Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Break + #LaurenRalphLauren








Hi Guys! Hope everyone is having an amazing Summer. It has been one whirlwind of a last few months! Lots of R&R, lake time, work (gotta keep up with that nurse life!), yoga, BBQ's, etc. I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I have been! I can't believe it is already August tomorrow.

When I started F4F- everyone would ask me: "Why did you start your blog?" & my answer was fairly simple. I wanted a hobby that I enjoyed that made me happy & consumed my time when I was off of work at the hospital. Also, as an outlet to write - collaborate with other companies/bloggers/like-minds, dive into my interests (recipes, fashion, family, travel, etc) - & to share all of these life topics & interests with all of you! When I feel like I am getting off track from this - I know I need a break. F4F has never been something that I wanted to make a chore, or something that I feel as though I have to do, but more something I look forward to doing. Hence; the break I just took - which allows me to step back, relax, stop comparisons, check in with myself, & realize what this blog & blogging means to me. Social media can cause such an uproar, there are so many amazing accounts to follow (other bloggers, photographers, beautiful people/families/accounts in general), - that I know we often find ourselves comparing like CRAZY amongst everyone else on the internet. But thats just it. Social media is social media. You need to check in with yourself & realize that you create & make your own happiness. If you are losing your happiness amongst the noise of comparison & other's perceptions of you & your life - take a step back. & that is just what I did!

Anyways, I am still in the midst of a blog revamp - (my photo host went completely haywire & I had to kind of pick up the pieces) - but we are pretty much back in action! It was actually kind of fun to look back on all of my posts from the last year - it was kind of like a year in review! I am hoping to dive into some fun stuff this month, I have an "ice rolling" post coming up this week that I am super excited to share with you guys - & then I am hoping to do some more lifestyle posts for ya'll. Is there anything specific you guys want more of? With my reset- I am super focused on staying real with you guys - & I wanna share content that you guys can relate to & be excited about, too! Let me know if you guys want anything highlighted - (decor, makeup, hair, fitness, fashion, everyday life, etc)?

I am actually really excited about sharing these 2 pieces with you guys - because I think the Lauren Ralph Lauren line is super modern, timeless, & versatile - & I have been able to live in these Espadrilles ever since I received them. They are SO comfortable. Not to mention the blush color goes with pretty much everything in my closet! This striped off the shoulder dress is also so classically chic - I can basically wear it anywhere because it has the ability to be dressed up or down for day or night. I would suggest ordering down a size - it has a shift fit & works for a load of body types (which is so nice) - but can hang loose. I am wearing a size Small!

Off the Shoulder Stripe Dress: (ON SALE)! {HERE} // Blush Pink Flat Espadrilles: {HERE}








Photography: Kellie Rae Photography; website {here}; IG: www.instagram.com/kellieraestudio

Happy to be back BBs. Thanks for reading. Xx

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