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.
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
Hello, June! I fell off the earth a little bit at the end of May after getting my goal of eight blog posts up in just a couple short weeks. Haha. Ugh. You win, then you lose, then you win again, right?! Well the major news is that it’s starting to finally feel consistently warm here in Michigan and I’m having all the summer vibes right now. This past weekend was super fun — lots of friend time and sunshine! We had a “We Didn’t Start the Fire” party on Friday to celebrate the apartment being back to normal-ish, haha. We grilled out, had a bon fire, drank too much fireball sangria and smoky old fashioneds. I woke up Saturday morning to the stickiest, smokiest kitchen. 😂 It was super fun though. Now I’m just excited for the next three months. June/July/August are always what I consider summer, even if it doesn’t officially start for another few weeks. I’m here for it nowww! ☀️
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One of my favorite traditions every year is to head over to Holland to see the tulips during Tulip Time! And can you believe this is my 10th year blogging at the tulip fields? So crazy to see how long I’ve been running Selective Potential. I decided to check out Windmill Island this year instead of Veldheer Tulip Gardens just to mix it up a little bit from the past two years! I absolutely love the windmill in photos, but Veldheer has more tulips. But either way, you’re in for a real treat if you visit either place (or both) during this time of year. We always make it a tradition and go on a weeknight, because there’s less people and it makes for better photos! Afterwards, we usually head downtown to check out some of the wooden shoe street dancing and to grab a bite for dinner.
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One of my favorite nights during vacation was when we headed to Seaside, Florida! So apparently 30A is this strip of the Florida Gulf Coast (very similar to M22, if you’re a Michigan reader!) and Seaside is another town along 30A (like Santa Rosa Beach, where we stayed). We drove over (about 15-20 minutes from our cottage), to grab dinner, drinks and to see some of the sights! The weather was beautiful, we ended up grabbing drinks during happy hour on an outdoor patio, and then headed into the little main area where there were so many cute shops, outdoor restaurants, and airstreams with donuts, hot-dogs, ramen, you name it. So fun! I could have spent a whole day there, and definitely would love to go back one day to explore more!