Epic Weekend

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I love shopping with my friend Kara. One time when we were at H&M we bought “Epic Weekend” shirts. I’m so glad I wore such “Epic Weekend” shirt this weekend because it was, well, epic.

I got to catch up with hometown friends at my friend Anna’s wedding. [The ceremony was beautiful AND we got to dance to great songs like “Uptown Funk” and “Shake It Off”]

I went to my first outdoor concert of the season. [BELLA CAIN IN THE RAIN but also in a very large tent…so we were high and dry, and they sang Big Red Wagon!]

I discovered a new boutique shop. [And justified buying a new dress because it was HOT and I was wearing jeans.]

I got iced coffee with my friend Ellie and we got to sit outside. [LOVE that girl.]

My BFF Katie got engaged. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).[Stay tuned for more pictures and happiness to follow!]

Megan and I are working on taking more pictures together. As cute as I FELT that night, I can't say I'm very content with the picture!

Megan and I are working on taking more pictures together. As cute as I FELT that night, I can’t say I’m very content with the picture!

What did y’all do this weekend?

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“Wait A Minute-It’s A One-Peice!” Yeah, That’s A Romper

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I am thinking this is the year I jump on the Romper Train. So far my wardrobe only consists of one romper (and it has a beach-cover-up vibe). Therefore, my wardrobe could really use some romper-lovin this summer. I am ready to take rompers to the next level!

Since we’re talking about rompers, I have to bring up this video that my BFF Katie shared with me months ago.

I think girls wear rompers to brunch?

It’s just a very simple way to make a very strong statement with one piece of clothing.

Here are some of my favorite rompers of the season:

This one's from Urban Outfitters. I would feel like Katniss with this  glamorous yet tough-girl look.

This one’s from Urban Outfitters. I would feel like Katniss with this glamorous yet tough-girl look.

I saw this romper at Target quite a while ago and I should have made the purchase ASAP because (not surprisingly) it is now sold out.

I saw this romper at Target quite a while ago and I should have made the purchase ASAP because (not surprisingly) it is now sold out.

Bachelorette party, anyone? I love this romper from Forever 21.

Bachelorette party, anyone? I love this romper from Forever 21.

Who knew rompers could look good in the long sleeve variety, too? Way to make that happen, Forever 21.

Who knew rompers could look good in the long sleeve variety, too? Way to make that happen, Forever 21.

Elephants + Black/White = Perfection.  ASOS, you've outdone yourself.

Elephants + Black/White = Perfection. ASOS, you’ve outdone yourself.

This one is from ASOS and it might be my favorite. What perfect party attire, am I right?

This one is from ASOS and it might be my favorite. What perfect party attire, am I right?

After finding all of these rompers, I tweeted:

Rompers are way too risky to buy online. But boy am I tempted! #girlprobs

Can I get an amen?!

Selfie Sunday

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Do you know what day it is?

HUMP DAY!

AND April Fool’s Day!

But I really wasn’t trying to pull a fast one on y’all by posting a “Selfie Sunday” post on a Wednesday.

I titled this post Selfie Sunday because these selfies were taken on Sunday (clever points, or naw?). Sometimes I feel like I waste an outfit when I put together something cute for church and then switch to gym clothes or other pajamas for the rest of the day. I usually consider one of two options (1) recycle the outfit for the next day, or (2) blog about it! I should really start doing both 🙂

So here’s what I wore this past seasonally transitional weekend:

I'm glad it's finally warm enough for me to wear this cute dress. I love the lace pocket!

I’m glad it’s finally warm enough for me to wear this cute dress. I love the lace pocket!

Cute yellow chair, am I right? A friend from my roommate's church totally GAVE it to us. Love it!

Cute yellow chair, am I right? A friend from my roommate’s church totally GAVE it to us. Love it!

My mom gave me these mini-Uggs for Christmas, and I'm shocked at how often I wear them!

My mom gave me these mini-Uggs for Christmas, and I’m shocked at how often I wear them!

OBV it is not summer so bare legs is not an option at this point. Leggings FOR THE WIN!

OBV it is not summer so bare legs is not an option at this point. Leggings FOR THE WIN!

I can’t wait to bust out more spring and summer clothes… and maybe store some of my winter stuff at Mom and Dad’s house for a while!

#ONAMI14

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With one wedding and a few trips under my belt, it’s safe to say that summer is in full swing!

I got to take a girl trip last week. We went to Florida and it was as hot as it was fun. I loved taking some time to simply BE with some people I love.

We ate good food (think: fish), did some successful shopping (dressses!) and I shamelessly took some naps (indoors and outdoors).

I Always Snatch The Good Ones

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One thing I’ve historically loved about being a freshman mentor for two years of college, is that I have always been able to “snatch the good ones” as soon as they step on campus. And I’ve always had all good ones 🙂

I realize I’m biased and partial and all that but seriously I have become friends with some very wonderful, special, unique, interesting people that I wouldn’t have otherwise met.

Brittany is one of those people I met through the freshman mentor program last year when she was a freshman and I was a junior.

Beautiful, strong, disciplined, smart & incredibly inspiring Brittany is someone I admired right away. Spending time with her today was especially great when the first thing we noticed about eachother was our Wisconsin sports outfits. We were obviously meant to be friends, and I have to say that our get-together was nothing short of fabulous.

ImageTwo curly blondes 🙂

My Mama Taught Me How To Shop

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If there’ such thing as being a skilled shopper, my mom is it. In high school, we spent many Friday nights in the malls and let me tell you-my mom finds the deals! Shopping is often a big part of our vacations, too. I love this picture of my sister and mom outside one of our favorite Florida stores.

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Like You Got Anywhere Better To Be

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I went downtown on Saturday! Sometimes, planning a day downtown Chicago seems like too much of a burden and I end up stuck in the suburbs all weekend. Maybe the key is to do what we did-plan last minute! My friend Brittany hit me up earlier Saturday morning asking if I wanted to go. Our friend Sara joined us, too, and we met up with some other college friends for dinner and Starbucks.

ImageDespite the blurriness, I’m actually a fan of this artsy picture. My friends are stylish, which helps 🙂

Brittany, Sara and I had a real good time shopping at H&M. In hindsight, it’s probably a good thing that all the stores were closing as we were shopping… otherwise more damage might have been done.