This chambray shirt dress has been on major rotation in my closet lately. It has become one of my favorite weekend pieces, perfect for running around on errands or easily ‘casually glammed up’ with booties and a belt. The denim-esque fabric of this dress is so unbelievably soft–I’m already planning more belt and dress combos to keep wearing it throughout the summer.
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One of my favorite aspects of summer is taking the time to enjoy yourself and indulge! Whether you’re traveling and exploring new cultures, finally purchasing a pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on (like this pair from Kate Spade…), or treating yourself to a sweet treat (like one of these amazing GODIVA truffles)!
With that in mind, I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering with GODIVA as an ambassador to celebrate the launch of GODIVA’s Trufflelata and Soft Serve ice cream! I’ve always loved giving the iconic GODIVA chocolates as gifts to friends and family so it’s exciting to celebrate the new launch. The best part? GODIVA wants to share the sweetness with the lovely Just Add Glam readers and I’ll be sharing a fun giveaway with you after the event (think chocolates…giftcards…more to come on that!).
I’ll be sharing more with you about the Trufflelata and Soft Serve after I have my summer fling with GODIVA next week…I can’t wait to share it with you! What was your most memorable summer fling?
I kept my weekend super low key since I was puppy-sitting for my brother and catching up on actually being in San Francisco. I took my Loeffler Randall flats for a spin and took the black and tan style as the overall theme to my outfit. Layering is key in San Francisco because you never know when the weather will turn, so I threw on a Missoni coat for an extra layer. After all of my traveling to warmer climates, I definitely am keeping my coat on…brrr!
Ever since summer started, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the beach and at the pool. It’s really nice to enjoy the warmer summer weather (especially when I’m normally enjoying San Francisco’s notorious fog) so I get myself to the water as much as possible. Whenever I go, it’s an all day affair so I’m sure to pack accordingly so that I have everything I need for a fun day in the sun. Check out what I bring along in my beach bag below!
Metallic Tote from Gap - I got this tote years ago and I actually love how its slowly gotten weathered from countless trips to the beach, being used as an airplane carry-on–even carrying around groceries! I like that this tote can be stuffed to the brim and it stays strong. Not to mention, the bronze color is perfect for the beach!
Timex Weekender watch – This sporty watch is super playful and a beach day gives me a chance to wear something more fun and colorful!
Beaded bracelets from Brazil – I picked up these dainty beaded bracelets on Copacabana beach in Brazil while walking to see a game with my girlfriends. We all got matching bracelets to commemorate our trip and they are so perfectly stackable!
Tens sunglasses - Nothing beats watching a beach sunset, unless its watching it through Tens sunglasses. I recently discovered Tens and they are the modern day “rose colored glasses”, everything looks like its been put through the best Instagram filter.
HP Intel hybrid with Beats by Dre – I know it sounds kind of strange to have a laptop in your beach bag, but hear me out! When I’m traveling, I’m not looking to bring tons of devices along with me. I love bringing my hybrid along because it is equipped with Beats by Dre sound so that I can rock the beach party with great sound quality and also use it as a tablet to read books on the beach. And of course, I’m obsessed with its bright red hue–so unique!
Samsung NX300 – Being a blogger I’m always carrying around my camera, but when I’m out and about I like using a smaller yet still powerful camera to capture the moment. This little guy also lets me transfer photos wirelessly to my phone for awesome Instagram photos on the go.
#GIRLBOSS – I was given this book before I started traveling and its such a great read. Its really inspiring to read from the voice of Nasty Gal’s CEO Sophia Amoruso to hear her story of doing what you love and achieving greatness at the same time.
MAC Skinshimmer – This shimmery body lotion is a great way to fake a tan without being as permanent as sunless tanner. I mix it equal parts with my sunscreen for a bronzed look while protecting my skin.
Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray - Its important not to forget keeping your head sunsafe, so a few spritzes of this on my hairline protects my scalp and my hair
Summer is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier! If you’ve been following along with me on social media, you’ve seen that I recently went to the FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and it was most unforgettable experience of my life. Seeing the futbol matches, hiking through the rain forests, and enjoying Copacabana and Ipanema beaches filled my days and I was lucky enough to see the beauty of Brazil first hand.
When I head to the beach, I have an affinity for sporty-style swimwear. Its nice to not have to worry about straps and strings coming undone when you’re surfing a wave or snorkeling in the reef. For my beach day, I wore this rash guard top and bikini bottom from PilyQ that I found at The Orchid Boutique. I really love the print on it—part feather, part cheetah, and full on technicolor! Who says sporty can’t be glam?
To head to the beach, I paired the rash guard bikini with a similarly printed floral skirt for some major print mixing. In keeping the same color palette, print mixing looks effortless rather than over the top. But once I got to the beach I traded my skirt for a sarong that I got from a beach vendor in Rio. I love how it is a special souvenir for me to remember my trip to the World Cup with all of the competing countries’ flags represented on it!
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