Full on

I’ve been dreaming of the day where I just get to sit and relax for about a month. I wanted it to be in my own home. My own bed. My own pillow. So when I got back from Mexico it was only natural to do what I do best–NOTHING.

So I’ve done nothing for the right amount of time, it worked, and now I’m back to structure and consistency. YAY!

For the sake of running on schedule, I’d like to post this look from my time visiting my grandparents in Durango, Mexico. After the mission trip, I took Micah to the place where I was born. I immediately had to show him around the wood area.

For the look-around, I wore this maxi dress from Zaful. Which was perfect enough to feature today as I will be collaborating with them on a project I’m excited to announce with more details later.

This dress is perfect for me because of the ombre feel and the spot on length. The off-the-shoulder sleeves are to die for. I just love how well this dress looks in these neck of the woods.

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Freedom

I’m up early on this special day, the Fourth of July. It’s Independence Day. For me it’s not just a day where I realize or even celebrate how much freedom I have in this country, but it’s a day that fills me with joy because of what it’s done for my family. Yes, it’s giving us liberty, but sometimes I don’t acknowledge the pursuit of happiness aspect of what of the United States has to offer. We are filled with some much happiness here. The main reason is because we are filled with opportunity. That’s a great a freedom to hold.

Thanks to this country and its Founding Father’s I am a first generation college graduate, I am a teacher, I am a sister, a daughter, a child of God, a girlfriend, and a blogger, all of this is based on the opportunities I was given. I suppose it doesn’t matter how I got here, who my parents are, and what they’ve done to be in here, (trust me, they have sacrificed A LOT) what’s important is that they could. Without question. That in itself is grand. And I salute being American every day.

Today on the blog, I wore this pretty white top from the Buckle. The boyfriend jeans had to make an appearance of course. And the bandana allowed me to incorporate red because for some reason I don’t own red like I thought I did.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth, that many fireworks are popped, and that we let freedom ring. Today and everyday. As always.

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Photograph

Deep down, I’m a sucker for some rock-n-roll. I’m a huge fan of Def Leppard and last year I got to see them live, which was amazing. From time-to-time I wear this shirt to remind me of their music and the killer concert I attended.

In October, the band Kansas will be in town, and you bet I’ll be attending. Until then I’ve got this shirt to give me the feels. Something else is the mules I bought last week. Yes, I’m still wearing them. I’ve been wearing them way to much lately, but there are no complaints. I’m simply just enjoying them.

Tomorrow, Micah and I are going to our town’s firework display. That’s about the extent of our celebration. I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on what I’ll be wearing. Until then, have a happy Monday and an even safer 4th of July! As always.

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Weekend Vibes

Although it’s the weekend, sadly I’m reporting that I’ll be Micahless until Monday. He’s off to visit his family in central Kansas. While he’s gone, I’d hope to accomplish a billion things, but nope. I’ve done absolutely nothing. It’s what I do best.

I have been beating the heat in these shorts and detailed top that was a gift from my mom. Some days are better than others in this heat. Today it’s been close to 100 degrees. Yesterday was still windy. Summer in Kansas is unpredictable as most weather conditions are here. As of right how it’s clear skies, sun, and dry heat.

While Micah is out fishing with his family, I’m inside enjoying the cool AC. I’ll see you back on Monday. I’m sending you weekend vibes. As always.

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With the wind

It’s not unusual for there to be wind gusting at 20 plus mph here in Dodge City. In fact, we quiet literally experience these frustrating times about four times a week. It’s become exhausting. In order to get me through these tiring times, I opt for wearing my hair in a high ponytail. It’s life saving.

Today, the hair was fully up giving me time to think and to cool off, two things I needed during the busy morning. These earrings helped bring my outfit together as they played sister to my heels. Now, the top although it may look fall inspired is actually a must have for warm weather. Forget the fall color. This top is super lightweight and cool. During the school year I often wear this top from H&M with a pair of slacks for a professional vibe. Today, as you can see, I’ve transformed it into everyday wear. *Pat on the back.

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  • Earrings@ Gift
  • Top@ H&M
  • Jeans@ Pacsun
  • Heels@ Mexico find

Jump on this

It’s been awhile since I’ve worn this jumper. When I first saw it at Forever 21, I completely, and without thinking got it. Since then I’ve only worn it a handful of times because while it was a great find, it was difficult for me to find different ways to wear this piece.

Today, I decide it to wear a basic white t-shirt underneath it in order to give it a street style vibe. It was perfect for running errands. I also paired it with my day 1 sandals from the Buckle. I got these baby’s way back in the day. I’ve taken such good care of them that to this day, they still keep me satisfied.

In contrast, I wore these bright coral ear rings from the Buckle in order to add variation. This color addition added a unique pop to this outfit. I rather enjoy when colors make a surprise good mix.

What do you think of this color combination? Happy Tuesday, as always.

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Friday stroll

Yesterday it literally rained cats and dogs. We’ve been pretty blessed this year with the amount of rain Kansas has received. So there’s nothing to complain about.

My day was spent shopping at Target and TJMAXX. I’m excited to show you all some of the things I’ve picked up. I’m also going to try to be more creative with IG and possibly post a haul on my findings.

In the meantime I’m excited to blog about this top I picked up from Loft. I’ve been shopping there lately because I’m absolutely in love with their petite section. It’s amazing and figure forming. I mainly shop here for my teacher wardrobe, but I enjoy a top that is perfect for a Friday afternoon stroll.

Micah and I are heading to his buddy’s wedding up state. It’s gonna be a great weekend road trip con mi vida. Wishing you the best. See you Monday. As always.