Fourth of July Party Essentials

Fourth of July Party Roundup

I love a good 4th of July celebration! I’m all about the ritual fare: buttery corn on the grill, BBQ, berries, and cold festive drinks on a hot summer day with a fireworks finale.  Whether you’re chillin’ by the pool or grilling on the patio, spending time with family and friends is good old-fashioned fun! Here’s a roundup of fashion, party supplies and recipes to fire up your fourth:

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Gift Guide :: Mother’s Day!

mother's day gift

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Show mom some love with a special gift! I like to give gifts that I know she’d love but wouldn’t buy for herself. Take it from a mom, when it comes to Mother’s Day; we love any gift from our kids. It’s truly the thought that counts!

  1. A slim flatlet to carry cash and cards on the fly.
  2. A pretty crown catchall to hold the “Queens” jewels.
  3. Let mom get a personalized outfit sent to her from Stitchfix
  4. Cute Tassel earrings to spruce up her summer outfit
  5. Gold hoops are always in style
  6. “Mother knows best” tee. Give a gift that gives back to moms in need.  100% of the proceeds from your purchase will go towards the programs that Every Mother Counts supports, which link women to critical maternal healthcare in the U.S. and around the world.
  7. Every mom can use a perfect clutch for summer
  8. Surprise her with snazzy sandals
  9. A breezy summer scent is always welcome
  10. Love these adorable planters

Let’s go Shopping :: Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue
I love navy blue these days. This Tory Burch tie-dye dress is perfect for wedding season brunches: pretty and different from the usual shift dress. Pair it with the jcrew Tartine tote for a monochromatic, put-together look. Make your digits pop with Butter London navy blue polish ! A Nanette Lepore kimono bandeau one-piece with removable strap lets you look slim at the beach and avoid those darn tan lines.
Interiors are getting a lift with navy too! Bohemian decor adds warmth when you want a more modern look but don’t like the hardness of streamlined contemporary furnishings. This Matilda sofa from Anthropologie blends well with antiques or mid-century pieces and invites you to curl up and take a little nap. Amber Lewis’ Shoppe has tons of pillows with a Boho vibe. I’ve added  “Mandy” to my personal collection.
The Serena chandelier by Stray Dog shines with true blue texture. I love how their pieces remind me of  Mexico and come in so many fun colors!
And, drumroll, please… I’m seriously coveting one of these Moroccan boucherouite rugs from Beldi!