Extra Weekend

 This is my It’s Monday. But it’s still the ‘weekend’! expression.
With Monday being a holiday we had an extra day to wear our weekend duds! If you know me, you know that practically no weekend ensemble is complete without a splash of neon!  Monochromatic with a pop of neon is always right, but since neon is such a trend right now, it’s even more on point.

Add sparkles, stripes, braided belt, lace-edged skirt, and ‘snakeskin’ sandals for even more visual interest. 
Did you notice how this outfit is really, really simple in its foundations? It’s a tank, sweater, an ‘easy’ bottom (skirt with shorts underneath to keep things modest), and sandals.  How quickly could a tank top, sweater, and shorts look uninspired and boring? Mixing up the details are what really make the outfit stand out.

{hot pink details}


Style Secrets
Sunnies: Target
Sweater: Tag Sale
Tank: Tag Sale
Skirt: American Eagle
Purse: Consignment Shop
Sandals: Thrifted
Nail Polish (not on in pics): Pixi

Have a great week!
xo

Red, White, Blue, Lace, Zebra

I’m such a sucker for dressing for holidays. And sometimes kitschy is fun, too, but I think it’s great to dress for the occasion a bit more subtly. I’m still wearing red (bangles & vintage earrings), white (dress, first day of the season to wear it…mixed with cream), and blue (ice blue eyeliner), but I don’t think the outfit screams, “Walking American flag.” I like to save that for the Fourth of July 😉
The zebra heels are a fun surprise element to this vintage shift dress, and with the rattan heels, are so summery. First Heidi braids of the season, and with bangs, too! Love it so much. 
It was so funny because I spent the rest of the day adventuring, and it seemed everywhere I stopped people loved this dress! I say that because when my mom was visiting a month ago, and we were cleaning out my closet, she put this in my “donate” pile. Mom, I think I’m going to keep it, sorry 🙂
Another huge THANK YOU to all families, past & present, who carry the burden of their loved ones’ sacrifices for our country. Thank you. We will miss them, honor them, and never forget. 
Have a GREAT week!
xo

Memorial Day Weekend

This goes out to all of those who have given their lives to fight for our country…and to their families. I drove past many cemeteries this weekend and it stills my heart for a moment, and yet uplifts it, to see a small American flag placed near the graves of veterans. 
Please don’t neglect to reflect on, honor and remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country.
But of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t also suggest you try this recipe:
Mmmmmm, talk about yum-ness! I used sweet potato fries, because it’s what I had handy, and it was still incredibly delicious. I’ve made these twice so far this weekend alone. And yes, there’s a gluten-free hot dog buried under them to catch all of the wonderful leftover seasonings! 
Click the link under the picture for the recipe.
Peach Lemonade
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe, my dears!