To the Seaside

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This week we’re off to Nantucket for a little sea air and relaxation. Before I go, I wanted to pop by with an easy DIY I made from a few brightly colored tassels.

I bought this scarf at LOFT this weekend because I just couldn’t resist the pattern at the sale price. But because I plan on mostly wearing it as a headscarf, I knew that the tassels would often be tucked away. They are too good to waste, so I put together this quick DIY for a fun, summery necklace for your own beachy getaway.

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First, I carefully removed the tassels from the scarf with a small pair of scissors. For a little extra something-something, I wrapped the shank of the tassel with silver wire. At this point, it was ready to attach to a necklace! I experimented with looping the tassels on to a silver chain (as you see in the smaller photos in the lower lefthand corner of the collage, above), but also loved how they looked attached to a layered coral bead necklace. Such a fun vacation-y accessory to add to what I packed for this trip!

Have a great week, friends!

Pack with me: Nantucket

Next week we’re going on a three day runaway to Nantucket! This is our one vacation of the summer, so I really want to maximize our fun and relaxation while we’re there. That means just a few outfits that will mix and match with each other, that won’t take a lot of thought in the mornings and will let me explore comfortably all day.

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Splurgy caftan, extra long necklace, sandals, kimono, black maxi dress, white top, denim skirt, perforated sneakers, canvas tote bag, distressed cap, bracelet

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Italy Mini-Guide

Last May, my husband and I took a week-long trip to Italy. I can’t believe that was almost a year ago already! It was our first big trip, just the two of us, and my first visit to Europe. It had always been my dream to go to Rome, and I remember exactly how it felt to finally buy those tickets and start planning our itinerary. Today I’m excited to share a few of the off-the-beaten-path spots that I loved the most.

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  • Mini pizza at Yotvata.
    Our first night in Italy, we settled into this quiet outdoor cafe and ordered a selection of mini pizzas to kick off our adventure. The luxury of the warm weather, the snowy tablecloths under the big umbrellas, the people-watching, will all stay with me forever.spanish steps.jpg

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