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my splendid summer {part 1}...


Even though it may seem like we experience warm temperatures year-round in Los Angeles, there is still an extra special summer feeling we get here. Maybe it's the extra sultry heat, maybe it's the smell of the air, or maybe it's that little nudge that we should enjoy the outdoors more or take a little vacation. I love enjoying all of the outdoor and summer activities LA has to offer that make this season so special.

So it was perfectly fitting to join forces with the LA-based clothing company, Splendid {you know that company that makes those super soft striped tees}, for a 4-part series about my favorite things to do in the summer. For the next four days, I'll be sharing some of my favorite summertime things to do in LA and what I'd wear while there...all leading up to a fun summer contest with a HUGE prize being announced on Thursday {the biggest one I've ever done}.


So for part one, it's all about hanging out by a pool. We don't have a pool of our own so the next best thing is to grab lunch, meet up with friends, or take a little dip wherever I can find one. One of my favorites in Los Angeles is at the Avalon Hotel—it's a a bit old Hollywood and one of the coolest place to have a business meeting. For an afternoon poolside, I combined a simple striped tank tucked into a summery skirt with pops of neon for a light and lovely ensemble. Where do you guys cool off near you? Poolside, beachside, lakeside? — Joy

...to be continued...

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang for Oh Joy + Splendid. My pool outfit: Splendid* striped tank, Madewell neon belt, Anthropologie neon skirt, By Boe long necklace, Maya Brenner letter necklace, striped clutch by J.Crew, vintage Anne Taylor heels (similar). All outfits are things from my actual wardrobe that I've combined with some of my favorite Splendid* pieces. You can find a recap of all clothing shown on my Splendid Summer Pinterest board.}