Fourth of July Essentials

I’ve rounded up the ten essentials you need to celebrate America’s birthday in style.

Fall Favorites (2)

1. Madewell embroidered top

2. Soludos striped espadrille

3.Urban Outfitters watermelon pool float

4. Ray Ban mirrored gold sunnies

5. Madewell denim jacket

6. Tuckernuck monogrammed duffle

7. Striped beach towel

8. Triangl bathing suit

9. Rosé all day

10. Mink Pink dress

 

xx, Laina

 

 

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Happy Sunday! Today is my one week mark of living in NYC for the summer. The city that never sleeps welcomed me back with open arms. My internship keeps me very busy and I’ve been filling every other second in with trying to meet up with friends, explore, and stay in shape! I’m happy I’ve fallen right back into the hustle and bustle of city life, but I am definitely going to use my Sunday night to curl up with a movie, tea, and a face mask in hopes of relaxing and catching some Z’s.

Here is a photo recap of my week.

xx, Laina

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{Off-the-shoulder dress for a day at the met}

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{park ave}

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{shopping in soho}

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{my new favorite summer sandals}

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{the cutest lemonade cart at a food festival on fifth ave}

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{the best of brunch: massive avocado toast at the smith}

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{exploring modern art at the met}

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{fresh watermelon on a hot day}

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{summer print inspo}

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{aesthetic goals at Kate Spade}

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{more matcha, please}

Backyard Blooms

The peonies and hydrangeas in my mom’s garden bloomed last week and were simply too pretty not to show off. Usually when I make a DIY bouquet, I follow these Cupcakes & Cashmere tips to ensure that the sizes and colors of the different flowers compliment each other nicely. The hydrangeas and peonies gave me a very sunny feeling, much like this simple summer ensemble I’ve been loving. An off-white lace up blouse with neutral flowy shorts is the perfect mix of feminine, summer, and comfort- my ideal matchup for a summer outfit.

Tomorrow I move to NYC for another summer of interning. I am equally as excited as I am nervous!

xx, Laina

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{Nordstrom lace-up top, Mixology shorts}

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{hello summer}

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{hydrangea season is the best season}

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{my dresser, currently}

Ruffles and Rosé

I have been searching for a chic short sleeve top that is fancy enough to wear as a statement piece but casual enough to wear out to dinner or for a casual dinner party with friends. Alas, I finally found this ruffle/drop-waist top from Urban Outfitters (similar here.) I was so excited to wear it tonight for a casual get-together with some family members visiting from out of town. I paired it with crisp white crops, Sam Edelman slip-on sandals, and a glass of cool rosé for an effortless-but cute- look.

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Signs of Summer

Happy June! I am so excited to welcome in a new month and a new season. After weeks upon weeks of rain in Maryland, the sun finally came out to give us a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. While MDW usually signifies the beginning of summer, there are a few other things that let me know the season of sunshine and freedom is finally here, such as our hydrangeas and peonies blooming, the smell of barbecue cooking on the grill, and white dresses becoming my go-to summer outfit.

Here are some snapshots of my past few weeks at home, spending lots of time with family and friends before I move to New York City for another summer of interning!

xx, Laina

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{Loving this lace-up dress from Nordstrom for a day in DC}

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{happy white pants + rosé season}

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{weekends at the beach house, Tuckernuck duffle + Brandy Melville duffle}

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{MDW brunch on the deck featuring my boyfriend’s homemade french toast}

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{rosé + watermelon + jacks.. hello summer!}

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{daily hikes have become a thing}

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{kale smoothie bowl, my go-to breakfast}

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{my mom’s gorgeous peonies bloomed!}

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{He is excited about the warm weather too}