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Hi friends! Welcome back! Hope you are having a great start to the week so far. Okay first of all, sorry for the obnoxious amount of photos you just had to scroll through. I couldn't narrow it down any further. I just love how this shoot turned out. Anyway, does anyone else feel super overwhelmed with life lately? Since the world has opened back up for the most part, I feel like I have an insane amount of events to go to all of a sudden. Life has been a whirlwind these last couple months. Between moving, weddings, bbq's, and making time for friends and family, I don't think we'll be able to fully relax again until the fall. I'm someone who absolutely loathes being busy so as much as I'm excited to have some freedom back, I'm equally stressed about it all. I've gotten so used to sitting on my couch binge-watching TV shows that I feel like I don't know how to navigate the real world anymore and my social anxiety is at an all time high. This past weekend was the last weekend that we will have to ourselves for a while so we decided to do all the things we love. On Saturday, we went to a really fun outdoor brunch, then had a nice dinner. Sunday was a relaxing day spent watching TV shows and hanging outside drinking beer in our courtyard. It was lovely. You know what else was lovely? My outfit!

The brunch idea was a random spur of the moment decision that I came up with when we woke up on Saturday morning. Jason just bought a new camera and wanted to test it out for this week's blog shoot so I quickly put together this look that I thought was equally cute for brunch and blog-worthy. I got this adorable top a few months ago and never had a chance to wear it. I was also a little hesitant about wearing it because you have to go braless which is usually difficult for me due to my boob situation. I sized up to a medium and it ended up fitting perfectly! No bra necessary and my ladies stayed put the whole day. I styled it with these super flattering and super affordable white distressed jeans and a pair of strappy white sandals. This is easily one of my favorite looks of the season so far! All outfit details are listed below. Unfortunately almost everything I have on is sold out but I'll link similar options. Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.

Outfit Deetz:

Top: H&M (unfortunately this print is sold out but they have a few other colors/prints available here)-Size M

Jeans: Target (these are sold out but here is a really similar pair)

Sandals: Sam Edelman (size 5.5-true to size)

Purse: Mango (currently sold out in this color but you can sign up to be notified. The black is available now though!)

Sunnies: Mango (sold out but here is a similar pair)

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Hi friends! Welcome back! Remember when I said I was going full force with the pink outfits this season? I meant it. I mean how anyone can possibly resist buying every single pink item of clothing is beyond me. Give me all the pinks in all the shades please! But seriously, after the rough year we all had last year, it makes my heart sing to see all of the bright fun colors everyone is wearing this summer. It's such a nice change from the same old neutrals we're so used to seeing. Don't get me wrong, your girl loves herself some neutral tones, but it's just really exciting to see some vibrancy for a change. I'll admit I'm still a little shy when it comes to venturing outside of my little pink world, but I am definitely looking forward to trying out some different bold colored looks in the upcoming weeks.

On another note, does anyone else find themselves "Instagram shopping" more than regular online shopping? I don't mean literally shopping on Instagram which is also a thing. What I mean is I realized that a big portion of the items I purchase are items that I've seen on influencers that I decided I need to have. If I see something someone has on that I love (and isn't tagged) I don't hesitate to send them a message asking where they got it from and what size they're wearing for reference. I used to be someone who would spend hours scrolling through the "new in" sections of my favorite online clothing sites, but I'm at a place where I just feel like I no longer have the time or patience to do that. Instead, I gain inspo from some of the girls I come across on "the gram" and I'll either buy the exact item they're wearing or I'll do my own research on similar items and create my own spin on the looks I like. The best is when I see an outfit I love and remember I already have items in my own closet that I can use to recreate a similar look. In this case, it was a combination of both. I saw this shirt on one of my favorite influencers and within 1 minute and 30 seconds I clicked "check out" because wow! The color, the fit, the quality. A thousand times YES! Then, I recreated the look with a similar pair of pants that I already own and finished it off with a basic little cropped tank and an incredibly uncomfortable, but super cute pair of heeled sandals. If you're ever in a fashion rut, my advice is to follow some fashion girls on social media. 9 times out of 10 you will start to feel inspired again. The downside is your bank account might side-eye you for it, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. Haha get it? Wow I'm embarrassing and this was a long one. I'm sorry.

All outfit details are listed below. Also, I'm going to start adding the sizes I'm wearing for the items that are sill available because I know it's helpful for me when other bloggers do that. Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.

Outfit Deetz:

Shirt: The Frankie Shop (size S/M)

Cropped tank: Amazon (size M)

Pants: Mango (These are like 5 years old, but here is a similar option)

Sandals: H&M (sold out, but I honestly wouldn't recommend these anyway. Here is a somewhat similar pair)

Sunnies: Quay Australia (sold out but here is an identical pair)

Bag: Louis Vuitton

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  • whatjamloves

Hi friends! Welcome back! Okay, I'm just going to get right into it. How cute is this top?! I know right? Not only is it the perfect summer top, but it was also handmade by one of my super talented friends from college. I've always been a big fan of crochet pieces (cardigans, hats, scarves, blankets, you name it). I love how many different items you can make that range from winter to summer and how intricate the details are. I wouldn't even know where to begin if someone handed me yarn and said to make a wearable item of clothing, so I'm beyond impressed with the work that goes into it.

All right guys. I know this post is probably going to get a lot of eye rolls because of what I'm about to say, but I feel like it's important for me to be as real as I can be, especially in today's world of social media. So here goes. I was very nervous about wearing this top and to be completely honest, I had a bit of a meltdown about it. We all have our insecurities when it comes to our bodies. The majority of my life, I was insecure about how thin I was. I would literally pray every single night to wake up and be 10 lbs heavier. Now, as an adult, I'm finally happy with my size, but of course, no one gains weight in all the right places despite what you see on Instagram. Okay, I'm rambling at this point and you're patiently waiting for me to get to the point, so here it is. I've been careful to avoid open back tops because my back isn't the most flat, if that makes sense. I see so many girls in their super cute backless tops and I realized that my back just does not look the way theirs does. Between that and the size of my chest, I just felt like it was a bad combination. I know how ridiculous this sounds because I realize I am still a very thin person, but my point is that everyone has parts of their body that make them feel a little self-conscious. Mine are my back rolls and my boobs. So anyway, after my meltdown and some encouraging words from my super sweet fiancé, I decided to put on this gorgeous top that my friend so kindly made for me and own it. Back rolls, big boobs and all. There is so much more to life than what you think you look like. Wear that cute top girl!

Check out Marlee's awesome crochet shop linked below to order some handmade goodness! The rest of my outfit details are linked below as well. Until next time, tootles sugar plums! Xoxo.

Outfit Deetz:

Top: Salvaged & Stitched

Shorts: Levi's

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Sunnies: Mango (sold out, but here is a similar pair)

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