My boyfriend used to work at one of those kitschy boutique hotels in Palm Springs. He tells a story about a guest who approached him rather frantically a few years back, demanding to know what “all that buzzing” was. No clue what she was talking about, he asked her to repeat the question. “That buzzing! It’s all over the hotel!”
It’s cicada season. The buzzing is back, sometimes so loud you simply can’t escape it. I hear it now, from where I type at my cluttered little desk. And if you have plans to visit Palm Springs in the near future, you’ll hear it too. The bugs spend most of their life underground — some, upwards of 15 years. They emerge seasonally when the temps warm up and live for about a month up in the trees.
If these photos had a soundtrack, it would be that quintessential summertime buzz with a little indie acoustic laced subtly throughout. That Saturday feeling. A day off to kick my heels up, lounge a little, and catch Suicide Squad at the theatre. (Margot Robbie is such a babe.)
Talking style, I’m digging these clear rimmed cat eye sunnies from ZeroUV. What can I say? I’m a fan of cut-outs. And the corner detailing on these babies slays. The quilted handbag is vegan “leather” from 88. The perfect shade of baby pink, and the perfect match for this pleated midi skirt. But can we just take a moment to appreciate these sleeves?