Well, the temps are arising and I'm ready to finally bust out some of my summer gear.  I've been partial to one-pieces this year, and I think this little beauty may need to join my growing collection.  It's definitely time to hit the beach, pool, or lake with these summer essentials.

{suit}, {sandal}, {coverup}, {towel}

summer begins.

YAY, it's officially summer!  It's sunny out today and all I feel like doing is taking a good book outside to soak it all in.  Any fun Friday plans for you?  G and I plan on spending the rest of the weekend just hanging.  We don't have any plans for Saturday, which I can hardly believe, but I am trying to embrace a bit of non-planning (well, at least try to embrace it as much as I can. I am a planner at heart).  Here's to a dreamy weekend.


summertime salads.

Summer means lots and lots of gatherings with friends + family...friends + family who actually have some outdoor space.  ha!  I love getting together for potluck style dinners in the early summer evening hours.  This year I want to try out some yummy fresh salads and these two are high on my list.  This tomato and watermelon salad looks so refreshing.  This mexican corn salad already has my mouth watering.  yum!

{watermelon}, {corn}

glitter guide.

Eeeeekkkkk, I'm so very excited to be able to share the shoot I styled for Glitter Guide.  It was such a blast and I can't thank Taylor enough for asking me to be part of this fun "5 Summer Looks" shoot.  Check out more here.

A super big shout out to all of the people involved.  

Overall concept and art directionTaylorMakeupAlexia Ogle of Faux LashModel: Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick of JE Model SF (and Kaitlyn's cute mom did her hair for the shoot), Glitter Guide Assistant: Lauren MichellePhotography: Isaac Miller and Joelle Wagner at Blue Sky LightGrid Studios

And a few behind-the-scenes photos of our awesome day!



Obviously from the past two posts (here and here), it is apparent that I'm day dreaming about taking a little vacation poolside.  I'm itching to get back to Palm Springs!  I'd love to be there lounging out in this cute suit, this hat, with a little drink and my hubby by my side.

{pool, photo by Sarah Yates}, {hat}, {lemonade}


Wow, what an amazing weekend.  I had such a blast styling a photo shoot with Taylor for an upcoming Glitter Guide feature.  It was truly so much fun and I can't wait to share the pics.  While at the shoot, we all had some fun trying on each other's sunglasses.  We passed around my Karen Walkers (which I am completely obsessed with) & Taylor's House of Harlow cuties.  Eeeekkkk, I might just need to add those black enlarged cateye sunnies to my collection.

{tortoise}, {black}

swim time.

I'm pretty sure I need this suit, and I need it right now!  I'm more then slightly obsessed.  THAT pattern...THAT style...yes yes yes!  Hope you have a great weekend.  I'll be right here day dreaming about making that Mara Hoffman number mine.