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 Short hair don’t care!

That’s my new motto! Yesterday I went in for a routine cut and decided to make a spontaneous decision to go short. Really short (at least for me!). I’m still trying to get used to the change, but sometimes change is good!

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Rise and Shine

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Turquoise NecklaceTop: Gap Jeans: Gap Necklace: Akola Project Sandals: Anthropologie Ring: Shashi

Long time no see! First off, I’d like to apologize for my absence over here on the blog. I feel incredibly guilty any day I don’t get a post up. So you can only imagine how I felt about a whole week of being MIA. Major anxiety. This morning I was doing some thinking and decided I should probably explain- with a job that requires travel, as well as balancing a long-distance relationship, I can’t always find the time to do everything I want. Finding the perfect balance between work, play, and the blog is a constant battle that I’m still trying to figure out. I know one day, when things settle down, I will find the right recipe to make it all work. But for now, I am doing my best!

That all being said, you definitely have to put things in perspective and really step back and focus on what’s important. When a company like the Akola Project reaches out and tells you about their amazing story, you are quickly brought back to reality. If you haven’t heard of the Akola Project, they are a global accessory brand that is made by and fully benefits marginalized woman. Their story started in Uganda and has now made its way back to our very own Dallas, TX. Brittany, the founder of the Akola Project (also an SMU alum!), is starting local group here in Dallas that will train and employ sexually trafficked women to help with the finishing touches on their products made in Uganda.

I’ll be honest, I had seen their necklaces before and thought they were pretty. Now that I know the meaning behind them, they are even more beautiful! Make sure you check out the Akola Project and their amazing necklaces! And if you’re feeling generous, donate to their cause here!

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Swim Sale

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J.Crew has been one of my go-to shops when it comes to great swimwear for as long as I can remember. I always know I can easily find just what I’m looking for, whether it’s a cute new pattern or a classic shape. Now that summer is in high gear, I’ve realized I could use a few updates. Good thing J.Crew is now offering 30% all swimwear with the code HISUMMER. Perfect timing for 4th of July!

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Need more 4th of July inspiration, don’t miss this post!

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Summer Casual

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Black Tank

Pom Pom Top

Top: For Love & Lemons (similar here) Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique c/o Shorts: Current/Elliott Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Bracelet: Stella & Dot Ring: Elizabeth & James Sandals: Tory Burch (similar here and here)

So, maybe I lied a little in my last outfit post. I know I said I love color in the summer, but here I am right back to my classic black. How could I say no to this easy silhouette and fun detailing?

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Lately

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I don’t know about you, but there has been a lot going on lately. Summer is in full swing and with that comes a lot of upcoming travel for both work and play! If you don’t already, definitely make sure you follow me over on Instagram to keep up with my daily updates and shenanigans!

You may have also noticed that all of my Instagrams above have product links attached (just click on the photo to see product details)! If you want to see all my ready-to-shop Instagrams, click here!

 

 

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Colorful Details

Summer Outfit

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Embroidered top

Summer Tunic

Love BraceletTop: Milk & Honey Shorts: J.Crew Necklace: Maya Brenner (kentucky & texas) Bracelets: Milk & Honey (similar here), Stella & Dot Ring: Elizabeth & James Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Shoes: Paolo Bentini

I know that of all people, I am the first to choose a little black dress over anything else. But when it’s summer and the sun is out, I want color. Lots of color. You may remember from this post that I am a huge fan of embroidery. I love the intricate detail it can add to the most simple of pieces. Plus, it can easily double to add that pop of color I’m craving these days.

Shop some of my favorite embroidered tops below:

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Darling Decor

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Lately I’ve been noticing a ton of home accents that I’m just dying to incorporate into my home. Even though it’s been a couple of months since my move and I’m definitely feeling settled, there’s always room for a little update here and there ; ) These cactus prints need to be mine! How cute are they? Not to mention these covered books - they’re the perfect filler for my bookshelves!

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend! xx

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What to Pack for 4th of July

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Travel Essential

Black Summer Wedges

Black Ellie Kai Dress

Black Dress Ellie KaiDress: Ellie Kai c/o Wedges: Jimmy Choo Earrings: Kendra Scott

This Ellie Kai dress could not have arrived on my doorstep at a better time. Between work and play, I have a lot of travel coming up. I’ve been a big stickler on only packing in a carry-on recently, so making sure I pack light is imperative. This dress really is the ideal travel dress. The fabric stays wrinkle free and it can be dressed up or down –  two birds, one stone.

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Father’s Day Gifts

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Father’s Day is just around the corner (next Sunday to be exact) and if you’re like me, you’re trying to find the perfect gift for the man who has everything. Personally, I know my father always loves getting new clothes (like father, like daughter). If you’re running out of ideas, I would suggest gifting the perfect pair of light jeans for summer. If there is one thing for sure, you know he will get a lot of use out of them! Nordstrom has a great selection of denim for every size and shape, so if you need some help check out this helpful guide!

Happy Friday! xx

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

 

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