First, on a somber note… To say that we in Houston are experiencing April showers would be an understatement, to say the least. The flooding in the Houston area has been of epic proportions. For those of you who have asked, thank you for your concern. I personally have been fortunate to be unaffected. But many people around here have not been so fortunate. People have lost cars, belongings, homes, and even their lives.

If you feel compelled to help, I suggest giving to the American Red Cross. My understanding is that funds given to the Texas Gulf Coast region will stay in the region to help those affected. Thank you.


The 23 Best Pool Floats for Summer 2016

On a lighter note, I am looking forward to the day soon when the clouds recede, the sun shines, and the temperatures rise! I am a warm weather gal. Sunshine makes me happy.

I’m already dreaming of plenty of pool parties this summer. And it goes without saying that a pool party is nothing without oversized pool floats, right? Last summer, my primary flotation device was the hugely popular pink flamingo, although I sometimes opted for an ice cream sandwich float or a donut float.

This summer, I think I’ll mix it up. Maybe a toucan, a whale, or a rubber ducky? What do you think? Whether you are looking for something sweet, something savory, something sporty, or something retro, there’s surely a float to float your boat.

Fun fact: did you know that you can click directly on the images in the collage below to shop the products? Yep. It’s super easy. Give it a try. 😉

Friday Favorite Finds: This Week’s 11 Must-Reads

As I initiated last week, each week I’ll be sharing a random collection of articles that caught my attention during the week. Here are the eleven must-read articles for this week.

  1. 8 Ways to Slow Down and De-Stress Your Busy Life – common-sense tips, but good reminders
  2. 9 Websites to Help You Plan a Trip – I already use some of these, and I’ll now start using a few others
  3. 12 Things Successful People Do Differently
  4. 37 Books That Will Make You Better at Business – numbers 5, 6, 10, and 18 are a few of my personal favorites
  5. A Conversation on Color with Kelly Wearstler – such a fan of her interior design
  6. Brooklyn Decker’s Eclectic Texas Home – in love with the blue kitchen!
  7. Eva Chen : “It’s Not a Numbers Game” – thoughts on how fashion brands can excel on Instagram
  8. How to Achieve Thick, Long Lashes – I’m so glad my friend Merritt shared her tips! I’ve asked her before about her lashes, and she highly recommends this product. I need to try it!
  9. Tory Burch Foundation feature on Debbie Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox – great thoughts on building the next generation of female engineers
  10. Why Talent-Centric Entrepreneurs Should Treat Their Businesses Like Fashion Houses
  11. Why You Don’t Need Kylie Jenner as Your Next Brand Influencer – a very insightful read about how social media has amplified the everyday voices of the world

Wishing you a great weekend! Thanks as always for visiting Wear + Where + Well. See you back here on Monday.

Graphic design by Ashley Cardoza


  1. Anastasia says:

    The toilet and the pretzel ones have quite frankly made my day! 🙂 Super fun!
    I really like Eva Chen’s article. Going to read the last one about about “Why you don’t need Kylie Jenner…” – sounds like a good read!

    1. Carrie says:

      Great to hear, my dear! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Merritt Beck says:

    Thanks Carrie for the shoutout!! Love this roundup!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for the tips! I simply must try it.

  3. Sydney says:

    I just love pool floats so much!! They make me so happy whenever I see them!! I am really hoping to get a few this summer! I love the pizza slice, especially because the ones from urban outfitters connect together so 6 slices make a whole circle of pizza!! (dreams haha) I think the gummy bear float is super cute too! Happy Friday 🙂 Happy to hear you have been unaffected from the flood, my heart goes out to all those affected <3

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes, wouldn’t the entire pizza be too fun?! 😀

      Thank you for the comments regarding the flooding.

  4. Bella B says:

    I love all these pool floats!! I just got donut one and a pizza one!!! They are so fun and I can’t wait yo use them this summer happy weekend lovely!!!
    sending love

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh how fun! I’m sure they’ll make good photo props this summer. Ha.

  5. Reagan says:

    Wow what a fun post! I think I want all of these lol! They are so fun and clever!! And I love all of the links you posted for articles to read! Thanks for sharing! =) Happy weekend!


    1. Carrie says:

      Hey Reagan – thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the articles.

  6. sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    Was thinking about you when I learned about the flooding.

    The pizza slice is my favourite. Would be fun for my kids at our pool this summer.
    The Kylie Jenner article is interesting. I detest the Kardashians. I run the other direction when I come across any product that they have even a remote connection to.

    That is another story, isn’t it?


    1. Carrie says:

      Sheri –

      Thanks for the kind thoughts re the flooding. It’s nice to see the sun shining again today!

      LOL – I probably land along the same lines of thought as you with some of the Kardashian stuff. I’m just not a big follower of people who are just famous for being famous.

      To each her own… 😉

      Have a great weekend!

  7. Erin says:

    Hi Carrie, I totally agree with Sheri regarding the Kardashian’s…It’s obnoxious that their faces are on every magazine & continually covered by news outlets…ugh! The pool floats on the other hand, are amazing! Especially ❤️ The gum ball machine, ducky, swan, oh shoot, I want em all! So fun! ?, Erin

    1. Carrie says:

      Ha! Totally agree on all counts. 😉

  8. Jenn Lake says:

    So ridiculously cute! I tried to bring a floaty with me on vacation a few years back, but I ran out of room in my suitcase! I think all hotels should offer them as amenities like they do with down pillows or slippers!

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh I like the way you think!!! We should start a petition…

  9. Jyotsna says:

    Such a great post, love all the unique fun floats in your round up! xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Jyo! This was a fun one to put together.

  10. PutAllOnMe says:

    Yeeey they are so cute and fun, I want the all! 🙂
    This is a huge trend right now and totally understand why, pictures look so good with floats:)

    1. Carrie says:

      They sure do make for fun pictures, don’t they?

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