July Mood + Soundtrack

It's July and I've gotta say, the whole 'new month, new me' mantra is still proving to be true. June was a big one for us and we came out the other end with a six year old (no longer a five year old), a new address on a new continent, a ton of new friends and a brand new schedule. Things are a little more relaxed around here these days and that's a-okay with me but I hope you'll hang in there as I figure out when to share posts.

Since everything is bit more low-key living the island life and our big move is officially behind us, July is slated to be a slower month with lots of time for beach hangs. Our household goods have about four more weeks left in their journey meaning we're still roughing it. I definitely miss the things that make us feel at home like art and all of our kitchen accessories. It'll be Christmas in July when they finally show up!

Another exciting thing to happen this month is the relaunch of one of my favorite reads, Natalie Catalina's site. I've been lucky enough to call Natalie a friend for a couple of years and I'm so excited to see what she's been hard at work on. Mark your calendar for July 10th!

As seems to be the new norm, I've been drawing inspiration from all kinds of coastal sources for the upcoming month. I'm loving:

- carefree spaces that aren't stuffy or over-planned (Did I tell you our new house is shiny white cinderblock in every. single. room?! I'm still figuring out how to deal. Help!)
- easy sartorial choices fit for a boho beach bum (those amazing cropped flares... I DIE! Mostly I've been wearing a ton of shorts and jumpsuits... it only took 26 years to figure out that jumpsuits are my signature.)
- one piece suits
- palms galore

To go with all of that beach-y, summery goodness I threw together another monthly soundtrack that's perfect for the longest (and hottest) days of the year. You can listen to July's playlist here. Just picture me listening with you, speeding and sweating all the way to the grocery store on my bike... in a jumpsuit.

LifestyleChelsea Tubbs