I’ve been looking for the perfect tulip skirt for a long time, and I finally found it! In a pair of harem pants from Sugarlips. That’s right. This skirt once had legs. I trimmed them off, used 2 safety pins to secure the tulip drapes in place, and voila… perfect comfy drapey tulip skirt, in mauve/taupe. Exactly the color I’ve been looking for. Happy camper right here, folks. Happy camper.
skirt: c/o sugarlips, top: jcrew, heels: simply vera, bag: maurices, necklace: nordstrom rack

Wake Up Slow

I think kimonos bring out the “laid back” in all of us. But mostly especially when we’re on vacation, sipping down a smoothie. By the way, I’m trying really hard not to “correct” the title of this post… Jack Johnson doesn’t say “wake up slowLY” so I’m not going to either, for today. It’s kind of like my rebelliousness that comes out with the word “funner”. As much of a grammar nut as I can be, I insist on using the “word” funner.

kimono: thrifted (kind of similar,) *also styled here*, top: f21, shorts: f21, gladiators: c/o len, bag: thrifted, aviators: h&m 


I’m sure you’ve noticed the incredibly awesomeness level of the photos gracing Ruby Girl Blog the last week, and that my friends is all thanks to Jaimee C Photography. I was honored to have the beautiful Jaimee contact me about doing a fashion shoot. Somehow our busy schedules collided one Tuesday night and we were able to get out in the gorgeous Minneapolis sunshine for some photosnapping, sneaky outfit changing in the car, and lots of laughs. She was so much fun to work with, we clicked right away. Check out her website and keep her in mind for upcoming events/projects. She rocks! You can see Jaimee’s blog post on the shoot right here
Also, many thanks to Parc Boutique for letting me style these gorgeous pieces: the leopard print top, mustard pleated skirt, necklace, and phenomenal black bag. All these goodies are available on line or in their chic store in NE Mpls!

top, skirt, bag, necklace: parc boutique, heels: zara


[[ photos by jaimee c photography ]]

Summer is AMAZING, but holy canoli it can be tiring. Patrick and I jam-pack about as much fun as possible into our June-July-August while still attempting to maintain balance in all other areas. We just came off of a weekend away on the tail end of two other weekends away. Our suitcases are seeing more of us than our closets, for goodness’ sake. While warm-weather life buzzes about and routines are thrown out the window, it’s easy to lose focus of what’s important. So as I’m pluggin through the Prayer Bible-reading plan via #SheReadsTruth, I’m remembering the stinkin necessity of keeping my sweet Jesus at the center of all this stuff, to “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17). He is my anchor. 

dress: c/o bonton, wedges: charlotte russe 


[[ photos by jaimee c photography ]]

My goal for this post is to somehow incorporate the word penchant. Which is not going to be all that difficult because it is CLEAR that I have a penchant for looking down to the left when my photo is being taken. Obvi. It’s quickly becoming a pet peeve. This may be clear to you if you’ve noticed that I’ve referenced this in previous posts. Do I have some sort of beef with looking down to the right? What’s wrong with the right side of the world? Nothing. I’m quite convinced. By the way, Patrick and my sister and I figured out why Krispy Kremes are not popular anymore. Everyone got healthy. Thought I’d let you in on a little of the road trip funness that is going down right now as I write this.
top: len (also styled hereherehere, & here), skirt: f21, boots: vintage (also styled here & here), bag: thrifted