Wishful Thinking

  1. Xirena Jules Top
  2. Mother Tomcat Roller Ankle Fray
  3. Jane Win Lucky Wishbone Necklace
  4. The Magic Canvas Hat Runs small size up made in USA.
  5. Anni Lu Beaded Bracelet
  6. Jane Win Love Heart Earrings
  7. Ancient Greek Melia Sandals

Update : The Spanx Wide Leg Pants I had on my blog a couple weeks ago came and I really like them. They are extremely flattering, comfy, and I love the leg length and width. They run true to size I ordered a small. Alo just dropped their Varsity tennis skirt I ordered it in two colors I will let you know how it fits. I’m so excited for my new Hill House dresses to come there are still some pieces left if you didn’t get a chance to shop it yesterday (Ellie in Mermaid Print, Nesli in Paisley, & Roxy in Red).

XX

Julie

Nap Dress News

The ever so popular Hill House Home is launching their new Mermaid Apparel Collection today at 12PM (EST). I plan on getting another Ellie Nap Dress in Raspberry along with a Navy Linen Akilah Nap Dress. I am also loving the Paz Skirt and Top Set (on my girls wish list in white), Roxy Nap Dress, and Nesli Nap Dress in Paisley. To shop the new Mermaid Collection click here it won’t last long!

Color Camp

  1. Tory Burch Sleeveless Tie Dress Gorgeous dress!
  2. Celine Cat Eye Sunglasses
  3. Janessa Leone Lynda Packable Bucket Hat
  4. Roxanne Assoulin Beaded Earrings
  5. Mansur Caprese Orange Slides

Summer camp jewelry is trending big time! Colorful beads and heishi shells are amongst the materials being used. I’ve selected some pieces below that I love!

  1. Anni Lu Big Nuanua Glass Beaded Bracelet & Necklace Above picture.
  2. Anni Lu Pink Puka Necklace
  3. Anni Lu Beach Pebble Earrings
  4. Anni Lu Rock and Sea Pearl Necklace
  5. The Roze Boutique Color Beaded & Pearl Necklace
  6. Roxanne Assoulin Donut Necklace
  7. Roxanne Assoulin Mini Half Pipe Hoop Earrings
  8. Roxanne Assoulin Love Bracelet Set
  9. Roxanne Assoulin Blue Evil Eye and Turquoise Bracelet
  10. The Roze Boutique Natural Shell Heishi Necklace

Nobu Cabo

I am just returning from a quick trip to Cabo. We stayed at the new Nobu hotel in Cabo San Lucas. The beautiful resort mixes Japanese minimalism with modern Mexican decor. The perfect blend of sophistication with laid back luxury. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and comfortable (beds were amazing!). The hotel has three large pools to choose from the Pacific Pool being our favorite with swim up cabanas. The overall service at the hotel was amazing with each room having their own personal ambassador. It was a great way to kick off Summer!

We had two amazing dinners, one at Manta (The Cape Hotel) and one at Cocina Del Mar (Esperanza Hotel). Lunch at Nobu’s Pacific Restaurant was delicious (the shrimp quesadillas were so good!). Now onto what I packed into my carry-on!

Packing List

Travel Outfit : Kule Top // Alex Mill Expedition Pant (best travel pant) // Espiritu Huarache Mules

Dresses : Lemlem x H&M Kaftan (first picture) // Mi Goldrina Dress (second picture) // Mille Clementine Red Dress (third picture) // Hill House Nap Dress // SZ Blockprint Dress (similar to mine)

Tops: Madewell White Cotton Gauze Top (Xirena look for less) // Everlane Button Down (size up to wear as a cover-up) // Doen Long Sleeve Top // Doen Shore Top

Short : AGOLDE Denim Parker Short

Bathing Suit : Summersalt Suit // J. Crew Leopard Suit (similar to mine)

Sandals : Calleen Cordero Eliza Sandals // APL Slides // Beatrice Valenzeula Slides

Accessories : Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag // Leatherology Crossbody Bucket Bag (lightweight great for travel) // Leatherology Personalized Travel Case // Leatherology Personalized Computer Case // Colorful Beaded Necklace // Turquoise Gumball Earrings

Have a great week everyone!

Venting

The cutout/vent is the latest trend to hit the dress world, side vents, back vents, and peek-a-boo cutouts are all included. See below for my Venting edit.

  1. ALC Alexandria Cotton Dress First picture.
  2. Mango Vent Dress 2nd picture also comes in yellow.
  3. Mango Cotton Vent Dress
  4. Farm Rio Double Scarves Midi
  5. Zimmermann Aliane Cutout Dress
  6. Johnathan Simkhai Alex Shirt Dress
  7. Staud Calypso Dress
  8. Rebecca Taylor Keyhole Dress
  9. Ulla Johnson Serafina Dress
  10. Karina Grimaldi Solana Dress
  11. Charo Ruiz Ibiza Linda Dress
  12. Zimmermann Mae Cut Out Dress

Summersalt

Last week I posted this bathing suit and said I would report back once I received it. It’s my first Summersalt suit and I absolutely love it! It’s comfortable, flattering, and reasonably priced. See below for my favorite Summersalt suits and cover-up’s.

  1. Ruffle Backflip Suit Above picture. Comes in 11 colors.
  2. Tie Oasis Suit Love the stripes and shoulder ties.
  3. The Side Stoke Suit
  4. Sara Foster String Bikini Top & Bottom

These suits look really cute with an oversized white button-down (as a cover-up) like this, this, & this. I am also loving crochet cover-ups like this, this, & this, and sarongs like this, this, & this.

Lady Like

  1. Alex Mill Jacques Stripe Pullover 100% cotton.
  2. Nili Lotan Florence Flare Jean
  3. Gucci Mini Ophidia Bag So cute..love!
  4. Essie Lady Like Nail Polish My new favorite polish color.
  5. Lizzie Fortunato Laguna Necklace
  6. Beatrice Valenzuela Sandals

My Top 10

I haven’t done a beauty post in awhile so I thought I would share my Top 10 Beauty Products. I am not a product junkie I like to keep my products down to a minimum to avoid clutter in the bathroom. My favorites listed below.

Sale AlertShopbop is taking an additional 25% off sale (with code Hello) . A couple things to check out below from Shopbop’s Hello Summer sale. The Great Trousers // College Sweatshirt // Zimmermann Strappy Sandal // ALC Myra Mini Dress // Xirena Lex Dress To shop the whole sale click here.

  1. Tarte BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer with SPF Clean product, great coverage, and gives you a glow. I wear Light Medium shade.
  2. Nars Concealer I wear Light 2 Vanilla shade.
  3. Ursa Major Face Wash & Ursa Major Tonic I love Ursa Major products because it’s made with clean ingredients and it’s affordable.
  4. Ursa Major Face Balm & Ursa Major Recovery Cream Face balm in the morning and recovery cream in the evening.
  5. Suntegrity 5 in 1 Tinted Moisturizing Face Screen I wear this when I’m playing tennis. I wear Light Shade.
  6. Neocurtis Lumiéme Eye Cream I use this every night.
  7. Marie Veronique Retinol Night Serum & Marie Veronique Vitamin C+E Serum Retinol at night and serum during the day.
  8. Juice Beauty CC Cream When I don’t feel like wearing make-up I moisturize and just put this on. I wear Desert Glow shade.
  9. Anastasia Soft Glam Palette My favorite eyeshadow palette.
  10. Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara I use all three colors (love the blue!)

PS – I learned a ton last year when I interviewed beauty guru Janna Mandell of Beauty Binge. You can check out the interview here.

XX

Julie

New at Crew

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I stopped by Playa Runway over the weekend. It’s a cute shopping area similar to Platform in Culver City. They have a Farmer’s Market on Saturday, and a cool market place called Free Market. Several chic boutiques and restaurants Alchemy Works, County Line Florals, Teressa Foglia, Loqui (love!), Jeni’s Ice Creams, and Bull & Butterfly (can’t wait to try!). Saturday evening we had dinner at Golden Bull in Santa Monica Canyon. The new patio strung with twinkle lights is a great addition to this casual and cozy neighborhood restaurant. Now onto all the cute new stuff that J. Crew has in store now.

  1. Relaxed Fit Linen Beach Sweater
  2. Tie Back Tiered Cotton Poplin Dress
  3. Tiered Cotton Voile Beach Dress
  4. Classic Washed Poplin Shirt Summer staple and I plan on wearing mine with denim shorts.
  5. Demi Boot Vintage Canvas Wash Great fitting cream jean.
  6. Carrie Forbes x J. Crew Sandal
  7. Carrie Forbes x J. Crew Jenna Bag
  8. Wide Brim Reversible Canvas Bucket Hat
  9. Block Print Smocked Poplin Dress Not pictured above but so cute!

You can check out all the new arrivals here.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole avocado
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor (with an open chute) run until smooth and creamy.
  2. With the processor running on low, slowly stream the olive oil through the chute until thoroughly combined.
  3. The dressing should be a beautiful green color and creamy consistency.
  4. Enjoy!

Havaianas x Farm Rio

Two popular Brazilian brands Farm Rio & Havaianas have come together for the cutest capsule collection! Check it out below.

Havaianas x Farm Rio

  1. Orange/Yellow Flip-flop First picture.
  2. Pink/Tomato Flip-flop Second picture.
  3. Green/Limes Flip-flop
  4. Black/Tropical Flip-flop

BTW – I’m loving this season’s Farm Rio dress collection which is full of vibrant, tropical, and happy prints. It goes with this Summer’s biggest trend “Joy Dressing” (check out WSJ article about “Joy Dressing“). After wearing sweats for the past year we want to wear clothing that makes us feel happy, and Farm Rio checks that box. A couple dresses I’m loving are this (below picture), this, & this.

Another cool collaboration to check out is Vans x Liberty of London. Liberty of London a century old brand known for beautiful floral prints has lent it’s signature fabric to the Old Skool Sneaker. You can check it out here.

Have a great day everyone!

XX

Julie

The Sun is Everywhere

Mango just launched their Summer 2021 collection The Sun Is Everywhere. This collection is serving up major flower power and 70’s vibes. The collection consists of colorful prints, crochet pieces, beautiful flowy dresses, and two piece sets. I’m loving it all! To see the whole collection click here. My selections below.

  1. Printed Cotton Maxi Dress First picture.
  2. Printed Cotton Shirt & Matching Short 2nd picture. Two piece sets are trending.
  3. Frill Cotton Floral Mini Dress Third picture.
  4. Frill Cotton Printed Maxi Dress Fourth picture.
  5. Floral Print Swimsuit
  6. Floral Printed Jumpsuit
  7. Handmade Crochet Top
  8. Floral Print Mini Skirt
  9. Fringed Crochet Bag

Net-a-Porter is having a BIG sale, I picked up a couple pairs of Mother Jeans (these, these, & these). Lots of other great deals including Veja’s, Vibi Venezia cashmere slippers, and this Ulla top. Check out all the sale here up to 50% off!

Trés Chic

Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That is looking Trés Chic in this season’s Sézane dress and top. It inspired me to head over to vintage inspired French brand Sézane (known for making quality affordable pieces) to check our their new arrivals. See what I found below.

My shopping cart update – Over the weekend I ordered a Summersalt Swimsuit, Spanx twill pants (had to try them based on the reviews), and Isabel Marant Lennyo Slides I got from the Nordstrom sale (the pop of color is fun!). I will keep you posted on the fit of the swimsuit and pants. Have a great week everyone.

  1. Estelle Dress above picture.
  2. Bertille Blouse & Niels Ecru Denim Shorts 2nd picture.
  3. Melia Blouse Organic Cotton Love the print.
  4. Mauranne Blouse Feminine short sleeve cotton blend blouse.
  5. Waves Shirt Short Sleeve Puff Sleeve
  6. Zarri Linen Midi Dress
  7. Nathan Navy/Ecru Flutter Short Sleeve Sweater

Black Bean Corn Salad

Black Bean Corn Salad

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Ingredients

  • 2 can black beans (washed & drained)
  • 1 English cucumber or 5 Persian cucumbers chopped small
  • 3 ears of fresh corn cut off the Cobb
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place the black beans, cucumber, corn, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Squeeze lime and add the juice to the bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar to the bowl.
  4. Pour olive oil over the salad ingredients.
  5. Season with salt & pepper.
  6. Toss all together. Add additional oil or lime if needed.
  7. Enjoy!

Pop of Pink

  1. Farm Rio Bright Forest Hill Top
  2. Mother High Waist Flare Jeans
  3. Ariel Gordon Heart Charm Earrings
  4. Quilted Koala Stripe Tote Bag
  5. Kerri Rosenthal Splatter Paint Bucket Hat
  6. Mark & Graham Personalized Playing Cards
  7. Agnes Baddoo Cross Sandals Made in LA.
  8. Summersalt Ruffle Backflip Bathing Suit Love! I like the pink/orange & black/white.