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Wednesday

23

July 2014

the babe trip

gals at the resortWhen it’s important, you make a point to make it happen. Which is why my girlfriends and I plan a bi-annual babecation.

This is only the second trip of its kind, but we’ve already made a promise to maintain this tradition because there is just nothing better. Truly. There is nothing better than spending five unobstructed days on the beach with the bests who live as far north as Chicago and south as Bardstown. This will always be a must do.

This year it was Punta Cana, which was perfectly perfect. The water was the brightest of blues, the sun shone like crazy, and the company was one-of-a-kind. We laughed the entire time, got completely caught up with each other’s affairs, and lived by the motto of YOLO pretty much everyday. It was seriously such a blast.

So I have plenty to share from our short time down there but it appears that I was the sole historian. I definitely captured my friends looking gorgeous and having a great time, but I assure you, I was there and did partake in all of the fun. But for now, it is pretty much about them.

Lindsey at the resort breakaways at the resort breakaway at the resort florals at the resort floral at the resort gals at the beachWho are we kidding, Molly’s truest nature is better captured below…

gals at the beach with the real Molly Brittany M at the beach cheers at the beach Brittany H at the beach Molly at the beach Sally at the beach girls at the beachI did manage to be a part of the cliché beach jump shot. Two words. Nailed it.

cliche jumping at the beachAgain, to prove that I was there and these are my friends, is one slightly blurred, unfocused shot. Gotta teach these gals to use the big daddy for next time…

Katie at the beachI have plenty more to share for the remainder of the week, including a quick little outfit post, so make sure to check in for that. Until then, here are some similar options for the cover ups and beach fits the group has sported so far: Brittany Hamp’sBrittany Mac’sSally’sLindsey’sMolly’s, and moi

 

Tuesday

22

July 2014

mileage

Painted Threads topMomma loves a good find.

I ventured over to the juniors section of Nordstrom a few weeks ago in hopes of finding a fun, floral romper and stumbled upon this tank. It appeared to be everything I look for in a top – loosely-fitting, silky-feeling, layer-y, and patterned. Tried it on and knew it was a keeper.

I initially wore it with my trusty distressed Madewell skinny skinnies, but today I’m bringing you three different and easy versions to show you just how much I’m loving it. All three are completely doable and completely up my alley, which means easy, layered, and mix-and-matchable. Exactly how I like to roll.

Painted Threads top with white denimPainted Threads top with white denim and wedges Painted Threads top layered with denim jacket and shorts Painted Threads top with Madewell jacket and Gap shorts Painted Thread top with jacket and shorts Painted Threads top with printed skirt Painted Threads top backsidePainted Threads top with polka dot skirtlook one Painted Threads top | Madewell denim c/o | wedges from a boutique in Charleston (splurge pair, steal pair)

look two | Painted Threads top | Madewell jacket c/o | Gap shorts and sandals | Kate Spade bag

look three | Painted Threads top | J.Crew Factory skirt (similar) | Crown Vintage booties

 images by Annie Jagoditz