GeneralHealthy Summertime Treat: Watermelon

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One of our favorite childhood snacks – that always seems to be the perfect solution to a scorching summer day -  is a fresh slice of watermelon! Not only is this summertime treat absolutely delicious and easy to prep, but recent studies have revealed watermelon’s amazing health benefits! Besides being more than 90 percent water, a 10-ounce wedge of watermelon can pack in as much as one-third of the recommended daily value of vitamins A and C, as well as a substantial amount of potassium! Who knew?! So when you’re prepping those picnics or party trays this summer, go for a snack that is just as tasty as it is nutritious! What are some of your favorite summertime treats?

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Nutrition Facts Courtesy of NationalGeographic.com

DIYFruit Infused Water Recipes

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With sodas, energy drinks, and other sugar-laden beverages so easily accessible nowadays, it can be hard to stay healthy and hydrated in the summer. Beverages like coffee, sparkling water, and sodas actually dehydrate you, leaving your body even more parched than before. Fruit infused water is the perfect solution, for it not only offers healthy, low-calorie, on-the-go hydration, but is absolutely delicious too! Below you can find three fruit infused water recipes that we absolutely love that will keep you healthy, hydrated, and happy all summer long!

Directions:

Simply slice your fruit and herbs, place in a glass filled with ice, fill with water, and let everything infuse for at least an hour. If you want even more flavor you can muddle your fruit and herbs, or leave your mixture to infuse overnight. *Be sure to wash everything thoroughly before slicing!*

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These are just a few of our favorite fruit and herb combos, so go ahead and get creative! Do you have any favorite combinations of fruit infused water that you recommend?

 

FashionSizzlin’ Summer Sandals for 2014

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Summer Sandals: There’s always room for one more pair of hot summer sandals, and these looks are absolutely unbeatable. Spend your days shopping, suntanning, or people-watching on the boardwalk in a pair of cute gladiators, modest wedges, or this season’s number one look: caged sandals! Rock a breezy midi or high-low hem dress to show off your favorite footwear, and you’ll have your daytime look nailed in no time!

FashionMust Have Summer Tops

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MustHaveSummerTops

Need to pump up your summer wardrobe options? Look no further! We have a huge selection of must-have summer tops with something for everyone. Our favorite trends range from the graphic statement piece to the understated flowy tank. These three key looks will round out your seasonal wardrobe and make getting ready each morning, a BREEZE!

Graphic Tees
Perfect for pairing with your favorite denim this summer! Whether it’s a pair of slashed-up shorts, or your cherished and perfectly worn in boyfriend jeans, a graphic tee adds a bit of statement to your outfit. Choose from crisp white, fun tie-dye, or go distressed with a stonewashed grey!

Swingy Tanks
How would you like your perfect summer tank; cropped or long? Either way, these flowing A-line tank tops are the easiest way to stay cool this season. These adorable basics are far from boring, and with delicate spaghetti straps, pops of color, and feminine details, these tanks go with anything.

Off-the-Shoulder
Show off your sultry side by picking a shoulder-grazing top! These feminine tops are perfect for staying cool and sexy all summer long!

CelebrityMichelle Williams for Louis Vuitton 2014

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Michelle Williams basks in travel trunks bursting with designer bag goodness in this 2014 Louis Vuitton campaign! Structured totes are the name of the game as the impeccably styled Michelle dons an ultra mod pixie cut and bold lip choices. Très chic!

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton 2014

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton 2014

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