A couple months back I shared my "uniform," the base for my capsule wardrobe, which consists of jeans, a tee and a blazer. Now that it's summer I've switched over to the warm weather version of this "uniform." As an alternative to easy summer dresses, which, of course, I love, I like to wear shorts with a sleeveless tee, a blazer and to dress it up a little slightly dressed up summer sandals. I love that this look is a cool mix of casual and business and can easily go from day to evening. As is the idea of the capsule wardrobe, my summer wardrobe is layered and has a cool factor beyond many of my little dresses, but is so easy to throw on with out too much thought.
Remember how awesome back to school shopping was as a kid? I was okay with summer ending, if only because I got a whole new pile of clothes. Well, mom's not giving me a fist full of cash anymore, but it's okay, because I get to save big by shopping Nordstrom's amazing Anniversary Sale. Early access started today (for Nordstrom card holders) until 7/20 and open to everyone else on 7/21. You guys, this sale is so good! There are great deals on great staples to add to your capsule wardrobe. Hello the coveted Stuart Weitzmen over the knee boots are 40% off!!
This past weekend I ticked the first item off my summer bucket list, me and the boys took a ride up to Storm King, a 500 acre sculpture park and widely celebrated as one of the world's best. It wasn't the most economical summer activity, at $18 a person to enter, but it was an amazing, must see for anyone in the area. Since it's not right near the train station it's not super simple to get to from New York City, but they offer a few different packages to get you in the door, check out the website for more info. Once you're there, you can rent a bike, or just stroll around the beautiful grounds and take in the art.
If you are bringing your kids, I would advise to plan for the day, pack a picnic (I would pack a picnic even if kids aren't involved), plenty of snacks and water. We brought our wagon and it was key. Ollie loved running around, but we strolled around for almost three hours, so the wheels were a necessity. I saw some stressed parents, looking at our wagon with envy. Be sure your camera and phone are fully charged, because I'm sure you'll want to snap a million pictures, because as you can see this place is so cool!!