There is so much to love about summer here. Let's take activities, for instance. My personal favorite activity in the summer is sitting outside at a bar/beer garden like Cicero's or McGurk's in Soulard and enjoying a nice lager or hefeweizen with a good friend whilst having good conversation.
Then there's going to the pool, which, hopefully you have a friend who has one that you can mooch off of in order to do this (if you are that friend, suck it up and enjoy the socialization that comes along with your awesome pool, and deal with the fact that other people hate you because you have one. You are "cool" and get "friends" by default. All you have to do is provide the PBR, so deal. Yup, I said it). I myself spent many years sneaking into the Wildhorse subdivision pool here in Chesterfield and not signing in, or signing in as my then-friend Lisa Becker who used to live there. I'm fairly certain they didn't do background checks. Either way, I was able to get my tan on (or get my skin-cancer and early wrinkle development on, guess the joke was really on me).
There are many other activities to enjoy, such as BBQs, picnics, hanging out in the park, outdoor concerts, the list goes on.
But that's not why I'm writing this, or why I love summer in the U.S.
I love summer in the U.S. because of the FASHION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you really that surprised? It IS me.
Summer means bright colors, beachy accessories such as sunglasses and nautical jewelry, swimsuits, shorts, dresses, mini-skirts, open-toed shoes, rompers, and my ABSOLUTE favorite, lots and lots and lots of DENIM! :D Wow I'm capitalizing a lot of things in this post. I just get really excited when it comes to fashion--and apparently, acronyms like BBQ, PBR and U.S.
As I'm better at showing than telling when it comes to clothing, I'm going to show you some awesome items I'm diggin' on here for summer...tell me what you think, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :D
Happy ALMOST summer! <3
BDJ Neon Grazer Mid-Rise Jean in Pink available from Urban Outfitters
Denim Schoolbag in Light Vintage Denim/Natural also from Urban Outfitters
Stay on trend with this ASOS Cute Peplum Mini Skirt in black at ASOS.com
(in fact, I love this whole outfit...it just WORKS!)
Starfish Necklace by Lucky Brand--also has a cute bracelet that matches!
Linen Pinstripe Women's Wedges by TOMS
Mara Hoffman's King Tut Tank Maillot at Bonadrag.com
J.Crew Collection Silk Crepe Top Printed Popover
Freepeople.com Key Biscayne Blouse (FP Exclusive)
That's it for now, ladies and gents!! Just thought I'd share...:)