Summer evenings are perfect for bites & cocktails. So we decided to wrap our Friday a bit early and head out for a Mexican themed date night filled with fresh baked chips, sangria and street tacos.

It was the perfect excuse to wear this maxi I picked up at the Gap a few weeks ago.

I hope your weekend was filled with good times, cheers to Monday going by quickly!

xo - margaret

Casual Friday

I love Fridays, it signifies that the weekend is almost here and means that for a few days I can take it easy and step away from the work week craziness! It's also a great day to opt for a casual look and the perfect excuse to try something new. 

I had seen a video floating around on Facebook on how to make a scarf into a I thought I would try it out.

I must say it definitely was easy, and I loved how it dressed up my jean shorts & tank. I don't see myself wearing this type of look often for work BUT I am totally going to rock this at the beach this weekend. It's light, long & flowy which is perfect for a beach coverup (expect to see that on Instagram this weekend)

While I was in the mood to try something new, I also mixed in my new C.Wonder sneaks (sadly sold out), which I adore.

Want to make your own? Easy! Take any scarf or wrap you have lying around the house, fold it in half and then fold it again (long ways). Then take the outside corners and tie them into a small knot, pull the scarf open and you will see two holes for your arms, slide it on and adjust.

Voila! Light vest for summer...also perfect for beach days as a swimsuit cover up.

Speaking of beach days...that's pretty much our agenda all weekend!

Happy Friday.


xo - margaret

Life on Instagram Lately

Summers in New England are short - which is actually refreshing coming from living in CA for most of my adult life where every day is summer - and so you really try to enjoy every drop of it. For me that means spending time outside, being active, enjoying the water views in Maine, spending time with friends & family and enjoying yummy food & drinks. Here are some of my most cherished shots of the summer thus far...

The view from my morning walks with monkey and the infamous monkey post walk with his tired face.

One of my favorites from our FL vacation - white sand and colorful beach chairs.

We've also really gotten into yoga & running this past year, and enjoyed our first Yoga Festival complete with black light yoga...which was quite the experience to say the least. 

We ran our first race together, in which the husband did great in and liked it which means more races for us in the future!


We've enjoyed weekends at my parents lake house, and are actually looking forward to another in just a few weeks. We had our best 4th of July yet complete with hosting our family & friends at our home with the best spot in town for fireworks.

With the sun we have also had some great summer storms, I love these, especially when there is thunder & lightning!

And what's summer without a lobstah bake?! 

Last but not least, my most frequented spot in the house this summer...our patio which is perfect for lounging with monkey. 


I hope your summer is off to a great start! We've still got another 6-8 weeks so make the most of it! 

xo - margaret