Polka Dot Skirt

Stripes and Spots

c/o Chicwish skirt, Ann Taylor shirt, Straw tote, SJP pumps, Madwell hat, c/o Asha ring

This weekend was the the first one in 6 weeks that we weren’t traveling. Being home felt glorious. Our summer adventures have been so much fun but it was like a breath of fresh air to not have to pack a bag (or unpack on Sunday night for that matter), drive in traffic, or fly anywhere. I felt like I could sit down and take a few breaths for the first time in a long time. At one point I said to my husband that I was excited for fall so we could have more relaxing weekends like this one. Then I remembered beach days, tan lines, and summer nights and took it back…

Anel and I had our first date night in weeks which was much needed. All you married ladies feel me, I’m sure! We went for a little pre-dinner stroll at the beach to take these photos. Although we moved to Connecticut almost a full year ago (where did all that time go?), we haven’t really been able to enjoy summer here yet. Taking this romantic walk on a quiet beach is something that we could have only dreamed of when we lived in Manhattan so we fully appreciate and treasure moments like this.

I had wanted an excuse to wear this A-line polka dot skirt (only $42!) for a while, and Anel loved this outfit so it was perfect for our al fresco date at Terrain Café.

In addition to our cute little evening, I ventured into the city for a facial with Bonnie (If you’re in the market, book her now as her waiting list is growing by the second!) and a ladies lunch with Hitha at Jean Georges which felt very Sex & the City. On Sunday we beat the crazy heat with a beach day and then had friends who just moved to town over for a BBQ which was the perfect end to the weekend.

Now it’s back to the grind but I feel relaxed and refreshed, ready to take on the busy week ahead!

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  1. Paola Blanc said:

    I’m so happy for your relaxing weekend and I love this skirt so much
    Paola
    http://www.lechicchedipaola.it/

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  2. Lindsay said:

    My hubs and I have been in CT together for a few years and feel the same way… I always enjoy a weekend at home this time of year. I’ve been to Terrain for brunch, need to try for dinner sometime. Cute outfit, great backdrop!

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  3. You look lovely! Love your straw tote so much!

    http://sequinsinpink.blogspot.com

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  4. Alyssa Thomas said:

    Love this! You’re so good at pattern mixing!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  5. Such a cute look for date night! I’ve been home one weekend out of the last six or so, so I definitely feel you on the travel thing.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  6. Gorgeous! I love mixing stripes and polka dots <3

    Glitter Boots & Champagne Flutes

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  7. Ellen said:

    Love those SJP pumps. The pop of pink is the perfect touch of this outfit.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  8. Kathleen Harper said:

    Obsessed with your heels. You look so chic!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  9. Heidi D. said:

    Perfect print mixing, Julia! You look lovely!

    Wishes & Reality

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  10. Mandie said:

    I agree with your husband- love this outfit! It is so much fun. Glad you both had a fun, relaxing weekend.

    xoxo,Mandie

    http://www.nautistripes.blogspot.com

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  11. graceatwood said:

    catching up on blog reading and just wanted to say that a) you look fabulous… and b) Terrain is my most favorite place ever! we should do a girls brunch there some weekend when summer simmers down a little bit. oh wait – everyone else moved away.. you and I can go to brunch! 😉

    7.21.15 · Reply
    • a) thanks girl! b) YES YES YES YES! Boozy brunch for two please 🙂

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