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By Paige Shoes by the Sea Shore

Back in the day when I was working as a sales associate at vineyard vines a few of the guys called me lobster girl, why because I loved anything with a lobster on it! I am so excited to be working the By Paige Shoes this summer to showcase so of her incredible designs! Paige Andrews has over 20 years experience, all of the needlepoint items are hand stitched! I love the vibrant colors and intricate designs By Paige offers! I especially love my new paid of Lobster and Crab loafers!

I don’t think there has ever been a more New England pair of shoes than these! The second I took them out of the box I was impressed by the quality, and when you slip a pair on you can tell these were made with care. They are so comfortable! The stitching is beautiful and the colors really pop. I can’t wait to wear mine all summer long.

They’re perfect for all your days spent by the shore, trips to the cape and islands, or a drive along the Maine coast! I wore mine up to Rockport, MA the other day for a little brunch and shopping. Rockport is one of my favorite coastal towns in New England. If you haven’t been I highly recommend taking a day trip, and be sure to do it in a pair of By Paige Shoes!

Thank you By Paige for my pair of loafers, as always all opinions are my own. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, I love using my platform to support small business owners like Paige, be sure to check her out on Instagram!

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Seersucker at Sesuit

Its those small out of the way places that have the best food! If you’re in the mood for a killer Lobster roll check out Sesuit Harbor Cafe. It is the most charming spot, right on the water. Get to Lobster roll, you won’t be sorry!

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This dress was a major find at TJ Maxx, seersucker and anchors! Its super comfy and light, great for the heat!

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It has pockets!

Every girl needs a perfect summer dress! This year vineyard vines nailed it with this adorable striped dress. I am in love with everything about it, the vibrant stripes, the bow on the back, but most of all it has pockets! As I’m sure many of you know I get very excited when a dress and or skirt has pockets. This dress can be dressed up or dressed down. It is professional enough to wear to the office but still fun enough to wear out. With the right accessorize and shoes you could even rock it at a wedding! Vineyard Vines always runs a little big in my opinion, so if you’re between sizes I would size down, I definitely had a little extra room in this one.

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Vineyard Vines had a great collection of dresses this season but this one is definitely my favorite! I styled it with Jack Rogers and put my hair up so everyone could see the adorable bow on the back. The bow makes this dress so fun but it is still classy enough that anyone can wear it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July! I will be hanging by the pool with family and friends at my aunt’s annual cookout. I love going to my aunt’s every year it is one of the traditions I look forward to most every year. What do you do for the 4th? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Thank you vineyard vines for this adorable dress, as always all opinions are my own.

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Sailing Away in Summer

Happy First weekend of Summer! Memorial has come and gone so unofficially summer started last month, but today is the Summer Solstice. I am so happy to be partnering with vineyard vines to feature their summer line on my blog this summer. When I got the summer catalog in the mail I was instantly drawn to this sailboat intarsia sweater. It is the perfect sweater to toss on for a day by the water when its a little breezy or to put on after the sun goes down and it gets a little chilly. AC8CED67-97A4-4630-98F1-B7E86A58FE297A36883E-C4D3-4677-989D-7001CFAA742Ffullsizeoutput_2408BD0658DA-0931-4A5F-945C-5585C21B4FF97D03B3F2-EDD9-436C-B4D6-3866333BB635fullsizeoutput_2407

I love spending time by the ocean every summer. My family has been going down the Cape my entire life. Growing up in New England was amazing because we had so many different options. Vineyard Vines has always been one of my favorite brands because it captures the essence of New England perfectly. The winters here may be horrible but I firmly believe the summers make it worth it. Can’t wait to go to Nantucket, the Cape, and Maine this summer!

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Anchored into Summer

As many of you know I graduated college this year, and recently started a new job. I love it but it keeps me super busy, even on the weekends. I am definitely looking forward to spending time down the Cape with my family and up in Maine with Mike.

That is what I love about New England, we really have everything right here within driving distance. We can drive to the beach, the mountains, lakes, and the woods. I grew up going down the Cape and am definitely a beach person! When I was seven my family went on a seriously disastrous camping trip to Maine, which pretty much turned me off of Maine until I started dating Mike. The past four years I have loved going up to Maine with him, its nice to get away just the two of us. There is no wifi, and only 4 TV channels, so its very easy to unplug and relax for a weekend.

I am looking forward to traveling a lot this summer and now that the weather is finally starting to feel like summer there are plenty of beach days in my future! This dress is from vineyard vines, I think I got it in 2014 maybe? I love the nautical anchor details and the rope belt! It is the perfect summer dress, the collar keeps it professional enough to wear to the office but it’s still fun enough for a night out! I am always looking for nautical pieces to add to my wardrobe and I go back to them every summer. I talk about quality over quantity a lot. This dress is four years old and is still in great condition! Yes it cost $100+ initially but I am still wearing it four years later! You can spend $15 on a dress at Primark but it will be ruined after one or two wears and you will be going right back to the store to spend another $15 dollars and another and another. There are so many quality brands out there, building a wardrobe doesn’t happen over night and investing in quality pieces is the best way to build a long term wardrobe.