Vacation Update + Instagram Round Up + Outfit Details

casual-summer-layers-who-what-wear-chambray-shorts-old-navy-eyelet-top-sole-society-flatformsEnglish Factory lace boho blouse || Who What Wear for Target chambray shorts || tassel crossbody {under $25} || Sole Society ‘Audrina’ flatforms, similar and on sale here || similar bracelet

Happy Friday! We’ve been in serious vacation mode over here and it’s been over a week since my last post. #sorrynotsorry I have to say its been a much needed break. I grew up in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota and spent every moment of my youth itching to get out and get to a city, any city. And I did. I made it first to New York and then to Chicago almost 13 years ago and I never looked back.

But something was different this time. This time I wasn’t quite in such a rush to get back home. This time I was able to truly enjoy and soak up the beauty of where I come from. We boated, we hiked, we fossil hunted, wine tasted and just rested. I didn’t blog, or even Instagram much. And I was super shitty about taking pictures. I did not take out the camera even once. But I did finally come around to Snapchat {early-adapter, I am not}! Be sure to follow along {wishes_reality}.


So until next week, I’ll leave you with some highlights of what I’ve been up to and some details on my latest Instagram posts….

black-and-white-retro-style-swimsuitsimilar swimsuits herehere and here || mirrored aviators {under $10} || similar hat {under $14}

pink-peonies-leopard-birdies-slippersBirdies ‘The Starling’ slippersblack-and-white-retro-style-swimsuitConverse Chuck Taylor sneakers

black-vintage-coach-crossbody-pink-peonies-mirrored-aviatorsvintage Coach crossbody, similar options {1/2/3/4} || mirrored aviators {under $10}

white-longline-jacket-black-eyeley-blouse-distressed-boufriend-jeansdistressed boyfriend jeans || Old Navy eyelet swing top || similar peep toe booties || white duster, also love it in pink || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Love’ crossbody {currently on sale}

white-eyelet-target-dress-grey-chloe-hudson-dupe-chloe-hudson-look-for-lessTarget dress, also similar here || the perfect Chloe ‘Hudson’ dupe || Forever 21 rings || similar knot bangle || Old Navy rose gold aviators

pink-peonies

grey-boohoo-cold-shoulder-sweater-white-hm-eyeley-shorts-grey-chloe-hudson-dupeBoohoo cold shoulder sweater || white eyelet shorts || the perfect Chloe ‘Hudson’ dupe

white-eyelet-blouse-light-wash-skinny-jeans-diy-jean rips-blue-zara-cropped-faux-leather-moto-jacket-tassel-canteen-baglight wash skinny jeans || Mossimo ‘Pamela’ heels || Ro & De embroidered blouse || tassel crossbody {under $25} || Zara moto jacket

EATING::

Like I’m on vacation…fried chicken, fish sandwiches with pickles, potato chips, watermelon, homemade waffles, homemade rice and beans…so good. So gonna need to get back to the gym.

READING::

Normally I do tons of vacation reading but this trip I have done none. Its my one and only vacation regret. The car ride in I was fighting a cold and when I wasn’t behind the wheel I was sleeping and when I was, I was sipping a 5 hour energy. I did however stumble across some interesting reads in my online wandering…

A reason to shop at H&M that has nothing to do with fashion. #girlboss

After the success our most recent road trip, I’m ready for another vacation. you’re feeling equally get-me-out-of-here, check out National Geographic’s itinerary for doing the Pacific Coast Highway right.

I’m not entirely sure you need a recipe for this one – it’s literally “put champagne in ice cube tray and freeze, then put frozen cubes in drinks” – but champagne ice cubes?! How did I never think of this?!

To say this past couple of weeks (month? year?) has been a terrible one would be an enormous understatement, but if you need a reminder that the world is still full of people who care, please read this account of what happened when passengers aboard a flight discovered that the grandmother of one of the Orlando victims was on board (via WSOCTV). Related: John Oliver’s segment on gun control is worth a re-watch, and you have to see this monologue by Samantha Bee (“Is it okay, instead of making jokes, if I just scream for seven minutes before we cut to commercial?”).

And if your looking for a blog to follow for some serious street style inspiration and a laundry list of beautiful pieces you never knew you needed, you have  to check out Le Catch.

If your in the real estate market and in California The Father Of The Bride Home Is For Sale. And its just as you remembered it.

SHOPPING::

I have made a few online purchases while on the road. When I spotted this top on Pinterest, I had to track it down. I was able to score the last one on Shopbop, but found a nearly identical version for under $30! I also ordered this striped shirtdress in hopes of recreating this chic Olivia Palermo look. And I ordered this bomber {trying to be forward thinking for fall}, after seeing the it styled here and here.

BLOGGING::

Since we last caught up, I shared minimalist print mixing with black and white and found a bodycon midi dress that looks amazing on all shapes. Plus, see my last round up here.

Hope you guys have a great weekend! We’ll be back on schedule next week, be sure to check out Instagram for a sneak peek!

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