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Aspen Alley

DRESS: Forever 21 swing dress (less than $15!) | JACKET: similar HERE | SHOES: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott studs | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elisa' necklace | WATCH: Daniel Wellington leather watch | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

Happy Monday y'all! I'm not going to lie, I was dragging this morning; between waking up to thunderstorms and the pure idea of it being Monday, getting out of bed was by no means a small undertaking. But the dreary day reminded me of the day I spent in Aspen, Colorado this summer! It was overcast and rainy the whole day I was there, but that didn't stop my family and I from exploring the area. 

Los Angeles Travel Diary

Today I want to share with y'all the longest stop on my family and I's West Coast roadtrip, Los Angeles. We spent two full days here, one exploring the city and the other enjoying Venice Beach. While I'm sure we only made a dent in everything there is to do and see in the city, we made the most of our 48 hours! My brother is now set on living here when he grows up, and while I had so much fun experiencing LA, I think I'll stick to living vicariously through my favorite TV shows!  

Venice Beach

TOP: American Eagle (sold out, similar HERE) | SKIRT: Altar'd State denim skirt | SHOES: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elise' necklace | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Pink Me Up'

Don't mind me, I'm just looking back on my summer beach days while everyone else is in full on "fall mode". While I love fall fashion, it's no secret that summer is my favorite time of the year. For me summer brings time to read, family adventures and, best of all, beach days! This July I spent a couple days at Venice Beach, and it was a great change of pace (and temperature!!) compared to the week prior spent in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. 

Final 13

I'm back in Manhattan, so my final 13 posts are about to start becoming a lot more fun again! The first half of August was spent participating in sorority recruitment, a.k.a. two of my favorite weeks of the year, and today I just wrapped up my second week of classes. I can't say I'm super excited about any of my classes this semester, but I am feeling more motivated than ever. I've also been loving living in my sorority house again, and some of the memories I've made this month have been the best yet! 

Now that I've given y'all the rundown of my month let's get into the last 13 photos on my phone's camera roll. First are some pictures from BID NIGHT! I don't know how it's possible, but bid night becomes more and more fun every year. Welcoming our new members home, watching them dance on the porch for the first time and dousing ourselves in glitter will never get old! Bid night, and recruitment in general, always reminds me there's truly no place like Alpha Xi .

Purple Beaded Necklace

T-3 days until the first K-State football game! While I may not be going to the game because I'm going home for Labor Day weekend, that doesn't mean I'm not going to start getting excited and sharing some gameday inspiration for y'all including this purple beaded necklace

Stay Gold

TOP: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | SKIRT: Altar'd State denim skirt | SHOES: Target pearl slide sandals (less than $25!) | PURSE: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | LIPS: Revlon lipstick in 'Women's Wear'

In my perfect world it would be summer year-round. 365 days filled with bright colors, tan lines and sunshine is really all this girl wants, and even though fall is quickly approaching, I felt like I was living the end of the season up in this summery top and denim skirt! 

Blush Bell Sleeves

DRESS: Lulu's shift dress (sold out, similar HERE) | PURSE: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | SHOES: Target studded sandals (sold out, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott stud earrings | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | RINGS: similar HERE | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

We all have that dress we never want to take off, and this blush, bell sleeved beauty is mine at the moment! It's the most dreamy late summer dress, and I'm already looking forward to carrying it over into the fall as well.