Liberty

I was obsessed with this liberty tee from Free People as soon as I spotted it online. So, as a little grad gift to myself I bought it (full price – yikes!) and I could not be happier.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! This is the first year that my family and I haven’t spent this weekend down the shore. It’s tough since we’re beach lovers and most importantly because it’s another reminder that my beautiful grandma is no longer with us.

I do want to say thank you to service men and women past and present who risk their lives to protect ours. America is a beautiful place to live and I am grateful for it each and every day.

Now, the clothes:

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Baseball-ing

One of our senior week activities was attending a Phillies game! It was a beautiful day/night and totally perfect for a baseball game – except when it got late and a cold wind was gusting through the stadium. Either way – us girls and a few of our other friends all went together and we had a great time. We’re all Yankees fans though (even Juliana – she just borrowed that shirt from her roommate), so we went neutral with our outfits. I of course had to take this opportunity to wear my newest Rowan hat. I also finally broke out this super soft, mesh detailed tshirt from Gap that I am in love with. You know that I was thinking the mesh was super sporty and appropriate for a game – I’m seriously so lame.

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Tshirt – Gap; Boyfriend Jeans – American Eagle; Bag – Francesca’s; Sneakers – Topshop via Nordstrom; Sweatshirt/Cardigan – Billabong via PacSun

Little Hands Make Little Flags

On Friday I decided last minute that I would do a Memorial Day craft with my older toddlers. I didn’t have anything planned because I never know what group I’ll be working with each day. I did a quick google search and I saw a picture of little hands painted as american flags, and had the idea to do something similar. Using red, white, and blue paint, I painted their hands to look like our country’s flag. After they were dry, I cut them out and attached them to popsicle sticks to make them into their own little flags! Super easy and cute on the whim. It’s a nice gift for parents als0 – they’ll always remember their little one’s tiny hands. 20140525-192019-69619470.jpg20140525-192019-69619785.jpg20140525-192020-69620119.jpg

Graduation!

My apologies for the lack of posts the last month.. It’s been such a whirlwind lately. On top of completing seminar papers and projects, I was preparing for graduation, working, and trying to take in the last few weeks of college in the best way possible.

Although I only “fake” graduated (I’ll be student teaching in the Fall), I am still feeling the same emotions as my roommates and friends. How did four years go by so quickly? How do we move on from here? It’s incredible how many memories we’ve all made in such a short time. I especially am thankful for how this year ended. I literally couldn’t be happier that I am in a place where I feel myself again, surrounded only by those who make me feel my best.

We’re all moving on to a new chapter of our lives, one where we no longer get to live together and share experiences with one another each day. However, I’m fully confident in the fact that we all have such a desire to remain in each other’s lives. I truly believe that this next chapter will be our best one yet. I’m so proud of my friends and their accomplishments. We’re all on our way to doing big, big things.

I wish the entire class of 2014 the best of luck!! We did it!

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Kimono Mania

Kimono’s are a super hot item to have in your spring/summer wardrobe this season. You can get one anywhere these days – from Forever 21 (where I got mine) to Free People, Topshop, Nasty Gal, etc. The options truly are endless. You can grab a cropped kimono or one that flows down to your ankles. With plenty of colors and patterns to choose from, the kimono is the perfect piece to throw on top of a plain tee/tank and some cut offs to complete a look that says “I didn’t try to look this good.” 

Have any of you hopped on the kimono trend?

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Literally just realized I didn’t cut off those stupid hanger straps – Please ignore those annoying little things!

Kimono – Forever 21; Tank and Boyfit Shorts – American Eagle; Booties – Report via DSW;

Necklace – Dogeared; Evil Eye Earrings – Free People; Sunnies – found on Amazon.com; Nail Polish – Revlon Sunlit Grass