Links I Love 002

Well, the weekend is finally upon us. I will be taking my heartbroken little self to see The Big Sick. This might possibly be a terrible idea considering it is being called one, if not the, greatest romantic comedy in some time. I suppose maybe there’s an upside or some wishful thinking that maybe, just maybe, it will all work out someday. Who knows? If all else fails I will simply embarrass myself with a full on public cry.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend, but first here’s some really fun and interesting stuff from across the web. Enjoy!

3 Outfits: Zara

Ah Zara, the one place I can be found when it feels like everything in the world isn’t going that great. Okay maybe I should find better ways of dealing with unpleasant emotions rather than spending money or valuable time wandering around Zara. Hey, to each their own. Regardless, I think it’s pretty well known Zara is one of my all time favorite places to shop. One of their gigantic sales is still going on, but an all new collection has just hit the web. There’s a pair of very polarizing leggings.

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Styling Trendy Summer Shorts

I know in the past I’ve shared my trials and tribulations with shorts. After countless summers of wearing uncomfortable jeans and unflattering long “jorts” due to self-confidence issues, I finally came to a happy place where I can wear shorts of all kinds. Now I know what kind of shorts I wear the most: denim, pull on, or sworts. Denim shorts are wardrobe staples, pull on shorts are perfect for relaxing or running errands, and, well, sworts are the laziest shorts in the world. So rather than be so boring I decided to do a little research and see what shorts were the most trendy this summer.

Styling-Trendy-Summer-Shorts.pngAs you can see above; Basically the answer was literally any pair of shorts ever. There was leather or leather effect (aka the warm weather sibling of leather pants), and crepe shorts (which are just really loose & flowy Bermuda shorts). Printed shorts ala the 1990s are big (especially florals), and the staples I’ve mentioned above. I felt pretty overwhelmed, but I decided to play around with it a bit. One thing I tried to be aware of is shorts are warm weather clothes so there’s no ankle boots or thin heels. I think that ankle boots are fine with shorts within reason, but it’s a personal preference. I do it depending on the occasion and outfit. Thin heels and shorts just feel so Pinterest to me so I avoid them at all costs (plus I’m clumsy). When wearing shorts I avoid high top sneakers because they cut off my legs at a certain point making me appear shorter. At the end of the day styling any shorts is a personal preference, but below hopefully you’ll find some new inspiration or try a new type of shorts.

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Surviving the Heat: Summer Wellness

Initially when I sat down to write this post I wanted to share some things I do to beat the crazy heat during the summer. Shortly I realized it’s slightly different for everyone and the biggest tip of them all really is just to stay inside and avoid it all. Then I realized maybe it’s best to just share some of the wellness ideas I’m currently incorporating into my life instead. It’s summer and I’m currently existing in the harsh Arizona hellscape so I guess these are currently my best tips for surviving the heat.

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Mix 08 Summer Take 2

Gather round boys and girls it’s time for another monthly playlist. Summer is probably one of the easiest times to make mixes. They just kind of write themselves. There’s always something playing that sticks with me and creates a memory for years to come. Whether it’s enjoying a nice meal with friends at a restaurant or just simply driving in the car when something funny happens, a memory has the ability to stick to these songs like glue (for better or worse). Rather than zone in on a particular summery theme like pool parties, BBQs, or road trips, I decided to try something a little different.

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Summer Cocktails To Try Right Now

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t think of anything better than a nice, refreshing adult beverage on a scorching summer day. I’m not very creative when it comes to creating cocktails, but I can sure follow a recipe. So bless the internet for posting their delicious concoctions. What I do know for sure, is when in doubt, use a San Pellegrino flavored drink with alcohol and you are good to go. After the grand RosΓ© Margarita disaster of this 4th of July, I went on the hunt for something else to try. Oh, and before anyone goes looking for a recipe, don’t even try it. It is not good and is a complete waste of rosΓ©.Β 

The key to a good summer cocktail are the flavors. Something light, refreshing, and a tropical flavor is a plus. I’ve seen tons of cocktails while looking around the internet, and these are the ones I can’t wait to try.

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Connect the Dots

Polka dots are one of my favorite prints. There’s just something about them that is cute and fun. That seems like a weird statement coming from me, but it’s true. Of course, I would likely never stray from a black and white color combination. I mean why would I? It’s a true classic. But from time to time, like with decor or wrapping paper, I enjoy a gold, copper, or rose gold on white. That combination is just clean looking with a little hint of something extra to liven things up.

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