sunnies & seersucker

 

Sonny & Cher, peanut butter & jelly, Maddie & sale

Some things are just meant to be pairs, and today I think I found a new one.

I call it “sunnies and seersucker”.

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This week, I have had a bad case of the the vacation blues. Seven days of nothing to do but whatever-the-heck-you-want makes getting back to the daily grind of life an icy reality check.

I dug this cute little sundress deep from the depths of my closet, in pursuit of something sweet, fun, and all-American. If anything can cheer me up, it’s a little (or a lot) of closet shopping.

I think this one did the trick nicely.
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These cute sunnies are brand spankin’ new and my very favorites. Thank you Target for another stroke of genius. This pair has the magical ability to make me feel (a teeny bit) like a glamorous old movie star.

(In her younger days, that is)

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bits2.jpg.jpg2And just when this dress couldn’t get any more darling, some smart, smart person added ruffles.

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Even though I was born the colors of the American flag (red hair, blue eyes, white skin), a little red lipstick makes a blue and white dress that much more patriotic.
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A bow in the back adds some pretty little detail.bits8.jpgbits7.jpg

One of my favorite summer staples: to say that I wear these sandals almost every day would NOT be an exaggeration.
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Remember folks: if you’re ever stuck with a case of the vacation blues, look to the depths of your closet. You never know what you might find..

(hint hint it might be better than clothes: pockets are great for pennies and peppermints)

Love,

Maddie

sundress (similar) here, here, and here// sandals// sunnies// lipstick

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there’s s(no)w place like home

there's s(no)w place like home

there’s s(no)w place like home

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The drive home from Christopher Newport on Saturday brought along a long lost friend. I’ll give you a hint: she’s white, fluffy, and the only reason for happy children on wintry weekday mornings.

Let’s hear it for SNOW, the perfect excuse for Ugg boots, hot drinks, and plenty of peppermint candy canes.

This morning, I braved the cold temperatures (with bare legs!) and did a little winter wonderland adventuring. Plenty of dashing, drifting, and laughing occurred in the making of these photos…

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BeFunky_IMG_1015This beautiful vintage bracelet was given to me over Thanksgiving break by my grandmother. She used to wear it to college parties and sorority events, and naturally, I fell in love with it at first sight. BeFunky_IMG_100fdxgchvjb8

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Wishing you a wonderfully white Christmas (unless, for some crazy reason, you don’t love snow as much as I do)!

Love,

Maddie