End of Summer Playlist

Summer's not over until I say it is over. There are still a few weeks left until September 22nd so I'm soaking up every last moment. There are still burgers to be grilled, shorts to be worn, and summer playlists to listen to. So, if you're not ready to let go of summer like me, kick back with a frosty beverage and enjoy these last few sultry days. 

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Style: Weekend Staples

Let's vow to keep it easy this weekend: really easy. Shorts, breezy tops, and a trip to the farmer's market is all I have planned. Weather permitting, I will hopefully get some pool time in. Other than that I'm sleeping in and planning as little as possible. Because, that is what the last official weekend of summer should involve, right? 


In the Kitchen: Summer Cobb Salad

As summer comes to an end the temperatures are only rising in central Virginia. We're expecting the hottest weather of the month this weekend, and with summer produce soon coming to a halt that means salads everyday in my kitchen. A classic cob salad normally includes grilled chicken, but I like the lightness the roasted corn adds. Plus, when corn is as bountiful and cheap as it is in August it is particularly easy to throw it in anything. Pair this with an IPA, and you have an easy summertime dinner. 

Summer Cobb Salad 

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped 
2 ears corn, roasted and removed from cob
3 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 tomatoes, diced 
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled, 
1 avocado, diced 
2 hard boiled eggs, diced  

1 teaspoon dijon mustard 
1/4 cup red wine vinegar 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
1 garlic clove, minced 
1/2 cup olive oil 
salt & pepper 

Combine dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and garlic in a small mixing bowl. Begin whisking ingredients together while slowly drizzling in olive oil. Continue whisking until mixture has emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. 

Place romaine on a large platter. Arrange corn, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese, avocado, and eggs on top of romaine in neat rows. Serve with dressing on the side. 


Lustworthy Black Crossbody Bags

I've been spending a lot of my spare time daydreaming about handbags I cannot afford. I am due for a new handbag (it's been over two years since my last new bag), and I have a crossbody bag in black on my mind. Sure, I cannot afford any of these beauties, but a girl can dream. The 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Messenger is my current favorite, but I would gladly sling anyone of these over my shoulder. Crossbody bags are huge for fall and I am ready to give into the trend. What are you lusting over for fall? 


Style: Urban Camouflage

Last spring I purchased my first Equipment dress, and it was love at first sight . It was perfectly silky, a little boxy, stayed wrinkle free all day long. I've since added a few more equipment pieces to my wardrobe thanks to The Outnet. They carry discounted pieces from many of my favorites brands. So, I don't have to feel bad about splurging on a new blouse every few months. This camouflage blouse is a little out of my comfort zone. Bold and bright are not usually what I go for, but I felt like stepping out of my comfort zone and I knew it would fit perfectly. It works just as well with skinny jeans and pumps, but I'm looking forward to trying it with slim trousers this fall. Are there any brands you turn to over and over again? 

Equipment Blouse (similarsimilar, & similar) // J.Crew Shorts // J.Crew Sandals // Kate Spade Bag (similar) // Karen Walker Sunglasses // Nars Niagara