Mauve Ruffle Tank!

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Good morning everyone!

Okay so this past weekend was a dream, the weather felt like fall and I could not get enough of it (insert dancing hands emoji). I was originally going to wear this tank with a little skirt but it was super windy so I opted for jeans…and I know what your thinking…white jeans again!? I can’t stop wearing them, they go with everything! I found this cute ruffle tank at H&M a few weeks back and loved the mauve colour with the ruffled details, and it came in a few other colours too!

On another note, Peter and I are headed back up north today for a week long trip this time! Im praying for nice weather while we’re there because lately they’ve been having a lot of bad storms, tornados even, ripping through the area. So fingers crossed we see none of that and only sun for the next 7 days 🙂

Do you guys have any exciting plans coming up!? Let me know in the comments.

Silky Wrap Top In Pointe Au Baril, Ontario!

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Happy August guys!

Peter and I are home from our little vacation and back on the work grind this morning. I planned for this post to go up on Monday but I wasn’t able to find any Wifi where we stayed, I even went into town to see if I could find any coffee shops or restaurants with Wifi but no such luck! We ended up in a very small cottage country town, with not much around besides a Home Hardware (that served ice cream!) and a Chip Wagon on the side of the road.

So today is the day I get to share this cute wrap top from Banana Republic that I picked up a couple weeks ago! I wore it to grab ice cream in “town” on Sunday afternoon and it was perfect. The weather was hot and windy so I’m glad I opted for a light weight sleeveless top, I also bought it in another pattern as well that I’ll be putting up on the blog soon. I love that they’re so easy to dress up or down, throw a blazer over it and wear with dress pants to an office, or pair with jeans like I did here for a lunch date or trip to the mall!

My Beach Bag Essentials!

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Peter and I are headed up north this Friday for a mini vacation, so as I was packing I thought I would share my beach bag essentials with you guys. I found a few new products earlier this summer that I’ve been loving so far and thought you might want to check them out as well. Also – since the #Nsale is still going strong I’m going to try and link as many of my favourite beach bag essentials that are currently included in the sale in the widgets below!

1. I’m sure everyones number one essentials are a bathing suit and towel. My bathing suit is a couple years old from Victorias Secret and my towel is a Home Sense find but I’m linking some cute sale options for you guys. When buying a beach towel I always try to find the biggest one around but also one that is not too thick, you want to extra room so it can double as a beach blanket but you want it on the thinner side so it dries fast! There’s nothing worse then a soaking wet towel when your at the beach!

2. Next up is UV protection: I’m currently using this sunscreen and this SPF lip balm to protect my skin. I have very fair skin and tend to burn easily so its deffinitly a must! I starting adding the lip balm into my routine last year when I was constantly getting really dry burnt lips after weekends in the sun and now I never have that problem!

3. I alway bring a book, magazine, floaties and some head phones to the beach to keep myself entertained. I just received this floatie from a brand and I’m packing it this weekend so I can lounge on it while floating around the lake. This book is what I’m currently reading and I’m packing it as well for when I’m tanning on the beach!

4. When I go to the beach I like to bring a simple inexpensive pair of flip flops that I don’t mind getting wet, sandy, and dirty. Every year before I go up north I usually stop in at Old Navy and pick up this pair of their all black foam flip flops, they aren’t the cutest but they are perfect for the beach and showers. The foam dries fast, wipes off like a breeze, and I get to save my cuter more expensive sandals from all the abuse!

5. A good pair of sunnies is a must at the beach, and again I like to bring a pair that isn’t so expensive incase they get scratched up in the sand, or lost(I’m the worst for losing sunglasses!). I currently have a BP. pair almost the same as this pair and love them because they are still cute and trendy but cost less then $20!

6. I don’t like the feeling of sand stuck to my skin after I’ve left beach so I always keep body wash, exfoliator (ironic, I know), moisturizer and aloe lotion in my beach bag. I’m loving the BABW ‘at the beach’ collection right now because it smells amazinggg and is super refreshing, but if you want to take advantage of some #Nsale deals I’ve linked a few other options below.

 

 

What are your must have essentials for the beach? Am I missing anything? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

Palm Print with Cotton Couture!

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Happy Friday Guys,

I hope everyone had a great week! Today I’m sharing a summery OOTD featuring this palm print off-the-shoulder top from Cotton Couture. I love how airy and light the material is, and the best part – it doesn’t wrinkle, so its great for travel! I went away a couple weekends ago and packed it to wear to dinner with a pair of white jeans, and when I pulled it out of my suitcase it was the best surprise that there was not one wrinkle in the material! Cotton Couture is a cute little online boutique based in the US with a good variety of trendy pieces at reasonable price points. They were nice enough to send me this turquoise choker as well and I’m obsessed, you’ll definitely be seeing it pop up in my Instagram feed sometime soon!

*If you check out their site and see anything you like, use code ‘MELISSA10‘ for 10% off your purchase.

On another note, Wednesday was my dads birthday so tonight we’re going bowling as a family – as per his request! He’s been wanting to go with all of us for a while, so we made sure to clear our schedules just for him. Other then that I’m taking it pretty easy this weekend and going to try and enjoy some time outside, maybe go for a hike on Saturday or something! Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear about them!

UPDATE:

Just a reminder the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today, and items will start selling out really fast! Everything will be restocked first thing this morning, so if your planning to purchase something from the sale make sure to place your orders while items are still in stock!