I’m always looking for an excuse to splurge on a big ticket item. My last one was this end of sabbatical work tote and it was so worth it. Since my birthday is just around the corner and I’ve been feeling like I “need” another pair of sunglasses, it’ll likely be my next gift to myself. When it comes to sunglasses, I believe bigger is better. Oversized sunglasses are great for someone who likes to hide behind them and even better to obnoxiously wear year-round. So no, it’s not too late in the season to buy another pair. While I have a collection of all kinds, from round to colored frames to aviators, right now I’m looking for a great pair of statement cat-eye glasses. I’m about to pull the trigger on one of these… can you guess which one?
Sometimes going on vacation can actually be quite stressful. I end up working so much before and after that I wonder… am I better off just not taking the vacation at all? I’m in that mode right now for only a few vacation days… just working away. I’m sure you’ve all been there.
While I know the rest of this week is going to be quite busy, I’m really excited because one of my closest friends Lauren is coming to visit and we’re going on a few trips around CA. This weekend, we’ll be heading up far north in wine country to Calistoga where we’re planning to take advantage of the hot springs. There will be one day that we’ll spend mostly at the hot springs, pool, maybe even the spa and the other drinking plenty of vino.
The nice thing about having the blog is that I can use it to keep my life on track with certain things, and this time it is with my packing list for the weekend. With weekend trips, I try to keep it to a minimal. But there is always that balance between packing light and having enough to look good. Neutral and versatile shoes and handbags that can be used throughout the weekend are key, and then I build my outfits around that.
romper pool cover up // neutral crossbody // day to night block heel sandals (on sale) // statement sunglasses // swimsuit top (on sale) // swimsuit bottom (on sale) // versatile heart shopper/beach/pool bag (on sale) // casual day stripe maxi (on sale) // classic white dress (on sale)