Have you ever had one of those moments when you don't even realize you took something for granted, but then it's taken from you & all you can think about is how lucky you were? That happened on my trip to Palm Springs. I became enlightened as to the blissful temperatures of San Diego. I always forget how glorious it is until the moment I visit somewhere else.

palm springs art museum
Sunglasses: O by Oscar de la Renta (similar) // Dress: Old Navy (similar) // Vest: my Nana (similar) // Shoes: Old Navy (exact) // Purse: Betsey Johnson (similar)

Palm Springs was 106°F & unbearably hot. Truly. We did whatever it took to stay out of the sun, whether that entailed going to catch a matinee movie (Sausage Party) or making another stop at a cafe simply to sip on some iced coffee in an air-conditioned area.

palm springs art museum

We dropped by the Palm Springs Art Museum & had a blast looking at all the beautiful pieces. I'd highly recommended a visit if you find yourself in the area. Fred wanted to go outside to view some of the pieces & it turned out to be a gorgeous spot for an impromptu outfit of the day shoot.


As I mentioned in this post, breezy dresses are absolutely vital in the summertime. I want my dress to breathe easy & make me feel comfortable in the heat rather than constricted or restricted. This dress has been one of my favorites all summer long. 


I wore my Nana's vest to add some pizzazz. Crochet vests are severely underrated. They can completely transform a look. I wear this vest all the time, but never with this dress. I ended up enjoying the combination! We took a few shots, then headed back into the museum — you know, for the air conditioning. Ah yes, the blissful comfort of cold air.


What's your favorite summer look? Is it hot where you are? :]

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