June 21, 2016

Eyelet Midi Dress & Sunhat

j.crew sundress & cuyana sun hat

Just like any kid, I loved summer. We lived three houses down from the pool so I practically lived in the water. When I wasn't at the pool you could find me catching lightning bugs with my little brother or begging my parents for another scoop of ice cream. I still enjoy summer as an adult, but now I look forward to wearing my oversized hat and drinking cocktails on the patio.  We've settled in to our summer weather pattern and this eyelet dress has been the perfect piece. It is light enough to wear on the hottest days, but looks more pulled together than a t-shirt and shorts.  


j.crew sundress & cuyana sun hat
j.crew sundress & cuyana sun hat
j.crew sundress & cuyana sun hat
j.crew sundress & cuyana sun hat
j.crew sundress & cuyana sun hat



June 14, 2016

Eyelet Skirt & Poplin Shirt

midi skirt & poplin shirt

One perks of living on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains is being able to escape the summer heat. This weekend was particularly warm so we hoped in our car and went to Greenwood Grocery to enjoy a sandwich and a little cider. There are few things a breezy skirt and a cold glass of Potter's Cider cannot fix. As we get closer to the big move we are trying to take advantage of everything Charlottesville has to offer, and being so close to the mountains is one of them.

midi skirt & poplin shirt
midi skirt & poplin shirt
midi skirt & poplin shirt
midi skirt & poplin shirt

Anthropologie Perforated Skirt (similar here & here) // J.Crew Factory Popover Shirt // J.Crew Hat (similar) // Madewell Slide Sandals // J.Crew Straw Clutch // Karen Walker Sungalsses

June 1, 2016

Pleated Black Crane Sundress

Black Crane Pleated Sundress

May was unexpectedly gloomy. Every week I was hopeful for warm, sunny days, but the rain lingered through the end of the month. Our stay at The Clifton Inn was overcast and a little chilly, but we did not let this damper our spirits. We were still able to enjoy the lush gardens and eat a few delicious meals. One bright side, was that this dreary weather gave me the perfect occasion to wear this pleated Black Crane dress. Black is not a typical color for a sundress, but Black Crane is not your typical designer. Everything is simple but meticulous. I had my eyes on this dress for a while before I took the plunge, and I am glad I did. I love that the full pleated skirt gives way to a frayed edge, keeping the look from being overly feminine. Plus, I can wear it with both sandals and heels. 
Black Crane Pleated Sundress
Black Crane Pleated Sundress
Black Crane Pleated Sundress
Black Crane Pleated Sundress
Black Crane Pleated Sundress
Black Crane Pleated Sundress

 Black Crane Pleated Sundress (available here) // Stuart Weitzman Heels // Banana Republic Necklace // Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag

May 27, 2016

Cocktails for Two: Americano

americano

After a week of graduation festivities I'm feeling a little worn out. I'm ready to kick off my shoes and relax with one of my favorite cocktails: the americano. It is light, refreshing, and a tad bitter. Just what I need after a hectic week in preparation for the long weekend. If you're in search of a cocktail this weekend this comes highly recommend. Plus, only four ingredients it doesn't take much thought to put one together.  

americano
americano
americano


Cocktails for Two: Americano

3 ounces campari
3 ounces sweet vermouth
sparkling water/club soda
lemon peel

Combine campari and sweet vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir until chilled. Pour into two low ball glasses filled with ice. Top with sparkling water or club soda until desired taste is reached. Garnish with a twisted lemon peel.

May 26, 2016

Summer Sun Hats


After surviving the Charleston sun last summer I know the importance of a sun hat. Of course sun protection is important, but I love how they can pull together an outfit. I purchased one from J.Crew last summer and wore it non-stop (seen herehere & recently here). With this weekend signaling the start of summer I am ready to expand my sun hat collection. I'm looking for something with a larger brim, like this, but I would gladly take any of the hats below. 


 

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