Summer Oasis // Jersey Shore Beach House

Summer Oasis // Jersey Shore Beach House

What’s summer without a stay by the beach in a beautiful home away from home? I love staying at any great hotel, but over the last few years my husband and I have opted to stay in homes we find on VRBO. Whether we were staying in London, Buenos Aires, Cape Cod or for a staycation at the Jersey Shore, we always like the coziness of a place that feels like home. Enter Oasis By the Sea! This exquisite and well-appointed Jersey Shore beach house in Manasquan, NJ is literally 120 steps away from the beach, and the minute you enter the door, all you want to do is RELAX!

Jersey Shore Beach House

jersey shore beach house

The owners of the beach house really took the time to pay attention to the details that make a beachside rental feel like an oasis. With neutral tones throughout the home with touches of gold and anchored with a variety of sea blue colors all around the house, you almost don’t want to leave to go to the beach itself.

Jersey Shore Beach House

Jersey Shore Beach House

Jersey Shore Beach House

Jersey Shore beach house

I loved wearing this white dress around the house and shared more here in this post. Love the decor? I’ve rounded up some similar finds to transform one of your rooms into an oasis home, even if you don’t live anywhere by the sea but want to feel like you do! 

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Jersey Shore beach house

With 4 bedrooms (one with a balcony), two full bathrooms, toys for kids, ceiling fans in every room along with a sweet welcome treat, the home came equipped with everything we needed, even if we simply wanted to stay in and cook for the night. With plenty of space for parking (in the shade!), beach essentials such as beach towels and chairs, you really don’t need to pack much to enjoy your vacation in complete comfort. It really felt like an oasis by the sea.

Jersey Shore beach house

Jersey Shore Beach House

Jersey Shore Beach House

There is so much to do in the area of Manasquan and the surrounding towns (Sea Girt, Point Pleasant) as well. With great restaurants, the boardwalk at Point Pleasant, and the Jersey Shore at your footsteps, there is no denying that if you are looking for a great place to stay without the potential hassles of booking a hotel, this home is right for you. It definitely was for my family.

Jersey Shore Beach House

Jersey Shore beach house

There are a few weeks/weekends open in July and August, so be sure to check out the Oasis by the Seas home here to see if something may work for you and your family. Be sure to book your stay soon, as this is the first summer it has been available for the summer and almost already rented out entirely for the season!

Jersey Shore Beach House

Check out our vlog of our stay on my Youtube channel below for a full recap of the exciting weekend we had! We’d love for you to subscribe and let us know what you think! Have a very happy 4th of July weekend, if you celebrate! Thank you for stopping by!

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Summer Light // White Lace Maxi Dress

Summer Light // White Lace Maxi Dress

Happy Summer! I am so happy that I am finally able to take a break from the school year and relax in the sun. Thank you for all the love on my new YouTube channel and supporting it with a subscription, like, comment and/or view! I have a vlog coming soon about my glorious stay at a beach house along the Jersey Shore, so be on the lookout. It seriously was one of the most gorgeous homes I have stayed at, and could not have felt more “away from home” even though it was still in New Jersey! I can’t wait to share more of it soon, but if you’re curious to see it on VRBO and  hoping to book a few days or even a week down the Jersey Shore in oceanside beauty, check it out here

lace maxi dress

lace maxi dress

There is no doubt that you will need a white dress in your wardrobe for the summer. It’s the perfect way to feel light and airy as you probably will attend many outdoor parties or be invited to at least one “all white outfit” event. lace maxi dress

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lace maxi dress

And because wearing white dresses are the perfect summertime outfit, I’ve teamed up with 4 other bloggers to share their white summer dress style too! Check them all out below! 

lace maxi dress

lace maxi dress

lace white dress

lace maxi dress

lace maxi dress

Shop the Feature // ASOS White lace maxi | Knot Cuff | Watch 

lace maxi dress

Happy a great start to your weekend! Thank you for stopping by! 

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News // Shopping with alba Boutique & YouTube

News // Shopping with alba Boutique & YouTube

I can’t believe I am writing these words (for all the times I thought I would never do it!), but we are officially LIVE with our first video on YouTube (check out our short video below or right here)! And there is no better way than to start by sharing one of my favorite events to have hosted this year with alba Boutique! If you were able to attend the event, you know it was raining and the unusual weather was bookended by sunnier days. But that did not stop many of you who came out and enjoyed some bubbly and snacks while getting your hair braided and enjoying the company of the women and men who stopped by to support This Season’s Gold and alba Boutique in Hoboken! Thank you!

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

 

shopping with alba

What I love about shopping small boutiques are the attention to detail that is in involved in catering to the customer. I know that when I go into alba Boutique, I am met with a kind smile and an array of choices for whatever I may be looking for, whether that be a dress, leather jacket, sunglasses, handbag, jumpsuit or jeans! You’d be surprised how much such a small space can offer! I not only found this gorgeous peach jumpsuit here a few weeks ago, but then within 5 minutes of walking in saw this beautiful white off the shoulder top, perfect for the summer bbq’s, (similar here and love this one too) and had to wear it during the event!

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

What made this event even more special is that my hairstylist and friend, Catt Nunez (follow her on Instagram!), hosted a braid bar and it was such a hit! What girl doesn’t love a fierce braid to wear for a summer weekend?

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

Jeanna, the owner of alba Boutique, is such an amazing women. Her hard work and dedication makes her such an inspiration and is the truest form of a #girlboss! Her boutiques are in Ridgewood and Hoboken, NJ and now in Wellesley, MA – so you know she knows what she is doing. Learn how we met in our video below!

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

shopping with alba

If you’ve been following me for awhile or just new to my page, THANK YOU! Thank you for reading and stopping by! I would love if you would SUBSCRIBE to my channel, as I only hope to continue to grow and create great content that will inspire you as we move forward together in this journey of fashion, motherhood, travel, beauty and so much more! 

Leave a comment, give us a thumbs up, and comment to let me know what would you like to see from This Season’s Gold in the video content world! 

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Layering // Taking the Maxi Dress to the Next Level

Layering // Taking the Maxi Dress to the Next Level

Most of us wait to wear our favorite maxi dress on the warmer days of the year. Wearing denim with our dresses may not be the first thing we think about. Yet, one way to take your maxi dress to the next level is to wear it with jeans! The perfect maxi dress to pair with pants (or shorts on those really warm days) is a full length button down dress so you can leave it open at the waistline, and wear it like a long and flowy cardigan or shirtdress (basically!). It’s a great way to play with proportions and get two outfits out of one maxi dress. 

With bright colors for the summer, I have worn this dress with white jeans also, and love how the floral print plays as that pop of color I mentioned in my last post that goes well with white denim. Here are some of my favorite maxi’s to layer the next time you are heading out for the day!

maxi dress

maxi dress

Would you try the maxi dress and pants look? I’d love to what you think! And if you aren’t subscribed to our newsletter, you can sign up here as we get ready to share a big announcement this week, and would love for you to be the first to know! Thank you for stopping by!

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Date Nights // Styling White Jeans for Summer

Date Nights // Styling White Jeans for Summer

Do you have a love/hate relationship with white jeans? I do. First, let me just say that I love wearing white and styling white jeans because of their versatility and simplicity (see here with burgundy and in all white here). But some white denim can be too thin where you can see through them, so finding a great pair is key! White jeans are great for summer and evenings when you go out for date night and want to look classic and chic. When you find the perfect pair of white jeans, be sure to buy more than one!

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Style your white jeans with a statement top.

This sheer shoulder top from Maggy London is a piece that can be worn casually as I did here or with a long skirt for a more formal look. From front to back, the illusion top is equal parts elegant and classic, with a hint of sexy – the perfect statement top. It is my new favorite top of the summer!

styling white jeans

styling white jeans

styling white jeans

Do-it-Yourself.

In order to change up an old pair of my favorite white jeans, I frayed the hem myself. All you need is a ruler, scissors and a large nail file. 1) Fold the jeans with the front side of them facing outward and line up the hem. 2) Using a ruler, decide where you will cut the hem (and cut) considering that you will lose about 1/2 an inch once you start to fray the edges. 3) After cutting, try the jeans on to ensure accuracy of your cut, and then remove them to begin to fray the edges. 4) Using a clean nail file (white is best), rub the edge the jeans that will start to separate the fibers. you can fray as much or as little as you want. If you want more you can cut slits around the hem use nail file the same way to get a wider frayed edge.

styling white jeans

styling white jeans

Have fun with the accessories.

When you style a look simply in black and white, have fun finding a pop of color or a print to make the entire outfit stand out. Leopard is basically another neutral in my opinion, and adding these sandals to the look was just enough to add some fun to the outfit!

white jeans for summer

styling white jeans

styling white jeans

Add red.

Wearing a red lip looks good on any woman, and there’s something about wearing a red lipstick that feels daring and empowering. While it’s not limited to the way you style your white jean look, when you add that pop of color an evening out can feel much more fun! =)

styling white jeans

What is your favorite way to styling white jeans? I’d love to know and get inspired by you! Leave your thoughts in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading!

Shop the Feature // Maggy London top (20% off w/ code JESSICA)| Ann Taylor jeans | Sandals | Earrings | Handbag | Lipgloss

Thank you to Maggy London for partnering on this post.