Happy Monday, y'all! Things have been pretty busy over my way with school, my new teaching job (eek!), moving, and some fun stuff with friends squeezed in, too. With the busy-ness that I typically detest, I've realized that I'm reaching for the same several items when heading out of the house, and a good, solid bag that I can simply grab and go has been one of those reachable things.
We leave for New Orleans tomorrow morning and I am so excited for another summer adventure. Packing for this trip has been a challenge - there's so much I have to bring! We're staying in NOLA two nights, so I needed to pack for a couple of days there, plus five days of cruising, including days we'll be going on excursions, and one nice outfit for dinner. Shew. It was a lot of thinking + buying + mixing + packing + repacking, but I think I've narrowed down my list to include the items pictured in the image posted above.
Last week we spent five days on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with some good friends. We had such an amazing time at the pool, soaking up the sun, hanging out on the beach, and eating some delicious seafood. My absolute favorite part of our trip, though, was our day in Savannah, Georgia. I had never been to Savannah prior to our trip so I was really excited, and in this case reality exceeded my expectations.
It's the weekend that welcomes in summer with open arms! I am super excited about the upcoming summer season (and the changes it's bringing with it!) and I'm just as excited for the upcoming sales for Memorial Day Weekend. From Gap to J. Crew to Roolee Boutique, there are so many good sales going on that I just had to share them with y'all. ;)
With so many beach trips + lake days already scheduled this summer, I knew I had to be on the lookout for the perfect swimsuits for all of them. While I was browsing, I visited the J. Crew website (of course) and literally added 99% of the suits they have to my shopping cart. I unfortunately couldn't buy all of them because they cost a pretty penny, but I was able to snag a couple favorites.
Happy Friday, y'all! I'm so glad to be back writing on Mad's Muses (more to come about that next week) and I'm even happier that you all are still sticking around to read. During my hiatus I took time to wind down and think and develop new routines. One of our newest pastimes since the weather has been so nice recently is to take evening strolls. It may not sound like much, but it's the perfect wind-down activity. Not to mention, Augusta is a huge fan. ;)
Debuting my natural hair, woohoo! Call me a nineties kid but I'm so pumped that denim skirts are back! These babies were a staple in my wardrobe in middle school and while questionably styled then, they have now become perfect for a casual day at brunch with friends or for going out on the weekends. It's all in the styling. This combination I'd literally wear anywhere.
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