Hello everyone and welcome to another post here on the blog. (Cheers to my typical, generic intro!) In this post I’ll be sharing what’s in my beach bag since I’m having my first beach day of the Summer. Yes, it’s July, the end of July at that, and I’m just getting to the beach. Let’s see how August goes.
As always, be sure to click the links throughout the post for related posts and links to purchase items featured / similar styles.
Welcome to my declutter 101 series here on the blog. This is a special feature for the month of January as I declutter my belonging differently than I usually do. I didn’t read any book in particular for this declutter, but I did gain tips from YouTubers DoItOnADimeand ClutterBug. The series will follow my journey decluttering:
handbags & accessories
I will also be sharing my top organization tips throughout the month from cheap & DIY storage to creating systems that work for you. It’s great to declutter and organize, but without a functional system that works for you, it’s pointless. Let’s get started.
MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS! I wanted to share my Christmas gifts with you all similar to what I did last year (click HERE for that post). Now on to this years HAULidays.
Like usual, there was nothing in particular that I really wanted. Although I am planner obsessed and would’ve been fine with a boatload of stickers, but my friends and family also know how much I love sentimental gifts. The one thing I did want this year was a bed in a bag since my comforter ripped in the dryer and thankfully my grandmother gifted me with just that.
I received an outfit from Forever 21 from my sisters and my sisters know me so well to keep it super neutral. As I grow more into my style I know the colors that I like, the fit that I like, and where I like to shop. I haven’t purchased anything from Forever 21 in quite sometime, but expect a future outfit of the day featuring these items in the near future.
I received a lot of gift cards from the parents at my job. Majority of those gift cards were to Target and I’ve spent most of them. Target is definitely my weak spot. A Target haul will be coming soon. As for the other gifts I received from parents one gave me a super cute set from Bath & Body Works with the scent Winter Candy Apple. My favorite detail of the set would have to be the bag. I’ll definitely be putting this on in my car and swapping out the current scent I have, Sensual Amber.
The other gift that I absolutely loved from a parent was a personalized thermos. It’s pictured above with the saying ‘Wise & Wonderful.’ The box I received it in says it was purchased from Zulily and I give a lot of credit to this parent because her gifts are great. It’s nice to receive money/gift cards around the holidays, but you can never count out thoughtful gifts.
I received a little owl notepad which I had to share since I’m obsessed with owls, but two of my other favorite gifts were a mug and the ‘List Your Self’ book. The mug is from Pier 1 and it’s so cute that I don’t want to take it out of the packaging. I have accumulated so many mugs that a mug collection is coming soon. The ‘List Your Self’ book is so nice and will be great for journaling on those days that I want to journal of something different.
I’m very happy with the gifts I did receive, but more importantly I enjoyed spending time with my family and friends. From my holiday party to my Christmas Eve family dinner. As I get older I really enjoy the time spent over the gifts received.
It’s been a while since I’ve accumulated enough items to post a haul, but I did want to share these pieces with you that are great for the Summer and will be transitional pieces throughout the year. Enough rambling, let’s get right into it. BE sure to click the links to get to the exact/similar item.
I took my first beach trip of the season today with my family. It was just what I needed to wind down from a hectic week and to have a day of relaxation. I spent most of the time reading The Fault In Our Stars on my iPad. Well, let’s get to it. Be sure to click the links!
And for a look at what’s in the floral bag. It just holds everything and anything that I’d need to freshen up when I’m on the go and I swap this into any bag that I’m carrying at the moment.