Outfit of the Day!
This is my first post doing my outfit of the day and I’m excited to share with you more about my style and taste! At first, I thought these types of posts were kind of vain. However, I get a lot of ideas from other girls on cute outfits and little accessories to add to my wardrobe.
My outfit today consists of a cute little jersey dress from Ann Taylor Loft (I found it on sale several years ago, so here’s a similar version). I love the little belt that goes with it. It isn’t meant to make a statement but it sucks you in at the waist, which is always nice!
I took this picture earlier with the help of my dear mom in my front yard. We live in the woods so the green trees are in abundance and frankly, who doesn’t love a little greenery in a photo?
Here’s a front view of my dress. It’s the perfect outfit for a day when you want to feel pretty but also want to feel comfy. It’s also a very breathable fabric (cotton) so I love it for hot summer days like today! Did I mention cap sleeves are really cute? Because they are!
Here are my favorite parts of an outfit: accessories! My shoes I found at Burlington Coat Factory for $10 by Rampage. My bracelet is an old Forever 21 find. Here’s a similar bracelet I like even more! My necklace is also a Forever 21 find from last fall and I can’t find it online anywhere. However, they have produced a similar one!
Me being silly
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Hello friends! I didn’t post yesterday because it was a travel day for me. I was on a short road trip back from the lovely beaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. My family goes camping in Ocean City, Maryland every summer. Camping is our favorite pastime as my mom’s family enjoyed it too. As you can see in the photo to the left, we had a lovely time taking pictures on the jetty next to the harbor. My sister is on the left and her best friend that came along for the trip is on the right.
We spent one day at Assateague Island enjoying the beach and wild horses. Legend has it that these horses are descendants of horses that were shipwrecked off the coast of Maryland/Virginia hundreds of years ago. It is thought that the ship was probably Spanish and was carrying livestock to America. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate for us and it was cloudy with a high of 74. Needless to say I was a bit chilly and sat on the beach in my bikini bottoms and hoodie. The water was like ice!
Later on that day my mom and I took a little trip to one of her favorite stores called The Barn (colonial decorating and all things country) and then picked up some fresh corn grown locally in Delaware at a little produce store. There’s nothing better than fresh veggies and fruits.
After dinner we went to the campground’s karaoke night where my sister and a few other girls sang a Carrie Underwood song and then danced the Cotton Eyed Joe (oh memories of middle school flooding back anyone?) I must say that line dancing takes the wind out of you. I was so tired by the end of the night. When we got back to our campsite my dad had lit a fire in the fire ring. We sat around playing charades and telling funny stories. My sister was obsessed with puns all weekend so everything she said had a double meaning. At least it kept her laughing!
On Sunday it was cloudy again and not worth the beach trip. We went to a zoo in Salisbury, MD for some fuzzy animal sight seeing. I fell in love with the flamingos. A few of them were having a fit about something and kept poking at each other. It was adorable. We also saw this beautiful owl who wasn’t too happy to see us. He swiveled his head around when my sister started talking to it. He blinked a few times and opened his beak a little wanting to say something back.
When we got back to our campsite my sister and her friend engaged in their typical shenanigans and it ended up with my sister on the ground her camp chair. Silly girls.
Finally, we went to the boardwalk and people watched. It never fails to be entertaining. People are crazy, that’s all I can say! The girls had a good time spotting cute boys. Ok, I admit to having fun finding them first and then telling them where to look and when to start flipping their hair to get the boys’ attention. I’m just as bad as they are but it was a good time!
I hope you enjoyed the photos and my weekend recap! P.S. Leave a comment on whether or not you would like it if I started focusing a little more on “what’s in my closet” type things! Thanks!
Farm I went to last weekend had gorgeous horses!
For today’s post, this Maryland girl is going country with my favorite Food Network show host Ree Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman! Then, I’m going to show you some of my favorite country music!
I’ve always had an interest in ranching and living in the west. I don’t think I could move there full time but I’d like to try it out for a week or so. I found a blog written by a woman who lives on a ranch in Oklahoma and it turns out the lady has her own show on Food Network. “The Pioneer Woman” basically details her life and what it’s like living on a cattle ranch with her husband and 4 kids. While documenting each day’s activities, she also whips up some pretty amazing meals! Here’s a scene from one of my favorite episodes:
She may live in the country but she doesn’t always make “country” meals. I just love to watch her cook! I am so relaxed (and hungry) whenever she’s making a delicious meal like this.
There’s something so serene about the area Ree lives in. Maybe it’s the simple fact that there aren’t annoying neighbors around or heavy traffic. You could just sit there and be at peace with everything. How many times have any of us experienced that? Personally, its been awhile! To add to the mental picture I hope you all are trying to create in your head of the country life, here’s a few videos of my favorite country songs.
I hope you all enjoyed this little country detour you took with me! Comment below with your favorite country songs or little country towns you’ve visited!