LATELY

I don’t know if it is just me but Monday came way too fast this morning.  I do not think it helped that we did not get home from our trip a little past midnight last night, but work does not stop for sleep. All I know is that I will be hitting the pillow very early tonight.  Our trip to St. Louis was such a blast but it went by WAY TO FAST! I love spending time with family, and laughing and listening to stories about things we did growing up and walking around my grandparents house to look at all of the histerical pictures from every year of my life.  

Our family is really close, ya know the ones you see almost every day of your childhood. I grew up next door to one of my dad’s sisters and her family.  One of my cousins and I are just two years apart practically like sisters. We spent ever waking second together (mostly making up dances, if we were not at the studio). But now we live across the country from each other, she wins the cake for best location in sunny San Diego, but it is always so great to get back together and take a trip down memory lane.  The weekend was filled with lots of laughs, hugs, and kisses which in my opinion is the best kind of vacation.  

Yesterday, we had lots of time at the airport, so I picked up a few September Issues to read on the plane and naturally I was bored so I painted my nails during our layover.  What are your favorite Fall trends so far.  I am loving the nod to the 90s, lots of fur, and the tartan trends for Fall I found in the latest issue of Marie Claire.  

Marie Claire September Issue / FACE nailpolish / J Crew Bracelet / Lulu Frost Leaf Necklace / Madewell Bracelet- sold out (similar here)

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

 

Just checking in for a quick hello and to wish you a happy weekend! I will be heading out after work today to enjoy a weekend with my family (sooo excited!).  Hope ya’ll have a fabulous weekend! 

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LOVE YOU, SUNDAY

Sorry for the lack of Friday post, but Friday marked my last big event (snapshots on Instagram) at work in Kansas City and my last full week at my first ever “big girl” job.  It is bittersweet leaving all of my wonderful co-workers after almost 4 years (they are almost like family because the amount of time we spend together), but I am so excited for our new adventure.

Instead of relaxing; today will be full of packing up boxes and summer cleaning- the donation stack has already surpassed 5 trash bags.  This next week, we will be spending a lot of time with family and friends, so I apologize in advance if there are not a lot of posts that go up when scheduled.  Hope ya’ll had an amazing weekend. 

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

 

This was maybe one of the shortest work week I have ever had and I am not complaining (except for the fact that I will actually be at work all weekend).  Did you see some awesome fireworks last night?  I watched them from my backyard with some friends. While most people are at the lake or beach this weekend, I will be at home trying to get organized and maybe enjoy a little time at the pool.  

Happy Weekend!

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STYLE DETAILS

The 4th of July is my all time favorite holiday, and I know it is totally weird.  But I seriously love everything that goes into celebrating the 4th.  Backyard barbecues (especially hot dogs), fireworks and hanging out pool side with friends and family. Growing up my cousins and I always dressed the part for the holiday- we even had jeans with bleached out stars on them… I swear they were cute, okay well maybe not, but we sure thought we had some good style back in the day.  These days I love to wear my patriotic colors in a more subtle way, instead of pulling out my American flag swimsuit- oh don’t worry, I always had a new one from Old Navy every year.  This year I found this really cute navy striped top, and red polka dot bottoms from J Crew (they are also having 40% off swim right now!) Hope ya’ll have fun plans for the 4th, I know that I will be hanging at the pool all day! 

elizabeth and james cateye glasses / clare vivier flat clutch / gorjana stripe earrings / daniel wellington watch / j crew stripe darby loafers / joie coverup / joie stripe tank / gorjana star earrings / club monaco skirt / philip lim pashli satchel

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

YAYA, it’s the first day of summer and you can definitely feel the humidity rising, and of course my hair is starting to frizz out of control.  I thought I was going to attempt another Blowout, but instead I decided to try the “all natural” look this summer.  Doesn’t this picture make you want to throw your hair up and roll around in the sand?  Since there is no sand in Kansas City, I am going to try and spend my weekend by the pool soaking up the sun (with sunscreen on, of course). And probably doing a little shopping in preperation for my trips to New York and Nashville. There are some great sales going on right now! I am definitely hitting up J Crew for 25% NEWSTYLES and Anthro is having up to 50% off sale, too.  

I hope ya’ll have some fun plans for the first day of summer. 

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LATELY

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What a weekend! I know it is Tuesday already but Monday really just flew right by, I did not even have a second to blink.  We finally made some major progress at the house this weekend. Hanging art and getting ourselves a little more organized was so nice.  The pool opened on Friday so of course I had to take a half day and enjoy a little R&R and few cocktails in the sun. I am loving my new suit.

We snagged some fresh peonies from TJ’s on Saturday and picked up Bill the Buffalo from the framer.  How do you think it turned out? Side note: please excuse my bookshelves and lack of sofa pillows- they are still in the works.  The talented, Rebecca Atwood is making a custom pillow for the chair and I cannot wait to see it.

 

American Buffalo from the Animal Print Shop / Sofa and Chair – Restoration Hardware / Coffee Table- CB2 / Lamps- HomeGoods / Honolulu Zig Zag Swim Suit / Beddding- West Elm 

LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

Friday, Friday, Friday! Can anyone tell that I am excited that it is almost the weekend?  Just a few more hours and I will be pool side with a Greyhound (my summer drink of choice) in hand. The pool is finally opened and the weather is supposed to be hot, hot this weekend, so I plan on spending lots of time in my new swim suit and cover up. We had plans to go to Mumford and Sons, but unfortunately it was canceled, so instead Patrick will be heating up the grill for a backyard BBQ.  

This year I will be celebrating Father’s day from afar, since I will not be in AZ to honor my pops, I did send him a pretty awesome gift straight from his favorite KC restaurant.  Instead we will be playing golf (hopefully only 9 holes) and hosting dinner for Patrick’s parents. What are you up to this weekend? I hope it is something fabulous!  

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY + HAPPY DONUTS DAY

 

Happy Friday! I am quickly checking in and checking out today because I have a very busy day at work.  Hope ya’ll have a great weekend and have at least one donut to celebrate National Donut Day- I have already had a few donut holes this morning thanks to my boss! 

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I just love the summer months- maybe it has something to do with growing up in Arizona and the scalding hot temps, but I love sun and being outside when the sun is shining. Since we have officially kicked off summer with the Memorial Day weekend, the pool is finally open and I cannot wait to throw on my new suit– I am seriously obsessing over Marysia’s zig zag suits. I really wanted this Flamingo print, but I decided to go safe and get the solid blush color. I love how it looks with a good tan!

Patrick and I are headed to Nashville for the first time to go see Bob Dylan in concert, do a little bar hopping on Broadway street, and hopefully see sweet Jessica. I have a long list of places to eat, and I am so excited. We are definitely stopping at Mas Tacos for lunch but if any of you lovies have any advice I would love to hear your recommendations.

I have had an obsession with fresh berries as of late. I have been eating them at almost every meal and they are not too bad in a glass of champagne either. My drink of choice this month has been a glass of rose, or a delicious Greyhound..the grapefruit juice is just so refreshing.

With a good tan, I try not to wear as much makeup. I love a NARS illumnator and a dusting of NARS Laguna bronzer for the perfect glow and some soft pink lip gloss and normally call it a day. Do you have any beauty favorites for the summer months?

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