Summer Favorites & Vera Bradley Giveaway


It’s finally starting to feel like summer in Dallas, so its time to get out and enjoy the weather. Around this time of year, you can normally catch me on a patio somewhere sipping a mojito and laughing with friends. In addition to that, there are a lot of other things that scream Summer to me! Here are a few of my favorites:

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My summer isn’t complete until I’ve checked off everything on that list! Outdoor concerts are so much more fun to me than indoor! They just SCREAM summer! Bonfires are an essential because s’mores. Flowy dresses are essential because this Texas heat is NO joke…and they’re pretty. This is one of my faves for the summer from Forever 21:

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Day-drinking is another one of my faves and it is SO underrated. Not only do you get to bed in time after day drinking, but your hangover sucks less. (Just drink a lot of water to keep hydrated.) Bright print shorts are perfect for summer too because they’re cute for a lazy day at the beach, or a fancy night on the town with your girls!

This is a total #TBT to last summer when I rocked the bright colored shorts!
This is a total #TBT to last summer when I rocked the bright colored shorts!

A lot of people think I’m crazy for saying I love laying in the sun. But I love the way it feels and how it makes me nice and dark like my mama! 🙂 And what better place is there to soak up the sun than on a road trip to the beach with your bestie? No matter if I’m taking a trip to the beach to relax or just to Ft Worth to stock up on beef jerky, road trips are fun no matter the distance!

A lot of us will be having cookouts and watching fireworks this weekend, with it being the 4th of July. That makes for the ultimate summer! I plan on going to Kaboomtown in Addison to celebrate. It’s supposed to be the 3rd best firework display in the whole  United States so no way would I miss out! Because it’s so busy in Addison around that time, I’ll be walking everywhere to avoid the headache from traffic. Luckily I live close so I don’t have to take a bunch of stuff with me. I will be carrying a cute colorful wristlet so that I don’t have to keep up with a bunch of stuff.

Which brings me to the GIVEAWAY!!!!!

I’m giving away not only a Vera Bradley Zip ID Case, but also these adorable earrings! I received both of them from The Vintage House last week when I attended the Tea Party. But because I am already obsessed with/have a bunch of them, I figured I would let one of my lovely readers have them!

Just enter the giveaway below! I really hope you win!

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Ginger Marie

I'm a thirty-something lifestyle blogger who tries not to take life too seriously. I think laughing and running are the cure to everything especially when its done in a new city. I think a balanced diet is important, and that they're much easier when they include chocolate. :)

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  1. Vera Bradley’s merchandise is so cute! I know the perfect teenager that would love this too!


      Yes! They even have a new leather and faux leather line for us adults 🙂

  2. Love your summer favs! Thanks for sharing:)


      Thanks gal!! It just wouldn’t be summer without them. 🙂


      Thanks Valerie!! Anytime. 🙂

  3. I love maxi’s and summer dresses 🙂 Makes me feel so comfortable in the sun and for the summer!



  4. I love icecream in the summer. Wearing sundresses. Going to the Farmers Market and outside concerts. Picnics and cookouts too.


      How on earth did I forget icecream?! haha. Your list is just better!

  5. Love this post! Summer favorites include:
    -new swimsuits
    -tanning oil (We may be naturally tan, but that does not mean we can’t enjoy the feel of the sun)
    -maxi skirts/dresses
    -lazy pool days
    -Farmer’s Market
    -outdoor movies


      ALL of those sound AMAZING!

  6. LOVE those shorts! And girl, day-drinking is SOOO very underrated. I agree haha. Especially when I’m dealing with my sister-in-law. Oops did I just type that? Bahaha


      hahaha! You’re hilarious, and yes! Day-drinking is the best!!

  7. Summer is my favorite time of year! Patio parlaying and day drinking are what’s up!

    1. Summer is my favorite time of year! Patio parlaying and day drinking are what’s up! #BLMGirl


      YES! Day drinking is just the bomb diggity!

  8. So cute! SUMMER is my favorite! LOVE it! Love the sun + pool!


      Yes! Thank you! Good luck with the giveaway!

  9. Love your favorites! I have to say though, I’m not a fan of day drinking. I think I’m allergic to the sun and drinking in the heat just makes me feel AWFUL. Now if it was inside, that might be another story….


      Thanks girl! OMG I love day drinking. It just feels more fun because its not all dark and stuff haha. But, I will say that I haven’t done it here in the Texas heat yet!

  10. Oh, I love to lay in the sun too…usually with a good book!


      That sound heavenly!

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