It may be summer, but boy, this was a hectic week! My brother was in town, I went to Walla Walla for a night, and I had to pack/prepare for a week ‘off the grid’—that’s why I’m coming at you today instead of Sunday! I am heading out bright and early this morning to volunteer at a week-long summer camp, where I will not have (nor will I want) WiFi. I can’t wait for the much-needed break, and I’m excited to share more about the experience in next week’s recap! But for now, here are my recent OOTDs. I have a few items in my closet that are much shorter than the pieces I usually wear, and are therefore out of my comfort zone, but I’ve been trying to convince myself that it’s okay to wear short things. I’m young, and I should flaunt it when I can, right? Well, I don’t know. I wore lots of short items this week and am not sure how I feel about them…
Monday, July 5
I spent the bulk of today playing Euchre with my family. We played two rounds with my grandpa before dropping him off at the airport, and my brother, parents, and I played even more after dinner. Then my big bro and I watched our favorite movie of all time—This is Where I Leave You. I am not exaggerating when I say I know every line. The film is chock-full of famous actors, and it’s hilarious, while being raw and emotional at the same time. Highly recommend!
Anyway, I just threw on this casual look today, with these super short denim shorts. I typically like a 4-inch inseam and won’t stray from that. So why did I buy these 3-inch shorts a few years ago, then? I’ve been asking myself the same question. I am of the opinion that they hit me right at the widest part of my thigh, which is not a flattering look. But, also, I am most self-conscious about that area of my legs.
Tuesday, July 6
I spent today knocking off some chores, such as cleaning my room, packing for camp, and working. Fun stuff, huh? This black tank dress is a definite ‘lazy day’ outfit, but I tried to spice it up with a few colorful accessories. I haven’t worn these beaded sandals (which I got at a resort gift store during spring break in middle school) in forever, yet I ended up styling them three days in a row this week!
Wednesday, July 7
Would you be surprised if I told you we played more Euchre? My brother seems to be just as obsessed with the game as I am. It was another day of trying to get stuff done, but after a delicious family dinner (steak, mac & cheese, salad, cheesy biscuits, and lemon bars), my two older brothers and I got a ride from our dad to a brewery downtown. I didn’t get to celebrate my 21st birthday with my siblings, so this was a fun first outing together now that we’re all old enough to drink! We had a great time chatting and stayed up way past our bedtimes. I wore this simple navy romper (another short piece) layered over a white bralette with my hair done in a big side braid. I wasn’t sure what vibe I should dress for, since we were ‘going out’, but this look turned out to be perfect for the casual setting of the bar.
Thursday, July 8
Today was SUCH a blast! My brother, my dad, and I drove to Walla Walla, Washington, for the day for a last minute, mini family reunion. We had so much fun together, and I’ll be sharing more about the experience (and this outfit!) in Monday’s blog post. This pic and the cover photo of that beautiful horse were both taken on the VRBO property we stayed at just outside of town.
Friday, July 9
The three of us stayed overnight in Walla Walla, so we had a leisurely morning eating breakfast with our extended family before hitting the road for the four-hour drive home. We played some Euchre with my mom, and then I hit the ground running trying to cram in as many chores and work in as possible before leaving for camp. This was a ‘throw on and go’ outfit that I had haphazardly packed into my overnight bag the day before. I wouldn’t normally wear this style of hair with this dress, but I decided to leave the hairstyle in from yesterday to keep my hair from getting tangled during the car ride.
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What was the highlight of your week? And which of these outfits was your favorite? Thursday’s striped romper seems like the obvious choice to me! As always, thanks for stopping by. I will have my blog posts scheduled for Monday and Thursday (if all goes according to plan), so be sure to keep swinging by the blog this coming week, even though I won’t really ‘be’ here. Talk soon!