Three Best Beach Cover-ups

I don't know about you, but I spend a majority of the Summer in a beach cover up! What I've recently discovered is that coverups don't have to be always purchased in the swimwear section! I prefer to find cute Summer dresses that can double up as a cover up! LOL Here are my top 3 favorites for Summer 2018! 

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Free People is the PERFECT place to find beach cover ups! I love the bohemian feel of their dresses and this one in particular has pockets and a hood! Accessories: fedora and sandals from Target!

I recently discovered the brand Poupette St. Barth and I am in LOVE! They have the cutest dresses and rompers. Here's another amazing beach cover up! Accessories: Avec Le Filles white slides (on sale) and a My Other Bag tote (similar).

Final fave is this great Rails dress! I love the gathered waist and light weight fabric. Accessories: my Colorado baseball cap :-)

Shorts Season

Is it me or are shorts nowadays REALLY short?? I'm sorry, but I don't want half of my butt cheek hanging out. It's very uncomfortable and not attractive. Just saying. BUT Summer is upon us, and we all need a few good pairs of shorts that we can throw on when we don't want to wear a skirt or a sundress. One trick I discovered recently is "un-cuffing" my jean shorts. It gives me extra length that I need and want (now that I am 44)! I was determined to find more short options, and while shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch for my 14 year old, I found the most amazing pair of shorts. I kid you not! I do recommend going up a size - their clothing seems to be made for very skinny people! They are the perfect length and only $54!

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Since these shorts were on the "longer" side and had a cute belt, I decided to dress them up! This lady-like top is from Anthropologie. I love the lace detail around the neck. Accessories: Veronica Beard heels (on repeat - they go with everything!) and a colorful striped straw clutch! I am happy to report that there are short options out there for us ladies who like to keep our butts covered!

All blog photography by Monika de Myer Photography

Makeup by Kristina Kicak

44 Years Young

Today is my birthday. I am 44 years old. As a kid I remember counting down the days until my birthday. I LOVED getting older. Now, not so much! However, I try to take it in stride. I exercise, eat well, take my vitamins, etc. The list goes on and on, but it's still hard to watch my body change, to find new wrinkles and dimples, need glasses, and not understand what the hell a GIF or a meme are! Gosh, sometimes my kids make me feel like I am ancient. But at the end of the day, I think its actually my 3 girls that remind me to enjoy the journey and to not sweat the small stuff. Do I still wish I had the body of my 25 year old self? Damn, straight, but I wouldn't want to be 25 again. I am so happy and blessed at 44, and that is what I tell myself when a new wrinkle appears or my jeans from 5 years ago don't fit anymore. Because there is always a solution to everything - just go buy some face cream and a new pair of jeans. Just saying. xo


Rebecca Taylor really did it right this season!! I am loving everything in her collection. This dress is the perfect length, color, and print! I kept the accessories simple: white clutch, white kitten heels, and my favorite Warby Parker shades.

All blog photography by Monika de Myer Photography

Makeup by Kristina KIcak

Momma & her Coffee!

I didn't always like coffee. I actually made it through high school and college without drinking any! Hard to believe, isn't it? When my first daughter was born, I knew I needed something to keep my eyelids open! That is when I became a coffee convert. I started out with the sweetest, least coffee-tasting drink. As my kids multiplied (I have 3 now), my coffee drinks changed. I needed the real deal! Isn't it funny how our tastes and habits change as we get older? However, one thing that I have tried to keep consistent over the years is getting dressed for the day....meaning getting out of my workout clothes! It definitely isn't always easy, but when I can make it happen, I feel great!! The secret is finding simple and easy looks that take no time to throw on.


What's easier than a pair of jeans and a summer top? Um...nothing! These Mother jeans fit like a glove and they are the first pair of cropped flare jeans that I believe would be flattering on most women! Let's be's not an easy trend! I am in love with Rebecca Taylor's spring collection. This top is so pretty and feminine and I know I will wear to death! Accessories: Veronica Beard heels (they seriously go with everything) and my Louis Vuitton tote (an oldie, but a goodie)! 

White Shoes!

I was fighting the fight for the longest time, but I have to admit that I have finally succumb to the white shoe trend! I now own multiple pairs. LOL. It's all about finding the "right" white shoe for you....and the perfect outfit to go with it!

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This gorgeous Top Shop dress is super flattering. I love the pattern and the silouette. It's such a feminine dress, but sexy at the same time. For me, I wanted my white heels to be classic. I found these at Aldo and I knew they would work with so many other looks in my existing wardrobe. Final touch - personal favorite: white Rebecca Minkoff clutch.

All blog photography by Monika de Myer Photography

Hair & Makeup by Bloom Salon in Morristown