Summer x Lace Love

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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Summer Time is Here!

Summer is magical. Perhaps the lure of school vacation embedded the thoughts and dreams of all the wonderful potential of the season into our heads from adolescence. Perhaps there is rebirth to be found in the sun’s rays, or a sultry summer’s eve.  Whatever it might be, no one can deny they feel different, more alive in the summer months. It’s as if the whole world finally slows down. Evenings turn to laughter, and stress drifts away with the warm summer breeze.

I don’t know about you, but every year I write a bucket list of everything I want to spend the few short hot months of summer doing! There are sometimes new things, sometimes the list is the same. Regardless of what’s on it, I try my best to do every single thing as soon as the weather turns warm.

My Summer Bucket List

  • Go to the beach. (This is always, always, number one!)
  • Camping: with family/friends, and a couple trips to the backwoods. (I love it being just me and nature!)
  • Vineyard trips with friends. (Northern VA has sooo many vineyards!)
  • A road trip.
  • Reading in the sun on my back deck.
  • Drinking copious amounts of cold brew iced tea with lemon.
  • A picnic.
  • Kayaking, whitewater rafting, and boating in general. (All three must be done!)
  • Evening walks with my husband and puppy!

Do you have a summer list? I’d love to hear about what you like to do during the long days we’re having right now!





  1. June 30, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Need that dress in my life.. so perfect for summer! I’m always looking for new blog friends and I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you want to stay in touch and follow each other! x

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 30, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Awww thank you so much! That is such a such a darling thing to say and means so much to hear. I hope you are having a great summer so far! Hugs, Kait

  2. Mary
    June 30, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I love how you paired the cool booties with your lace dress! Such a fun contrast! I agree with all your summer goals!

    Love, Mary

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 30, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      I hope you have a great summer love! Hugs, Kait

  3. June 29, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Your website is so full of gorgeous content! In this post your money shot is the second to the last photo! I look forward to learning from you! xoxo

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 30, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much love! Hugs, Kait

  4. Vanessa
    June 29, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Loving the lace, Kait! You look gorgeous and I love your summer list! A road trip is on my list too which is happening very soon! 🙂
    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Road trips are just so much fun! Thank you for all your support love. I’m emailing you back asap! Hugs, Kait

  5. Tamara
    June 29, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    You look like a boho princess in this outfit, love it! HAppy summer!


    Tamara –

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      You’re so sweet! I love that description. Happy Summer to you too babe. Hugs, Kait

  6. Roselyn
    June 29, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I love that quote so much and you are just darling!! I love this look on you so much!! Xo, Roselyn

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      It’s such a phenomenal book for sure! Happy Summer love! Hugs, Kait

  7. toby
    June 29, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Love the dress so summery and your bucket list! check out mine

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks love. Definitely going to! Hugs, Kait

  8. Jaime
    June 29, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Love your summer bucket list!!!! You can find me at the beach 🙂

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      It’s the best place to be in the summer!!! Hugs, Kait

  9. June 29, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Your summer bucket list has some great ones! I would love to do more reading this summer. Also love this dress on you – the flared sleeves with the lace is so feminine.


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Ooooo reading is a good one! Thank you babe! Hugs, Kait

  10. Len Parent
    June 29, 2016 / 8:52 am

    You look beautiful as always! Love that white dress on you darling Have a lovely day ?
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    much love,Len

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      You’re always so kind. Thank you Len! Hugs, Kait

  11. June 29, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Girl It’s so funny because I just did a summer bucket list on my blog too! Loving all your ideas and this dress. you look lovely!
    xx, Lauren {}

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Great minds think alike! Toby of Posh & Spicy did one too! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous! Hugs, Kait

  12. Lauren
    June 28, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    This dress is seriously so beautiful! From your instagram shot of the back I thought it was a top and skirt combo but I love it even more as a dress. Absolutely stunning and perfect for bridal events-makes me want to have another wedding lol!


    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 29, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      I love pieces that play with the eye like that. Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting! Hugs, Kait

  13. June 28, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    What a cute dress babe! Beautiful pictures.
    Xx, Raysa

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 28, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you love! One of my fav shoots so far. Hugs, Kait

  14. Jenna at Boston Chic Party
    June 28, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Loving your summer list babe! Also your look is awesome- you always style things in such a unique and gorgeous way! I so admire it about your style 🙂
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 28, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Awww what a delightful and sweet thing to say babe! You just made my day for sure. Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 28, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you beautiful! Hugs, Kait

    • Kait Elizabeth
      June 28, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you so much beautiful! I hope you’re having a great week! Hugs, Kait

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