100 Songs of Summer

A cotton candy sunset skies with the Coachella Ferris Wheel and palm trees on the horizon at the Sahara Tent at the Palm Springs Music Festival

We had our first taste (or rather, feel) of spring here in Chicago this weekend and I couldn’t be happier about it! I wore a skirt without tights on Saturday night and didn’t feel cold so I know we’re headed in the right direction. And earlier today, I didn’t wear a jacket to-and-from SoulCycle. A simple (thick) sweatshirt sufficed! It actually got up to 68 degrees today and it was the first time that the breeze felt *warm,* and honestly, that’s the best feeling in the world in my book. I thought I was going to cry happy tears, haha!

Is it just me, or is March pretty much the worst month ever (in Chicago), at least when it comes to weather?! I’ve made a mental note to definitely plan some sort of warm weather escape next March! Now that we’re a few days into April, whenever it feels chilly, I can’t shake the thoughts of WHY DOESN’T IT FEEL LIKE SPRING?! I need some warmer temperatures that stick around, I need some sunshine, I need to ditch the Canada Goose, etc.

Typically, I would be heading to Coachella this week… There’s nothing like the dessert, palm trees, and some amazing music to put you in that summer state of mind. But I had to back out on our annual trip this year because #adulting, so I’m a) currently in a very sad and fragile state about *not* going, and b) trying to do anything and everything I can do to transport myself to that state of mind without leaving Chicago.

So this weekend, I decided to put together a playlist full of songs that make me feel those warm weather vibes. There are some newer songs, along with some of my favorites from the last few years.ย Sit back, hit shuffle, and get in that summer state of mind! Enjoy. xoxo jrs

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  1. 4.8.19
    Rena said:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful summer playlist!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 4.18.19
    Anna said:

    Yea so excited for this! Been waiting for your next playlist since you turned me on to Gryffin a year ago.