I love the summer time, but I love fall even more! Since summer is going to be coming to an end soon, me and the hubby decided to take a trip to the beach.

I’ve been dealing with quite a bit of stress these past couple of months, but the beach has been my saving grace. There’s something so peaceful and calming about staring out at something larger than the eye can see, and realizing the size of your problems pale in comparison.

I went to the mall last Friday to get some Mongolian BBQ (because I’m an addict, obvie!), and whenever I go in a mall I have to ALWAYS swing by Sephora and Torrid. Well, when I was in Torrid I stumbled upon this beautiful floral hi-low blouse that was giving me all the fall feels. It is so flowy and lightweight that it is even appropriate for the end of summer. I put it on over a pair of short shorts (look at the girl with the daisy dukes on!), and a plain black tank, and wala – beach babe! All of the details for this out are tagged below.

Earrings from Target (Similar) | Top from Torrid | Shorts (that you can barely see lol) from Torrid | Shoes (old) from Target (SimilarSimilar 2)


IMG_2025  This weekend was my father-in-law’s retirement party at the Santa Ynez Equestrian Center here in California. Now, I’m a city girl to my core, but it was nice to get away for a day and just enjoy the company of the ones I loved. Well, I really didn’t have a choice since my phone said my service was at a 1X, I didn’t even know that was a thing.

IMG_2041As we pulled into the property the first thing we saw were these absolutely beautiful horses. I wanted to ride off into the sunset on one of them, but I don’t know how to ride a horse so I settled for just petting them. As we entered the party we were greeted by two friends of my step mother-in-law, with a form for us to sign. It was a waiver asking us to acknowledge that we were on a “horse property”. I’m still not completely sure what that was about, do these horses eat people or something?!

IMG_2018IMG_2022 IMG_2029I wore this super cute and comfy dress I ordered from Rebdolls. I don’t know why, but when I was looking in my closet for something that was at least a tiny bit country this dress jumped out at me. I wanted to wear it with some cowgirl boots, but I didn’t think it would be financially responsible to buy a pair of $100+ boots to wear just once (but in the interest of full disclosure, I was REALLY close to heading to boot barn before the party). I opted instead for these super cute, and dare I say CHIC pair of fringe sandals I got from Steve Madden. Ever since I got these bad boys I’ve worn them every chance I get. There’s no better death than a ‘Slay by Tassle’, and these shoes did the whole party in, honey!

IMG_2031 IMG_2056Dress from Rebdolls|Shoes by Steve Madden|Glasses are Mila from Quay Australia|Purse from Target

All items mentioned were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.