Books On My Radar

I love to read, but lately I have been having trouble really getting into a good book. It seems like it takes me 150 pages to finally dive into a book these days, and by then I’ve lost interest. So I decided to make a list of some books that have been on my radar that I think I will actually be able to indulge myself in. Nothing beats a great summer read by the pool or beachside. What are some of your summer reads?

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1.) The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

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2.) The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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3.) Looking for Alaska by John Green

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4.) Friendship by Emily Gould

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5.) A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

Be sure to check out these great links I’ve stumbled upon this week, too:

1.) Nothing beats some southern comfort food – this article hits the spot.

2.) Love this article on how Late Night TV needs to step up and get some women!

3.) This is so true!

4.) I’ve got to make these for breakfast, ASAP!

Oceanside

I’ve been away from home a little under 2 months now and I’m already missing the salt water sea breeze on a summer afternoon.

Growing up in Naples, FL summer days were spent camped out on the beach until the afternoon thunderstorms rolled in, forcing you to finally seek refuge inside. I miss those careless days spent splashing around in the ocean with friends or just indulging in a good book for endless hours oceanside. While surfing through Pinterest and seeing all the new swimsuit styles I became nostalgic, lusting for my past summers spent with my toes in the sand.

I’ve got my fingers crossed to make it down to the Cape eventually this summer to finally satisfy my beach craving. Until then, I’ll have to make a list of all the fashionable beach finds I want to test out this summer and let that suffice!

beach hatsLove these DIY beach hats from Stephanie Sterjovski’s blog!

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Scalloped bathing suits are in this summer, love this look on Lupita!

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Mara Hoffman‘s bathing suits always have the most unique/colorful prints for some fun in the sun.

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Olivia Palermo rocking a chic cover-up.

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I’m a huge fan of this new bathing suit style – I just don’t know if I have the guts to try it!

What are some of your favorite beachside fashion staples?