Happy Monday friends! Last Thursday was my 24th birthday, and I had such a nice day spent with family and dear friends. I always love my birthday, not so much for the celebration, while I do love that, as much as for the time to reflect on what I’ve done and been blessed with in the past year. I also love to take this time to come up with a list of goals I want to achieve at the new age I’ve reached. I’m told I should compile a 25 before 25 bucket list– have any of you done this? This year I’m particularly aware of just how much can change in a year as I think back to last summer when I was totally unsure of my path after my college graduation that spring. Since then I’ve been given so many wonderful opportunities, and I’ve grown so much. I even managed to mostly conquer my fear of driving!
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a beauty post, and after a good long stretch of using the same products every day, I’ve added a few new things into the mix for the summer that I want to share with you! These days I’m all about a simple and fuss-free routine that leaves me looking fresh. Peachy tones always speak to me during the warmer months, as well as light fresh scents. I have four products to tell you about today, so let’s jump right in!
Pink Churches & Apple Strudel
After waving a bittersweet farewell to Germany, we arrived for a brief stay in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria. My only experience of Austria had been a day trip to Saltzburg, so I was excited to see a new part of such a stunning country. Innsbruck was a convenient stop on our way to Italy, and while we didn’t spend much time in it, we had a grand time exploring. Highlights for me? Pink churches and apple strudel!
Well friends, we’re on day four of the 10×10 challenge, and I’m starting to feel a bit more adventurous with my outfits! Today’s is a pretty great example of that, so much so that when I saw my dad on Wednesday evening, he asked me whether or not the top and skirt actually work together. 😉 I’m going with yes. Yes they do. Since today’s look makes quite a statement on its own, I didn’t do much in the way of accessorizing, but I love how the look came together, and I’m excited to tell you about it. I also made a couple of adjustment for work, which I’ll talk about more near the end of this post in case you are curious.
Floral print and stripes together? Why yes!
This week I’ve been pulling out my spring and summer clothes. It’s always so fun to see pieces from the past with the fresh eyes of a new year, and it definitely helps to inspire fun new outfit combinations. As I’ve been assessing what I have currently, I’ve also been taking note of what I would like to add to my closet for the spring season. These items range from updates of old favorites to more trend led items, and I have to confess; as much as I love a streamlined wardrobe, shopping for a new season is pretty darn fun.