Jumping the Gun

IMG_0212IMG_0214 IMG_0213I may have jumped the gun on fall but I was beginning to grow tired of my summer attire.  I don’t want to wish away this beautiful, mild weather but I was ready for some new clothing options.  I wear much of my clothing year after year but I always like to get a few new things to freshen up my wardrobe:). A pair of pristine black leather boots is always high on my list each fall. The leather jacket is from seasons ago but the ombre J. Crew scarf is new (and happens to go with so many things!).

Seasonal Adjustment

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We are on the cusp of a new season when we begin to change over our wardrobes from summer to fall. It is somewhat gradual because the temperatures are still mild and beautiful.  I wore cut-off jeans for my nod to summer but brought out my black suede booties and a lightweight sweater for my nod to fall.

Gray Matter

IMG_0192 IMG_0193 IMG_0190Psychologically, summer ends for most of us on Labor Day and, unfortunately, Labor Day came way too early this year.  (The good news is that it will come nearly a week later, next year.)  Anyhow, without even realizing just how sad the end of summer made me, I put on this outfit consisting entirely of grays and black.  While I love gray and black for late fall and winter, I usually opt for light or bright colors during the warm, sunny days of summer.  This was obviously a subconscious choice reflecting the sullen mood that the end of summer caused.

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

photo 3 photo 4 photo 2A typical summer weekend finds me dressed in a chill Boho outfit like the one above.  I threw on my suede Birkenstocks, a pair of cutoff jean shorts, and a tee.  I added a felt fedora, a suede bag, my bracelet stack, and just like that, there’s a casual, comfy and Boho look.

Sunset at Sunset… Beach

IMG_0184 IMG_0186 IMG_0187 IMG_0188 IMG_0185A summer in the Hamptons would definitely not be complete without a trip or two to Sunset Beach restaurant and hotel on Shelter Island.  You arrive by private boat or ferry and can enjoy a day at the beach followed by an unforgettable evening of people-watching, dining al fresco, and watching the magnificent setting sun.   Makes you wish that summer lasted all yearlong!

Spanish Cuisine

I love visiting different parts of the world. The architecture, food, people, religion, and so many other facets of culture intrigue me.   When traveling, I always like to sample the local cuisine, which is easy to do in Spain because many restaurants serve tapas, which are small-portioned dishes. I discovered that I enjoy photographing food as much as I like eating it! Here are some of the mouthwatering foods that I captured.

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Street Style in España

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I spent the majority of my summer in Spain where I immersed myself in the Spanish language, culture, and style. The cities are beautiful, the food is delicious, and my experiences were unforgettable.   I enjoyed shopping on Gran Vía in Madrid, exploring la Boqueria in Barcelona, touring Gaudí’s architecture, and so much more. I didn’t have a chance to post on the blog while I was away, so here is a recap of some of the outfits I wore. 

 

¡Adios!

photo 5photo 4photo 1photo 2I am leaving for Spain for several weeks and will have intermittent internet access.  I will try to post to the blog and instagram, as often as possible, so please check in regularly.  I look forward to sharing all of my travel and fashion photos upon my return.

Garden Party

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I know that I said that I don’t wear flower-patterned clothing very often but, I must confess that, the whole flower look is growing on me.   I wore this sweet, floral sundress while on the grounds of The Baker House, a beautiful English Country Cottage-Style hotel in East Hampton.  I felt right at home amidst the beautiful landscaping of the gardens.  As I often do, I had to add an edgy component, which in this case was my new favorite pair of gladiator sandals. 

Summer Solstice


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I spent the first day of summer in Sag Harbor on the East End of Long Island (NY), boating and spending time with friends. I took these photos on the pier in town with beautiful yachts, sailboats, and the bay in the background. It was a perfect day, not to mention, the longest one of the year with daylight stretching until nearly 8:30 PM. I just love this time of the year!