This & That

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend!! My heart is positively bursting with all the love and support you showed our GLxHSP ‘Hello Summer’ Collection this week! I’ve been floating around with a perma-grin for days! If you missed it, you’ll definitely want to check it all out HERE.

And to cap off an incredible week, Mr. SP and I are headed out today for a last-minute weekend getaway! We have so many unused travel credits from the last couple of years, and a chunk of them were expiring this month… so away we go! I found this little hidden gem awhile ago, and I can hardly wait to see if it’s as amazing in person as it looks online. Follow along on my Instagram HERE to see where we end up.

Today I’ve got a hodge-podge of summer fun and inspiration… and it’s a doozy!


All Packed Up //

After six good years and countless trips, my beloved Calpak finally wore out. Actually, it was my fault for dropping it a little too hard. Let’s have a moment of silence for the mighty little bag that’s seen me all over the globe!

Crewneck Tee | Jean Jacket | Joggers | Sneakers | CalPak Suitcase | Carry-On Duffle Bag | Removable Strap | Straw Hat (Color: A01-Beige) | Hat Holder Clip (This thing is genius!!)

But it does give me the chance to try out a new luggage brand, and this one has crazy good reviews! Plus, the price point is great, especially the 3-piece set! It was super easy to pack, and it wheels easily. I’ll report back after a few days of travel.

Rolling Spinner Suitcase | Carry-On Duffle Bag | Removable Strap | Straw Hat (Color: A01-Beige) | Hat Holder Clip

You know I also swear by packing cubes, but e-bags are almost impossible to find now, so after extensive research, I ordered these. The material and quality is spot on, and the zippers are strong and sturdy. Definitely two-thumbs up!! You won’t believe how much room you’ll save using these!

4 Piece Packing Cubes Set (I find the medium size the most useful for optimizing carry-on sized bags)

And I don’t go anywhere without these clear bags… perfect for everything from toiletries to charging cords.

Clear Zipper Pouches


Just Keep Swimming //

With this trip coming so last-minute, I headed straight to Amazon for some fast deliveries. I found this darling swimsuit and skirt.

Two-Piece Swimsuit (Color: Coral) | Flounce Skirt (Color: T6) | Straw Hat (Color: A01-Beige) | Slide Sandals (size up half) | All-Weather Bangles | Square Sunglasses

This swimsuit remains one of my all-time faves. It’s wildly flattering, full coverage, and super cute style. It runs a little big, I wear an XS.

Ruffle Trim Striped One-Piece Swimsuit | Layered Pendant Necklace | Straw Hat | All-Weather Bangles

Summer Style Inspiration //

Our Hello Summer‘ Collection is selling fast, with many styles like the Boca Chica Halter Bodysuit, Oceanside V-Neck Tee, Cabana Dress, and Decked Out Day Dress almost sold out… so grab them quick HERE if you’ve had your eye on them. Here are a few of the styles I packed for our trip, all so perfect for Summer getaways! All of my fit tips are HERE. And psst… the entire Collection is 10% off with code SUGARPLUM10!

Boca Chica Halter BodysuitBungalow Cropped Pant | Espadrille Wedges (Also HERE) | Woven Headband | Gold Bead Bracelets

Isla Maxi Dress | Gold Hoop EarringsGold Bead Bracelets | Beaded Headband

Oceanside V-Neck Tee | Jean Shorts (Also HERE) | Chunky Bracelets | Layered Heart Necklace | Straw Hat Coming Soon!

Sanctuary Maxi Dress | Strappy Sandals


tarte Custom Kit Sale //

The bi-annual tarte Custom Kit Sale ends today, and it’s one of the best deals on the internet! You choose seven full-sized products for a complete full face, plus a cute travel bag, all for $65! Start building your Custom Kit HERE.

tarte Custom Kit Sale HERE

Summer Style Must-Haves //

I have a closet full of sandals, but these are pretty much the only styles I reach for, no matter the occasion! The flat sandals are designer-inspired, with a great price point and are super comfy. The heels go with literally every dressy style you have this season.

Clear Strappy Heels (size up half) | Slide Sandals (size up half) | Strappy Sandals (TTS)

For a higher price point, you really can’t beat the classic Tory Burch Miller sandal. Especially now in this new cloud fit, with a cushy, padded insole!

Soft Miller Sandals

When it comes to bags and accessories, these remain my go-tos for Summer!

Straw Tote Bag | Striped Tote | Removable Tassel | Rattan Circle Bag | Straw Hat (Color: A01-Beige)


Links, Please! //

I love chatting with y’all on Instagram DMs, and these items remain some of the most requested links.

1. Leggings (Cropped Pair HERE) // 2. Collagen Peptides (Travel Packs HERE)
3. Blue Light Glasses // 4. Custom Name Necklace
5. LED Strip Lights // 6. Neck Massager
7. Foot Massager // 8. Berry Keeper
9. Window Cleaning Cloths // 10. Pet Fur Broom
11. Bedsheet Set // 12. Mattress Topper
13. Fuzzy Slippers


Blonde, Baby //

I ordered a bunch of new beauty products to test out during the last big Sephora Sale… and I don’t want to speak too soon, but this Kerastase Leave-In Treatment appears to be pretty miraculous! Not only is this my air-dried hair… but my air-dried hair after going to bed with it wet!

I literally combed it through my damp hair, and then went straight to bed. Normally I’d wake up with frizzy, wonky hair that requires me to fully re-wet it. But instead I woke with full, smooth hair with my natural curl accentuated. And the blonde is even a little brighter! I was so impressed, I grabbed a travel size for our trip! Have you tried it?

Lounge Henley Top | Kerastase Leave-In Treatment for Blondes

Backyard Fun //

School Break is almost here, which means we’ll be looking for ways to stay busy and have fun. These are some of our favorite backyard toys and activities.

1. Snow Cone Maker // 2. Velcro Catch and Toss
3. Paddle Ball // 4. Tiki Toss Game
5. Corn Hole // 6. Kiddie Pool
7. Horseshoe Game // 8. Sprinkler Pad
9. Backyard Jenga // 10. Sports Net
11. Table Tennis Set // 12. Water Skipper Ball
13. Pack of Pool Toys // 14. Foam Water Blasters
15. Croquet Set // 16. Spikeball
17. Watermelon Ball


Red, White & Blue //

Summer holidays are around the corner, so I rounded up some festive styles for the season.

1. Embroidered Flag Cap // 2. Distressed Flag Tank
3. Chino Shorts // 4. Ruffle Swim Suit
5. Sunglasses // 6. Toddler Outfit
7. Swim Trunks // 8. Girls Two Piece Swim Suit
9. Embroidered Top // 10. Flip Flops


Graphic Tees, If You Please //

I love the laidback style of Summer weekends and will be reaching for these soft graphic tees on repeat.

‘Good Vibes’ Tank | White Shorts | Straw Hat | Gold Bead Bracelets

‘Here Comes The Sun’ Tee | White Shorts | Gold Bead Bracelets | Aviators


Here are several more fun finds…

Top‘Here Comes The Sun’ Tee | ‘Bring on the Sunshine’ Tee | ‘Sunshine and Coffee’ Tee
Middle‘Sunshine Vibes’ Tank | ‘Happy Camper’ Tee | ‘Just Peachy’ Tee
Bottom‘Lake Life… Cuz Beaches Be Salty’ Tee | ‘Wanderlust’ Tee | ‘Just A Girl Who Loves Sunshine and Tacos’ Tee


How’s that for a Summer smorgasbord!?! Did you find some new inspiration or fun ideas? Happy weekend, lovebugs… I hope it’s a lovely one! xo. C



Athleta // Up to 50% off sale items HERE

Avara // Shop Sale HERE, plus 15% off full-priced styles with code CASSIE15

Backcountry // 15% off first-time, full-priced orders with code SUGARPLUM15

Colleen Rothschild // Select weekend steals up to 50% off, plus 20% off full-priced products with code SUGARPLUM20

Evereve // Shop Sale HERE, plus free shipping on orders $50+

GibsonLook // Shop Sale HERE, plus 10% off full-priced styles (including the Hello Summer Collection!) with code SUGARPLUM10

J.Crew // 30%-50% including sale styles with code SUMMER

J.Crew Factory // Extra 15%-20% off your purchase with code NEWCLOTHES

Kendra Scott // Shop Sale HERE

LOFT // 50% off select tops accessories with code SMILE

Nordstrom // New women’s markdowns HERE

Old Navy // 25% off your purchase, even clearance

Social Threads // Shop Sale HERE, plus 10% off everything else with code CASSIE10

tarte // 15% off eligible items with code CASSIE15

Vuori // Shop Sale HERE, plus free shipping on orders $75+

Leave a Comment


  1. Marianne wrote:

    HI Cassie:

    Love this round up! Is it the one piece blue striped bathing suit which is hour favorite and most comfortable or the two piece? Thank you, Marianne

    Posted 5.20.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Marianne! I’m not sure I understand your question… but yes, I do love that ruffle striped one piece swimsuit! The leopard/tropical two-piece suit is coming with me on my trip this weekend, so I haven’t worn it at the beach/pool yet to give a full review. Hope that helps! xo, c

      Posted 5.20.22 Reply
  2. Jennifer wrote:

    Hi Cassie,

    Is there a leave in treatment for Brunettes?


    Posted 5.20.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Jennifer! Since I can’t personally attest to any brunette hair products, I’m not sure what Kerastase has to offer for you brown-haired girls! Here is a link to all of Kerastase’s products, I’m sure you can find something that would treat your specific hair needs!

      Posted 5.23.22 Reply