Mix List: Staycation Island Vibes

As a teacher, I always have mixed feelings on the last day of school– obviously I’m looking forward to this much needed summer break…but at the same time, as someone who loves being part of a school community, and someone who likes structure and routine (f0r the most part), leaving my students and coworkers who have been a part of my day for the past ten months isn’t as easy as it seems.
So what I like to do on my last day of school, to mark the beginning of SUMMER, and to ease any anxieties I might have about the freedom of the next two months, I like to create summer lists…to-do lists of small tasks (clean out car, clean out closet – again!), lists of activities I want to do (lots of bike riding, outdoor movie nights in NYC, surfing in Montauk), and of course, shopping lists!  Since we bought our house last summer, and pretty much spent our savings on it and the renovations we did, we decided not to travel anywhere special this summer…so a staycation it is for us! But just because we aren’t getting on a plane and busting out the passports doesn’t mean we can create our own “island vibes” right here at home, am I right? Thus, the theme of this Mix List…shop my favorite beachy-island inspired finds to create your very own personal summer paradise…(How cute is the beach radio?! And the Island Vibes one piece [super on trend this summer season] is already on its way to me as we speak!)
Happy staycation guys!
xo,
Christine
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Topshop ruffle dress
nordstrom.com

Mara Hoffman sleeveless romper
otteny.com

Swimming suit
shopprivateparty.com

J Crew j crew espadrille
jcrew.com

Sole Society fold over clutch
nordstrom.com

Baublebar jewelry
baublebar.com

Illesteva j crew glasses
jcrew.com

Sun Bum sun care
nordstrom.com

Essie coral nail polish in “peachside babe”
beauty.com

Ruby mint beach towel
shopbop.com

Sunnylife picnic basket
shopbop.com

SunnyLife Beach Sounds Speaker & Radio
shopbop.com

Sunnylife Inflatable Swan – White
shopbop.com

Mix List: Spring Wishlist

As this current snowstorm dumps another 8 inches on New York, even I, the unremitting snow-lover, am thinking Spring.  I already picked up a few of the items on my Spring must-have list– since I’m so OVER my Sorels and scarves, I needed to get a jump start on some new Spring items! The Rebecca Minkoff marble clutch and Wildfox mirrored sunnies are anxiously awaiting the first sunny day brunch of the season!
A full Spring 2015 Trend Report on what you’ll need to update your own mix is coming this weekend…
Spring Wishlist

Shop my current Spring obsessions below:

xo,

Christine