Bright colors are a must when summer rolls around, which is why I wore this gorgeous red linen embroidered maxi dress for a festive touch of red on the first day the temperatures hit 90 here on the East Coast. This dress from MERSEA is a beautiful blood orange red, inspired by travels to Italy and the Mediterranean Coast. It’s so comfortable, soft, easy to wear, and laid back that it just begs to be worn on a hot day poolside, while exploring a new city, or when visiting the beach of a farmer’s market.
Wearing a pop of bright color is such a great way to add interest and fun to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. It’s also a great way to mix up your wardrobe. Take the outfit I’m wearing below for example. This white, timeless eyelet dress could be worn with absolutely anything, which is part of the reason I bought it, and this red Prada backpack goes perfectly with it. Swap out the backpack for another colorful bag, bright shoes, or other eye-catching statement accessory and it’s an entirely new look. Rinse and repeat over and over again to give simple garments or pieces in heavy rotation a new lease on life!
I love pretty dresses, particularly when they’re pink with a floral print. It’s even better when they’re sustainably handmade of organic cotton! This Monsoon & Beyond Dress is precisely that. This soft, easy-to-wear dress with full sleeves and an asymmetrical scoop hem is something I wore on our recent visit to Atlanta, GA, during our tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I received many compliments on it, ranging from a Southern bell to a woodland fairy princess, the latter of which is essentially the best compliment I could have ever received!
Newport, Rhode Island, is one of my favorite places on the East Coast. It’s so beautiful, and there’s so much to do, plus it has some of the nicest beaches I’ve visited in New England. So, when my best friend came to visit last minute, we headed to my favorite beach to introduce her to the area! My favorite public beach to swim, relax, or read at is Easton’s Beach, also known as First Beach. Its beautiful white sand, clear blue water, and excellent public facilities make it the best spot to enjoy the beautiful weather.
To me, jewelry isn’t just something I wear. It’s representative of my experiences, milestones, and landmarks. When I look in my jewelry box, I don’t see pieces of metal and precious stones. I see the necklace I wore on our wedding day, the bracelet I wore when we got engaged, the pairs of earrings I wore during our time in Japan, and the necklace I bought while shopping in Paris. That’s why I see every new piece of jewelry I add to my collection, like the prettiest pearl jewelry from Julie Vos, as future moments of good times!