Sweatshirt is here, shorts here, sandals here, purse here, sunglasses here.

Adidas has been making a huge comeback lately so I thought i’d do a post all about my favorite Adidas pieces. I got this sweater on sale for $40!! What a great price – it does run large though. I stuck with my true size and you can see the oversized fit. I love the color of it for summer though – and it also comes in a nice blue!

Some other items that I have are these leggings which I wear ALL the time. The fit true to size. I sized up to a large because that was the only size in stock at the time and I have to shrink them in the dryer every time I wash them lol! I also have this tank, which is so breezy and comfortable. I love to wear this with moto leggings or to workout. These shoes are on my want list because I love the color of them, and they are such a good price. I just need to get myself into working out more before I get more pairs of gym shoes, right…..? 🙂

Some other Adidas items I love are this cozy hoodie, this pullover that I LOVE paired with dark jeans and a little front tuck (on sale too!), this cap that is perfect for days where you don’t want to wash your hair ;), this sports bra (such a pretty color!), and this pair of everyday shoes. Adidas really does have so many good pieces it makes it hard not to shop because they are all at such an affordable price and go with almost everything!

Top is linked here, similar shorts here, sandals here, necklace here.

 

Hey guys! I wore this outfit last weekend after one of our pool days (you can see my tan/burn) haha! Tom LOVED this top, so it’s a win-win! The sleeves are so flattering and the twist detail in the front dresses it up from being just a plain looking tee. I paired it with these shorts from last summer because they are my all time favorite, but I have linked treasure and bonds new ones from this summer. Pair it with your favorite sandals and you’re good for a casual look! I know my scrunchy always ruins all of my pictures, but for some reason I can NEVER remember to take it off!

Well, it is officially summer break for me and most other teachers, which means my summer bucket list time is underway! I’ve compiled a list of things I want to accomplish this summer, and so should you! I use the app “Wunderlist” and it gives you such a sense of satisfaction every time you check something off of your list. So i’m going to share my top 10 bucket list items with you and some tips and tricks I keep in mind when making one.

1. ENJOY my wedding day (so many people have told me to take about 20 minutes to yourself to just soak it all in – because it’s over before you know it)

2. ENJOY my bachelorette party (there has been so so much planning going into it, and I always worry about whether or not people are having fun – but something i’ve learned is that you can’t make people have fun – they choose to; so if they want to have fun they will find a way to make it happen and so should I!:)

3. Celebrate one last anniversary with Tom before it changes forever (this one is easy because it is the 4th of July, so we always celebrate – but I want to have one last celebration before our new anniversary changes forever)

4. Take a ton of time to not be on my phone (especially in wedding moments like our honeymoon – it is so easy to get wrapped up into putting everything you do in Instastories, but at times it takes away from being in the moment, which is what I want to avoid during some of the more special summer plans)

5. Go to a cubs rooftop game (this I have done so many summers, but since I moved out of the city two years ago I haven’t done this – so I really want to again)

6. Read a book (I always always say i’m going to do this, and then I end up binge watching Netflix, or browsing social media, playing whatever game i’m into at that time on my phone – and I never take the time to read – so this summer i’m committing to reading at least one book cover to cover).

7. Spend as many days as I can by the pool (This one is easy because I want to get a nice tan going for my wedding AND i’m not teaching summer school this year so what else do I have to do?)

8. Start running again (This may be the hardest on my list to accomplish, but I really enjoy it – so I know I need to get back into it, and it will feel so good when I do).

9. Pick a diet and stick to it (Hellloooo wedding bod!)

10. Blog at least once a week (I used to blog twice a week, and then when coaching, teaching, and winter time kicked in – I barely had any pictures to do blog posts about. I am going to start doing blog posts more often, because it is such a good outlet to go to just to even jot down my thoughts.)

I’ve chosen these things because I know that they are all attainable. Some easier than others obviously, but I know I can accomplish all of them if I try. My goal is to get half of them done by 4th of July, because after that the summer always flies by and is basically over, as my mom always used to say – which is so true!

It’s sad to talk about summer being over when it just started, so make sure you all enjoy every little bit of it!! If you have any fun bucket list items, comment below – i’d love to hear them!

Top is here, similar jeans here, sandals here, necklace here, sunglasses here.

How cute is this top?!? I have been obsessed lately with cutesy tops you can pair with jeans and slip on sandals, since the weather here has been so unpredictable! One minute it’s sunny and 80, the next it’s rainy and 50. Pair any outfit with a cute denim jacket in case it’s chilly and you’re all set! I wore this cute top to my moms Mother’s Day dinner, which is also another one of my favorites! Asos has been killing it lately with their clothes – I have so many on my wish list that I want to get! They also make it so easy – I have been wanting to put forth zero effort as far as getting ready. I’m not sure if it’s this dreary spring, or end of the school year approaching – any other teachers get like that at the end of the school year?! Don’t get my wrong – I love my kids.

We have two weeks left until we get out – I can’t believe it flew by that fast, but I am SO excited for this summer. Soccer also ends Monday when we have our pizza party – no more 12 hour work days! I will finally have time to finish up wedding planning and actually cook a dinner.

I haven’t really had an update for you guys as far as wedding planning since I haven’t really done much. We mailed out our wedding invitations and none of them got sent to us (if you watched my stories you’ll know that the mail person told me since our return address was on the flap they may get sent to us), so fingers crossed it stays that way! We have gotten almost 20 rsvp’s which is awesome! I love when people are quick with their responses! Other than that and a few straggler invites we have to get out because Tom of course hadn’t put them on the spreadsheet, we are all set! Thankfully my parents ordered extra invites for us when they purchased them!

Once I get out for summer break, my mom and I are going to check out the venue now that it’s remodeled, setup for a wedding to see what it will look like, and what we want the layout of the room to be. Then we are going to finalize table runners, charger plates, etc. I will do a whole post for you guys on that when it comes! I know i’ve said this before, but planning a wedding really is a full time job! My mom used to be on my butt about getting things done, but I felt bad so I have taken the reigns on a lot – which makes me feel good and at the same time so broke! I am so lucky my parents are paying for most of our wedding – I don’t know how some people afford it! It’s even more than my student loans are!

Anywho, that is all I will leave you with today lol! I hope you guys have a great day! Thanks for reading 🙂

Top is here, bottoms here, shoes here, sunglasses here, necklace here.

 

Hey guys! How are you doing?!? This has been the craziest of weeks between wedding planning nightmare, school, and crazy sports schedule! This outfit was one that I wore this past weekend, and was able to wear the pants again to work on Monday (with a different top of course)! I love how versatile they can be. You can dress them up with heels, or down with sandals like I did. They have such a nice fit and I got sooo many compliments on them! I paired it with this top here, which I got at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I linked a similar one that is just as cute! When wearing to school I paired it with this top. Definitely a staple in your closet!

I’m typing this as i’m staring out the window watching it rain and we have two soccer games today after school and then a girls night out! The day started off so good – I got the SWEETEST note from one of my students, and another student brought me her moms spicy salsa .. ummm YUM! So let’s hope this rain goes away! I am also cranky because we have been dealing with hotel nightmare situation for our wedding block – but I won’t get too much into details because i’m hoping they will end up accommodating us. Send some good thoughts my way!! 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Kimono here, tank here, shorts here, shoes here and here sunglasses here, necklace here.

Hey guys!!! I’ve totally been MIA lately, but the weather has been so cold it’s hard to go outside on the weekends and take pictures as well as blog post shoots. Tom is great, but he’s not THAT willing ;). Plus we have been super busy with a lot of wedding stuff, and just living our lives outside of work. I apologize in advance for how pale I am (AHHH), but I had to blog this outfit for you because I love it! I got my regular size in the shorts and kimono and love them. I had to size up in the tank because they were low in stock, but i’d almost rather have it larger so it fits looser. It is a v neck tank which is so flattering, and I paired it with my new Sam Edelmans that i’ve worn probably 4 times the past week. I love the platform detail on them that makes you just a little bit taller, and the cute bow detail! They are such a steal – I linked them from two different places above. Definitely one of my favorite shoe purchases!!

Express always has sales so I always wait until they have a sale to shop most products. I got these three items during their 40% off sale so all items were under $100 total! I know I rant and rave about express jeans all the time, but i’m starting to love their shorts too – they just fit so perfectly, and I like that the inseam is longer on them – not to mention they are high waisted. They have so many cute styles to browse i’m definitely adding some to my wish list. 🙂

Some of you have been asking for an update on wedding planning.. so here goes! Last time I was on here we had just gone to the vendor and picked out all of that stuff along with the florist, the tastings, and the cake. Since then we have gotten our invitations done – mailing out in the next two weeks (I LOOOVEEE THEM). We went through Kelly Reif, and despite sending them back for like 329184035 revisions, she was so patient with us. We are doing our placecards through her, so i’m excited to see how they will turn out. She is in the Naperville area, so I definitely recommend her if you need someone! I have put little snippets of our invitations on my Instastories – they look so good. I actually wanted to go cheap at first on invitations and go through Shutterfly or Minted, but my dad said “That is the first impression people get of your wedding, and it reflects on us”, which is so true! Thank you mom and dad!!!:) **Kisses**

We also spent a lot of time figuring out our transportation situation. I’m not going to get too much into details, but long story short – we have a lot of logistics and need a few one way trips – not a 5 hour block of busses. So we had to end up booking 3 different companies to accommodate us – happy thoughts that the day turns out alright! Lol! We also ordered our party favors and got those squared away. I’m so happy we are 3 months out because wedding planning is literally like a second job! You don’t even know how much there is to do or how much work goes into it until you go through it! Looking forward to saying “I do” , celebrating, and then being on that sandy beach in Turks & Caicos! 88 days 🙂

I hope you guys have a good rest of your week – and as always – thanks for reading!!:)