Okay, so first things first... You wanna feel tan? Put on an orange dress! I mean, I'm getting fairly dark this summer (without really trying) so I finally don't look adopted (Both my mom and stepdad are really dark skinned). But few things can make me look and feel darker than a bright ol' orange dress! I picked up this orange eyelet fit and flare dress at Old Navy a few months back when I spent the day shopping with my mom and Nana. It was hard to resist the other 7 or 8 color options! I ended up only snagging the orange because that felt like the responsible thing to do (but it's currently on clearance so don't be surprised if you see all of them here soon!) I've only worn it once or twice before yesterday, but it finally made its way to the blog. I accidentally bought it one size too big so you can barely even see that I'm wearing a belt with it in normal view, but it's still such a great dress. My only qualm: no pockets! If I ever run for President, I'll make it mandatory for all dresses to have pockets. Seems like a really great foundation for a campaign right?!
I ended up pairing it with a new Stitch Fix necklace that I received recently. Stitch Fix has been on fire with their necklace selections lately! I get at least one per box usually (Normally I get 4 dresses and 1 necklace) and I've kept every single one. I don't usually shop for jewelry for myself but there are so many great pieces out there! You can't tell in the pictures, but there are white pendants back behind the navy. It's the perfect color combo! I know my friend Merissa would agree - she's a die-hard Auburn fan! I also paired it with my Blowfish flatforms from Spring 2012. I didn't wear them very often to start because I found them awkward to walk in. After practicing a bit I feel like I have it down. I never realized how weird flatforms felt before owning a pair haha Is that just me, or can any of y'all relate?!
Yesterday I spent some time getting as much work done as I could before we all bailed and headed to my parents' pool. Now that Toby is all gung-ho about swimming, we can finally enjoy some relaxing time in the pool without feeling like we have a monkey on our backs. It was a perfect 1.5 hours of bliss. We came home and Mike installed auxiliary ports in both of our cars and I spent some time plotting this week's blog posts and some cocktails. I've also been working on some fun posts for the remainder of June. I've been introduced to so many rad people doing so many rad things - I know y'all will love them!
My parents finally decided on a vacation destination for next month. We're all headed down to Perdido Key in mid July! We'll be vacationing in the RV for a full week, and spending our time exploring Pensacola, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. If you have any spots we should visit while we're there, please let us know! We know we want to squeeze in at least one full day of film photography so if you're looking to book a shoot, let us know! We're excited to adventure around and find where all the fun is! I remember going to a water park in Gulf Shores growing up so maybe if Toby is up for it we'll take him there!
Here's to hoping today's agenda includes a little more pool fun time. I hope y'all are having a rad Wednesday! I'm going to hop off of here and compile the rest of June's mixtape!
Old Navy dress (currently on clearance!)
Forever 21 cardigan
Necklace via Stitch Fix
Flea Bag clutch
Rose gold boyfriend watch c/o LuLu*s (similar, under $30!)
Blowfish flatforms (c/o - Spring 2012)