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.
Pool Day Essentials
Swimming is one of my favorite things to do in the summertime. As soon as it’s warm enough to hit the pool or beach, I’m there, making the most of the warm weather. Being from the north, the swimming season is generally rather short, but that’s part of what makes it so precious. I like to make the most out of my time in the water, or relaxing near the water, looking and feeling my best. That’s why I’ve partnered with MERSEA, a gorgeous woman-owned travel wear brand dedicated to sustainability and artistry, to share my pool day essentials!
Pink Floral Organic Cotton Blockprint Dress + Regenerative Leather Sneakers
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!
Built-to-Order ROAM Luggage
I travel often, and I travel hard. It’s not intentional, the tremendous wear and tear on my baggage. That’s simply what happens when I take more than 50 flights a year, numerous road trips, and countless weekend getaways. My last luggage lost a wheel at the airport thanks to some overzealous airline workers, and the suitcase I had before that broke down the front when an airline worker dropped it over the edge of the conveyor belt as we were deplane-ing. I was none too pleased about that. Still, thanks to these travel mishaps, I was in the market for a new piece of luggage. I discovered that ROAM Luggage could be completely customized and built-to-order right here in the good ol’ US of A, I couldn’t “add to cart” fast enough. Here’s how to order your own built-to-order ROAM luggage!
I love monochromatic looks. They’re such a fun way to make a bold, bright statement, and dressing in the same color family makes it even easier. My secret to the perfect monochromatic look is to pick one or two colors (maximum) colors and dress around this theme. While the colors don’t have to be exact, the closer they are to each other, the better it will look. Alternatively, picking a color family like blues and blacks, for instance, and selecting different shades is another way to pull this off. I love wearing blue all year long, but there’s nothing quite like winter blues.
Tata Harper Custom Facial at The Spa at Woodstock Inn & Resort
I had an incredible Tata Harper Custom Facial at The Spa at Woodstock Inn & Resort during our time in Woodstock, VT, and it was everything the spa said it would be and more! The facial exclusively uses Tata Harper products, which are handmade in Vermont, and 100% free from GMOs, toxins, fillers, artificial colors, drying alcohols, dyes, soy, wheat, artificial fragrances, and harsh synthetic chemicals, making them some of the purest skincare products on the market.
Spring Style Essentials Volume 7
Looking for spring style inspiration? Check out my spring style essentials, including woven basket bags, white leather shoes handmade in Italy, clean beauty finds that I’ve loved for years, my favorite home fragrances, all in my go-to early spring color palette.
Relaxing at Home with Domi Sleep
I’ve been learning to slow down in all aspects of my life, from adjusting to being constantly on the go and working most of my waking time to being forced to stay home for months on end, I’ve had to shift my expectations. At first it was a struggle, but practicing ways to relax at home has done wonders for my mood and stress levels. Wearing comfortable, elegant, organic Domi sleepwear has done wonders to help me adjust to this new season in life, and has helped me manage my stress levels, enjoy a differently paced life more than I ever thought was imaginable, and the brand benefits the environment. What could be better than that?
Red Bell Sleeve Free People Blouse
I love bold, unique wardrobe pieces, and this knit Free People top with bell sleeves is no exception! Check out these fun and unique pieces, and see more of what I’ve been wearing lately on AnnieFairfax.com, or my Instagram @AnnieFairfax!
Exploring Querétaro with Mary Frances Handbags & PrAna
I traveled to Querétaro, Mexico and brought along one of my favorite Mary Frances handbags, as well as some sustainable fashion pieces by PrAna, and they made the perfect outfit for exploring the vibrant city nestled in the heart of Mexico.
Best Handmade Items on Etsy
Year after year, my quest to find the perfect holiday gifts leads me to Etsy, where all of the best handmade artisans share their wares, making shopping for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list much less…hard! I’ve rounded up my favorites finds on Etsy in more than a dozen gift categories to make shopping even easier!