Livin La Dolce Vita

A dock a day keeps the doctors away. Not really but if I was in charge of running the world it would! To me there’s nothing better than being near the ocean surrounded by boats with a cool breeze blowing and watching the sun go down. Now if only I owned one of those boats. I’d cruise straight into the sunset with my “Dolce Vita” beach bag!


Old Navy Dress | LOFT Bag | Old Navy Shoes | Kohl’s Hat (on sale!)


I’m sure you guys have heard of the song “Livin’ la Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin. When I received my new summer beach bag in the mail I kept singing that song in my head but instead I just switched out the words to match what the embroidered words on my bag said.

Did a little research and found that Dolce Vita actually means a life of pleasure and luxury while the title of Ricky Martin’s song is code for The Crazy Life. I’m not quite sure my life quite reflects either of those meanings but hey, the coral words match my outfit and that’s all that matters to me!











Old Navy Dress | LOFT Bag | Old Navy Shoes

Matching outfits with like colored pieces or accessories has been a favorite pasttime of mine since I was a little girl. I can recall the days where I used to excitedly flip through the Limited Too magazines (anyone remember that store?!) and find matching swimsuits that had perfectly matching cover ups. Or when Target used to sell a surf style brand and the shirt logo matched the print on the board shorts perfectly. I was all over those matchy matchy outfits and not much has changed since then.

The coral scalloped shoes were a present from my mom for my Birthday along with a beloved off-the-shoulder chambray top. Pairing the shoes with the off-the-shoulder dress (my fav Spring trend) was easy. In store I debated for a few minutes weather I wanted to buy a dress that matched the shoes so closely but I’m sure glad I did.

Over Easter weekend I took advantage of some of the sales and ended up ordering a few things online including the dolce vita embroidered bag you see here. Online the bag looked much smaller. When it arrived I was really not even sure I would need a bag that large. To my surprise, it matched my dress and shoes perfectly. Hip Hip Hooray. It was a match made in the fashion world.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! The weekend for me starts Fridays because I have off. This morning I worked out in the AM then decided to jump into the ocean with two of my friends afterwards because it was already 90 degrees and scorching out by 10:45 AM! The jump in felt so wonderful!!! Any day that starts with an ocean swim is a good day in my book! The rest of the weekend I have plans to hang with my sister, swim in the ocean and shoot some stuff for the blog. Pretty low key and room for some spontaneity so I’m sure I’ll end up doing something else random and fun. Any fun weekend plans for you all?! Tell me about it in the comments below!








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  • Reply
    April 29, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I love that bag!!! So cute!

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      May 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Kim!!!! Can’t wait for all those summer beach days!!!!!

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    Monica Copelin
    May 18, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Super cute post, that harbor looks awesome! I love the style of your blog by the way, well done!!


    Monica | ginghamandcord.com

    • Reply
      May 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      It really is! There’s a bridge right by it that opens for the boats to sail in and out, it’s really exciting to go there and watch and then cross over the bridge right after. =) Thank you for stopping by Monica and I appreciate it! =)

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    June 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    So pretty. I always love how you style your hats so well with outfits. I do like hats but don’t always feel like I can pull them off!

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      June 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks Taylor! Sometimes I think I look better in hats than without, ha! I bet you can, you just have to find a style that fits you. I’ve seen a lot of hat companies online that offer sizes for the width of your head. I want to try and order one to see if it helps with the fit. The worst is buying a hat that’s to large for your head because they always seem to fly off. Target hats always seem so gigantic and tilt in weird ways and don’t fit properly.

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