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Happy August!

I am just wrapping up my time spent in Indiana. It has been a crazy summer and although I have loved my job in Indiana I am very excited to spend some time hanging out with my family in New England. I am going to do a life update post later this week but just in brief I am undergoing some major transitions right now. For many people it is about to be back to school time which is getting me quite nostalgic and emotional. My graduation is really just starting to hit me and there are lots of mixed feelings about it. I will be taking a job in Ohio for the next year so I will be fairly close to school and lots of my friends which I am pretty excited about. I do miss Colorado a ton though and am hoping to have time to visit more often. Anyways I am definitely not sure about my plans in the long term but after this year I will most likely be moving either back to Colorado or to closer to family on the east coast. There are parts of the midwest I really enjoy but I miss the mountains very much and I know I am going to struggle a bit living in a small town with an older population. Anyways that is a brief update of where I am at right now.

These are the last pictures I took on my various trips to Cambridge City which is the antique town on the eastern side of highway 40 in Indiana. I am sure this is one place I will come back to and I definitely recommend stopping by if you are ever driving I-70.

A few quick notes about this outfit: These shoes are the best. I got them during the 4th of July sale but they are still on sale and are the perfect shoe for wearing to the office and out and about. They are very comfortable but took me at least a day to break in. I got them partially because I wanted to add some yellow to my closet, it is just so bright and happy. These shoes are the perfect color in that they don’t over-do it. This slip dress from H&M was one I just couldn’t resist because it is so incredibly comfortable!

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Dress H&M (on sale!), Basket Bag Everly Oak, Slides Sole Society (also on sale, such a good deal!)

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10 Favorite Outfits: July

The month of July has been a little less exciting than the last but fun nonetheless. I was working almost everyday but still we found time to explore and eat some great meals. Cambridge City definitely popped up quite a bit and I had time to cook some fun meals with friends. Just as July is ending I am driving out to the east coast for some vacation time with family and friends. It is sure to bring lots of fun and new, exciting places. Here are my ten favorite looks from the month of July:

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Hanging out at home on a rainy Saturday: Skirt H&M, T-shirt very similar, Sneakers Converse however these are available, Necklace similar, Glasses Oliver Peoples

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Work day: Pants could not find these but similar, T-shirt similar, Belt similar No27

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Picnicking in Whitewater State Park: Dress Target, Sandals American Eagle

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Just a work day and walk around the campus: T-shirt similar, Jumpsuit Chicwish, Slides Sole Society

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Dinner at The Firehouse: Overalls similar, Shirt Abercrombie & Fitch, Bag Mango, Sneakers similar, Necklace similar

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Ice cream and antique shopping in Cambridge City: Shorts similar, Sandals American Eagle, Bag Everly Oak

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Rainy Thursday and fondue night: Dress H&M, Boots Hunter, Hat vintage Nordstrom

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Just hanging out on Sunday: Romper similar, Slides Sole Society

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Sushi night: Blouse similar, Chino Shorts J. Crew, Boat shoes L.L. Bean, Belt similar No27, Wallet Vera Bradley

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Brunch and walking around the Rose Gardens: Dress old Modcloth (similar, also this one), Bag Rebecca Minkoff, Sandal American Eagle

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Sister Style

This is a shoutout post to my sister. She is definitely one of my best friends and has got an amazing style. We have a real knack for raiding each other’s closets. It’s great (also causes conflict on the occasion) because we use a lot of pieces in each other’s closets but in different ways. There are definitely a lot of similarities between us in how we shop. Mall shopping is overwhelming and we keep it to a time limit. We have had such fun times finding thrift and vintage stores! She is the person whose opinion I totally trust. We don’t wear all the same things but she will definitely say if something looks good or if she doesn’t think I will wear it.

Here are two looks of her’s from when I was visiting earlier in June. The white dress is one I have worn as well. I also was super jealous when she found that black bag at H&M! So cute and goes with everything. On our trip to New Mexico with our cousins we had such a fun time exploring the thrift stores and my sister found these adorable booties. We have has some great and humorous times taking pictures of each other. When we photographed this white skirt we were walking past The Boulderado after a family dinner. We started just making funny faces and taking fun pics, we got the strangest looks!

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Seersucker & A Red Barn

It has been incredibly hot lately but today it finally cooled down! Perfect weather though for a seersucker skirt. I actually received this skirt for my birthday and it is my favorite. Seersucker is the best and I love the length and the white buttons down the front are such a great touch. This has been a go to outfit this summer and it is great to wear to work as well!

While in Cambridge City a few weeks ago I found this old farm which I discovered is actually a historical marker. It is called Huddleston Farmhouse and it is so beautifully preserved. It a nice place to visit and you can request tours. Finding it though just gave me one more reason to visit this little town. I just can’t get enough! So many cute little shops and the ice cream is delicious.

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Skirt H&M, Blouse similar (this one is from Buffalo Exchange), Sandals American Eagle (on sale and so comfortable!), Bag Longaberger

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Around the Web

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Happy Saturday morning! Here is my round up of interesting articles I have been reading this month. I did include a book that I am reading now as well, Classic Style, which is amazing! Just a warning this Around the Web is definitely mostly fashion.

Rodarte spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear: Rodarte and Proenza Schouler debuted their 2018 ready-to-wear collections at the fall 2018 haute couture week in Paris. This is impressively a whole season ahead of most designers. Although this is so far ahead considering most people are just focusing on the fall season, it is definitely an interesting move on the designer’s parts. There were lots of florals, texture and blush (not going anywhere!), there was also some black in the Rodarte collection.

Lucinda Chambers interview: This fired vogue editor goes at the fashion industry in a way you would not expect. Yes this news is from the beginning of July but it was just such an interesting perspective to me especially because she is really wasn’t afraid to say what she wants about the industry. It is definitely worth the read.

Classic Style by Kate Schelter: This book is definitely changing my perspective on how I create and define my style. I am not finished reading but it has been so great so far, I can’t rave about it enough. She addresses how classic style is not about having tons and tons of clothes but quality pieces that really define who you are what you stand for. Her illustrations are also beautiful!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: I am sure everyone has heard that one of the biggest and best sales of the year is underway. This sale is amazing because it is basically a pre-sale with many of their fall items on major sale. Here are a couple of my favorites. My shoe picks: Blush MulesTory Burch boots (on major sale), Vince Camuto over the knee boot. Dresses: pink ruffle mini and this wrap maxi. Outerwear: Patagonia fleece vestquilted Patagonia pullover, Pendleton rain jacket, Barbour navy vest. Accessories: plaid scarf (comes in several color patterns I ordered two), Rebecca Minkoff embroidered crossbody (sold out right now). So some of these items are sold out but they update fairly often with returns and the occasional restock so check back frequently if there is something you really want.

Misty Copeland poses as Edgar Degas paintings: This is such a cool project, putting a twist on classic paintings. I love Misty Copeland and these photographs are incredible and definitely help to redefine a part of our culture.

Walking Dead season 8: Strange as it might be, I am such a huge Walking Dead fan and I am so excited for the next season. I have been waiting for a while and it is set to premiere on October 22nd.

Goop Summer Reading Guide: This has been pulled up on my computer for at least a week because it has given me such great ideas for reading right now and really inspired me to get into a more regular reading routine. I am really excited to read several of their new picks and their classics list definitely gave me some ideas.

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Bow Swimsuit

I searched all summer for the perfect swimsuit and it definitely was a challenge. I know there are lots of options out there but I was really looking for something that was both cute, comfortable and flattering. I tried a couple different suits and finally found this one! It is from Zara and it is the most comfortable suit I have ever worn. It is also so cute and the black is classic, it can go with anything!

It is going to be great for the beach in August. I can’t wait to be back on the salty shores and take a break from work! This July has been pretty much only work for me so I have been at a computer most days and I am ready for some beach time. I really like the research I am doing but the hot, humid Indiana weather definitely gets to me and sitting at the computer gets tiring.

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Swimsuit Zara, hat Tilly’s,  bag vintage Dooney & Bourke, shorts similar, belt similar

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Free People Swing Dress

This dress is amazing! It is so cute and the fabric is comfortable with such a nice flow. The back also is very interesting. I do recommend sizing down since it is Free People however it is very adjustable at the top and around the waist which I didn’t expect but actually really like.

I had been eyeing the Pebble color for a while because I thought it would be so versatile and my mom ended up getting it for me for my birthday. It is definitely one of my favorite finds this summer. It has been so perfect for everything from my graduation party to just casual walks through downtown Santa Fe.

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Cambridge City

This past weekend brought many adventures, one of which was a trip to one of the antiquing capitals of the US. We drove through several towns along highway 40 to get the the small but rather well known Cambridge City. There is an abundance of antique shops lining the main streets. Our first stop was  the one little shop that sells ice cream, fudge and other delicious treats. Main Street Sweets is so picturesque and you can even get lunch! We got ice cream since it was so hot out. After enjoying this adorable little shop we moved on through the antique shops lining Main Street. Almost every shop sold antiques and multiple vendors were housed in each shop.

I am not really in a place to be buying big things but this is such a worth it place to visit to find those decor gems. I bought two little vintage bird cards but had my eye on so many things! There were some great old hat boxes, clutches and pins that caught my eye and I am sure I will be back for another visit. I highly recommend checking it out if you are driving along I-70. Centerville is just ten minutes down the road and also has quite the number of antique shops and a few worth it restaurants.

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Dress Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply for Macy’s (on sale!), Sandals American Eagle, Bag Longaberger

It is such a cute little town where you can definitely find some hidden gems. There were some great pieces of furniture, stunning jewelry and the occasional basket bag.

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Gingham Dress

I wasn’t really looking for something gingham but I was at H&M a couple weeks ago just browsing and I found this adorable dress. Other things I have found that were gingham just didn’t seem to look right on me. I found this dress and I was very pleasantly surprised. It fits so well and is comfortable. I love it! It is also such a great price and definitely worth it.

Gingham is very in this summer and there are lots of other great pieces. This dress definitely got me looking. I love these sneakers from Madewell and these from J. Crew. I have been eyeing this J. Crew swim top for months, it is just so cute. I just ordered this J. Crew Factory romper because I love it and the price is so great. Finally this shirt caught my eye in looking towards the fall season.

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It is just a great dress and I love it with these pearls but it definitely would go with lots of others!

Erin

Summer Floral

Good morning!

I hope everyone had a fun 4th of July. It was definitely a fun one with such amazing food (my friend made strawberry rhubarb pie and it was delicious) and I was very impressed with the small town Indiana fireworks we watched.

Floral dresses are definitely a must during the summer, especially as it starts to really get warm. I was shopping with my mom and sister while I was home and we found this gorgeous Free People dress. It is so lightweight, comfortable and perfect for summer outings. The white and purples look so great and I just love how it falls. Not only that but it is on sale right now!

The flowers again are just so beautiful. I can’t help but take a million pictures every time I go on a walk.

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