Fading Summer



blouse c/o // jeans // shoes c/o // bracelet: thrifted // earrings

I spent most of yesterday running errands around town in attempt to get some things in order I’m finally done with summer traveling. Not that I’m complaining, but I am happy to have a few solid weeks together, in our apartment, to get back on a basic routine. In all the craziness that has been this past week, I spent some time, late at night after Ben was sleeping, coming up with personal goals for the next few months. I’m at a weird place at the moment – I thought I’d be starting grad school this month, settled into our new life in Ohio and I still feel like we just got here. I haven’t finished my undergrad classes yet and I’m not so sure I want to take any more right away once these are done. Figuring out this next step in life is going to take a little more time than I thought it would. Between studying, exercising, blogging (and all the photographing, designing, cooking, emailing, writing, creating, and brainstorming that involves), I keep quite busy, but I want to make sure these next few months are meaningful and not simply filled.

Here are a few personal goals I want to complete by December:
 (and then there’s a few I’m not sharing quite yet)

  • mail 20 letters (keyword mail, not write – the writing part is easy for me, its the mailing that I’m awful at – if you want to be penpals, let me know 😉
  • graduate from college
  • read three books (unrelated to bullet point two)
  • go some place completely new once a week, by myself 
  • make a beautiful French Macaron 
  • get back my middle splits or take a dance class (preferably both) 

I’ll keep you posted on some of the progress (expect lots of macaron disasters on instagram initially).

On another note, These were taken after a long day in the last minutes of sunlight, literally. Skinnies, a loose blouse, and a fun pair of flats constitute the easiest outfit I can come up with on the fly (when I realize I had 15 minutes to get to an appointment and I am still sitting at my computer in my pajamas). If I have dirty hair I have no time to really brush, curl, or wash? These Heidi braids work wonders (and take a whole 120 seconds to do).






What’s your go-to around the town look? 
What are your goals for the next few months?
(do you even set goals in the middle of the year?) 

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  1. I think this is one of my favorite looks on you! The top is adorable and so is your hair!

  2. Your hair and outfit…you always look beautiful, but this is my favorite outfit/style for sure!!

  3. You should do a tutorial on the braids! I've tried it before and can't get mine to lay flat and look nice like yours!!