Instagram Round Up and What I’m Into

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Free People Under Your Spell blouse || Old Navy shorts, similar here || JustFab snakeskin flats, similar here


Happy Friday guys! We made it through another week! Even though it was a short one, it felt longer than usual. Maybe my expectations were too high! Today I’m rounding up my latest Instagram posts as well as what I’ve been up to this week: what I’m eating, shopping, reading and blogging about.

And I’d love your feedback! Do you guys like these types of posts? Or are you already following along on Instagram? Speaking of Instagram, I’ve heard it’s popularity is slowling down and that people are moving on from the platform. I happen to still love it, but what are your thoughts? Are you over it? Or have you moved on to Snapchat (username: wishes_reality)? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Now on to this week in review…

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H&M blouse || American Eagle jeans, similar here || Mossimo canteen tassel bag

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Nine West ‘Fabrice’ round toe pumps || H&M kick flare jeans

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Old Navy eyelet top || Old Navy field jacket, similar here || Street Level reversible tote || adidas NEO Women’s Advantage Clean sneakers || mirrored aviators

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the prettiest peonies || Old Navy boyfriend pocket tee || adidas NEO Women’s Advantage Clean sneakers

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Sanctuary chambray romper || Old Navy flat sandals || Street Level reversible tote || mirrored aviators || similar fedoraunder $14

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cream puffs from The Peninsula Hotel, Chicago || Zara cropped faux leather jacket, also love this one || Calvin Klein eyelet skirt

EATING::

This week was a whirlwind and after trying a couple of new recipes last week, I found myself turning to easy favorites like black bean tostadas and shrimp with quinoa and corn salad. My husband and I are big fans of anything Mediterranean inspired so I have big plans this weekend to try Greek Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce and this Mediterranean pasta salad.

We will also be doing plenty of grilling because its summer and it’s just what we do. I’ve always wanted to try grilling a pizza. I hear its amazing and this recipe for grilled white pizza with bacon and basil looks positively delectable! Have you ever grilled pizza? Any tips?

READING::

Blogs. I love discovering new blogs and lately I’ve found a few that have been incredibly inspiring.

Badlands: minimalist, chic and named for a place very near where I grew up. Majorly hooked on this one. And now seriously considering cutting bangs.

Egg Canvas: because Erica’s travel diaries and photography will stay with you for days and make you see some things in entirely new ways.

The Middle Closet: Hailey and Paige are two sisters who have nailed effortless style and fabulous photography and are happy to share all that they’ve learned along the way. They are also both incredibly sweet, genuine and just born naturals at this blogging business.

SHOPPING::

Banana Republic. And its been a loooooong time since I’ve said that! I recently ordered this off the shoulder topthis summer sweaterthis wear everywhere peplum top, and these skinny ankle length black pants, because I’m a grown up and need a decent pair of black pants even if I don’t go to an “office”:) Seriously, I could have doubled my total. Its just all so good. And the sale section is pretty amazing too. They seem to turn product over pretty quickly in store so definitely stop in and scope it out if you haven’t lately. Everything from great layering pieces, to dresses, to fun tops, to blazers and jackets.

BLOGGING::

This week I shared my love of combining feminine and edgy pieces and broke down some basic rules of dressing like the french. Plus, see my last round up here.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these types of posts and what you’d like to see more of! Happy weekend guys!

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