1. Traveling with Parkland Bags

    I can’t get over how this Summer has flown by and man we have really been on the go! We went to Marco Island, we did a staycation at the Ritz Key Biscayne, we lived in Aspen for the month of July and finally we are back home for the month of August. While I was looking forward to some downtown, since arriving back we been busy with summer camps, day trips, and whatever else has come up! It’s been a whirlwind to say the least!

    Whether it’s been a day trip or a long vacation, we somehow manage to pack a ton {I guess that’s what happens when you have kids!}, so new bags for the whole family were on my radar well before summer began. I ended up picking out a variety of Parkland Backpacks, Travel Bags, Computer and iPad Cases so we would be ready to rock, and they have really served us well. First of all, I love that they are super stylish and great quality. The kids love the bright and fun designs {and with various sizing options, the backpacks are perfect for kids of all ages}. Meanwhile, I am a recent backpack convert {especially for travel} because I have so much to carry that it’s definitely the most practical bag for traveling pregnant! My husband loves that the backpacks have a built in sleeve for your laptop, a water bottle pocket, and water resistant bottoms. And for carry-on or overnight trips we love the duffles {I even just packed mine as my hospital bag for when the baby comes!}. The prints are so so fun that the kids can’t wait to use their backpacks for school!

    Here’s a list of everything I picked out for us and the kids, because from back-to-school, to upcoming Fall and Holiday travel, to gifts, these are amazing ideas for the whole family!! Here is what we chose:

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively 

    Thank you to Parkland for partnering on this post.
  2. Crush on Blush

    Blush… seriously my favorite color this summer! And after glancing at this collage, can’t you see why?! From fashion finds {these furry heels are only $100 on Revolve and these Fringe Earrings are $48 on Bauble Bar!}, to home accessories {how cute is this Pottery Barn embroidered pillow}, to beauty products {I love this liquid blush from Nars for a no makeup day pre-gym, to evening glow!}, I had to share some of my faves today! Have fun shopping! Shop the post:

  3. Celebrating National Sunglasses Day with Maui Jim

    It’s National Sunglasses Day and there’s no better to celebrate than to host a pool party with my go-to shades for the summer in tow! I am loving my KEANAE Olive Tortoise Glasses by Maui Jim. They are perfect for everyday wear, working out {they are so light weight!}, and the tortoise goes with absolutely everything. They also come polarized to block out UVA and UVB rays {and come in prescription}! For today’s celebration, I invited some friends over for a little fun in the sun on my patio. Ice cold champagne, festive stemless champagne flutes, all served on a fab blue tray! For…

  4. Everything White

    Recently I shared my obsession with navy, but it’s about this time of year that my true love for anything white that shines through. Maybe it’s the start of summer entertaining, that has me itching for new cheese displays and cheese knives, or maybe it’s the long list of outdoor parties that have me on a buying frenzy for white dresses. Well, whatever it is, I love these fun white finds that keep me updated from date night to party hostess night. Here’s a glimpse at some of my latest purchases, and FYI, this fun dress is what I wore in my anniversary pic on instagam! I hope…

  5. Navy Obsession

    In anticipation of tomorrow’s post, I had to share my favorite new trend, NAVY!! Perfect for the nautical prep look, or equally as chic for a pair of heels! As for entertaining, it brings a freshness to the table. Today I chose some of my favorites… a fabulous carry-all striped woven tote {for the beach or as a weekender}, pom pom earrings {so much statement with one simple accessory!}, and floral dinnerware from the new Aerin collection from William Sonoma Home that I will be featuring tomorrow! Shop my navy favorite navy pieces below!

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