Summer’s Last Hoorah

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I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Seattle, things are a changin!  I love Summer, and I make sure to drink in as much sunshine, dining al fresco, and iced coffee as I can before it all comes to an end…but….Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season!  Once I get that first hint of light change, or a leaf turning…I am ALL pumpkin spiced and sweatered IN…and it is really hard to turn back!

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I attended a fun floral event (coming in a separate post!) and thought this outfit was perfect for a summer night in the field.  I also don’t think there is anything more “french” than carrying your flowers in a market basket…take me to Paris!

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These jeans have been a staple for me the past two summers.  This particular brand is sold out, but I did link a couple other almost identical options HERE and HERE.  This darling ruffle blouse is from one of my favorite online boutiques, and it on Summer Sale for $16!  You can find it HERE.

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Flowers c/o First and Bloom

 

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I hope you have soaked up every bit of Summer to get you through to your next favorite season!

xoxo~Dawn

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Mrs. Wear It Proud!

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The weather here in the PNW has been hot hot hot…the Cali girl in me LOVES it, plus I know all the rainy days in my future, so I soak it up!  My face in the first photo is not about the heat…my photographer (my son) caught my RBF (resting b*&!#$ face 😉 and insisted I share it with all of you!

This outfit could be another Target ad, because well, who doesn’t find the best stuff there?  I am planning on giving you a new Target faves post every week, and this one represents a few recent fave finds!

I love this Mrs. tee (that is actually what my hubby calls me, and I love it!)  I wear the title proudly after 24 years of marriage!  It’s funny to me how things like this tee or my WIFE tee are geared toward new brides, when I feel it says SO much more when worn by women who have put the work in, and represent what those titles are all about! Here’s to the married ladies!!

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Top   Skirt   Shoes Sunglasses (NY Glass has the best price and fast shipping!)

Bag/was a fabulous #Marshallssuprise!!

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I think this outfit is perfect right now in the heat of summer, but I will definitely be taking this skirt into fall with a denim shirt or jacket!

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I bet you are just wondering “where is that beautifil resort Dawn??”…well…truth be told this post is NOT sponsored by the ASSISTED LIVING building I used as my shoot location! LOL!!!  A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, am I right???

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This backpack is my new fave..and right now on line at Target it’s $25!!  Click HERE!

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Cheers to Summer!

xoxo~Dawn

Target Top Ten Under $35

I have a love affair with Target…I’ll admit it!  Where else can you run in and pick up a new nail polish, a sports bra and coffee creamer?  But honestly, Target kills it every time…whether it’s their designer collaborations or something from their own Merona line…I can always find something on trend and at a great price!

I thought it would be fun to start a series every week (hold me accountable please!) of the top 10 things I have bought or “want to buy”.  This list is a mix of beauty, clothing, and snacks!  So, here you go……

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Baseball Hat

I actually have bought this hat, and have it worn it more times than I should admit!  I love the faux leather and I think the black looks so chic!

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Studded Flip Flops

I have these sandals, and love them!  I wore them in my previous post with my favorite maxi here..and they are really comfortable and look like the high end designer version!

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Sports Bra

Love a good sports bra with cute back straps…and this one is both!

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Peanut Butter Monster

THIS trail mix!!  I’m sorry and you’re welcome all at the same time!  If you love peanut butter like we do…you are going to dig this!!

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Mrs. Tee

I love a graphic tee…make it a muscle tee and I’m all in!  This cute one just arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to style it!  I also have this one, and get asked about it every time I wear it!

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Merona Mule Loafers

I just tried these on yesterday..and LOVE them!  I had been looking at the ones at the “Nsale” and they sold out the first day…these are really soft and very comfortable!  I will be going back to grab these!

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White Perforated Pouch

This is such a cute sporty pouch, perfect for carrying in your new backpack (below 😉 for easy grab and go!

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Jergens Natural Glow

I bought this lotion a couple weeks ago and shared on Instagram, but wanted to use it awhile before I gave a review!  I love it!  It is an odd sensation to put this on while you are still dripping wet, but it really works!  I made the mistake of lightly towel drying and then putting it on..nope that didn’t work!  Just apply right after you shut off the shower water, and then lightly pat yourself dry!

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Hello Doormat

Target nails it with doormats!  This is one of my faves, but they have so many cute variations, and for $12.99 you can change them with the seasons!

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Mossimo Neoprene Backpack

This backpack! I shared my renewed love for the backpack on Instagram, and this one is a good one!

There you go…my top ten Target finds under $35!! Let me know if you find something you can’t live without!

xoxo~Dawn

For the love of…a maxi!

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This past weekend my hubs and I had a fun romantic staycation in Bellevue.  We stayed and the new gorgeous W Hotel Bellevue, did a little shopping at the Bellevue Collection, and had a FABULOUS dinner at The Lakehouse Bellevue.

I had seen this darling wall on Instagram (of course) so we walked around the block and voila!! there it was!  It is the perfect backdrop to showcase my LOVE for this Love Stitch Maxi!

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If you need one summer dress, this is the ONE!!  I love wearing it with a cute sports bra or bralette, because it’s a little too low-cut for my liking…and paired with a denim jacket and sandals…so cute!

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I also think this dress could easily take you into Fall.  Throw on a cute low bootie, knot the bottom of the dress, add a tee underneath and a moto jacket…done!

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I’ve linked it for you HERE, and below.  I found the best price at Nordstrom Rack.  Just for reference, I am wearing a S/M and there is PLENTY of room!  I have the military and the denim colors in my cart!  Also, I found some cute sport bra options HERE.

 

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Love Stitch Gauze Maxi

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Peace out to a wonderful weekend!

xoxo~Dawn

Porch Sittin’…American Dreamin’

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I love the 4th of July!!  I love red, white and blue, stars and stripes!!  I had so much fun putting this porch together!  I went straight to my favorite source to create fun…Oriental Trading, to find so many perfect decorations!

So, Welcome!  I hope you stay awhile!

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A couple weeks ago, my girlfriends and I got together for our usual girls night, and thought we would do a little crafting!  Pinterest to the rescue!!

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Really though, the best decorations are American Flags!!  Just stick those babies in your pots, or create a dramatic display like I did with this planter!

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“Home of the Free, because of the Brave”

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If you haven’t decorated your porch yet, I hope I have given you some easy and fun ideas!

Happy Independence Day!!!

xoxo~Dawn

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided these samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review.  All ideas and opinions are my own!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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We’ve celebrated Mom, and now it’s time for dear ole’ Dad!  Maybe he brings home the bacon or maybe he’s the one who fries it up in a pan!  Whatever he does, and is to you, this is HIS day.  I’ve rounded up some great gifts for every guy on your list…there really is something here for every guy!
Father's Day Gift Guide
1.  Traeger Junior Elite Grill – my husband has and LOVES this grill!  We have smoked and cooked everything from ribs to hot dogs!  It is so user-friendly and hands down leaves your food with the best smokey flavor!
2.  Jack Nicklaus Golf Shorts – Have you heard that Jack Nicklaus has a line of Golf wear at Tarjay??  The price point is awesome!
3.  Bluetooth Grillian Smart Cooking Thermometer – Use your phone to keep an eye on the temp?? yes, please!
4.  Cole Haan Men’s Pinch Weekender – A great looking shoe for summer.
5.  Nixon Men’s Watch – This is a great looking watch and comes in lots of different finishes!
6.  Bose SoundSport Headphones – no explanation needed!
7.  Can Jam – this is a fun game perfect for the backyard or the park!
9.  Fizzics Beer System – this will be very popular with Dad!
So, if you were having a hard time thinking of fun unique gifts for the special Guy in your life, I hope this list will give you some great ideas!
xoxo~Dawn
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