Easy, Breezy

DSCN1973DSCN1975DSCN1985DSCN1987IMG_2643In the heat of summer there’s only one way to keep it cool when you can’t get to the beach… sundresses!

I’ve always had the hardest time finding cute summer frocks on a budget of a full-time student, part-time ice cream scooper, but the sale rack has always been my best friend. This dress is breezy take on the ever-popular swing dress which I really feel can compliment every body type. I was wary to try one on at first because I was convinced I would look like a was wearing a sac, but now, as much as I shouldn’t admit this, I have at least three hanging in my closet (or lying across my bed, take your pick).

The small, receptive pattern of this American Eagle dress instantly drew my attention. I felt that because of the high, halter neck I felt accessories should be kept to a minimal so I attempted to enhance the boho-vibe with an old pair of gold leaf earrings and my favorite Alex and Ani bangles.

Summer is a season to go bolder and play with colors so I thought, why not take a risk and live colorfully?

(Fun fact: Live colorfully is also the slogan of one of my favorite brands – and the designer of my purse seen in my last postKate Spade.)

Hopefully you’re not all boiling in this July scorcher, and yes, my makeup and hair both melted shortly after these photos were taken!


Until next time!




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Dress – American Eagle

Sandals – Jack Rogers

Bandeau – Aerie by American Eagle

Earrings – Claire’s

Bangles – Alex and Ani







Take me bACK

DSC_8639IMG_2347DSCN1938DSC_8746 (1)Processed with VSCO with c1 presetDSC_8670IMG_2427IMG_2423DSC_8798DSCN1943Hi everyone! It’s been a while since my last post, but honestly I have been so incredibly busy between work, holidays, college orientation, and… oh yeah! Vacation!

Nearly two weeks ago now I had just returned from one of the most relaxing trips I have ever been on. My friend, Emma (the blonde), had invited another friend of ours, Erica (the brunette), for an extended weekend trip to the island of Nantucket off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While Emma is a Nantucket regular, neither Erica nor I had ever been and it is an understatement to say that we were (beyond) excited.

Emma and her family went down a day before Erica and I to get everything ready in the house that they’d be staying at for 2 weeks. The pair of us spent a night at a family member’s home in Cape Cod then took the high speed ferry out of Hyannis onto the island that Saturday.

Now if you love shopping as much as me, let me tell you, you’ll love Nantucket. Jack Wills, a popular clothing chain found mainly in the U.K., has a flagship store in Nantucket town, and that store, along with a combination of touristy apparel (meaning the multiple Nantucket-branded t-shirts I came home with) definitely did not make my bank account happy.

The beach, bike rides, and aimless drives to the many ice cream shops (when at the Juice Bar try “the Carl”) took up our days. The atmosphere, fresh air, and cobblestone streets were a perfect combination for a picturesque weekends with some of my best friends. I’m so thankful for the generosity of Emma and her family and, trust me, I am already planning my trip bACK!



P.S. We made a pretty cool little video with my GoPro and if you want to check it out click here!


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Sweater – Loft / Tank – Hollister / Shorts – Loft / Sandals – Jack Rogers / Hat – Vineyard Vines / Bag – Kate Spade



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