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A Princess Moment

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Pink Satin Dress c/o (Sold Out, Similar Here and Here) || Avaโ€™s Tulle Dress c/o || Similar Pink Sandals || Jackie Kennedy Pearl Earrings || MVMT Watch c/o || Kate Spade Mom Bracelet || KJP JFK Pearl Bracelet || KJP JFK Pearl Necklace || 

Good morning, friends. First, I want to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Kate Spade. My heart goes out to them. I was completely shocked and saddened to learn of her passing yesterday. Her brand and vision have always been an inspiration for me bringing color, sparkle, and whimsy into the fashion world. I remember getting my first Kate Spade bag only a few years ago and what a monumental moment that was for me. She brought affordable luxury to the masses and allowed us to peak into her world of fun and vibrant colors. She did live colorfully and she did leave a little sparkle everywhere she went. Thank you Kate. You will be missed. 

This was one of my most favorite photography shoots we did while on vacation in Cape Cod. I told Ava these were our princess dresses, which she loved! She kept telling me we looked like princesses for the rest of the night. She didnโ€™t want to take her dress off. Both of our dresses are from Chicwish, a favorite of mine. I was happy to see they started carrying childrenโ€™s clothing too. As soon as I spotted this tulle floral dress, I knew Ava would not only love it, but look darling in it. Sheโ€™s wearing a size 3-4. She wears a 3T now. My heart swooned a bit when I saw my dress. Itโ€™s perfect for any formal event, especially with wedding season upon us. Mine is currently sold out, but I linked some similar ones also from Chicwish.

We took these photos at the JFK memorial on my 30th birthday. A great way to end a very memorable day. This is my favorite spot on all of the Cape and thatโ€™s saying a lot since every spot on the Cape is charming and dreamy. The sunsets are absolutely gorgeous going down behind the memorial and glistening on the water fountain. Itโ€™s relaxing and very peaceful to be there, especially with Veternas Beach being in front of the memorial too. Itโ€™s a great little spot to come and the spot where I initially fell in love with Hyannis. I canโ€™t wait to share the rest of our photos from our vacation! 

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xo, Amanda  

Happy Birthday To Us!

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Hello friends and happy Tuesday! Today is a very special day for me, my 30th birthday! Itโ€™s hard to believe Iโ€™m in my 30s now, haha, but Iโ€™m at a good place with it and excited to see all that my 30s have to offer. If you know me or have been following along, then you know today is also JFKโ€™s birthday. It is the coolest thing for me to share my birthday with him! The best gift my mom could have ever given me. He would have been 101 today. I treated myself to these cute Cape Cod turtles the other day. They were absolutely delicious and even better with my favorite place on earth on them. 

xo, Amanda

Pink Dramatic Sleeves

Pink Dramatic Sleeves- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Dramatic Sleeves- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Dramatic Sleeves- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Dramatic Sleeves- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Dramatic Sleeves- Enchanting Elegance

Good morning and happy Friday! Just a quick post today of an outfit I wore out to dinner while on vacation. The tiered ruffled sleeves add some dramatic flair to an otherwise casual look. The top is super comfortable too! You know I cannot resist a beautiful shade of pink either. This would be a great summer date night look for those evenings that are on the cooler side. Speaking of, cheers to the first official weekend of summer!

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xo, Amanda

Pink And Green // Go To Dress

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Pink And Green // Go To Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Pink And Green // Go To Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Pink And Green // Go To Dress- Enchanting Elegance

Good morning, friends! I hope everyone had a fabulous first day of summer yesterday. We had some amazingly beautiful weather and spent almost the whole day outside, especially with it being the longest day of the year. The sunset was breathtaking! I'm hoping that's a good sign for the summer months ahead, haha.

One of my favorite looks in the summer, and one of the easiest, is to throw on a dress with some flats and head out the door. I've been a bit enamored with pink and green color combos lately too. I used this dress as a swimsuit coverup while we were in Cape Cod and have thrown it on multiple times since then for running around doing errands. For me, this dress fit true to size. I did see where some people thought it was short, but on my 5'2 frame, it fit just fine. I was very comfortable with the length. This dress also comes in a navy and cobalt print too!

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xo, Amanda

Nautical Suit

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Nautical Suit- Enchanting Elegance
Nautical Suit- Enchanting Elegance
Nautical Suit- Enchanting Elegance
Nautical Suit- Enchanting Elegance
Nautical Suit- Enchanting Elegance
Nautical Suit- Enchanting Elegance

Nautical Swimsuit c/o || Sunglasses || Similar Straw Hat || Jack Rogers Sandals || Pink Straw Bag || Christian Paul Watch c/o || Rose Gold Love Bangle || Jackie Kennedy Cascade Ring || JFK 100 Pearl Bracelet || Jackie Kennedy Emerald Drop Earrings ||

With summer officially starting today (yay!!), there's no better time to start thinking about bathing suits. Whether its for a sunny vacation, laying in the backyard, or swimming in the pool, a new suit is a must! This nautical styled swim suit is only $18! Speaking of, I ADORE the nautical colors and stripes, not to mention the lace up front. I'm shaking my head right now, but I didn't get a shot of the back! It's a criss cross pattern that adds a unique flare to the suit. I love how this suit has a modern flare with a classic twist. It fits true to size and is well made. Sometimes when I see a cheaper swim suit I hesitate to get it, but this one is definitely quality.

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xo, Amanda

The Sunflower Dress

The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance
The Sunflower Dress- Enchanting Elegance

Each year when I go to Cape Cod I like to take one special dress that stands out from all of the rest. Last year it was my rose print dress from Chicwish. It was such a dream to wear and still stands out in my mind as one of my favorite dresses. This year is no different with my sunflower waterfall dress, also from Chicwish. I always turn to them when I need a knockout piece! This was probably my favorite day on the cape. We started our at the Truro Winery where we relaxed on their front lawn and had some lunch. The weather was AMAZING. I could sit there all day long. Next, we headed to Eastham to see the famous Nauset lighthouse that is featured on the Cape Cod chips bag. It is my favorite lighthouse and one that we always get a family photo in front of. Later in the day I took Ava down to Veteran's Beach where the JFK Memorial is. It's my favorite spot in Hyannis. The sunset there is the prettiest. The Yacht Club is there also, which is why Ava and I are pointing in the one photo. She loves to see the sail boats!

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xo, Amanda

Pink Cashmere

Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance
Pink Cashmere- Enchanting Elegance

Good morning everyone! When we first arrived to Cape Cod there was a storm that was just about to clear out leaving it a bit cool outside. The fog was starting to roll in off of the bay as we were walking to dinner. I changed into this pink cashmere sweater from Two Bees Cashmere. It it sooooo incredibly soft and comfy. It felt like I was wearing a snuggly blanket, which felt amazing right after the storm. It was the perfect thing to wear. We usually don't think about sweaters in the summer, but sometimes the nights can still be refreshingly cool calling for a light knit sweater to keep you comfortable. I adore the soft pink color too! Matching perfectly are these fun pom pom earrings from KEP Designs. The ombre pink is so fun and eye catching. Expect to see me wearing these all summer long. I also really like how big they are yet very light weight.

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xo, Amanda

Stripes // Stripes

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Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes // Stripes- Enchanting Elegance

Pink Striped Shirt || Similar Striped Blazer and Here on sale || White Skinny Jeans || Similar Striped Shoes || Sunnies || Similar Hat || Mar Y Sol Bag || Daniel Wellington Watch c/o || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band || Similar Nautical Wheel Ring ||

One of my favorite spots to visit in Hyannis is the Kennedy Memorial. It's particularly beautiful right around sunset. Before dinner, my dad and I walked down through town to the memorial to get some photos and to see the beach and sail boats, which are what the memorial faces. Its an incredibly serene place to visit and sits right next to the Hyannis Yacht Club so there's always some kind of boat activity going on.

I've mentioned this before, but there's nothing more classic than wearing stripes. Whether going for Parisian chic or all American, stripes can elevate your style and pull a look together as easy as 1,2,3. I paired mine with white jeans for a crisp summery feel. I also wear this striped seersucker blazer from Banana Republic non stop all summer. Its the only blazer I usually grab when needed during the warmer months. The one I'm wearing is a from a few years ago, but they do have an ivory striped one that is similar and Target has a blue and white one very similar as well.

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xo, Amanda

Summer Bliss

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Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance
Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance
Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance
Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance
Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance
Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance
Summer Bliss- Enchanting Elegance

Blue Striped Dress || Sunshine Flats || Similar Yellow Cross Body || Karen Walker Sunnies || Similar Hat || Daniel Wellington Watch c/o || Similar Nautical Wheel Ring || Jackie Kennedy Unity Band ||

Happy Monday, friends! For the past couple of years, my dad and I have been traveling to the seaside escape of Cape Cod to relax, enjoy, and most importantly explore all the island has to offer! We had some breakfast as soon as we arrived and then jaunted off to the Kennedy Museum and around town before heading back to the hotel to check in and change into some fresh clothes. This striped flare dress is absolute perfection for summer! I'm wearing an XS for reference. The sash can be tied in the front or back. I chose the back to match the hat I was wearing, though most do tie it in the front. I adore the hi-lo hem and subtle blue and white stripes for a fresh take on a nautical classic. I knew I wanted some sun shine yellow to brighten up the ensemble, but red accessories would also look quite smashing. How adorable are these flats too?! They say 'Hello Sunshine' on them and feel rather comfy to wear for an all-day adventure. Once dinner time rolled around, we got ready to head off to Barnstable for a sunset dinner at Mattakeese Wharf, which I highly recommend. They sat us at the sunset table with spectacular views of the bay as the sun was slowly making its way down upon the horizon. Afterwards, we walked down to the beach and watched the rest of the sunset with other members from town. It was magical to watch and quite a memorable first day! 

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Roses in Cape Cod- Enchanting Elegance

xo, Amanda

Travel Log

My Family Trip to Cape Cod 2014

There are few places I love more to be in than Cape Cod. Specifically the charming town of Hyannis. Now if the name sounds familiar to you, most likely you know it because the Kennedy family lived in Hyannis Port, which is about two miles down the road from where our hotel was. Each town has their own appeal with little main streets, fantastic places to eat, and incredible sites to see including light houses, beaches, vineyards, museums, and so much more! I feel the most at peace and relaxed while I'm there. Last year my dad and I traveled to Hyannis so we could experience all things JFK. Being a big fan and admirer, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and hoped to get back to indulge in all of the wonderful sites we had yet to see. Luckily, we decided to once again travel to Cape Cod this year and finish off some items from the bucket list created in preparation for last years trip. My brother Michael joined us on the 2014 voyage to Hyannis and I was so happy he could experience this with us. Everyone should go to Cape Cod at least once in their life time. Some highlights from the trip include:

  • The JFK Museum
  • Nantucket
  • Being out on the open waters to travel to Nantucket
  • Celebrating my birthday, which also happens to be the same day as JFK's birthday!, in and around his hometown
  • Nauset beach and the lighthouse (this lighthouse is on the Cape Cod potato chip bag)
  • Seeing the Kennedy Compound up close in person
  • Seeing JFK and Jackie's house from street level
  • Climbing to the top of the Highland Lighthouse
  • The Truro Vineyard
  • The Chatham Lighthouse
  • Eating at Columbo's, The Chatham Squire, Moby Dick's, The Black Cat, and The Dockside
  • Finally, the hotel itself will always hold a special place in my heart. Having tea in the library, the amazing view from out deck of the harbor, having breakfast in the library and gazing across the harbor, and most of all, sitting by the fire pit in adirondack chairs, sipping on some beer while reminiscing about life and looking upon the ships entering and leaving the harbor.
I always go to Hyannisport to be revived, to know again the power of the sea and the Master who rules over it and all of us.โ€
— John F. Kennedy