While these photos make it hard to believe, the last time I was here was during the tail end of a summer a few years ago when the entire boardwalk was practically empty. It was almost eerie, walking through a ghost town of carnival sets. We even got to ride the Wonder Wheel all by ourselves.

I’m glad I came back, because as cheesy as it sounds, Coney Island is what it is because of the people in it. It was a totally different experience to be surrounded by the energy of a crowd, along with the sun beating down on your face and the sand between your toes. I even screamed my head off at the top of the cyclone. It only seems right to start off the summer posts here. (and hopefully there’s more than just the one)

As dresses go, this one pretty much ticks all the boxes for the quintessential summer dress if you’re looking for a summer wardrobe update. The one thing that seems painfully obvious about cold-shouldered dresses in the summer that I’ve overlooked on this excursion? Sunblock.

Dress: Zara,   |    Bag: Building Block