OOTD | Nashville Hot

With all this talk about the upcoming eclipse, I imagine that half the country is making their way down to Nashville for a first class seat!  That’s where I hear you’re supposed to be able to have the best view, since Nashville is one the major cities within the path of the eclipse.  Not to worry if you miss it though.  At least you won’t have to wait another 30 years again, since the next one is expected in only 7.  😉

Well, if you are one of the lucky few that’ll get to experience the eclipse in Nashville, here is an outfit inspiration from my last trip down there.  I was actually lucky enough to spend the 4th of July in the heart of Music City, and it was a complete blast.  The chicken was hot and the days were even hotter!

Nashville Hout Outfit

But no matter where you end up, remember to protect your eyes!  Even if you think your sunglasses are cute, I’ve read that you need special protective shades if you want to watch the eclipse.

Nashville Hot Outfit

This top was perfect for the summer heat.  The cut is loose with swing sleeves and doesn’t cling to your body.  Check out my DIY post to see how I updated the front ties.

Hippie Top

Cold shoulder top – normally not this wrinkled 🙂

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Blue purse and sunglasses

The shades I wore here are cute, but not solar eclipse appropriate. The brand is Circus by Sam Edelman. I actually found them at Ross for a steal!  The purse is Betsyville by Betsy Johnson.

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I got to go to the Nashville hot chicken festival.  Prince’s hot chicken was hands down the best! 🍗🔥

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The view of the fireworks from the river.

Hope you have a fun and safe solar eclipse weekend!  Remember to hydrate and wear sunscreen because I’m sure it’ll be a scorcher. 🔥


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OOTD | Vacation Vibing

Happy Friday lovelies! 💕  I’m currently wishing I was still on vacation or at least planning for one.  Why can’t every weekend be a three day weekend?  The 4th of July can’t come soon enough!  Hopefully you have some fun plans because I’ve got a little something up my sleeve for the week.  😉

Until then, I’ll just reminisce on trips past.  Here is an outfit post from a recent trip to Puerto Rico.  So exactly what does a California girl wear on vacation?  Well an adult onesie of course! (Better known as a bodysuit)  A fanny pack for all of her essentials and worn in comfy flip flops for all that exploring.

The sun the sand and a drink in my hand. Life is good today.

Beach vibes ootd

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Big hair don’t care

Lace Bralette

Don’t feel like going backless? Wear lace.

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Whoop! Guess all that hair covered the lace from showing in the back.

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Hello!

FILA Fanny Pack

Yes, that is an original FILA fanny pack. Extra cool points for being vintage.

Pineapple pina colada

Make sure to accessorize with your favorite pineapple. 🍍

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Hope this outfit post inspired you, or at least got you vacation vibing.  Hope you have a fun trip planned soon.  Happy weekend! 🌴


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Motivation | Why it’s okay to travel solo

Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can.  Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.


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I always romanticized travel.  I imagined one day traveling the world with that special someone.  That we would stroll through the streets of Paris, eat gelato in Italy, and experience the monuments of Rome together.  I imagined that one day I would travel the world, and that ‘one day’ it would be with that special someone.  Yet, I find myself in a point in time where that one day has not yet arrived.  So I have to ask the question, does my decision to travel and experience the world really hinge on finding that special someone?

Growing up, I was taught that travel was a luxury.  That travel was something that you got to do when you were well settled in your life.  Perhaps, this is what helped to shape my romanticized idea.  I guess I equated being married with being well settled in my life.  But yet, here I am, without that special someone and I find myself with this longing to experience the world!

So I took a leap of faith.  I mean, what was I really waiting for?  I decided that I let too much of my life pass without experiencing the moments.  I came upon a crux.  Perhaps a quarter life crisis?  I like to think of it more as wise thought.  I took a friend up on an offer to take a trip to Thailand.  Maybe it was a crazy whim, but if I was going to go out of my comfort zone, I was going to go big.  I knew that by taking that trip to Thailand, life was about to happen.  A second thought didn’t even cross my mind.

Don’t think twice about travel.  Make that commitment to take a trip.  Perhaps you are a little hesitant to go outside of your comfort zone.  Or perhaps you feel like me, where you want to share that experience with that special someone.  But just because you experience the world on your own, doesn’t mean you can’t make different memories with that someone later on.  Whatever it may be, take my advice and travel as much as you can, as far as you can.  Make memories.  Indulge in different cultures.  Experience the moments. Don’t let a longing desire eat you up inside.  You don’t know what is out there until you experience it for yourself.

Travel the world while you are able.  Live and be free.  Let life happen.


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