When in Coronado, Go Vintage


Though we are snarkily called “Zonies,” many of us desert dwellers flock to Coronado Island every year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, to escape our 100-plus temps. My family has been coming here for almost 20 years, and honestly, it doesn’t feel like summer unless we have paid this magical island a visit. This year, there is a new little boutique that’s opened on Orange Avenue– Coronado Vintage. And it’s a must-visit. Not only do the owner and I share a mutual love of Fixer + Upper, but the store is a treasure trove of Coronado history. You can buy everything from grab bags of vintage collars to beach jewelry, to old postage stamps to clips that say “Queen.” And this very awesome hat (above) that I feel like a boss in. While there’s not a website, there is a Facebook page!

In the Mood for Blue

A little blue dress inspiration. Cinderella had it right, blue is the most beautiful color on everyone of any age. If I was lying, Anna Wintour and Meghan Markle would not be featured wearing it so there….

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Clutch Play


When you can’t find an evening gown to save your life (me), at least you can carry a cute clutch! This one from TheBrodieBride on Etsy is $68, can be personalized, has a mirror inside, fits a cell phone and makes me feel like Barbie. And it’s just one of several options you can choose, including different fonts and colors. Why should brides and bridesmaids have all the fun? One thing to note – the personalization is applied by adhesive, I’m pretty sure. There are definitely more expensive options in which names are created in the acrylic, but for as many times as you will carry a box clutch? Kind of makes more sense to go economical, in my opinion. Cute gift idea too right?

Pajama Top as Blouse

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This is a brilliant idea and don’t let your laughing teenagers derail you! I wore such a look today (and did not let my laughing teens derail me lol). Not only is it the most comfortable top ever, you can pair a satin or cotton pajama top with a skirt or with jeans, dress it up with jewelry and heels or dress it down with loose hair and low-key shoes. If it’s good enough for Emily Ratajkowski, it’s good enough for me!

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