Omg, you guys. Friday. We made it!!! I am so beat this morning, mostly from party planning and finalizing all the details from Christy’s and I flower crown making party last night!! It was so so much fun. I mean how GOOD are these balloons?! I can’t wait to share more details from the party soon – in the mean time definitely check out our hashtag for all the pretty photos our friends snapped last night. Let’s get to my favorite links around the web this week, shall weeee?
Links I Loved
I want to wear this outfit everyday this summer. – Pinterest
I have to admit, I have never been surfing. It’s always been a bucket list item for me and hopefully one day I can make that happen whether out West in true “Cali” fashion or at some point in Montauk. I am deathly afraid of sharks but hopefully I can get past that – especially if there’s a cute surf instructor involved.
Anyways, I’m quite obsessed with what the surf culture entails – a relaxed, free-spirited, laid back mentality. A culture where a day at the beach can cure just about anything. A culture where there’s pure bliss in catching that next big wave. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to be a surfer to identify with the culture. I feel like many of us (whether we realize it or not) are also trying to catch the next big wave whether personally or professionally. So while we’re all on the lookout for our own next big wave, we might as well incorporate the surf culture into our homes as that perfect daily reminder.
I’d seriously LOVE to get my hands on some vintage 1960’s or 1970’s surf photography. In the interim, I have shopped Minted.com – I have two out of these three surf photographs. What I love most about shopping off of Minted is that you can choose the option for framing + pick out the frame that best fits your style. One Kings Lane also has so many great photography options. How cute is this vintage photo!? I also love this one. Coffee table books (duh) are another great way to incorporate the surf culture into your home – I’ve added LeRoy Granni’s book to my coffee table book que in addition to Surf Club and Surfing Photographs From The Eighties by Jeff Divine. You can shop my favorite surf photography and coffee table books below! Surfs up, dude.
SHOP THE BEST SURF PHOTOGRAPHY & COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
With the official kick off to summer right around the corner, it’s time to get our butts into gear, ladies!
Memorial Day will be here before we know it. Although it doesn’t quite actually feel like summer is ever going to get here (it’s currently 46 degrees here in New York) I’ve created a summer shopping guide for you (and myself, of course) to keep us in line when it comes to online or in-store shopping. I’ve rounded up 9 different categories that are a must-have in my opinion: off-the-shoulder tops, Illesteva sunnies, Chuck Taylors (or any white sneakers will do), white jeans – duh, a straw bag, sandals that can take you from day-to-night, a floral dress for any occasion and a colorful one-piece for your next beach getaway.
Shopping for a new season can take a toll on your bank account so I tried to include pieces for every budget. I love creating lists of must-have items for a new season because as I mentioned, it helps keep me (and my bank account) in line. If you know where to shop and what key pieces you need, shopping for summer will be a piece of cake! Let’s get to it, shall we?
You can scroll through each category below by navigating with the right and left arrows under each category. What’s on your shopping list this summer? Have a great Monday, friends! Xo. Lauren