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If I Were Going to the Beach, Here are the 5 Places I’d Visit…

If only I was packing my bags and going to the beach. Instead, I'm putting on this darling ruffle romper and headed out for a day at the market.

Ruffle romper: LOFT, only available in Medium but I love this ruffle one and this coral one // Stripe slides: Old, love these similar striped ones, these black ones (which also come in blush) and these striped espadrilles are so cute for summer! // Flamingo tote: No longer available, But this Forever21 tote, this reversible one and this one from Nordstrom are great alternatives // Gold watch: Kate Spade, I love this one with the numbers written out // Stud earrings: Kate Spade // Black sunglasses: Similar Kate Spade pair, You can't go wrong with a classic black pair // Lip color: Fresh Lip Sugar in 'Tulip'

My Style

Pattern Mixing: 3 Tips for Wearing Horizontal and Vertical Stripes

One trick to mastering the mixed pattern look when using the same pattern is to change the direction. Pair horizontal with vertical stripes for a chic spring outfit. Click through to find out more tips on how to wear stripes on stripes.

Stripe top: Last seen here, I love this similar one with a hi-low hem, this swing top and this classic stripe tee // Stripe shorts: LOFT, Love love love these seersucker ones with a ruffle and this $10 pair // Sneakers: Converse // Aqua cross body: Kate Spade, The strap comes off and it can be a clutch too // Silver aviator sunglasses: Express, I would love to add these classic Ray Bans to my collection // Pearl necklace: Old, This gold choker is similar and you can't beat this drop necklace for $18.50

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A Parisian Stripe Outfit and 5 Things on My Paris Itinerary

This black and white top paired with a red midi skirt is perfect for the office and transitions easily into after dinner drinks.

Stripe top: Sold out, but this one from J Crew is basically identical and under $30, I love this Gap one which comes in a ton of colors too and this French stripe one // Red midi skirt: Express (It's only available in a few sizes, so grab yours before it's gone), I love this pleated midi skirt and this one for only $20 // Black heels: Old, This black patent leather pair is similar, this classic pair and this one with a kitten heel // Mini bag: Nardelli, Sadly you can't get this bag in the states, but I love this classic cross body one and this one with a tassel // Black bow: Forever21, I love this studded bow too // Black sunglasses: Old, I love this updated version from Kate Spade and this classic all black pair // Pearl necklace: Neiman Marcus // Gold bar earrings: Sole Society, Love this Trina Turk pair

Food

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

It's time for another cookie recipe. This delightful treat as one special ingredient. Click through to find out what it is.

Measuring cups: Williams-Sonoma, I love this set of "odd" measuring cups too. It has all the measurements that recipes call for that don't come normal like 2/3. // Spatula: Sadly my ice cream spatula isn't available anymore, but how darling is this one with lemons and this one with the Eiffel Tower // Wire cooling racks: Cost Plus World Market, I love these because you can stack them on top of each other which makes them perfect for small spaces. On the other hand, this expandable one is really cool. // Polka dot plate in 'Larabee Road': Kate Spade // Oval plater in 'Parker Place': Kate Spade

Tips

7 Travel Tips to Make Packing and Preparing Easier

Grabbing my coffee and heading out the door to take care of some travel prep. Find out the 7 tips you need to know to make packing for a trip easier!

Mint roll tab sleeve top: Old, Love this similar one from Express, this one with double pockets and this versatile white one // Jeans: LOFT, Love the cropped version // Flats: Old, Similar pair and I love this ankle strap flat // Silk scarf: Old Coach scarf, Love this classic black and white polka dot one, this fun star print, this pink dotted one and this multi colored one // Nude tote: Kate Spade, This Michael Kors bag is also a really great everyday tote // Lipcolor: This is a lipstick I picked up in Italy that you can't get here, but I love this 'Berry' and my go to 'Patina'

Cocktails

Classic Cocktail with a Twist: Berry Rosé French 75

Blackberries, raspberries and rosé are the secret ingredients for this delicious spring twist on the classic French 75.

'Fancy Another?' serving tray: Kate Spade, I also love this darling floral tray and this white one is perfect for any occasion // Adorn Lenox champagne flute: Bloomingdales, I love our 'Mr' and 'Mrs' champagne flutes from our wedding and these stemless ones // Glass prep bowls: Williams Sonoma, How absolutely adorable are these white and red ones for only $13?! and these silicone ones are so useful // Cocktail shaker: Sur La Table, Love this classic one for $20, this polka dot one (which matches our ice bucket and pitcher), this copper one for less than $20 and this other copper one // Bar tools set: Sur La Table, Love this complete set, this fun copper set, this classic set, this chic gold and marble set and this set with an ice bucket