I swear. Only in Michigan.
The sun does warm things up….eventually. Nothing like hot sand on skin to really feel like summer, right?
sweater: Marc Jacobs James Sweater (size XS/S)
shorts: Ugh. Abercrombie, simply because I’m still searching for a good low-rise pair. Some readers have recommended the Dolphin shorts by Free People, actually. (A bit longer than their shark bite hem shorts.) May still be too high-rise for the pair I’m looking for.
bikini: J.Crew Neon bikini in Neon Papaya (currently 40% off with code DEPTOFSALE.) If you’ve got a small bum I actually prefer the Neon Shrunken Lowrider bikini…and while my bikini top is gone, the Neon papaya ruched french top is pretty cute (or a classic halter).
shoes: Soludos Sand Lace Up in woven sand (on sale for $43 at Zappos) – I love the oxford vibe of this canvas shoe.
backpack: Makr Farm Rucksack.
Ok, first of all, J.Crew is having a sale that *I think* ends today. It’s 40% off all sale items, AND 40% off a selection of full price items with code DEPTOFSALE. Which brings me to my next point:
I created a sale shop. Whenever I find something fabulous that’s currently marked down, I’ll add it to the shop. Currently, there are some pieces in the shop from the J.Crew sale, and few from Nordstom, and – so exciting – Shopbop has a ton of expensive t-shirts marked down. You know how I love an expensive tee. See the shop for my picks.
I loved this NPR segment on the link between play and brain development. “Countries where they actually have more recess tend to have higher academic performance than countries where recess is less.”
Are you reading Mother Mag? You should be – they’re fabulous. I’m now contemplating Mommy-and-Me outfits (no seriously – check ’em out I’m tempted!!), loved their round-up of cool sneaks and their fresh take on a mom-uniform.
Courtney emailed to let me know that Elle Macpherson has a lower-priced line at JCPenny. Cute stuff!
Kim emailed about Rent the Runway’s new Pro subscription. For $30/year, you can add additional dresses to each order for free (and get free shipping). It looks like they’re also offering a new Unlimited subscription which basically works like Netflix DVDs, but with designer clothes. Oooooooo…..I think I should try it. In the name of “research” of course.
As you can probably guess from the pics, we are up in Michigan enjoying my sister’s new baby and having WAY too much fun with old friends and family. Lots of summer bliss happening, for sure. Hope your August has been relaxing!
ps. A thank you all SO much for your amazing ideas on yesterday’s play post. I’m now trying to figure out how to get a big pile of dirt, PVC pipes, and tree stumps into my yard. 🙂