Blazer: TJ Maxx | Tee: Gap | Denim: Elle | Wedges: Relativity | Bag: DVF | Bracelets: Forever 21
Never in a million years did I think I’d be wearing jeans and a blazer in the middle of July sans being in an air-conditioned building. But thanks to the summer version of the polar vortex, this outfit happened. I’ll take a few 60-degree July days that allow me to wear jeans any day!
How was your weekend? Mine was filled with wedding activities (my cousin got married in a beautiful ceremony on Saturday) and catching up with friends and family. I’m off to Chicago tomorrow for wedding number two!
Hat: Forever 21 | Top: Kohl’s | Jacket: Loft (old) | Pants: J.Lo for Kohl’s | Flats: TJ Maxx | Bag: DVF
Oh-so happy Friday! I’m ready for the weekend to be here and to have a few days off to spend time with family and friends (hello, wedding weekend).
I tried to pack *relatively* light for my two-week trip; I’ve discovered the key to packing lighter than normal is to pack neutrals. Everything goes together so well that I don’t feel the need to throw in those extra shirts or that additional pair of jeans. Leopard is a neutral to me, and with the forecast so cool this week, I knew I’d have the opportunity to wear these pants a few times.
I’ve been back in my old stomping grounds in Indiana for the week, and I’ve stayed with my grandparents because my parents no longer live here. They live on a lake, which has been quite a contrast from the busyness of the city. I’ve loved taking morning walks along the shore, working outside and listening to the sounds of quiet and meeting my brother and sister-in-law at the naughtiest-named barbecue place. (You can follow me on Instagram for more day-to-day updates.)
I purchased some iPhone lenses (similar here), and Liz and I stayed up way too late one night taking pictures of anything and everything. I took the top left and right photos with my new macro and fish-eye lenses. And after a long week of work last week, a weekend spent outside trying tasty new food at one of my favorite Omaha restaurants was in order.
My Fourth of July (top left and right) was low-key and oh-so-enjoyable. Italian sodas are my new thing. I’ve slowly but surely been adding more bronzer into my everyday makeup (you can shop my picks here). And the month began in the best way possible: cool, blanket weather, friends and Shakespeare on the Green.
I’ve always been intimidated by bronzing products as someone who has been pale her entire life. Bronzer has always seemed too dark or too orange, and I’ve steered clear of it … until this summer. I’ve been experimenting with different bronzing products, and I’ve discovered that the key to successful application is all in how you apply it. Above are some of my favorite products that make me look (relatively) sun-kissed and seem to work seamlessly with my tan-less skin.
I’d love to know: What are some of your favorite bronze boosters?