Black Button-Up Skirt


HIGH WASTED MINI SKIRT: Zaful  |  TOP: Target  |  SANDALS: Target  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV  |  RINGS: Zaful

          I love how versatile this skirt is.  It's just one of those staple items that my closet was missing.  It's going to be really good for fall too.  I should have ordered an extra small because it is a bit too big, but it's fine.  If you order this I think you should size down.  Luckily, I am able to do alterations.  I've also had this top since last summer.  I haven't gotten a chance to wear it this year yet.  
          This will be my last post for a little while.  I'm going to Europe for 10 days and I won't have my computer.  I'm sure I will have lots of fun blog posts to do when I return though.  T.T.F.N.

Embroidered Smock Dress



LONG SLEEVE EMBROIDERED TASSEL DRESS: Zaful (other embroidered shirts) | SHOES: Forever 21 | STAR CHAIN NECKLACE SET: Zaful

          I got this dress in a few days ago from Zaful and I love it.  It's the perfect summer to fall transitional piece because it's really lightweight, has long sleeves, and has a summer-y boho style.  I do wish it was lined though.  It's just a little bit see-through.  I love the smock style.  I can totally picture myself wearing this a lot in the early fall.  
          Speaking of fall, it's so soon! The first day is in two days.  I'm really sad that summer is about to be over but not as sad as I normally am because I am planning on moving to LA in a few months.  The weather is so much nicer there.  I won't have to deal with winter cold.  Because I work with and wear so much from Zaful, I am thinking about doing a blog post about tips for shopping on their site. Let me know if you want to see that.  


Mint Tulle

TOP: Zara | JEANS: Forever 21 | FLATS: H&M | NECKLACE: Forever 21 | PURSE: Asos
          I found this top at Zara in Canada last New Years.  I have been wanting to blog it ever since then, but just haven't gotten the chance.  It's one of my favorite tops.  It's super unique, cute, and comfortable.  It totally embodies that whimsical style that I love so much.  I just paired it with this new pair of black jeans and a nude cami.  




Zaful Midi Dresses





It's no secret that I collaborate with Zaful a lot.  I feel like it's a good place to go to get inexpensive trends.  This time I am showing you some of my favorite midi and maxi dresses.  I chose the first two because I think the floral patterns are beautiful.  The style is really nice too.  I like the red one because the way it flares out at the bottom is interesting.  You can find the red one from the layered maxi dress category.  The first two are a bit more casual and summery.  The last one is really nice for autumn.  

Want to be the more fancy in this summer? Just do it!

Surprise code: ZFEN

Transitioning to Fall


SHORTS: T.J. Maxx | SWEATER: H&M | SANDALS: Forever 21 | BACKPACK: Rosegal | SUNGLASSES: Asos (similar) | BRACELET: Keep Collective (gift)

          Fall is coming so soon.  I can't say I am especially excited about it but part of me doesn't mind because I am moving to L.A. soon where the weather is actually nice.  I'm also going to London and Paris in two weeks, so I've been much more excited about that! B.T.W. if you have been to either one, I would happily accept tips or recommendations.  This outfit is a typical transitional outfit for me.  A lot of the time I will wear shorts with a sweater or pants with short sleeves.  Also, wearing layers makes it easy to work with temperature changes.  I got these shorts when I was at Six Flags a few weeks ago because the ones I was wearing were uncomfortable.  I just ran to the nearby T.J. Maxx to find some shorts.  


Grey Striped Suit


ONE PIECE BANDEAU SWIMSUITS: Zaful | HIGH WAIST SHORTS: Zaful | SUNGLASSES: Souvenir from Traverse City, MI

          I've been loving one-piece swimsuits lately because they are so care free.  You don't have to worry about how tan or slim your stomach is.  I also feel like in general, they are just more comfortable.  I love the colors and style of this one from Zaful.  I picked out these jean shorts to wear with it.  I really needed some new ones.  Both are a bit to small, but still fit.  I don't think I will get much more wear out of either one because it's almost fall.  There is always next year.  





Michigan Camping Getaway


Silver Lake State Park

           This State Park is such a unique location.  It consists of sand dunes on the edge of Lake Michigan that span almost as far as the eye can see.  I always describe it like a desert in the sky.  There are hardly any trees on top of the dunes so it's really barren.  There is a section of the dunes that is blocked off for people to ride jeeps, dirt bikes, and other sorts of vehicles that I don't know a lot about.  It's pretty entertaining to watch though.  We camped here for our first night.  I don't recommend camping here because the campground gets pretty busy and loud.  There is also this lighthouse on the edge of the park.  


Traverse City

          This is one of my favorite towns in Michigan.  I love the way the building are located around this little river.  There are a bunch of cool bridges and paths.  There is also a beach right in town and a marina.  The shopping is really great too.  I got a super cute pair of pink sunglasses from here. 


Fisherman's Island State Park

          I had never been here before.  This is where we stayed the second night.  Although there isn't that much to do in this State Park, it's a really good place to camp.  It's located right on the beach!  The campground was pretty secluded and quiet.  If you get lucky or make a reservation you can literally camp right on the beach.  One thing to keep in mind is that this place doesn't have showers or electricity.  It was perfect for one night.  There is a tiny island located right off the coast.  You could probably visit it with a kayak or paddle board.  Unfortunately, We didn't have either of those.  


Charlevoix

I love Charlevoix for so many reasons.  It has a beautiful downtown area, great food, and overall nice vibe.  This is as far north as we came on this trip.  One of the reasons we wanted to come here is because Bridge Street Tap Room has a mac & cheese grilled cheese sandwich that is delicious.  I have been twice before and couldn't get it out of my head.  We also found this beach in Charlevoix.  I haven't been here either.  The sand it some of the whitest great lakes sand I have ever seen.  


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

          Sleeping Bear Dunes is literally one of my favorite places on earth.  It consists of a bunch of super high sand dunes, trails, beaches, and a shipwreck.  The main attraction is the tallest dune that is 450 feet high and right next to Lake Michigan.  It may not look that high in these pictures but that's usually the case.  Pictures can't capture all of the beauty of a place.  The second to last picture shows the scale a little bit better because you can see people climbing it.  I have been here twice before but never went down until this time.  It is really time consuming and not recommended.  It's best to come here at sunset.  Sadly, it was cloudy this day.


Glen Arbor

          Glen Arbor is nestled right in the middle of Sleeping Bear Dunes.  It's a tiny town with shops and restaurants, just like all of my other favorite Michigan towns.  It's a good place to get food when you are visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes.  I recommend checking out Cherry Republic.  Cherry Republic is a super unique store that has a huge variety of products, all made with Michigan Cherries.  You can find, cherry wine, cherry soda, cherry ice cream, candy, chocolate covered cherries, jam, salsa, etc.  You can get free samples of most of it.  They also offer free wine tasting!  There are other locations in Charlevoix and Traverse City.  This first building is my favorite boutique, Cotton Seed.  I've found a few nice things there in the past.  

SWEATSHIRT: Souvenir from Saugatuck  (From a different trip to Michigan) | JEANS: Forever 21 | T-SHIRT: Uniqlo | PURSE: Michael Kors | SANDALS: Forever 21

          I planned on the weather being typical summer weather but it was a bit chillier.  I ended up having to wear my jeans and the same sweatshirt most of the time.  That's why I am pretty much wearing the same thing in every picture.  I wanted to blog a few new outfits but it was just too chilly.