What a weekend. WHAT a weekend! It was one of those vacations where everything was just perfect. We got every parking spot, had no waits at busy restaurants, and the weather was a 10 three days in a row (If you live in New England you know that the probability of this is next to impossible). Plus the energy was just right. I can’t really describe the feeling, but I was seriously vibing with this weekend.
One of the greatest parts of all is that I kept my promise to myself and did very little work. I can’t tell you the ridiculous amount of Instagrammable moments that I passed up in the name of my sanity (I caught a few don’t worry). It was hard at first but by the end of last night, I was 100% ok with it. For a blogger, it’s hard to not be on all the time. When the lighting is golden, you drop whatever you’re doing and get the shot. I didn’t realize how much time and effort I put into it until I took a few days off.
Anel and I agreed to shoot one blog post though so on the way up to Newport, when we stopped at Matunuck Oyster Bar for lunch and the lighting was right, we got it done. I wasn’t dressed in the super cute outfit I had planned (that will be later this week I promise!) but I’m hoping that you guys can appreciate the greatness of a simple, comfortable, laid back outfit like this one.
Although you don’t see it often here on Lemon Stripes, I wear a baseball cap almost daily (Snapchat followers, you know!). The Home T sent me this Connecticut hat a few months ago and now that I’ve been a CT resident for two years, I finally feel like I can wear it with pride. While I usually pair it with a sports bra and yoga pants, on this particular day, I wore my new favorite white tee. I know I can throw around the word “favorite” a lot but this line of tee shirts is pretty spectacular. The price point isn’t cheap, and you can’t tell from the photos, but it is the softest shirt I own, hands down. I also have this style which I wear to work from home at least once a week.
Of course as soon as we shot and sat down to eat, I spilled the soup from our mussels right down the front of it. Isn’t that the rule with white shirts? Despite my un-ladylike eating skills, the meal at Matunuck was incredible. If you’re ever in Rhode Island, it’s worth any detour. The oysters there are small and sweet, the mussels are tender and perfectly flavored, the lobster rolls are buttery and rich, and the wine is nice and cold! It was such a fun spontaneous stop not only because it was incredible but because I usually plan our trips down to the hour and it was nice to have a fun and unexpected meal with my husband.
I hope you all had a great holiday and are easing back into the grind today!