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If you’ve looked at a calendar, read an article, been on social media, heck, even talked to a friend, there seems to be running theme- summer is almost over. But as the saying goes, it ain’t over til it’s over. And guys, have you actually looked at a calendar??!? Summer isn’t officially over until September 22nd. Yes, as in over-a-month-away September 22nd. So as far as I’m concerned, there’s still a whole lot of summer left to live and that’s just what I plan to do.

These photos are from this past weekend when we enjoyed a perfect summer day at the beach. We brought a picnic, lounged in the sun, took in an epic sunset and even had a special guest (The cutest little fox!!).  By far one of the best days I’ve had so far this season and a perfect reminder of why I’m not in an hurry to rush into fall.

Here’s a few more ways to enjoy the last of summer…


Schedule More Summer Fun // Plan for fall, but keep your current schedule focused on summer by putting pool or beach days on your calendar, making plans with friends for things done outdoors (think rooftop happy hours, mini golf, picnic, etc), or even grabbing a good ol’ fashioned ice cream cone after dinner.

Get a New Bathing Suit // This may seem counterintuitive when everyone is talking about fall fashion, but trust me, nothing will make you want to hang on to summer faster than a new swimsuit. Lilly & Lime recently sent me a few of their bikinis and I am straight up obsessed. They’re incredibly comfortable, well made, the price point is, well, on point (like under $100), and, the best part, they have sizes for all us girls who normally struggle to find bikini tops (heck, even just swimsuits in general) that actually fit. They come in all kinds of fun colors, prints and styles, you can mix and match the pieces, and on some of the tops (like the one I’m wearing) you both adjust the straps or completely take them off for a strapless option. Needless to say, I’m obsessed (in case that wasn’t obvious).

Eat All the Summer Foods // Think fresh salads, lots of seafood, allllll the peaches and plums, grilled foods, and, obviously, lots of ice cream.

Grab a Few More Beach Reads // You know those cheesy books, where the pages go by in a breeze and you got lost in some frivolous fairytale, momentarily forgetting the troubles of the world? Yeah, those books. Read a few more of those before fall.

Take One Last Getaway // Whether it’s a weekend or a week, August is the perfect time for one more rosé filled, relaxing beachside escape. It doesn’t even have to be something new, far or extravagant. The point is to relax and soak up the last of summer.