Olive you, sweetheart.

Olive is the new black—
And it's here to stay through the coming seasons. 

August is always a month of mixed emotions. It's a time for change, a time to say good bye and a time for a fresh start.  Summer is ending and the sunny days will begin to get shorter, but the future is only getting brighter.  This blog is going through a transformation, as I'm sure you have noticed.  It's all a work in progress.  In with the new and out with the old, a fresh look for fall. 

Farewell to Summer Sundresses and Picnics

The Perfect A-Line Sundress with the Perfect Picnic Basket
& One Lovely Day.

Although it is with deep regret that I am forced to concede the end of summer, I am happy to embrace the perfect weather that the fall breeze brings. When the summer ends the only good thing it brings is perfect weather, still warm- yet touches of brisk air begin to linger.  The perfect weather to enjoy the beautiful east end of Long Island minus all the Hampton tourists.  I get to put on my classic Hampton-ite hat and enjoy the last few weeks of summer, because for locals here, the fun doesn't end when Labor Day weekend hits.  It just gets less crowded. Summer doesn't technically end till September 21st anyway. The beauty of being able to enjoy a quiet beach or a great restaurant post LBW. 

Cotton Candy Beach Days

Carefree Spirits, Sunshine,
and Turquoise Dreams.

So here we are in the last week of August and I don't even know where the month has gone!  I'm going to try to get a few more perfect beach days like these in.  Turquoise water and watermelon beer.  The last month has been filled with festivities and I'm working on getting a few posts of my latest adventures posted and BOOM, fall semester starts this week.  

I feel like I blinked and I am suddenly transitioning from summer and shopping for fall jackets and drinking pumpkin beverages.  

Although, I'm not ready to move my blog onto fall fashion yet.  Let's linger the summer vibe as long as possible.  I'm one of those people that wear sandals until thanksgiving, I'm always toasty and I dread putting away the open toed shoes! Plus, I love skinny jeans with chic sandals and cute fall jackets.     

So let's relish the summer vibe with another one of my favorite summer color schemes: turquoise and coral.  They just compliment eachother so well and here in this nail deco, I use my two favorite nail colors.  I the base color as Essie, "Turquoise and Caicos" and the spots as Essie, "Tart Deco" for this delicious color combo.    

Made in the 80's.

I grew up on 80's movies and 90's music,
just part of being an 80's kid. 

So when I heard my job was doing an 80's themed event I jumped at the opportunity to style a look to fit the part and perhaps a funky throwback look for a friend as well.  As some of you know I work a few different jobs, I like to call it moonlighting, or you could just say I'm a crazy person and work 3 or 4 different jobs.  Hey, a girl not only has to eat, but she's got to have some fabulous shoes too.  

Sweating Rainbows

The Jackson Pollack of 5Ks
Live in Color.

This is becoming a yearly tradition.  A 5K run in which getting as colored as possible is the name of the game- well, who wouldn't want to play?  They hit you with color at every kilometer and then the best part is finale after party where a million colors are thrown into the sky, only to rain back down on us in a magic kingdom of technicolor fun. I suggest everyone give this a try, at least once, you can sign up here

Story of My Life

I don't look for Trouble,
I've just been told it finds me.

When going to see a punk rock god, you make sure sure you look fly! I wanted to play off of very casual lines with polished details. Gotta make sure it's easy to move in! My boyfriend is a big Social D fan and when he bought us the tickets months ago I was anxiously awaiting.

Even though, I had been looking forward to seeing Social Distortion for months prior, I surprisingly hadn't pre-planned a look.  I always try to find a balance in comfort, style and edginess for most shows I go to.  I loved this blouse and he way it blends in a wind-breaker-esque lines and front zipper. Paired with the striped pair of shorts and red spiked sandals, it was a perfect summer concert look.

So off to Brooklyn we went. Through the window of the classic yellow cab we ventured the concrete jungle, passing some blocks left back in time and others emerging with fresh young artists and free sprits. We arrived at the Warsaw, a cute little punk venue using the tag line: "punk rock and pierogies" and yes, they did serve pierogies along with kielbasa, a few other polish cuisine staples, and if course polish beer.  We drank, rocked out and sang along with Mike Ness as he showed us all that: he's still got it!