Bon Anniversaire

dress: max studio, boots: thifted, belt: ny&co

I celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago but since I am terrible at prompt updating, I'm just now posting pictures. It has been quite the year. I am happy where I am in life, though and hope the next year will bring good health, happiness and success for my family, friends and me.

A beautiful cake made by my lovely and talented mom :)

Orange Rust

dress: daisy fuentes, boots: steve madden, top: forever21, earrings: gift from sister



I visited a small town carnival last weekend, where I enjoyed some of the best parts of summer: warm nights, live music and funnel cakes. I am not embarrassed to admit I ate almost an entire funnel cake by myself. It was delicious; no regrets!

skirt: tjmax, top: forever21, bag: liz claiborne, shoes: tar-jay

Happy end of summer, blogosphere!


Hot Town, Summer in the City

A long, hot and dry summer is finally ending. The back-to-school department at Target is stocked with erasers and shiny pens, and the very first hint of decaying leaves is in the air.

Iowa endured a long drought this season. Some recent rain has calmed people's nerves but the corn and crops suffered. The grass is trying hard to look green but the patchy yellow spots are apparent.

I am making the best of it and wearing only the simplest outfits in the most breathable fabrics. Giant sunglasses are non-negotiable in this heat. 

dress: lucy&laurel, sandals: target, sunglasses: forever21

Stay cool and happy end of summer!


Picnic Polka Dot

I got this top in ninth grade at Old Navy. I forgot about it for awhile and when I found it again I thought, I could totally wear this with tons of stuff. Also wearing: steve madden wedges, thrifted shorts, jacqueline smith kmart collection purse (+10 points for catching the reference) and forever 21 necklace.

I leave you with mini horses!


Apartment Decor

Pictures of my new apartment! I love it here.
Wood paneling adds character but is tricky to decorate.
I went for an eclectic style with warm earth tones.
The bedroom is a work in progress but will be black and white when finished.

Have a great weekend!


Go Outside

skirt: target, similar shirt, steve madden boots,

Wishing everyone an upbeat and productive week...


Two Atoms in a Molecule

Probably one of the last outfit pics in my apartment before I move...!

Nesting (adorable) owl

One of my best buds

Springtime, birds and nice weather. It's all pretty great.