Classic Summer


Happy Monday, folks! This weekend was the first one I’ve had all summer where I didn’t have to travel which was absolutely marvelous. I’ll give you a quick recap before I get to today’s exciting giveaway details.

On Friday morning I woke up with a nice gift from my husband. . . a summer cold. What a bastard! Kidding, but seriously it was the pits. I spent all day eating chicken soup, drinking green juice, and popping vitamins like candy. I got a massage followed by a long steam at Exhale to try and detoxify. Saturday morning, Hallie and Jessica took me to a Soul Cycle class (talk about detoxing!) followed by brunch at Jane as a belated birthday gift (Thanks guys!!).

After shooting a couple of outfits (and changing in the middle of the street, naturally), we headed back uptown to Victoria’s apartment for an afternoon of rosΓ© and a birthday party for her adorable pup, Lucy. I still wasn’t feeling so hot so I sadly left and went home early to watch mindless TV and continue with my green juice / vitamin party. I slept for 11 hours and woke up Sunday morning finally feeling better. It was one of those GSD (get shit done) kinda days which always feels so rewarding.

I love the feeling you get after being sick of cleaning everything up, taking a shower, changing all the linens, and starting fresh.

Now on to the giveaway. A few months ago, I introduced you guys to California Tailor in one of my favorite outfit shoots to date. I’m working with them again to give away a shirt of your choice this week! The founder of the company, Gill, is the sweetest woman who moved from London to California and set out to build a shirt company where timeless style meets the laid back spirit of California.

Her collection of button down shirts are easy, breezy, and just pretty. To win a shirt of your own, comment below letting me know which shirt from the collection you want and where you would wear it. See below for more ways to enter. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday. Good luck!





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  • I love the Blue Blossom one you have on! Glad you healed and rallied so quickly this weekend — summer colds are the WORST! Oh, and I’d wear it with dark skinny jeans in the fall/winter and with white shorts in the summer!

  • Love the shirts from California Tailor! Perfect for summer transitioning into fall.

  • Colleen Dwyer

    OBSESSED with that bag…such a perfect statement piece.

  • Taylor Barclay

    Looks like the perfect shirt to wear all year round!

  • Jamie

    I like the lily white dot, would transition nicely from my business-casual office to after-work!

  • Molly

    I love shirt #1, the one you’re wearing in the picture. It would be perfect for a casual brunch on a cool morning!

  • Heidi D.

    Love the striped shorts and hat! Super cute, casual look.

    Heidi D.

  • Stephanie

    Lily White Dot. It’s a classic, to wear with everything!

  • Tierney

    I love the lilly white dot shirt–I pair it with seersucker to keep the look preppy.

  • Christina

    The Lily White Dot!

  • I would wear the blue striped one! It would be perfect to wear to class and would work year round, under a cardigan when it gets cooler!

  • Lauren

    Sea Point Plaid! On weekends

  • I would love the Beach Blue one, because as the name states its the perfect beach coverup that can easily be paired with a dressy skirt or pair of shorts for nighttime.


  • Lauren

    I was sick in bed this weekend too! Love the shirt!!

  • jen

    that shirt is an awesome twist on chambray!

  • Such beautiful photos! Hope you feel better! πŸ™‚


  • Insa

    Love your Blue Blossom shirt with all those tiny details, it looks so soft and lightwight and just perfect for a hot day outside – just like today. I would actually go for the Ocean Blue Stripe version, because (i) I can’t resist blue-white stripes, (ii) it goes so well with all my chino shorts, and (iii) it just looks so darn comfortable!
    Take care πŸ™‚

  • Jamie

    Loving the Beach Blue shirt!

  • beach blue shirt! dressed up with a pencil skirt and chunky jewelry or dressed down tossed over a pair of patterned shorts!

  • Michelle P.

    Blue Blossom!

  • Clara

    I love the beach blue and the blue blossom! Both so cute and versatile!

  • Elisabeth

    I love the beach blue shirt. Thanks for posting πŸ™‚

  • Kirsty

    It’s got to be the Ocean Blue Stripe – perfect for lazy late Summer beach walks when you need something warmer than a tshirt but don’t want to compromise on style xo

  • Erin

    I love the BlueBlossom!

  • LOL’ed at your Anel name-calling. Epic weekend (minus your cold) and more are surely to come! Happy belated x

  • Melinda

    The Wave Street Stripe looks perfect for a leisurely brunch with girlfriends, great food and gossip!

  • Glad you’re feeling better! Love the Ocean Blue Stripe!

  • Salley Burkett Thompson

    Since I’m in desperate need of a nice white button down, I’d have to go with the Lily White Dot. I could wear that just about anywhere – work, a night out with friends, etc.

  • Anne Burnham

    I’d love the Sea Point Plaid shirt, and I’d wear it everywhere!

  • Haley Valerie

    Gorgeous look! Love the shorts and bag!


  • Kelli Hartschuh-Muniz

    I love the Lilly White Dot shirt. It would be perfect for the beach, brunch, shopping..anywhere really!

  • usnamom2014

    Love the Beach Blue and I’d wear it on my upcoming cruise!

  • Melissa Kruger

    I love the wave street stripe shirt! I would wear it all over campus at school.

  • Sydney Buttera

    I am in love with the wave street stripe. I’d wear it all over downtown Ottawa and take it with me to Maine for the beach!

  • Megan Diffley

    I love the Wave Street Stripe shirt! I’d pair it with a pink lace pencil skirt for a summer date with my hub!

    • That sounds like a perfect date night, Megan. You’re the winner! Congrats πŸ™‚ Will be in touch via email.

  • Allison Marble

    I love the shirt in Blue Blossom! It would be great for work in the summer!

  • Allison

    Love Wave Street Stripe, perfect for a Saturday around town.

  • Tai

    Love the sunset blue menswear stripe! Perfect for a relaxing day on the beach!

  • stephie

    I love this look! Great for getting around my new city πŸ™‚

  • Holly + Casey

    That pop of yellow is perfection.

  • Love the beach blue! Can never have too many chambray shirts!

  • Zoe

    I’m in love with the shirt you’re wearing! Too cute!

  • Maddy H

    I love shirt no. 1 in blue blossom!

  • Rachel Kane

    I think I would get the Long Point Plaid. I wear to class when I go back to college this fall!

  • Jamie Sperling

    Hello, Julia! Thanks for the giveaway. It’s a great one! I would get Emilia’s Flowers because it’s so out of my comfort zone, but that’s what I think my wardrobe needs. I’m usually in navy, cream, gold, stripes and brown… I’m trying to be brave with my pattern choices and step out of the box. I would wear it to the farmer’s market, the grocery store, on our mini-vacation, and obviously at work. πŸ™‚ cheers!

  • Gabriela

    This absolutely is the classic summer look! I would love that shirt in Lily White Dot!

  • Victoria

    What a great stumble upon on Pinterest-both California tailor and lemon stripes! Just getting back from Newport Beach and feeling extra Cali! Would love the summer pink shirt to keep my good vibes flowing πŸ™‚

  • Christine

    I would love the Shirt No.1 in Cottons Point Plaid. It would be perfect with shorts for a day of shopping this summer then transition to fall with jeans and a vest for my favorite autumn activity pumpkin picking! ps that tote is fabulous!

  • lindsay

    i cant wait to get one of these shirts!! also cant wait to see what you do with julie brown fall!! you need to get in contact with us so we can get you some great pieces!!

  • Dana Mannarino

    In love, what a beautiful summer look!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  • Lisa McCormack

    Love love love the chambray blue. Classic look with shorts, skirts or pants! Great summer day/evening look!

  • jen

    I love the chambray blue!!

  • P&F
  • disqus_r4QFaOA7Qp

    Been searching for that outfit forever! So nice

  • Casey f

    Shirt #1 in beach blue would be the perfect summer shirt! Wear it to work and on the weekends!

  • Vanessa

    I would love the Shirt No 1 in Bay Street Stripe! I could wear it to work with a nice skirt or more relaxed on the weekend with boyfriend jeans πŸ™‚

  • Kayla

    Totally in love with the Cotton Points Plaid! A Midwestern girl’s closet can never have enough cute and comfy plaid! Thank you so much for introducing this designer!

  • Amy

    It’s hard to choose just one, but I would end up selecting the Shirt No 1 in Sea Point Plaid! I would wear it to my upcoming trip to Bodega Bay, California!

  • Courtney

    I have (and love) these shorts! love that you paired them with this citrus-y colored tote!!