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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Let's talk about summer...

Fake tattoos.
Wine sippy cups for sneaking on picnics.
Double wine tote, if you’re going the bottle route.
Picnic bag that unfolds into a blanket. Plus, 101 picnic dishes you can make in 20 minutes.
9 clever ways to top a sausage.
If you're looking for a summer uniform, ASOS has been killing it lately! (Above: grey tee, lace detail dress, embroidered tank, colorblock dress, sexy blank tank, floral midi skirt.)
Aviators are the most flattering sunglasses. Even Woody Allen looks cool in them.
If you can't play private ping pong at the Chateau Marmont, here's a fun tabletop alternative.
The proper way to make a Ben & Jerry's ice-cream sandwich. Awesome.
Three-tiered drink dispenser for summer entertaining.
A sweet book to read to your child.
And my good friend Gemma just published a book about five girls in Brooklyn. It's a hilarious and uplifting summer read. Congrats, Gemma!

P.S. My favorite summer sandals and sneakers.

(Ping pong table photo by David Swanson; wine sippy cups via Swissmiss)

58 comments:

Denene said...

That wine bottle bag is too cute!

Scout and Rice said...

That wine sippy cup is hilarious!

I've been noticing all the ASOS Pins you've made lately, some of them are lovely - the grey tee and black cami are my faves. I love how affordable they all are. :)

laurenfoode.com said...

I can't help but read the title of that last book and think of Rod Stewart. "Full of all them... Brooklyn Girls." Love it! #geekalert

Erika said...

GAH! I'm so excited for Summer!
Love this post :)

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Joanna Goddard said...

agreed, scout and rice! asos is a great combo of affordable & fashion-forward.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, lauren, good call :)

Bekka said...

Joanna - Thanks for the Tattly post! xo

Kaylee said...

I went to college for a couple years with Rachel Gant of Yield Design who designed the Picnic Bag. So great to see it featured here!

Melissa Sevoian said...

oh man, aviators are not flattering on me at all. I need a wayfarer, clubmaster, or cat eye shape.

Melissa Blake said...

I've got the windows open this morning and the smell of freshly cut grass is wafting through the house, so this post comes at the perfect time. Summer is my favorite time of year!! xoxo

Kira said...

I love the Tattly temporary tattoos! Perfect hipster staple for summer concert/festival season!

Shruti Kapoor said...

Everything about this post is so fun and summerish..love it!! Thanks for such a great post! Love the three-tiered dispenser :)

jennifer schmittlin said...

Summer makes me feel like I've just come out of a coma. I was getting tired of my sofa (or maybe my sofa was getting tired of me?) P.S. Love the sippy cup, however I'd definitely go with a bottle...

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Lynn said...

Did anyone else read this like blah blah blah blah where's the baby update? ;)

Julie Catherine Smith said...

Yes!!!

parisbeekids.com said...

The wine sippy cup would be perfect for here in Paris, where we're not allowed to drink alcohol in public places. Very cute!!


xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

Tyler said...

Those Asos dresses are so cute, but I can't find the gray top/floral skirted one on Asos! Can you give us the link?

Amy Guest said...

That wine sippy cup is amazing! Going to have to get myself one of those!
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Caroline said...

I can't find the floral skirt or the gorgeous peach/red lace dress on Asos- help Joanna!

Kathy said...

me too, Melissa! I want aviators so badly since they're such a classic style, but they just don't work for my face.

Caroline said...

Found the floral skirt!

http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Midi-Skirt-in-Digital-Floral-Print/10m4ou/?iid=3021172&SearchQuery=floral%20skirt&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Multi&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1NaWRpLVNraXJ0LWluLURpZ2l0YWwtRmxvcmFsLVByaW50L1Byb2Qv

Rosie said...

Love the sippy cup, brilliant! Also, that cream dress with the red detailing is so gorgeous!

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Tyler said...

Thank you!

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Nicole Michelle Centers said...

I love that pink and white dress!

Justine said...

Ahhhh I have seen that b&w graphic dress a few times recently and for the life of me cannot find it on Asos!! Anyone have better luck?

Annie said...

I saw the greatest think on the beach the other day... a coca-cola koozie (coozy?) that looks exactly like a can!! You can sneak in a beer on the beach and it will look like you are drinking a coke! :)

Hanna Lee said...

Fake tattoos are always so much fun to switch around! And the wine sippy cup & 3 tiered drink dispenser are very much needed!
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Kayli Schattner said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I've been looking for another good summer read and will have to go check out Brooklyn Girls, congrats to your friend!

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nicholasandtaylor.com said...

K, but that ice cream sandwich. Why do summer holidays always coincide with pool parties and bikinis!? Ugh. Whatever, I'll take 2 please!

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Diamantina said...

I cant wear them either, nor I look good in cat eye, but I rock gigantic round frames like nobodys business, guess there is a perfect shape for everyone. Iwish I could wear them tough

Stephanie said...

I love those fake tattoos! So different from what was available when I was a kid.

That picnic blanket bag sounds awesome too.

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Meghan Kraft said...

Loving the fake tattoos! And that book looks super fun, I'll definitely be picking that one up sometime soon :) Great suggestions!

Zeynep s said...

love the little things about life! :) especially in summer!

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Nicole Correia said...

ok now I am seriously excited for holidays and summer!!

xx

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Ladies in Navy said...

love nikki mcclure! featured her in my college literary and arts journal!
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Holly Hardy said...

Ooh the picnic recipe link is amazing! Wish it was nice weather more consistently here in England to do planned picnicking!

VintageDanielle said...

That ice cream cookie treat and picnic blanket idea looks awesome!

H said...

I just bought Gemma's book! I always go by your book recommendations because we have the same tastes!

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cuteNroll said...

amazing post, I love the double bottle tote bag, so cute.
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MartinCho said...

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marisa125 said...

They've been great for a lot of my maternity clothes this pregnancy - I even used one of your coupon codes for an awesome khaki swing coat from them. Did you get anything from their line for this baby?

Cydney Helsdown said...

that wine sippy cup is genius!

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Erin said...

ooohhh! I love that wine tote bag! And come on... that picnic bag/blanket thing! Ah-mazing!

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Erin Glowacki said...

shameless plug: I sell the personalized version of the wine sippy cups! facebook.com/designsbyerin13


Joanna, I'd love to send you one for after the baby is born! :)

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Elisabetta Rizzato said...

Love summer! very beautiful post...I'm going to do something similar in my blog www.er-interiordesign.com but all with Italian stuff, calling it "12 thing about (Italian)summer" then we can compare them :)
u find me on twitter also @italianbark

domina said...

Eatisfy is also one of the top Restaurants Guide in Bangalore where we can reserve the table online in just one shot!!Is it not great!!

Anna said...

Thank you for the book recommendation! I can't put it down. I found myself reading by book light last night after my husband went to sleep. It's cute and a great summer read. And, congrats on your new baby! What an exciting time!

Lindsey said...

Congrats on the new baby! I have a newborn and a toddler as well; and it is so much fun but a lot to manage! I'm sure you'll transition great! I just wish I was in NY for the summer instead of Phoenix. I am on lock-down with this killer heat!!

I want to recommend another dress for your summer dress list! AMAZING http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378041729/sonnet-james-play-dresses-for-playful-moms?ref=live

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elisabetta r said...

Hello Jo! that's my post as I wrote you some weeks ago... http://www.er-interiordesign.com/2/post/2013/08/10-things-about-italian-summer-summer-for-me.html hope you'll read it! bye

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t. edie said...

I love this, but you completely forgot the one where sunscreen replaces foundation and saltwater subs in for the straight iron.

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