Author: Erin Vondra

To say I love all these looks is an understatement. Still plenty of Summer left to enjoy our sweet hometown. Links to each numbered items under the pages.

Black Bathing suit / 2. Straw and Leather bag / 3. Sunglasses / 4. Wrap Skirt / 5. Black Sandals / 6. Pleated Skirt / 7. Lip & Cheek Duo / 8. Puff Sleeve Button down / 9. Navy Satchel / 10. platform Loafers

11. Cotton Dress / 12. Green Purse / 13. White slingback / 14. Straw Hat / 15. Red Sunglasses / 16. Blue Tote / 17. Platform Birks / 18 . Navy Romper / 19. Plaid Pajama Set / 20. Scrunch Sock / 21. Heart Mug / 22. Face Mask

23. Long Sleeve Print Dress / 24. Green Sunglasses / 25. Chanel Foundation / 26. Foam slides / 27. Studded Belt Bag / 28. Pleated Ombre Dress / 29. Woven Pink Clutch / 30. Snake Earrings / 31.. Gold Slingbacks

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Barrington Youth and Family Services will be having the annual fundraising gala on Saturday, April 22. This event is not only the an incredibly fun time it is for a wonderful cause! If you have not gotten your tickets yet, you can buy them here. The theme this year is circus, so the inspiration for your outfit is endless. Think bright colors, polka dots, feathers, tulle, stripes, balloon, and sequins, really you can do anything with a little fun and whimsy! Here are some options of things I that would be perfect with links below.  

Tiered Tulle Dress / 2. Pleated Yellow Dress / 3. Polka Dot Dress / 4. Yellow Cape Dress / 5. Tux Cape Dress / 6. Bubble Clutch / 7. Feather Heels / 8. Green Ruffle Dress / 9. Top Hat / 10. Bubble Hem Dress / 11. Strapless Neon dress / 12. Checkerboard dress / 13. Black Feather Dress

After I got so much feedback on sunscreen from my recent stories of the Sun Bum FAIL, I thought I would share my go to, never-fail-me, worth every cent sun products. Who knows why I strayed, but I certainly won’t again. These all are items I purchase again and again with no burns in site. 

  1. I keep this hand cream in my car since I live in it to protect and moisturize my hands. Has great anti-aging properties too. / 2. This body lotion is not super waterproof, but great for a little shimmer poolside or to swipe on for an outdoor party. / 3. This glow screen for face has a great slight shimmer to add to you favorite moisturizer. / 4. This spray never fails me with the kids and lasts a long time in water / 5. This face stick for kids sells out and is hard to find! I love it because you can swipe on even while they are IN the pool. / 6. This jug of sunscreen is worth the investment. Stick in your mudroom for easy slathering before you leave the house. / 7. I have been buying this swipe on mineral sunscreen for years and have never burned. It is the MOST water/sweatproof formula period and worth every penny. / 8. I wear this tinted sunscreen every single day over my face oil. Just enough coverage and has lots of good ingredients for your skin. / 9. I was impressed with this gradual tan lotion to a little glow on vacation. Will be purchasing more for sure. 

If you are like me you are realizing as you start packing in your head that you and your fam is not ready to get out of town with what is in your closets! Still time to get what you need for the destination you are headed to or even the cozy week at home you are about to enjoy.

Lip Gloss / Orange Mules / Poplin Puff Sleeve Shirt / Printed Shorts / Bucket Bag 

Sunglasses / One Piece Swim Suit / Sun Hat / Vegan Slides / Linen Pants

Embroidered Cover Up / White Bow Slides / Sunscreen Stick / Beach Bag / Knit One Piece Swim Suit

Highlighter Stick / Crossbody Bag / Turquoise Earrings / Suede Booties / Printed Silk Dress

Quilted Coat / Face Mask / Personal Facial Steamer / White Sneakers / Knit Matching (Top & Pant)

Stripe Sweater / Balaclava / Ski Pants / Ski Jacket / Goggles

Though I plan on living in my sweats and jeans for awhile, the longer days and sunshine are getting me excited for Spring. oft colors, preppy stripes, and elevated neutrals are everywhere. A few pieces will get us all excited for the season to come.

  1.  An oversized preppy cardigan to wear with pants or over dress $60 / 2.  A breezy silhouette gives this floral dress ease $420 / 3. A neutral but fun crossbody that goes with the season $595 / 4.  They don’t call the if Favorite Pant for nothing, comes in many colors $218 / 5. LOVE the color and layers of this tulle gown $298 / 6. This seersucker dress combines all my favorites $495 / 7. Drawstring faux leather pant perfection $150 / 8. Cloud like Adidas Original Updates that come in lots of colors $50 / 9. This sweet dress could be dressed up or down $275 / 10. A Ribbed tank that comes in lots of colors is the perfect layering piece  $20 / 11. A sweet floral print tier dress $150 / 12. A striped lady jacket with jeans is so chic $128  / 13. Satin & Silk is EVERYWHERE and I worship this easy dress $250 / 14. This soft gauze dress is easy to pair with sneakers $70 / 15. Cute Scallop Poplin Top $90 / 16. A strappy sandal with a heel height you can get behind $130 / 17. I own these golf shoes in navy and really wish I had this color instead! $225

A few picks from the many sales this weekend.

  1. I just installed this rug and I LOVE it / 2. All white nikes for leggings and jeans / 3. J Crew has almost the whole site on sale including their swim in classic stripes and gingham / 4. Been dying to try this U Beauty Compound that supposedly will replace all your other products. / 5. This cashmere coat is GORGEOUS / 6. My go to pajamas / 7. A super chic oversized faux leather jacket / 8. This iron chandelier would be beautiful in a great room, entry, or dining room / 9. I wear this tinted sunscreen with anti-inflammatory ingredients every day / 1o. This caned cabinet is a perfect storage piece with style / 11. A modern canopy bed is a huge upgrade to any bedroom / 12. This Ulla Johnson dress is on SUPER sale and so pretty  / 13. All GAP sweats on sale. I love this sweatshirt cardigan to pair with my fave sweatpants. / 14. A Sherpa lady jacket to wear with jeans. / 15. This is THE BEST sunscreen and gives you a little coverage. Lasts through sweat, swimming, ANYTHING

This issue was all about winter uniforms to get us through the gray, cold days that seem to never end. Cozy, functional, and chic outfits will make the days we wait until Spring so much better. You can find links to all the items below the page.

Long Fleece Coat / Fleece lined Leggings / Boots / Sweatshirts / Hat / Hand Cream

Faux Fur Puffer / Glow Drops Serum / Loafers / Sweater / Pants

Pink Coat / Oversized Scarf / Lip Gloss / White Boots / Sweater / Pants

Sweater Dress / Mittens / Snow Boots / Body Cream / Puffer

As someone who has yet to buy one gift for her family, coming up with some ideas was much needed. After asking you all what you needed to see most, ideas for the guys was top of the list. Here are some things that I know will be aa hit on Christmas Day, some classics and some unexpected gems. 

  1. This genius BBQ collapsable cutting board is perfect for your grilling guy. $50
  2. Bucket golf is a fun way to work on chipping and hang in the backyard. $114
  3. Because cigars and Bourbon are always a great idea. $22
  4. This multi-device charger is great for a desk since your phone screen can be displayed. $90
  5. This smart mug keeps his coffee nice and warm. $150
  6. The On Clouds are so comfy and easy to slip on. $140
  7. This bluetooth speaker is also a range finder, plus it attaches magnetically to the golf cart. $100
  8. The Solo Stove he has wanted all year. $260
  9. New snowboard boots to replace the old smelly ones he has. $420
  10. He is now obsessed with paddle and needs a fancy racket. $200
  11. Winter is long and your guy needs activities like ping pong. Including beer pong. $350
  12. Seriously grade your cocktail hour for your music loving man with a turntable with a few of his favorite albums. $220