Summer Seersucker

Nothing says summer like crisp blue and white seersucker. In blazer form and paired with a white dress, it's the perfect summer workday look. Bright, feminine, and pulled together.

Seersucker Blazer {options here and here} - White dress {options here and here} - Tan Pumps
Cobalt Blue Clutch {similar here} - Kendra Scott Necklace - Sunglasses

I've had this dress for literally ten years (J.Crew, never goes out of style) and this blazer for more than a few (again, J.Crew), but I've found plenty of similar options and linked them in the images below. This necklace is one of my summer go-to's, the rose quartz goes with everything, and I've found a cobalt blue clutch is far more versatile than one would expect—what outfit can't benefit from a pop of color?


Summer Bucket List

Well, we're officially one day into summer! Time to start cramming those all-American activities into every spare minute. In case you need a little help figuring out what should make its way onto your summer calendar, I've got my summer bucket list for you. It's more than a bit DC-centric, but the ideas should generally be the same no matter where you are.

Moral of the story? Get outside, eat fresh, and don't forget the rosé.

dc summer bucket list - summer things to do in DC

And, admittedly, a handful of these items were leftover from my Spring Bucket List, but, y'all, it was a rainy, cold spring with few opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. So this low humidity summer is beckoning us out from under those permanent umbrellas of late spring and finally allowing for meals al fresco and getting active. Cheers to what should be a fun and busy summer!


Friday Links

Happy Friday, y'all! I didn't expect to get a post up today, but I've been waking up at 6 AM on the dot lately and actually getting out of bed rather than laying there frustrated trying to get back to sleep. It's amazing what I can do with an extra hour and half in the morning! So, if you're looking for a few fun links to distract you from your Friday, keep on reading—and don't forget to check out my colorful outfit post from yesterday!

  • It took me a few years, and I previewed it in this post, but I finally joined the world of stylish sneakers. No surprise I chose the loudest ones. Now, how the heck do I style them? Of course Man Repeller had an article a few years ago with the perfect fashion-y answers.
  • As I look to decorating a new apartment next month, I'll make sure to keep all these tips in mind. While I'm definitely all about zero clutter, creating white space is not my forte. I can't help my love of color, but a bit of relaxing white might be nice this time around.
  • Next month I'm headed to the Hamptons and luckily one of the girls in our group has taken the lead on already making dinner reservations. T-3 weeks until Instagram overload. My accommodations won't be anything close to these, a girl can dream, right?


Sunny Days

My mom made me beaucoup des sundresses when I was little, and while I can't recall whether any tied at the shoulders, this dress certainly reminds me of one of those mom made looks. Perhaps it's the cotton fabric, or the print, or perhaps a combination of the two. Whatever it is that's reminiscent of the late 80's - early 90's, I'm digging it. Plus, it's 40% off right now!

The morning I took these photos was a bit more than pleasantly warm and crazy windy. It could have been a disaster, but this dress totally works with the windblown look, right? This gorgeous mural made the perfect backdrop...and I not so secretly love the throwback astroturf I'm standing on. Shaw's just outdoing itself with bright art around every corner.

Photos by Lauren Joseph


Summer Lip Favorites

Lip glosses and lip balms are some of my favorite beauty products to try out, and I own more than I know what to do with, but the products in this post are the ones I reach for again and again. 

I'm obsessive about my sun protection. SPF 75+ when I'm on the beach, SPF 60 on my face every day, and SPF 30 on my body on a normal spring or summer day. So you can imagine how excited I was to discover that Supergoop makes an SPF 30 lip gloss.This stuff is glossy without being sticky, goes on perfectly over lip color, and lasts forever. Definitely a summer essential.

For summer night outs, I love the pop of color and shiny, but not over the top, gloss that I get from Clarins Lip Oil. The Ruby Cherry looks perfectly sunkissed, Honey is a lovely no color color, and Raspberry is perfect over a bright pink lipstick.

cclarins lip gloss - supergoop lip screen

clarins lip gloss - supergoop lip screen

clarins lip gloss - supergoop lip screen

Below you'll find some of my summer lip favorites (anything with SPF!), some of my all time favorite lip moisturizers (obsessed with the agave lip mask), as well as some of my favorite lip glosses and lipsticks.


Weekend Wrap Up

Just a few snapshots from a weekend that squeezed summer into every minute. From kayaking on the Potomac followed by spicy margaritas at my favorite Mexican restaurant on Friday to the Pride Parade (preceded by a pre-party, of course) and a delicious and colorful rooftop cookout featuring Pimm's cups on Saturday to a windy blog photo shoot with the talented and always fun Lauren Joseph and lunch at Glen's in Shaw today, it's been a jam packed couple days. Here are a few instas in case you missed them—and follow along if you don't already!

Despite the humidity you'll hear everyone mention, DC in the summer is actually quite delightful. You just have to get out of the AC every once in a while and, don't worry, this week I'll have a summer bucket list for those of you who need some ideas beyond locating your nearest rooftop pool—though that's also highly recommended, at least once a weekend.

Also on the calendar this week (I promised I'd be back on schedule!)—a gorgeous dress featured in a new outfit post, a peek at the item I can't live without, and my favorite summer lip products.