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THE OUTFIT I HAVE BEEN WEARING ALL SUMMER

I know our summer days are numbered, but I am not wishing them away, just yet.

Zara Top- (Sold Out/ Obsessed with this similar style) / Denim Shorts (seriously the best ever!) / Céline Belt Bag / Sunglasses / Necklace / Sandals 

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EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

River Island White Outfit

As we kicked off the unofficial start to summer this past weekend, I’ve found myself constantly reaching for those breezy white pieces.

River Island White Jeans (c/o) / River Island Earrings / Top (similar) / Heels (on sale!)/ Bag / Sunglasses

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LONG LIVE SUMMER

Ali Leigh in White on White

I know I just posted yesterday about how excited I was about the Fall new arrivals, but I am not convinced summer is over.  I am still craving a few more pool days and summer Fridays before the leaves start changing.  The only thing that is ready for Fall is my closet. When we get to the end of a season and I am sick of wearing those same few “cute” tops, I am always drawn back to my basics. On any given day you will find me in some version of this outfit.  Whether it be my favorite crop flares by AMO or cutoffs, my white tee is the first thing I reach for when I “have nothing to wear”.

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White Tee / Crop Flare White Denim / Belt / Espadrilles / Bag (c/o) / Sunglasses / NecklaceBracelet / Ring

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LOVE YOU, FRIDAY

Goodnight Macaroon Gingham Top

So last week was all about rain and this week was sunshine and 90 degrees.  I am happy as a clam and ready to hit the pool this weekend.

Gingham Top (c/o and under $50) / White Cutoffs (c/o) / Sunhat / Soludos Espadrilles / Clutch (c/o) / Céline Sunglasses / Coordinates Collection Bracelet / J.Crew Bracelet 

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EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT

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Alice and OU dress / Clare Vivier Flat Clutch / Joie Heels / Screw Bracelet / Gorjana Earrings (c/o) / Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment in Petal / Celine Sunglasses (find them in-store at select Nordstrom)

Wednesdays are normally my jam. Thanks to Patrick’s weekly 6am flight to Denver (talk about brownie points for my airport services) I can typically work out, finish my blog post, and eat breakfast all before 7am. Today, was a different story. Instead of following my favorite day routine, I pulled the covers back over my head and didn’t set my alarm.  Are you wondering why I am telling you this?

Today, I needed a little pick me up.  So, here is a little food for thought, because life is too short to have bad days.

“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle”- Jon Acuff.


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EASY DOES IT

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I am easing back into the week after our fun holiday weekend! I definitely ate, drank and laughed my way through the ultimate Texas holiday weekend at our families Ranch.  It was so hard to wake up this morning and realize it is time to get back to work and working out. Over-indulging was the word of the weekend.  *This girl loves her dips and hotdogs.

So let’s talk about my favorite outfit now.  White on white is my go-to in the summer for easy dressing.  Throw on a flowy top, white shorts or jeans and you look effortlessly put-together.  This white tunic from Anthropologie has been on major repeat.  For petite girls, it is the perfect casual top without looking too oversized. Add a little gold jewelry and you can walk out the door in a second.

Did you guys do any sale shopping this weekend? I picked up a few things from Anthropologie (SALEAWAY) and J.Crew (LONGWEEKEND) and this dress from Reformation for an upcoming trip.

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Luna Buttondown Tunic / Paige ‘Skyline’ Ankle Jeans / Opal Heels (on sale!) / Sunglasses (under $10) / J.Crew Necklace (old/similar (on sale-use the code LONGWEEKEND for 40% off) / Mini Marcie Bag /  Gorjana Cuff / Screw Bracelet / Gorjana Shimmer Ring / Catbird Minion Ring / Golden Open Bangle


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ROUTINE

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ROUTINE: a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.

I have always been a routine kind of girl.  Maybe it had something to do with growing up at the Dance Studio with a strict daily schedule, but for my entire life I have always had a routine.  As I get older, I continue to fall into the daily routines.  My morning routine is the same everyday. Wake up around 7am, shower and brush my teeth, make a cup of coffee, and sit down at my computer until the end of the work day; a pretty typical adult routine. After a long weekend  falling back into a good routine is always tough for me. A weekend full of little sleep, lots of eating and drinking, and not having a schedule is always good for the soul, but when Monday creeps up; my mind just wants to fall back into a life with little-to-no plans.  So today, was a two cup of coffee kind of morning to get me back into the swing of things.

When it comes to my closet, I fall into a similar routine in the summer months. Four basic outfits get me through, and everything else in my closet seems to get pushed to the back.  White dresses, grey tees, denim shorts, and a lot of black and white are my go-to’s especially when I struggle to find something new to wear.  You know, those days when you want to get creative with your closet, but nothing seems to work….Black and white is always a good idea.

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Zara Top (similar here) / Theory Stretch Cotton Shorts / BaubleBar Necklace (love the earrings too)/ Celine Sunglasses / ‘Stecy’ Heels / Tory Burch Clutch (old / similar here) / Nails: Essie ‘Lollipop’ 

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photography by Merritt Beck

FLORA

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If you take peek into my closet, you would notice a sea of solid colors.  It’s not that I don’t like pattern, but lately I have been focusing on investment pieces.  To me those investment pieces are a perfect white blazer, super soft tees, killer heels, and a lust-worthy handbag; items that can be paired together and worn all of the time. I have started to build up a wardrobe I enjoy looking at everyday. With that said, I knew I was missing something in my closet. Pattern and texture are the perfect additions to a classic wardrobe. Rather than investing in trendy styles, I stuck with a classic silhouette. I liked these Equipment tops so much, I bought three of them; two patterns and one solid. These shirts can be worn on a night out with friends, to work with a pencil skirt, or even with a pair of jean shorts. The silk makes it dressier than just a normal tee, but still casual enough to throw on with a pair of gladiator sandals for a put together day-look. Is there something you feel you are missing from your closet?

SHOPTHEPOST.pngEquipment Riley Tee (other styles found here) / Textile Elizabeth and James Skinny Jeans / Clare Vivier Flat Clutch (purchased at Steven Alan, but also found here) / Earrings (similar here) / Zara Heels (almost identical version here) / Paul Smith Churchill Sunglasses c/o (on sale!) / Catbird Rings / Nails: Essie in ‘Blanc’ / Loren Hope Bracelet c/o

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photography by Merritt Beck