I love little brooches. I have a small collection of them, and I usually pin them to my jackets and vests. But recently I’ve taken to pinning them right to whatever top or sweater I’m wearing. I’m sure it only elevates my old lady status, but I love it anyway.
skirt: handmade (DIY here)
sunglasses: Warby Parker
» I got my hair cut. It’s a little short for my liking :|
» I posted this on instagram, but I though I’d share here, too. I love me some hot dogs, and experimenting with different toppings. Here are some favorites:
» Speaking of food, I made these buffalo chicken meatballs the other day and OMG they were delicious.
» Major outfit crush.
» Are you on Instagram? Follow along! My username is : hollyjollydolly
I’ve mentioned before that I have a staggering 7 rompers (well, now 8. shhhhh) in my closet. What I didn’t include in that is that I also have 4 jumpsuits. That makes 12 adult onsies. TWELVE.
And of course, almost half of them are LOFT/Lou & Grey. Working there is dangerous for me. #loftgirlproblems
jumpsuit: LOFT Lou & Grey
headband: just a scrap of fabric
sunglasses: Warby Parker
tote: Megan Nielsen
Boo and I love going to the beach. Year round, actually. And heres the thing - as much as I love it, I get antsy sometimes. Boo naps. Like, that’s his favorite thing to do. He hits the sand and he’s out. I need to be doing something, though. I’ve tried bringing a book. But for some reason, I just can’t read on the beach. I get distracted, and still, antsy. I know, I’m weird. Isn’t that like the number one beach activity?!
So I saw this DIY a while back for a portable checkers board made on a placemat, and I thought - why not make it on a bigger scale and put it on a blanket? That way, it’s double duty! Triple duty, actually. Its a game board, its something to sit on, and it’s something to cover up with. And while we’re at it, let’s make it double sided, too.
I decided to go with a checkers board on one side, and a mancala board on the other. I’m not very good a checkers, by the way. But mancala? Mancala is my jam.
The best part about it? You don’t have to carry around all the little game pieces. Just pick up shells or rocks or anything around you and use those as your game pieces.
And it doesn’t just have to be for the beach! It would make a perfect picnic blanket. Or just for taking to the park, or your own backyard, and enjoying some fun out in the sun.
So, read on after the jump to see how I made it!
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romper: Buffalo Exchange
glasses: Warby Parker
Geez, guys. I’ve been wanting one of these babies for awhile now. I actually bought some vinyl months ago. But you know, life. Better late than never, though! I’m actually thinking about doing one with white machine stitching too, for an almost completely transparent look. But for this one, I decided to start with a bolder, brighter look.
See how to make it after the jump, and don’t forget to check out how I styled it in yesterday’s post!