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Summer Wind Blog
Pittsburgh based life and style blog by Sydney Carver, that boasts classic, timeless style with preppy influences and a ladylike twist.
Fall/Winter Mug Roundup
2023-10-03 10:00
Green Mug// Blue and White Mug// Jack O Lantern MugFish Mug// Gourd Mug// Gold Handle MugSplatterware Mug// Blue Check Mug// Pheasant MugReindeer Mug// Initial Mug// Basketweave MugI lo… Read More
Christmas Card Tips + Inspo
2023-10-02 10:00
Sleeveless Cashmere// Cardigan// Pleated Skirt// HeelsWe just took our Christmas card photo this weekend, which turned out exactly as I pictured. I will share the final product in Novem… Read More
First Day Of Autumn At The Pumpkin
2023-09-27 10:00
Sweater// Scarf// SunglassesRain Boots// Similar Skirt (another good one here)Barette Hair Bow// Similar Pearl NecklaceI ushered in autumn this past weekend with a trip to our local Pum… Read More
September Amazon Finds
2023-09-20 10:00
Turkey Place Cards// Crep Protect// Charing Cable// Pearl Drop EarringsHalloween Headband// Suede Boots// Workout TankHeadrest Hook// Steamer// Blue and White Napkins// Oyster Coffee Ta… Read More
Fall/Holiday Wedding Guest Dresses
2023-09-19 10:00
Dress (also available here// here// here) // ShoesI had a fun-filled weekend for my family friend's wedding, and it inspired me to put together a roundup of cocktail attire for fal… Read More
Current Favorite Sunglasses
2023-09-18 10:00
Top Left// Top RightMiddleBottom Left// Bottom RightSunglasses are one of those things where you can buy a simple, classic frame and wear them forever or use them as an accessory to switch u… Read More
Favorite Fall Staple: Vests
2023-09-13 10:00
Navy Lounge Set// Green Down VestNew Balance Sneakers// SunglassesA year or two ago, I bought this same Lounge Set in a creamy beige and love wearing it during the cooler months. T… Read More
Brand Crush: Varley
2023-09-11 10:00
Jacket Available:Here// Here// Here// Here// Here// HereSpotty in some sizes from some retailers- it's likely to sell out on certain sites so linking where it is currently in stock.I am not… Read More
Weeknight Evening Routine
2023-08-28 10:00
I love to hear about people's routines and what they do day-to-day... you know, the more mundane things that don't feel 'wow' enough to share or write about. I think it was Bazaar magaz… Read More
Whole Foods Favorites
2023-08-23 10:00
I really don't have loyalty to one particular grocery store; I go to all of them: Whole Foods, Target, Fresh Market, Giant Eagle (a regional chain), Aldi, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Costco, etc… Read More
1 Floral Set, Styled 4 Ways
2023-08-22 10:00
Floral SetYou all know how fanatical I am about Lake Pajamas, well, they sent me this new floral set from their latest drop, and it's perfection. It's the same exact style as the stripe… Read More
A Pink Moment
2023-08-15 10:00
Ballet FlatsI love any pop of color, but pink and red are my two favorites and probably the 'pops' I wear most often. I got these pretty satin ballet flats, and they are the perfect pair of… Read More
Athletic Dresses I Am Loving
2023-08-14 10:00
Dress  (also here and here) (I wear these shorts underneath- the best!)For me, half the fun of golf is dressing for it. I've always loved a preppy look; there are so many good outf… Read More
August Amazon Finds
2023-08-09 10:00
Pearl Necklace// Candle// CombTractive Dog GPS// Dog Hair Remover// Blue and White BookReversible Belt// Damp DusterPickleball Set// Sconces// Lounge SetI think I still have a Prime Day… Read More
One Skirt, Two Ways
2023-08-08 11:00
Sequin Sweater// SkirtPumps// HandbagCardigan// Skirt (worn as a dress)Handbag// Similar FlatsI'm starting to get excited for fall and looking forward to the outfits I will wear! I… Read More
Late Summer Outfit On The Water
2023-08-02 10:00
Sweater Tank (similar)// Jeans (similar)Sunglasses// Hermes Oran Sandals (similar)Earrings// Striped PulloverStill hanging out in the North Georgia mountains and loving this slice of respite… Read More
Travel Favorites
2023-07-26 10:00
Cosmetic Bag// Jewelry StorageLeather Catchall Valet Tray// Hanging Toiletry BagCurling Iron Cover// Canvas PouchShop the Roundup:I was packing the other day to head to the lake, and I had a… Read More
Lake Pajamas SALE + Review
2023-07-25 10:00
Robe (on sale under $100!!!!)Floral Set (under $100)One of my very favorite prints!Caftan is just $69!!!!! Also love the turquoise version!(runs very roomy, I'm wearing a size smal… Read More
Look For Less Cap Toe Ballet Flats
2023-07-24 10:00
I have a few pairs of Chanel ballet flats, but the ones that get the most wear are the classic beige with the black cap toe. Though the shoes have recently become more popular, they never go… Read More
Classic And Bold Costume Jewelry
2023-07-18 10:00
Necklace// Cuff BraceletI'm not a big costume jewelry collector. Overall, I prefer daintier pieces, and I always feel that costume jewelry is what dates an otherwise classic outfit. For exam… Read More
Nantucket Travel Guide
2023-07-17 10:00
I love Nantucket. It's truly one of the prettiest places in the country. Pre-pandemic, I made a point to go there each June, but we hadn't been since 2019. I can't wait until we return again… Read More
Amazon Prime Day Deals 2023
2023-07-11 10:00
GPS Pet Tracker// Resurfacing Pads// Coffee MakerVacuum// Bamboo Frame// Mascara// Shampoo + Conditioner// Lip BalmFrame TV// Crest Whitestrips// Hair MaskRoomba Vacuum// Carpet Cleaner… Read More
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023
2023-07-10 11:55
Shoes The DetailsIt's that time of year again. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins tomorrow for Icon card holders. Between this and Prime Day, it's a busy week for sales and shop… Read More
Phone + Social Media Culture
2023-07-05 10:00
I walk into Whole Foods with a list in the notes on my phone. I grab a cart, and as I'm walking in, I realize I should text my husband to see if he needs/wants anything in particular from th… Read More
4th Of July Sales
2023-07-03 17:37
Down Throw Blanket (aka THE green blanket)Happy early 4th of July! Are you working today, or are you rolling this all together to be 4 days off? I'll do some work today and squeeze in a… Read More
Little Things I Love About Summer
2023-06-28 12:39
Dress is on *major* sale! Maxi Dress// Sandals// Similar Pashmina'Enjoy the little things because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.’ I remi… Read More
June Amazon Finds
2023-06-27 10:00
Roller Luggage// Dry Shampoo// Highball Glasses// Preserved Boxwood Mini// Can Caps// Pink Swimsuit CoverupStanley Boot Sleeve// Cocktail Napkins//Striped Bolster Pillow// Raffia M… Read More
Everything I Wore On Nantucket
2023-06-26 10:00
Maxi Dress// Sandals// Similar PashminaAs always, you can find my outfits linked to my LTK profile and my website under the 'Shop my outfits' tab! I do a good job updating these two location… Read More
Photos From Nantucket
2023-06-19 10:00
I thought I would share some of the scenery photos I have taken with my camera from just wandering around Nantucket. The island is truly one of the most picturesque places- it's so easy to w… Read More
Americana Roundup: Red, White, And Blue!
2023-06-14 10:00
Striped Pajama Set// Felt Star Garland// WreathSandals// Paisley NapkinsFlag Sweater// Cocktail Napkins// Striped Tote// Striped Dress// Star Sparkler CandleCaftan Coverup// Red Dr… Read More
Monogrammed Travel Toiletry Cosmetic Bag
2023-06-12 01:43
BagI was packing this weekend for our trip this week and was filling up this beautiful toiletry/cosmetic bag that was gifted to me from the eponymous brand, Beth Ladd. It's a small women-own… Read More
Outfits + Links Lately
2023-06-06 10:00
Dress ($32, wearing a small)I've shared so many outfits and other things on Instagram lately that I wanted to share some here since I mostly share via ephemeral content (aka Instagram s… Read More
Father's Day Gift Guide 2023
2023-05-31 10:00
Battle Chip// Active/lounge Shorts// Custom Pet CufflinksCologne// Sneakers// Portable FirepitNeedlepoint Belt// Golf Shirt// Portable Pizza Oven//Golf Match Stiker// Garment Bag// Leat… Read More
May Amazon Finds
2023-05-30 10:00
Flowers Book// Dog Chew Toy// Wavy Slicer// Pink Golf GloveGold Hoop Earrings// Mini Travel Razor//  Soap Dispenser Set// Travel Pill CaseBlockprint Tablecloth// Wine Aerator… Read More
Blue Sundress + Being Kind
2023-05-22 10:00
Dress// Heeled SandalsSunglsases// Wicker Bag// Gold BanglesMy husband and I were winding down before bed one evening and decided to turn on A Man Called Otto on Netflix. It's a mo… Read More
Summer Target Finds
2023-05-17 10:00
Brown Espadrille Wedges// Pearl Station Necklace// Striped Gift Bag// SandalsRattan Lamp// Striped Grosgrain Ribbon// Navy Printed DressStriped Shirtdress// Rattan Counter Sto… Read More
Tuckernuck X Atlantic Pacific
2023-05-10 11:30
Dress// Sunglasses// Gold Bangles (back in stock!)// Pearl studsLipstick (rosewood)// Gloss (exposed)// Bag// SandalsThis launch is pretty exciting! Blaire of A… Read More
A Thing I Love Most About My Job
2023-05-09 10:00
Dress// Sunglasses// ShoesPearl Necklace// Lipstick (rosewood)// Gloss (exposed)// BagOne of the things I struggle with regarding my job is that I love taking photos with my 'nice'… Read More
AYR Deep End Shirt
2023-05-02 10:00
Shirt (comes in blue and white)I can't believe I have not done a comprehensive post on AYR's The Deep End shirt! You will likely recognize it as it is something I wear practically weekl… Read More
Hair Products And Accessories That I Love
2023-05-01 10:00
Mason Pearson Brush// Wet Brush// Scalp Massager// Hair Cream WandTeleties// Small Clip// Large ClipI have quite a few hair accessories and products that I rely on daily and I realized I don… Read More
Skincare For Desk Days
2023-04-26 18:05
I bet the amount of time I spend at my desk would surprise you considering another large part of my job is creating content- shooting, trying things on, etc. But I'd say 60% of my job is a d… Read More
April Amazon Finds
2023-04-25 10:00
Wavy Mirror// Wet Brush// Heart Necklace// ScarfStraw Bag// Tissue CoverPlanter// H Sandals// Sunglasses// Printed Dress// Glycolic Acid Face Pads// Storage BasketsWoven Tote/… Read More
Kentucky Derby Outfit Ideas
2023-04-24 10:00
This year, the Kentucky Derby falls on Saturday, May 6th! I also happen to be attending a hat luncheon that morning and will then go to my aunt and uncle's annual derby party afterward so it… Read More
Full Face Makeup Routine
2023-04-18 10:00
Shop the Products Used to Create This Makeup Look:Today I am sharing my current full-face makeup routine. It changes by a product or two here and there but this is what I have been loving la… Read More
2023-04-17 13:06
The Shopbop Style Event starts today! I am ordering these jean shorts so I figured I would share my picks with you all since you can save up to 25% with code STYLE. There are SO ma… Read More
Hermes Oran And Oasis Sandal Review
2023-04-12 10:00
This was originally posted in 2019 so I am updating it for April 2023! I have had the Hermes Oasis sandals for about 6 or 7 years now. I have them in rose gold. I've worn them countless… Read More
Agua By Agua Bendita Shorts
2023-04-11 10:00
Cardigan// White TeeAgua by Agua Bendita Trebol floral cotton shortsLinen TopAgua by Agua Bendita Trebol Lluvia Floral ShortsIf you ask me if I like to wear shorts, my quick answer would be… Read More
Spring Target Finds
2023-04-04 10:00
Tennis Skort// Blue Rimmed Platter// Gingham Tablecloth// Blue Glass Tumblers Woven Tote// Blue Printed Dress// White Dress// Blue Rimmed PlatesLinen Striped Tee// Woven Sunhat// W… Read More
Spring Outfit Ideas For Chilly Weather
2023-04-03 10:00
Cardigan (also comes in cream)// Sunglasses (under $20)White Tee (on sale under $10)// Jeans// Gold BanglesRight around this time of year is when I envy those who live in a slightly war… Read More
Linen Wardrobe Staples
2023-03-29 10:00
Short-Sleeved Button Down// Blockprint Pareo// Hat// ToteLinen is one of those fabrics that is truly hit or miss. Some linen can not only be itchy but can be a wrinkly mess, too. Linen is a… Read More
2023-03-28 10:00
Blue and White Planters// Wicker EdgingGarden Tool Set// Watering Can// Gardening GlovesHerb Garden Markers// Scalloped PlanterHanging Solar Lantern// Hose Pot// Teracotta PlanterLast week… Read More
Brand Crush: Trovata
2023-03-22 13:26
DressTrovata is a new-to-me brand that I am absolutely loving. The brand offers classic silhouettes with punchy prints and color and a handful of simple wardrobe staples. The brand sent… Read More
Blue Sundress In Charleston
2023-03-21 10:00
Dress// Sneakers// Brown Bag// Sunglasses (under $20)Looking back at these photos from our trip to Charleston a few weeks ago is like a warm hug considering it has been in the 20s here in Pi… Read More
March Amazon Finds
2023-03-20 10:00
Crochet Mini Dress// the *best* bike shorts// Blue and White Dress// Silk ScarfPima Cotton Tee// Heart Necklace// Makeup Remover ClothsMini Table Lamp// Minimal… Read More
Tuckernuck Jackie Dress
2023-03-15 10:00
Black Jackie Dress (comes in so many other colors!)I must be in my black dress era because I just posted this little black dress a few weeks ago that I love so much, and now I am sharing ano… Read More
Navy Linen Dress For Spring
2023-03-13 12:02
Dress// Espadrille Wedges// HandbagTwisted Necklace// Chunky Gold Cuff Bracelets// SunglassesShop the Outfit:We are back from a wonderful trip to Charleston! We had the best time and really… Read More
Spring Etsy Finds
2023-03-10 11:00
Bowood Hair Bow// Applique Hand Towel// Bunny Napkin Ring// Floral PillowEmbroidered Bouquet Wrap// Applique Pillow// Double Eyeglass CasePleated Lampshade// Throw P… Read More
Cheer Others On!
2023-03-08 11:00
“People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in — told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishi… Read More
Splurge-Worthy Brands
2023-03-07 11:00
My favorite Agua by Agua Bendita PrintDay-to-day, my budget does not allow for filling my wardrobe with $500++ dresses. I prefer to splurge on shoes, handbags, jewelry, cashmere sweaters, an… Read More
Reformation Tagliatelle Dress
2023-03-01 11:00
Black Linen Dress (also here)I shared this dress in my February favorites this week and decided it deserved its own blog post because it really is that good. I'm packing it with me to g… Read More
Value Added
2023-02-28 11:00
Flag Sweater// White Jeans (see my white jeans roundup here)Similar Leather Gloves// Similar Vest// Cotton TurtleneckTennis Shoes (review here)// Pearl Stud EarringsHandbag// Sunglasses… Read More
My Most Worn Shoes For Spring And Summer
2023-02-22 11:00
Now is certainly not the time for open-toed shoes, but we are fast approaching that time, and I am ready! Actually, Pittsburgh's winter has been very mild. It is supposed to be 70 degrees an… Read More
2023-02-20 16:45
Cardigan On SaleHeadband// White Tee// Jeans On sale// FlatsIt is President's Day! Are you all working today? I will be working as usual since we have a trip coming up, and I need to get ahe… Read More
Thursday Knockout Boots Review
2023-02-14 11:00
Sweater// White Tee// Velvet Pants (on major sale)// Heart/Pendant NecklaceThursday Knockout BootsLug sole boots are nothing new, but they have been having a moment for a year or two. At fir… Read More
My Favorite Teas
2023-02-13 11:00
Spode Mugs// Lettuce Coasters// Silver Tray (on sale)// CandleI absolutely love having a cup of hot tea. I've been a big fan of tea since high school. I would take a thermos of it to sc… Read More
Decorating Updates
2023-02-07 12:00
The last time I even remotely paid attention to our home in terms of how it looks, was back in early August when I found my dream dining room table on Facebook Marketplace. I still love it s… Read More
Blue And White Inspiration
2023-02-01 11:00
Cardigan (TTS, roomy)// Striped Button Down (runs big) Jeans (under $100, runs small, no stretch, size up)Similar Ballet FlatsI am definitely a blue and white gal when it comes to… Read More
January Favorites 2023
2023-01-30 11:00
Brow Gel// Eye Cream// Makeup Mirror// Insulated MugUgg Slippers// Red Schooner Wine// Gel Powder Highlight// Lip Gloss in ExposedProtein Yogurt// Cashmere Sweater// Dog Toy// Boot… Read More
Bright Colors
2023-01-25 11:00
Sweater// Best $15 White TeeJeans (on sale under $80)// ShoesThis sweater and shoe combo are very 'if you give a mouse a cookie' (one of my favorite childhood books) because I bought the sho… Read More
Tuckernuck Sample Sale 2023
2023-01-24 05:00
Sun Faded Fields Mallie Dress// Polly Dress in Green// Sandals in Cognac// Easton Top in NavyFlutter Sleeve Dress in Painterly Stripe// Blue Ditsy Royal Shirt Dress// Juliet DunnGo… Read More
On Dressing Up
2023-01-18 11:00
You all know my love for the 1960s sitcom, Bewitched. I get SO much inspiration for style/fashion from Samantha Stevens wardrobe. I own all of the show's seasons and constantly rewatch the e… Read More
Currently Crushing: Pink
2023-01-17 11:00
Similar Cashmere Turtleneck// Pants (on sale, come in 4 colors)// Shoes Sunglasses (under $20)// Gold Twist NecklaceThe pink jacket is the 'J.Crew' Leighton blazer from this past fall… Read More
Valentine's Day Pajamas
2023-01-16 11:00
Blue Hearts Pajamas// Striped Robe// Pink Slippers (many colors under $100)Decor:Euro Shams// Quilt// Duvet Cover// Rug (20% off with code UPGRADE)// Eyelet King Sha… Read More
Weekend Wish List
2023-01-13 11:00
Travel Tumbler// Puffer// Pink Cashmere Sweater// Cream Crewneck SweaterBrown Leather Handbag// Birthstone Heart Charms// Leopard Flats// Birds Eye SweaterQuilted Jacket// Whi… Read More
Use The Good Stuff
2023-01-11 11:00
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Flats (got on major sale, have since sold out)I used a physical datebook when I was in college and right out of college. Does anyone else remember the adorable Lilly P… Read More
The Weekend Wish List
2023-01-06 11:00
Hand Soap// Earrings// Crystal Bowl// Blue and White Floral MugsBow Necklace// Tea Light Holder// Oversized Denim Shirt// Lip Gloss// Brown Leather HandbagGolden Bronzing Gel/… Read More
25 Amazon Best Sellers In 2022
2023-01-04 11:00
Lip Replenisher// Sunglasses// Pearl Claw ClipSunglasses// Pearl EarringsSunglasses// Mascara// La Neige Lip BalmSteamer// Sunglasses// SunglassesCrest Whitestrips// Set of 8 Adult Hair… Read More
Color Crush: Mint
2023-01-03 11:00
Vest// Cashmere Wrap// Striped SweaterLoafers// Leather Bag// Suede Flats// Heart Necklace// Mockneck SweaterPackable Coat// Fleece Vest//Cashmere SweaterShop the Items:Some people… Read More
New Balance 327 Review
2023-01-02 11:00
Sneakers (green also here)Button Down// JeansThese New Balance 327 Sneakers are really having a moment right now. I'm not really one to follow trends but when I saw these shoe… Read More
My Favorite Things 2022
2022-12-23 15:11
Rich Cream// Balsamic Vinegar// Mini Red Bag// Pearl Necklace// Agua by Agua Bendita Shorts// Cream BlushUnshackled Cabernet// Lip Replenisher//  Tweed Dre… Read More
Goal Of The Week: Organization
2022-12-21 11:00
2023 Calendar// Sharpie PensHanger Storage// HangersClear Storage Bins// Drawer Organizer BinsDrawer OrganizerI only recently started doing this a few years ago but it has been so good for m… Read More
Sparkle For New Year's Eve
2022-12-20 11:00
What are you all doing for New Year's Eve? We are staying in this year! We have started this tradition where we go grocery shopping during the day and make a multi-course delicious dinner, o… Read More

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