Friday, January 4, 2019


First of all, I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of the kindness and support I have received about my engagement. The DM's, comments, e-mails, etc. have all been so thoughtful and just wonderful. You are all the best and I truly wish we could all get together and sip champagne!

I wanted to share a photo of my ring! I honestly wasn't planning on sharing a photo like this- I feel like it's just not my thing to do that. But, the amount of DM's I have received asking to see a close-up shot have been numerous... I've literally received hundreds of requests, so here we are!

In other non-engagement news, is anyone else SO glad to be back into a routine?! I am the type of person that thrives in a routine so it feels so good!

I have so much content for all of you the next few weeks/months and I just cannot wait to share. I feel so refreshed and invigorated after the holidays! If there is ever anything you'd like to see here, please know you can always e-mail me ( I also take requests monthly on Instastories!

Wearing: My latest obsession is this leopard coat. It's definitely out of my style comfort zone but I love the simplicity of the cut of the coat. It has a 1960's style to it and the leopard furry-goodness makes it feel updated and on-trend. It's also so warm and the fabric is so insanely soft. I have been wearing it literally every single day, ha!

Eating: I made this cabbage roll soup recently and it was so good. The only thing I would change would be to do half (or even 1/3) of the meat- I thought there was way too much meat in there. I would have also added more cabbage- it cooks down so much and I just LOVE cabbage. 

Drinking: I'm a gin gal and this cocktail sounds so light and refreshing! Not necessarily a winter cocktail, but every once in a while, in the dead of winter, I crave something refreshing to remind me that winter will end eventually, ha! 
Sale-ing: The Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale will be online from Monday, January 7th-Tuesday, January 8th. Included in the sale will be  TONS of high-demand pieces so it's sure to be a good one- especially if it is anything like August's sale which, in my opinion, was the best one yet! I can't wait! Will you be shopping the sale this year? I'll be sure to share my favorites from the sale on Monday!

Loving: I updated all of the widgets on the right sidebar with new categories and all new items! A nice new refresh for the new year!

Watching: The internet is crazed over Bird Box (on Netflix) so I watched it and thought it was really weird and also the ending was lame. It's worth watching, but things are left unexplained and I feel like there is too much dialogue at times.

Wanting:I have been into color lately- which is very different for me considering I wear mostly neutral. I think I'm going to start adding some color to my wardrobe this year- we shall see!

Pittsburgh-ing: Dianoia's is easily one of my favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh. We just went there on Saturday and I had their Angel Hair al Limone and it was one of the best pastas I have ever had. We are literally going back this weekend to eat it again! 

Traveling: I'm headed to Charlotte to visit my sister in two weeks! I can't wait- my parents are coming, too, and our Aunt and Uncle are meeting us there, too. 
Quoting: See more of my favorites, here. 


Andra Skewes said...

Thank you for sharing the pic of your ring. It's gorgeous - classic and elegant. He did good! lol... I have just found your blog and instagram and I am becoming obsessed. Your style is impeccable and works well for a younger gal or an older gal such as myself. Thank you for being you! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Did you photoshop your ring?

Summer Wind said...

I am sorry but I am honestly laughing at this question! Photoshop my ring?! To start off, I don’t use Photoshop, don’t own photoshop, and never have on any photos on The only thing I have ever done to any of my photos is edit them in Lightroom for things like exposure, color, etc. Secondly- I find this question to not only be rude (and odd) but SO offensive. I can’t imagine anyone would ever do such a thing and it’s not certainly anything I would EVER even think of doing!

Anonymous said...

Girl THAT RING. My goodness it’s gorgeous!!!!!

Lucy Smith said...

That. Ring. Is. Stunning.
Congratulations on the engagement, wishing you well in 2019!!

Anonymous said...

Your ring is stunning, and the classic style is so fitting for you! Thank you for sharing...I have always loved looking at other people’s rings:)
Congratulations! You will be a beautiful bride!

Kim Boyd said...

Beautiful ring, wishing you all the happiness in the world :)

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness ! You are a breathe of fresh air and so professional and nice on your blog and IG . Your ring is so beautiful and classic just like you .
- Linda, ny

Anonymous said...

I am a graphic designer and work in the digital world all day long at work. I don’t think that commenter meant to say photoshop, but I think you may have enlarged the stone and setting itself to make it look a tiny bit larger than it is.

Summer Wind said...

Anonymous, I feel as though what I said in response to the previous commenter should have been plenty satisfactory. It's honestly shocking that anyone would continue to try and accuse me of (as you put it) 'enlarging the stone and setting itself to make it look a tiny bit larger than it is'. How horrible it is to think anyone would do that (and gosh, how offensive such a thing would be to my fiance!!).

If you seem to think this of me, please just stop following me and visiting my website! I welcome constructive criticism and opposing opinions but this downright bizarre accusation is just downright false and I will gladly stick up for myself! I'd be glad to discuss this more if you were bold enough to e-mail me yourself.

I see no need for you or anyone trying to taint this happy and exciting time in my life with such undue (weird) negativity! I wish you only the best but please know that I do not find your comment in any way constructive or appropriate. I find it to be downright rude and tasteless.


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