Hi everyone! Today is just going to be a quick post, since I’m a complete procrastinator and need to finish my summer homework assignments that are due tomorrow… Lol wups. Anyway, my friend Jonni’s mom has an adorable consignment store and we were taking some pictures for her when she decided she just wanted to feature my whole outfit! (This is the same store I covered a fashion show for almost a year ago!) Anyway, I figured if someone wanted to photograph my outfit I might as well show you guys. We’re going to be doing a few more little shoots like this in the near future so I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated! I hope you all had a great summer and are looking forward to doing great things in school this year– stay tuned for a couple back to school pieces of advice!

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J. Jill top

Vineyard Vines belt

J. Crew chino shorts

KJP bracelet

She Believed She Could So She Did mantra band

Jack Rogers sandals

Alexander McQueen purse

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Hello hello beautiful people! I recently went to a polo match in Colorado and had so much fun! I met so many interesting people and learned a little more about the actual sport polo. The drive there took us out in the middle of nowhere, and I was pretty skeptical driving into the entrance, because all I could see was brown grass and a pretty typical farm-looking place, besides the statues of polo players and horses that were absolutely beautiful! As we drove down this long driveway, we turned the corner and TA DA! There was the brightest green field of grass with all the polo players in their uniforms playing. We set up our picnic blanket, chairs, and cooler and started socializing!

Polo is such a fun game to watch– even though I secretly wanted to try it out myself– and everyone there is so nice! They explained how their families had gotten into the sport, and what a time commitement it is, but it’s worth it, because they were incredible! I’ll definitely be coming back! I was more caught up in the game than getting pictures, but here are a few:

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Outfit details:

Lilly Pulitzer dress

Jack Rogers sandals

Ran-Ban aviator sunglasses

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Hello everyone! I feel like it’s been a pretty long time since I last blogged, but I’ve been pretty much nonstop traveling for the last month, and things have been pretty hectic, but I’m back! I recently went to Xavier University in Cincinnati for two weeks. I came a little early to stay with my grandma and visit with some of my family, and it’s good I did, because those two weeks at college were completely crammed with class and studying. The course I took was the “pre-med” course that consisted of physics, biology, and chemistry classes. At the end of the two weeks, a passing grade gets you a whole semester worth of college credit! As much as studying in the middle of July makes me want to cry, it was definitely worth it, and I made a lot of great friends while I was there!

Besides class and studying, we visited University of Cincinnati medical school, as well as went on a few excursions on the long weekend after our mid-term. These included Kings Island (an amusement park) and a trip to Newport, Kentucky where we went to the aquarium and the movies.

The people I met here absolutely made the experience what it was, and honestly made me wish I already went to school with them! But I’m excited to see what senior year has in store and I’ll hopefully see all these people in the future! One of my friends who I met in a similar setting about a year ago is from Texas, and is actually in Colorado for the week, so we’ve been hanging out a lot and are going to tour a few college here together, which gives me some hope that I’ll see some of these great people again too!

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Hello everyone! Today my brother and I went to the driving range and played a little golf! I mostly missed the ball, but it was still really fun to learn the ropes and then get some lunch outside on the course clubhouse! I had just gotten these adorable Chino shorts from J. Crew after their 40% sale. I might need to do a haul post– I went just a little overboard. Also, I’m messing around with YouTube again, with more time on my hands, so we’ll see where it takes us, enjoy!

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Happy summer everyone! I hope you’re all having as great of a break from school as I am! Right after school ended I went to Kansas City, Missouri with my basketball team and had a great weekend in a warm city to really get myself in the summer mode. Two days after I got back, my dad surprised me with a trip to Hawaii (a.k.a. me tagging along on his business trip). Needless to say, I was thrilled and was pinning things to do in Honolulu left and right– if you guys would be interested on a post about what to pack to a beach destination let me know!

Trying to get to Hawaii wasn’t a walk in the park. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:30am, and we took off. Everything seemed to be going according to plan and I was finally on my way to Hawaii (I was flying alone because my dad was there while I was in Missouri too), that is, until one of the engines failed. The pilot said it basically consumed itself and we had to turn around and make an emergency landing… I was on the news! Anyway, I was waiting around in the airport for the rest of the day, watching as my flight was being delayed longer and longer. Finally, at 9pm they cancelled it completely and I went home. Luckily, I had reserved a spot on the next flight and they opened up two planes instead of one. The next morning, I went through all the same motions, and got to the airport and got on my flight, but this time, I was BLESSED. All three seats, besides mine, were empty becuase there was a whole other flight! It goes without saying I was spread out the whole flight and slept pretty much all 7 hours, so it wasn’t too hard to find the silver lining in my United nightmare.

Once I got there my aunt and uncle met me and gave me a lei, and once I got out of security, my dad met me with another lei! Everything was so lush and beautiful and our hotel was literally across the street from the beach! Since I was only with my dad we were more worried about adventuring than taking pictures, so I don’t have too many, but I truly had an incredible time! I learned how to surf, boogey boarded, hiked, found some swimming holes and tide pools, etc. My dad also became part of a club that had a private beach, yummy breakfast food, and boats to borrow! It was so beautiful and a nice place to get the tan on in a more private area. There’s so much to do there and I definitely want to come back and explore another island. Hope you are all living your summer out to the fullest!

P.S. I’ve gotten a few questions about what to do over the summer and I want to share a life lesson I’ve learned the hard way over the years. You can’t let other people stop you from doing what you want to do. If I relied on my friends and family to come up with everything I do this summer I would be pretty disappointed, so for all of you who are always complaining that your friends don’t want to do anything fun, go out and do it yourself! Sometimes you need to just go have fun for yourself, don’t let anyone else dictate what you act like and what you do.

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