Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Short Tale of Summer: Fun in the Sun + Fashion

With summer just around the corner, I feel the need to express myself: I love summer here in the U.S. (where there is air conditioning...not so much in South Korea, where I had a stand alone fan, sweated like a frog peeing through its skin and a broken radial head on my right arm, but I digress...).  

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
(in fact, I love this whole 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
J.Crew Collection Silk Crepe Top Printed Popover Key Biscayne Blouse (FP Exclusive)

That's it for now, ladies and gents!! Just thought I'd share...:)


1 comment:

  1. Hint, hint, nudge, ahem, friend with a pool: aka ERICA. First of all, we drink Vueve Cliquot, NOT PBR. We are not hipsters nor have coy fish sleeve tattoos, therefore, NO PBR. Second, my pool has been open since the begining of March so where have YOU been, I must ask. C.) If you couldn't sleep last night, don't stay at home and blog about all the cool stuff you COULD be doing with previously mentioned friend. CALL a sista! Dayummm! You know I be out straight kickin' it! D.) We need to add concerts to your list of fun things, more specifically, AFROJACK! It best not be sold out. So, I love your blog and your voice comes out so much within your writing. I will be texting you once I am finished with my rant, but I have one last thing I would like to comment on: why is Matt Williams such a jerk? You're probably thinking, who the fuck is MW? Well, I'll tell you: he's a lying, shitty jerk who happens to be absolutely beautiful and throws around the L word a lot when he is still drunk the next day. Like, when did he sleep? Oh, he didn't. How is this revelant to the topic at hand, its not, but it may help explain my bitter tone and over all disposition this morning. Urggg! Hey, I know a few things that can fix this feeling of anxiousness: retail therapy and dubstep music. I love you, Anna! Keep blogging! :) XO. -Erica