Summer In The City

First I have to tell you how grateful I am for all of your comments, texts and tweets yesterday! I don’t even know when I will get a chance to respond to all of the love, I just want you to know in the mean time that I truly appreciate it! Now back to regular programming. 

I have a complete weakness for old music, especially in the summertime. I credit my grandparents for instilling a love of big band, taking 8 years of piano and playing the greats, competing in piano competitions and sitting around with my family listening to the “golden oldies.”  Every summer I have Summer in the City constantly stuck in my head.  

Black and white Peplum

Black and white Peplum with denim jacket

Black and white Peplum with denim jacket

Black and white Peplum with denim jacket
Photo Credits: Ali Marie Photography

Peplum Top: TJ Maxx 
Denim jacket: C/O Plato’s Closet (Similar)
Shorts: Old Navy (Similar)
Shoes: Antonio Menlani (Similar)
Bracelets: Target (Similar)
Bow Bangle: Target (Similar)



I feel like this is especially true this year because I only have one grandparent alive now. The death of my grandfather in the spring had made me seek comfort in oldies. Now I can’t help but walk down the sidewalk singing: 


Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it’ll be alright