To anchor the look, this is the parfait little white dress by Lilly Pulitzer (on major sale - squeee!).How adorable is this Marc Jacobs cosmetic bag for weekend getaways on the boat? And that gorgeous necklace from Bauble Bar...to die! Jacks go with everything in the summertime, and the outfit is topped off with a fab beach hat and chic sunnies. Just the right amount of pop!
Due to some "alarm clock issues" this morning, today is a LBD, pearls, and top-bun kind of day...I call it rushed-chic. (With my huge black sunnies and hot pink lip, I felt a bit like Holly Golightly running out the door!)
I adore a clutch to hold all my summer essentials when island hopping, and I have been swooning over J.Crew and Tory Burch's clutch collections! To tempt me even further, these styles are all on major SALE!
I fell in love with this J.Crew Havana clutch, but I as forced to choose between neon and nautical - two of my favorite trends! (Husband just did not understand that the hot pink and navy stripe are actually quite different and both necessary in my closet...)
Neon won, and this lovely fuschia number is en route to the Champagne Chateau as I type.
Here is the nautical navy stripe...someone please buy this beauty and enjoy...the price has been reduced even more!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together flours, cocoa powder, baking
soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine. In a large bowl or stand mixer,
beat eggs and sugar until they are pale yellow and thick in consistency. Add in
butter and mix to combine. Add Nutella and buttermilk and beat until
Add in flour 1-2 cups at a time, mixing in after each addition. Scoop batter
to fill lined cupcake tins 2/3 full. Bake for 22-25 minutes until tops bounce
back when touched lightly. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes.
When cupcakes are still warm, fill a pastry bag with a round tip with the 1/2
cup Nutella. Insert tip into the top of each cupcake in the center about 1/2″
down. Squeeze in Nutella, about 1 tablespoon for each cupcake. Allow cupcakes to
Beat together butter and Nutella until creamy. Mix in vanilla extract. Add in
powdered sugar and mix well. Add cream until desired consistency is reached.
I'm back after a fun-filled summer weekend, and I have lots to share! Our day at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport was lovely - lots of great tennis (Lleyton Hewitt and Ryan Harrison to name a couple) and some fantastic father-daughter time.
Daddy and me
The grounds are beautiful!
Posing with Husband
Husband spoiled me with a sweet surprise from Angela Moore - he is the sweetest!
We took the boat to Martha's Vineyard on Friday and spent the afternoon vespa-ing around the island. What fun!
En route to the Vineyard...wind in my hair.
Taking in the views from the lighthouse.
The rest of the weekend included more boating and beaching with my besties. Hope you all had a lovely weekend! XX
I grew up in a tennis family. In lessons at a young age, traveling to my brother's tennis tournaments, and playing doubles with Daddy. Newport tennis week at the International Tennis Hall of Fame has always been a tradition, and I will be spending the day with Husband and Daddy watching the matches. In honor of those lovely tennis whites, here are some fabulous little white dresses parfait for the summer sun!