We are in full-blown summer mode here by mid-July, at least here in Northern California. Are you feeling it too? Soaring temps, late evening sunsets, bountiful fresh fruits and veggies, backyard BBQs, lazy days - perhaps even the luxury of a poolside nap - all speak to the vibe of summer.  During our road trip last week we experienced a mini-heatwave even on the coast in Newport Beach. It's official: the summer vibe is here!

I find myself reaching for flowy dresses, maxi skirts, palazzo pants, and loosely woven pieces to help keep me cool. I wore a black off the shoulder number to an outdoor party in the sun and realized light or white is my definitely my best friend for summer temps. I'm such a fan of caftans, wrap skirts and off the shoulder blouses. Stripes are feeling fresh and fun this season. I found this gallery of summer style inspiration on my Pinterest boards for summer 2017.

Travels are in high gear and I'm enjoying so many of the colorful travel photos on Facebook and Instagram. One of the bonuses of social media is being able to keep in touch with the goings on of family and friends. I LOVE it!

I'm also thankful for the most lovely birthday wishes I received over the weekend. Thank you, dear readers, for sharing the birthday love with me.