holy chic

Holy chic it’s been a week.

Thousands of bright blue glow sticks on the great lawn, the sweetest lunch ladies in the¬†business, old friends, new friends, and friends I haven’t made yet: it’s good to be back at CNU.

In all the craziness that has defined August 23rd to today, I’ve loved every minute of it. Crazy is good and the polar opposite of boring (which is probably the worst¬†thing in the whole entire world).

There is one kinda-boring thing that I do happen to like…

white t-shirts.

Don’t ask why, but I have a little obsession with them. Maybe my “redhead trying to be tan” predicament has something to do with this. Long sleeved, short sleeved, cropped, you name it (I’ve also got stained). But there ARE some ways to make white t-shirts more exciting, besides spilling food on them. My favorite method is done on this cute little crop top. Props to you, American Eagle.

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Here’s to all-you-can-eat dining hall cereal, running to the beach almost every afternoon, being surrounded by my best friends, and another crazy (wonderful) week.

Love,

Maddie

top, sold out (similar here)// skirt// sandals// watch, vintage

P.S. On the topic of boring and not boring, I finally did the ice bucket challenge (but not actually voluntarily). Since getting freezing water dumped on your head isn’t exhilarating enough, I had it done by surprise. My friends are so nice to me…

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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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