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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Wind Down.

Toward the end of every Summer I always experience two very distinct scenarios:
1. A sudden and insatiable craving to go shopping for Fall pieces. (I already bought two pairs of boots-- no judging!=P)  
2. An urgency to wear every single thing that I won't be able to wear when cooler weather hits. (Hence the outfits below. ;)

Really though, this truly is the time to start shopping for boots.  Especially if you'd like to have plenty of options to choose from.  Many times when I've waited until later in the season to buy the boots that I really want, they're already sold out.  So, don't let that happen to you! ;)
Have a great week, Loves!! 

Anchor dress c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Pink skinny belt (Similar here & here)//
White cardigan (Similar herehere, & here)//
Pink pumps (Similar herehere, & here)//
Pearl necklace c/o Avery Lane Boutique (Exact Sold Out; Cute versions here and here)
White button up (Great options herehere, & here)//
Red ankle pants (Exact here; Similar here & here)//
White skinny belt (Love these herehere, & here)//
Holding a navy cardi (Exact here; Similar here & here)
Champagne pearl cluster necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here)//
Striped flats (Exact here; LOVE these pairs herehere, & here)//
Striped Aldo bag c/o Zappos (Exact here on Aldo)
Black and white polka dot blouse (Almost exact here & here; Love these versions here & here)//
White pencil skirt (Similar here, here, here, & here)//
Chunky pearl necklace (Great options here, here, & here)//
Pointy toe black pumps (Almost exact here; Similar here, and a gorgeous pair with ankle straps here)
Red sleeveless blouse (Similar herehere, & here)//
Striped skirt c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Princess Kate necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Nude pumps (Exact here; Similar herehere, & here)
Black and white animal print blouse (Similar hereherehere, & here)//
Teal pencil skirt (Similar herehere, & here)//
Black peplum jacket (Similar here & here; Other cute blazer here & here)//
Nicole necklace c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//
Pointy toe black pumps (Almost exact here; Similar here, and a gorgeous pair with ankle straps here)
Red blouse c/o Flourish Boutique (Love these solid red options herehere, & here)//
Beige pencil skirt (Exact here; Similar herehere, & here)//
Nude pumps with ankle straps (Exact here (but, only available in black now); Almost exact here; Similar here & here)//
Wonka bar necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hectic summers & a volcano.

A few times a year life in our household gets hectic. (Or should I say more hectic than the usual amount?:) 
After coming back from Costa Rica, we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a crazy summer.  Now, I must preface this by saying that our summers are always kind of crazy.  Both of our birthdays are in the summer, as well as our wedding anniversary.  And because summertime in Michigan is short-lived, almost every weekend is booked and planned by late spring. (And both of us working full-time and my two hour daily commutes really leave the weekends as the only time that we devote to getting things done.)  
This specific summer, however, has been especially busy.  With our Costa Rica trip in early July, my 30th birthday bash last week, a few visits from out of town family (My mom is staying with us right now. Hi, mom!) and tons of other planned activities, there hasn't been much time to just sit around and well, do the normal daily things that we want to be doing.  (I can't even tell you how much laundry I have sitting in a pile, just waiting to be washed.  And hopefully you don't judge me too harshly when I tell you that a month after getting back from Costa Rica, I'm still not really unpacked.  Actually, I think I'm passed the point of worry about judgement and have sailed straight into the 'I-don't-care', 'this-is-just-how-my-life-is-right-now' zone.=P)
Inevitably though, I always get to the point where I feel like I'm stuck in a spinning tornado.  But, I know that if I just buckle down and regain my composure, I can make it out alive.   So, my lovely friends, this is me posting the last of my "real" Costa Rica pictures and trying to get my life back in order. 
Be prepared for tons of work outfit photos from the past couple of weeks!
Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica
Mandie top c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)
Skirt c/o Flourish Boutique (Exact no longer available; Love this Flourish skirt here; Other super cute versions here, here, and here)
Wedges (Similar here and here; LOVE these here)
Necklace c/o Flourish Boutique (Exact no longer available; Love these options herehere, here, herehere)
Geo cuff (Love these ones herehere, & here)