Wednesday Want: A Romantic Summer


Do you believe in romantic summers? The summer season is different from the rest.  It surrounds us with warmth, offering longer days to enjoy. It makes us want to leave the house each weekend to discover a new place in time. It lifts the spirit with aromas  from sun rays casting down, awakening the scents of groves and fields.

On Sunday, I took the family to a beach named, “Heart’s Desire.”  I barbecued oysters to dip in a butter wine sauce and roasted corn over a fire that the man started. Our children played and splashed at the water’s edge, inspecting  jelly fish and crabs.  We drove home on the winding roads of the coast as the sun set upon our day.

This is my romantic summer, and I want it to last.

What I Want To Do

I want to explore this boat and other abandoned building when nobody is looking.

Point Reyes Boat (original via

And roast Marshmallows with friends and family while the sun goes down at Muir Beach.

Muir Beach via

This could, indeed, be a romantic adventure!

Muir Beach Sign via

Perfect for a Sunday picnic.


What I Want To Wear

Gucci Keys Pattern Dress | LoniVintage

This silk dress ($74) makes me want to have a romantic summer in Italy. I will settle for the City.

Vintage Clubmaster Sunglasses | Ampeefyed

I recently saw this old man wearing a high-end version of these with rose-tinted lenses. My new wants! Super affordable on Etsy. These are going for $22.

Vintage Bathing Suit

Maybe it is just me? I do NOT like bikinis. I don’t care much for how much body is exposed or for the overall silhouette.  I would love a suit just like this one!

Vintage Bathing Suit via

Vintage Straw Fedora | FlowerontheWall

This “boating” hat from FlowerontheWall is beat-up vintage glory.

Paisley Maxi Dress | Charlotte Russe

I spotted this dress a little while ago. It’s perfect for romping around the beach with kids. I just hope it feels as pretty as it looks!

Matt Bernson Gladiator |

Rachel Zoe’s pick – I pretty much live in gladiator flats. They are flattering and comfortable. Get these on sale at Piperlime right now for $80 off retail.

Check back next Wednesday for more Wantable Wears!

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