Happy Graduation!

Wishing my “little” brother a very happy college graduation!  Smarty pants is graduating cum laude…and even though I just graduated last year, it is making me feel old.

Welcome to the real world, C!  Congratulations and good luck!

Me and the brother at my graduation last year.

A Summer Hat Trick

I will be spending a week at the beach in South Carolina this summer with one of my best friends. With my fair Irish skin, I will need all the sun protection I can get. Along with my SPF 50 this summer, I want to add a fun hat to the mix this summer. Chic and retro.

Whirling Plaid Sunhat
The plaid makes it oh-so-preppy.

Pins and Needles Crochet Straw Floppy
The scalloped edges make it look like lace, but the straw makes it perfect for the beach!

Summer Straw Hat

It is simple. You can’t go wrong with it.

Off the Shoulder

From just looking at the dresses at the Golden Globes, you can see that shoulders are all the rage right now. One shoulder. Shoulder embellishments.
Get inspired by the latest trend for your own wedding.

Chiffon and Organza Dune Gown

The asymmetrical straps and the flowers cascading down the one shoulder embrace the trend in a simple way on this dress. This light and airy dress would be perfect for a wedding in an exotic beach location!

Alfred Angelo
A sleek look for that elegant, chic, no frills wedding.

Jim Hjelm Occasions
Don’t think you can work that shoulder look yourself? Have your bridesmaids do it! I have worn a Jim Hjelm dress before and it was super comfortable. This tea-length dress with the floral sleeve would be great for a spring wedding.