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Category: Fashion

Shop Bette For Summer

Earlier this year, pre-covid19, I “met” the 2 sweet girls, Hillary and Chris of Shop Bette. They are two besties that love the beach and started Bette to bring vacation vibes to everyone every day, with their adorable beachwear and accessories line. I had big plans for Bette and NS Lifestyles…I was planning on bringing their gorgeous coverups with me to Miami during our Spring Break. But since that never happened Poor Sweet Bette’s post was replaced by at-home DIY’s and recipes and home office decor and fabulous PJ’s. Well, readers, we are starting to get back and beaches and pools are opening and we are ready. Bette is having an amazing sale on all their great items. Here are some of my favorites. AND, LUCKY FOR YOU…..I have partnered with Shop Bette to bring you a summer beach-ready gift bag filled with cover-ups and some fun accessories….If you want to enter, share this post on your Facebook page or Instagram page tagging me @NSLifestyleblog and follow both me and @shopbette. In the meanwhile, check out the Shop Bette site, and check out the sale!!!

Breck and Grier Summer Totes…..

I went today to visit the workroom of my adorable friend Phebe of Breck and Grier. I was so happy to be able to meet face to face and see some new bags that she is working on. Breck and Grier is one of my favorite local companies. I first showcased their incredible straw bags last summer. I immediately fell in love when I saw someone carrying one on Greenwich Ave. If there is one bag you buy this summer, it has to be a Breck and Grier tote. They have the greatest shapes, styles, and sizes and Phebe is so talented. She can paint your favorite island, club flag, stripes, monogram, and custom designs are also available. For more information or to see all of the styles, visit the Breck and Grier Website. You can also contact Phebe directly at

Here are three new bags that Phebe just finished, I love how she incorporated the crisp white stripes…

For all my Vineyard fans, this small tote would be perfect for a fun night out. Also, this new “yarn script” style is a favorite of Aerin Lauder… I see her carrying one all the time on Instagram.

And for all my Nantucket lovers……..

More monogram designs…I love this style with the shorter handle…

I have been dying for my own flag bag for a while now….

Pink monogram in 3 sizes!!!

I love the multi stripe goes with summer outfit!!!!

Such a cute Yacht Club bag…

Perfect bag for a perfect outfit!!!

I had to show you this Martha’s Vineyard beach is one of my favorites!!!

Could Dad Use a Fancy New Watch Strap?

With the popularity of the Apple watch chances are that dad has one or wants one!!! If he does not already have this hottest accessory, you can buy one HERE. But if Dad does own an Apple watch a great gift for father’s day would be a brand new 22 mm watchband to fit his current watch (other sizes available as well). I have partnered with Hemsut Watch Bands to help you purchase a perfect father’s day gift. Their website is filled with many fashionable, high-quality handcrafted watch band designs to fit all brands of watches (they support around 1,000 watch bands), including many smartwatch bands. The selection includes canvas, leather, nylon, sailcloths, and alligator and other skins. One of the most popular styles is the quick release silicone watch band.

The benefit of this design is that you can quickly and easily exchange watch bands in seconds without any tools, due to the band’s quick release spring bars!! Soooo cool!!! Hemsut provides a very accurate online fitting guide to help you correctly choose from one of their hundreds of watch bands. And if you do order the incorrect size they will simply return or exchange the band and help you order the correct one. They also have a comprehensive step by step guide to help find the best watch band for certain makes and models. Hemsut is committed to delivering the highest quality watch band to their customer and help them with reaching great style with their timepiece. What more could a dad ask for???!?!!?!??

Lisa Marie Fernandez for Target

I started following the designs of Lisa Marie Fernandez when I saw Aerin Lauder wearing one of her dresses a few summers ago on Instagram. The style was so chic and had that “I vacation on the Amalfi Coast vibe”!!! I immediately fell in love. I have tried on the Lisa Marie Fernandez dresses in the stores and in Aerin’s boutiques many times and they are nothing short of gorgeous but very expensive. And, since I did not have a trip planned to Positano or Capri, I decided to wait for a special occasion to buy one. Well, I read that Target was partnering with Lisa Marie Fernandez and was going to have a line of dresses offered for a limited time. The sale went live last Saturday and I decided to wait until I received my order to post. OMG!!! The dresses are really amazing. The quality is great and each one is really beautiful. I have highlighted some of the dresses below but to check out the entire collection, click HERE.

Amazon Monthly Best Sellers

It has been a while since I posted any of the monthly Amazon best sellers. I happened to check up on my blog stats today and I saw how many items were trending recently in many different categories. There are some really great not to miss must-haves included this month from a killer bathing suit to a popular contact-free party surprise…..Happy Shopping!!!


It’s really smart as things start to open up to keep this no contact tool on your keyring…

These outdoor chair covers are amazing..they protect all of your furniture/cushions from the elements!!

This Tie Dye kit is the best girls have been tie dying up a storm with it.

These sunglasses have been the #1 seller and all over the internet!!!

This eye brightening stick will leave you looking refreshed all day long.

If you are looking to spruce up your patio or outdoor space, these LED outdoor lights are incredible!

This lightweight robe was one of the best sellers for the past six weeks!!!

This self tanning water has been a best seller since January!!!

If you love chopped salads, this is a must…

I loved finding this best seller bathing suit…I love all the colors too!!!!

These confetti cannons have been so popular for all the drive by B-day parties!!

These beaded bangles have been a huge seller for graduation gifts….

Rattan is so big this season…I saw a similar pair of earrings on the Aerin Lauder website!!

Celebs Are Just Like Us…Wearing A Mask Edition

Tomorrow Connecticut is opening up a little and we are getting ready for it!!!! Our new normal is to wear a mask out in public. It’s not going to be easy but we will get used to it. And also if all the celebrities can do it….. well then so can we!!!!!! Cheers to our new normal!!!