1 - Kate Retherford of All Things Kate photographed by Jenna Lynn Photography
… And then there was summer…
But seriously, where has the year gone?! It feels like we were just welcoming spring last week, but I guess that’s what I get for being on the road so much this year. Time does fly.
2 - San Diego Hat company Sun hat
Every year for the last 3 years, Jon and I bike ride the 60 miles of Centennial Trail from Snohomish to Bryant and back again at the summer solstice. It’s a great way to welcome summer and I look forward to it every year. We did it again yesterday and it was a beautiful day. Before I’d lost all of my weight (and bought a new bike) it used to take us over 8 hours to complete, and now we’re just under 5 hours. Big improvements!
3 - Hair and Makeup by Sharell Stephenson of Collage Salon Seattle
Off the trail, I’m excited to bring out the summer clothes – sandals, dresses, tank tops, and shorts – and welcome in the warmer weather. And what better way to welcome the sun than with the perfect summer LBD and sun hat?
4 - Kate Spade Pink Sunburst earrings
I scored this perfect summer Kate Spade LBD at the Seattle Premium outlets in April. As you may remember, I was supposed to be there shopping for my mom, but of course I snagged a little something for myself, too. This dress was just $70, regularly $358! I couldn’t believe I scored such a steal. Plus, it’s lightweight and flowy with a little bit of stretch, so it will be perfect for any weddings or summer events this year.
5 - summer style inspiration big sun hat
I really enjoyed creating a more dramatic and special look with this sun hat and peony flowers (from Pike Place!). It was a crazy windy day while shooting, but I guess that’s Seattle for ya, right?
6 - LBD with summer essentials

Dress c/o Seattle Premium Outlets // Hat (similar) // Earrings (similar) // Bracelet c/o Rocksbox // Bag (similar) // Shoes

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7 - Pike Place Market Peonies with Kate Spade peony mix clutch
8 - Stuart Weitzman wedges and Kate Spade peony clutch
9 - wide sun hat with peony flower
10 - derby day inspired sunhat
11 - windy seattle messy hair
12 - redhead seattle style blogger
13 - seattle style blogger pike place market
14 - Pike Place Market peonies
15 - sunny day in seattle
16 - pink peony blogger
17 - kate spade peony mix clutch seattle premium outlets
18 - gold wrap bracelet rocksbox
19 - kate spade outlets summer lbd

Photography: Jenna Lynn Photography
Photo Styling: Suzanne Steben
Hair & Makeup: Sharell Stephenson at Collage Salon Seattle