Azul and the Pool

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Upon returning from Palm Springs one of my dearest friends asked, “So what did you do while you were there in Palm Springs?”

I thought about my response for a moment. “Nothing.” I replied, “We really didn’t do a thing other than lay pool-side!” It was the truth. Each morning we’d indulge in a leisurely breakfast. I opted for an egg-white omelet and side of fruit almost every day. Then we’d head back to our casa, lather up with sunscreen, don our swimsuits, pack water and reading material and go straight to the pool.

It was PERFECT. Not a care in the world but trying to decide what to read, or sip, or whether it was time for another cooling dip!

Today that pool seems far away. We’ve had rain upon rain upon rain. WONDERFUL for the mountains, but certainly not 90 and sunny. The grounds of the La Quinta were so lush and lovely. Grapefruit and lime trees lined the median next to the sidewalks. Bougainvillea, roses, and hibiscus graced every garden plot.

This dress has proved the perfect summer maxi for two summers running now. It even has a back story. I followed a dress almost identical to this one on J.Crew for months. It was the same blue, the same cut but it was A LOT more expensive because it was 100% silk. I kept waiting to see a sale or price drop without success. At some point I gave up stalking the dress online– it sold out. While shopping around Old Navy with my sister one day, I laid eyes on this version.

SOLD! It was 1/8 of the price, and just as fun! The blue is vibrant, and the length of the dress is just right. Unfortunately this style is no longer available, but I’ve linked some similar options below. Thank goodness it’s Thursday!!!

XX, Megan

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Dress: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar), Bag: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Prada, Necklace: Madewell (on sale!), Bracelet: Banana Republic, Sandals: J.Crew (on sale!)

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