Just a little hello from my backyard in Seattle. My Dad snapped these photos of me and Barney last night while we enjoyed the warm weather and some appetizers before dinner. Being here feels so good and spending time with this handsome guy is just the best. He loves to be touched, so whether it’s your feet resting on his back, a big neck hug or him backing up into and leaning his 145-pound body against your legs, it doesn’t matter, if he is being touched in some capacity, he’s all about it. My little cuddle bug, I love him so much. Anyway, I hope you all had a productive Monday and here’s to a great rest of the week! xo
This past Sunday, we took a little day trip to Tarifa, to celebrate our friend Jami’s Birthday. It was about a two hour drive from Malaga, so we got up bright and early to beat the crowds and spent some quiet time on one of the nearby beaches. We soaked up the sun, applied massive amounts of sunscreen, ate more tapas and sipped cold beers. After a few hours, we drove back into the old part of town, which was just beautiful. The streets are narrow and winding and the views surrounding the town are incredible. It’s one of the ports where you can catch a ferry to Africa, which is also pretty neat.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…
The keyhole-shaped entrance to the old and original part of town, which was settled in 1292!
This whole trip, I let my hair air-dry, constantly wore my sunglasses (but that’s nothing new) and wore no makeup, except for the occasional swipe of mascara and a peachy lip color. I lived in my bathing suit and constantly had sand in my hair, but it felt pretty great to just be au natural and not worry about anything else. Sunday was no different for the most part, but I knew Tarifa was a special place and we were celebrating so I felt like slipping on something a little more dressy than just my usual shorts and tee. I had packed this dress hoping to wear it at least once, and it turned out to be the perfect piece to slip on to enjoy the second half of our day. I definitely had beach hair, which was still drying in these photos, so I wore my new favorite Panama hat and a bright lip for a pop of color.
Fresh nuts and coconut slices!
Thanks for following along over the past week and a half while I’ve been away in Spain – it’s been so fun to share these photos with you on the blog as well as Instagram. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have! xo
Kept it simple and laid back for you guys today, with an easy breezy tank, lightweight jeans and suede booties. Okay, the suede booties might be a bit heavy for summer, but I just couldn’t stare at them in my closet any longer and not wear them. I recently bought them majorly on sale at Scoop, (who right now, is actually having a HUGE SALE) and decided I had to break them out a little early. Can you blame me? I love summer but is anyone else ready for fall?
When I first saw this dress I didn’t think it would work on my shape at all, but after slipping it on, I sort of loved how 60’s and mod it looked and felt. It’s technically a dress (although I opted to put shorts on underneath) but can act as a swimsuit coverup as well, which is what I plan on using it for when I go to Malaga, Spain next month.
New York is in the throws of summer, which means every day is a scorcher. It can be hard to stay cool in 90 degree weather, so when shorts and a t-shirt starts feeling kind of boring, I switch it up by wearing colorful, breezy rompers.