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Wow, wow, wow have the past couple weeks gone by quickly! In case you missed it, Kyle and I moved to Missouri in the middle of June. Needless to say, things have been pretty crazy ever since. To be completely honest, I really didn’t post much in June or July in light of all the changes. Sorry about that! Anyways, due to my irregular posting schedule, I decided to lump both months in together for this round-up of summer Instagram ideas! Keep reading to catch up on everything you’ve missed on Instagram this month!
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I’m a sucker for seersucker! ???? Cheesy, I know, but I can’t resist the opportunity for some good wordplay. Snag this adorable one shoulder peplum top before it’s gone! PS- As for sizing, I’m usually an XS in tops, but I had to size up to a small in this one. Shop this look on Diary of a Debutante or via LiketoKnow.It by clicking here.
In honor of World Eating Disorder’s Day on June 2nd… ???????? One of the most important truths about eating disorders is that they do not discriminate. They affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses. Click here to read my story and to learn why I proudly advocate for body positivity and eating disorder awareness.
I spy a colorful beach day in my immediate future! Shop all my favorite beach essentials via LiketoKnow.It by clicking here. Also, you can learn about all the benefits of using a wet skin moisturizer, like these new products from Jergens, here.
In honor of National Best Friend’s Day! Ashley Brooke Nicholas and I are friends (both in person and in the blogosphere) because we both love Diet Coke and enjoy watching Lifetime. I love her, and I can’t wait to meet her sweet baby girl in September!
Summer staples. I’ve been wearing this structured off-shoulder top on repeat this summer. I’ve also been wearing these designer espadrille dupes on repeat. Basically, this whole outfit has been on repeat, and I have zero shame. ???? Get my outfit details on Diary of a Debutante (along with my favorite products for frighting the Florida frizz) or via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2rHgt into your browser.
Celebrating National Wear Your Lilly Day and the First Day of Summer simultaneously! I don’t know what the official protocol for Summer Solstice celebration is, but I hope it involves a party and some margs out by the pool.
Missing Florida. The midwest is surprisingly awesome, but being landlocked may take a little getting used to. ☀️???? Currently dreaming of salty hair and the ocean air! Read about our move to Columbia, Missouri here.
Loving you is RED. ❤️ This $15 OTS high-low dress is hands down my favorite new dancin’ dress. ???????? I made this bag myself actually, so click here for a super easy DIY pom pom tote tutorial. You can also check out all my outfit details on Diary of a Debutante or via LiketoKnow.It by clicking here.
Finally– an affordable anti-Aging Moisturizer that WORKS. Since another birthday is rapidly approaching (and because my skin is super mad at me for moving from tropical Florida to Midwest Missouri), I’ve been on the lookout for new/effective anti-aging products that work AND won’t give me a panic attack when I review my bank statement… and I’m thrilled to have found Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. Head to this post for a full review and for my results (so far)!
You can never go wrong with a little pink! A lot of pink works, too. ???? You can shop this frilly pink top on Diary of a Debutante or via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2rRpU into your browser.
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” ???? The 4th of July weekend is FINALLY here, and I’m ready to conquer some central Missouri vineyards in these pretty pink Nina Shoes CHERIE booties! They come in 6 color– 5 of which are currently on my shopping list. Shop this style via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2rSko into your browser.
Let freedom ring! ???????? Check out this look, along with allllll the best 4th of July sales, right here! You can also shop this adorably festive All American Girl top via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2rTqQ into your browser.
Happy 4th of July, y’all!!! ???????? If you start craving a boozy, mid-day patriotic snack, these red, white, and blue vodka-infused cherries are DELISH! Be careful, though… they’ll sneak up on you (you’ve officially been warned ????). Click here for the recipe!
So many of my favorite ladies in one photo! ???? I’m talking about my pleated Bardot top, along with five of my favorite southern bloggers (who I think you’ll *LOVE* if you don’t follow them already), here.
Island hopping in the U.S. Virgin Islands with my BFF Sarah! ????☀️ We went on an epic spontaneous getaway right before she moved to Washington DC to help end homelessness across America. If you’re a big fan of action and adventure, it’s paradise. Click here for a full U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide!
Dear Monday, my mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone. ???????? On a positive note, this super comfy high-low OTS dress is only $15 and comes in 3 colors! Also, Amazon Prime Day 2017 starts tonight (yay), and early access for the Nordstrom Sale starts Thursday (double yay)! Cheers to a great shopping week and to hopefully not going into debt, y’all! Shop these outfit details on Diary of a Debutante or via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2rYtt into your browser.
Just in case you needed a reminder… you’re one in a melon! ???? My favorite new mug is $10, and it works just as well for wine as it does for coffee. Not that I’ve tried. Shop this mug via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2s08x into your browser!
In the wise words of Lilly Pulitzer, “Anything (even pulling an all-nighter to shop the Nordstrom sale) is possible with sunshine and a little pink!” ???? PS- Everything in this photo (top/sunglasses/earrings) is under $20! Get these outfit details here on Diary of a Debutante or via LiketoKnow.It by typing http://liketk.it/2s11B into your browser.
Wine down Saturdays. So… Missouri has wineries, and while the grapes may not rival those in Napa or Sonoma Valley, the vineyards are just as stunning and the people are twice as nice! Kyle took me to Les Bourgeois Vineyards for my birthday, and I can’t wait to go back once prime picking season starts in September! My only regret was wearing heels… don’t recommend it, no matter how fancy the dinner or how well they match your dress. This one, by the way, is on sale– and almost out of stock! It’s not up on the blog yet, but you can shop it via LiketoKnow.It by clicking this link.
Kick up your heels! ???? How fun is the laser-cut detailing on these pants?! They’re currently on sale for under $70, and they’re pretty much my favorite fitted pants ever. Check out these outfit details here on Diary of a Debutante or click here to shop via LiketoKnow.It!
This is *prime* example of how I don’t look on a daily basis ????. Today’s actual ensemble consisted of a shirt I stole from Kyle and some pajama pants. On the days I need to be more business casual, I love dresses that you can actually move in. As tight as this one looks, it’s actually super comfy and isn’t restrictive in the slightest. Also, I’ve had this bag for a little over three years, and it’s still just as versatile as the day I bought it. Check out these outfit details here on Diary of a Debutante or click here to shop via LiketoKnow.It!
Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons. ???? This blouse has been one of my favorite summer tops for years, and it’s FINALLY back in stock… and under $60! Check out these outfit details here on Diary of a Debutante or click here to shop via LiketoKnow.It! You can also check out my overnight heatless curls hair tutorial (featured in this photo) here.
I recently moved to Columbia, Missouri, and at first, I was really nervous about leaving Florida. On top of adjusting to life in a completely new city, the hassle of moving furniture, especially in a timeframe as tight as ours, is something that nobody wants to deal with. @CORTFurniture made that hassle completely disappear. Check out this video to see how CORT worked for me— and visit http://izea.it/acM8B7h to find out more about how they can help you, too. #CORTatHome #sponsored
This was an incredible project I worked on with CORT Furniture! Sorry about the format; it’s just easier to embed the video straight from Instagram. You can check out my Columbia Apartment Tour (and how to decorate a short-term apartment on a budget) and watch the full 3-minute video here.
Knot even kidding. These candelabra tassel earrings from 7 Charming Sisters are so darn gorgeous! ???????? The perfect combination of elegant and trendy. Check out full outfit details, including my favorite find from the Nordstrom Sale, here on Diary of a Debutante.
I realize summer’s still live and kickin’ until mid-September, so stay tuned for even more summer Instagram ideas and updates! Happy August, y’all!