Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy – Soaking Up the Sun in a Hammock + Style With a Smile Link Up

July 6, 2021
Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy - Soaking Up the Sun in a Hammock, Tropilex hammock

Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy…I’m on a roll with these song-inspired post titles aren’t I? On Friday I enjoyed some time soaking up the sun in a hammock before the onslaught of the rain and a weekend of birthday celebrations. It was the calm before the storm. Isobel was so excited in the run up to her 12th birthday and the weekend was certainly a busy one! We got up early on Saturday so she could open her presents before a trip to a waterpark with a few of her friends.

Since I braved the water chutes at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi three years ago I’ve gone from hating them to absolutely loving them! After the waterpark we came home and the kids had pizza and cake. Then Isobel had another friend round for a sleepover. I was at work on Sunday morning, then it was home for more fun and games and preparing meals and snacks. By the evening I was exhausted and crashed out on the sofa!

As soon as the rain clouds disappear I’ll be soaking up the sunshine in this fabulous hammock from Tropilex again

The weather has been very changeable the last few days but the sunshine is returning later in the week. As soon as the rain clouds disappear I’ll be soaking up the sunshine in this fabulous hammock from Tropilex again. I’ve had actually had this hammock since last year, but for various reasons I never got around to figuring out how best to hang it and actually using it. I had planned on taking it somewhere to enjoy a spot of forest bathing to destress and immerse myself in nature. (Forest bathing or ‘shinrin-yoku’ was first developed in Japan in the 1980s). However, two lockdowns and a busy work schedule scuppered that plan. Consequently, I let things slide and didn’t get around to it.

So instead, I looked for a stand so that I could use the hammock in the garden. Eventually I found this one on a UK site at a reasonable price. The hammock does hang rather low on this stand but it’s incredibly comfortable. The frames on the Tropilex website look great but they’re a bit out of my budget! I love that I can wrap myself in the hammock like a cocoon, it would be awesome to sleep in it on a warm, balmy night. (Tropilex also have outdoor travel hammocks made of parachute fabric that are easy to pack).

Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy - Soaking Up the Sun in a Hammock, Tropilex hammock

About Tropilex

Tropilex hammocks and hanging chairs are woven and finished by hand by traditional hammock weavers in Colombia, Brazil and India. As a member of 1% For The Planet, Tropilex donate a minimum 1% of annual sales to support environmental non-profit organisations. All the packaging and paper is made from FSC certified paper or from recycled paper and shipping is C02 neutral.

Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy - Soaking Up the Sun in a Hammock, Tropilex hammock

I love the colourway of this hammock…so much so that I dressed to coordinate with it! My hat says “Wanderlust” on it, but honestly, when you’re chilling out in a hammock in the sunshine it really doesn’t matter where you are. I’m quite happy in the garden listening to music, reading a book or snoozing. I can gently swing myself from side to side and drift off…It’s impossible to feel stressed when you’re soaking up the sun in a hammock.

Do you have a hammock or a swinging sun lounger in the garden?

Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy - Soaking Up the Sun in a Hammock, Tropilex hammock
Karen Millen green one shoulder top, Zara print bermuda shorts
Karen Millen green one shoulder top, Zara print bermuda shorts, Oliver Bonas  wanderlust hat, Katy Perry embellished sunglasses
Karen Millen green one shoulder top, Katy Perry embellished sunglasses
Karen Millen green one shoulder top, Zara print bermuda shorts, Oliver Bonas  wanderlust hat, Katy Perry embellished sunglasses

Tropilex hammock (gifted) | Karen Millen top (old) | Zara shorts (old) | Oliver Bonas hat | Katy Perry sunglasses (from eBay) | Ri-belle sandals (old)


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24 responses to “Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy – Soaking Up the Sun in a Hammock + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. I love this cute suit and shorts combo! That hat is fabulous too. I need that hammock in my yard! Thanks for the link up Emma!

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  2. Marlene says:

    Aww, yay! Thanks so much for featuring me in last week’s favorites! Your sunnies are SO fun. And that hammock looks pretty fab, too. Thanks for the linkup!
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  3. Laurie says:

    I’m tempted to get a hammock for the garden. I like that this one can be stored away too. We just need the better weather now xx

  4. It is exactly how summer is supposed to look – colorful, bright and relaxed! I love your look so much, Emma! You look very beautiful!

    Tatiana

  5. Katie says:

    This looks so relaxing! Love your sunglasses and this entire look! Thanks for featuring me in today’s post!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  6. Di says:

    Happy Birthday to Isobel! This looks like the perfect way to unwind and relax after a busy weekend. Such a cute summer outfit, too-love the sunglasses!

  7. That hammock looks so amazing! I love your darling hat too!

  8. Amber says:

    I love the idea of having a hammock for lounging in the summer! Your outfit is really cute too!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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  9. Gail says:

    The hammock is so colourful, what fun! I love how you co-ordinate with it. The sunglasses are wild!

  10. Nancy says:

    Congratulations with your daughter! I can imagine it was a exhausting weekend. I had a hammock once but it was such a huge thing. I won it at a bingo!

  11. Suzy says:

    I’ve got two hammocks (one is also from Tropilex) and we use them quite a lot when the weather is hot. The biggest one is usually hung by the pool in full sun, and the other is by the BBQ area in the shade. That’s my favourite spot and where I love to curl up with book!
    I’m loving your shorts, Emma!
    hugs
    Suzy xx

  12. Emma, what a wonderful hammock! My husband and I were just discussing hammocks over the weekend. I really want one in my backyard and we have the perfect trees to hang it from so we wouldn’t even need a stand. Although I like the idea of a stand because you can move around that way. And your outfit and hat are so fun, too. I love that you coordinated it with your hammock! Enjoy that summertime living, my friend!

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  13. Jacqui Berry says:

    Looks very comfortable, you’ll be all set when the Summer finally arrives. Thanks for hosting too. Jacqui x

  14. Darlene says:

    Ah, that looks like the perfect way to enjoy the weekend! While those kid birthday celebrations (that went on and on, right?) were exhausting at the time, they really are wonderful memories. And our kids feel so loved, don’t they?

    xx Darlene

  15. Rena says:

    Emma,

    Lounging in a hammock sounds like a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. And your sunglasses are fabulous. Thanks for hosting.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  16. Lovely says:

    You look fantastic and I’m loving this hammock!
    xoxo
    Lovely
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  17. Loving this cool colorful hammock!

  18. Leelo says:

    A hammock is in my wish list and I hope we will have one soon 🙂 And those sunglasses look just amazing!

  19. Look at you i the cutest sunnies ever!!! And that hammock seriously matches the vibe! Loving your outfit of course xx

  20. mireille says:

    I love the idea of a hammock or swing but they actually make me a little motion sick. A free standing hammock is really practical! We don’t have trees in our yard.
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