Remember that time that I unintentionally took a two week vacation from blogging? Whoops! I had good intentions to work from the road, but I decided instead to abandon all responsibilities and just enjoy myself. I do realize that I take a lot of vacations, but this is the first time that I really unplugged and let myself take it easy. Needless to say, very few pictures were taken. I kind of loved it.
We put a lot of miles on George’s car while we were gone. We drove from Houston to Albuquerque to Durango to Taos to Albuquerque to Houston. I think I’m good on road trips for a while.
My fiance George is from Albuquerque, so we try to go out there as much as possible to visit his family. We knew we wanted to go out there this summer some time, and July was the most convenient month for us. It just so happened that his family would be vacationing at Vallecito Lake (near Durango, Colorado) during the time that we had planned to visit. We ended up tagging along on their vacation, which is how we wound up in a lakeside cabin in beautiful Colorado. I like to refer to it as our “meta-vacation” since it was a vacation while on vacation.
These photos were taken in downtown Durango, which was the cutest little place! They had tons of shops and restaurants to browse around in. I ended up getting an adorable little polka dot dress, which I’m sure ya’ll will see on here soon! The rest of our short time spent in Colorado involved fishing/sunning from a boat on the lake, making smores, laughing with all the silly kiddos, and catching up on my reading.
Top: Piperlime / Shorts: JCP / Sandals: Christine by Sole Society / Bag: Tory Burch / Sunglasses: Tory Burch
I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I’d wear a crop top! When the trend started popping up last year, I absolutely loved the look but I didn’t think the trend was for me (hello, fat rolls!).
You guys know I just started trying Le Tote a month or so ago. In case you missed the post, Le Tote is like a subscription service for renting clothes. When I saw they had a few crop tops in their inventory, I added some to my favorites to see if I would get one in a tote. I was secretly hoping that I would get this particular crop top, but I also enjoy being surprised so I never requested it.
It must have been my lucky day, because I got the top in my second tote! I love this one because it’s simple and not revealing. I styled it in a way that was a bit edgy, but still felt like me. I love that the vest gives extra coverage so that there’s just a sliver of skin exposed at the waist (depending on how high you lift your arms, of course). Add that with a high-waisted full skirt, and voila! The crop top is actually flattering on me. Who would have guessed?!
Top: Le Tote / Vest: Old Navy / Skirt: Target / Sandals: Zara / Bag: Tory Burch
I’ve been drawn to white/light colored pieces the past few times I’ve gone shopping, which is not typically a color I gravitate towards. I’m not sure if it’s the weather, or my impending bride-dom, but something about white is just really appealing to me lately. I picked up this dress at Anthro over the weekend because I loved the easy-meets-fancy vibe it has going on. The top is a t-shirt type of material, which makes the dress so comfortable and effortless. However, I think next time I’ll try it with a belt to give my waist more definition since the fit is a little loose.
In other news, I’ll be on the road for the next couple of weeks for summer vacation! I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to post on the blog while I’m gone, but you can always follow my adventures via Instagram.
Dress: Anthropologie / Heels: Kate Spade / Bag: Tory Burch
Last weekend I went to the Downtown Aquarium for the first time ever! It’s kind of crazy to me that I had never been there before, seeing as how I’ve lived less than 10 minutes away from it for 4+ years now. I love aquariums and I visit them every time I go to a new city, so I figured it was time to give my hometown aquarium a try. It’s really not anything special or fancy, but we took the kiddo and we all had a great time. Little munchkin loved petting the sting rays so much that we probably could have left him there without him ever noticing we were gone!
I also have to mention that we had an excellent three day weekend. We got to visit the aquarium, go to the science museum, went swimming at the pool twice, lit sparklers in the backyard, etc. Life has always been a fun adventure for me, but it’s even better with a seven year old!
Dress: H&M / Flats: Target / Bag: Tory Burch / Headband: Ban.do