simple dress.

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top as dress: loft old. last worn here | skirt: h&m | heels: tibi (extra 25% off sale!) | bracelet: kenneth jay lane 

I can't believe the summer is winding down already!  
I feel like I am subconsciously ready for more neutral tones of fall, though I am not ready for the cooler temps.

*please excuse the bug bites on my legs. no matter how old I get, I will always be a slave to them*

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| skirt: target (last worn here) | top: h&m | shoes: 10 crosby via gilt | necklace: anthro |
| watch: marc by marc | bag: ks saturday |


This is what I wore to hangout with some friends last weekend to watch the World Cup Finals game.
With the temperatures being way too hot for real shirts, I grabbed my crop top and the funnest skirt I could find for the days festivities.

I am headed to the beach this weekend for a good friends' bachelorette party so be sure to follow me on instagram @vadarling :)




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| top: forever 21 (last worn here) | shorts: h&m | bag: kate spade saturday
| heels: madewell  | necklace: anthropologie |

I have been leaning toward white and light pink this summer more than I ever have before, and I blame it on my new bag.
Since having my large black tote stolen over a year ago, I haven't found an affordable bag that I could see myself use everyday.
It's big enough to fit all of my random receipts, chapsticks and camera.
I may be slightly obsessed and that could explain my summer obsession with blush...

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| crop top: h&m | skirt: loft | sandals: zara | necklace: c.wonder | bag: marc by marc |

Growing up right outside of the city, I have always celebrated the 4th in the city.  
I also was a pretty avid parade attender as a child, it amazed me that I had never known there was a 4th parade right along The Mall!
Not normally one for large crowds, I headed into DC with a few friends to check out the 4th of July Parade.
It was a great experience and the parade had some floats.

p.s. - i am not a crop top addict. i sized up in the h&m one i'm wearing to get a more relaxed fit & only $7! 

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travel: nashville

1|  Shot of Broadway at night
2|  DJ & I before the ceremony (dress is Lela Rose from Rent the Runway and heels are Tibi)
3|  DJ laying down some sweet tunes at the Country Music Hall of Fame
4|  Sign of Broadway taken from Honky Tonk Central
5|  View of inside the lobby/reception from at the reception 
6|  We met Trace Adkins!!
7|  We completed all of the challenges at the Country Music Hall of Fame
8|  Beautiful shot inside the church
9|  Menu of The Tavern, where I ate the best huevos rancheros ever.
10|  Info on Patsy Cline at the Country Music Hall of Fame (fun fact: she is from & buried in Winchester, VA)
11|  The awning to the hotel where the reception was held
12|  The beautiful couple after they said "i do"
13|  The view of Nashville from the Country Music Hall of Fame


My boyfriend & I had a very short 3 day trip to Nashville, but we made sure we got to explore as much of the city as possible.
The city was fun, the people were beyond nice friendly, and the food was soooo good.
I didn't use my camera as much as I had hoped, so all of these shots are captured via iPhone.
It is definitely a city that I want to visit again soon.




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| necklaces: bluenile.com & nordstrom rack  | sandals : target(on sale!!) |

A few weeks ago my boyfriend & I headed down to Nashville, TN for a high school friends wedding.
Both of us had never been before and wanted to make the most of our time.
We had an early flight that left at 6 am and I knew I had to be dressed comfortably for the flight and a day of sightseeing.
This $10 dress was the best dress to walk around in that Nashville heat.
 Tomorrow I'll share some snaps of my trip!

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(all sandals are an EXTRA 30% off at piperlime.com until 7/8!)


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happy 4th.

                                                        | outfit 1 | outfit 2 | outfit 3 |

                                              Here's a recap of some of my red, white & blue outfits.

                                                                             Happy 4th everyone!!


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| pants: banana republic | tank: gap | hat: loft | heels: rachel roy| monogram: similar |


Happy July!!
FACT: I LOVE sale shopping especially end-of-season sales. 
I always find some gems for crazy prices.
These wide legged linen pants I scored from Banana 3-ish years ago for under $20 and my panama hat I scored from Loft for $5.
Amazing deals right?!  
Right now is the perfect time to snag summer staples that will be go-to's in your closet.


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