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My Idea of an Idyllic Summer Vacation

lilac dress

Dress, c/o | Sandals, c/o | Bucket Bag, c/o

Growing up in Texas, I remember July as the ‘lazy days of summer’. The days were long, sweltering and humid which left even the most rambunctious kids feeling drowsy and, you guessed it, lazy.

One summer, we took a super long vacation to Santa Fe to avoid the heat and humidity and to simply get out of town. My mom’s grandparents live there for part of the year, so we rented a house just up the road and called our bungalow on Camino Don Miguel home for the next two months.

I remember getting really bored in Santa Fe, there wasn’t a pool we could easily ride our bikes to or a trampoline in the backyard, so instead, we spent countless hours at the children’s museum making pinch pots from quick-drying clay and climbing the indoor rock wall.

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garden patio

 
what to wear to brunch

white bucket bag

If I got to do that trip now, I would most definitely not get bored. Santa Fe is such a unique and inspiring place. There’s countless art galleries, flea markets and amazing restaurants — Harry’s Roadhouse was always one of my favorites. I’d throw on this outfit I snagged at Ann Taylor — a breezy trapeze dress, chic heels and a bag big enough to hold my camera, sunglasses and wallet — because you never know when you might stumble across something you need.

For a day at the flea market, this midi skirt paired with a simple top and a comfortable pair of sandals would be perfect.

trapeze dress

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white bucket bag

 
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If you haven’t stopped in Ann Taylor this summer, you should. I don’t know what’s happening behind the scenes, but it’s all so good! I’ve been living in their chic and simple summer dresses and obsessing over the bold, summery prints. Palm print skirt? Yes please! Bold striped dress? Heck ya!

A few more of my favorites are this striped tie waist dress, this adorable cap sleeve shirt, this lace tee that can be dressed up or down, these bird print shorts and these chic culottes.

braided sandals, purple dress, bucket bag
cute summer outfit

 
cute summer outfit

What I would give to live in Santa Fe for two months now! I’d love to do something like this with Rob, but that whole job thing kind of gets in the way. Maybe things will be different some day and we can rent a cute place and spend our mornings going to the market, wandering the adorable city center, and spend our nights cooking and enjoying the crisp New Mexico nights.

If you could live in any U.S. city for two months in the summer, where would you go? Ideally, what outfit would you wear?

BTW, a different way to wear denim, and what really happens behind the scenes.

*This post was sponsored by Ann Taylor, as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Fox & She possible!