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White Lace

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Dress: For Love & Lemons (love this, and thissimilar)/ Heels: Steve Madden / Clutch: Marni (similar)
Earrings: Samantha Wills at T. Madison / Hair comb: L. Erickson

I was in Brooklyn for a few days with one of my besties, Meagan, as my travel partner. The excuse was to attend a blogging awards event, I was a finalist for a Golden Link Award for Best Influencer Monetization. It was a formal event and I always love an excuse to buy a new dress!

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After a full day of hanging out in the city we got ready and I wanted to capture the special occasion right in Brooklyn with photographer Fernando Ceballos! These darling homes were around the corner from our hotel, Bond and State Street.

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When I thought about how I wanted to style my hair I thought about the movie in The Life of Adeline.

I loved the scene when Adeline attends a formal dinner meeting her future love and her hair was swept to the side with a comb. I searched high and low for the right look and found this rose comb which comes in several colors. It’s so easy to style it and stays put all night!
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I was obsessed with finding a red clutch and stumbled upon this studded clutch by Marni and it was just the right size! My pearl ring is by Rebecca Minkoff and it’s one of my favorites (also may need to get this one).

I found the perfect white polish for summer – and I’m a fan of the almond shaped nail. I’ve been steadily growing my nails out so I could shape them just for this event and now I’ll try to maintain them for as long as I can. Typing can be a little harder but I think it’s worth it! Off to celebrate!
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 Photography by Fernando Ceballos.

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Winner of the Summer Ready giveaway is Marylee.

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Back from New York and I can’t wait to share what I did there. I’m currently battling a sinus infection/cold and it feels like my head is about to fall off my body – not fun.

Meanwhile since I’d typically be sleeping all sweaty from being sick, the Chilipad Cube is a life saver for this sickness and the Arizona summer. It is a temperature cooling/heating system and I tell every Arizonan (or hot sleeper) that it’s worth every penny. I joke my life is constantly like I’m going through menopause and the Chilipad allows me and the hubby to sleep like teenager through the night!

This summer hat really is perfect, large brim for the pool, it looks like you’re on vacation. I love Cuyana’s product, so elegantly simple.

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I also invested in new sunnies for summer. I had forgot to put them in my bag and I asked Benjamin to grab them from my desk and he came out with a handful of sunglass cases asking, “How many sunglasses do you have?” But you know, sunglasses can really make an outfit or look!

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Do you own a round towel for summer? It’s the most instagrammable towel in so many different prints. I bought one early spring, because it was just too adorable. Buy this leather strap and it’ll be easier to carry your towel from the beach to the car, or your pool.

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If only I had a real coconut like I had in Thailand! This can bring me back to that moment and that time I completely biffed it on before taking photos (but my  coconut was somehow not harmed and still balanced on my hand!). This coconut chiller is under $8 on Amazon.com and I’ve seen it at CVS. There is also a cute pineapple chiller which I also own because – pineapples!
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I think a white dress is staple, this one from TOPSHOP.

I bought a new white dress from Nasty Gal for next month’s San Diego beach wedding – the bride wants all her guests to wear white! I thought I had one and my girlfriends made a joke that I already took a photo in it so I had to get a new one. So true!

It’s lace and I got an email notification it came back in stock so I had to buy it!

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Speaking of, right now Nasty Gal is having an EXTRA 40% off sale items now through Tuesday, July 5.

Get a new cute outfit or two – for summer! I love sale on sales!

Photography by Dream Photography Studio

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