Crushing on Crop Tops

The beauty of a crop top is it is not the 90’s belly shirt.. you don’t necessarily have to have a flat tummy to rock one.
Choose the right bottoms such as high-waist shorts or a flare skirt and anyone can rock a crop top. Contrary to what people may think, crop tops are actually very flattering on many body types because it bring attention to the ribcage, below the breasts and above the waists, which is usually the thinnest part of women’s (curvy or not!) bodies.
Have you rocked a crop top this summer?

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{celebrities rockin’ the crop top in all shapes and sizes}

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Dressy Romper

This weekend was such an amazing Bachelorette weekend for one of my good friends! I am honored to not only be her friend, but she has also chosen me as her photographer for her beautiful beach wedding on the Connecticut shoreline. We had a blast getting all dolled up and hitting Mohegan Sun casino, had an amazing dinner at Michael Jordan’s restaurant and hit up a classy pool party on the Mohegan deck. This romper I found 40% off at Francesca’s Boutique was functional yet adorable for all of our dancing and escapades throughout the night!

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 { Printed Romper: Francesca’s Boutique| Gladiator Wedges: Madden Girl| Belt: Macy’s}

Out of the Blue

Sometimes I feel like the luckiest person in the world.  I am so blessed with a large family and great friends.  My mom is one of five sisters and all of us cousins are so close and make an effort to stay in touch and spend a lot of time together.  This past Sunday, my cousin and his beautiful wife took us out on their lovely boat, “Out of the Blue” to Greenport, NY.  It was an amazing day filled with lots of laughs, occasional mischievous behavior, and a whole lot of drinks from Claudio’s.

We saw the amazing “Skyfall” Yacht from the new James Bond Movie.. absolutely stunning.  And yes, that’s me hanging off the nose of the boat. :)

We also visited Vine and Branches, an amazing store with infused olive oils, vinegars, and other flavorful items.  You can try sample of them all.  We walked away with a melt-in-your-mouth white truffle oil.  Next stop was the Greenport Brewery and a stop at Greenport Fire which is all cigars and hot sauce aka heaven for the hubby!

 

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Win a Bow Bangle from Serene Sky Boutique!

On vacation, I try to pack as light as possible without feeling like I have nothing to wear. I am an accessory-lover but really had to limit what I packed. One of my favorite items that I wore basically with everything was this adorable bow bangle from Serene Sky Boutique.
I have tiny wrists so love that it is adjustable and it went perfect with my gold Guess watch. It was the perfect accessory to this floral maxi that I borrowed from a friend, which was from Kohl’s Lauren Conrad’s line.
Enter to win your OWN handcrafted Bow Bangle below via Rafflecopter!!!

Enter the giveaway!!

 

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Sand & Glitter: Sperry Top-sider Feature

Vacation is supposed to be relaxing but sometimes the most stressful part is packing! If you are heading to the beach or a nice resort, it is hard to find a balance of comfortable attire, as well as looking your best on vacation.

I just returned from the Virgin Islands and was so thankful that I packed comfortable shoes, especially these adorable gold-glitter Sperry Topsiders. These chic boat shoes were perfect with sundresses and dressy short, yet I was still able to hike on rocks, especially useful when hiking to see the Baths in Virgin Gorda (stunning!)

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{Dress: Target| Angelfish Boat shoes c/o Sperry| Fedora: Forever 21| Anklet: Boutique in St. Thomas: Bracelets: Alex&Ani}