit: Nail this summer switch @ Refinery 29
I def plan to create this look with my Old Navy army jacket.

Elephants @ Bon Bon Rose Girls (top) & sending postcards (bottom)
Amazing photos from these bloggers who went on Safari.  See some more unconventional elephants here.

Interiors: Paint it @ Down & Out Chic
So whimsical & fun!

Tristan Auer @ Desire to Inspire
I love the unique placements of candles in both these rooms.

DIY: knob bouquet by Simply Bloom @ 100 Layer Cake
So beautiful and different. 

P.S. I made home accessory @ P.S. I Made This
Fabulous!  Also seen here.

Ode to Coffee @ Elements of Style
Loving this art by Boston artist Susan Jane Belton.

Thoughts of cosy backyard @ Poppytalk

And on that note of a cosy backyard, have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone! Be sure to check out my 2nd Memorial Day look this Sunday. Whatever your plans this weekend, enjoy, spend some time in a backyard, and have fun! Welcome June!


SATC2: From movie to reality

It's here! Sex and the City 2 is out in theaters today!  The excitement began last summer when the 2nd movie was confirmed, and pictures of filming surfaced.  I ooohed over Charlotte's Louboutins, recreated Carrie's Halston look, and was inspired by Miranda's chic, mustard attire.  Now in celebration of the opening today, here are some ways to channel your inner Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Samantha.

"We made a deal ages, babies, doesn't matter, we're soulmates"

I am seeing the movie tomorrow night. Are you going to see SATC2 this weekend?

Group images via The Today Show


What I'm Wearing Wednesday

It was 80 degrees already driving to work this morning at 8am!  Here's what I am wearing:

What are you wearing?

PS: LOVED everything about last night's Gaga'd Glee!


Photos & finds from the Brooklyn Flea

While in New York City for Kyle's graduation, we made time to stop by my most favorite flea market- the Brooklyn Flea. For those that haven't been there, make this every-Saturday market a must on your to-do list next time you are in Brooklyn. From food to jewelry, vintage items of clothing, furniture, books, and more, I couldn't get enough!
colorful pillows

lots of vintage items

Kyle sifting through books

cowboy boots + dresses=fabulous

loved these

cannolis and prosciutto sandwiches being made on the spot

countless pairs of vintage earrings

While I resisted a bleached, vintage jean jacket, an Ungaro dress for $100, and countless necklaces, I did pick up a few things...
Vintage, woven clutch from Brooklyn Bug


3 sets of earrings

I already can't wait to go back :)


I'll see you in another life, brotha

"I hope someone does for you what you just did for me."

In a word, perfect.  I think the producers ended LOST so well and did it justice for us viewers and for the characters.  When they were all in the church coming together, it reminded me of the final Titanic scene, when Rose finally dies and joins everyone from the boat. In the end, what happened happened. Those who died on the island really died. Those who got off the island lived their lives (and we are left to imagine those lives), died, and were then all together in the end, as it should be.  

Now it's time to start from the beginning and watch it over again (which started over the weekend). 

What did you think of the LOST finale?  Also, I really liked the Target-Lost commercials!


Style you Sunday: Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

Every year Ms. Mac's family hosts a BBQ for Memorial Day.  With a pool in the backyard, great tunes, and her dad a wiz at the grill, it's always a fun day of tanning, eating, and hanging out with best friends.  

Here's a look for attending any backyard BBQ.  Start with an easy, summer dress, add flats and bring along some SPF lipstick and a cool pair of shades. Don't forget to show some American pride, and remember, it's the official kick off to summer!

Stay tuned next week for a beachy Memorial Day look!


Friday Faves & Award

Office inspiration @ Design for Mankind
Very cool decor idea.

Summer lovin' had me a blast... @ The Love List
Adore these fun Kate Spade ads.

Reader's home @ Desire to Inspire
How fab is this nook, in this San Fran pad?

Lego love @ Poppytalk
Legos in the most unexpected the link for more.

Sex and the City fashion @ Fashion's Maven
Katie counts down the top 10 Carrie looks- I couldn't agree more!

Ibiza retreat @ A Diary of Lovely
 I just love the ceiling flower...
Couldn't have said it better myself.

I also received this award from Krysten at After I Do. I have to answer these few questions...

What do you do when you're bored? Blog, surf the internet, watch TV, shop.

Are you an Autumn or a Spring? Tough bday is in the spring, but I LOVE fall- esp due to apple picking and the fall clothes.

Quick! You're stuck at an airport for hours, and the only options are crossword puzzles, or an old novel nobody's ever heard of. Which do you pick? Crossword.

Jane Austen or Emily Bronte? Jane Austen

Do you feel prepared for the five other questions coming your way? Ok....

Who’s your hero? My mom!
Favourite word? Delish (though my ex-bf used to say it wasn't really I word, and I know that, but I like it anyways!)

Are you one of those “checklist” people, or are you a “wing it and hope everything goes well” sort of person? Checklist- anyone who knows me can attest to this.

What phrase has stuck with you in your life? Treat others how you want to be treated.

If you were to choose between coffee and tea . . . which would you go with? Coffee.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!