Basic Beach

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Last week I took a trip up to Seabrook, New Hampshire where Matthew's family just happened to be renting a beach house during my visit (lucky me!). My thought process for deciding what to pack went something like, "Okay, a week at the beach - that means pack shorts/skirts, tanks, and swimsuits. Done." But of course, things didn't work out the way I had planned at all. It was so cold (cold to me is anything below 70 degrees by the way). Even when the sun managed to come out on some days, I was still shivering! New England loves to torture me.

So, none of my skirts, tanks nor my swimsuits ever left my suitcase. Thankfully, I had brought 2 long sleeve shirts, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of long shorts, and 1 jacket to keep me covered. These 5 items are basically all I wore over the week which will be made evident over my next couple posts (so be excited for more of these white pants! :P). Regardless, I enjoyed remixing these few basic pieces into outfits I could definitely see myself wearing again. I just hope that next time I'll be smart enough to bring more than 1 pair of pants (you would think I'd have this packing thing down by now, but nope).

Outfit details:
Old Navy gingham shirt
hand-me-down white top
Old Navy white capri pants (similar)
Old Navy flip flops
Target sunglasses

The Elephant in the Room



I used to have a serious addiction to buying clothes that had elephants on them (okay, maybe not that serious. More like semi-serious). You know how some animals suddenly become trendy to wear printed on clothes? Like owls, foxes (hello), birds, cats (definitely cats), and even now I've been seeing Boston Terriers on a lot of pieces. But elephants have always been tough for me to resist, I guess because they're my favorite animal? I made myself admit I had a problem after buying this shirt a couple years ago, and since then I've been pretty good at controlling the urge. Then these pants came along...

But in my defense, they are super comfortable pants.

Outfit details:
F21 top
TJ Maxx pants
F21 sandals
F21 necklace

The New Neighbor

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For some unknown reason, this summer I have been really drawn to light/acid-wash denim. I feel like the color can be worn easily for casual wear, but dressing it up may be more of a challenge. I wanted to look nice for a night out without needing a pair of fancy heels, so I opted for these chunky heeled sandals instead. They're a step up from my usual flats yet still comfortable! To look a little more presentable, I curled my hair and added a red lip color. My bangs decided not to cooperate as you can see, but a little imperfection isn't so bad!

In other news, my roommates and I have finally moved out of our tiny apartment and into a HOUSE! For the past 5 years of being in Austin I've lived in a dorm room, student apartments, a legit adult apartment, but never a house. Everything is so much bigger, and now we don't have to worry about downstairs neighbors who suddenly decide they want to become a dubstep DJ & blast their music (this seriously happened). These photos were actually taken near our new house and judging from all the weird stares I got, I can tell our new neighborhood is gonna love me. ;)

Outfit details:
F21 denim dress (similar)
Thrifted belt
DSW Crown Vintage sandals (on sale!)
Nordstrom reversible tote (very similar)