I love photographs that evoke emotion. When I saw the photos of this beautiful apartment on Shootfactory, it brought a smile to my face. Although this apartment is in London, the subtle pops of color, palm trees, and light wood floors reminds me of a coastal retreat. I believe it’s always Summer, and happy in this home…


Adieu Summer, you will always be remembered in these photos ♥

Thanks for reading and have a happy and safe Labor Day!!


Chambray & Print

Happy Hump Day!

I hope you’re having a great week!! Here it is…my first outfit post! I hope you guys like it! Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts ♥

Chambray has become my best friend this year, mainly  for its comfort and versatility. I love “dressing up” this chambray top with a statement necklace, and the printed shorts add a much needed pop of color!

I ♥ you all! Thanks so much for reading!

Top – Jcrew

Bottom – Gap

Shoes – Jessica Simpson

Bag – H&M

Accessories – Unbranded

Liebster Blog Award Nominee

I was completely blown away when I saw that Iris Interiors nominated The Blend for the Liebster Blog Award.  Iris Interiors is one of my favorite blogs and places to go to find fabulous interior design inspiration. I cannot thank Iris enough for her continued support of The Blend.

As a nominee, I have to answer a list of questions. So, here it goes:

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?  Eat a waffle. It’s some weird habit I picked up as a child. I almost always have/want a waffle for breakfast.

2. Coffee or tea?  Coffee.

3. Which celebrity would you like to have dinner with?  Christopher Nolan 

4. Which country would you like to escape to right now?  Australia

5. How do you relax? shop

6. Are you addicted to something?  Coffee, waffles, and shopping…

7. Do you regret not having done something in your childhood?  Who doesn’t regret quitting gymnastics after watching the Olympics?!

8. If you could choose your dream job, what would you be?  TV host for HGTV.

9. Apple or windows?  Apple.

10. What’s the thing you hate the most?  Wire and/or plastic hangers.

11. If you had a super power which one would it be? Teleportation

I also get the opportunity to nominate a few of my favorite blogs for the award. There are so many I’m loving right now, but here are my picks for nominee’s, in no particular order:


2.Hilary Makes

3.Cream & Coal

Thank you again for the nomination, and best wishes to all the nominees!




Happy Hump Day!!

I have some exciting news that I wanted to share with you all — I just received my first SPONSOR!! I can’t tell you who yet, we’re still working out all the details, but we’re planning an awesome GIVEAWAY in a few weeks! Be sure to follow The Blend or check back frequently so you won’t miss out on the goodies!!



If you’re interested in partnering with The Blend email me at info@theblend.tv


Comeback Post

Reunited and it feels so good! Okay, I broke one of the #1 rules of blogging by not being consistent with my post. I know, shame on me. But to be honest, I was tired of posting non-original content. The whole point of this blog is to highlight places, style, and my life on the Shore… which I have yet to feature in any post. I think i’ve been a little hesitant because all the blogs I adore (ie. Cupcakes and Cashmere, Wendy’s Lookbook, Atlantic-Pacific etc.) are so freaking amazing! Quite intimidating for a little (non-photogenic) blogger like myself… But we all have to start somewhere, so I’m back and with original content (see Dew Tour post) whoop whoop! Not to say I won’t pull a fun DIY from Pinterest, or an outfit inspo from Polyvore every now and then, but for the majority, this blog will focus on MY explorations, MY style, MY life!

Welcome back, to MY blended world!



Dew Tour

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! This weekend I checked out the 2012 Dew Tour in Ocean City, MD. For those who don’t know, the Dew Tour is a four day professional surf, skateboard and BMX competition. They literally take over a whole section of the beach and build a portable skate bowl, bmx platform, ramps, seating arena, concert stage, etc. The transformation is pretty crazy. There’s lots of action, giveaways, and great shows. The best thing about it is that it’s FREE!!

Have a great week!!