The Perfect Beach Bag

Bag c/o  BoersmaBags / Swimsuit (Old but love this one too and it’s on sale!) / Hat DIY (YouTube Video coming soon!)

As a family of 4, we are always looking for ways to make beach trips easier.  We try and go the the beach often when we are visiting Destin and anything helps when trying to haul everything down to the beach for the day.

In my search for the perfect beach bag, I came across BoersmaBags.  Their cooler bags are SO cute and perfect for any days spent at the pool, beach, park, etc.  They are fully lined inside and very durable and they have the cutest prints ever!  Not only have I used this bag to carry all of our snacks and drinks with us, but I have also used the bag to keep all of our dry clothes secure during the day since the top fully zips!

Make sure to check out BoersmaBags and let me know what your favorite print is! I am also SO excited because BoersmaBags is offering Mikaela J readers a 20% discount! Just use the code MJtote20 when checking out! You know I love anything with a monogram, so you will be happy to hear that you can even get them personalized!

These bags would be absolutely perfect for tailgating and picnics too! I can’t wait to get another for football season!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

Black and White and Pink all Over

Dress (c/o Melly M) / Earrings / Sunglasses (Similar) / Shoes

One of the easiest things to do in the summer, especially with kids, is throw on an easy dress that doesn’t wrinkle and makes you feel put together in a matter of minutes. One of my favorite designers for dresses and cute tops is Melly M.  Their dresses are SO cute and comfy.  They have the best prints and colors and I love all of their easy styles. Make sure to check out my Instagram to see details on how to win a $200 gift card!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

My Favorite Summer Dress {And Amazing Instagram Giveaway!}

Dress (c/o MellyM) / Shoes / Clutch (Old but Similar) / Necklace (c/o SEKennedyDesigns) Earrings / Sunglasses (Similar)

Living in Florida, I am always searching for clothes that are easy to wear and work from brunch to the beach.  While looking for cute pieces for my most recent trip to Destin, I came across the most amazing brand full of colorful dresses and tops that I just couldn’t pass up!

MellyM is made in the USA and I love all of their cute styles and prints.  MellyM is SO amazing that they are offering one Mikaela J follower a $200 gift certificate! Check out my Instagram for details and make sure to visit MellyM to see all of their adorable and fun pieces!


Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

Tassels on Tassels

Dress / Earrings / Shoes (Old but Similar) / Clutch (Old but Love this One)

It’s no secret I have been loving the tassel trend and when I saw this cute dress I knew I had to have it.  The tassel trim is so cute and I love the preppy striped print.

The shoes are a Nordstrom Rack find but I love the ones I linked above! I don’t wear heels often since I am always chasing children around, but when I do the chunky heel is the way to go.  They add so much height but are so much more comfortable!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

Under $25 Summer Wish List

Blue and White Cover-Up / Yellow Maxi / Pink Off the Shoulder Dress / Palm Leaf Romper / Pom Pom Tote / Blue and White Tassel Dress

Oh. My. Gosh.  I am loving these summer items and they are all under $25! Ya’ll know I love Lilly and most of my shopping budget goes to Lilly pieces, however I love getting some fun and trendy items for each season.  I love all the color in these pieces and the tassels and pom poms.  Where is your favorite place to get summer items on a budget?