Taking a Short Break

I’m spending the rest of the week away from the blog, but I’ll be back on Monday with a lot of white goodness! I hope you’re enjoying happy days and looking forward to a fun-filled weekend ahead.

I’ll leave you with this photo of a cool white art installation at Buddy Brew in Tampa.

Buddy Brew Tampa-White Cabana-artAs always, thanks for finding time in your day for White Cabana!

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Fashion: White on White on White

Summer is the absolute perfect time to dawn white (on white on white on white). New-to-me blogger Judith Jones’s (Joie de Jude) approach to fashion is completely inspiring. I think she pulls pieces together so beautifully, and there’s nothing fussy or complicated about her outfits. Have a look:

G2aA-750x941via Joie de Jude

Y7a-696x1024via Joie de Jude

696A5278AB-694x1024via Joie de Jude

Y13A2-750x511via Joie de Jude

696A1747ABC-750x537via Joie de Jude

This girl’s got style!

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Fashion: TYR Swimwear

I have been wearing TYR swimsuits since I was 16 and working as a lifeguard and swim instructor. 20 years later (yes, 20!), I’m still wearing TYR. A few years ago, I picked up a gorgeous TYR bikini that is both fashionable and comfortable. Really comfortable, in fact.

I reached out to TYR recently and the company was kind enough to send me two swimsuits. (Thanks, TYR!) I received this one in blue/coral (this sizing chart worked beautifully) and this black and white one (I should have gone up one size in the criss-cross back top and hipkini bottom; I adore the mesh details):

TMTM1A-060_3Milos Isle Kai mesh bikini top, $22.99

BMB1A-060_3Milos Isle Lilou mesh hipkini, $24.99

I just love the pattern, and I was completely surprised by how much I love the coral/blue version. The fit of the Enna bikini top and Suki bikini bottom is perfect for me.

Of course, TYR has much more to offer than a fashionable bikini line. Its athletic suits are certainly well-made and ready for performance.

TGFL7_100women’s guard element shirt, $41.99lwdcaps-060_alt01_1destroyer water polo cap, $29.99LHGCP-100_1standard guard cap, $17.99FBK6A-100high-impact sports bra, $29.99LCSHWHAL_060_1kids’ whale swim cap, $6.99 (awesome!)LGNSTNM-100_3nest pro nano mirrored goggles, $22.99

Don’t you love that whale swim cap?

Many thanks to Erika A. and TYR.

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Art: Building a Sand Animal

I wish I could say that I was talented (and patient) enough to build this:

White-Cabana-sand shark-1 White-Cabana-sand shark-3 But I can’t. I didn’t. I spotted it on the beach last week on one of my morning walks. I thought it was well done.

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20 Below: Gift for Aunts

Dear Sister:

I’m pretty sure my niece (and nephews) needs this (or something very similar).

cn9470414bodysuit, $10.99, via Gap

It’s the truth, right?

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Design: Round Mirrors

Round mirrors are so versatile. They’re great above bathroom vanities, bedroom dressers, and foyer consoles. Perhaps these photos will inspire you to use one in your own home.

52938cbcdbfa3f634900c962._w.540_s.fit_via Apartment Therapy

decor+pad+(14)via Me and Alice

img86cKensington pivot round mirror, $249-$299, Pottery Barn

img84oShagreen round wall mirror, $995, Williams-Sonoma

iipsrvreflection round mirror, $149.99, Urban Barn

songe-mirror__0107577_PE257249_S4Songe mirror, $49.99, Ikea

ninna-white-wall-mirrorNinna white round wall mirror, $199, Crate & Barrel

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The Friday Five: Bathrooms

We’re ending the week here with a gorgeous group of white bathrooms. These bathrooms caught my attention because of their use of black (faucets, frames, accessories, etc.).

TDF-Hawthorne17705via Design Files

my-paradissi-house-of-my-dreams-white-bathroom-daniella-wittevia My ParadissiVivid-Twin-Shower-Matte-Black_Hero_2via In Design Live

545a05ca2a099a39d10025ba._w.540_s.fit_via Apartment Therapy

Dornbrach-black-plumbing-fixtures-Remodelista_0via Remodelista

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Technology: The TomTom Runner Cardio Watch

Fitness. I don’t know about you, but every time I hear the word fitness, this song comes to mind (and the lyrics…I be up in the gym just working on my fitness). These days, I get my fitness routine in through my walks to/from work, to/from the grocery store, to/from Uptown Waterloo…well, you get the idea…I walk quite a bit here in Waterloo!

I have run quite a bit in the past, but in recent years, I’ve gotten out of the running circuit (for no particular reason besides the usual excuse of lack of time).

And I’ve never been a fan of the gym.

Now that I’m in Florida for a couple of weeks, I’m finding it really easy to work on my fitness. The beach just calls my name, and going for walks along the shore is really a major highlight of my time here (and year, actually). The beach goes on forever, and as long as my legs will take me places, I’ll keep on walking!

This summer, TomTom kindly sent over its RunnerCardio watch for me to test out, and the timing could not have been more perfect.

Here it is in white:

tomtom-watch-runner-cardio-2tomtom-watch-runner-cardio-3 tomtom-watch-runner-cardio-1I’ve been wearing the watch for a few weeks now to track my walks. It’s a sleek little thing that is very comfortable to wear, and it tracks my distance, progress, calories burned, pace, and heart beat rate. Yes, even heart beat! I love that feature.

White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-1 White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-4 White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-3 White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-2unboxing my TomTom Runner Cardio (not yet charged)

White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-7walking and tracking

White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-10paused for a jump

White-Cabana-TomTom-RunnerCardio-9blooper jump

I’m still learning about all its features. It seems like every day I learn something new about this little sleek watch. If you have any advice, please let me know!

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Marketplace: Summer Seashells

I’m currently soaking up the sun (and shopping on rainy afternoons) in the Sunshine State (Florida). As such, I’m inspired by what’s around me, so today’s post is all about beachy seashells!

seashore-glasses-houzzseashore glasses, $43, HouzzMIN-MS8-INV-001_A_PDLauren wedding invites by Splendid Press, Minted

img44ofaux mini starfish vase filler, $16.50, Pottery Barn

36542389_000_clarge ornamental seashells, $6, Terrain

shell-charm-pandorashell charm, $70, Pandora

seashell-bowl-nordstromOceana seashell dip bowl, $46.89, Nordstrom

2021152_l=vintage grotto design seashell console table, $1600, 1st Dibs

366352-1vintage Judith Leiber seashell minaudière, $995, 1st Dibs

Pretty stuff, right?

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20 Below: Draper James Coasters

I wrote about Draper James a few months ago, and I’m still keen on the collection. These coasters caught my attention because they’re produced in Raleigh, North Carolina.

coaster-draper-jamesonly count the happy hours coasters, $20, Draper James

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