Hey August, nice to see you again. It’s my favorite month of the year for many reasons but this year feels different…it’s a little more magical. My birthday was the best way to kick off the new month and our a little announcement was just the icing on the cake. Although the temps are at an all time high, there is just nothing I love more than the summer sun, long summer nights, and the ease that summer brings before the hustle and bustle of the Fall.

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Faithfull the Brand Dress

Friday marked the official start to summer and we are sure feeling the heat here in Texas. Since we will be spending most of the summer in town, I plan on spending the weekends in the pool (with a huge sun hat (or maybe a visor, thoughts? and lots of sunscreen––a new favorite!) and wearing all the breezy sundresses for late night dinners with friends.

There is something special about summer nights. Maybe, it’s the long days when the sun doesn’t disappear until 9pm or everyone’s relaxed attitudes due to the increase in Vitamin D. Whatever it may be, summer has always been my favorite season.

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Hydrangeas and White Linen Dress

Today marks the first day of Spring. A new seasons always feels like the start of something new. I have a burst of energy and inspiration and I am ready to take it on.  Our schedule is packed full of weddings, weekend getaways (hello, Malibu!), our anniversary (10 years together, 3 years married), and the countdown to Summer starts now! What feels like a fleeting season, allows for the possibility of change on the horizon, Spring cleaning and a moment of self-reflection.

Reformation Dress (last season, similar in Natural) / Sandals / Bracelet (similar) / Rug (c/o)

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If there was one memory from this summer that I would have to put on the top of my list it would be watching the sunrise at Great Point Lighthouse.

Linen Jumpsuit-on me, Flag Sweater and Jeans– on Mackenzie

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Kule Stripes in Nantucket

When we started our trip from Dallas to Nantucket on the last day of June, I jotted down a few bucket list of items we wanted to check off before leaving the island.  Mackenzie and her family have been coming to the island since the 1880s–well, not specifically Mackenzie, but we knew we were in good hands. The list was pretty short because I knew we would add things to our list as the month progressed.

Kule Stripes Boyfriend Tee (c/o) / White Crop Flare Jeans / Hat (c/o) / Bag-Sold Out / Sandals 

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It was one of those weekends that are so good for your soul. Late night convos, a little too much rosé and some extra love in the air.

Sunshine does that to me. It happened to be the most gorgeous weekend in Dallas and what started as a low key, no plans weekend turned into some of my favorite days we’ve had in a long time. Don’t you love when that happens? The weekend started with dinner at one of my favorite Italian spots on Friday night, a barre class (I am rekindling my love for ballet) on Saturday morning followed by an extra long walk with the pups and hubs. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary or extra special, but it was just us and I loved every minute. Since it was my ideal temperature (80 and sunny, yes please!), we decided to spend the rest of the day outside sipping rosé until the sun went down. I live for weekends like this.

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“And all at once Summer collapsed into Fall.”- Oscar Wilde

Does anyone else feel like they blinked and all of a sudden we are into the last part of the year? The weather in Dallas was just about perfect this weekend and actually made me start looking at my Fall to-do list.  I haven’t fully checked anything off my list just yet, but I did make my first batch of crock pot turkey chili (yumm), enjoyed a candlelight yoga class and I started brainstorming ideas for our first annual pumpkin carving party. I swear before we know it, the holidays are going to be here. I am not sure about you, but I am not quite ready to let this year come to an end.

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J.McLaughlin Clutch and Black Outfit

With Summer in the rearview mirror, I have my eyes set on the new season.  To me, Fall means cozy sweaters, nights by the fire and the perfect time to try those soup recipes I have had my eye on all Summer. J.McLaughlin let me sneak a peek their new Fall Collection a few weeks ago and it is so good.  This bamboo clutch is definitely a favorite.


Outfit 1: J.McLaughlin Cardigan (c/o) / Clutch (c/o) / Pants / Tee / Sunglasses / Bracelet / Loafers

Outfit 2: White Blouse (c/o) / Houndstooth Pants (c/o) / Clutch (c/o) / Sandals / Sunglasses / Bracelet

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White Shirt Dress at Ice Cream Shop

Do you ever get the Monday blues after a really fun weekend? Today, I am feeling like I wish we had one more day to relax before the week gets started.  My weekend kicked off with a fun girl date with Mackenzie downtown with a little gelato (for her), iced coffee (for me), and lots of laughs.

White Shirtdress / Sandals / Sunglasses / Bracelet / Earrings / Clutch 

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Dior ‘So’Real’ sunglasses are having quite a moment in the fashion (or fashion blogging) world.  The Dior ‘So Real’ Sunglasses have been popping up all over the internet thanks to my girl, Olivia Palermo.  Last year, I splurged on my first pair of Céline sunglasses for my birthday and with my big 2-7 in less than a month, I am itching for another new pair to add to my rotation.  I first fell in love with this pair when my friend, Merritt picked them up at Fashion Week this winter.  Do you have a favorite pair of sunglasses that I have to know about? If I could, I honestly would buy ever style of Célines… a girl can dream right?


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