the effortless espadrille


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After buying these three pairs last summer, espadrilles quickly became my favorite summer shoe. This year, I added the black lace-up ones pictured above and these, which are really comfy, to my collection. Soludos is definitely the go to brand for espadrilles, but a lot of the styles above are on sale (all are between $18 – $35) and just as cute. I have my eye on the pink sandals. I love the slip on espadrilles for running around during the day and find myself wearing the lace-up ones with little summer dresses to church, or dinner or to the winery on girls night out. : ) Do you own a pair of espadrilles? What do you like to wear them with?


sweet treats and ice cream giveaway winner

ice creambowls | ice cream scoop | spoons | thank you cards 

art | towel | pencil box

notebook | spoons | sweatshirt

Is there anything more summer than ice cream? I’ll never forget the week I spent on Kiawah Island with my family. We had ice cream every night. We tried a different creamery each night. My favorite was called Beaches and Cream. :) Above, I rounded up a few gifts for the ice cream lovers in your life. A few of these would make a cute summer birthday gift and others would be perfect for a hostess gift.


Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the ice cream giveaway! I am excited to announce the winner! Remember, if you win, you get to choose a gift card to your favorite ice cream parlor. Email me at and don’t forget to include your address so I know where to send it. : ) Scroll down to find out if you won!

And the winner is…


@marci24611!!!!!!!! Congratulations Marci!!!! :D Happy National Ice Cream Day!!!!!! :*)

P.S. What’s your favorite flavor? I have two: black cherry and banana cream pie. : )

saved the best [summer dress] for last






Dress / Shoes (similar) / Wallet

With the temperature in the 80s and 90s this week, I’m planning on wearing all of my favorite summer dresses (like this one and this one) one more time before I put them away until next year. This dress was a recent purchase and I was hoping I would get the chance to wear it at least once before summer was over. My chance came last Sunday. I loved wearing this dress. The bright colors and pleated silhouette make it fun to wear. (Confession: I actually bought the dress in both colors – partly because I couldn’t decide which I liked better but also because I wasn’t sure what size I needed. I think my sister is glad I did though because she now owns this one:)).

endless love for summer style

endless love romantic

Urban Outfitters Sundress (second option / third option) / AEO Printed High Top Sneaker (sold out) / BaubleBar Pendant / AEO Floral Bun Wrap / Free People Demi Balconette Bra

Ever since I saw the movie Endless Love on Valentine’s Day I have been dreaming of replicating Jade Butterfield’s effortless summer style. I put together five different outfits that resemble her looks throughout the movie: romantic, flirty, pretty, playful, and casual. From Jade’s drop waist dresses to her grey Converse sneakers, everything she wears looks like she just threw it on on her way out the door (in a good way). It’s not quite time for summer dresses yet (at least not in Ohio) so when I visited my sister in Texas last month I took advantage of the warmer weather and paired my own pair of high tops and with a lace dress for a day of outdoor shopping. As you can tell, I am loving delicate jewelry right now. I like that you can layer a couple of bracelets and rings and the overall look still feels easy, simple, and carefree – exactly what summer should be.

endless love flirtyZara V-Neck Dress (second option) / Dorothy Perkins Ruffle Top / Dorothy Perkins Ruffle Bottoms / Kate Spade Necklace / Chuck Taylor in Natural White

endless love pretty

Free People Dress / Hollister Denim Jacket / Arc Bracelet / BaubleBar Initial Charm Bracelet / BaubleBar Heart Midi Ring / ASOS Branch Ring  / Chuck Taylor in Old Silver

endless love playful

Free People Sunset Romper (romper in movie, sold out) / BaubleBar ID Bracelet / Free People Lace Triangle Bra / Heart Chain RingChuck Taylor in Charcoal

endless love casualUrban Outfitters Dress / Hollister Denim Shirt / Keds x Madewell Floral Sneakers (sold out) / BaubleBar Infinity Band / Friendship Bracelet Watch