07.10.2017

Weekend Recap || One Last Fling

(A little girl’s day and night in the desert…. I swear Harper had fun!)

I head into this week ahead with great anticipation for next weekend. And, while I do this quite often, I’m especially excited because at the end, my sister is getting married! There’s been so much preparation that has gone into all the fun festivities and the wedding day, that at the last minute, Allison and I decided to have a little girl’s night away as a last little fling before she ties the knot (bachelorette party here). We packed up Saturday morning, Harper in tow, and headed out to our favorite spot in the desert. The day was spent lounging by the pool and sipping margaritas when Harper slept… and chasing her around when she was awake. We ended the day watching RomComs, eating pizza, and sipping rosé in bed. There was laughter, reminiscing, and some real talk about our hopes and dreams for the future….

And, as I sit here tonight, I think about the speech I have to give come Saturday evening. I’ve struggled to sum up a 28 year relationship in a mere 5 minutes…. and, while I have it written, my hope is that I am able to convey the depth of meaning this special relationship has in my life. So, in reflection, I head into this week with great anticipation, but also profound appreciation for the forever friendship I have been blessed with.

I hope you all had a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead! xx

(Breakfast at Reservoir… obsessed with the decor….)

(Quite possibly one of my favorite places in the desert.)

 (Cardboard boxes + wine glasses for a takeout kinda night…..)

(Someone didn’t want to leave the desert….. wrinkly dress, slides, little miss’ dress)

(Loves her Aunty….)

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I always love looking at Monday as a fresh new start to the week. So, we spent Sunday evening grilling some chicken and turkey burgers, as well as chopping a few veggies, to ensure clean eating for the week ahead. I’m thinking about making this blueberry bark as a little post dinner treat, and I’m planning on sharing a blueberry smoothie with you this week for Wellness Wednesday… it’s super refreshing for this heat wave we are experiencing….

And speaking of the heat wave, I’ll be living in lightweight layers this week in an attempt to stay cool…. this little romper will be on heavy rotation, as will this gingham crop top, and stripe tee.

I found a few great basics over the weekend that I am planning to add to my closet. This twist front ribbed v-neck tee is super cute (and I love the texture the ribbing adds), stripe ribbed scoop neck tank, super cozy lightweight hoodie (I’m such a sucker for these), thermal oversized tee, and this thermal oversized henley…. all such versatile pieces and great for layering or solo. I am also loving these slit front jeans and think they’re a fun alternative to regular distressed jeans. For the cooler summer evenings, I am obsessed with this chunky off the shoulder sweater and this lighter-weight pullover.  Oh, and I think these blush slides are seriously so cute… perfect for after the pool or just running errands.

We have a wedding to go to in three weeks and for some reason I am really wanting a pretty black dress…. and am looking to top it with all my favorite gold accessories. I have my eye on this basic long dress with a cutout back, ruffle wrap off the shoulder dress, gorgeous cut-out halter dress…. although, it might be more than I want to spend, so I am also looking at this similar one.

A few other adorable dresses for summer, both basic and a little more on the fun side, include this open back ruffle dress (I really like the white and mauve options), grommet detailed black maxi dress, and this cute little tank dress.

And, since I am looking to incorporate a little more leisure on the weekends, I am loving this lounge set, cozy cactus pullover (I actually own this and love it) and shorts, and this rosé graphic sweatshirt.

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