About 5 years ago when I lived in NYC I went to a backyard barbeque at a cool Brooklyn brownstone. For dessert they served homemade icecream sandwiches and I remember marveling at the idea and thinking "why have I NEVER thought of this!!!". Ever since this easy dessert has become my go-to for both impromptu post-dinner sweat treats and more formal dinners. The possibilities are endless and I recently tried pairing store bought coconut cookies with black raspberry ice cream and it was a delicious combination! I'll be whipping up several different combinations while we are at the beach this week -- ideal for a post sun treat and for the kiddos!
Marysia Swim Bikini, $225 // Sisal Tote, $70 // Headwrap, $14 // Ban de Soleil, $9 // Warby Parker Sunglasses, $150 // Fouta Towel, $50 // Soft Joie Coverup, $118
This week's Current Crushes post is in collaboration with Keep.com. Have you heard of this great site? It's like Pinterest but shopable and totally addicting. I also find it super helpful being a blogger to be able to save all of my products for posts in one place! You can shop or look at my Beach board here and all my others here. I'm swooning over this Soft Joie coverup and so wish I had it with me at the beach this week! I have the same feeling about Marysia's awesome bikini!
Today I'm kicking off Beach Week on Style Within Reach and I thought I'd share a few of my beach bag essentials. I've been looking for a big straw bag that I can stuff full of stuff and recently picked up the one above at T.J. Maxx before we headed South last week.
A few of my essentials....
Zip Close Bag: For storing valuables, iPhone and headphones.Reads & Sunglasses: This is a given!
Turkish Beach Towel: This is a new one for me -- but I love the versatility of these thin, woven blankets. I plan to lay my absorbent towel on top of it and spread out on the sand.
Reusable Water Bottle: For staying hydrated.
Sunscreen: I typically bring SPF30 for my body, SPF 60 for my face (I love this + this) and SPF chapstick (don't forget this - burnt lips are the worst!)Sandals: I usually wear flip flops to the beach, but like to pack sandals for trips to grab lunch or a drink beachside.
Panama Hat: Perfect for shielding your face from the sun and covering up messy beach hair!
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Well friends, we are officially on vacation starting Sunday morning! Though I'll be working from the beach - I hope to get a few days of pure relaxation in! We'll be getting up at 4am and driving down South to Isle of Palms, SC to spend the week with my boyfriend's family on Sunday. I can't wait for our first trip of the year! Next week will be full of beach related content here on the blog so be sure to check in! Hope you have a great weekend.
Old Navy skinny jeans, gifted Matisse sandals, Rebecca Minkoff bag, J.Crew cardigan, gifted Valerie Nahmani Designs necklace.
If you haven't noticed, I love white jeans. I'm not afraid to wear them year round - as seen here but I was especially excited to wear this trend for this month's collaboration with Old Navy. Right now all denim is on sale at Old Navy making the affordable jeans even more of a deal! They have a ton of different styles -but I'm loving this cropped version for spring. I love how great white pants look with both black and cognac accents! How do you style white denim?
Photography by Sarah Culver.
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