Summer Behavior

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Ok let's address the elephant in the room, shall we? Guys. How bout this tan?!? I feel like a new person! Oh, you didn't notice? Well compared to these photos, I'm a golden exotic Queen. But I'm sure you noticed these box braids tho. Did ya, did ya? Give me this tan, box braids to protect my hair from heat damage, a cute outfit, and the most perfect white sand beach- Summer behavior is in full effect!

It has been a tradition of mine to visit small beach towns along California's golden coast every Summer. At just one-square-mile, Carmel-by-the-Sea is Monterey County’s smallest village, but for what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in Summer excitement. This humble yet charming European-style town offers cozy bed and breakfasts’, art galleries, seafood culinary delights, wine tasting rooms, and my favorite- the stunning white sands of Carmel Beach. A cropped denim top and a colorful silky maxi skirt to dance with its salty beach wind, I was in Summer heaven. Make sure to size up with this Ashley Stewart top and size down in this tribal-inspired skirt. Footwear is optional.

This Ashley Stewart outfit was perfect to bathe in some vitamin D and topped with a fun beach photoshoot in the beautiful, lazy beach town of Carmel. Now pardon me as I enjoy my honey-kissed complexion as I feel all sorts of brand new! Cheers to a golden, new Summer, Bebots!