I’ve featured Frank and Eileen in the past but, while scouring their new arrivals, I knew that a second post was in order! It’s safe to say that I want Every. Thing. on their site, but I’ll try to get a grip and share only my current favorites. First off is this hot pink poplin button up that I envision wearing with white jeans and tan strappy sandals. And then I would pair this palm tree checker print blouse with a denim skirt and slip on sneakers. I mean, that print is so whimsical and warm weather perfect! I also love the dark blue/white piping contrast of this linen beauty. It’d be perfect alone or over a white tank. Or even better…a swimsuit cover up!
The temps here in San Diego have just begun to climb, putting me in full-on summer mode! I’ve added a few new pieces to my wardrobe this season, but have also taken a serious look at my closet to see what I can mix and match. A new sweatshirt wasn’t on my list of ‘must haves,’ however this one is pretty freakin’ cute, right?! I love a laid-back look made ultra-comfortable with a pair of Converse sneakers. One item I’m seriously eyeing is this long, budget-friendly skirt. Old Navy has put out some great pieces this season and I always stock up on their super-soft vintage tees and workout basics. Of course, their skirts and dresses are not to be overlooked! And where do I start with those heels in look three?! I love the versatile color and it’s a reasonable price point for a high-heeled strappy sandal.
Lots to celebrate this weekend! Not only is it Father’s Day but it’s my niece’s birthday. A special dinner is certainly in order! I’ve used Open Table for years to make my reservations and this weekend will be no exception. Generally I make reservations by visiting the restaurant’s website and then clicking on their open table reservation button, but did you know that Open Table’s site has specific search features? You can browse restaurants by neighborhood, specific dietary needs, and occasion! These are my top San Diego restaurants, which are sure to spoil dad!
Thanks to Open Table for inviting me to collaborate on this post!
Recently, I was asked to visit The Baked Bear and sample their delicious selection of ice cream sandwiches. I love the concept…you choose your cookies among 8-9 flavors, then your ice cream, and then watch as they make it into a ridiculously tasty sandwich. They’ll even warm up the cookies to make them slightly more delectable. I mixed and matched a handful of favorites…snickerdoodle cookies with funfetti ice cream, chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter fudge ice cream (my favorite), and red velvet cookies with cookies and cream ice cream. And since I didn’t take advantage of ‘National Donut Day,’ I made up for it by sandwiching strawberry ice cream between two glazed-drizzled donuts (shown above). It was the ultimate sugar rush! The Baked Bear currently has three San Diego locations and a fourth and fifth one opening soon. If you’re a local and haven’t already tried it, I highly suggest you do!
Sweet Side: I eat sweet potatoes at least three times a week. I don’t mind eating them plain, but after seeing this recipe, I’m anxious to spice them up a little!
Frame Sale: Creating a gallery wall? West Elm is currently offering 20% off all gallery frames.
Get Inspired: I recently stumbled upon Jess Lively’s podcasts and I am seriously hooked. She interviews creatives, entrepreneurs, and bloggers about topics ranging from career and money to relationships and well-being. Every one I’ve listened to has been so insightful and inspiring!
Cheers: Talk about cute summer cocktails! I’m loving the shape and delicate texture of these glasses.
Chambray Love: After trying these shorts on at the Splendid store, I’ve been thinking about them ever since. They’re super comfy plus they can be mixed with just about any top!
Sneaky: I can’t believe you want another pair of sneakers! – said no one who knows me
The Light Between Oceans: I had not heard of this book until one of my brothers gifted it to me for my birthday. Sooo good…heart wrenching but beautifully written.
I like to keep it simple so if I could pare my wardrobe down to just this one shirt and wear it 365 days a year, I’d be thrilled. Something about it just puts me at ease. This shirt is like the ‘hot chocolate’ of shirts…always comforting no matter what the season or reason. I managed to easily pull it thru from winter to spring and even added a belt for a more pulled together look. Now, let’s talk about white jeans for a second. When it comes to trying them on, they’re in that dreadful swimsuit category for me. If they’re not the right fit or the perfect fabric, then they emphasize Every. Thing (oh hey there, thighs!). I took a gamble ordering these online, but felt confident because Mother jeans never seem to let me down. Luckily the fit and heavier (but not too heavy) fabric made them a winner. Glad I can put the task of finding the perfect pair behind me! Have a wonderful weekend!