family movie night with Pop Secret.

[this post is sponsored by Pop Secret;
all buttery fingers and opinions are 100% mine.]

this summer is all about spending time with family and friends. like many of you, i'm sure, one of our favorite things to have is movie night. we bring out all the pillows and blankets and enjoy our favorite Pop Secret popcorn and snacks.

however, there is nothing worse than the lingering smell of burned popcorn! (well, what's worse is if that was your last bag!) no matter how many windows you open or how many fans you turn on, you won't get rid of the smell. say goodbye to burned popcorn with the Pop Secret Perfect Pop app. this easy-to-use app listens to the pops, waiting for the precise moment to let you know when your popcorn is perfect. no more relying on the popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. with the Perfect Pop app, you can spend more time enjoying your movie than worrying about your popcorn.

have you tried the Perfect Pop app?

how Perfect Pop app works:

with your iphone, ipad, or ipod touch, download Pop Secret Perfect Popcorn app from the app store.
(it's optimized for iphone 5, but it worked fine on my 4s)

put your favorite family movie night popcorn in the microwave and enter the suggested time on the packaging. turn up the volume, point speaker towards microwave, and keep within three (3) feet.
start the microwave, then start the app.

learn fun facts as well as see what's happening inside your bag or popcorn!

Perfect Pop app listens to the pops and lets you know when your bag of popcorn is just right.

what movies are you watching this summer?
these are my oldies but goodies picks:
- dirty dancing
- legally blonde (1 or 2)
- sweet home alabama
- charlie's angels: full throttle

the kids have been loving:
- cloudy with a chance of meatballs
- frogs & toads: max's magical journey (netflix)
- despicable me
- nim's island

download the Perfect Pop app here:


beach whites.

summer seems to be flying by...
mini-he goes back to school on august 1st, and that'll be the end of our late nights and mid-week rendezvous. i look forward to each weekend and try to fill it with as many fun activities as possible. this weekend we're hoping to hit up a dinosaur exhibit, a [fashionable] night market, and the beach, of course!

speaking of the beach, i found my perfect cover-up from eshakti. the longer sleeves provide a bit of relief from the sun, the embroidered details give it a boho vibe, and i love how the ruffled hem moves prettily in the wind. unfortunately, the white sold out; it's available in orange here. if you want a similar white one, you can probably customize this one to have longer sleeves like the one i'm wearing.

they are currently having a summer clearance sale. plus, if you are a new customer, you get a $25 certificate that can be used in addition to the sale!

*this is not a sponsored post. while eshakti did send me an item to review (still working out some sizing issues), i purchased this particular dress on my own and love it.

(eshakti dress; lil coconut hawaii clutch (buy))

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yesterday i wore red.
today i'm going green.
mint, neon, hunter...

(neon raglan tee via [oomph.]; Lulu's skirt;

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did you enter yet?



an easy way to elongate and create the illusion of length is to go monochromatic. unless you have a matching set, it might be difficult to find two pieces that are exactly the same color, and that's fine. i actually prefer when the colors are slightly different shades; it adds interest to the outfit while still appearing seamless.

would you rock a monochromatic outfit?
if so, what color?

(studded v-neck via [oomph.]; patty's closet skirt;
i love sexy nude slingbacks; libi & lola necklace)

you might like these:

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J. Crew has great pencil skirts!


sweatshirt + pencil skirt.

during these summer weekends, i live comfortably and casually in swimsuits, denim cutoffs, and loose tees, tanks, and sweatshirts...and when monday comes, i can't help but try to squeeze in a few casual days at the office. i swap out clingy silk blouses for comfy cotton tees and sweatshirts, like this leopard one. paired with a pencil skirt, it still feels weekend-comfy yet looks office appropriate.

a few weekend snaps below.

how was your weekend?
what are you looking forward to this week?

beautiful day at the beach.
USA volleyball cup - USA vs. Brazil (USA won).
it was too hot to NOT get shave ice.
(leopard top via [oomph.]; bcbg skirt; i love sexy nude shoes;
patty's closet bag; libi & lola ombre bracelet; shop lately necklace)

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