What I Love About Summer

The summers in New York are short, like really short. This May was still a chilly, cloudy and just a damp kinda crappy month. The warmer sunny days didn’t really arrive until a couple weeks ago. By the end of August, you can feel the cooler fall days arriving. I spend most of the year dreaming about the warmer summer months and when it finally arrives it’s one of the best times of the year. 

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries

I like to treasure every single moment of it hoping it will never end. I just love summer, I still get that same excitement I did as a little kid on the last day of school. Who cares that I’m 30 and I still have to work every day during the summer? It’s still magical and perfect. There are so many things I love about it. In honor of the official start of summer last week, here are a few things I absolutely love about summer.

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries


Waking up in the sunlight and coming home from work and still seeing the sun is a wonderful feeling. Hello, pretty skies and sunglasses!

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries


I like to get outside as much as possible during these weeks. Even if that’s just sitting outside after work with a glass of wine, Rocco, and the husband.

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries


Flowy dresses, shorts, sandals, maxi skirts, sandals, pineapple prints. I love it all. If I had an unlimited budget, I’d buy an entirely new wardrobe just for these short summer months but sadly I do not. I’ll just have to be content making wish lists and maybe only purchase one or two items? Maybe three?? Check out my summer wish list here.

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries


I think it’s nearly impossible for me to ever have enough iced coffee or teas when it’s hot out. I crave iced drinks every single day. I make my own iced coffee a lot most of the time but I do make Starbucks trips on my lunch breaks to treat myself. My favorite drink from Starbucks has to be a soy green tea latte!

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries


I love having a view of the city while sipping on drinks and eating. Who doesn’t love a pretty view of New York City?

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries

The view from Mr. Purple

What do you love about the summer? 

What I Love About Summer // The Krystal Diaries

Shorts: Express // Shirt: Etsy // Sandals: Payless // Coffee Mug: Vera Bradley // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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  • Reply Tiffany Staples

    I have really taken to iced coffee lately and have been using flavored stevia – it’s such a great treat!

    June 26, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  • Reply Elizabeth (@oakandoats)

    100% yes on the longer days and the getting outside!

    June 26, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  • Reply Rachel R Ritlop

    it’s funny because summer is when i can be outside the least haha but i still love the extra long sun hours and extra time in the warm water!

    June 26, 2017 at 8:18 PM
  • Reply Melissa

    I love all these too! Specially having the energy to do fun things even after a long day!

    xx, Melissa

    June 26, 2017 at 10:11 PM
  • Reply Whitney S.

    I have a love/hate relationship with summer. It’s so hot and humid here in the South. It usually is summer from May until October. I do love all of the activities outside and the rooftop bars and whatnot. Our winters are pretty mild, so it’s pretty likely that you could sit outside in the winter months. I do love how it gets dark much much later!

    June 27, 2017 at 2:19 AM
  • Reply Sami | The Classic Brunette

    Love to spend time outdoors in the summer!


    June 28, 2017 at 1:44 PM
  • Reply Hannah

    Rooftops and patios are seriously the best! Restaurants with them are my favorites!

    June 28, 2017 at 6:24 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      All restaurants should have outdoor seating in the summer!

      June 29, 2017 at 9:21 AM
  • Reply jadoreledecor

    I love the loooong days of summer. I also like how happy people are in general. It’s so evident that we need the awesome energy that the sun provides.

    June 29, 2017 at 11:51 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      I absolutely agree! People are happier during the summer months. It’s no fun being stuck inside all winter in the dark!

      June 29, 2017 at 11:54 AM
  • Reply Andrea

    agreeeeed. people are way happier in the summer months and its actually great to be out and about in the summer months if you suffer from depression. and i love being able to eat outside.

    June 29, 2017 at 1:21 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      It seems like summer always cheers people up

      June 29, 2017 at 2:32 PM
  • Reply Allie

    Praise for iced drinks! Great post girl!

    June 29, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  • Reply Alexandria

    I usually am not a huge fan of the heat but this summer has been quite mild and I’ve been finding myself getting out more than usual. I think this year I will actually be sad when the snow comes! Also, your dog is adorable.

    June 29, 2017 at 3:03 PM
  • Reply Susannah

    This is how summers are in the PNW too so I hold onto summer days as tightly as I can!

    June 29, 2017 at 3:21 PM
  • Reply TheVagabondWayfarer

    It is quite the opposite here in Houston, feels like summer for like 8 months. Although, rooftop bars would make the summer quite fun.

    June 29, 2017 at 6:41 PM
  • Reply Elizabeth O

    I love the warm weather and the colorful blooms and sights to see outside. Summer is a joyful time for me as I get out and do more.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:05 PM
  • Reply Amber

    I love the iced drinks and longer days. The weather is a tad too hot here in Texas though. You can’t be outside that often.

    June 29, 2017 at 7:40 PM
  • Reply Tasheena

    I love just being able to go outside. I live in CT so I totally get just having a short period of time during the summer months.

    June 29, 2017 at 9:26 PM
  • Reply Jenna Condon

    Iced drinks are the BEST! I loved reading your list. I totally agree with you, summer is the best season. 🙂

    June 29, 2017 at 11:38 PM
  • Reply Leah•Devoted To Pink (@devoted2pink)

    I’m pretty sure your summers aren’t as short as the UK!! haha we get about 2 days of sun and that’s it! Booo! I went to NY last summer (August) and loved every second of it – especially the roof top bars. We went to Gallows Green if you’ve been there? We tried to get a booking at Mr Purple but couldn’t 🙁 xxx

    June 30, 2017 at 5:36 AM
  • Reply meximoments

    What a cute post! Its the simple things right??? I love your wine glass and tee!! So Cute! definitely sharing!

    June 30, 2017 at 10:22 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM
  • Reply nadaliebardo

    Hey Krystal,

    Great post and LOVE your blog. One of my favourite things about summer are the longer days. I love being out at 9:30pm and it’s still light out. And of course all the summer drinks.

    June 30, 2017 at 12:57 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Summer drinks are so good!

      June 30, 2017 at 2:17 PM
  • Reply deepagandhi

    I also love summers. It is so much fun to go out and soak in sun, enjoy cold drinks and shakes and travel around.

    June 30, 2017 at 2:11 PM
  • Reply Rebekah Gaspar

    I love summer too, although our summers here in Texas are a lot longer! :p I especially love pool time and iced coffee. 🙂

    July 3, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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