Now that I'm approaching my seventh month of pregnancy, it's getting harder and harder to want to wear any kind of shoe that doesn't just slip on effortlessly. What I love about my pair of Clark Spa sandals is how yessss...they're technically flip-flops. BUT, they look a bit classier than your standard $3 Old Navy variety, know what I'm saying? These sandals and a sundress haven't been my No. 1 summer maternity wardrobe choice.
MICHAEL KIWANKU's HOME AGAIN
If you're British, you've probably heard about Michael Kiwanku for a while now as he was a newcomer to the U.K. music scene last year. Here in the states, the first time I stumbled upon his song, "Home Again" this spring, I was all, "Who IS this guy? Because I HAVE to hear more of him!" If Otis Redding and Amos Lee had a love child, I'm pretty sure he'd sound exactly like Kiwanku—a perfect soulful album for your summer listening.
I.LOVED.THIS.MOVIE. I had the biggest grin on my face throughout so much of Moonrise Kingdom—formed in large part because it's so rare nowadays to see anything original coming out of Hollywood. Every project of Wes's has the most authentic, surreal qualities to it and this film was no exception. Adored the storyline and the cast of quirky characters. This is one director who never disappoints at the cinema.
THE LONDON OLYMPICS
Who ISN'T watching the Summer Olympics right now? I've been an Olympics nut since I was a kid, and this week is especially a highlight since swimming and gymnastics is one of my favorite sports to watch. I think deep down, every girl my age wished she was Shannon Miller when she was 12. Love the patriotism, the athleticism, the way a whole country comes together for this one communal event.
I've become quite the fan of historical fiction, particularly when I get to learn about fascinating people I knew little to nothing about. With The Chaperone, I was totally enthralled reading about the nascent career of 1920s silent film star Louise Brooks. The novel shares the story of a young Louise's first trip to New York City in 1922 while accompanied by her chaperone, Cora Carlisle, and it's a fascinating bit of back-and-forth storytelling between the two women. Made for a great beach read!