The Little Lemon Dress

In the beginning of summer, I remember scrolling through Instagram seeing all of my favorite bloggers/fashion influencers sporting lemon print and I was immediately obsessed! I bookmarked their posts for inspiration and was on my very own hunt for the perfect lemon sundress for summer. While shopping in Marshalls looking for swimsuits, I stumbled across this sky blue, fit and flare, 50’s style lemon printed dress. It was love at first sight and the dress was completely darling; I darted toward the rack, scooped it up and headed for the dressing room! As soon as I zipped it up, I knew that I had to purchase it! It fit like a glove and I immediately started to style the dress in my head. I envisioned my blush Kendra Scott necklace, my gold holographic Michael Kors bag and some white vintage sunnies and that’s exactly how I wore it! I took the dress out for a spin at my favorite coffee shop in Long Beach Island with my sisters for some iced soy lattes and acai bowls!

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What print have you been loving this summer? Comment Below!

XO, Lexie

 

Summer Sunrise // Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Let me preface this post by saying that I am a complete and total morning person. I’m always the first in my family to get up and I do so happily, so waking up super early for this sunrise was a breeze! To me, there is nothing more exciting than the start of a new day. I can’t help but smile when I think about the opportunity that lies ahead.

A new day means that you have the power to create new memories, start a new adventure, even accomplish a goal. Personally, I start every morning by setting a positive intention for the day. This particular morning, I set my mind on doing something that I have been dreaming about for a while now! I’ve been vacationing at Long Beach Island (my happy place) for my entire life and I’ve never went to watch the sunrise. Surprising for a morning person right!?

I made my dream a reality and sprung out of bed throwing on my new striped coverup, my favorite white sunnies and silently slipped out of our beach house, careful to not wake anybody up. As I walked up to the sandy shoreline I was greeted by a salty breeze and saw the sky awakening before my very eyes. Soft pinks emerged from the horizon as the sun slowly began to rise. The colors quickly intensified into fiery orange and yellows as the sun rose higher and higher into the sky. The rich reflections of the brightly colored sunlight danced and glistened across the rippling waves.

It was the most incredible sight I have ever seen. While watching this beautiful miracle of a new day unfold before me, I couldn’t help but take a moment to reflect on how thankful I am to live and experience this life. It’s so easy to be consumed by the trivial parts of daily living but making time to see and experience something as simple and wonderful as a sunrise can completely change your perspective.

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My advice? Go out and explore, accomplish that goal, make your dream a reality. Tomorrow is your fresh start. The opportunity for greatness belongs to you!

xo, lexie

 

Fourth of July Reflections

The fourth of July is one of those holidays that I just get so excited about. There is always something fun going on, whether it be BBQ’s with friends/family, laying out a blanket and watching the fireworks, or spending the day at the lake or beach. Personally, I like to lay low on the fourth and hang out with my family. My parents will grill the night away, while my sisters and I relax on the back deck. As the sky darkens, all of us will sit around the table, watch the fireworks, and tell funny stories…and boy does my dad have a lot to tell! Picking out a fourth of July outfit now sure does look a lot different from when I was younger. If your parents didn’t make you wear the Old Navy flag tee are you really American!? HAHA! This year I went for a bold red lip, a chambray dress, and white sandals…definitely a lot more understated than when I was kid, but still very patriotic! How did you spend your holiday? Let me know in the comments below!

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xo, Lexie