Summer Things


Just a few things I’m looking forward to/loving about summer this year!

I’m really just liking all things watermelon this year . . . last night we made this watermelon aqua fresca – it was good!


I want to try this watermelon cooler next, because Derek and I both agreed the fresca would have been really good with some fizz to it.


I’m also tempted to try a watermelon sorbet later in the summer.  I think I will.


I like this “boyfriend short” trend that’s coming out!  Those extra couple inches make all the difference.  I have this pair.


I also like the maxi skirt trend, and I made one kind of like this for myself (only I like mine even better).  Post coming soon.


Old Navy has such a good swimsuit collection this year!  I always have such a difficult time finding a swimsuit I like, but I found a couple things I liked at Old Navy.

I bought this tankini top:


And I mixed-and-matched and paired it with these bikini bottoms (the solid purple bottoms didn’t allow enough coverage for the stretch marks, you know):


And I loved this swimsuit, but they didn’t have it in stores, so I ordered it.  Now I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!


Based on how the other tops at Old Navy fit me, that tankini top should be perfect.  However, it’s kind of hard to judge the bottoms (the whole coverage thing again), so I’ll get one of these two bikini bottoms to go with it:



I love how all the colors match with the separates, it makes it easy to get exactly what you want.

Derek also took me to Yankee Candle last weekend, and I bought a wax tart in this scent – it just smells like summer to me.  Unfortunately I think it’s being discontinued, which makes me sad.


And that’s all I have for now!  Just thought I’d share.

Any other summer-time recommendations for me? What things are you all loving this summer?

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Jessica said...

I also think Old Navy has some great bathing suits this year! I'm planning on getting mine there too. And my summer must-have right now is bright nail polish...and popsicles!'s one of the only "desserts" I'm eating right now because I make them solely out of fruit that I blend and freeze. I can't get enough of them!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

All that watermelon stuff looks so refreshing! And good choices on the tankinis. :)

Ash said...

Love the suits you picked out! The purple tankini top will look cute with those bottoms, I might have to borrow that idea and get that top too!!

Veronica and Daniel said...

All of those drinks look so yummy! Our new favorite summer drink has been adding 2 fruit tea bags (like berry zinger) to a bottle of ginger ale. Let them steep for about 30 minutes, and then pour into glasses with ice! It is a little bit of fruit tea flavor in bubbly ginger ale! So yummy :)

Felicia said...

I LOVE maxi skirts this summer! I have 2 already, and making them sounds like an even better idea. Are you posting a tutorial? (Please say yes!) My other summer must-haves are lemon ice water, ice cream, and bright nailpolish!

Melissa said...

Oooh, i love the bikini top & bottom you picked! The purple one! LOVE!

Amanda said...

I'm loving the purple tankini top! Nice choice! I still have yet to find a swim suit! Bah!

Jennifer said...

I love those shorts and that maxi skirt is sooo cute, I need to get one! Also that watermelon sorbet looks so yummy!

Unknown said...

Ohh I LOVE anything yankee candle!

Melanie said...

We're loving the watermelon this summer too..I'm hoping to get another nice one @ Sam's this the recipes you shared! And oh my gosh..I want to make a maxi skirt now!!!! What a great idea!! I think I just added another item to my sewing list of must-do's!

Tracy said...

mmm those drinks look delish and i can smell that candle!

Ioana-Carmen said...

Chic baby! would you like to follow each other blog? :X

Courtney B said...

Ok.... watermelon sounds SO amazing right now!!
And I love your swim suit finds. They are seriously adorable!

Ashley said...

Mmm, those watermelon things looks so good! You're inspiring my love of watermelon this year too! And cute swimsuits! That first one is similar to one of the ones I am thinking about getting too, the style with the twist-top! Very cute! And I definitely am into the maxi-skirt/dresses this year as well - looking forward to seeing what you made!:)

Tatiana said...

Summer time makes me so happy! And I LOVE watermelon. Is one of my favorite things ever. However, I have tried a watermelon drink once, and it was so not what I thought it would be. I've been trying to give it another try for a while now. Maybe this summer :-)

Makaela said...

Oh my gosh!!! NO way! I went to old navy and bought the same mix and match (the purple with the zig zag bottoms)when they were the only two left in the store! I didn't even look at your blog before I bought them. COOL!!

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