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Elli’s Thoughts

Summer Fun

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School starts for us in about two weeks so my family is trying to soak up the last couple days before all of the chaos starts back up. Actually, it’s been somewhat of a chaotic summer as well (haha) with all of our trips and what not. But it’s been a blast spending time with our friends and family.

I’m excited to be officially transitioning into middle school (although that means more stuff to lug in my backpack the first day). I’m not sure about my siblings, but I know I’m going to have a rude awakening when it comes to getting up in the morning!

I hope everyone’s been having a fabulous summer so far; Here are some of my favorite memories!

My sister and I on our trip to Kentucky
My siblings, cousins, and I on 4th of July
My little sister at the park
Flamingos at the John Ball Zoo

Kentucky Vacation!

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Here we go again! I haven’t posted since our last vacation and it’s about time for another one! Last summer we made a trip to Vermont with some of the family on my mom’s side. We decided to go with some more family and take a trip to Kentucky. We’re leaving tomorrow so I apologize if this post is kind of rushed, but I’m really excited for this trip and wanted to write about what I’m looking forward to. We’re planning on leaving earlier in the morning so everyone got a head-start on their packing. I’m most excited about staying on the lake. There’s some of us that are hoping to rent a pontoon boat so long as the weather behaves!

I also wanted to share about the cute little things that I’m excited to take on this trip. I had to bring this cute little purse and white wallet along and I think they’re perfect for summer! I also love my tiny collection of sunglasses. I came across the bottom pair a few days ago on sale at Kohl’s and decided that they were totally cute!

I’ll definitely make sure to post this summer and I hope you have some incredible vacations to look forward to as well!

Florida Trip

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I haven’t posted in a couple weeks because our family took sort of a last-minute trip to Florida to visit a couple family members. We had tons of fun with the family and stayed with our aunt. We also did a couple things like going to antique stores and made sure to hit up the pool and Clearwater beach of course! I must say I lucked out when it came to clothes! We went down to John’s Pass and ate at the most delicious pizza place (It was so good). As I said before, we did take a few trips to antique shops but these were some of my favorite ones (Picture shown below). We found some really fun things and my mom bought a beautiful figurine at our last stop! We stopped by Bealls Outlet a couple times and found some things there. My favorite thing was hanging out with the family and going out to do fun things together! I’m sorry to say we lost a family member close to us just a couple weeks ago and he will be missed by many. We love you grandpa!


3 Ways I Style my Nine-West Flats

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Forever21 sweater, cropped pink jeans, Nine-West flats, black camera
Black dress, old magazine, Nine-West flats, rose gold bracelets
White sweater, denim jean skirt, Nine-West flats, multiple blue bracelets

I recently found these multicolor Nine-West flats; They’re so comfy and colorful and make a great edition to my wardrobe! I decided to put together three really fun outfits to wear with these shoes and hopefully these pictures inspire you to play around with your outfits too. I love statement shoes and think that they look super cute when paired with a simple top and bottom. I do tend to add brighter colors and prints with a shoe like this (making sure that the whole outfit doesn’t look to busy). I hope everyone has a blessed week and a great day!

It’s A Winter Wonderland!

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I feel so bad because I haven’t posted in so long! We’ve been really busy and have much more to do throughout these next couple months. We didn’t have a lot of really nice weather; It kind of went from rainy to snowing. This week it’s supposed to be so cold and has snowed so much here in Michigan that most everything (including the mall) has been closed for the day.

It’s snowed so much to the point that we’re practically snowed in at our house. Yet our driveway has been shoveled multiple times. So I figured I’d make a day of it and start blogging about what’s been going on and of course, include a comfy winter outfit!

#SnowDay #KeepCalmAndDrinkCoffee

Our holiday’s have been really fun and we’re excited for my school dance-party in February. Shortly after, I’m looking forward to selling my fashion illustrations at a craft fair. We then have plans to make a trip to Florida for spring break which means new swimsuits and going to the beach nonstop!

This outfit is comfy and casual and it’s really warm which I love not to mention will need in this weather! I’m pretty much just wearing this around the house but just in case we had to go out, it’s cute and presentable.

I hope all of you had happy holidays and are very blessed this new year!

Elli’s First Post/My New Autumn Look

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I was thinking it over and when better to start posting then to do it towards the end of Autumn! I love fall not only because that’s the season of my birthday but also because of the way you get to go on walks through the park and see all of the beautiful trees that have changed color and can hear the crunching of leaves beneath your feet.

I am sometimes reluctant to wear a very uncomfortable outfit that takes a lot of work to pull off; But even though I prefer layers and big comfy things around this time, I still like to look cute and presentable in case I were to have a get-together with family (we usually have one or two of those this time of year) or some sort of party to go to. I like fall colors like jewel and earth tones but I personally like to incorporate brighter colors or stick with one of my favorite tricks that pretty much works with all seasons: Black and white! If you pair the two colors together and add just a little bit of color it makes the look really unique and fun! For example: A black top can be paired with a black and white polka-dot skirt and then add some bright colored heels and it makes for a super cute look for any season depending on how you layer it! Here is one of my recent Autumn favorites…

Because it is no longer spring and summer, it’s best to put on tights or leggings on under this look (which I did). I had so much fun taking pictures of this look and putting it together. I love this season and enjoy the fashion that comes with it including all the big sweaters and tall boots. I hope you all had fun reading and have a very blessed day!

 

My fun Autumn outfit!