today’s look..your highlight reel.

happy happy friday, lovebugs! this week went by so quickly. like i’m pretty sure yesterday was monday, was it not?
some of you are probably thinking the exact opposite as is friday couldn’t get here soon enough.
well regardless, the weekend is here, so take this time to participate in a little R&R. i know i will!
today concludes my third week of my internship. it’s almost been a whole month! time is seriously flying! i have learned so much already in the short time i’ve been working with kait, and a lot of our work is making me realize how not-so-glamorous the life of a blogger/entrepreneur/#girlboss can be.

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the art of being a loner.

i survived week one, y’all!
well, not that i thought i wouldn’t survive. i mean it’s not like i’m roughing it and working for some crazy person. i’ve been so incredibly blessed to live in such a nice place with such wonderful people and to work with an absolutely amazing woman.
i could go on and on about all i learned this week and things i did, but i’ll spare you. ūüėČ
(but if you do want to hear all about it let’s go get coffee, give me a ring, OH! or be my penpal.)
i will clue you in on one thing i’m learning though: the art of being a loner.
okay, that sounds so pitiful, but i promise you it’s not! i cherish “em time” and to know that a lot of this summer will be just that makes me SO excited.
i love adventuring on my own when i get the chance. coming from college where i’m constantly surrounded by dear friends, & my precious boyfriend, to the bustling city of los angeles where i only truly know four people, i just had to kind of adapt to making it on my own. so much selfgrowth and discovery can happen when you are pushed out of your comfort zone. you find out what YOU believe in, what your faith is rooted in, what your true passions are. and i’m quite looking forward to that.
(sidenote: i’m not even going to talk about getting lonely, because loneliness sucks. absolutely sucks, but you learn that it’s only temporary. okay, moving on…)
so yeah, maybe i’ll be doing a lot on my own, learning to be a loner, and who knows maybe i’ll make some friends along the way. in the end, i know that the lord has big plans for this summer and that by the end of it my relationship with him will be the strongest it’s ever been, my love for bud will be 10x greater (distance makes the heart grow fonder, yanno?) & i will be an all around better me than before.
so here’s to the art of being a loner!
as for today’s look, the adventures are just beginning, y’all!! these gorgeous photos were taken up in montecito, california earlier this week by my new friend/boss lady #2/photographer kat hennessey¬†(she is FAB, y’all, so go give her a follow), and i’m obsessed.
/ dress: so so old (similar here) / belt: vince camuto / booties: forever21 (similar here & here) /

today’s look..retro flare.

is anyone else obsessed with the flare trend that’s back or is it just me?
i searched and searched for what i deemed the “right” pair, and trust me I FOUND THEM. thanks to a little instagram creeping and page stalking, measuring myself and re-measuring (just in case), getting them in once, finding out i ordered the wrong size, sending them back and getting the right ones….i finally got my pants!
(link below!)
seriously though, how cute are these?! i call these my star pants for obvious reasons, and never fail to point out the fact that i have a star on my butt. lol
also, i’ve been wearing this top nonstop recently. it’s so comfy and this okstate gal can’t ever say no to some orange.
top: H&M (similar) / jeans: Revice Denim / bag: Michael Kors (newer style)
booties: American Eagle (similar & ON SALE!) / sunnies: Rayban / earrings: Kendra Scott

today’s look..everyday fall look with Madewell.

y’all.
this might be one of my favorite posts to date, and not because of the outfit. well, maybe kind of because of the outfit, but more because of who i’m getting to work with.
today i’m teaming up with Madewell to kick off the fall season with this simple look. can i just say that i was excited to be able to even shoot a look that incorporated pants AND sleeves without dying of a heat stroke and drowning in my own sweat?!
this chambray and cute pair of sunnies (courtesy of my sweet friends over at Madewell) just make this look so effortless and artful, which is right up their alley.
on a different note, your girl has been saving up to do some serious shopping in new york city in october. basically that means i have a hot date with Madewell in soho. ūüėČ
which brings me to my next point about a sweet discount for all my lovely college gal (and guy) readers!!
did you know Madewell offers an in-store student discount of 15% off YEAR ROUND?! like what?!
and right now they are doing a special deal (which i wish i would have found out sooner about) of 20% in-store with your student id! so if you live close by one, you should definitely jump on that because it ends today (9/15).
snag me a tote while you’re at it? xoxo
/ top: Madewell (c/o) / jeans: American Eagle / boots: American Eagle /
/ gold chain necklace: Forever21 / sunnies: Madewell (c/o) / bag: Kate Spade /
/ watch: Kenneth Cole (similar) /