BOYS OF SUMMER

"Nobody on the road,
Nobody on the beach.
I feel it in the air,
The summer's out of reach."

With only fifteen days left of summer, I'm doing my best to enjoy the season we're in -- even if that means holding off on my favorite autumn drink (pumpkin spice iced coffee!) and fall wears just a bit longer (mostly because it's been 105+ degrees lately - yikes!). Even though I haven't shared this dress around here as of yet, this Free People beauty was a favorite this summer! The color is striking and out of my norm, but the second I saw it I knew it had to be mine. And while that sounds a bit dramatic, it's definitely true -- I was not leaving the store without it! Have you ever had that happen before? This dress just felt all mine!

How was everyone's long weekend? Scott and I spent it in Northern Arizona with family and friends and the weather up there was SO beautiful! Warm during the day, but definitely sweater weather in the evening. This weekend we're headed back up north, albeit not as far as last weekend, and I have a feeling that it's going to be chilly up there as well! It's crazy what a quick two or three hour drive can do for the scenery and weather here in Arizona -- one minute you're looking at saguaros and feeling the heat, and the next you're seeing pine trees and feeling cooler temps! 

While this dress feels so summery with its bright tones, I think it could be perfect in the fall months paired with a chunky, black knit sweater and a pair of black heeled boots! A maroon version of this dress is also available now, so I've got my eye on it and just might be bringing it home with me soon. It's seriously such a quality piece that I see lasting for seasons to come! 

Pretty clothes and autumn thoughts aside, this short week has been a bit of a doozy! We've been car shopping (ugh!), getting ready for two birthdays in our family, prepping for the Junk In Trunk Vintage Market next week and also trying to take a bit of a breather through it all. Almost two weeks ago, I tweaked something in my back that has been keeping my left foot numb and walking a bit of a challenge (my doctor says it's a pinched nerve and not to worry) -- so I've been a bit slower than usual and trying to spend more time resting, which is so hard when you live a life of go, go, go (by choice, of course -- I usually wouldn't have it any other way!). Long story short -- I'm on the mend but have just been feeling a bit more achey and moving at a slower pace. Here's to hoping all heals up ASAP -- I've got a market to sell at! 

Madewell Bandana
Free People Maxi Dress                                                                                                                     Alex and Ani Bracelets                                                                                                                   Ellen and James Bag                                                                                                                          Madewell Sandals (on sale!)    

I hope you guys are enjoying the short week! Before we head off for the weekend, we're seeing Death Cab For Cutie at a new venue and I am STOKED! This will be our second time seeing them this year and I've got my fingers crossed that they'll play my favorite song -- Photobooth! Be back soon, friends!  

-Chelsea xo