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Summer Outfitspiration Galore!

Happy Sunday everyone! I have been absolutely loving all the fun, clean summer looks going on this season. You have lots of fun stripes, tassels and pom poms as well as on of my personal favorites for easy outfit coordination... white pants! I know they can be scary to wear when you are out and about, but they just add that extra crisp look and keep you coolly matched with anything. I am a big advocate of black attire as well, but during these hot summer days, you just have to reflect those beams of hot, steamy death with the white, am I right?



So, I thought what better way to celebrate summer fashion than to combine all my favorite things into one easy and stylish outfit! I found an amazing blue and white striped shirt with tassels from Marshall's (ON CLEARANCE!) for less than $10 and paired it with simple white cropped jeans. I added in my favorite black hat to help keep my face shaded and hair managed. I threw on some chunky black heels and finished it off with my favorite white Kate Spade purse. Voila, summer-ready for lots of fun in the sun.


 

If you are like me and enjoy a simple Sunday with some bonus deliciousness, be sure to head over to Vic's to hang out with your favorite pals, catch up on the happenings around town and enjoy double scoops of ice cream! My favorite flavors there are cookies n' cream and coffee. So stinking good and I didn't even get any on my pants... wooohhooooo!


I hope this outfit gives you lots of inspiration to find your own favorite summer look for less. Be sure to share what your favorite summer fashion trends are and where you wear them below!

It's a Boy! Welcome Home, Kirkland!

Kirkland is a chocolate lab and we hope he will be a big one. Just based on his large paw size, we are thinking this will be true. He has grown so quickly in size and ability, it has felt like we have had him for much longer than a few months. Time goes too quickly with any fur baby, so we have really been trying to capitalize on taking photos to document these special moments.

Our darling puppy has finally had all his preliminary shots and training after these first few months with us. Wow... we totally forgot that having a puppy is basically like having a newborn child. Late nights of crying, non-stop bathroom breaks and you cannot close your eyes for one little tiny second. We are so glad we have stuck through it though to get him trained right, and also sleeping in his own bed (sorry, buddy).

Some of his skills include using the bathroom on queue, sit, stay, shake and paw. He even knows to shake with both by us telling him we want the other paw after the first shake. *proud mom crying happy face* We are still working on the perfected down motion and also bringing back the toys consistently, but we are definitely seeing progress each day.

So what is next for this little guy you ask? Well, certainly more walks are in his future as well as some trips. Since we still have snow in Tahoe so late this year, maybe a quick impromptu trip there as well as some camping. He also loves his cousin Wrigley, so we are hoping for some more family time with him and to help us continue to use up his unending abundance of energy.

We are happy to have the joy and love of a paw-fect dog son again. I would love to hear more about your favorite memories of your pet's growing up below! More of Kirky's adventures to come soon, but until then enjoy these adorable photos of him.





Hump Day Quickie: Boyz II Men Said It Best, We Don't Even Talk Anymore!

Hi friends! I have had this topic on my mind a lot lately as the world seems to be changing with the communication sphere, and I am not quite sure I am moving with it. Maybe I am old or old fashioned, but in this case I think that is a good thing!


I am talking about the ability for us to communicate on a human level with some actual depth to it. I used to be overjoyed at the ability of the Internet to instantly connect you to anyone all over the world at any given time and that has slowly evolved to a disappointing low for me. It was always amazing to me the amount of discussion and possibilities opened with this window of opportunity to connection and now we are settling for living based on "likes".

I have heard that people often enjoy this because it gives them a quick pulse check on what is working well, and showing interest from others as well as a quick acknowledgement of the content. But if I can be super honest, I hate that. And let me clarify a little, I don't mind if you like my image or content only and don't comment on it. What I hate is when I comment with you to open an interaction and someone just "likes" the comment instead of responding back. I am not asking for an essay here, people, I am just asking for a little interaction!

As a person who is intrigued and interested in connecting and learning new things from new people, it is hard to ever get to that point when we are putting ourselves out to the universe and getting nothing back. Wow, it even sounds lonely typing it! So back to the title, it is like the old Boyz II Men Song when they say, "We don't even talk anymore." And I will tell you what, it makes me really sad. I don't want to get to the point of  one person talking and the other only liking things... it just feels like a one-way conversation and then really what is the whole point of it all?

So can we agree to make a bit of effort in actually replying to people with a sentence or two in posts as well as text messages? Let's talk a little more; can we do that? (It would make me happy if we could!)

This Dress is the Bee's Knees!

Hi everyone! Well, this week marks the first day of summer and you can certainly feel it in Sacramento. I have been dying under 100 degrees plus every single day this week. It didn't have to go zero to one hunnit on me that quick!

*Ring, ring* "911, what's your emergency?"
Me: "Send tubs of ice cream. I am dying here!!" "Also, send more adorable flotation devices for my pool." "K, thx, bye."

For me personally, I prefer dresses in this weather. First, there is a little extra breeze to them and we all need that when it is a chore to be out and about. Secondly, there is less to match with it. You put on your outfit and *boom, da na na na* you are good to go! Lastly, they can be dressed up or down with no fashion faltering! Just simply choose heels or sandals and you can completely, and quite easily if I may add, change your look. And who doesn't love flexibility with fashion?

Today I wanted to show you an adorable vintage find I got recently that is the bee's knees! The colors are vibrant and the bee print makes you want to smile anywhere you go because you feel so bee-utiful. I also love how classy it is when you wear it; just modest enough for the modern vintage woman like me.

I paired it with my new sunglasses from the mermaid party I went to recently and a fun vintage wicker purse that holds all the essentials. I love my vintage purses, now! I also was sure to wear my great-grandmother's pearl necklace that completes all my vintage looks. It is dainty and fabulously feminine and also gives me something special to think about each time I wear it.


  

    
If you are interested in purchasing this dress, you can find it at Bopper's Boutique. I enjoyed wearing this dress for my quick breakfast at Cafe Latte here in Sacramento! Where would you wear your favorite dress around town? Please tell me below so I can head there next and use the free A.C.!


Take care, stay cool and I hope to see you around soon for some more awesome summer adventures. 

Monday Funday Bikini Booty Workout by Rebecca of Foxie Fitness

Have you overdone it at your Father's Day BBQ this weekend? Feeling a little remorseful and wanting to start this week out being commit to fit? Well, I have a great guest post by Rebecca of Foxie Fitness that will have you on your way back to bikinis in no time. I hope you all enjoy this simple and easy workout that you can do without the gym!


Hi there, I'm Rebecca, creator of Foxie Fitness. I am a certified personal trainer/heath coach and professional booty builder. I help women from all walks of life find a way to git in shape, build confidence, and be healthy with their busy schedules.

It's time to face the facts. Summer is here and there is no better time to start working on your bikini body. If you're like most ladies (and some men), you crave a more toned backside. Well, I am here to show you how to get one from the comfort of your own home. I am very excited to share with you my top three at-home booty building exercises. These moves do not require a gym or any equipment, so you can do them anywhere!

Exercises:

  1. The Booty Lift- This one will help you develop that "booty fold" that we all know and love. Start on all fours and lift one leg up as demonstrated below.
  2. Sumo Squat Pulses- You will definitely feel the burn with this one! This targets your whole leg, but will especially burn the booty if you point your toes out as demonstrated. Lower down into a squat position and come back up slightly. Keep the movements small so you really feel your legs burn! 
  3. One Legged Bridges- This exercise is wonderful for targeting your booty! Using only on leg in the bridge helps isolate that specific booty cheek and really strengthen it. Lay on your back with one leg up in the air and push the other foot into the ground as you lift the hips up. 


With all booty building exercises, make sure that you squeeze your bum as much as possible during the movements. The more you activate those muscles, the bigger and stronger they'll become! So, grab your mat and let's get started on that bikini booty with these moves!

For more booty building fun, check out my Instagram and Facebook. You can also find more tips and tricks at FoxieFitness.com.