Weekend Recap || New Season, New Adventures

I’m having a hard time believing that the “unofficial” end of summer weekend has come and gone…. It feels like just yesterday I was creating my summer bucket list and looking forward to long summer days spent at the pool…. and here we are, preparing to head into the fall season. Which, is actually one of my favorite times of the year…. typically filled with lots of family celebrations, cool weather trips, warm soups, and lazy days spent inside when the temps drop…

Each new season brings new possibilities and adventures…. and tonight I was subtly reminded as to the adventure of life by the following quote, “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” (Drew Houston). So, as we head into a new week, and new season, I’m keeping my mind and heart open to the journey that will be provided to me… however messy and imperfect it may look. Have a good one friends! xx

(We’ve been starting our weekends a little early with a beach picnic and some family time…. white knit, Harper’s Cardigan)

(This heat wave still has me rocking a tank and cut-offs)

(Headed up to LA on Saturday morning to visit the Noah’s Ark Exhibition at Skirball Cultural Center… and hit up some of our favorite spots , Urth Cafe + Alfred Tea room, on the way. (tank dress))

(First Sweetgreen salad and I’m hooked)

(Labor Day BBQ with the fam… pool time, rosé, and laughs…. blush slides, pink slides)

(Morning comfies after an early wake-up from little miss… thermal, ruffle shorts)

With all the indulging that went on this weekend, I’m thinking about doing this at home total body workout tomorrow morning…. and possibly whipping up a batch of my favorite oatmeal bake (with a few minor changes) for a quick breakfast option throughout the week…. and will for sure be making this favorite berry smoothie several times for my afternoon snack.

I’ve been holding off as much as possible on filling up my wardrobe with knits, and have been wearing a lot of my older ones, from last year, during the end of summer… yet, with the unofficial “end” I have my eye on so many different and gorgeous knits. I’m obsessed with this pullover with ties around the wrists, teal split sleeve pullover, striped sweater dress (soooo gorgeous), cozy grey “getaway cardigan,” bouclé knit cardigan, and pretty little blouson sleeve sweater. This mauve stitch pullover and open knit pullovers are also great options for fall. Oh, and the ruffle sleeves on this sweatshirt are so cute. I’m also loving this off the shoulder top in dusty rose and this grey top… both with the most gorgeous lace details… for a date night with TJ. I also love this stripe butterfly sleeve top and dramatic one shoulder top.

For everyday living, I love this super casual side tie stripe top, thermal off the shoulder top, and this black and white henley top.

I’m also considering a pair of white boots for the fall and winter. This bootie, with tiny little studs, is my favorite…. but I also like this open side bootie (I own these in a tan), and this stack heel option.