Ever since I was twelve years old and my parents built this pool in our backyard, summer afternoons have always meant poolside gatherings to me.  Whether it’s at my parents’ pool that I grew up swimming in with my cousins, or at a hotel rooftop on Sunday afternoons; summer = nonstop pool parties.  While swimsuits are always on my radar by February, I tend to forget about cover-ups until the first party each season when I realize that I have nothing to wear there.  Luckily, one of my all-time favorite stores J.Crew has a great selection of cute cover-ups that I’ve had a lot of success with this year (last seen in this previous post here, and you can shop the sale cover-ups here).

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I cannot say enough good things about Lands’ End tote bags.  My mom has used them for as long as I can remember, and they last forever.  My sister and I have started our own little collections now too, and they are a great pool/beach bag that we know we’ll use for years to come.

Outfit Details – Cover-up: J.Crew (solid version here) | Tote Bag: Lands’ End | Sunglasses: Madewell | Gladiators: Nordstrom BP

Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

xo, Caitlin

February Finds

Happy Friday! I could definitely get used to this four-day-work-week we’ve had for five consecutive weeks up north, but that doesn’t mean Friday isn’t any more welcome than usual! Especially since this one marks just over a week left of February- finally, spring is around the corner!

In case you missed out on some of the President’s Day sales, there are still plenty to be found around the interwebs this weekend, too!

Land’s End: 25% off Friends and Family with code FORFRIENDS. I’m especially obsessed with this gorgeous cognac perforated purse, this elegant leather bucket bag, and the perfect nautical scarf.

J.Crew: 20% off (or 25% with your J.Crew card!) with code SHOPPINGTIME.  On my wish list are the lemon blazer, bay blue panama hat, and this dreamy eyelet organza dress!

GAP: 30% off everything with code MAJOR.  I love this seersucker dress, barn red skimmer jeans, and Nelson Mandela tee.

Nordstrom: up to 40% off clearance sale items, prices as marked.  You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous silver Kate Spade watch,  vintage burgundy Current/Elliott jeans, or this Kate Spade glitter bug wristlet (I think it would be the perfect gift for one of my little princess-loving cousins!)

Aimee Song shared her Top 10 Instagrams To Follow During Fashion Week (and really, we should all follow them year round).

WhoWhatWear.com gave us Three Hacks for Scratched Sunglasses.

I loved seeing Sarah Vickers and Kiel James Patrick’s fun 19th century shoot for The Accidental Empress.  It definitely inspired me to add the book to my reading list!

Follow me on Pinterest this weekend and get a glimpse at what is inspiring me for spring- and get another follower for yourself too!

Do any of you have any fun plans this weekend?! I’d love to hear about them!

Until next time!

xo, C