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5 Fashionable Places You’ll Find Me in the Summer

As kids we eagerly anticipated the moment that signified summer. School was out. Vacations were planned. Summer meant freedom. For three warm months, we got to relish in being young and carefree. Then we grow up, reality sets in, and summer isn’t what it used to be.

As adults, summer can be torture. While we’re confined to our desks, we long for those youthful days spent by the pool. Trips must be carefully coordinated with corporate calendars. We seize and treasure any time spent outdoors enjoying the warm weather and working on our tans, even if it’s just on our lunch hour.

Summer will never be quite the same as it was in our youth, but it’s still possible to savor this amazing season in adulthood. I try to soak up the sun and all this season has to offer right from my own neighborhood. No elaborate trips or lofty expenses required at these 5 fashionable places you’ll find me this summer.


1. THE PATIO

Photo by Evan Bodine

Photo by Evan Bodine

On warm summer nights, you’ll find me on the patio, getting lost in conversation and watching the sunset from a table filled with food, drinks, and friends.


2. THE FARMER’S MARKET

Photos by Angie Webb

Photos by Angie Webb

On Saturday mornings, you’ll find me at the farmer’s market, relishing in produce at its peak and carrying out my family’s weekend ritual.


3. THE PARK

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Photo by Angie Webb

At the end of the work day, you’ll find me in the park, escaping the concrete jungle and observing life outside the city.


4. THE KITCHEN

Photo by Sonali Prabhu

Photo by Sonali Prabhu

In the evening, you’ll find me in the kitchen, indulging in seasonal fare and forsaking my bikini-season diet.


5. THE SALON

Photos by Sonali Prabhu

Photos by Sonali Prabhu

At the height of heat and humidity, you’ll find me at the salon, abandoning my dedication to long locks and embracing a fresh summer cut.


It may be nearing the end of July, but it’s never too late to recapture that youthful freedom summer has to offer. This season is one of the best times to rest and reboot before the crunch of fourth quarter and the holiday season, even if only for a staycation. The patio, the farmer’s market, the park, the kitchen, and the salon are all places right in the comfort of your own neighborhood that can allow you to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and bask in the warmth and wonder of summer.

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Activewear Essentials

October is the Month of Movement on ARTicles of Clothing Blog, and today I’m sharing my second YouTube video featuring my activewear essentials and tips to keep moving this fall. 

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Although bikini weather is over and the temperatures are getting colder, it’s important to stay active.

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This fall, swap a happy hour for a Yoga class with your girlfriends 

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OR 

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try a romantic jog in the park for your next date night.

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FEEL GOOD and LOOK GOOD this holiday season by staying active now!

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

New York Fashion Week is officially over, and now it’s time to focus on a different event: Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re enjoying a night with your girls, celebrating with someone special, or just looking to have fun this Friday, you need to look great! Still trying to decide what to wear for your Valentine’s Day plans? Don’t worry! I’ve got some wardrobe inspiration for you!

No matter what Valentine’s Day festivities you’re partaking in, if you stick to a fun, flirty, and feminine look with colors of the holiday, you will nail your Valentine’s Day outfit this year! Not an ultra-girly girl? Not into purple, red, and pink? You can never go wrong with black. It’s sexy, slimming, and timeless. Check out this inspiration board I created on Polyvore, and head over to my Polyvore page to shop the looks!

Created on Polyvore

Created on Polyvore

P.S. Need a last minute gift idea? Check out my Twitter for a great option from Sephora! @cmcross or in the right sidebar!