Memorial Daze

Memorial Day weekend is always a great time to not only relax, but break out those bikinis! This three-day weekend I couldn’t wait to celebrate on the lake.

When packing up my swimwear, I always snag the seersucker suits. It’s the perfect pick for a preppy look to wear from the beach to the pool.

One of my favorite secret spots to hit is this hidden beach on the Outer Banks. It is tucked away behind the dunes, and a perfect getaway for the day.

When I’m not by the lake or beach, you can always find me lounging by the pool. It’s the perfect place to catch some rays and sip on summer drinks in my Lauren James seersucker. I was able to score all of these looks on their Pink Friday sale, and they were the best bikinis to bake in the sun. I can’t wait to wear more styles this summer!

Swimwear & Accessories: Laren James  .  Shades: Betsey Johnson

Pony Tales

What a week it was celebrating Cinco de Derby. After all the festivities were over, we were off to explore the rest of Oxford Farms.

My parents and I stayed in a cute little cabin beneath the trees and set our sights visiting the on the harem of horses.

We wandered the fields of flowers as the farm dog followed. I was wowed by what they called the ‘Taj-Ma barn’ complete with shiny chandeliers.

The best part of visiting the pastures was the paint ponies! There were fields of fabulous fillies that I couldn’t wait to play with. I reminisced on my riding days and wished I could stay. What a memorable moment, and an even better ending to our daycation. I already can’t wait to come back!


Outfit and accessories: Lilly Pulitzer  .  Location: Oxford Farms in Anderson, SC

Cinco de Derby Day

Hey Y’all, let’s fiesta! Last Saturday two of my favorite holidays landed on the same day and I couldn’t wait to celebrate. My family and I hit the road for a daycation and set our sights on a cabin in Clemson.

We couldn’t wait to hit the trail and head to Oxford Farms. Our family friends invited us to stay in their cute little cottage beneath the trees, past the pond  and along the pony pastures.

The party was on the same property, so we put on our sundresses and popped on over. We were greeted with margarita juleps and then were off to place our bets on the big race.

We snacked on Cinco de Derby delectables and watched the horses prance across the projector screen. Once the winners were announced, I was happy when I heard two of my bets won first and third! To top it off I even won the pink Spartina purse raffle.

The night was capped off with karaoke, dancing and of course, derby pie by the pool! What better way to celebrate the start of spring than with friends and family on your favorite farm?

Stay tuned next week for more of my pony tales!

Sundress: Lauren James  .  Wedges: Lilly Pulitzer x Target

Location: Oxford Farms in Anderson, S.C.