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Monday, July 23, 2018

The floral drop-waist dress


I love, love, love easy dresses like this! The print is so much fun, and it's super easy to throw on without thought. The drop-waist ruffle hem is flirty, and since the print speaks for itself, it really doesn't need much accessorizing! I can see myself turning to this as a foolproof piece for many seasons to come. And with the under $50 price point, you truly can't beat that!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Life lately

Life has been a bit hectic since we got back from vacation, hence my sporadic posting. I've still had blogging on the brain though and I've accumulated some outfit photos on my phone as a result. It's just that none of the photos alone seemed enough for a full post, so today's post is a massive dump of photos showing what I've been up to lately. Let's just get started!

What I've been up to lately

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Spaces

St. Louis local fashion blogger

A few months ago, Spaces reached out to me letting me know they were opening in St. Louis in the central west end. They offered me one free week working in their flexible office-space environment in exchange for a review on the blog. Although I can certainly do my job remotely, being out of the office for an entire week is difficult. So, while I wasn't sure if I was going to agree to the collaboration, I still thought it was a really interesting concept and I immediately forwarded the website to the 3 co-workers on my team since this is architecture and design related after all. All of them were intrigued, so I decided to ask if Spaces would be willing to give all 4 of us access to the space for a day, and they said yes!

Disclosure: Although Spaces agreed to sponsor this post and our visit, all views expressed are my own!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

White shorts: dressy to cozy

We are in the middle of summer now, and I feel like every summer I am always on the hunt for the perfect pair of white shorts. I've had pairs in several brands - Express, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, you name it. Grace and Lace has this pair of white shorts right now that keep going in and out of stock and the hype left me really intrigued. I was THISCLOSE to ordering them actually, but I ended up not pulling the trigger. They have a bit of a higher rise, and I find myself always HATING shorts or jeans with a higher rise. My belly is my problem area - specifically the area above my pelvis but under my belly button. For the sake of this discussion, let's call that my inner tube. 

Grace and Lace Dainty Lace Crinkle Cami

Higher rise anything seems to accentuate that part of me since most of the support ends up being above my inner tube. And think about what happens when you squeeze a balloon. The adjacent parts bulge as a result. So when my torso is being locked and loaded above my inner tube, I feel like my inner tube bulges even more! It's not good, and this has got to be creating really wonderful mental pictures in your head right now.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Haul 2018

Nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 purchases

Oh you guys. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is WORK. It's so much work! Yes, all bloggers are super annoying promoting this dang thing. And yes, I realize I make a small commission if you make purchases through my links, but I promise, even if I weren't a blogger, I would shop it. When I WASN'T a blogger, I DID shop it. That said, regardless of commission, I want to provide you honest feedback. Do I want you to shop through my links? Well of course! But I'm not going to be shady about it. Which is why I posted all of the product tags in my Instagram stories today vs. waiting until I was able to get affiliate links together. At the end of the day, I want to give you enough info to make informed purchases. That said - between my wish list post to sweating in the dressing room, to taking photos, snapping videos, to finding all the links on their site, formalizing everything into a post - it really is WORK! And I will be happy as soon as this post is done and I can hit "publish!" Enough babbling, let's just get to it!
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Lake Geneva tour, Cheese Box & last thoughts


We got back from our 10-day trip to western Michigan and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this past Saturday, and I am feeling rested and refreshed! Naturally, I had to blog about the last couple days of our trip and leave you with some parting thoughts. First, let's start with the boat tour we took around Lake Geneva.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Lake Geneva: Laid back pool days

Swimwear details: Cap: Abercrombie (c/o) (option) | Sunnies: Oakley "Kickback"Earrings: Nickel and Suede nude earrings in small | One Piece

The husband and I have the same itinerary expectations when we are on vacation, which is alternating days of leaving the resort to do something and then staying at the resort and doing nothing. Day 3 here in Lake Geneva was spent doing the latter. With our regular work days being so busy and sleep deprived, there is seriously nothing better than waking up on your own terms without an alarm and having no obligations but laying around and reading a book. It's the best.
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