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I don’t know about you guys, but we are enjoying every bit of summer. Fall feels so daunting to me, especially for those of us with school-aged children, so I want to soak up these days that are full of less worry and decision making. Being able to be outdoors as much as possible, enjoying our spaces at home, taking hikes and enjoying our local pool have all been wonderful reprieves for us all. I hope you all are enjoying this time as well in whatever unique ways you are able!

Below is a little catch up of what I’ve been sharing on Instagram. Outfit inspiration and a little decor recommendation that makes quite an impact!

tank / earrings / skirt / sunglasses / sandals / Madelyn’s dress

I love that my girls appreciate all the pretty details in their clothing as much as I do!

shirt / shorts / hat / sunglasses (use code US30)/ necklace

A handful of favorite basics here. The best denim shorts with a 4″ inseam, a classic white top that I’ve had for a few years and love, and a simple ball-cap that you can get in just about any color.

hat / hat / shorts

A little side by side comparison of my two favorite summer hats.

lip color

Loving this $6 lip color I found. A great, light-weight, nude color.

sunglasses (use code US30)

I’ve been on the big, plastic, sunglasses train for a while but I’m loving the shape and color of this particular pair to change things up a bit!

swimsuit / hat

Amazon does it again. I’m most comfortable in a one-piece suit, but this high-rise number quickly had me shifting gears! It runs TTS, I’m wearing the S.

swimsuit / pants / sandals / hat / sunglasses

Another Amazon swim favorite paired with some other summer favs. These pants are a dream to toss on over your suit!

tank (similar) / pants / sunglasses (use code US30) / sandals

Simple outfits are my trend lately, but adding pops of color is a no-brainer.


I shared on my stories this week how cleaning my kitchen led to rearranging some things and then adding a lamp to my counter. This one worked, but felt just a tad to large for my space…

lamp / tray

…so I found this little guy at Target and he makes me SO happy. I encourage you to find one and give it a try. The ambiance is worth everything.

sweater / pants / hat / sunglasses / swimsuit / sandals

Found the perfect summer sweater. Light-weight and perfect to toss on with just about anything.

top / shorts

Last night the girls had their dance recital. It was a few weeks delayed, broken up into mini-sessions, held outdoors (yes, we got rained on), and they loved every minute of it. They both look forward to this day like it’s Christmas, so I was thrilled that they were still able to have the experience.


  • Andrea says:

    Where are your outdoor dining table and chairs from? Or where are similar styles! Thanks!!

    • marisa says:

      They came from HomeGoods last year. I’m hoping to do a post at some point soon sharing similar options!

  • Jen says:

    How is the bum coverage on the 2 piece swimsuit

    • marisa says:

      I’m pretty modest when it comes to rear coverage. With that being said, I wouldn’t call this full coverage, but i guess ‘slightly cheeky’ is the best way to describe it.

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