Summer blues

Will this be my summer?

I wonder every year on Memorial Day, will this be the year that I make the most of summer? Will I have those relaxing beach days, those fun day trips, those impromptu after dinner ice cream runs?

Will I have a romantic viewing of fireworks or dine alfresco? Will I make my plans and turn my summer dreams into reality?

Or will September sneak up on me yet again and leave me wondering why everyone else is excited to put on sweaters while it's still 80° out?

I know I'm off to a good start with leaving for my California trip on Wednesday, and hopefully I can keep the momentum up for the rest of the summer.

To those who celebrate, happy Memorial Day! Happy first (unofficial) day of summer!

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The Rundown
Blue & White Maxi Dress Target similar
White Denim Jacket c/o Aeropostale similar
Platform Sandals MRKT similar
Brown Leather Tote Hobo via ebay similar
Loyce Earrings Elizabeth Cole c/o Shopbop
Kyanite Gemstone Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Cement the Deal" OPI


  1. I'm so excited for your California trip! Mainly because I know it's going to inspire me so much more for my own - we just started planning our itinerary this weekend and there's so much I want to do. I do hope you'll be taking this dress along, one of my goals this month is to find the perfect maxi dress for our trip and I can just picture you wearing this one for a walk on the beach. How lovely would that be?

  2. That dress was made for you! You look stunning in it :)

  3. Love this dress. It looks great on you! I'm hoping for a wonderful summer also- sounds like your off to a good start!

  4. Love that dress! And you're definitely off to a good start with your trip! So jealous!! Hopefully I'll get to CA at some point this year since I have a couple friends out there.

  5. Happy to see you rock this divine maxi!

    Come check out the 3rd installment of my collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I’m so sure you’ll love this one!

    Have a great Memorial Day!


  6. Gorgeous dress and I hope you have an amazing trip!!!! I can't wait to hear about it afterwards.

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  7. What a beautiful dress! Hope your summer is off to a great start :)

  8. Ooh I love that maxi dress, especially with the crisp white jacket! I hope this is the summer that you do all the things you want to do! I always hope the same for my summer, but it does always fly by!

  9. Hope you have an amazing trip! Love the dress :)

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  10. You look stunning in it :) Love the dress :) I hope you have an amazing trip!!!! Love from India and kisses!!!

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  11. The print of this dress is amazing...and California sounds awesome!

  12. In love with the pattern on this dress! So cute and I love the way you styled it! Hope you are having a blast!

  13. I am such a sucker for blue and white prints and this maxi is stunning! I hope you have fun on your trip!

  14. It's so true before you know it, Summer will have passed us by once again. I hate that it always feels like the shortest season. I'm loving the maxi dress, so pretty.

  15. A trip to CA is the perfect way to kick off the best season of the year! Enjoy your vacation!

  16. I love the way you styled this outfit. nice dress. wholesale clothing

  17. Well I certainly hope you do dine al fresco and then some :)
    Hope you're enjoying your Cali trip.