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Back To Reality

Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind these past few weeks have been. The mission trip Chad and I went on to Costa Rica was absolutely humbling, heart wrenching and joy filled. All at once.  I worked at a medical clinic most of the days we were there, while Chad filmed a house build in San Jose. The family lived in a dangerous, poverty filled area.  I don’t say that lightheartedly.  Or with judgment.  The days were long, but rewarding. My feet ached from standing all day and I threw myself into bed every night and fell fast asleep. We were also able to enjoy a few fun-filled days there (just the two of us), as well.
That was great fun, and we built lasting memories that I will forever treasure.

More about that later, but for today, I figured I would get back into the swing of things with a good ol’ outfit post. After wearing Nike shorts and tank tops every day, it felt nice to get dressed up, play with my hair and take time to put make up on! (Let’s see how long that lasts, shall we?)
With that said, it’s going to be a scorcher today. That usually means a good maxi dress or jumper will be my daily uniform.

I have so much to talk about, but I will save it for later.
I have endless amounts of work to do at the office, and it always seems like there is not enough time to catch up!

Hope you all enjoy this beautiful Monday!

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Romper: Forever 21
Bracelets: Forever 21
Heels: c/o Riffraff

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Retro Vibes

I love a good cut-out dress. Not to mention, one that fits the retro vibe that I love so much.
This BB Dakota dress from Lulu*s is the perfect summer dress.
Not to mention, there are so many ways to style it!

This may have to be packed into the suitcase for Costa Rica this weekend.  I am so looking forward to spending some time in a place I have always wanted to visit, but I feel so scattered here at home! I have so many things going on right now, and I feel like every time we get close to finishing something…we jet out of town! And it’s already July!  How in the world did that happen?  I’m looking forward to having Friday off and hanging out with friends. I need at least one “chill” day before we leave again!
Plus, the 4th is one of my favorite holidays!
Hamburgers, watermelon, fireworks, picnic blankets.
Americana, at it’s finest!
Hope everyone has some fun plans for the Holiday!

 

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BB Dakota Dress c/o Lulu*s
Heels: c/o Windsor
Sunglasses: c/o Lulu*s
Purse: c/o Lulu*s

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Summer Breeze

I have to ask myself the dreaded question….”Is it really Monday, already?” This weekend honestly just flew by faster than I even expected.  I helped host a friends bridal shower this weekend, and we decided to have it at my house. It was the first time that many people had been over since we purchased it last October, and boy was it stressful!  Don’t get me wrong, it was so fun to have everyone over and all the ladies were so wonderful and gracious with their compliments. (But, of course, as the homeowner? I’m secretly thinking about all the spots that haven’t been painted and all of the work we still have left to do!)  Not to mention, our air duct system is not the greatest, so I was constantly running to turn the AC down as low as it would go!  That’s the wonderful part about Texas summers and old homes. Now if we can just get screens on our windows, we can enjoy a nice summer breeze!

Speaking of summer, this dress just screams summer to me.  I love how breezy it is and the low back adds a special little touch. Vinnie Louise just kills it with these sweet, summery dresses.
Perfect for Texas weather!

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Dress: c/o Vinnie Louise
Shoes: c/o Lulu*s
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Sunflower Love

I am usually 100% against wearing jeans during the summer.  Mainly because we live in Texas, but also because the heat and humidity act  like a vacuum and as soon as I step outside, my nice fitting jeans immediately suction cup themselves to my legs in a fit of sweaty grossness.

It’s true.
It’s not a pretty sight.
That being said, I decided to suck it up for today and today only.
There is a slight breeze in the air, so they aren’t desperately clinging to my legs quite yet.
Our boss is letting us watch the soccer game at a pub across the street today, and if we win, we get to go home early. So everyone cross your fingers and toes for me!
I did my best to find a “USA” shirt, but all I found was this Arkansas one. And I mean, it’s a part of the United States, so it made sense to me in my moment of “clothes all over the floor, five minutes left until I need to get out the door” desperation.
Makes sense, right?

Fingers crossed! Toes crossed!
This girl wants an early day off!

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Jeans: Gap
Top: c/o Riffraff
Shoes: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Target

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