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Hello, everyone! I hope you all are doing well and hanging in there! What a crazy ride we are all on right now. I heard someone say that we were all chosen to live during this particular time for a reason. Maybe we are all a little stronger than we give ourselves credit for, but it doesn’t mean that we have to like it! I don’t know about you, but I have never prayed so hard for my country as I have the last year and a half. Anyway, I have been spending so much time with my new baby girl. She already has my heart, and as weird as this sounds, I feel we already have a connection. Holding that little girl makes me forget about everything else going on in the world!

Styling My Shirt and Skirt

Today, I am trying out a trend that I was unsure about, and it’s taken me all summer to bite the bullet and buy a padded shoulder tee. Honestly, when I first started seeing them a while back, I thought they were kind of dumb. I lIved many great years already in shoulder pads and was pretty glad that they were gone (especially when I look back at pictures…what were we thinking?). Anyway, I decided to try one out, and I don’t hate it. The shoulder pads are a little hard to get used to, but I think it looks cute with a summer skirt, and it makes my arms look thinner. Would I wear one every day? No, but it’s fun to try something new. I will tell you that I am seeing them for fall as well in sweatshirts and dresses.

I bought this printed skirt at a great boutique while at the beach earlier in the summer. Also, I really bought it to wear for early fall because it is very lightweight, plus I loved the colors. It screams fall! Because I bought it at a boutique means that I can’t find it anywhere (it’s already sold out on the designer’s site, Natalie Martin). I can find the print in this jacket (that I love). If you love this print and skirt, put your name on the waiting list. I bet they will make more. Also, check here. I have linked some fun skirts below to take you into fall.

My Summer Bag

If you have been following along, you know that this is my summer bag. It has been sold out for a very long time but is finally back in stock on Shopbop. I know summer is almost over, but you will use the heck out of it next summer. This is my second summer with it, and I always reach for it. If you like it, I would get it now and hold to it for next summer.






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Today is one more year around the sun for me! The numbers keep creeping up so fast! I will say that I am so grateful and blessed to get to see those numbers creep up! We are having a family dinner tonight, and then I have dinner with girlfriends tomorrow night. I am one lucky girl!

Stay well and safe, and know that God has us all in the palm of his hand! xx

Photos: Beckley & Co

Padded Shoulder Tee // Skirt (similar) // Bag // Sandals // Sunglasses