chambray + summer fruits.

today is summer solstice here in honolulu, and we'll be experiencing the longest days of the year with the sun rising at around 5:50 am (although, i can't confirm this as i'm still sleeping) and setting around 7:18 pm. i'm not sure how this will actually affect our routine, but it just excites me. alaska will have sunrises at 4:20 am and sunsets at 11:42 pm...nineteen hours. can you imagine?! for all of us who complain about not having enough hours in the day...we need to get there.

what i do know is that i love lazy summer days and all the fruits that are available at this time. scroll down to see what we've been enjoying. and speaking of fruits, you might be surprised to find that some of your favorites are the most harmful in terms of chemicals and pesticides. you can see a list of the "dirty dozen" at my other blog, mobile morsels. one of our favorites was at the top of the list.

what are you enjoying this summer?
(and summer kick-off giveaway winner announced. did you win?)

a lightweight chambray is a summer essential.
i love wearing it with white denim and a hint of leopard. 
 fruits are always readily available at home for the minis,
but they will go untouched in the refrigerator drawers.
plate it and they will come!
can't tell you how many times this plate was
replenished last weekend.
lemons and orange slices for a refreshing citrus-flavored water.
fresh mango isn't my favorite...but pickled? i love!
thanks to my neighbor, S, for this yummy batch.
a cherries-pineapple-lychee fruit platter for the office. 
(ON chambray; express shorts; ray-ban arista in green)

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  1. Hey girl! I love your chambray top so much! I really need one just like it! Hope you have a a great weekend! xx Pip

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  2. lovin' ur bag <3

    visit mine whenever you had a chance :D

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  3. This shirt looks really light and airy, true story?

  4. Fresh summer fruits are really the best ever! My favourite summer snack.
    Love this chambray shirt, it's perfect with the white shorts and leopard print bag!

  5. Sweet fruits! Love the summer look and that top! Cute shoes too!

  6. Cool outfit, and awesome bag. I like lazy summer days too. Today is summer solstice in Seattle too, but unfortunately it is rainy and cold here again.
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  7. love the outfit - so chic and comfortable. My hubby looooves preserved mangoes! have the recipe to share?

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  8. Love the entire ensemble. Cute sandals too!

    Ooo! I see lychees - they're my fave fruit!

  9. I like the shorts, the skirts, the summer dresses, cool sunglasses and laying by the pool.
    Since now that I'm here in The States, I like the dryness. Back home, I get only humidity and it sucks when it's hot. Sweaty and all isn't too nice =D

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  11. I love the look of denim with white! soo cute

  12. Adore your shirt. You looked great! And I love fruit platters...yum yum!

  13. i love that chambray top becks and your sandals are too cute. love seasonal fruit. i like to mix it! happy weekend hun!

  14. I love fresh fruit. I'm always so envious when I check out your site. Can I come and visit?

  15. This look is pretty much my go to. Love!

  16. To me summer days are just long overall and I love that.
    Love early starts and the idea that I have more hours in a day.
    You look gorgeous in this oversize shirt.
    Love it with white.

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  17. I never heard of pickled mango! And I love the shirt - not as heavy looking as most chambray

  18. Love the leopard bag. I agree about fresh mango, I like it in things instead of by itself :)

  19. I love your outfit! it's such a casual chic outfit!

  20. Very cute outfit!
    I love fruits!It s so good for the health!

  21. I think here the sun rises at 4 am and sets around 9:30 pm. that's so great especially when you're such a bar hopper like me :D

    your outfit is so cute! i could steal your bag :D


  22. I was in a similar outfit yesterday. I have to admit that you pulled it off a lot better with the leopard print.


  23. I love the shirt! I think I would have to wear it over a tank or something because I just don't look good or feel comfortable in button ups.


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