Red Lace Dress + My Summer Bucket List

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Dress: J.O.A | Heels: Steve Madden | Clutch: Nordstrom  | Sunglasses: Le Specs| Bracelet: Cape Cod  | Earrings:Nordstrom

It’s Thursday, people!  The weekend is so close 🙂  Today I’m sharing my first shoot with my new Canon lens! After tons of research I ended up going with the 50mm f/1.8 instead of the 50mm f/1.4The 1.8 lens was half the price {$125} and super similar in photo quality! I’m obsessed with the blurred background and I’m so happy to take another step up in making my little space of the internet look that much better 🙂 

Now that summer is in full swing I’ve been living in dresses and skirts! This hot red number is so feminine and chic I was immediately attracted to it. On the subject of summer, today I thought it would be fun to share my summer bucket list in hopes of inspiring you to make one of your own!

  1. Go to a drive in movie- Growing up my parents always took us to the drive in. Greg and I went last year for the first time in probably 15 years and it was so fun I put it back on the list for this year!
  2. Have a picnic- Every time I’m in the Boston Public Garden I get so jealous of anyone having a picnic! There’s something about drinking wine with cheese & crackers on a blanket in a beautiful park that make it all that sweeter. I also want an excuse to get this Ultimate Picnic Basket…so so cute!
  3. Read 10 books- I’m currently finishing up Luckiest Girl Alive but on my list is The Nest & The Good Girl. There’s so many good books on my list to get through this summer I can’t wait to hit the beach and get at it. If my 5th grade self could hear me right now she would never believe it- I dreaded summer reading growing up.
  4. Take a trip to Block Island- Block Island is the ultimate Rhode Island hidden gem! The island is only 7 miles long and 3 miles wide so bike riding the entire island is the way to go. Cresent Beach is gorgeous and I never leave BI without having a mudslide {or 3} at Yellow Kittens Tavern!
  5. Try different ice cream flavors- I’m obsessed with fro-yo, I’m pretty sure I could have it everyday & never get sick of it. But during the summer I love making the switch to hard, full fat ice cream. I’m typically a black raspberry chocolate chip girl but Toscanini’s in Cambridge is knows for their crazy flavors so you know where I’ll be!
  6. Hit 1000 Instagram followers- This one sounds silly but its a goal of mine 🙂
  7. Host a roof deck party-Last week I hosted my girlfriends from work on my apartment building’s roof deck and it was such a good time I plan to host more! I’ve been stocking up on Mariposa platters whenever I see them because you can never have enough platters {am I right!?} and they make for a really pretty spread. 
  8. Crash a wedding- This is something that has been on my general bucket list for years but this summer I want to make it happen! I’ll keep you posted if I get the guts to execute 😉
  9. Master paddle boarding- Paddle boarding is something I’ve tried to do well for a few summers now but I’ve decided this is my year to master it! 
  10. Play tennis-I played tennis in high school but haven’t really gotten back into it since. This summer I plan to break out the old Wilson rack & Nike skirt and hit the courts.

What’s on your summer bucket list this year!?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xox, Tess



    • [email protected] says:

      Thank you, Cara! I’m still in the middle of The Luckiest Girl Alive and I have to say its been a bit slow but I’m holding out to see if it gets better. I’m starting the Nest on the beach this weekend so I’ll keep you posted!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! xox

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