This summer has been scorching.  Also, this summer has been the busiest.  Lots of exciting projects!  I’ve pretty much resorted to wearing dresses only.  This slightly cuts my prep time in the morning – dresses are no-brainers because it’s like an instant outfit.

(dress Mata Traders 'Charity', shoes Target)

(caftan Cabi, clutch and sunglasses vintage, sandals Gap)

These dresses are perfect for summer.   Summer festivals require pieces like this, and I can totally see myself floating around LouFest and Lolla wearing these.  Speaking of Lollapalooza, Mata Trader’s will have a tent on Green Street South, by the main entrance.   Stop by to see the girls and treat your closet to a couple refreshing summer pieces!

(cuff Lia Sophia, crucifix ring Altemuellers, knot ring Spirit of the Red Horse, wire bangle Alex and Ani, turquoise cuff vintage, serpent ring vintage)


wearing Maybelline Colorsensational in 'Red Revival'



Here are a couple more things in constant rotation this summer.  Red lips lend something to an otherwise plain outfit.  And a little pile of my treasured silver jewelry.  The newest acquisition is Alex and Ani’s ‘Path of Life’ wire bangle:

“Emblematic of life’s zenith and nadir moments, this charm illustrates life’s twists, turns and unexpected winds, all the while complimenting the beauty in it’s pattern.  Wear this charm to proudly celebrate your own willingness and strength in traveling toward life’s fruitful moments.”


Stay cool! -Laura