One of my favorite days this summer was spent on the Endeavor. Thanks to the best host ever, Mackenzie chartered this beautiful sailboat for the day to cruise around the Nantucket Sound.  There is something so unforgettable about the wind blowing in your hair, the blue water and of course, nautical stripes.


White Sweater / White Shorts / Stripe Top (c/o)/ Sandals (old-similar) / Scarf / Headband / Sunglasses

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Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog

Patrick whisked me away this past weekend to celebrate my birthday in San Francisco.  We covered so much ground in just 2 full days in the city.

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Tuckernuck Leaf Top

There is something so charming about the island.  Maybe it is the rich history or the hydrangeas in full bloom, but whatever it may be I never wanted to leave. I was seriously considering sending for the dogs and moving into Mackenzie’s family home.  Mackenzie and her family were the best hosts, they showed us all of their favorite spots on the island, one of them being the ‘Sconset Bluff Walk.  If you are not familiar, the bluff walk is a little walking path through the backyards of some of the island’s oldest homes.  On one side is the ocean and the other side you have an unobstructed view of the beautiful homes.

shopNavy Leaf Top (c/o) / Crop Flare Jeans (c/o) / Heels / Sunglasses / Clutch (c/o) (sold out, but I love this one!) / Bracelet

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Preppy Style at the Lighthouse

I may be suffering from those post-vacation blues, but looking at these pictures has never made me so happy.  I just got back from a 5 day trip to Nantucket. Mackenzie and her family have been vacationing on the island since before she was born, so I could not think of a more perfect host to show us around her favorite place.  I was lucky enough to visit Nantucket with her and Amy last September, but this was the first time Patrick was able to see this very special place.


On Ali: Sleeveless Sweater / Shorts / Stripe Top / Sandals / Sunglasses / Scarf 

On Patrick: Shirt / Shorts / Flip Flops / Sunglasses 

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Kansas City Travel Details

I am headed to Kansas City tomorrow for Patrick’s aunts wedding.  My bag is packed full of dresses for all the festivities.  I am excited to see my family, girlfriends and all their babies. Oh and there will definitely be at least one pitstop at Winsteads for a burger and a 50/50.

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The Hampton Social

This weekend was one for the books. My feet are still sore from all the dancing we did at my cousin-in-law’s wedding (is cousin-in-law a thing?).  All I want to do today is take lots of naps, detox and cuddle with my pups. Instead I will be catching up on work, emails and hopefully pulling myself together to get to the grocery store ;)

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Talk about wanderlust.  This hidden gem is tucked away on Harbour Island, Bahamas.

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For a couple that is known to be quite the little travelers, we still have an ever growing list of places to visit. From Portland to Cape Town, our wanderlust list stretches across the entire world. On the top of our realistic list is Napa Valley.  I have been to San Francisco a few times for really quick work trips, but I have never made it across the bridge.  I came across this great guide to Napa on Goop.  The online magazine is a daily read for me.  Maybe it has something to do with my 30 day alcohol free challenge or the perfectly blue skies outside, but Napa (and wine) is calling my name.

Our Wish List

STAY at Calistoga Ranch

EAT at the Fremont Diner and Bouchon

DRINK at Scribe Winery

TAKE a hot air balloon ride (bucket list item!)

WEAR this

or this

Have you been to wine country?  I would love any tips and recommendations to add to my wanderlust list.

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It is officially March and you know what that means?  Wedding season! And with wedding season comes bachelorette parties, wedding showers, couple showers and the big event.  This weekend I am heading to Newport Beach to celebrate my best friend’s bachelorette party.  We have lots of fun surprises up our sleeves (so I can’t spill all the beans), but my packing list is filled with little black dresses, light sweaters and a few fun Spring pieces (like this dress).

Since it’s Wednesday, and Amazon Prime is my best friend, I am picking up a few last minute things from Shopbop to bring with me on our trip.  Did you hear they are having up to 25% off the entire site.  We are taking some beach cruisers over to Balboa on Saturday and it is the perfect excuse to pick up a pair of these sneakers and this stripe top.

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“She loved the ocean because every time the waves left the shore, they always came back.”-unknown

As I laid in the sand with the waves crashing at my feet, a slew of memories rushed in. I don’t know if it was the sounds of the water or the sun shining down on my skin but I felt at peace. My anxiety washed away with each passing wave and I allowed my mind to wander. So many thoughts came to the surface. Thoughts about my goals, my relationship and where I see my life in the next 10 years. For the first time in a while, I allowed my mind to wander to creative places and found new inspiration. I know it is not just me, but I get so caught up in my daily routine that I don’t allow myself to fully let go. So as I sat there in the sand watching each wave leave the shore, I let those little things go, and made room in my life for something new.

We had the best day on Saint-Jean beach in St. Barth’s. Stay tuned for later this week, I will be sharing a guide to 5 hours on the island. Everyone had to drag me back onto the boat. I could have stayed on that island forever. I wore my new Marysia bikini the entire day with a high waisted maxi skirt and sandals. To say I am obsessed with my new suit would be an understatement.  I have been lusting over Marysia’s designs for over 2 years now and I finally decided this girls trip was the perfect time to pick it up. I contemplated on getting this one piece, but Mackenzie talked me into the bikini with a quote from her Grandy- “You have your entire life to wear a one-piece, wear a bikini while you can.” She really is a genius.


Jackie Boyfriend Button Down (c/o) / Marysia Swim Mott Bikini / Bottoms / Celiné Sunglasses (similar) / Ariel Gordon Gold Dust Lariat (c/o) / Silk Woven Bracelet (c/o) / Straw Hat 

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