Gosh, guys. This has been one of the best weeks. I had really been feeling burnt out and just kind of down. No one big thing but a bunch of little things that had all added up to an overall feeling of uneasiness. I booked that weekend trip to Ocean House and came back to NJ to hang out with my boyfriend’s sisters. It was pretty much just what the doctor ordered, made even better knowing I had a short “regular” week before flying down to Florida to be with my family. One of the downsides of being able to work from anywhere means that I can, well, work from anywhere. I didn’t get to completely disconnect (at one point, I even answered emails at the Gasparilla Inn beach club for a few hours!), but it still felt like a pretty great vacation. I’m going to have to do a little recap post because I fit in so many fun things!
No joke, I feel like I’ve been here for a month… and it’s even longer because my flight home last night got canceled so I booked the next flight out today.
ONE // Sunscreen
I’m a huge stickler for sunscreen and being sun safe. But I’m also not perfect. I made a big mistake this week while at the beach… I tried a new sunscreen. It didn’t work and I’m so mad at myself for not just using what I know works. Supergoop’s “Everyday Sunscreen” is my favorite for full body coverage. I even have the giant pump version at home that I use every morning. I had both a bottle of that and their new oil version. I was so excited to try the oil but it was a MAJOR FAIL. Do not buy*!!! I wish I had stuck with the classic lotion. I ended up with a pretty bad burn on my legs and chest (thankfully I was wearing a one piece and was only out from under the umbrella for about an hour).
* I’ve read reviews of people LOVING it and I have also found a few where people had the same experience as I did. I feel like I might have gotten a “bad batch” or something, but I personally wouldn’t risk it again.
TWO // “Yanny” vs “Laurel”
I have tried listening to this a dozen times and I have only heard “Laurel.” What do you hear?!?!
THREE // Gingham Handbag
I swung by the offices of Neely and Chloe last week and picked up this little gingham bag. I have been carrying the white version almost non-stop since they gave it to me. The gingham is such a fun summer touch and looks great with white jeans and dresses!
FOUR // Roberta Roller Rabbit Bedding
How beautiful is this Roberta Roller Rabbit bedding? I have a quilt that I bought years ago from Rue La La. Every time I post it somewhere on social I get inundated with questions about where it’s from. I have yet to find an exact option, but the Roberta Roller Rabbit quilts/bedding comes close!
FIVE // How Have You Made Friends as an Adult?
This isn’t something that was “on my radar,” but it’s something that I have been thinking about quite a bit. I want to do a big roundup-esque post with tips… So let me know in a comment on today’s post with a story of how you’ve made a friend as an adult! (It’s so scary/hard I’m sure there are some success stories out there!!!)