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Friday Inspiration: Summer Dreaming Edition

As I mentioned earlier this week, I just moved to San Francisco from Santa Barbara. Already, the experience of exploring a new city has been incredible. San Francisco definitely has all the food and culture variety that I was missing Santa Barbara; however, one thing that Santa Barbara has over SF is, wait for it…the weather. I did not realize the coldest winter I’d ever spend would be a summer in San Francisco! I’ve been sporting a leather jacket, scarf and beanie the past week and I’m usually still cold (it’s that Southern California blood). It’s been sunny in my neighborhood, but the air is chill and I can’t even fathom putting a bikini on right now. So, since I’m having warm beach weather withdrawals, I thought I’d get my fix through some summer-infused styles, recipes, and general inspiration from across the web. Enjoy!

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Swoon-worthy two piece from Mara Hoffman’s summer prints collection. And those cat-eye sunglasses!

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Dulcet Creative Blog has been nailing it with the cocktails lately, especially this watermelon moscow mule.

Free People Hepburn Round Sunglasses

I’m really digging these Hepburn Round Sunglasses from Free People. Unfortunately, my face is so round I don’t think I’d be able to pull them off!

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Beautiful tones and composition in this photo. Source unknown.

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Sugar and Charm throws a flamingo pool party and it’s everything my summer dreams are made of!

As you can probably tell, I’m definitely feeling those pink/green/teal tones right now. Now, excuse me, I’m going to go daydream about flamingo pool parties…

Listen: Ryn Weaver “OctaHate”

Ryn Weaver is a relatively unknown artist, but given how good this track is, that won’t be the case for long. Weaver, an NYC/LA-based artist, has been collaborating with the likes of Benny Blacno (“Teenage Dream”, “Tik Tok,” “Moves Like Jagger”), Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, and Charli XCX (this summer’s collaborator of choice), according to Mic. And it’s working out for her because I can’t get enough of this song.

“OctaHate,” currently the only track on Weaver’s SoundCloud, showcases Weaver’s rich vocals and a synth-happy background reminiscent of classic Passion Pit sounds. Throughout, the track transitions from rhythmic, melancholic verses to a full-blown anthemic chorus. It’s catchy as hell and definitely a perfect song for those summer drives along the coast.

Happy listening!