I'm happy to announce... it's THURSDAY. That means it's almost time to kick back, relax and crack open a Magic Hat.

What? I'm not being sponsored. Relax.

Seriously though, I couldn't be more excited the weekend is almost here. With summer finally arriving in New York City, I can get my tan on with some margaritas and chill out by the pool. What is this, LA? No, really- this is possible. Probably my most favorite thing to do at this time of year is head up to the deck and hang out with a bunch of friends drinking beer. Or sangria. Or wine. Or Daily's. Or anything with at least 6% alcohol content. BBQ'ing and telling jokes til it hits sunset then it's down to the pier where the ice cream man is. I'm telling you, summers in New York are the best thing about this city. Those 9 months are totally worth it.

P.S. I do find it completely appropriate to wear hoochie coochie shorts in the confines of your home-area, including the deck. HA. P.P.S. I was deathly afraid I was going to fall off the side of the building. Literally, any motion of wind scared the shit out of me. chugs beer

Zara cape blouse | Forever 21 tribal shorts (much cooler version) | Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms (old as shit but they're back!) | Juicy Couture sunnies | the usual bracelets (JewelMint | Vanessa Mooney | H&H | etc.)

Photos by the always talented Lydia Hudgens