Sand & Sun

This summer is turning to out to be one of the best I’ve had in quite a few years (minus the unemployment, obviously). I’ve been super busy and having a lot of fun. Next week I’m heading to the itty bitty island of Fogo for my aunt and uncle’s 40th wedding anniversary. I’m really looking forward to being surrounded by family, meeting new people, and partying it up with my cousin and her friends. I’m also looking forward to heading to Fogo’s gorgeous beach. And since I don’t get much beach time, at all, I may have went a little overboard dreaming of things I would own if I lived in a place where I could visit the beach on the reg.

Therapy Thursday - Beach Bags

If there’s one thing you should know about me if we are going anywhere together, its that I like to over pack. I’m a girl who needs options. Getting ready to head to the beach is no different. I don’t want to have to use the same bag every day. What we’ll be doing when we get there, how long we’ll be there, or if we will be making other stops besides the beach, all have to be taken into consideration. If we’re going all day, I’ll need a bigger bag so that I can take a few snacks, magazines, frisbees, etc. And if we’re going to do a little shopping, I’ll want a smaller bag so I don’t have to carry around a large tote.

If I’m heading to the beach a few days in a row, I need more than one towel. Obviously its nice to switch things up. But mostly, that thing is gonna get dirty and sweaty, and the thought of using one a second day without washing it, is kinda nasty. And we all know that I’m not big on doing laundry any more often than absolutely necessary. And if they all rolled up as neat and tidy as the Roxy, that would be fantastic.

Much like towels, there are hygienic reasons why more than one suit is a definite plus for beach goers. But if we’re being honest, I’m mostly for having lots of options, cause suits are still fashion. And I like to look good. And I don’t want the beach hotties to see me in the same thing over and over. That would just suck.

What would you take to the beach?

Link up and share the things you’d love to splurge on for the beach, your closet, your house…

Maxi-mum Style. Maxi-mum Comfort.

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I’m anxiously awaiting some continuous good weather. And with warm weather comes shorts, and tanks, and wonderful dresses. I took me a while to come around to the maxi dress trend. But I should have tried one on sooner, because they are wonderful. Stylish and comfortable, two features that rarely go together in fashion. I only have one maxi dress in my closet, and I can’t wait to add a few more.
one. I love this one because its bright and playful. And of course I’m a huge fan of the chevron pattern. Its adorable, and could be worn to the beach or to dinner.
two. I’ve always been a fan of black and white stripes. And this dress has a wonderful casual feel to it.
three. I’m super into the mostly solid top and patterned skirt. Its a nice contrast. And this one has a less casual feel about it.
four. This one makes me swoon, the colors, the chevron. I want it.
five. I really like the look of a belted maxi. It takes the outfit up a notch. Casual yet refined is a look I can really get behind.

What would you splurge on this week? Grab a button and link up below.


Therapy Thursday Graduation Edition

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Next Friday is my graduation, and for some crazy reason I completely forgot that I’ll be needing an cute outfit to wear. Usually I’m dying for an excuse to buy new clothes.

One and Two. I’m hoping to go for a sophisticated look and either of these dresses would be a great piece to start with.

Three. This clutch would work with either dress because of its classic color and shape.

Four. These anchor earrings are adorable and understated. They would go great with an updo.

Five. If I go with a black dress a statement necklace would be a great way to add a punch of color.

Six. Loving this bow bangle. Its too cute.

Seven. These booties add some height and a little “somethin somethin.” They could go with either dress.

Eight. Love the classic look of these peep toes and the color is very summery. They would look great with a black dress.

Nine. Shoes are a great way to add a punch of color to an outfit. Red shoes would look fantastic with a black dress.

Ten. These earrings would go great with either dress no matter what hairstyle I choose.


“Give A Girl the Right Shoes, and She Can Conquer the World.”

Marilyn Monroe was one smart lady. But how is a girl to know what shoes are the right ones? I’d hate to think I owned the wrong pair. For that reason I like to err on the side of caution, and buy a lot of them.

Therapy Thursday - Shoe Edition

A great pair of shoes can take an outfit to a whole new level. They’re the best accessory. I’m loving the above styles right now.

One. I’ve been wanting a pair of metal toed shoes. I love the color of these. They’d be a great way to add a pop of color with a little bit of sophisticated edge.

Two. I’ve wanted this exact pair of Michael Antonio’s for a few years. I love that they have just a little bit of edge to them.

Three. I want to own a pair of shoes in every color. No joke. I don’t own purple yet. And I love the shade of these. They’ve got a real “wow” factor.

Four. These are adorable. And are so sophisticated and classy. A great way to dress up an outfit. Love.

Five. I love high heel boots. I’ve got a few pairs, but of course they’re black. Sometimes brown would be better though.

Six. Color Blocking at its finest. I’m loving the neon and grey combo. Perfect for summer.

Seven. I ‘ve never been able to walk in wedges. Its time to learn. And these are cute enough to motivate me.

Eight. I wear my Bobs more often than I’d like to admit. If I’m going to be dressing casual, it may as well be cute casual right? Hot pink Toms would fit the bill.

Nine & Ten. I was unsure of this style of sandal for a while. Some that I’ve seen have looked a little too old ladyish for my liking. But these are great cause of the bright colors. I chose two different pairs of these because of the different heel heights and strap sizes.

What would you buy for Therapy Thursday? Link up and share your dream splurges.



It’s Therapy Thursday!

When I lived in Alberta my friend Megan and I loved to shop together. Especially when we were in less than stellar moods. It was our therapy. Boy troubles = shop. Work trouble = shop. Friend trouble = shop. “That time” = shop with chocolate in hand. We called our retail therapy “buying happies.”

If I could buy myself a Happy right now (or 10 Happies in this case) and money was no object, I’d buy allll of this.
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One. Kate Spade iPad sleeve. Isn’t it gorgeous. And the quote definitely applies to me. Love it. And will own it.
Two. Jack Daniels tank. Because its a little country. A little rock and roll. And a little bad ass.
Three. Lilly Pulitzer wine glasses. They’re adorable and acrylic. So I can get sloshed with cute glasses that I don’t have to worry about breaking.
Four. Jennifer Lopez wedges. I seen these in a tealish color at Kohl’s when I was in Maine last summer. Really regretting not buying them since Kohl’s doesn’t ship to Canada,
Five. Toms ballet flats. They’re cute and stylish. And One for One. Need I say more?
Six. Maxi skirt. It just looks soooo comfortable. And on trend. A rare find in fashion.
Seven. Self tanner. I’m so pale I’m surprised I don’t glow under black lights. And tanning beds just aren’t the healthiest way to go.
Eight. Adidas camo leggings. I’m kinda on a camo kick. And since metabolism has recently stopped being my friend I need to start exercising. And I’d like to look cute doing it.
Nine. Lulu Lemon sports bra. Because sports bras should be a little sexy.
Ten. Cowboy boots. I’ve been wanting a pair for a while. And a funky color seems the way to go. 
What would you splurge on? Link up below.


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