Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wanted Wednesday: Rosie Sweetpea

I have fallen in love with all of the amazing dresses and patterns 
that I spotted on RosieSweetpea on Instagram!

In her shop, you can pay deposits towards custom dresses 
& have something made specifically for you in some AWESOME patterns.

Most are limited edition, so follow her on Instagram to go get you some!
I love all of them, but here are a couple of my favorites:
1. {as seen on bellestarblue} / 2. / 3.4. / 5. / 6.

THIS. 
THIS IS SO GOOD.
{& subsequently sold out for preorder}
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I love the style of these dresses,
I love fun fabrics. 

Most definitely WANTED on this Wednesday!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

one last ice cream, before summer leaves us

Not that I don't eat ice cream in the winter...
it is always a favorite! 

When I saw this NJ.com article about the best ice cream places in each county 
I realized that my beloved Hoffman's did not win for my childhood county of Monmouth, 
I knew I was going to have to check out Cookman Creamery to see what all the hype was about!

My sweet dreams came true! 
We tried a lot of their interesting, experimental flavors like Honey Ale, Sweet Potato Marshmallow 
Vegan flavors like Cookie Butter, and a ginger flavor. 

Perhaps the weirdest (and ended up being my favorite) 
was the vegan flavor Soy Sauce Seaweed Carmel! 

We checked out the gARTen full of recycled/found art 
that is in the ally next door to Cookman Creamery.
Such a weird little place in Asbury Park...


My mom and I explored the gARTen while enjoying our ice cream,
the seaweed really starts to poke out:






Perfect place for some outfit pics! 
Especially in this patterned + neon outfit:




What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, lips- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine "Soft Blush", necklace- Hunt & Orchard, top & espadrilles- Lilly Pulitzer x Target, shorts- Cotton On, bag- Kate Spade {gift from mom}




I spotted the new Catsbury Park cat cafe across the street and wanted to check it out!
We peaked through the windows and saw three adorable kitties, 
this black and white long haired one {apparently named Thurston}
walked the whole length of the window 
and took his place at the top of the "Greetings from Catsbury Park" building, 
{hard to see with the glare, but he was SO COOL!}
& you can adopt the kitties from the cafe! 

Entering this place may be dangerous...
Enter at your own risk! 

My Pop suggested we check out the new Asbury Park Distilling Co.
We have been waiting for this place to open! 



They were actively distilling so we weren't allowed in, 
but we could watch from the window

& of course we had a round of cocktails! 
I had: "Party in the Back"- Asbury Gin, NJ Peaches, Mint, Chamomile Tonic Syrup
Mom had: "See Ya Sunday"- Asbury Gin, Cherry Tomato, Arugula, 
Balsamic, Lemon, Simple, Black Pepper 
{I think this was my favorite and I was not expecting to like this one at all, 
but my dad said it "tastes like a salad"}
Pop had: "Tambussi Family Tonic"- Asbury Gin, Lemon, Orange, Coriander Tonic Syrup, Thyme
Charlie had: "Gin Old Fashioned"- Asbury Gin, Cardamon Syrup, AP Aromatic Bitters, Orange

"The Bartender's Breakfast" with Asbury Vodka, Cold Brew, Orange Poblano Syrup 
looked really good, I think we will have to try this one the next time! 

This is my "Party in the Back":

Asbury Park has come a VERY long way since I was in high school in this area, 
maybe a little too far? 

As Charlie said outside the gARTen
"We have just about reached the point of saturation with this hipsterness" 

The result of a lot of gentrification... 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

The BIG 30 {for my BIG!}

On Saturday we surprised & celebrated my big sister (from my sorority AXD)
 Amanda's 30th birthday at Double Nickel Brewery in Pennsauken, NJ
This was our first time at this Jersey brewery 
{added it to our Beer Bucket List! Yes, that is still a thing!}
Man, Double Nickel is a HUGE brewery!

I loved that "A Bridge to Better Beer" is their slogan, 
especially since they are right over the Tacony–Palmyra Bridge

Big wanted a Golden Girls theme...
yes, she turned 30 not 90, but you know...

I had to get her this "Stay Golden" Christmas sweater from teespring



The cake was my favorite part!

She was definitely surprised and it was so cute!

So happy we got to celebrate together!


Her boyfriend Kevin and sister Meagan did such a good job! 


& we had lots of brews!
I had the "Brick Face Red IIPA" and the "Deborah Sour"& loved both! 





What I Wore: glasses- Glasseslit, lips- Essence "Cool Nude", necklace- Hunt & Orchard, dress- RHvintage {was an Etsy store}, flats- Target, bag- 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target



thanks for a great time! 

I love this post from girlwithnojob on Instagram,
originally from @overheardnewyork {another hilarious Instagram account}

At least we all get to get old together, that is a bonus, 
right?!

I heard your 30's are the best anyways!

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