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Lavender Love

I wore this dress last night on a little date with Chad.
I love that we can decide last minute to take a little stroll from our house down to the square. Since we are there during the day, we know what the hustle and bustle is like at that time. But, it’s nice to change it up and see it at night, too. There is definitely a different vibe and it’s just so magical down there. We strolled hand and hand trying to decide what we wanted to eat for dinner. Talking and dreaming and scheming. Just a few of my favorite things to do with my gingersnap.  And this dress was just perfect for a summery Texas evening.
The color, the flutter sleeve, the fit. Everything about it.

I’ve collaborated with one of my favorites, Maude Boutique, for a little giveaway!
So, hop on over to my Instagram to win this dress!

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*If you’re in the “Fall” mood, check out Maude’s new Seychelles booties. I’m in love!*

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Cotton Candy Sunrise

When I received this gorgeous dress in the mail from Shabby Apple, so many different photo opportunities came to mind. I loved the simple beauty of it. The fit, the length, the details. Chad and I had been talking about waking up early to enjoy a Texas sunrise one morning, so I thought, why not take a few photos while we are at it?

Sometimes, on the weekends, Chad and I will hop in the car and cruise around with the windows down.  Sipping a cold drink, summer just blowing through our hair. And all of a sudden, i’ll get the urge to drive down this long, winding country road just around the corner from our house. I’ll call out “wait, wait! turn!” and our car slowly makes it’s way down the road that turns old rundown buildings into corn fields.

There is something about a country road that just soothes my soul.  I love the beauty of the wide open spaces.  I love watching the tall grass blow in the wind like waves in the ocean. Reaching out across the horizon, as if begging the sun to bend down and kiss the tops of each grain of wheat.  I close my eyes and breathe it in.  Fresh air.  There is nothing in this world that beats the smell of wildflowers and freshly cut grass.  A historic prairie home sits at the top of the hill. Overlooking miles of corn fields and crops.  We dream about living there some day. A farm of our own with chickens, a few toddlers running around barefoot and causing trouble. Maybe even a horse. It’s a completely different world three minutes down that road.
Leaving reality and diving headfirst into the untouched beauty of nature just gives my heart the jolt it needs.  There is something so peaceful about it. It makes me feel whole.

So that morning, we drove down that road, past the oceans of grass, past the prairie house as it was waking up to greet the day, and we found the perfect spot.  A field of wheat that had recently been harvested.  There was something so raw and natural about it as the sun came up over the trees.  The light was a soft pink and everything felt a little bit like cotton candy. A cotton candy sunrise.  A magical, quiet moment in a loud and busy world.

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Dress: c/o Shabby Apple
Necklace: c/o Chain Crochet
Shoes: Target
Bag: c/o Lulu*s

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Now, go enjoy a morning sunrise this weekend. You’ll thank me for it.

Endless Summer

I can’t help but be sad that summer is winding down around here.  Granted, Texas summers last a lot longer than most. While others start experiencing the crisp fall temperatures, we are still sweating in our bikinis on the weekends. Not that I’m complaining. Time seems to be flying by this year.  People always say as you get older, time goes faster. They weren’t lying!

That being said, since summer is still here, I will still be wearing rompers. I just absolutely love this one from Riffraff. It’s one of those outfits you can throw on and know that it will end up looking cute.  It’s perfect for summery weekends. Morning trip to the farmers market, strolling around our historic little square…you get the picture.

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Romper: c/o Riffraff
**Use the discount code signeroo at checkout for 10% off!!**
Shoes: Seychelles
Bag: c/o Savoir-Faire
Sunglasses: Target

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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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