I remember when I first started blogging I asked my friend what she thought of my Instagram and blog presence. Her response, “You talk about the weather – a lot.” I remember being slightly offended, like, “yes, I asked your opinion, but obviously, I only wanted a response that was a glowing review.”
However, after letting the feedback sink in – and growing up a little – I realized she was completely right. It seems ubiquitous within the blogging community that so much of our outfit chatter revolves around the seasons, the changing of seasons and the weather all too often. But for just reasons, right? We are supposed to be providing visual inspiration and what is more inspiring than our surroundings?
So why has this feedback stuck with me?
Because I love talking about the weather, especially when it means I am sitting on a beach, sweating in the shade, hiding under my large brimmed $4 hat.
Regardless of how much us bloggers gush about, “falling in love with fall,” or any other fun weather saying, I love it. I love the inspiration that a new season brings, ranging from food, to accessories, to hair color choices. I mean, lets be real here, we do dress for the weather, otherwise, we are freezing our tushes off waiting for Muni to arrive to take us home to our mediocrely heated SF apartments. But since we are already on the topic of weather, lets hold our horses on fall for just a few more GSOL posts and live in a perpetual summer – or at least until I am ready for reality.
Now on to one tried and true reality and that is this Old Navy one piece bathing suit. Ryan encouraged me to purchase this suit before we left and I am so glad he did. I felt so glamorous wearing it and when I found this Vietnamese striped hat, I knew, I had a perfect pair. I have been buying Old Navy bathing suits for years. Their price points are so affordable and their assortment of adorable prints, patterns and cuts are so on trend (if I posted this 3 months ago haha). Also, from the perspective of a fair skinned red head, one pieces = less sunscreen surface area. #winning