Summer Necessities

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When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade cocktail and sit back to enjoy the summer weather. I am so excited about this season’s fun trends, from everyone’s obsession with lemons to being giddy for gingham. Cute prints and eye-catching detail seem to be a recurring factor- whether it’s on your umbrella, neck scarf, or espadrilles. I’m focusing on pairing breezy white and beige dresses with poppy accessories, as well as my favorite tactic of having my shoes be the outfit centerpiece.

What summer trends are you obsessed with?

1. BaubleBar Fringe Earrings

2. Soludos Espadrilles

3. For Love & Lemons One Piece 

4. Nordstrom Tie-Front Midi Dress 

5. Show Me Your Mumu Set

6. Bobbi Brown Highlighter 

7. Raffia Clutch 

8. J.Crew Umbrella

9.  Free People Pinstripe Top 

10. J.Crew Lemon Print Bandana 

xx, Laina

 

 

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Graduating College

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During the past few months of studying for finals, looking for a job, and graduating college, blogging really fell to the wayside. I’m happy to finally have free time while home in Maryland, and grateful to be able to relax a little with my family before moving to NYC to start my career. My family had a rough year and it brings me so much joy that things are finally back to normal.

Less than two weeks ago, I graduated summa cum laude and with honors program distinction from Syracuse University with a degree in public relations, marketing, and fashion communications. While I’ve never been one to gloat or be lazy, it feels quite amazing to look back at all I’ve accomplished. I sincerely enjoyed my time at SU, and while I am very excited for the road ahead, saying goodbye to such an important chapter in my life has been sad. I left school with amazing memories, mentors, and friendships that will all last a lifetime. Growing up is hard, but I feel incredibly blessed to do with will my family, friends, and boyfriend by my side.

Cheers to a new chapter!

xx, Laina

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{celebrating}

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{from marshall street to manhattan}

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{so much love for my family}

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{my amazing boyfriend, Evan}

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{beyond thankful for all the friendships I’ve made}

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{owe it all to my wonderful parents}

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{love my sisters}