The First Day of Summer Has Arrived

{Bikini: Karina Grimaldi. Fedora: Vintage. Sunnies: Forever 21.}

The first of summer is here. And after combatting an inbox with 500 “guess what Kim Kardashian is wearing now that she’s a mom” press releases, tracking trends, meeting daily deadlines, playing cabbie to a kid who won’t be able to drive for another 11 years and battling a mockingbird looking to fill his empty nest pre-dawn, I’ smacking my laptop shut, throwing on my Karina Grimaldi bikini, slapping on some Hampton Sun sunscreen and hitting the beach with my closest and dearest gal pals. We call it Fancy Friday, and it’s the working girl’s saving grace. So much so, I find myself working on Sundays and double-timing it Monday through Thursday so I can squeeze in a little toes in the sand time. We share, we nap, we sun, we laugh. We pretend the summer clouds rolling in don’t exist so we can have just a few more minutes in the sand. I realize not everyone can skip out on the week for a trip to the beach, but the moral of the post is: Now that it’s summer, make a little time for yourself. And revel in it.

My essentials for Fancy Friday: Hayden Reis sunscreen bag, Hamptons Sun tanning gel (its comes in a spray, smells awesome and has the perfect texture) and La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk. Because a day-cation to the beach is fun, but skin cancer isn’t. And this stuff is the real deal (and it’s paraben free).

Photographed by The Wordy Girl.