The Last Summer Look

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Looks like this is going to be my very last look for the summer. Guys, you know I love a great deal… I actually found this top from Walmart for $9. Typically, I don’t think about my clothing needs when I go into Walmart. I usually run in grab what I need and run out as fast as I can.

I want to encourage you all to walk through the clothing section of these types of stores, you never know what kind of items you may find there. Granted, you may not find the very best quality, but how many times would I really wear this type of shirt? Not very often, which means there is no need to spend a lot of money on something you may wear only a few times. I actually wore this shirt for the first time on Independence Day. I wore it with a pair a denim shorts just like these but I was going for the red white and blue look.

Shirt: Walmart similar here ~ Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch ~ Shoes: Target 

The Ultimate Summer Look

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Today’s look screams summer! It actually reminds me of my childhood. A tank top, shorts, and sneakers were my summer uniform. Back in the good old days, I spent my summers riding bikes, playing tag, and making up obstacle courses. What were some of your best summer memories?

Shirt: Abercrombie similar here and here ~ Shorts: T.J. Maxx similar here and here ~ Shoes: Nike

Staying Hydrated

Processed With DarkroomSo many people are chronically dehydrated. It is recommended that we each get at least 8, 8oz glasses of water a day. Or you can drink half your body weight in ounces. Whatever is manageable. All day I’m drinking water to try to stay hydrated.

I’ve discovered the best way to ensure you are drinking the recommended amount of water is to have an amazing cup you are excited to drink out of. My favorite of all favorites is they hydroflask. I bought my first one last November and I was hooked. I love how they don’t sweat when you have cold water in it. You can leave them in the car and your water will stay cool. They even come with interchangeable tops. Some days you may want a cup, others you may want a straw. Whatever you like it is customizable.

If you are looking for a way to get more water into your diet, try using this amazing water bottle and see if you are instantly hydrated.

Black Lace Cami & Weekend Travels

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Hi Friends,

I have been wanting a lace cami for some time now, I found this one from Abercrombie for only $14. I am excited about his shirt because I know it will work very well in the colder months under a cardigan or jacket, for now, we get to see the amazing details of this top.

I actually have this packed with me in my suitcase, this weekend Frank and I are going to a couples retreat offered by my church. I’m so excited, I love conferences and investing in my marriage is something Frank and I put at the top of our priority list. I will be sure to tell you all how it went.

Lace Trim Cami: Abercrombie ON SALE!  ~ Skrit Thrifted similar here, here, and here

The White Button Down Dress

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After you identify what your style is, you will be able to determine what stores suit your style best. It will help determine if certain items will go with other items in your closet. For example, I love almost everything from Free People, but it doesn’t typically fit into my style. Not to say, I may not have a few things from them, but those are the super cute wild cards.

After you determine what store will work best for your style, shopping will become a breeze. After you build your wardrobe you won’t HAVE to go shopping so often and you will be able to identify where you have gaps in your wardrobe.

Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch similar here and here ~ Belt: Thrifted similar here ~ Shoes (old) similar here and here

 

Gingham Midi Dress & Utility Vest

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Midi Skirts and Fashion Risk

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July 4th Outfit Inspiration

Look 1:
Dress: old similar here and here ~ Necklace: Old similar here ~ Shoes: old similar here

Look 2:
Shirt: Express similar here ~ Pants: J-Crew similar here ~ Shoes: Target

Look 3:
Dress: Abercrombie ~ Crossbody Bag: Michael Kors ~ Shoes: Target

Look 4:
Shirt: J-Crew (ON SALE!) ~ Shorts: old similar here and here ~ Necklace: J-Crew ~ Shoes: Target

Look 5:
Shirt: Beacon Threads ~ Skirt: old similar here ~ Shoes: Target