Outdoor Summer Essentials: AVON’s Skin So Soft Bug Guard Collection

This post is sponsored by AVON. All opinions are my own.
During the summer months, I think it's safe to say we spend most of our time outdoors. With that being said, I am so excited to be teaming up with AVON because their Skin So Soft Bug Guard Collection has me covered for anything and everything. If we're not on a picnic blanket in one of the city's amazing parks we're either at the beach, riding the ferry or hitting an outdoor movie after sunset.

Off-The-Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress

It's no secret that I'm a gal about maxi dresses during the spring and summer months. I mean, it's obvious. What you also know is that I'm all for re-wearing pieces (to-death). This particular dress is from last summer and I'm still as big of a fan of it as I was when it first arrived. This time I'm wearing it woven slides, a straw bag and a fresh gloss from Madison Reed. Summer perfection for Maxi Monday! 

Five Swimsuits I'm Obsessing Over This Summer

You might have spotted a couple of these on my Miami Swim Week coverage but I can't emphasize enough how much I truly love these suits. SwimUSA has got it going on and I dig it. So, I'm sharing my current favorites, how to wear them and where to buy them!

These beauties are bound to stun on every shape and size, see them working their magic below...

1. Magicssuit Bollywood Danika (similar)
Wear it with: bright accessories & high-waisted denim. 
 Wear it with: Nude Sandals and Blue accessories!
I also love wearing it as a bodysuit... 
Magicsuit Ursula in Black (It's so good I need it in two colors)
Wear it with: White & Black Accessories
Wear it with: Gold accessories!

Vera Bradley Sadie One-Piece
Wear it with: this adorable Vera Bradley coverup...

Miami Swim Week Photo Diary

And just like that I'm back to real life after a whirlwind trip to Miami with Swimusa. If you followed along via stories, you watched as Lara and I took over the Swimusa Instagram account for an extended weekend at Miami Swim Week. 

What better way to document our weekend adventure to Miami than with an instant camera. 

Family Friendly Destination: Anna Maria Island

A couple of weeks ago you followed along as I took over the gulf coast for a few days of sun, sea and sand- I've never gone home feeling so refreshed. It was exactly what I needed and could not have asked for a better experience on Anna Maria Island.

Twenty Colorful Summer Dresses under $50

Oh hey, I'm back from Miami and I brought some color back with me! 

It's no secret that I'm a gal about color regardless of the season. But when the summer comes around I go color in full force. This season, the rainbow trend has been huge and we've talked about it little bit here, but I think it's time for Jackie and I to take on massive color pops. Thus this week's post was born...

Little Embroidered Dress

First off, how cute is this little embroidered dress?! I actually picked it up during my trip at Bollare's Hub and have been swooning since I saw it on the hanger. Adorable is an understatement when you factor in this amazing background from the Surfcomber. Can I just move in? Paradise found. 

For me, this is all laid back summer vibes. I'm really loving incorporating scarves in hand bands to all of my looks right now. It's really doing it for me and I apologize ahead of time for blowing things up with creative headwear options for summer. On vacation or at home...

Dress Innika Choo // Shoes James Smith "Off Duty" // Bag Bloomingdales // Sunnies Karen Walker


Easy Tips For Keeping Your Clothes Whiter Longer

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Clorox Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
If it hasn't been terribly obvious over the last few years, I love wearing white. It's bright, crisp and looks great with just about anything. For me, when I'm wearing white, I'm a magnet for everything and anything to stain whatever it is that I'm wearing. I don't know how, but I manage to do it.

Must-Haves For Packing The Perfect Picnic

This post is sponsored by AVA Grace Vineyards.  All opinions are my own and as always, drink responsibly.
I'm going to start by saying that picnic season is my favorite season. It's been a tradition since David and I were first married with limited funds. We would pack a picnic, head to the park and just sit under the trees for hours people-watching, snacking and catching outdoor movies. It's one of my favorite memories from our life before kids and has become a large part of our lifestyle when the spring and summer temperatures arrive. These days we have three kids in tow but it doesn't make it any less amazing, just a little louder, messy and chaotic maybe?

The Cutest $33 Floral Off The Shoulder Dress

I'm heading to Miami on Friday with Lara and my favorite ladies from SwimUSA for Swim Week and I'm so excited! Of course to get the in mood I needed to throw on something super colorful and festive. I mean, how cute it this little floral dress? All the Bardot vibes! Also, It's Who What Wear Collection. They can do no wrong in my book. It may or may not have landed a spot in my suitcase for this week's festivities and I'm not mad about it. I especially love it with these red Chinese Laundry sandals but think it would look equally adorable with slides and sneakers... 

Ten Little White Dresses For Every Occasion

I think I've posted enough little white dresses here on TfDiaries to show that I am pro-little white dress no matter the occasion. Basically as soon as spring temperatures hit I'm swapping anything black for something a little (really, a lot) brighter and you better believe I'm wearing it everywhere as the season progresses. This time around Jackie and I are sharing a couple of our current favorites and how to wear them. 

For me, give me anything fringe and you've basically won me over. This long sleeve tassel mini dress is all sorts of heck yes in my book. I've been wearing it with these lace-up Sorel sandals and my satin slides. You can't got bohemian without the right accessories, so again, this oversized straw bag made the cut. I know I basically wear it with everything but it's hard to put it down when it goes with all of your outfits and holds everything. Finally, because I do love some color I added just a pop with an orange-coral lip. 

Jackie went a little more lady-like in her white Chicwish lace dress. First off, Chicwish knows how to make a lace dress so if you're in the market definitely check them first for affordable options. She styled hers with the perfect muted pastels. I need those Sole Society sandals STAT. 





Here's 8 More Little White Dresses For Every Occassion


Stay tuned, I'll be sharing how to keep your little white dresses bright and stain free!