Free People Embroidered Top

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FREE PEOPLE Top // PAIGE Jeans // BAUBLEBAR Earrings // SAM EDELMAN Shoes

Hello!!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My boyfriend, Juan, came to visit me this weekend and we had a great time together (like that’s anything new though *I say as I giggle and blush like a giddy school girl*). I worked most of the time that he was here, but we would rather get to see each other for a little bit than not at all!

Also another random thought, I found out last week that you can get your fries well-done at Chick-fil-A. I hate when I get fries from there and they are all soft and mushy. But when you get them well-done, they are guaranteed to be crisp! It’s amazing! To say that this newfound knowledge has changed my life wouldn’t exactly be a lie.

Okay, now onto the actual purpose of this post. These blog pictures turned out to be some of the best I’ve taken in a long time! I just love this outfit! It’s really stylish, but still so comfortable. I borrowed this top from my mom’s closet, and it’s currently on sale for over 40% off! Also, I know these jeans are really expensive (I got them through my job), but if you are looking for a great investment pair of jeans, these are amazingggg. They are so soft and comfortable, and the subtle rips throughout are the perfect touch. I love them!!!

I am wishing you all a great rest of your week! And if you try your Chick-fil-A fries well-done let me know!

-Hayley

Red Lace Dress

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BB DAKOTA Dress // Hat (old, so similar here, and here) // MARC FISHER Wedges // BAUBLEBAR Earrings

Hey, pals! I hope you all have been doing well!! I am in a super good mood today because I checked the status of my passport this morning, and it is on its way to me!!!! I will give y’all a sort of brief background of the passport drama that I have been experiencing the past month or so.

For those of you that don’t know, my boyfriend, Juan, and his family are from Medellín, Colombia, and around the holidays, we made plans to make a trip there this summer with all of his family and I. I have never been out of the country before, so this trip is a huge deal to me! Not only because it will be my first trip out of the country, but because I can’t wait to see the country where the love of my life was born, and to be immersed in the culture that his family has welcomed me into with open arms ever since we started dating over four years ago.

Since I have never traveled out of the country, I have never had a passport, so I applied for my passport a little over a month and a half ago, giving me a little over 2.5 months to get it! Well apparently what I had always thought was my Texas birth certificate, was actually a Texas birth card, so basically just a short form birth certificate.  I got a letter in the mail from the passport agency telling me that they cannot use a birth card to issue a passport. So ever since I received that letter, I have spent the past 3.5 weeks scrambling around to get a copy of my birth certificate. Oh yeah, and crying too. Like a lot. I don’t handle stress well at all, and have always been a worrier.

But after finally getting my birth certificate (thanks to the help of my grandma!! Hi, Nonnie!!!), I checked my passport status today, and it is on the way to me!!! Thank the Lord!!! I feel so relieved and feel like I can actually be excited about the trip now! In fact, I’m so excited that I’ve already started planning my packing list! Keep in mind that the trip is over three weeks away lol.

Speaking of my packing list, this dress is on it! (Can I get a round of applause for that smooth subject transition??) It is so comfortable and flowy, which is why I want to take it with me to Colombia. It’s going to be really hot, so I am planning on packing a ton of dresses and shorts. I also plan on eating more than my fair share of arepas on the trip, so flowy dresses are a must.

I hope you are all having a great week!!! Do any of y’all have passport drama stories? Or is it just me who is gets stuck in these foolish situations?

-Hayley

Feelin’ Fancy

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Banana Republic DressLisi Lerch EarringsVia Spiga Heeled Sandals

Hello, everyone! Long time, no talk! I’m a little behind my usual posting schedule this week. I was on vacation last week, and had trouble finding the time, and I’ll admit…the energy, to take pictures for a post! I don’t like falling behind schedule, especially since I usually only post once a week, so hopefully this outfit makes up for it!

Here I am, in a gorgeous magenta dress, feeling like royalty. Bell sleeves, v-neck, a flattering fit, the list goes on. It may look a little familiar…I wore the same dress in a different color in this post! Told y’all I would do a more dressed-up version of it! I need all of my friends to hurry up and get married already, because this dress would be perfect for a wedding. The shoes I’m wearing are another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale find. I really like them! They are super comfortable and I love that I can wear them throughout most of the year. You’ll definitely see me wearing them with some jeans and a chunky sweater in a couple of months. Also, they come in red too, so if you’re trying to channel your inner Sandy from Grease, they’re the perfect shoes for you.

I’ve got a busy week ahead of me! I’ll be moving into a new place this week, so any cute decor ideas you may have, feel free to throw them my way! Maybe I can do a room tour of the bedroom in my new place once I move in and it’s all decorated! What do y’all think of that? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great week, friends!

-Hayley

Floral Bell Sleeve Dress

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Who doesn’t love bell sleeves? Sad people? The same people who think chocolate is gross, or that Titanic is a bad movie? I really don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know that bell sleeves are amazing, and I can’t see why anyone would think otherwise! I love this dress so much. From the sleeves, to the pattern, to the fact that it can be transitioned through the seasons, makes this dress a great staple to your closet. Plus, it can be dressed up or down! I dressed it down for this post, with my sandals and sun hat, but it can easily be  dressed up as well, for a special occasion like a wedding or party (hint…hint…future blog post, perhaps?). All you have to do to transition this dress from summer to fall, is throw on some black tights underneath, and some tall black boots, and you are good to go! Maybe even add a black fur vest for extra coziness. Can you tell that I’m really excited for colder weather? Come on, -ember months, I need you!

I hope you all are having a great week! I am heading to Florida next week for a vacation with my boyfriend and his family, and I’m so excited! Keep an eye out for pictures!

-Hayley

Banana Republic DressTarget Hat Sam Edelman Shoes (sold out, so similar pairs by the same brand here, and here) •

 

LBD: Little Blue Dress

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Hello, friends! I have an outfit that I am very excited to share with you, because it is my new favorite piece of clothing that I own….This. Dress. I love it sooooo much. You know that feeling you get when you put on an outfit and you just feel great in it? When you feel confident and beautiful, and ready to take on the day? That’s how this dress makes me feel. I was really hesitant to buy it for a long time because it has been a blogger favorite for the past couple months, and I didn’t want to buy something that everyone else had. But honestly, I’m so glad I got it. The price of this dress is not too expensive, especially considering the quality of it. The material is thick and “sturdy,” and I mean that in the high-quality, will-last-you-a-long-time kind of way, not the stiff, uncomfortable kind of way. It is so comfortable, and is one of those dresses that you can dress up and wear for a nice dinner out, or just throw on to look cute while running errands. I highly recommend this dress.

I do suggest going a size down if you purchase this dress. I am a size medium, and I ordered the small, and I still feel like it is a little baggy on me. Also, the color of this dress online was a lot more aqua blue then it is in person. In person it’s much more of a cobalt blue, but I was pretty happy when I got it in the mail and found that out, because I love cobalt blue! The dress is sold out in the blue color, but I’m hoping they restock it soon. I linked the dress below in two other colors that are on sale, and the dress also comes in four additional colors, they are just not on sale. Nordstrom starts transitioning their clothes into fall really quickly, so the colors that aren’t on sale are darker and less vibrant.

Also, this necklace is the bomb. I got this necklace while shopping with my mom in Charleston a couple of weeks ago, and it’s amazing. It’s really high quality, and the blue in it matches this dress perfectly. But it would look so cute paired with a plain white top, jeans, and brown booties going into fall, just to add a little spunk!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and are ready to take on the week! I can’t say I am, but I’ll try my best! Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Or feel free to comment on my Instagram or Facebook, as well! Gotta network, ya know? Wishing everyone the best start to the week!

-Hayley

Dress (sold out in blue color, but linked same dress in other colors) • ShoesNecklace