So call me a romantic but this latest post was unapologetically inspired by one of those so-called sappy summer Hallmark movies, which I was completely enthralled to watch, haha.  Summer Villa told of an American writer and playboy chef, each uninspired by their day jobs and in need of some idyllic r & r.  Unbeknownst to each other, they end up sharing the same French villa and predictably, they fall in love.  Predictability aside, sometimes you just need to lose yourself in the vision of a feel good movie.

These pieces are some of my perfect picks for spending the summer in the French countryside.  I mean, could anything be better? Lavender fields, provencal landscapes and tranquility as far as the eye can see each play so beautifully with soft, earthy and romantic pieces like these.  French women know the impact of quality over quantity and how to make a few pieces work for you.  This simple front tie button down is one of those items you can reach for and wear in a multitude of ways.  I love it over a simple sundress, tied on top of paper bag waist pants or paired with a subtly sexy maxi skirt. These sandals are on my wishlist right now as they are a bit of a splurge.  These make for a very good dupe.  Simple accessories are another summer favorite.  This straw bag and wide brimmed hat are the perfect pair to take with you on a summer street stroll and to the farmer's market.  I'm also loving hair ties with all kinds of interest.  Scarf styled ones like this are perfect for the summer rotation.

If you could travel anywhere to spend the summer, where would it be?  Hope you are all make the most of your Monday...thanks for spending this part of it with me!