Earlier this month, we took our summer trip in the Hamptons with friends. It’s quite the understatement to say that I am OBSESSED with the Hamps! From the moment we left last summer, I could not wait to come back. Not only is it some of the prettiest scenery & real estate, but you have the beach, countless farmers markets, blooming sunflower fields, vineyards and the cutest little towns to just stroll the streets of. And, of course, I can’t discuss the Hamptons without a mention of Levain Bakery’s AMAZING cookies. If you’ve ever had one, you know just how serious they are! If you haven’t, PLEASE add them to your bucket list because they are an absolute MUST-TRY.
This summer was a little different – since we had Henry with us! We did a few staycaytions in the beginning of the summer to “practice” for this trip, but this was our first REAL family vacation as a family of three and Henry’s first flight (I’ll save that little story for another day). I thought it would be fun to give a little rundown of our trip and share some photos.
I have been looking for the PERFECT black bodysuit all freakin’ summer long. When did I finally find one? When I stopped looking and gave up hope, of course! While I was shopping for our Hamptons trip, I stumbled across my new favorite wardrobe staple at Bloomingdales. This particular off-the-shoulder ruffled black bodysuit by Aqua is flattering (hello new mama hips!), high quality and super versatile. I wanted something in black because 1. it’s my favorite color, obviously and 2. I wanted something that I could wear into fall since it’s warm hellish hot all year long here in South Florida. Keep on scrollin’ to see me take the perfect black bodysuit from day to date night.
It’s rare that you’ll find me in bright bold colors and busy patterns. I’m really more of a simple “neutrals” kinda woman and my wardrobe is 90% comprised of black, olive, ivory, denim and.. leopard. While I do have to admit that I love the occasional floral pattern, leopard is my most favorite print of choice – as far back as I can remember, too. In my mind, it goes with [almost] every color and remains timeless.
Since it seems like it has been raining here in South Florida NON-FREAKING-STOP (& that’s not an exaggeration) over the past few weeks, I can’t help but daydream about our upcoming summer vacations. Visions of wind-blown hair (mine & Henry’s ha!), swimsuits and our toes in the sand are clouding my mind lately and I think it’s safe to say I’m so excited to get outta town! While I know traveling with the babe in tow won’t be the most “relaxing” of vacations, I truly do love any excuse to travel and can’t wait for Henry to experience all of our new adventures.
When planning a vacation, I always do some shopping beforehand. A trip is the best excuse to spruce up my wardrobe and find a few pieces that will travel well and fit whichever destination is on the radar. Plus, planning a vacay is almost as exciting as the actual vacay – am I right?! From beachy accessories to lounge chair reading material, below are a few of my summer travel must-haves!
Happy National Dog Day! I’m a proud fur mama of two amazingly quirky Brussels Griffons and what better way to celebrate their unconditional companionship than with their very own holiday? Life for them is certainly about to change and they have no idea what’s coming! I’m so thankful for them giving me a little taste of motherhood before the real deal heads our way in just a couple of months.
In honor of National Dog Day & this warm (understatement) Florida summer, Carvel Ice Cream (everyone’s favorite maker of real milk ice cream cakes) is hosting a “Dog Days of Summer” Dog Wash tomorrow (Saturday), August 27th in Parkland! Join Carvel, and loads of cute clean puppies, for some free deliciously refreshing ice cream cake and a free bath for your furry friends.
When: August 27th from 12-3pm
Where: Barkland Dog Park in Parkland, FL — 9245 Ranch Road
What: FREE ice cream cake & dog wash
Throughout the day, you can upload photos of your squeaky clean pup to social media for the chance to win some tasty prizes, like a custom cake with an edible photo of your pup, by using the hashtag #CarvelDogDays. See you there!
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This post was sponsored by Carvel Ice Cream. As always, all opinions are my own.