Phew! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve gotten a blog post up! This summer is absolutely flying. I’ve been so busy with everything that just trying to keep up with Instagram alone has been challenging! So I took these photos on June 9 (hahaha) so yeah, I’m a bit behind that’s for sure. I’ve been trying to get out more with my tripod, but it just takes 100x longer to shoot a post. But it’s better than nothing! And I contemplated not even posting these because it was SO humid and my hair just instantly turned to frizz, but oh well. After blogging for almost 10 years now, I realize you can’t perfect them all!
Phew! It’s officially summer here in Michigan! We’ve reached 90º the last couple of days and it’s hot! When the temps change drastically like that, you quickly realize what pieces you’re missing in your closet. Since I pretty much live in jeans these days, I knew I wanted a new skirt to pair with the tops I already have. Since a new month just started (and hello new budget!), I wanted to find a deal — so I checked my DFCUPerks account to see if there were any local shopping deals! They had a 20% off coupon for Express, so I headed there to see if I could find anything… and ended up scoring this cute black denim pencil skirt! I love that it’s great for hot summer days, will pair easily with everything in my closet, and I got a great deal on it! Be sure to check out DFCUPerks! It’s a checking account that provides you with discounts to thousands of local retailers – from restaurants, clothing retailers, health services, to auto services – you name it! Keep reading to find out more + head to their website to sign up for an account!
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Sweet, sweet summer! It’s here! I’ve been off on vacation all week, and it feel so nice to be almost 100% caught up on everything. The apartment is spotless (for a second 😆), my car is vacuumed/cleaned, my inbox is empty, my to-do list is sparse, errands are finished, and all I have to do tonight is just wrap up a few things for the blog, get groceries for the weekend, and pack for our long weekend away up north! I told myself to relax a bit more before we left for the long weekend, but eh, that’s just not my personality to sit around and do nothing. I feel much happier knowing I knocked a bunch of stuff off my list. THAT’s vacation to me. Hahaha.
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Hello, summer! As most of you know, this is my season to travel — and I love to travel locally here in Michigan, so summer gets to be pretty busy! But while I'm taking advantage of every minute of the season, I still love to unwind and have my "me" time – which usually includes a low-key night catching up on a favorite TV show or movie. Thanks to the Xfinity Stream App, I can spend the entire day exploring and hitting up my favorite places, and when I'm back home or at my hotel at night, I still have access to my entertainment. It's super convenient to pack my iPad for our trips away and have access to my entire TV line-up, plus tons of On Demand movies on the go!
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The last of the blooms are out, we’re creepin up into those 70-degree days… summer is on the way! And a pair of fresh white sneaks is the perfect way to start off summer style! I recently picked up this pair of roxy Bayshore Sneakers from Famous Footwear… and I’m loving them! They’re the perfect, simple white sneaker and they are so comfortable – probably my most comfortable pair of shoes right now! So they’ll be perfect for all of our summer adventures! Road trips, riding bikes, walks to get ice-cream, I’m excited for all the fun this season brings!
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Woooo! Summer feels like it’s here! Well, at least with the festivities… we’ve had some good days of weather, but I’m definitely ready for more warm weather + sunshine! Last weekend, Grand Rapids had their annual Festival of the Arts. I ended up going downtown both nights, which was fun after not having gone for like five years. Haha! The first night, I met up with two girlfriends — we grabbed drinks, caught a few bands. Saturday night, we met up with another group of friends, ate street tacos, and walked over to Founder’s Brewing for drinks — Blushing Monk for me, so good! Now I’m already dreaming of next weekend, but trying to not wish summer away. I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through June already!
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
Madewell Wrap-Tie Tank Top
Madewell Small Transport Tote
Madewell Petal Drop Earrings (similar)
Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses
Madewell The Boardwalk Ankle-Strap Sandal