Galapagos Islands // Part Two

Santa Cruz Galapgos Island

Fish Market Santa Cruz Galapgos

Galapgos Taxi Boats

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Galapgos Tortoise

Taxi Boat Galapgos Islands

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Donkey Santa Cruz Galapagos

Santa Cruz Galapgos Islands Market

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Although my last post primarily featured photos of the amazing wildlife and scenery from our trip to the Galapagos Islands, I was also able to enjoy the small town of Santa Cruz and explore “city” life while I was there. Looking back at these photos makes me realize how much I miss this trip!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! xx

 

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Galapagos Islands // Part One

Espanola Galapgos Islands

Galapagos Espanola Bird

Blue Footed Boobie

The Galapgos Islands Ocean

Galapagos Bird

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Espanola Galapagos Islands

The Galapgos Islands Espanola Albatraz

San Cristobal Galapagos Boats

To say that my trip to the Galapagos Islands was memorable would be putting it lightly. It was a once in a lifetime trip filled with experiences that will stay with me forever! Trying to capture the beauty in a photo was no easy task – they were truly some of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. Whether I was on a hike around an island or snorkeling in the ocean with sharks (yes, I swam with sharks!), I constantly had to remind myself to take it all in!

One of the most fascinating things to me about the Galapagos besides the views, was obviously the wildlife. There were SO many wild animals to see, but it was their behavior that was like nothing I’ve experienced before. When it comes to humans they are fearless, which allows you to experience their world up close and personal like never before! I’ll be the first to admit, I hate birds I am not a bird person. That being said, there is no way you can go to the Galapagos and not admire the albatross with their insanely large wing-span or the blue footed boobies and their goofy little dance.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more! In the meantime, to see some additional photos from our trip, hop on over to Instagram!

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Summer Staple // Little White Dress

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Summer White Dress

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Tan Strappy SandalsDress: Gap (also in blue white and denim) Shoes: Joie (newer version here) Sunglasses: Nordstrom Necklace: Kendra Scott Clutch: Club Monaco (similar version here) Ring: Nordstrom

This little white dress from Gap has quickly become my summer staple. So much so that I went back and scored this denim version on sale this past weekend! HOLLA! We all know how I feel about a good fit & flare, but I love how feminine this dress makes me feel the minute I put it on! And did I mention it has pockets? Do I dare say BEST DRESS EVER?!

If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you scoop yourself up one (or two) of these dresses while you still can. Let’s be honest, we still have a lot of warm weather ahead of us here in Dallas!

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Packing Guide: The Galapagos Islands

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 3 days. That’s how many I have to wait until I am in the Galapagos Islands! I could not be more excited about this summer adventure! Today, I decided to make a little packing guide to highlight some of the items I’ll be taking with me on my trip! Make sure to follow along here!

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Pink Stripes

Pink And White Striped Dress

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Gap Striped Dress

Pink Striped DressDress: Gap Necklace: J.Crew Shoes: Steve Madden Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Bag: Loeffler Randall

 It’s no secret that I love an easy dress. I went into Gap this weekend in search of work-out clothes and what did I end up with? This dress. I’m a sucker for a good fit-and-flare but was torn between the black and white version and these beige-y pink stripes. Ultimately I ended up choosing pink and couldn’t be happier. I even wore it out that night!

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Shop more of my favorite summer dresses here!

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Lately

Kendra Scott Gold and White Drusy Ring

Kendra Scott Druzy Ring // Gold & White
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Kendra Scott White Pendant Necklace // Everly Pop-Over Dress
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Pink Tassel Necklace

Pink Tassel Necklace // FE NY Sunglasses // Pavé Ring
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 A little bit of lately! Make sure to follow along on Instagram for even more! xx

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The Must Haves from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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I’m sure you don’t live under a rock so you are fully aware that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is currently in full swing. But now that you’ve had some time to look around, see what’s available, and think about what you may want – I thought I would highlight a few of my personal sale favorites!

For example, this leather jacket was a no-brainer. I’ve been wanting a tan leather jacket for a few years now and could never find the right one. Well ladies, my search is over! I’m also a huge fan of oversized sweaters and this one I could not resist.

Let me just say that I am in no way ready for summer to be over but I have to admit, this sale has gotten me pretty excited about cooler weather! Bring on the tailgates!

xx, thanks for stopping by!

 

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Summer Colors

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IMG_6724Dress : Everly (also in blue/green) Shoes: Tory Burch sold out (loving this similar pair) Earrings: Nordstrom Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Watch: Michele Necklace: Michael Kors Lips: YSL Pink in Devotion

Last week I mentioned how I have a huge weakness for the little white dress for summer, but my love for bold prints and bright color comes in close second. There really is no better time than summer to make a statement, especially one that includes these fun pom-pom earrings! I found this dress at Nordstrom for under $50 (I know, major score!) and could definitely see myself going back to get it in another color. It’s lightweight and perfect for any summer BBQ or outdoor concert!

Photography by Jay Briggs.

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Little White Dress

White Summer Dress

Free People White and Gold Dress

Sheer White Dress

Free People babydoll Dress

Embroidered Dress

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Free People White DressDress: Free People Shoes: DVF Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Lip: Bobbi Brown Watch: Michele Necklace: Michael Kors

If I could wear a dress every day, I would. In reality, I pretty much do. They’re just too easy to slip on and instantly look put-together.

The first time I saw this Free People dress at Nordstrom it was love at first sight. I didn’t purchase it right away, but that fact that I kept thinking about it was a sign. There’s just too much to love. As you know, I’m obsessed with white. I also adore the intricate gold details that sets it apart from the other white dresses I already own. Last but not least, it has the ultimate detail that easily made it a done deal: it’s twirl worthy.

Shop more of my favorite little white dresses below:

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Special thanks to Jay Briggs for the photography!

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.

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Patio Living

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My sister and I absolutely love our new place. Together, we’ve combined our belongings to make ourselves feel right at home. The only area of the house that still needs some improvement is the backyard. With plenty of room to work with, we have both a deck and small yard that need a little lot of TLC. My goal for the rest of the summer is to make a cozy patio area where we can relax and entertain. One thing I know for sure, a fire pit will be included!

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