Beyond Basics


Today’s fun highlights:

  • Vacation has officially begun
  • Wearing whatever I want because it is vacation!
  • Basics that aren’t boring
  • Packing frenzy
  • Coffee to fuel the packing frenzy
  • My in-laws are arriving tonight, since we’re all headed to Hawaii together. Luckily, I really enjoy spending time with them (and my only lovely family…who I get to go to Denver with soon)!
  • Be sure to follow me on Instagram (here) for photos from the trip!
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • Taking The Puppy to the boarders. Always so sad.
  • Missing all of you while we are gone (don’t worry, there will be posts scheduled for you to enjoy!)

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


  • On Target item: Merona Sleeveless Blouse (exact)
  • Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (super old; similar seed bead necklace options below)
  • Jeans: Mossimo, Target (old; super similar)
  • Purse: vintage Coach (thrifted; exact current bag; super similar for less!)
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old; similar)

  • dang girl, you thrifted coach?! what a find!!!

  • Very cool necklace! Have fun on vacation! Wedding, honeymoon, week long vacation! This has been quite the summer for you!

  • That necklace is gorgeous!! Have fun in Hawaii!

  • Happy vacation to you! We leave Monday, yay, but Hawaii sounds even more amazing than Lake Michigan… Also loving these non-boring basics! Capsule-worthy pieces for sure :)

  • Yay vacation!! Have fun! During this transition from summer to fall, I always reach for basics because they’re so easy! Cute look!