Happy July

Happy July 4th!

It is time for barbecuing, fireworks and fun with friends. So as is fairly common in most places, the fireworks in our area were on Saturday night so we will be driving to a nearby town to picnic with some friends and watch the fireworks there. It should be a blast, I always love watching fireworks and am super psyched to see these friends.

Summer is definitely in full swing now and there is a lot to look forward to. June was an especially fun month with lots travel and time with my family. July will be mostly work with a few weekend adventures and time to just chill out. August will bring more travel which I am very excited for! It definitely has been a great post-college summer so far.

This such an amazing shirt from J. Crew. It is so comfy, the perfect weight and I love the blue stripes. I also picked up this scarf from a really great thrift store in town, Designer Consignor, and it looks great with this hat.

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Erin

10 Favorite Outfits: June

This month has probably been one of the most exciting of 2017 so far. With so much time hiking, paddle boarding and going to festivals/concerts back home in Boulder summer has definitely been off to a great start. I just got back from Santa Fe, New Mexico and it is now one of my favorite cities. Here are my ten favorite looks from the month of June:

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Boulder Creek Fest: Dress similar, Denim Jacket similar, Sandals these from Nordstrom are super cute and very similar also these are so cute!

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Dead and Company Concert: Dress similar from Tobi also this one, Sandals similar, Bag ASOS, Earrings Baublebar, Sunglasses Ray Ban

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Dinner with mom at Dagabi Cucina: Dress similar, Basket bag Dôen, Sandals American Eagle

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Boulder Farmer’s Market: Blouse similar also this one, Overalls here and these are great for summer, Bag vintage Dooney & Bourke, Slides vintage similar and these

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Wonderland Lake with the dogs: Button down very similar from Madewell, Jeans similar also these, Sandals similar, Belt vintage check out Etsy for some fun belt buckles (mine here is a hippo), Necklace this was a gift but there are some on Etsy

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Picnicking at Blouse , Pants J. Crew, Scarf older similar (gingham is so in right now which is amazing, J. Crew, H&M and many others have great dresses, shirts and skirts), Bag Everly Oak, Sunglasses Anthropologie

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Birthday dinner at Sushi Zanmai: Sweater was from Banana Republic but this Vineyard Vines one is so cute, Button down similar, Pants J. Crew, Bag Kate Spade, Flip Flops American Eagle

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Driving to New Mexico: Hat Tilly’s, Skirt similar, Tank similar, Bag ASOS

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Santa Fe Farmer’s Market: Dress H&M, Jacket not sure but this one is similar, Sandals similar,

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Shopping in the plaza: Hat Tilly’s, Top similar, Shorts similar, Bag Maruca, Belt similar

Here’s to a just as amazing and fun July!

Erin

Pink Pearls

I am really loving this bag from Everly Oak. It is so adorable and looks so classy while being very affordable. I also recently found this vintage pearl bow in the back of my closet and it is so cute! It was probably either my mom’s or my grandmother’s and I am so curious as to how she would have worn it.

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Button down Banana Republic, Skirt Express see Tulle Ballet for similar tulle skirts, Bag Everly Oak, Wedges , Necklace Baublebar, Pearl Bow vintage

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Striped Bow Dress

I found this dress at Target just before leaving for Nebraska and it is amazing! The fit is great and I am really into blue and white right now. I have worn it several times already and it can be dressed up for nicer occasion or just worn to the Saturday farmers market. One of the best parts about it is that is was a great price especially for the quality! These pictures were taken in Nebraska (more to come on this trip!).

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Dress Target,  sunglasses Anthropologie, espadrilles Target

Erin

Summer Goals

Happy Memorial Day! It is definitely the holiday that marks the beginning of summer. It is a tradition in Boulder to go to the big Creek Festival during memorial day weekend and run the 10k through our city. This year I am not running due to an injury but I definitely will be hanging out with friends at the festival. For some reason this weekend has always marked the beginning of summer, probably because school has just ended and warm weather has finally set in. Barbecue season has begun and the reds, whites and blues are in true high style.

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Blouse American Eagle (on sale!), jeans Just Black, shoes Target

Here is my list of things to do this summer:

  1. Hit the beach: Yes I feel like I somewhat already accomplished this in the Bahamas but I do love going to the beach so much and I am hoping to go once more before the summer is over.
  2. Road trip: For some reason this has become a summer staple for me! Last year Aiden and I drove around Colorado, exploring my favorite places and parks and this year we are doing a girls trip to New Mexico to enjoy some pool side sun bathing and gorgeous views. There are an endless number of road trips all over the US and they are so great because you can truly tailor your trip to what you really want to be doing.
  3. See friends and family: Although I will be working for part of the summer, this is the first chunk of time I have had at home for several years and I am super excited to catch up with old friends and see family.
  4. Go sailing: Although Colorado is not the most nautical place I grew up sailing on the east coast and have a love for it even though I am very landlocked. This year the best chance I have will be on the Boulder Reservoir in a sunfish but that will have to suffice. We also have ample opportunity for paddle boarding and swimming.
  5. Hike a mountain: Getting outside always makes me feel better about myself. It is just incredibly freeing, no matter how high the mountain or how low the valley. It is also a great activity to do with friends because it gives so much time to really talk without the distractions of the outside world.

I am sure there are many more but these are my top goals for the summer! I am very excited for all this time in the sunshine after a grey Indiana winter.

Erin

Bahamas Adventure

Last night I got back from an amazing trip to the Bahamas! Most of the 11 days were spent sailing through the Exumas, but we spent some time in New Providence as well. I will do a more thorough travel diary later this week but I wanted to just quickly share some highlights. The focus of this voyage was research so we lived on the beautiful Beacon Won for most of the time. I would wake up to fresh coffee and breakfast every morning while sitting on the back deck watching the laughing gulls fly overhead and remora swim down below. We moved from island to island researching the Caribbean rock iguana, enjoying the beaches and snorkeling. Upon return from the field, a swim off the stern was highly anticipated. It was definitely a trip I will never forget. The days bookending our sail were spent visiting the Straw Market in Nassau and exploring Atlantis.

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Red Sweater

This look is definitely an easy go-to look for school/work/play etc… I am more and more trying to fill my wardrobe with items that can easily be worn to work but that can also be styled for just going out and having fun. I suppose that’s what happens when it is time to find a real job! Although graduation was just over a week ago, the real world is starting to hit me. My brain is always occupied with what I will do next and I can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that in the fall I will not be returning to school.

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Sweater Land’s End (also this L.L. Bean one), skirt similar option also one floral option, boots Hunter

 

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White Romper

Happy May! It is graduation season which is a great excuse for some fun dresses and rompers. I have not decided what I will wear this Saturday but I have a few ideas, one of which is the romper I got from Abercrombie several months ago. I have not really worn it that much but it is actually so comfortable and I love the sleeves.

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Romper Abercrombie, Bag ASOS, Necklace Baublebar, Sandals similar also these and these

 

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Floral Maxi

These maxi skirts are so great for warmer weather because they keep you so much cooler!

Skirt similar from Gretty Rose, bodysuit Forever 21 (similar), sandals American Eagle, basket bag Dôen, sunglasses Anthropologie, bracelet similar on Etsy

Other great maxi skirts for the spring/summer: Nordstromalso NordstromFree PeopleASOSLulu’s

Erin