4th of July Party

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and being on the lake makes it even better! My mom and I spent the weekend preparing for our little 4th of July get together last night (our lake had their fireworks last night.) I love how everything turned out and we had a great time with great friends.  There is something about everyone eating and laughing together that makes the lake so homey.  I’m so sad that this will be our last summer in this cottage, but I am so excited what new adventures are to come! Stay tuned for some fun 4th of July outfits today and enjoy today with your family and friends! xo – Liv 


 Party Details: 

Cupcakes – I made these myself! I totally ate spoonfuls of batter too… oops? I found the sprinkles, cupcake picks, and papers at Hobby Lobby

Pretzels – I also made these! Candy Melts has these great colored white chocolate melts for candy making.  They’re super easy to use. You can find them here

Go Jump in the Lake Pillow – heididevlin Etsy shop 

Bar Trunk – Pottery Barn 

Adirondack Chairs – Polywood 

Throw Pillows – inserts are from Pottery Barn and the covers are from Hobby Lobby

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What’s in my Beach Tote?

Summer is in full swing in Michigan (finally!) It’s done raining and it’s 80 and sunny as I’m writing this at 9:30 am.  As many of you have gathered I’m sure, most of my weekends during the summer are spent at my parent’s house on the lake! I wanted to give you all a little peak into what necessities I pack in my beach bag when I head to the lake.

1. Beach Tote – MacBeth Collection 

2.  My favorite flip flops – J.Crew

3.  Sunscreen! – Featured are my favorites Bobby Brown Beach and Island Company 

4.  Lip stick – YSL Rouge Volupte Shine featured in Bright Strawberry Pink

5.  Swell water bottle – featured in Starbucks and Lilly Pulitzer collaboration print which is sold out but I LOVE this one as well 

6. Towel – Lilly Pulitzer for Target (here is a similar one)

7.  Sunnies – Ray Ban (I had mine turned into prescription lenses and I’m obsessed) 

8.  Snacks! – I love these Coconut Almond protein bars from Nature Valley and I order them from Amazon in a bulk pack that comes with 6 boxes! That way I never run out 🙂 

9.  Pouch for wet suits – Milly, this came in my last Fab Fit Fun box and I love it! 

10.  Magazines and books! – Featured are my 2 current favorites The Magnolia Journaland Harpar’s Bazaar. Also, my LSAT prep books are usually stuffed in there, but those aren’t nearly as pretty. hehe 

I hope you all have a wonderful, sunny and safe holiday weekend! Be on the lookout for some photos from my 4th of July party in the next few days!

 XO – Liv

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Loft Reveal

Hey y’all! Sorry it’s been a few days since my last post, but this one turned out to be more of a challenge for me than I thought!  I’m so excited to finally share with all of you my loft.  This week as I was taking photos, I realized there were still small things missing.  After a lot of shopping and staging, I think I finally got it figured out.  I love the exposed brick, that was one of the main selling points for me when choosing an apartment to rent. This place is so cozy and has so much character.

Renting is also a huge challenge in general because you can’t change a whole lot about the bones of the place! I’ve found that you can really do a lot with some simple home decor pieces. Throw pillows (my mom sews most of mine for me!), cozy blankets, rugs, wall hangings and candles are just a few of my favorite things that instantly make a room more comfortable.  But don’t get me wrong,  I’m still over here dreaming about my all white kitchen with marble countertops. xo – Liv

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Lake Day

Hey guys! I got to spend this beautiful weekend a my parent’s house on the lake! It was so nice soaking up the sun and enjoying some much needed family time on the boat. I wanted to share this adorable swimsuit coverup with you all! It’s one of my favorite coverups and it goes perfectly with my new Prada sunglasses.  Seriously, how cute are those glasses with the detailing on the side?!

 I also wanted to share with you one of my favorite sunscreen products of this summer… Bobbi Brown makes this amazing sunscreen spray and it seriously smells like the old school Coppertone, which I love! They used to make this stuff when I was in high school and I loved it so much, until it was discontinued. I was SO flipping excited when I saw it back on their website and ordered it right away! You all need this stuff.  Wearing sunscreen is just one easy step to ensuring that your skin is healthy and to protect it! What are your favorite sun protection products?! As usual all the details to my outfit are linked below… Hope you sweeties have a wonderful week! XO – Liv 

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Floral Friday

Happy Friday! What a crazy week it has been, this girl is SO ready for the weekend and some time with family at the lake! I wanted to start the weekend with this adorable top and fun shoes to get away from my day to day work clothes.  I wore it to my favorite little restaurant to get dinner with a girlfriend who came into town!

I’m so excited to tell you all that I will be doing a post in the next few weeks about some Rodan and Fields products that were sent to me to test out! I love finding new skin care products and I’m so excited to start sharing my favorite products and some product reviews with you all.  Enjoy your weekend my loves! XO -Liv