Shining this Summer with Lovita Jewelry

We have vacays planned, pool parties and weddings to attend, BBQs to host and outdoor concerts to dance the night away. Hot temperatures, summer whites, up-dos and bare shoulders ~ it is time to amp up our accessory game beauties.

My collaboration with Lovita Jewelry could not have come at a better time. I was ecstatic when my package arrived at my doorstep just as the weather here in Boston has been nothing but sunshine. It inspired me to take this Serenity Fringe Necklace and Earring set beach side for a fun photoshoot.

I just love the blue stones highlighted by the gold tone fringe. It is lightweight and the length can be easily adjusted. The matching fringe earrings are so fun. This is such a perfect Summer accessory.

Summer is about simplicity, so let your jewelry do the talking.

Looking for the perfect piece to add to your summer collection? Lovita Jewelry is definitely heating things up this Summer with their wide selection of fabulous, coordinated looks, as well as personalized and inspirational gifts – all beautifully packaged.

The perfect combination of trendy and elegant, Lovita Jewelry reflects an ideal summer mood for any occasion.

What is your favorite or must have Summer accessory?

Have a great week beauties.

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine

*In collaboration with  Lovita Jewelry

Get the Scoop!!!

It was definitely an ideal weekend for beaches and cream. So, Andy and I headed to Boston’s North Shore. Not only did we find a myriad of gorgeous beaches, we also discovered a trail of mouthwatering homemade ice cream.  I LOVE ice cream. It is my favorite sweet treat. I was delighted to learn that there are over 40 ice cream shops across the North Shore. Many of these small town shops have been in business for decades, with some open year round and some only seasonal. This was the sweetest adventure I’ve been on.

Here are my top 4 picks:

  1. Richardson’s Ice Cream

I had to start with Richardson’s, as this is the most iconic of North Shore ice creams. After taking what seemed like forever, I finally decided to try Coconut Chip with Almond Joy. They had so many delicious choices – 85 to be exact – now you know why I took forever to make a selection.

Richard’s Ice Cream lived up to the hype. The ice cream was rich, dense and silky. There were big chunks of chocolate with almonds in an indulgent frozen coconut-cream. I will be returning for more. Richardson’s is sprawled over 800 acres and has a dairy farm and bottling facility right onsite so you can watch fresh milk being bottled. I ordered the kid-sized scoop, which was huge so imagine how big the other sizes are. This is such a fun place for the entire family to eat, relax and even play some mini-golf.

  1. Threadwell’s Ice Cream

After spending the week on the treadmill, Threadwell’s was much deserved. Threadwell’s is opened year round so I was expecting more seasonal flavors. Their seasonal Peach flavored ice cream was unfortunately sold out. I did however try their new seasonal flavored ice cream Campfire S’mores. The generous portion was silky and marvelously creamy. The graham cracker flavor is infused into the ice cream and is loaded with chocolate chunks and marshmallow crème. So yum.

 

3. Cherry Farm Creamery

It was interesting to learn that Cherry Farm Creamery was first opened in August of 1976. Cherry Farm Creamery is named after the farm on Cherry Street in Wenham that the owners, the Jones Family, grew up on. They have 35 mouthwatering flavors to choose from. I tried their refreshing Watermelon Sherbet which was delicious.

  1. Captain Dusty’s

We came across Captain Dusty’s by chance. It was a great find. There are 5 Captain Dusty locations on the North Shore. All of their ice cream is produced in small batches and they have many of the standard flavors. I opted for the Strawberry, which was creamy with huge chunks of delicious strawberry. The flavor was great but it was a little too sweet for my taste. I would love to come back and try another flavor. They have so many great choices.

What is your favorite Summer treat? If you are an ice cream lover what is your favorite ice cream?

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine

Wedding Dress Codes, Decoded

Wedding season is officially here!!! So, what are we all wearing because guest outfits play an important role in determining the look and vibe of a wedding celebration? Usually guidelines for the dress code are clearly stated at the bottom of invitations or reception cards to simplify the wedding guest attire dilemma. So to make sure no one unwittingly commits a fashion faux pas here are some wedding dress inspirations.

The Invitation says “Beach Chic, Garden or Outdoor Wedding”

Let the location inspire you and help you interpret what you wear in your own way. This invite makes me think “summertime soirée” so a flowy,  elegant jumpsuit with a splash of bright jewelry is an excellent choice. If you don’t want to sink into the sand pair your outfit with some gold wedges, beaded sandals, or embellished ballet flats.  I am so in love with this gorgeous Asana jumpsuit by  Omaskas. I love everything about this haute couture jumpsuit from the delicate and super luxurious fabric to the extreme attention to detailThe jumpsuit was stunningly  tailored, and fitted my figure perfectly.

This feminine and romantic maxi with an asymmetrical neckline is also by Omaskas. Once I put this dress on I never wanted to take it off. My hair and makeup was done by Boston makeup artist Kerri Herlihy.  Kerri kept my makeup very light and my hair natural which was perfect for the location.

The Invitation says “Formal or Cocktail Attire”

Wear something to razzle-dazzle and show that you are ready to have a good time. Wear something you would be comfortable dancing in and that you would not consider wearing in a ‘day-to-night’ dressing scenario. I opted for a short dress with some bling. I love the sparkly details on this BeBe dress.

The Invitation says “Black Tie”

Think old Hollywood glamour or imagine the casino scene in a James Bond movie. This is usually a pretty swanky affair so bring on the  floor-length gowns, beading, bling and more. I opted for this embellished evening gown by Adrianna Papell which made me feel like a celebrity.

For accessories I choose dangling earrings. I did not need a necklace because just look at this gorgeous neckline. An evening bag is a must; invest in one metallic clutch that can look dressed up or down for all your parties. If you prefer a short dress, be sure it makes a fashion statement and not something you might wear to a cocktail party or a club.

Are you attending any weddings this Summer? I hope this post was helpful! Let me know if you have any questions and I can incorporate those answers into the post! 

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine