six smiles.

July is quickly coming to a close, and August promises to bring more summer fun with it.  Summer is my favorite season and I try to soak up every ray of sun and fun I can.  This week a friend told me I was a great “Summer Mom.”  I laughed, knowing that I don’t like to venture too far in the winter – cold weather is not my thing.  Summer’s my time to shine!   Here are 6 things that brought a smile to my face this week:

~ balloons flying high over a friend’s 4oth birthday party~

~ Sunday morning sticky buns from Flour Bakery at Fort Point Channel, Boston~

~Sea salt soap from Lula’s Pantry, a shop filled with little luxuries on the waterfront in Rockport.  Exfoliates, heals, and smells like the ocean. Bliss.~ get it here.

~THE BEST BAND-AIDs for healing my skin after I survived a really bad mosquito attack on my ankles and feet~

~An unexpected nighttime tweet from a friend – because we were working together the next morning. Priceless.~

~ an intricately beaded clutch by Megan Park that arrived on my doorstep via UPS.  From French and Italian.~

Hope you welcome August with a smile!

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put me in purple

I dedicate this post to my weekend because this is exactly how I intend to spend it:

Runs along the water, sunshine soaks, and sushi bars.

Ahhhh. Summer.

put me in purple

Dsquared short dress
£409 – farfetch.com

NIKE vintage t shirt
$28 – nike.com

Nike activewear
$19 – nike.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs string bikini
£115 – farfetch.com

Nike sports bra
$38 – nike.com

Manolo Blahnik thong sandals
$349 – barneys.com

Havaianas flip flops
$26 – piperlime.gap.com

NIKE wide shoes
$130 – nike.com

Annie Hammer amethyst jewelry
$488 – maxandchloe.com

Dangle necklace
$99 – endless.com

Timex sport watch
$36 – endless.com

Alba Botanica beauty product
$14 – amazon.com

Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light
£20 – nelly.com

I was inspired by the stunning  amethyst rings sparkling at me from my inbox.  They are from PLUKKA at www.plukka.com.  Also, because I scored them from Barney’s ON SALE NOW, I can tell you the Manolos are fabulous!  We found the Marc Jacobs bikini ON SALE as well at Lord and Taylor.  It  looked amazing on my teenage daughter, so I had to try it on.  The gold accents will look great with that sun kissed skin you’re going to have ever so soon!  Happy shopping- always!!

weekly photo challenge: create

I created this image to give a shout out to a jewelry designer whose work I am currently swooning over.  Miguel Ases.  These are my earrings I wore for the first time today- created by him! (and I’m sure he has a talented team as well)

available at Jambu and Portobello Road.