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Summer Mood Board

Let’s be honest: spring was a total letdown. The miserable weather literally rained all over my parade. Took the spring right out of my step. My cute sandals didn’t even see the light of day.

I’m not usually a fan of the hot weather, but I’m actually relieved summer is here. Simple food made with perfect produce; easy, impromptu entertaining; light, breezy style . . . I’m so ready. In many ways, it reminds me of life in France where everyday is about celebrating the simple things.

This summer will be especially memorable for me because I’ll be cocooned at home with my newborn daughter. We’re anxiously awaiting her arrival (any day now)! I know she’ll keep me right in the heart of the present moment, which is, at least for me, the true spirit of summer.

Just because I’ll be wearing a bathrobe covered in spit up doesn’t mean I can’t dream about pretty linen dresses, al fresco dinners, and glasses of chilled rosé (okay, you’re right, I’ll definitely be sipping some rosé). My summer mood board is everything I love about summer—effortless style in a palette of soft, neutrals.

summer mood board 2

The colors and textures—lots of creamy whites, blush, linen, and wicker—from my mood board inspired my wishlist for summer. These goodies capture the spirit of the season.

summer wishlist

1. Handmade Round Straw Bag, Etsy; 2. The Boardwalk Crossover Sandal, Madewell; 3. Luca Chair, McGee & Co.; 4. Fite Throw, McGee & Co.; 5. Cotton Throw Blanket, Target; 6. Belted Wrap Mini Dress, & Other Stories; 7. The Naida Half-Bow Sandal, Madewell; 8. Linen Wrap Dress, Cuyana; 9. Folding Panama Hat, Cuyana; 10. The Regina Ankle-Strap Sandal, Madewell; 11. Rattan Roundie Bag, Madewell; 12. Rattan Tray, Target; 13. Drawstring Waist Midi Dress, & Other Stories; 14. Cut-Out Straw Tote Handbag, Target; 15. Makan White Wood and Wicker Lounge Chair, CB2; 16. Summer Hoops, Catbird; 17. Leonard Round-Frame Acetate Tortoiseshell Sunglasses, Illesteva

All of these pieces are timeless in their own way. I’ll definitely be adding a few of them to my home and closet. But which ones to choose? Such a tough decision!

I hope your summer is full of good things—simple moments, easy living, and happy memories. Stay cool, friends.


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