Summer Essentials: Beach Bags

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Summer is finally here and it's time to hit the beach with one of my favorite items, the beach bag.  Perfect for the sandy beach or a poolside dip, a nice big straw bag is perfect for putting in a big ol' towel, some sunscreen, sunnies, and maybe a portable speaker.  I also love a good beach clutch like this pom pom clutch I snagged from Tuckernuck. The best for keeping everything together for an afternoon at a cantina for margs or a summer BBQ. 
Here are some other favorites! 

Make sure to check out the Libby Living Colorfully SHOP for more summer essentials! 

Channeling Kate Middleton's India Style for Summer

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Channeling a duchess's style is no easy task and finding wearable and affordable Middleton-inspired pieces poses quite the challenge.  In her most recent trip to India and Bhutan, Kate seemed to explore with more colorful and casual bohemian pieces that really anyone can replicate. Here are some of our favorite looks from her trip and great pieces you can get from some of our favorite stores like Tuckernuck, Topshop, and Bloomingdales! 

Erin Fetherston  ,   Dakota Dress  , $255

Erin Fetherston, Dakota Dress, $255

Kayu  ,   Crete Straw Clutch  , $180

Kayu, Crete Straw Clutch, $180

Charles David,   Pointed Toe d'Orsay Pumps , $230

Charles David, Pointed Toe d'Orsay Pumps, $230

Elizabeth McKay  ,   White Elizabeth Shirt  , $195

Elizabeth McKay, White Elizabeth Shirt, $195

Topshop,   Embroidered Smock Dress , $81
    French Sole,   Quilted Ballet Flats , $205


French Sole, Quilted Ballet Flats, $205

Lisi Lerch,     Holly Earrings , $68

Lisi Lerch, Holly Earrings, $68


I'm always trying to incorporate more classic, yet fun staples into my wardrobe, which is why I love the look of the white Elizabeth McKay shirt under the Barbour vest. Adding a cool pair of tortoise shades would be a great addition too. If you loved these effortless Kate Middleton outfit ideas, make sure to check out Tuckernuck and follow them on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

How to: Hanami AKA Picnic Beneath the Cherry Blossoms

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Today we read that the cherry blossoms here in Washington DC are very close to their peak and we can't think of a better idea than to plan for a picnic at the Tidal Basin.  So grab your girlfriends, some snacks & rosé and enjoy spring!

Fun fact: Hanami means "cherry blossom viewing" or enjoying the blossoms, in Japanese. 

Gold Pineapple Paper Plates 
Blue Marbled Paper Plates and Cups 
Gold Foil Straws 
Kate Spade Grass Blanket 
Picnic Basket

Target Gold Plastic Flatware 
Goddess Garden Sunscreen
 Fruit Party Picks 
Kate Spade Floral Picnic Blanket 
Buzzed Cocktail Napkins 

We're loving all of the great home decor items that Tuckernuck has right now! The cups, plates, and embroidered buzzed! napkin were a fun find as well.   

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White Girl Rosé  Lobster Roll Recipe Cherry Blossom Georgetown Cupcakes 
Fruit Salad Cheese and Crackers San Pellegrino

Toucan Hats Fedora 
Persifor Bluebird Dress
Persifor Tilly Pants
Gretchen Scott Turquoise Cashmere Scarf

Blaque Label Full Print Skirt 
Southern Proper Striped Caroline Flats 
Finders Keepers Stripe Playsuit 
Mar y Sol Crocheted Clutch 
KREWE du optic Toroise Sunglasses

Tuckernuck's Spring Lifestyle Guide Launched this week and is full of fab spring and summer pieces.  This Full Print Floral Skirt is on my wishlist. Check out the dress too!  

Now, sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Tidal Basin! One note: while picnics take a little more effort to plan, it becomes easy when everyone brings 2-3 items, and even better, it's typically cheaper than brunch! Tip: To avoid the crowds, here are some other great spots in DC to enjoy the blossoms. 

Happy Spring! 

PS - If you're as obsessed as I am about Tuckernuck, be sure to follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.



Lastly, can we talk about how amazing this Instagram is? Make sure to check out more of @someguy's amazing DC photography!

Fantastic sunrise this morning at peak bloom of the Cherry Blossoms 🌸👌 #igdc

A photo posted by Andy Feliciotti 🔥 (@someguy) on

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