june instalife

Prettiest rainbow after the craziest storm in Cincinnati 🌈

I had such a fun June- it went by so quickly! Just a little round of some Instascrams to say buh-bye!

So pumped about this Target find // Leggings here

My Mondays to a T... actually my life to a T! Ha!

I was literally obsessed with Lil Wayne throughout college (and after). A friend got me this t-shirt back in 2009 when Weezy was experiencing some... legal troubles. #freeweezy

Post-first tennis lesson. It's been so much fun!

The cutest little condo in OTR. 

New suit by Tavik πŸ˜Ž

Hope and I found out we really suck at Slackline. πŸ˜‚ // Romper previously seen here

Lake living and lovinggggg it πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ // Sweatshirt 

Group hugs be like squeeeeeeeee!! ❀️❀️❀️ // Outfit

🎢 song of the week 🎢

Anyone else listened to Dierks Bentley's new album? It came out Memorial Day Weekend, and I. Wore. It. Out. Seriously, it's so good. I've been a long time fan of Dierks (I think I listened to Settle for a Slow Down about 1,000 times when I discovered it my sophomore year of college), and I just think his music gets better and better and more and more fun. I feel like I LOLed a lot while listening to this album. Although, my sister and I decided back in like April that the song of the summer would be Somewhere on a Beach, What the Hell Did I Say is a close second. Such a funny song, and I think a lot of us can say we've been there- whether we want to admit it or not!

🎢Did I say we'd go shopping, that I'd Louis Vuitton her?🎢
🎢That I'd Rodeo Drive her, slide a Tiffany diamond on her?🎢

πŸ“šfrom the books :: the love affairs of nathaniel p.πŸ“š

I hate Nathaniel P. Nathaniel P is what is wrong with men and dating. It took me about half the book before I really felt like I figured out what Nate's problem was - why he seemed to be happy with women and a relationship and then started to pick it apart and enjoy the self destruction of it all. Nate is insecure. He thrives on (and is only happy) when there is drama - financially, romantically - it really doesn't matter. So he often goes looking for it when it isn't already present.

As an example, about half way through the book Nate realizes that he and his girlfriend are reversing support roles - she was suddenly the more successful of the two in that moment. This terrifies him and his rigid thoughts on it prevent him from allowing it to happen. But aren't relationships more fluid than this? In the end, I was extra pissed because Nate ends up happy. He finds someone who keeps him in a constant state of turmoil and being the sick person he is, he loves it. Congrats, Nate.

Favorite Quote:

Crossing the bridge, Nate turned to take in the Manhattan skyline behind them. The chains of white lights lining the cables over the other East River bridges were like dangling necklaces beneath the brightly lit towers, a fireworks display frozen at its most expansive moment. The view, familiar and yet still - always - thrilling, in combination with the plastic smell of the taxi, made him feel almost giddy.

I know this feeling so, so well. This passage put me back in New York, going home late at night to Queens. 

Why You Should Read It:

If you make a hobby out of hating on men, this will just had fuel to your fire.

Add me on: goodreads

**As a sidenote, the Peach Pear La Croix in the photo above is SO GOOD**

platform espadrilles

Blue Life Romper via Shopbop (previously seen here), Joe Fresh Tote (previously seen here), Karen Walker Sunnies, Michael Kors Platform Espadrilles via Von Maur

I wore this look while romping around Cincinnati this past Sunday. I'd first put these espadrilles in a collage on the blog awhile back and then stalked them every time I went into a Von Maur until they went on sale. A nameless family member of mine **cough - Mom - cough** basically told me they're hideous, but what can I say, I love to embrace an ugly trend. They're comfy, and they give me a little bump, so I'm mayyyyybe 5'6" in them which gets me about 2 inches closer to my life long goal of being 5' 10" like Cindy Crawford