Summer style board via my Poshmark wardrobe

Listening now…

 

Well…I’m back!

 

For this post, I wanted to keep it light and sweet, just like your summer iced tea.

 

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All of these items are for sale right now over in my Poshmark closet- Shannysells.

Or if you prefer, they are also listed over on Ebay- Shannysells.

 

 

Summer Style Inspiration #1-

 

Motorcycle Chick

 

 

Free People American Flag Lace tank-size small

Harley-Davidson Embroidered Long Sleeve- size medium

Rag & Bone Brown Suede & leather moto boots- size 7

Machine Novelle mode acid wash moto distress jeans- size 26 in.

Vintage Paris Blues Bird embroidered mini skirt- size 7

 

 

Vintage leather torquoise emblem festival belt-38 inches

Rock & Republic NWT tie dye faux leather jacket-size XS

Free People high rise busted knee distress jeans-size 29 inch

Topshop Moto Black short overalls-size 2

Torrid bad luck ladder front graphic t shirt-size 2X

Serious clothing (LA boutique) denim star skirt Serious-size S

 

Summer Style Inspiration # 2: Jungle Vibes

 

 

Akemi + Kim Anthropologie Tiger embroidered shirt-size S

Havana Jacks Cafe Floral Hawaain tie shirt-size XL

Chico’s Additions by Chico’s Safari Zebra shirt size 2x

Enjoi panda skateboard grey zip up hoodie-size s

H&M conscious collection tropic toucan shift dress size 4

Busch Gardens Animal Tiger khaki color hat

 

Summer Style Inspiration # 3: Festival Forever

You can be at a festival all summer long if you want…

 

 

Electro Threads Namaste Yoga Meditation tank top size s

Nordstrom festival smiley face romper size s

Festival rave galaxy Racerback skater dress size s

Young Fabulous & Broke multi color ombre open top Young Fabulous & Broke size s

Owl festival boho aztec shirt size L

Wolf dreamcatcher festival boho racerbank tank size M

American Eagle Boho Artist distressed flare jeans size 0

 

Summer Style Inspiration # 4: Light and Airy

 

 

Flax 100 % Linen oversized dress with pockets-size S

Silence + Noise Urban Outfitters frayed tank XS

Cloth & Stone Anthropologie Chambray dotted tank size S

Band of Gypsies multicolored stripe tank dress size S

Rebellion eyelet cold shoulder bell sleeve top size M

Mara Hoffman cutout braided tank top size 4

 

Summer Style Inspiration # 5: Playing outside, going campin’

 

 

Route 66 vintage Pioneer Express Roadtrip bag

Sundance butterfly t shirt size S

Simple nwt outdoor adventure sneakers M 5/ W 6.5

Boss by I.G. Design mens fish button down shirt size M

Evvergreen hipster indie band graphic t shirt

Black bear summer trails hiking/camp shirt size S

Upstate NY Upstately evergreen trucker hat

Mens Junip deer band graphic t shirt

Jeep J-41 NWT leather & faux fur hiking shoes 🤙 Jeep size W 8.5

 

If you like anything, remember prices are not final and I love offers!

 

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What are your favorite inspirations for your summer style?

 

Thanks for reading! XOXO

Remember to follow me on Instagram @shannysells, where I post daily style and shop updates, as well as daily life and tips & tricks of the reseller life!

 

 

 

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5 outdoor fall activities for you and your dog!

Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

 

5 outdoor fall activities for you & your dog

 

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#5 Doga

 

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Whether you’re an experienced yogi or you’ve skipped out so far, fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and stretch with your pup. Dogs love being a part of our activities, and Doga is a wonderful way to bond with your pet. You’ll help your dog get into various positions, and it has health benefits for dogs as well as humans! Doga can also include a simple massage.

The best thing about doing yoga together outdoors? If your pet wants to wander off for a bit to play on their own, you’ll have time for a sun salutation–your dog can be as involved as they’d like, or just enjoy the autumn sunshine. Look for an outdoor Doga class in your area, or read up on it and give it a try on your own.

 

#4 Corn Maze

 

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Dogs get excited about everything, and bringing your pup along to the corn maze will renew your enthusiasm for this fall tradition. Find dog-friendly corn mazes in your area, and get familiar with their rules. Your dog must be well-behaved and leashed, and as always, you’ll need to bring poop bags to clean up after your pet.

Once you’re there, let your pup take the lead and see where you end up! Even if they aren’t able to lead you to the exit, they’ll enjoy every step of the adventure.

 

#3 Camping

 

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Fall camping has endless upsides: No crowds, it’s not too hot, and the views are incredible. Bring your dog along for an unforgettable weekend. You’ll stay active getting lots of playtime, and take amazing photos of your time in the wild.

Smart, well-trained dogs do best on extended outdoor adventures. If you’re backpacking, you can also get a pack for your pup to carry some of their own food. Your dog will love being able to help!

 

#2 Trail Running

 

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There’s no better time to hit the trails than crisp fall mornings. Lace up your trail running shoes and invite your pup to join you. As you take in the changing leaves, your pet will get an amazing workout, and their enthusiasm will be infectious. Trail runs offer more variety for both of you, and dogs especially love getting away from the concrete jungle.

If you’re running in a thorny area, make sure you both have adequate foot protection. Check your pet’s paws before and after the run, and look for trails that are safe for both of you. Some trails allow dogs only when on-leash, while others restrict all dogs. If you want to let your dog off-leash, be sure they’re well-trained, and look for a local trail that welcomes off-leash dogs.

 

#1 Leaf-Pile Playtime

 

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Rake up a big pile of leaves, jump in, and play! Your dog will be thrilled at the opportunity to make such a delightful mess. What could be better?

Don’t have a dog of your own? Join Rover.com and become a dog-sitter, so you can find a buddy to bring along on your next adventure.

Chasing waterfalls at Watkins

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[Frankie showed me this song on our drive and it’s been on repeat ever since…]

 

For my birthday, my love surprised me with a camping trip to Watkins Glen State Park .   

We went chasing waterfalls! Cue TLC song….

 

Taken from the website,

“Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade. Rim trails overlook the gorge. “

 

We camped right at Watkins Glen State Park Campground which was amazing because our camp site was walking distance to the trails to the waterfalls! And we got a great site that was nice and private.

 

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Upon entering the park, you feel like you are in a scene from Indiana Jones. The lush greenery and the jungle like atmosphere make you want to swing across within the trees.  (Tarzan?)

 

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The heart shaped pool ❤

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My favorite part of the hike were the Rainbow Falls where you can walk right beneath the trickling water…

 

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When the lighting is just right…

 

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That night we ventured into Watkins Glen town and stopped at Rooster Fish Brewing

I really loved the atmosphere, especially that they had games available to play! The beers were delicious and we took a growler back to the campground.

 

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We found out that Rooster Fish also has a restaurant that sells their beers too, and it happened to be the restaurant I was thinking of for dinner anyway so it was an easy choice!

We had dinner at Wildflower Cafe and Crooked Rooster Brewpub

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I got their special mozzarella sandwich and sweet potato fries and we got a crab dip for an app, so good and worth every calorie.

 

26 isn’t so bad, right?! 

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Later that night we had a bit of a photo shoot testing out different modes on my camera…

 

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I wore my new Lularoe leggings that have fish on them! ❤

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On my birthday day we had to head home but decided to stop in Ithaca on the way home and stopped for a bite to eat at the Carriage House Cafe . 

What drew me to this place was the Brie- stuffed french toast I saw on the menu and their local farm and non GMO style. #Eatlocal. The french toast was out of this world good and I also got a blueberry sorbet mimosa that was like desert for breakfast! (That’s what you do on your birthday…)

 

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We stopped at the Ithaca waterfalls on the way home too…

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Keep exploring…. : )

Prancing around P Town Mass

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We took a trip to Provincetown, Mass last week with our friends to camp and enjoy the town. We stopped in Boston on the way for a brief detour.

First stop was the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University to climb some trees.

 

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Next up, we did the Sam Adams brewery tour. 

 

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Next we headed into Provincetown. We set up camp at Dune’s Edge campground, which was a nice campground and about 5 minutes from the main town. However, we did not know until we got there that they do not allow any campfires. [Partly our fault because I think it was listed on the website] You can get a permit- but you have to get that 3 days in advance. You can also get a permit for a beach campfire, but that has to be 3 days in advance too. What is camping without a campfire, am I right?!

 

I found a campground about 25 minutes out of Provincetown that seemed to allow fires. If I were to go camping near P Town again, I would probably choose that option. But I guess it depends on how near the action you want to be and how much you care about camping with a campfire! To me, it’s essential. And so are smores.

 

After setting up camp we headed into town to check it out…

An amazing thing about this little town is that it has been declared the gayest city in the U.S. 

And you see this pride all over as you walk around : )

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This kid was pretty awesome. And that is a man dressed as a pilgrim to the left, telling us about Provincetown history as we ate our breakfast. Here-people are not afraid to be who they are. 

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Another amazing thing about this town is that if you head to the edge of it, only a few feet away, you find the beach.

 

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Another reason to love P Town: people here really love their pooches.

These little babies can be seem doing everything from swimming and catching fish at the beach, to shopping with their owner, to having a casual drink at the bar.

 

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This coffee shop was a favorite of mine. So much sunlight streaming in!

 

 

Bar scene:

 

The bar scene in P Town was great. We visited a bar overlooking the water with an eclectic industrial beachy style inside.

 

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I loved these homemade tables made out of a boat dock.

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And the boat hostess stand…!

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Loved this place- Nor’East Beer Garden– they gave me a coffee with their homemade Bailey’s in it and it was delicious.

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Atlantic house bar– cool environment, kind of too sassy for my liking bartender. I did not know until researching after this is the oldest bar in P Town-1798.

 

Shopping:

There is so much shopping to be done in this town- I got this amazing shirt, I wish I had remembered from what store. But there are many small local artist shops selling their own Provincetown designs. I am an ice cream fanatic, so it’s pretty perfect for me.

 

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A favorite shop of mine was Paws & Whiskers– I told you they loved their pooches here. Yes, that is a doggy stroller.

 

Breakfast places:

 

Our first breakfast stop was at Devon’s. These are not the best pictures, but I loved the indoor decor with the glam style.

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I got the eggs benefit, so yummy.

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Our breakfast stop on our last day in Provincetown. Every dish had a box # name to go with the post office theme, which was really cute. This is where we got a meal and a show with our pilgrim friend from earlier on in the post.

 

Riding the beach dunes:

 

On our last day- we brought the Jeep and got a permit to ride on the beach dunes.

 

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We made the best of the crappy weather we had. Thank God for frog togs. 

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The sunshine came out right before we left as a farewell from P Town. 

 

What do you think of Provincetown? Have you ever been- if so, share your story with me!

The adventures of camping

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We took a little adventure camping in Virginia Beach at First Landing state park.

This place is special to us because we road tripped to Savannah, Georgia a few years ago, driving down the coast and making stops along the way, and this was our first stop where we camped.

 

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This picture was from our first time here. This raccoon ate our sandwiches and carried the bags into the tree right above our tent- he watched us while he ate our food!

 

Going back brought back all sorts of nostalgia for those memories, but new ones were made too!

Not only that, but it has some cool history.

“The state park is near the site of the first landing on April 26, 1607 of Christopher Newport and the Virginia Company colonists before establishing themselves at Jamestown.”

 

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Something we really love about this campsite is the trees. Makes you feel like you are deep down in the south, in a fairy forest.

Just look at them! 

And every campsite has it’s own beauty and is different looking, as well as private.

 

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Our first night of arrival 🙂

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Not only that, but this campsite is minutes of a walk [depending on your campsite, it could be even closer] from the beach. 

Our first night there, we arrived later than expected.

By the time we set up camp, we wanted to take a walk down to the beach.

We were lucky enough to walk upon this stunning sunset.

Our last time here, also on our first night, we walked upon the most amazing lightning storm on the beach.

We learned to take on the unexpected and embrace whatever comes while camping.

 

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The state park is right on the Chesapeake Bay beach, [also called “Chick’s beach”] which is incredibly warm, much less wavy,  and more calm than the regular ocean. It is so relaxing. I also did not feel as many hard shells under my feet, the sand in the water was soft and you sank right in.

Ahhhhhhhhhh. 

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We needed to search for water type Pokemon while we were there, too. Anyone else playing?!!

 

 

We took some time to re-visit the Virginia Beach boardwalk too. #Virginiaisforlovers

 

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We ate at this lovely place on the boardwalk with live music that also had wild Magikarps flopping on the table while you eat!

I caught him, by the way.

Just thought this was too hilarious not to share.

 

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This poor guy either thought I was taking a picture of him or knew I was playing and was hoping I caught him! Guess we will never know…

 

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We packed up our camp and headed out of Virginia Beach onto our next stop, which was a new one for us.

Before we left, we hit up Citrus  for breakfast. I got the orange glaze pancakes, which were featured on the Food Network. As well as a mimosa. I also sampled Frankie’s Beach Benedict. Yum.

Don’t I look happy? I was!

 

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So, we have visited Ocean city, Maryland before [also on our road trip] but never Assateague Island National State Park. 

 

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I read about this place online, and it’s abundance of wild ponies on the beach, and knew we had to go while we were down here.

I was expecting to maybe see a few ponies….we got way more than we ever imagined from this trip.

 

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How amazing is this?! We literally watched the group of horses walk in front of us on the beach. It felt surreal and dream worthy.

 

Of course we wanted to go back to Ocean City’s boardwalk, too! This boardwalk has a lot more going on than  the VA Beach boardwalk in our opinion.

 

 

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I also wanted to report that on vacation, I finished 2 books! [This may seem like nothing, but coming from me- who is a very slow reader, and who spends a lot of her time gaming, it’s a big thing.]

 

I have loved Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series for awhile now.

I love books about small towns and characters I can relate to. I get so invested in them.

This vacation, I read Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas, which had the same feelings as Virgin River series did for me. I just love when you can find authors that write in the same manner but also have a very different style.  I could not put this book down!

 

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I am also reading You are a badass book– which has really helped me come back from vacation feeling  some type of way and ready to take on the world. And myself.  I have new goals written down for the week and the book really emphasizes taking things day by day, being more present, and all the things I have been lacking.

 

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Yes, that is Spongebob on my shirt. He joined us for vacation!

 

It was hard to say goodbye to the beaches and the relaxation, but it’s back to reality now.

I hope you all enjoyed coming along for the journey, I certainly enjoyed sharing it. Let me know if you have visited these places before or plan to!