Good god, it is an absolutely perfect day here. 78°F and sunny, gusts of wind so wonderfully cooling they'll take your breath away. I just had a 30-minute coughing fit in the kitchen while pan-roasting myriad very hot peppers in a cast iron skillet for 6 lbs. of homemade, slow-cooked carnitas for a get-together tonight, the sweetie pie neighbors left a paper bag full of their garden's best peppers and zucchini on our front porch, and I'm snacking on hummus and pita chips with a glass of cava while the tomboys simultaneously play Dead Space 3 in the office on their dual-TVs and respective PS3 and Xbox consoles. (Ridiculous, but kind of cute.)
Earlier this morning I popped down to Miniluxe for a "LaLicious Sugar" pedi, and I'm waiting for my femme-in-crime, KA, to join me so that we can gossip and make fancy cocktails and have pool time before we do our manicures, etc.
Day 23 of the R29 31 Awesome Outfits to Copy All July Long said "there's something that feels so restrictive about covering our ankles in the summer. If you're going to wear jeans, cuff 'em. Keep the rest of your look slick and simple. Promise — it'll look intentionally simple," so I did exactly that, which you can check out on Qwear. (We met Thursday at Cambridge Brewing Company to discuss some pending business and then M joined us for an outstanding Italian dinner near Kendall Square in Cambridge.)
But the next day is more like my idea of fun. We're revisiting the whole socks with sandals thing, except I couldn't resist the urge to pair them with these delightful wingtip heels - and we all know I can rock some socks with sandals from Day 5.
Day 24: "Feel like your floral sundress needs a little something extra? Wear bright-white socks with your sandals for added intrigue."
Yay! I got these socks from Topshop last weekend (along with an epic blue skirt I can't wait to show you). The dress is Orla Kiely and you might remember it from one of our little trips to Maine, and the Havana clutch is from J. Crew. These shoes are Franco Sarto and while I can't find anything similar online, these herringbone tweed loafers are pretty killer if you need some for fall (and under $100)! My belt and necklace are both Kate Spade.
I had my ombre locks refreshed, deep conditioned and trimmed yesterday at a little salon in our town, and I'm so happy with the result! I think the custom blend of warm, golden brown tones will carry over nicely as seasons change. BUT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT YET, ARE WE?! Nope, we're not. It's a delicious summer day and the pool is waiting.
Have a good weekend, friends and lovers!