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6/16/10

Summer Style Secrets: Diane James Home

 
This week,  I'm pleased to introduce Carolyn James McDonough.

Along with running Diane James Home,
with her mother and her twin sister, Cynthia,
Carolyn writes "The Buzz" blog, for the
Diane James Home website.

Back in October, when I first started "The Zhush",
I didn't know what to expect...
but, never in my wildest dreams
did I think I that blogging would lead to meeting someone
from my own small town, that I now call friend!

To read more about how I met Carolyn, click here.

{Carolyn, me, Cynthia}
*note to self:
don't wear horizontal stripes or flats
when standing between these two beauties,
+ for the record, I am 5'6" tall!


Without further adieu, here are Carolyn's Summer Style Secrets:

~*~

1. Clarins Eau Ensoleillante Moisturizer
Smells like summer, feels light and soft going on
and moisturizes all day long.
Find some here.

2.  Burt's Bees Watermelon Lip Balm
Just a hint of color and tastes really yummy!
You can find this here.

3.  Boden Swimsuits
Fits girls like me, with smaller chests
and wider bottoms to a "T"!
{editor's note:  re: wider bottom, Carolyn...you're crazy!}

4.  Andrea Valentini Statement Necklaces
Take your pick here, any of these will add the
"wow" factor to a summer dress.

5.  Trina Turk Towels
Really absorbent and so colorful.
Since everyone in our area buys their towels at Target,
mine tend to really stand out at the Pound Ridge pool!
Find these colorful towels here.
~*~
Thanks so much Carolyn!
I knew your style secrets would be great,
and these did not disappoint!

66 comments:

  1. great post! I remember when you wrote about meeting her! thanks for the photo of the three of you (you're so cute). and I gotta check out those Boden suits....

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  2. You are so adorable! What a great spotlight post, and how fun that you were able to meet and become friends! Love those Boden swimsuits, they are awesome, gotta go check them out. OH! And I came across a Chanel item for you, off to email you! Have a great day!! xoxo

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  3. Isn't it great what blogging can lead to?! You girls all look beautiful. I hadn't heard of those swimsuits, they are adorable! xo

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  4. I'm loving the towel!

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  5. I am currently "sampling" some Clarins face products, but the sales girl failed to give me that one...I will have to try it!

    Love that towel :)

    <3 Cara

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  6. How wonderful - to meet up with fellow bloggers.
    Must remember to pop over and say hello. That watermelon lip balm looks so inviting;-)

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  7. Sue, How fun to see Carolyn's pics!!! And, I really enjoyed going back in time to learn how you met --- this blogosphere is a really small place! Great picture of the 3 of you!! xoxo

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  8. Blogging does make the world so much smaller, doesn't it? Nice to meet Carolyn, and I just love the necklace. What a perfect summertime accessory.

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  9. I love the Clarins lotion. It has a hint of sunflowers in it. It is a gorgeous lotion and you don't need to wear perfume in the summer. Great tips girls.

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  10. Bloggers are the most generous women on the planet! I'm glad you found a new friend so close to you. Thanks for the introduction, Sue!

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  11. burts bee's watermelon lip balm?? i had no idea this existed - i need it!

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  12. A real pick-me-up today Zhush, thank you...amidst my broken finger nails and messy construction-site home, pretty, pretty, pretty is so welcome!

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  13. I am definitely going to look out for the Burt's Bees Watermelon Lip Balm. And never heard of Boden before but they have some great stuff!

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  14. I loved reading your post. You just never know who you're going to connect with next in this blogging world.

    Loving all the girlie girl stuff. Must have one of those Boden bathing suits.

    Have a great day.
    cheers
    Susan

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  15. Such gorgeous pics - and I love Diane James home, and their pics. And no wonder you made friends - it's like twice the fabulousness!

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  16. This was a great post! I love Burt's Bees chapstick so great! I almost bought that Boden bikini this summer and I still love it so much! Great picks!

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  17. I'm pretty new to blogging and I love the world that has unfolded before me in such a short time! I found you through The Shiny Pebble Party and your blog is great :) I haven't seen that lip balm before, looks like something else just got added to my "must haves" list!

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  18. I need a new bather! Think I'll click right on over to Boden...I had forgotten about them for trunks, thanks doll. BTW - Blondes are beautiful, fun and fresh, but brunettes are classy, sophisticated and less maintenance no matter how tall they are...

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  19. I love the idea of this series. These tips are great.

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  20. The watermelon lip balm is a must-have!
    Have a sunny Wednesday. xxx

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  21. Oh Shush Zhush, Strut Those Stripes! Love em!

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  22. Isn't the blogging community so small?! I am off to read your friends blog.

    xo
    M

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  23. Love these style secrets -- esp. the Trina Turk towels!

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  24. AMAZING! I cant believe you started your blog in october and built such a strong readership already! It took me six months to even figure out what was interesting, let alone get people to read it!

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  25. Now on my list to get the Burts Bees lip balm! I love their stuff!

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  26. Awesome post! I love everything they shared- so thoughtful and useful. And that picture of you guys is awesome. You are so beautiful and so are they.

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  27. What a small world! Thanks for all the tips.

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  28. i didn't know trina turk had beach towels, so chic! that's a great picture of you:)

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  29. You are so pretty, what a doll you are!!! these post are so fun. I just did a couple of post on my summer must haves. I think I need to go take a look at the clarins moisture lotion sounds wonderful. Love the necklace but the towel is great!! I must check that out, I just bought a tunic top that totally reminds me of that towel.I have it on my post today!! I am off to check out that great towel, Have a great day! Kathysue

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  30. You look great!
    and love the list especially the statement necklace...oh no i like everything~happy mid week love deepali

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  31. I need new pool towels- I've been buying mine at Target!! How did you know that???
    Lovely necklace although wearing anything but 'the ring' during the hot hot summer makes me nutty.

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  32. I recently met Carolyn as well - what a sweetheart! All three of you are gorgeous!

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  33. I am loving this series....and want some of those towels!

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  34. How cute! You look adorable! And great picks here; I love that towel! Off to check them out :) xo

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  35. ps - ur LBI comment was HYSTERICAL! - loved it - thanks for the laugh love!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  36. Isn't it so crazy how this little blogging world creates some many connections? I love it!

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  37. burt's bees is a must!

    hope you have a lovely day :)

    xo Alison

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  38. First - LOVE the picture of you three! And I'm loving Carolyn's Summer goodies, too. Boden is a favorite of mine, but I haven't tried their suits... sounds like my kind of fit. And I think I need one of Trina Turk's towels. Please keep doing this column... it's so much fun.

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  39. i love those swim suits!

    thanks for stopping by and commenting on Miles Of Style.

    im now following. pls follow if you liked my blog too =)

    Persis.
    www.onestylemile.blogspot.com

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  40. This is such a fun post idea! The bikinis sound like they'd be perfect for me, and I love love love that necklace.

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  41. Ohhhhh, I don't have that Burts Bees color. Gotta get on that!

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  42. How adorable are the 3 of you? Great post!

    Valerie

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  43. the towels are great. I love bloggy friends. :) how cool that you live so close by!

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  44. Such a fun post!!! I love it and those swim suits are beautiful and I have to check them out!
    Kisses darling:)

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  45. How fun Sue that you met through the blog, you know, being both from the same small town :)
    Love these series xoxo

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  46. What a fun post! I have to say I always enjoy getting the Boden catalouge...have never ordered anything, but always dogear a few pages. Hoorah for summer!

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  47. This is fab! I am loving these posts, Sue! She has great tips! Sue, you are so gorgeous! Did you say that you are the same age as my husband? Maybe I imagined it, you are just stunning! Clearly you've been wearing your sunscreen! XO!

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  48. Lovely selection. I like the necklace and the Trina Turk towels

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  49. Looong day, and just now picked up your comment on P&H. WOW, now THAT is karma : ) Loved this post as well as the one where you first met these lovely ladies....in your own backyard! And the fact that Richard Gere is also from P.R. really adds to the karmic effect! I did a MapQuest on Pound Ridge and found that it's just an hour away from where my dad grew up, in Suffern, NY. My mom grew up on L.I. I was born in Syracuse but none of us live in NY any longer. Thanks for your wonderful comments and for showing me how our posts also tied together.
    Very cool! xx Suzanne PS: I love Bert's Bees lip balms.

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  50. You look beautiful!!

    Summer is in the air! I'm excited. I must get myself one of those towels too!

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  51. Love this post! Blogging can lead to such wonderful things :)

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  52. You all look so cute -- and I think that the stripes are absolutely DARLING on you! And Trina Turk anything is so fab for summer... It's always bright and cheery.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  53. love those summertime picks and love that first black and white photo, vintage bathing suits are so beautiful, they need to make a comeback with the cut of those, lovely!

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  54. I love hearing stories about how blogging has led to great friendships and opportunities! It's great! I love Burt's Bees. I didn't know they had a watermelon lip balm. Must try!

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  55. Carolyn makes me feel like I need a class in class. Or two. Or is that something you're born with? Either way, she's got it. Love the list - Clarins is an all around favorite for me, too :)

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  56. great post!! i really love the towel and you can never go wrong with burts bees!!
    ps. i left you an award on my blog!

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  57. The pic of you 3 is great! I'd look puny at my mere 5'4"!
    love the towel and I definitely need that lip balm! mmm....

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  58. this is very interesting post nice information i love this post thanks alot

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  59. My go to Summer fragrance (at Clarins) was sold out! Great list....
    pve

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  60. If someone asked me to pose between those two glamazons... I would give Flo-Jo a run for her money. Talk about a kick in the guts for one's self esteem!

    Luckily you hold your own. xoxo

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  61. hey you would all love the trina turk makeup bag from clinique wow fabulous with $25. purchase.

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  62. Great tips! I am going to get some Clarins - I used to use some of their products about 10 years ago, and I had forgotten about the divine smell!

    Boden - I love how their stuff fits. I am a 'pear' (and have become a bit more pear-like over the past 5 years, since child #3), and Boden is great for my body type - small on top, but a bit curvier on bottom. I have never bought one of their bathing suits - I have tons of their shirts and dresses and skirts - OK, this post is costing me money, but it is great to know these things!

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  63. first of all. Sue, you are incredibly gorgeous, stripes or not! seriously?! so photogenic!
    secondly, i am totally digging that beach towel. Had no idea that Trina Turk (sp?) made gorgeous towels like this. I don't want to picture myself in a bathings suit right now, cute towel or not. belch....
    fun summer pics!!

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  64. It is going to get expensive to follow all your lovely Style secret posts, Sue! Maybe I will only settle for the moisturizer this time (but I like Carolyn's taste - and could easily buy the entire list!)

    Hugs to you both!

    Mon

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