Lovers & Friends washed ashore dress // Auxillary hand bag // Givenchy heels // Ban.do twist scarf  

Hello again friends! I can't believe how busy this summer has been and now it's almost over! An easy dress, like this one, is a life saver for busy summer days. I'm going to leave it at that! I'm having some serious FOMO right now since I've basically been spending my whole summer in an office. I need to go out and do something!  



A few weekends ago I attended my first wedding of the season. It was an outdoor/indoor wedding so I wanted to wear something that would transition from the garden setting to the ballroom setting well. This off the shoulder dress from MLM the label was so perfect - elegant, colorful, and safe to wear in front of the older folks. 

This was also my first wedding as a soon to be bride, which put things in a totally different perspective! I found myself getting overly emotional during the ceremony. I'll be honest, I cried a little more than I usually do. I was just imagining myself walking down the aisle and got all sappy! Oh, and you know I was taking notes on all the decor, food, drinks, etc. We're getting so close to booking our venue and date, I cannot wait to start all the planning!



Last a few weekends ago my fiance and I went to Palm Spring to check out wedding venues. My mom also came along because she always wants to be very involved in everything. My sister came as well because my mom wanted it to be a "girls trip." The more the merrier, right?

Day 1 in Palm Spring was an absolute shock to the system! I have never experienced temps over 100 degrees until this trip and let me tell you, it literally feels like baking in an oven. There is no escaping the heat! It's hot in the shade, it's hot when the wind blows, its hot at night. Hell, even the pool felt like swimming in warm bath water. 

We spent our first day in Palm Springs seeking refuge in our air conditioned hotel rooms. My mom on the other hand, was determined to play golf since she lugged her golf clubs all the way from Maryland. We dropped her off at the golf course, in the middle of the afternoon, and less than an hour later she called me to say she was on the verge of having a heat stroke and needed to be picked up right now! 

In the evening, we mustered up the courage to walk across the street to the infamous Birba. On all my past trips to Palm Springs the restaurant was booked. Thankfully since no one wants to be in Palm Springs in June, the restaurant was pretty open. The drinks were fantastic and the vibe was perfect.    



Back at it again with another bell sleeve type top! What can I say? When I like something I really go for it! With all the nice weather and sun, I've also been inspired to be a little more fun with colors... just a little. Blush and blue is a classic color combination, not just for baby showers but for outfits too. I'm all baby girl up top and baby boy on the bottom. I think I've got babies on my brain since so many of my coworkers, friends, and family are preggers right now. I'm light years away from boarding the baby train, but I'm so happy for them! 



C/meo Collective night air dress // Raye mia heel (similar) // Tiffany t smile necklace // Wanderlust + Co rings 

The dress I wear when I don't know what I want to wear, I just know I want to look cool. The C/meo Collective always has lots of great clothing for just that purpose - looking really cool. 



A friend of mine once shared her secret rule for looking put together with me. She had to follow this rule while working at Nordstrom, so it's not really a secret, but I'm going to share it with you anyways! Always wear three pieces of clothing - it's "the rule of three." An outfit with two items is easy to do. Jeans and a tee shirt? Boring. Finding a third piece to layer on is what takes things to the next level. Jeans, a tee shirt, and a vest? Now we're looking good! 

I'm getting my spring layering on with this vest from She In. It gives my jeans and shirt a little extra zhuzh. Not to mention the white color and longer length are giving off some faint doctor vibes, which make me feel really smart. Oh, the power of layering - haha!  



Swimsuit #2: Acacia lumahai top in foam // Mara Hoffman bottoms (similar)
Swimsuit #3: One Teaspoon eagles shadow bikini top // Acacia bottoms (similar) // For Love and Lemons skirt 

I remember four or five years ago, back when I just started having some disposable income, I took my first "adult" vacation to Maui. Meaning, my parents didn't pay or book my travel, I did it all by myself because I'm a grown up - haha! Ever since then, I've tried to make it out to Maui every year. It is seriously the ideal relaxation destination! Now that I've been to Maui several times, I don't need to worry about exploring the island, hitting up local hot spots, or experiencing everything the island has to offer. This time around my trip itinerary was very simple. Each day went a little something like this: wake up as late as possible, eat, go to the beach, eat, take a nap, eat again. Which is why basically all of my photos were taken on the beach in a swimsuit. By the time I put on some real clothes, it was way past sun down. I don't need to be wearing clothing on vacation anyways!

Once my brain has fully joined me back in the real world, I'll share my favorite Maui spots!