Summer has officially started and I couldn’t be happier. I love all the season has to offer, lazy days at the beach, outdoor grilling, and just a general sense of optimism. I’m really a seasonal shopper which means I’m now in the mood for pretty swimwear, straw hats and a new beach tote. I’m loving the feminine ruching on this maillot, it’s just the right amount of retro. I’m also a huge fan of Eric Javits straw hats. Years ago he invented a man-made fiber that looks and feels like straw but lasts forever and can be rolled when packing – a huge plus. His hats are super comfortable and always in style. And Kate Spade always has the cutest beach totes, I need this one for our island vaca next month!