Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July Update

Long time, no blog. I feel like each year I get worse and worse about being consistent with blogging. But, I just cleaned out my office today so I think I'll have more motivation than ever to spend more time in here writing posts, etc. Also, let me know if you'd like an office tour! :)

It's truly insane that July is already upon us. June flew by with travels to Utah and California, graduation parties, and lots of babysitting. I still have yet to find a consistent summer job, but babysitting has been doing the trick recently. Now that it's July I feel like I need to get my sh** together. The end of May and all of June was spent accepting the fact that I actually am a high school graduate and heading to college now. After orientation my idea of college was definitely more concrete and much more of a reality. I am so happy because I found a roommate just before the housing was due and also got the dorm I wanted! I leave the 25th for school (which is later than most of my friends) and there is still so much to be done before I leave. I'm flying to school so I need to be picky about what I'm bringing since I cannot bring my entire wardrobe or collection of trinkets in my room. 

Aside from preparation for college I've been spending a lot of time with friends because we only have so much time before everyone parts their separate ways. I'm not typically someone to spend excessive amounts of time with people (I like to have time to myself), but recently I feel like I've been nonstop with people and honestly I've been loving it!

My friend Jane had a corn themed party the other week and it was seriously so much fun! Corn is one of her absolute favorite foods so she wanted to have a party where all of the food was made out of corn. I even tried corn ice cream which was actually disgusting, but still worth the try haha. 
My friend Anna had a friend in from Texas so we drove up to New Buffalo in Michigan to spend the day at the beach. I haven't been up to New Buffalo since the fall and it felt so good to be back. I used to have a house up there so it's always so fun to take the quick drive up there and explore all of my old favorite places. We wanted to eat at Stray Dog but the wait was insane so we ended up at another famous place Redamak's. 
Another friend, Paige, had a friend come in from New Jersey and it was so much fun to spend a weekend with her before she returned to her summer class at Northwestern. We took her to one of our favorite Mexican fusion restaurants and the enchiladas I got were seriously to die for. 
The rest of my summer will be spent here in town before I finally leave for school! I can't wait!

Xoxo

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Currently Coveting

I am a huge shopaholic. I seriously find so much joy in buying new things and finding new ways to wear them. The only problem is money. Ugh, if I just had an unlimited bank account that could buy me whatever clothes I wanted it would seriously be amazing. Sadly, my reality is buying things on super sale or saving up to buy something much wanted. But, that doesn't stop me from trying to be stylish! There are a few things that are currently on my radar and I'm dying to have in my closet. Two trends I'm especially loving. Off the shoulder & lace up. So if you find something that's lace up and off the shoulder, please, send it my way! Here is my current wishlist. Shop below!

Currently Coveting

If you couldn't already tell I've really been loving halter and off the shoulder necklines recently. I think they're the cutest! This fun tassel tank is adorable and the perfect color for summer. And I'm also adoring the rainbow polka dot off the shoulder top. It would look absolutely perfect with white jeans. I just recently purchased the jeans above from Topshop (for $40!!) and I'm obsessed with them. I love the rips in the knees. It's a trendy take on a classic pair of summer jeans. And espadrilles have been my everything. I love these tie up ones and all of Soludos espadrille options. I just snagged a pair of Tory Burch espadrilles on sale for  $70! You really can't beat that price!

I'm also proud to say that over the course of the entire summer so far I've only used heat on my hair 3 times! I've gone from straightening it every day to rarely straightening it. I've just been embracing my natural waves and to be honest, I've been loving it. When I straightened my hair the other day I didn't even like the look of it anymore. I think waves fit my face better than straight hair. This beach spray seems perfect to enhance and perfect my natural wavy hair!

What have you been loving recently?

Xoxo

Friday, July 1, 2016

TGIF

 

Woohoo! It's Friday! And also, it's fourth of July weekend (technically)! Fourth of July has got to be one of my favorite holidays and I'm so excited to spend the day poolside with my family! Stay tuned for hopefully a festive fourth of July of outfit post! I have two archived outfit ideas here and here featuring a few of my favorite American-themed outfits! I love dressing up for the fourth and this year I'll most likely be wearing a white bikini with a blue and white dress as a coverup. The perfect attire for a day at the pool. I'm hoping to see a few fireworks while at my cousin's house too!

Here are a few links I've been loving this week!

+Obsessed with both Frannie & Caroline's outfits in the "Bloggers Who Brunch" collab! So cute!

+These popsicles look so good for fourth of July!

+This dress looks incredible on Julia! I'm actually obsessed! I seriously need to visit Charleston, SC to get a peek of the beauty there!

 +PJ is actually the cutest and her friends are so sweet for throwing her a super fun birthday brunch! I'm obsessed with all of the photos! All of her friends have such amazing style!

+I just purchased these and cannot wait to wear them once fall rolls around!

Have a great weekend!

Xoxo