I hope you all decide to make this summer THE SUMMER OF YOU because lord knows you deserve it. We all deserve a summer break as much as all of the students, and I will sign your permission slip if you need me to. Enjoy these suggestions for how to lounge in lovely ways. There’s nothing heavy or serious or tricky. (Also enjoy how there isn’t a single swimsuit or anything fitted or high-heeled in the whole enchilada.)
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How to Lounge in Lovely Ways This Summer
What to Read?
My husband and I are dying to visit Greece, and this gorgeous new book from Miguel Flores-Vianna has intensified our itch for an escape there! Oh, this volume of photography goodness surpasses what I expected. The glimpses of architecture and shelters inside capture in a personal manner all that is most authentic and even holy within an array of unique, exclusive private residences.
Just imagine stepping into the sophisticated homes of antique dealers, artists, financiers and collectors. Imagine island hideaways, centuries-old tavernas, royal follies, breathtaking gardens and a restored sailboat!
It’s difficult to express with words how each artful and heartful photograph in Haute Bohemians: Greece can become an invitation to pause, can be a moment for contemplation. They breathe with life and history as they transport the beholder.
What a treat that the range of homeowners in the book is utterly delightful (a shepherd’s home!). It is ever a privilege to see the work of Flores-Vianna whose vision is truly set apart, and I highly recommend you invest in this timeless volume.
What to Watch?
Travel to this lovely Atlanta home…
And it’s impossible to watch that engaging home tour of the president of Ballard Designs and not want to skip right over there to see what’s new! 25% sitewide at the moment! I also adore what she is lounging in!
What to Wear?
I am so ready to lounge this summer! Nearly all our DIY projects can be crossed off the list, and I intend to create art, decorate, and enjoy the outdoors.
Did you see this midi dress (above) I shared the other day in this fashion-lifestyle post when I realized the photo shoot must have been at Patina Farm? Hello Lovely readers would recognize that architecture anywhere!
Here are lovely, quality, comfy, lounge-worthy pieces from LAKE. Prices are fair, and the designs are classic…nothing trendy here.
One of those day dresses is on its way to me, and I love the idea of being able to run errands in something that doesn’t scream ‘pajamas.’ Even if it is indeed pjs.
So breezy and versatile, yes? And none of the dresses will seem silly in a year or two.
The dress below is terry cloth, and it feels so nostalgic to me! My mom dressed me in pieces just like this when I was young:
I still need to find a source for those sandals! If you love a caftan…
And I can imagine that Heatwave red looking great on so many of you. If you love white linen like I do, this may be calling your name:
But my closet is heavy on the white linen so it’s probably the last thing I need. But this striped dress…
Feel so fresh and French and lovely! And this photo of the tropics:
I hope you have oodles of opportunities to lounge in the way you love to lounge this summer.
Will your lounging involve the sea? I hope to head to one soon for vacation!
That Parisian green is gorgeous, isn’t it?
And this kimono set? Deserves its own photo shoot if you spring for it.
What a cheerful blue that would make me happy to see waiting for me at the end of a day!
Pretty Things for Your Complexion to Wear
Summer makeup routines are easier, yes? A little glowy blush, maybe? Here’s one that I keep buying because it adds such a natural glow and is loved by my dry skin:
Eye color MUST be simple for me, and these warm neutrals are easy to wear and love:
If you’re interested in how to easily use colors from this netural palette, skip to 20 minutes in this:
While I love trying new products, here’s the mascara I always return to:
I especially love the wand which makes curling my lashes a breeze. (I’m afraid of eyelash curlers…don’t judge.)
What to Carry?
This seems perfect for a casual bag that is perfect when you want your hands free:
What to Try?
My skin is always in better shape during the summer months, but I do not skip my skincare routine. And why would I when it’s so pleasant and feels like self-care?
Like a bronzed look without baking in the sun? Me too! Here’s help to get glowing:
What to Sip?
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Peace to you right where you are.
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