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Cold snap

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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!

Everybody’s talkin’ about my leopard pants

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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.

Life lately


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

Little orange dress

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Dress: Kohl’s | Wedges: Banana Republic | Bag: Rachel Rachel Roy via TJ Maxx | Cuffs: Forever 21

After ranting about how few dresses I owned that I actually liked, I found this chiffon dress at Kohl’s for a steal of a deal — in one of my favorite colors! For as much as I love neutrals, I seem to gravitate toward orange fairly often. Usually I end up purchasing accessories in orange, but this dress was so light in such a fun color that I couldn’t pass it up (especially with wedding mania beginning this weekend). 

Summertime stripes

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Top: Gap | Shorts: Kohl’s | Espadrilles: J.Crew | Bag: Michael Michael Kors | Necklace: Target

Hello from beautiful Indiana where the summer livin’ is … cool! I’m back in my old stomping grounds for a week or so before moving on to Chicago for wedding number two of the summer. The weather here is supposed to be in the 60s and 70s all week — basically my ideal summer.

Also ideal for summer? Stripes. My striped tees have been getting quite the workout this season. And new to my wardrobe: the perfect linen shorts (so perfect, in fact, that I bought both olive and black). 

Happy Monday!