Fashion

Summer is here! We're ready to make it legendary!

Summer in the Bay Area doesn't always mean super hot weather, but it's definitely full of adventure and fun! This season is one of our favorites (not to mention that Zachary and I are both summer babies!). Although our summer might look and feel different than it does for other families, it doesn't stop us from dressing the part. Summer clothes are the best!


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This summer we're excited to be partnering with Gymboree and their Local Legends Campaign to share how we make our summer adventures legendary. Their summer collection is full of bright colors and is a perfect fit for all the activities we enjoy during the summer. With Gymboree you are sure to find some awesome pieces for your kid to look great, but also comfortable to play in all day. The Local Legends Campaign has challenged us to share what our family does to make our summer memorable. I love this theme because I'm reminded of how amazing my summers were as a child, young and carefree. It brings me so much joy to be able to make new memories with my own kids. Below is a few of our favorite summer traditions:

Outsidelands Music Festival

My husband and I have been attending this festival since moving to the Bay Area in 2012. It's one of favorites because it's held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Outsidelands is not your typical music festival. Much of it has to do with our summer weather. The park is surrounded by trees, and fog surrounds the nights. When the sun goes down, music blares and the lights turn on through the foggy trees. The park becomes a magical, mystical playground. Bringing our little dancer, Zac with us has only made the experience more enjoyable. This festival is fun for the whole family!

Urban Hikes

Summer is a great time to enjoy the great urban outdoors. We love taking walks around the City and surrounding areas to enjoy the scenery and window shop. Walking around, even in familiar areas, can sometimes feel like a vacation when you have nothing on the schedule and nowhere to be.

Disneyland

What better way to spend summer than at the happiest place on Earth?! Some of our family lives in Southern California, so we visit often. This year we made the wise decision to become Disneyland season pass holders. By the end of this year, Zac will no longer be the only child, so we wanted to make a point to spend as much time with her as possible before her new sibling arrives in October. Seeing her little face light up when we enter the park makes my heart melt.

Boba Runs

We love a delicious chilled beverage in the summer. Boba is one of those drinks that make a summer day even better! Whether it's an afternoon pick-me-up or an ice blended dessert, it always hits the spot. One of our favorites is Boba Guys (see photos)

Head over to Gymboree to check out their summer collection and get ready to make this one legendary!

 

Sandals Made Well

I purchased these sandals from one of my favorite stores, Madewell. These were one of the exceptions I made to buying things on sale. They were priced at $60, but they were totally worth it. They have a man-made sole and are are both leather upper and lining. They are some of the most comfortable sandals I've ever bought. Most sandals can be uncomfortable because of how flat they are. Although these don't have much arch support, I find that my back doesn't hurt even after wearing them for a long time.

Metal from Maker Faire

Here are the two vintage brass bracelets I was fortunate to find at the Maker Faire in San Mateo this year. 

I love the the latch on this one. It's comfortable to wear and has a lot of character for such a thin piece of metal.

This bracelet has a spring hinge that I love. It's so easy to just throw on and goes with just about every outfit. I was able to snag both for $13. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate the business card of the booth that sold these items to me ( so sorry!). Luckily they are vintage pieces which are no longer reproduced. This helps to rid me of the guilt I feel for not remembering their name. Sort of. Agh. My bad!

Although I don't foresee us returning to the Maker Faire next year, I do think it's a fun place to find things you didn't know you were looking for. The cost of the fair is $40 per adult for one day. The hubs and I found the price pretty steep for an event of that size.