Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lately 7/20/2017

Tank (J.Crew, old)// Navy Pleated Leather Skirt 
Vara Bow Shoes// Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

This has been such a crazy and fast week. I stared off the weekend by getting take out at one of my favorite sushi spots and then spent Friday night working because I was waking up early to head to Philadelphia Saturday morning.

I spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Philadelphia and got home super late Monday night. So my week started off on Tuesday where I was insanely busy trying to play catch up and also trying to get ahead because yesterday I flew down to Charlotte to visit my sister, Callie. Friday, we head to Georgia to spend 10 days at the lake! Needless to say, packing for Philadelphia then unpacking then re-packing for Charlotte and then 10 days at the lake was a time consuming task and I am SO glad that is done and over with. Only thing worse than packing is unpacking!

I also spent a little time getting all my ducks in a line for a very exciting surprise I have been keeping for months and it's almost time to  fully give it away, so definitely keep an eye out for that.

Wearing: You guys all loved this all-navy outfit I wore in Philadelphia so I thought I'd share it here, too. I'll have a full Philadelphia recap next week! The navy blue pleated leather skirt is part of the Nordstrom sale. It runs true to size (a touch big, so if you are between sizes, size down). I have it in black as well as a deep red shade and I get SO much wear out of these skirts. I find them to be chic but also classic in the cut.

Eating: Callie has these in her apartment and just introduced me to them. Holy cow are they incredible. I am an onion lover and also love me some salty snacks and this is totally the best of bot worlds. These are like potato chips but I find them to be even better (less of a crunch, though). And luckily, they are 'healthier', too. They're hard to find. Callie found them at a special market in Charlotte, but I looked online and it looks like there is a website called Thrive that carries them (and at a way lower price than usual, too!). 

Drinking: La Colombe was literally right next to the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia and I was SO happy to get a cappuccino and a chocolate chip cookie. It's literally my favorite coffee in the entire world. If you are in a city that has a La Colombe and are a coffee lover, you absolutely must try it out. I also recommend their draft latte. 
Sale-ing: I went to the King of Prussia mall on Monday and made out big time at the Club Monaco store. I am not a huge in-person shopper and don't typically love visiting an actual shopping mall, but the King of Prussia mall is really an experience. They have so many incredible stores. I made sure to pop into Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Cartier, Ferragamo, etc. I may or may not have tried on my dream watch at Cartier. Butttt, I only left with a few things and they were all from Club Monaco because they were having a huge sale. I got this vest (which is stunning in person), and this cashmere cardigan (that I would have never bought seeing it online but the fabric is incredible in person), and then this black tee shirt that is insanely soft, but the cut is unique, too.

Giving Away: You may have seen my instagram last night, but I am partnering with Hibernate Bedding to giveaway one set of sheets (you must enter on this instagram). They sent me a set of their sheets and I cannot tell you how comfortable they are. Sheets can be VERY expensive so finding an affordable set that are actually super soft is such a win. You can get 20% off your purchase, too, with code: SW20 at checkout. 

 Erdem x H&M is coming in November! I love when retailers partner with higher end designers. And I can't wait to see more of the videos created by Baz Lurhmann. 

Listening: I just started to re-listen to Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park album. I haven't listened in so long and it's really one of my favorites. 

Loving: Just sharing a few things that have caught my eye this week! 
Wanting: I am a big believer in splurging on quality shoes/handbags/jewelry and saving on clothing. A gorgeous pair of shoes can really dress up a $40 dress! With that said, my favorite splurge is definitely Salvatore Ferragamo. I have a very real obsession with Ferragamo. Their vara and varina shoes are the best shoes ever, and I wear them constantly. I also have a Ferragamo handbag that I absolutely adore and wear an insane amount. Their pieces are extremely well-made, they are understated with logos and the designs are typically classic, ladylike and simple. This season Ferragamo is killing it, which I love, but it's so bad for my wallet! I am absolutely dying for these shoes and this navy handbag. They moved to the very top of my wish list!!

Pittsburgh-ing: A few weeks ago, we went to dinner at Redfin Blues. It's somewhere I had never been before. It is located on Washington's Landing right across from the Strip District. It's situated right on the river and is actually a marina. The food was just ok but the atmosphere was amazing. It totally felt like we were on vacation rather than just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh! 

Traveling: I am currently in Charlotte visiting my sister, Callie! Last night we had a casual dinner, ran a few errands and went for ice cream. I am working from her apartment today and this evening, she is taking me to one of her favorite restaurants in Charlotte. Charlotte is such a beautiful, clean city, I am loving it already and so happy to see Callie has made such a cute and cozy little home for herself here! 

Quoting: 'Never apologize for your enthusiasm.'// See more of my favorites, here.


Anonymous said...

Hi, I wanted to let you know that the shopping items you are showing are not very big on my screen this week. I don't know if you changed the way you show them or what but the picture is very small and hard to see now. I always love seeing the things you are interested in but it is just too small this week. I hope you change back to the old format.

Summer Wind said...


Thank you so much for letting me know about this issue, I really appreciate it! I am not able to replicate the issue you are having... I've checked on multiple phones as well as multiple browsers.

I haven't changed anything in regard to how my images are displayed, either, so I am thinking your best troubleshooting bet would be to clear the cache/cookies in your browser!

Hope this works!!! Again, so sorry you are having difficulties and thank you so much for reading Summer Wind :)


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