• Hooks Creek Lake
    Fashion,  Life

    Hooks Creek Lake

    I’m generally not a lake person – mostly because I haven’t been to many. I’ve lived less than an hour from the beach my whole life so my summers have always been about going to the beach or hanging out at someone’s pool. A few weeks ago my friend and I were planning to spend the afternoon at a reservoir about 30 minutes away. I haven’t been to that reservoir in years. I used to go there to go fishing with my dad and brother when I was young. Anyway, before we headed out we saw a notification that the reservoir was at capacity and not accepting any more visitors…

  • Floral One-Piece
    Life,  Travel

    #fbf Poolside in Hong Kong

    Since it’s the first Friday of the school year and I’ve survived the first week I thought I’d do a flash back Friday post. Of course, I picked a #fbf from my vacation last month since apparently I’m already in need of a vacation! Swimsuit: Target I wrote about my little bit of pool time in Hong Kong at my hotel, Conrad Hong Kong, in my blog post (here). It’s been so disgustingly hot out the past few days that I wish I had a pool to jump in to! I can’t wait for fall weather to finally come around, but for now I’ll just look back at these photos…

  • Floral Co-Ord Set + Round Straw Bag
    Fashion,  Looks

    Floral Co-Ord Set

    I love the look of co-ord sets and I’d been wanting a set for a while. A lot of them are crop tops though and I wanted to find something with a top that was a little longer. This set is so cute and comfy. I love the light pink color and the floral print. The top is still a bit cropped, but it’s not nearly as short as the ones I usually see. The shorts have an elastic waistband and go up on the sides a bit. I wore them a little higher on the waist than usual just so they could meet the hem of the top a…

  • Royal Botanical Gardens - Flowers in Canoe

    Royal Botanical Garden

    If you caught my post earlier this week about my trip to Niagara Falls, then you know that was just a stop over on my way to Toronto to visit family. Visits with family usually consist of catching up and eating. But one afternoon that I was there for my long weekend away, I went to the Royal Botanical Gardens outside Toronto. As many of you know, I love flowers so a botanical garden is a great place for me to spend a few hours! The gardens were really nice and I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went because it is towards the end of the summer so I wasn’t…

  • Floral Deep V One-Piece Swimsuit
    Fashion,  Life,  Looks

    Beach Style: One-Pieces

    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe My post today is a look at my beach/pool style this year but I also want to talk about body image. This year I was all about the one-piece. It’s been a growing trend the past few summers, but this summer it really reached new levels of popularity. I used to hate one-pieces back in the day because they were seriously un-stylish. The only time I ever wore one-pieces was back when I was really little and didn’t care what I was wearing and the only times I wore them when I get…

  • Bradley Beach
    Fashion,  Life,  Looks

    Beach Days

    Happy Labor Day! This long weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. There are quite a few (okay, 3) “ends of summer” for me. I went back to work last week so that was pretty much the end of summer for me. The students start tomorrow with the official start of school so that’s another way to view the “end of summer”. And, of course, the season doesn’t officially end calendar wise until later on in the month. But I digress, Labor Day Weekend usually marks the end of summer so I thought I would round up my beach looks and some beach snaps (and 1 pool shot) to celebrate/mourn…

  • Life

    Summer Tag

    It’s officially the beginning of Labor Day Weekend/a three-day weekend! I know I’ve only been officially back to work for a few days, but this week has been so tiring so I’m welcoming this long weekend with open arms! Since Labor Day Weekend is basically the unofficial ending of summer I looked around the Internet for a summer tag and found one I liked. 1. What is the best part of summer time? The best part of summer is that I get to relax from an always stressful school year, sleep later than 5:30 am and spend more time with family and friends. Oh and go away on vacation! Not…

  • Fashion,  Looks

    Beach Style

    Last week I posted about beach hair and mentioned that I sadly had not yet been to the beach this summer even though I don’t live too far from the shore. Well I finally made it there and even included a shot from the beach in last week’s photo challenge! I wanted to share with you all my typical beach style. When I think about it, what I wear and bring with me to the beach is pretty consistent save for a few variables. I always wear to the beach: a swimsuit and a coverup Things I always bring: beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, hair tie, and a change of clothes.…

  • Photography

    Photo Challenge: Nighttime

    How exciting is it when a nighttime picture actually turns out good on your phone or camera? Sometimes you want to capture something at night and it just will not come out right leading to a lot of frustration.  Then other times the picture comes out so awesome that you want to jump for joy! So last Friday, The Daily Post, posted a nighttime photo challenge. I didn’t get a chance to get a nighttime picture this week. I wanted to try to get one last weekend because I was in upstate New York for the day and thought I could get a great nighttime bridge picture on the way home,…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Looks

    Tribal Print Romper//Crochet Trimmed Top

    I can’t believe it’s September…or that it’s Labor Day! I have a double feature OOTD for you all today. I could say it’s to celebrate the long weekend, but really it’s because I’m falling behind in my schedule of things I want to post!   Crop Sweater: by Take Out via Kohls Romper: Angie via Marshalls Earrings: Target Nails: Tangerine Crush by L’Oreal I wore this to dinner recently and it is so bright and summery. The elastic at the top was a little twisted, but was easily fixed. Face: Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Perfecting Primer (not pictured), Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation mixed with Wet n Wild Coverall Foundation, Neutrogena Mineral Powder, Bareminerals…