still summer

It’s still summer around here, so I’m taking note from Mother Nature and wearing a party dress 🙂 Even though my fall booties and scarves are calling my name, I’m happily drinking pumpkin spice lattes while waiting around for some chilly mornings. Have a good week, readers!   Dress: thrift (approx $3) Necklace: thrift (approxContinue reading “still summer”

patience in patterns

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. –A.A. Milne Top: New York and Company ($15 marked down from approx $70) Skirt: Joa via Bloomingdale’s ($20 marked down from $80) Shoes: Kohl’s ($23 marked down from $55) This is the perfect time to snag summer deals! The best bikinis andContinue reading “patience in patterns”

nifty thrifty

Y’all, this Plenty by Tracy Reese dress was a dollar. $1.The blazer? $2. They retail $250 together, but cost me $3. Yep. Thrifting is one of my most favorite hobbies, and while I do also shop at big box retailers, I find thrifting to be the most rewarding. Never tried? Want to do more ofContinue reading “nifty thrifty”

fun fact! (leave yours too!)

Every once in a while it occurs to me that many people know me via my blog, but not much more! I would love love love it if you left a random fact about you in the comments below; there are so many of you that I know via your blogs as well, and IContinue reading “fun fact! (leave yours too!)”

zaful review

Alrighty, this week was my first foray into online abroad shopping and I’m here to tell you about it! I’ve read a lot of reviews regarding “fast fashion” and abroad markets; frankly, the reviews were completely mixed. Some reviews were great, others were terrible. So, I’m going to speak from my perspective knowing that it’sContinue reading “zaful review”

full on flounce

Flouncy sleeves are everywhere right now, and I’m all in. I found this top at Zara, but the style is really easily found in a lot of stores right now. I’ve had my eye on basically every item Johanna Ortiz creates…but will settle for ready to wear versions, as her dream creations are out ofContinue reading “full on flounce”

(not so) cold shoulder

My girl Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking recently suggested a closet challenge to me, and I was all in! I recently posted this top, sandals, and bracelets (pics below) and decided to challenge myself to re-style all of the items! #outfitrepeater  The result was fun and challenging…so of course I’m signing up for an allContinue reading “(not so) cold shoulder”

summer solstice

Happy official summer, readers! If you’ve seen my previous posts, you can tell I’m a huge fan of the Victoria Beckham line for Target. At my local Target, there were a few pieces remaining that went on super sale. So, of course, I did what usually happens when I’m at Target: I bought my groceries…andContinue reading “summer solstice”

poplin on the prairie

A true Midwesterner at heart, I love being in prairie restoration sites. I was able to take some of my photos in such a site (staying on the path and not disturbing anything!) and felt totally at home. Of the 240 million acres that once existed in the Midwest, less than 1% remains today. ThanksContinue reading “poplin on the prairie”

botanical bridge

“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right” -The Beatles, Here Comes the Sun Dress: Ann Taylor Loft ($25 marked down from $90) Sandals: Nine West ($45 marked down fromContinue reading “botanical bridge”

feeling fall (but still summer)

Ahhhh, I feel fall coming around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! But, I am working on remaining “present focused,” so I decided to embrace a few more summer looks before moving onto beloved fall fashion… Denim top: thrift ($5) Blazer: thrift ($4) Skirt: Nordstrom Rack ($9 marked down from $78) Necklace: JContinue reading “feeling fall (but still summer)”

neon lemon lime

Summer is flying by, readers! I feel like it was just yesterday I was wondering when it would finally warm up, and now I’m wearing neon (lemon lime) and embracing the warmth (as much as I can, I mean, it’s REALLY warm and humid). Who knows where the time goes, indeed. Have a good week, readers!Continue reading “neon lemon lime”