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Maxi Dress by Mi Golondrina – A dinner party this past weekend served as the perfect opportunity to wear a beautiful long white dress I purchased a few months back from Mi Golondrina. If you are not familiar with Mi Golondrina, the Texas-based brand sells stunning dresses and tops that are all handmade and embroidered by artisans in Mexico.
Chic Beach Umbrella – We have tried to take full advantage of the few sunny days we have had in Maine and spent them at the beach with our Blue & White Patterned Beach Umbrella. How fun is the pattern and then the fringe detail on the edge?! We also use one of these plastic beach anchors to hold the umbrella up in the beach sand.
Bright Ideas Stationery — How beautiful is this stationery set made by Dempsey & Carroll in collaboration with Newport Lamp & Shade company? I love all the beautiful envelope liners.
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Personalized Tortoise i-Phone Case – I always love having a fun i-phone case and over the past few years I typically buy ones from The Daily Edited. However, this time around, I wanted to change it up – I found this cute option on Etsy that features a tortoise pattern and added two-letter personalization. (I also ordered this monogrammed air-pods case.)
Blue Floral Ballet Flats – I have been wearing my pair of Margaux x Schumacher ballet flats day in and day out. (You can see me wearing them here.) The shoe is part of a limited-edition collaboration between the shoe brand and iconic interiors brand – so be sure to grab a pair before they sell out for good.
Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan – There is nothing I love more than a closet that is full of both investment pieces and some great steals. So once you have ordered the Amazon dress, I highly suggest adding this Jenni Kayne cashmere sweater to your wishlist. I have had this cashmere sweater for over a year and it is without a doubt one of the most worn items in my closet – it has certainly been worth the investment.
*Another sweater I have been wearing non-stop is this cropped turtleneck style. (Sweaters are part of my regular wardrobe as of late, as it seems to be rainy and gray almost every day in Maine.)
8oz Plastic Squeeze Bottles – As you all know, my go-to cocktail is a margarita! These liquid storage bottles have been a game-changer for cocktail hour – as they allow us to always have all our ingredients on hand. I’ll squeeze a big batch of lime juice (we have this juicer) and make homemade simple syrup.
*Speaking of fresh juice and citrus, did you read my guest blog post over on The Traditional List where I shared my favorite summer citrus home decor and accessories.
Floral Smocked Dress from Amazon – For under $35, this dress is a no-brainer addition to any closet. I love the blue floral pattern and smocked detailing on the top. (*For me, the dress fits true to size, the smocking detail makes the dress flexible, so I think you could go up or down a size if needed.)