5 Things You Need to Have the Perfect Beach Day

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I'm a sucker for a good beach day. If I could, I'd plant myself at the beach all day every day. Unfortunately, that's not possible...because adulting. Since my beach days are not super frequent, I want to make sure I bring everything I need to have the perfect day each time. It's so annoying to have to constantly be running up to the hotel room or back to the car throughout the day because you forgot something (I know, such a first world problem). Almost every product in this post is from Lands' End. This is no coincidence - they have amazing, quality products that are so cute and timeless. Lands' End is my all time favorite place to shop for beachwear (and pretty much everything else)! Here are 5 things you need to have the perfect beach day: 

Spring Break Swimsuit Roundup + My Favorite Places to Shop

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My spring break trip is starting soon - I'm so excited! I've been going through my swimsuits and purchasing some new ones over the past few months, and I thought it would be fun to write a post about the best swimsuits I've purchased. I feel like the older I get, the more difficult swimsuit shopping becomes. It's hard enough to find a swimsuit that's flattering on you, but finding one that's cute AND lasts a long time is almost impossible! I always hand wash all of my swimsuits and rinse them after they are in chlorine, and I never put them in the dryer. Even still, I can't even count how many swimsuits have turned see-through and the fabric just deteriorated so they were no longer wearable. The following swimsuits have stood the test of time, and I'm obsessed with how they look. They're real winners!

The Ultimate Guide to 50+ Coffee Shops in Austin, Texas

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It's finally here...the project I worked on for the entire summer and the 6 months following: my complete guide to the best coffee shops in Austin, Texas. In case you haven't noticed, I consider myself a bit of a coffee connoisseur. When I lived in Texas last summer, I had a long list of coffee shops I wanted to visit. My favorite part of Austin is that there are literally hundreds of places to get coffee! So, get ready to skip the Starbucks and pick one (or a few) of these local coffee shops instead:

10 Things I've Been Loving Lately

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One of my blog goals this year was to change up the format of my monthly favorites posts. I love doing them (and I've done one every month since I started blogging in 2015!), so I definitely don't want to stop. I wanted to figure out a way to share my favorite things in a more fun way with pretty photos! Taking photos is my favorite part of blogging. Here is first official favorites post of 2019 in an all new format. I'm going to share a handful of things that I really love every few months. That's it! Let me know what you think of these newly formatted favorites posts. You can check out my old monthly favorites posts HERE if you feel it.

Travel Guide: The Best Smoothies and Bowls in Austin

For the last year or so, I have been on a huge smoothie/juice/açaí bowl kick. After moving to Austin this past summer, I still couldn't kick my obsession - in fact, it may have gotten worse. Austin is known for having a huge number of food places that offer unique, healthy options. This means there's no shortage of smoothie/juice places!

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I partnered with some amazing Austin juice bars/smoothie/bowl places to find the best of the best so I could share it with you. Don't get me wrong, this is a sponsored post, but I absolutely would not recommend anything that I didn't wholeheartedly love. These places are at the top of my list - don't even waste your time going anywhere else! I tested out tons of places throughout the summer (I didn't enjoy them all, so many of them are not included in this post). Read on to hear all about my favorites! In no particular order...