hello sunshine

scarf wink | sunnies target (old) | yoga crops lululemon | tee forever21 (old) | sandals LOFT (old) | bag calvin klein

Helloo! Happy Monday to you all...I am feeling relaxed and happy coming off of a nice weekend down by the sea. There is just something about spending a day in the sun, lounging and sweating - and then rinsing off the day in a cool shower. It is a time when I, personally, feel so radiant and happy to be young and alive. That out-of-the-shower feeling is when I feel the most confident and myself. No need for a lot of makeup, no need for fixing the hair. Throwing it in a messy wet bun and  putting fresh clothes over tanned skin is the ultimate way to wind down after a day in the sunshine.

I also threw together this easy-comfy look on a whim and love how my infinity scarf really tied the look together, adding an element of bright to an otherwise neutral outfit. This outfit took me through the whole evening - even comfortable enough to sleep in! We spent the night on the roof looking at the stars (I saw three shooting stars!) and drinking wine and sharing stories and our thanks for being able to spend another weekend down the shore.

As of now...when I type this...I think I am really truly experiencing my grieving for the end of summer. I know that it's over, and technically has been, but this weekend was one that I had been looking forward to for SUCH a long time. And now it's over. Saying goodbye to the ocean and knowing that it will be a whole year until my next ice cream cone (you know, the shore kind) actually brought me to tears. We talked about how to bring this feeling - this confidence, this acceptance, this laid-back every-day celebration of life - into the real world. Because today, Monday, is back to work. Back to the routine. How do we bring the essence of summer - bursts of spontaneity, feeling relaxed and at ease - with us everyday? Still trying to figure that one out.

Ciao! xo


  1. Enjoyed this read! I've been mourning the loss of summer since I heard the very first mention of pumpkin spice&boots. Let me know if you figure anything out! x

  2. cute utfit and i love the background


  3. I have such a hard time feeling spontaneous and adventurous in the cold, snowy Winter months too! Hopefully this Winter we will actually plan a trip or two in the mountains:)


  4. Adorable outfit! Love your hair up too!

  5. I love everything about this outfit! The sunnies, the scarf, EVERYTHING. So relaxed, yet put together. Love your style!