Yesterday the boss and I took the kiddos to World of Fruit and I knew as soon as she bought the tickets last week that I was going to be wearing on of my many fruity tops. This pineapple shirt is my most recent purchase, so it jumped to the top of the list and paired perfectly with the breezy Zara palazzo pants. It was perfect for the interactive museum, and while the Museum of Ice Cream still remains my favorite, World of Fruit comes in a close second. Whether you’re an adult or a kid, or a kid at heart like me, if you’re in LA it’s worth checking out.
Sometimes inspiration for an outfit comes from just staring at my closet, but sometimes I find it from looking at other bloggers or articles online. When I’m feeling blah, looking to others has helped me realize that items I already have can be mixed up in a completely different way. I have followed Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere for years and when I saw her pair a blazer with cut offs and a playful headband I knew it was a look I wanted to recreated with my own flare. It’s perfect summer uniform and one I will be turning to for many more days in the future.
In recent years I’ve really focused on not losing control and giving into the urge to shop aimlessly. Impulse purchases were a thing I was known for, and after watching many items in my closet sit there unused with tags still attached I made a promise to myself to reign it in. That being said, sometimes it’s good to loosen the reigns a bit, and lose control. Now, some of my favorite purchases are impulse buys–but that’s because they’re so few and far between these days. Nt only do they feel like an indulgence, they tend to be unexpected pieces that go with many of the other items already in my closet–like these jeweled Steve Madden sandals I came across while killing time the other day. Did I need them? Of course not. Am I happy I snagged them? Hell yes!
After a much needed break and reset after traveling, I’m jumping into this week with some extra pep in my step after the long weekend. I made sure to schedule in some much needed down time, and am happy to say I feel fresh and ready to tackle the week and month ahead! Summer is always a hectic time for me, so I enjoy simple outfits that feel pulled together. My usual go to would have been to just throw this jumpsuit on and run out the door, but when I saw all the clouds spanning the sky I took it as an opportunity to layer on a few other items to create a more unique and playful look. It still feels summer appropriate with the crochet and denim, and I love the modern 70s vibe I get with all these pieces combined.
Not only is summer my favorite season for fruit, I’ve found that everything just tastes fresher. And after an extended weekend in Palm Springs where there was quite a bit of indulging and lots of vino, I found myself craving as many veggies as I could pile into one bowl. Enter a favorite go to of mine: an updated Greek salad with lentils for added protein. It’s quick, easy, and refreshing in the rising temps, and so satisfying!
- 1 roma tomato, seeded
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 orange pepper
- 1/2 English cucumber
- 1/3 container seasoned feta from Trader Joes
- 1/3 container cooked lentils, chilled
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Slice and seed the tomato, this keeps the salad from getting mushy
- Chop the tomato, cucumber, and pepper into equal size pieces
- Slice the onion into thin strips
- Top with feta and lentils
- Drizzle with olive oil, salt to taste
- Mix and Enjoy!
It’s that simple!
Skirt: Moon River / Tank Top: Old Navy / Button Down: Gap / Shoes: Tory Burch / Purse: Summer & Rosè / Clip: Amazon
Of all the trends I’ve seen popping up recently, I would have said the one I was least likely to try would be neon. Outside of some super bright swimsuits, it was something so out of my comfort zone it just never really entered my radar. I have however been obsessed with this cheetah print Par Realisation skirt since it first started showing up on my instagram feed all over last year—I just couldn’t justify the price point because I simply don’t wear skirts often enough, but this Moon River one in neon green immediately reminded me of it. Though I may invest in a more classic style like the more traditional Par Realisation one, this helped to scratch that itch for now.
Summer’s just around the corner, and I absolutely cannot wait! I’m heading to Palm Springs a week from today, and though I’m not poolside yet, I couldn’t help but wear this top that I bought for my trip. Its bright, fun and makes me even more excited for the rising temperatures and summer adventures yet to come!