I love these summer essentials in volume 8. Mixing cool, crisp whites, woven accessories, distressed denim pieces, and elegant, museum-quality gold jewelry makes getting dressed and looking put together effortless. I’ve been reaching for white eyelet pieces and white sunglasses more frequently as the temperatures balance out. Pairing these with timeless gold pieces like these elevate the looks I create and garner plenty of compliments when I wear these too! What are your go-to summer staples? I hope you enjoy exploring mine!
Here are a few of my favorite things this summer, including gorgeous white eyelet dresses, gold and pearl statement jewelry handmade by a USA brand, and unique gold handbags. I think pieces like this are so classic and timeless and easy to mix and match and integrate into my existing wardrbe. Keep an eye out for more summer essentials.
This playful pink and blue tie shoulder maxi dress is a lightweight cotton, yet so colorful and easy to wear. These delicious colors scream sunshine and warmth, and even looking at this hanging in my closet makes me want to head outside, grab a cool drink, and enjoy the beautiful weather! Is it warm where you are or way too hot? The heat has finally let up and I’m so thankful for a respite. I thought I was going to melt!
We returned to Wildflower Farms for another gorgeous stay, this time in the heart of summer, and we had a splendid time. While there, we enjoyed a farm-to-table Sunday Brunch at Clay, which I’ve written about for brunch and a sunset dinner previously. Just as spectacular as before, our meals here were nothing short of perfection. The service, atmosphere, food, and flavors were all exquisite, and it’s one of many reasons we and so many others keep coming back for more.
This neon pink mini dress is so fun and flirty, and I love how bright this color is. It’s a hue I’ve been wearing a lot more often this summer, and I’m so glad to see the popularity of pink surging. Here’s how I styled this tiered mini dress and why I loved wearing it!
Packing well and packing stylishly go hand in hand. My favorite travel bags have served me well over the years. If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask!
This outfit truly felt like summer. Bold colors, pretty gold jewelry with pearl and embellished accents, a basket bag, and sandals. It all felt so warm and cheerful, which is what I love wearing in warm weather – clothes that make me happy. I’m especially fond of tie-shoulder dresses because not only do I really like bows, I like how easy to wear and unique they are. Tofe’s a limited time oof year when it’s warm enough to wear them, and it’s always something I eagerly anticipate. Now that summer is here, I’m not putting away my colorful, bold clothing anytime soon!
We had so much fun visiting Kent, Connecticut, for the first time. Everyone in town was so friendly and eager to speak with us. The food was great, our lodgings were exquisitely comfortable, and I would’ve traveled much farther to see the area’s natural beauty. I’ve not seen much written about Kent. Still, it was a wonderful weekend getaway, and I think it would be the perfect destination for bachelor or bachelorette parties, family vacations, romantic getaways, and everything in between. Though it’s a small town, it’s packed with many great things to eat, see, and do, and I hope this Kent, Connecticut, Luxury Travel Guide inspires you to visit!
Wearing white in the summertime is such a crisp, clean look. I particularly love dresses with many white eyelet layers because they add elegance and timelessness to any silhouette. This fun mini dress combines several of my favorite aspects of a good dress, like eyelets, ruffles, layers, and scallop details. Since it’s all the same color, it’s simpler and more understated, which makes it feel sophisticated yet easy to throw on and go.
While in Kent, CT, we explored the charming town and were repeatedly encouraged to try Kinglsey Tavern. I’m so glad we did! Everything was tasty and fresh, and the service was excellent. We dined outside, and though it was humid, it gave us a lovely view of the sunset. This restaurant was like the rest of Kent, such a pleasant surprise. It’s not often we find such spectacular food in small towns, but this restaurant wouldn’t be out of place in and any sprawling metropolis was a perfect way to end our first night in beautiful Kent.
During our time in beautiful Kent, Connecticut, we visited nearby Kent Falls State Park to hike, see the waterfalls engorged by recent heavy rains, and enjoy the cooler weather. The hike was simple and only took about 40 minutes round trip, which may have been elongated since I stopped to take photos. Overall, this was my favorite state park we’ve visited in Connecticut, and I think you’ll agree that it’s truly splendid!