summer cocktail

The Fourth of July is right around the corner so I thought I would share with you my current favorite summer cocktail. It is simple and refreshing and will be perfect for the hot Fourth of July festivities this weekend. If you are out to dinner or at a bar and you want to order this cocktail it is called the Sea breeze.

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Ingredients:

2 oz vodka

4 oz cranberry juice

2 oz grapefruit juice

squeeze of fresh lime juice

splash of sparkling lemon or lime water (La Criox)

lime wedge to garnish

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Directions:

Combine all ingredients in shaker and serve over ice. Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy.

You can adjust the amounts of cranberry and grapefruit juice to make it more or less sweet. I have been adding more sparkling water to dilute it a bit and because I don’t really care for sweet drinks. Adding sparkling water to your cocktails is great in the summer because it will help keep you hydrated especially during day time drinking.

Happy Fourth! xoxo -brittany

 

summer dresses

Hi y’all! I thought I would share with you the summer dresses that I have been living in lately. When summer comes around dresses are definitely my preference. They are super easy because you just throw on one item of clothing and you are done. They are also so versatile because, depending on your shoes and accessories, you can easily dress them up or down. Anytime I travel in the summer, especially when I am flying, you will find me wearing a maxi dress with a cardigan. This is my go-to travel attire because it is easy, comfortable and functional. Maxi dresses keep my legs covered so they don’t stick to plastic seats or get itchy from the fabric on the airplane seats and a cardigan is always a must have when traveling because you never know when somewhere is going to be chilly or you may just need to bunch it up and use it as a pillow.

1. Jcrew ruffle sleeve dress – sold out online but still available in stores (runs TTS and I am in an XS). I love striped dresses and the sleeves on this one give it that extra detail that made me have to buy it in spite of the fact that I already have 10 striped dresses in my closet.

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outfit details: dress: jcrew (sold out online) // shoes: jack rogers // purse: tory burch // shawl: BCBG (old)

2. Vineyard Vines Run for the Roses dress (now on SUPER sale) – I absolutely adore this dress! I bought if for our house-warming/ derby party and reluctantly brought in on our trip to Florida for Memorial weekend. I was reluctant to bring it because it is something I love so much so I felt like I should be saving it for a special occasion like a wedding or dinner party. I ended up dressing it down with some Jack Rogers sandals and was so happy I decided to bring it on our trip. I need to remind myself to wear the things I love and that every day is special.

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PS How cute is my Hubby here!!?

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outfit details: dress: vineyard vines // clutch: kate spade (old)// watch: michael kors (old) // bracelet: kate spade (gifted) // pink hotel: The Vinoy

3. Black & White classic – This Anthropoligie dress is timeless and so classy and I have gotten so much use out of it. You can easily dress it up and wear it to a wedding or dress it down, like I have, to wear it on a date night. It is super flattering and comfortable and it even has pockets! It is also on super sale right now so it is a great time to add this timeless number to your closet.

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4. You can never go wrong with Lilly – Lastly, is a Lilly shift dress that is an oldie but a goodie. Lilly dresses are wardrobe staples that will never fail you. The bright colors are fun for any occasion and their dresses are so flattering that you will feel great any time you wear one.

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These are just a few of the dresses I have been living in these days. I hope y’all are having a great summer and I would love to hear what your summer wardrobe staples are.

xoxo -brittany

jc statement necklace

Happy Monday!

My hubby and I had the best weekend exploring trails in Lawrence, eating delicious dinners out, and enjoying the first weekend that actually felt like Summer had arrived!  I am so glad my JC statement necklace was along for the ride to spice up my usual tshirt and shorts wardrobe!

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Outfit details: Shirt-JCrew // Shorts–JCrew Factory // Shoes–Jack Rogers // Bag and Keychain–Kate Spade // Necklace–JCrew

Pic taken at the 6th St Entry to the Burcham Park Trail along the Kansas River 

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This gorg JCrew necklace came in the mail just in time for my weekend fun!  I am loving how well it has incorporated into my existing wardrobe and also loving how easily it can dress up a simple Tshirt.  The pink, coral, yellow, and white really pop in this necklace.  It looks great with pinks, blues, whites, and navy.  I think it may be my most favorite summer accessory at the moment.  I purchased it over Memorial Day with the great sale that they had–definitely keep your eyes peeled for a sale over July 4 weekend as I’m sure you will be able to get an additional 20-30% off around that time.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are having an amazing start to your Summer!

J

floral pajamas

There are tons of floral pajamas in the stores now and I want them all! I have rounded up all of the ones on my wish list and I am sharing it with you. Pajamas are something that you can never have enough of and I seem to be constantly in a state of either needing to replace mine or just wanting new ones for the season. Keep reading to see the floral pajamas I have been eyeing lately.

1. These floral pajama shorts from Target are seriously a steal at $12.99. They also have a similar pattern in pajama pants however, I can’t find the pants anywhere and they are completely sold out online. If you happen to see them at your Target make sure you don’t pass them by.

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target – shorts

2. This Kate Spade pajama set is so pretty I can’t take it. I am dying to order it. I love the pink flowers and it has just the right amount of green. This would be perfect to wear when you are having guests staying at your home or when you are a guest at someone else’s home, because it is cute and comfy and conservative enough for others to see.

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kate spade – pants set

3. I love all the pretty details on this shorts set and how feminine it is. It looks so comfortable and like just the thing I would live in all summer long. make + modelmake + model – shorts set

4. Of course there could not only be one floral pajama pant set on my wish list! This one is just as pretty as the Kate Spade set and half the price!

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 5. Y’all know how much I love robes, so of course I managed to find the perfect floral print robe. I can’t decide if  I like the white or pink version better but I do know that which ever one I choose I will definitely be getting it monogrammed. This would make a great gift!! Anytime you personalize something I think it makes it so much more special.

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Those are my floral pj favorites for the moment. If I find any other good ones I will be sure to share them with y’all.

So far the only ones I have added to my collection are these adorable shorts.

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Happy Shopping! xoxo -brittany