Fourth of July DIY

mini ribbon flags // 4th of July DIY

How cute are these DIY mini ribbons flags?! 

Happy 4th! Enjoy your day!

mini ribbon flags // 4th of July DIY
photos Jackie Wonders for Style Me Pretty

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Summer Style: Birkenstocks

maxi dress

I feel like I should start this post with something like, "What the...? Birkenstocks are back?!" But to be honest, I don't know if they've ever really left. I mean, I've spotted tons of people wearing these over the years since their craze in the 90s, but I've never really had a thought about them either way. Unless they were wearing them with socks. Then maybe I had a thought or two. (Who am I kidding...I wear socks with sandals to water my flowers out front more times than not, so who am I to judge?).

Anyway, I first spotted Jessica Alba wearing the classic two-strap style in this pic last month, and then I saw this pic of Hilary Duff wearing an updated style a few weeks ago. Finally, when I saw Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen wearing them here (with socks, no less!), I knew they were here to stay. I have to admit, I'm itching to get a pair of these. I've tried them on before, and I remember them having good arch support...I'm hoping they still make them the way they used to. From the looks of it, they're pretty much the same, maybe a few new colors and styles, but as far as the two-strap sandal it looks exactly how I remember.

Classic Two-Strap "Arizona" Style:

white birkenstocks
maxi dress
side note: I love the J.Crew Maxi Dress above.
black birkenstocks

BLACK "ARIZONA" BIRKENSTOCKS

WHITE "ARIZONA" BIRKENSTOCKS 

Updated "Gizeh" Style:
summer style
birkenstocks
birkenstocks

BLACK "GIZEH" BIRKENSTOCKS
WHITE "GIZEH" BIRKENSTOCKS


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Traditional Shingle-Style Summer Home | East Hampton, NY

traditional Hampton's kitchen

I'm loving this classic Shingle-Style summer home located on the beach in East Hampton, NY. Designed by New York City based architectural + interior design firm Sawyer | Berson, all of the living areasincluding the living room, kitchen, and bedroomsare located on the 2nd floor so the family can enjoy the ocean views from any room. Also, it looks like this home has not one but two gorgeous kitchens. Ahh...to dream!

Shingle-Style summer home | East Hampton, NY
East Hampton dining room
traditional East Hampton living room
traditional kitchen w/ natural wood island
classic bathroom
East Hampton pool

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