Ahhhh, the Jersey Shore. Yesterday, after a fun-filled backyard BBQ party with my high school friends (post to come soon), Mitch and I drove down to my parents’ Shore house in Ocean City, New Jersey. Pure joy. We spent the evening eating Mac & Manco’s Pizza and drinking wine with my parents, brother, and brother’s adorable girlfriend, Kim. A great kickstart to summer!

Today, Mitch and I hung out on the beach, got some wedding chores accomplished, met with our deacon, and–oh yeah–cooked a delicious lobster dinner, which came to a grand total of 18 bucks. No joke! I’m a savvy clothing shopper, but I’m also a savvy seafood shopper. ;)

Sadly, we have to leave tomorrow. But it’s for a good reason. We have to get our marriage license! And we have to get it in the “town” we’re both from… So it’s back to Hoboken/New York City we go. But there are worse fates in life, I suppose. ;)

Shoes: Sperry, also loving the mint version and silver version / Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer (Sold out), but loving Lilly’s Callahan shorts! So many cute prints. Also loving the scalloped Buttercup shorts, sailboat-adorned Liza shorts, and the Barclay shorts, and (my ultimate obsession right now), these. / Top: Forever 21, similar here* / Pearls: J.Crew (Sold out), similar here and here (Even cheaper!) / Earrings: J.Crew, more affordable version here* / Bag: Tory Burch (Sold out), larger bag still available, and on sale! The orange floral bag is still available, too, for all of you risk-takers. ;) / Watch: Marc Jacobs, also loving the tealbrownrose goldblack, and multi-colored versions! / Bracelets: Stella & Dot and J.Crew (Sold out), similar here / Lipstick: Clinique 

*Take 40 percent off with code “SPREE”