Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Colors and the kids

headwrap: ModCloth | top, shorts, shoes: Forever 21 | tights: Target

Well, I hope you like this hairstyle and headwrap, because you're probably going to be seeing them a lot this summer. This is pretty much the only hairstyle I know how to do, really, besides a basic braid or something. But if I can only master one hairstyle, this is a good one: it keeps my hair out of my face and it's perfect for dressy occasions as well as not-so-dressy occasions. Case in point: I've worn it to a wedding, and traveling - such as this day, here. We were trying to get to the house of some dear family friends for a reunion, but instead of taking us on the freeway, Google Maps took us through a meandering tour of Amish country. It was an absolutely gorgeous drive. However, I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I hadn't been stressed out and worried that the directions were leading us completely astray. I think I'll use a GPS next time!




Once we did (finally!) arrive, we had a wonderful vacation. I took two days off of work, and it was incredible getting to relax and see family and friends I hadn't seen in a long time. My mom worked really hard to plan out the events, and it showed: we had 2 baby showers, a bridal shower, a white elephant gift exchange, and a ping-pong tournament. Whew! I was quickly eliminated from the ping-pong tournament, but now I'm determined to practice for next year...




Much to my delight, we got to take my 4-year-old niece and almost-3-year-old nephew home with us when we left! They live in Maryland, 12 hours away, so I don't get to see them nearly as often as I would like. I must say, during their visit I became quite the expert at healing my niece's "owies." All I have to do is ask her how many times she wants me to kiss the owie. She tries to think of a really high number and breaks into giggles. (31 is the highest number she's given so far.) Works every time!

This morning, they left to spend time with their other grandparents, and the house already feels a little bit emptier without them. They add so much color and life wherever they go. They'll be back in just a week or so, and I'm already counting down the days.




All in all, last weekend was a lovely vacation from reality. It's making me want to make sure my summer has regular little getaways planned for when my brain gets too frazzled from work. Do any of you have any vacations you're looking forward to this summer?




29 comments:

  1. the orange and blue look lovely together! this is such a darling, playful outfit. :) i love what you said about your niece and nephew - especially the owie part! so cute! that makes me miss my cousins...!!
    xx

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  2. Aw that's so fun that you get to spend time with your niece and nephew. Little kids can be so entertaining.
    Also, I really like your hair like that! I'll probably be wearing mine in a very similar way quite often when the weather gets to be near 100 degrees. I'm loving this outfit too. Those tights are awesome and I'm so jealous you can wear tights in June.

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  3. Your hair looks fantastic! I love this whole look. :) I leave for my vacation this upcoming Tuesday and I can't wait.

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  4. That sounds like such a fun trip! Aww your neice and nephew sound so adorable :)
    Love your hair-do and outfit...such pretty colors.

    -Rose

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  5. I really like your outfit as well as the hairstyle. The colour of those shorts is awesome!

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  6. u look gorgeous! love the style!
    this outfit is totally fab :)

    xx

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  7. I love this outfit and the colours match your hair beautifully. I'm a little envious of what a great accessory your hair seems to make to any outfit :) It sounds like a lovely and completely jam-packed vacation. I'm living abroad at the moment so it's horrible not getting to see my nephew and niece as much as I'd like to but skype takes some of the sting out of it and you still kinda feel like you're seeing them grow up in between visits! Also gonna be stealing your owie trick...my nephew calls them that too...it must be some sort of universal toddler language :)

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  8. Your hairstyle is so lovely! And it sounds like you had a wonderful few days off. A ping-pong tournament sounds fun!

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  9. your hair looks wonderful in this do. Your vacation sounds like a good time. I'm terrible at ping pong too but I still love to play :)

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  10. sounds like a lovely little getaway, your mum must have done a lot of work! and your hair looks lovely. :)

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  11. oh my goodness, your outfit is adorable!! x

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  12. Totally adorable. Love the shorts with the tights.
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  14. I am obsessing over the colours in your outfit! <3 Those shorts are especially gorgeous!

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  15. I love this color combo, and your head scarf too! the pics are adorable.

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  16. I like those brown shorts and a shirt soon.;) Invite to my blog.;p

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful vacation! This post definitely made me think about my own family. :) And those shorts are simply amazing!

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  18. I really like how those colors look together :)
    gorgeous tights

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  19. Love! So cute!

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  20. Thats a really nice outfit and your tights are super cute ! XX Tani

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  21. i absolutely loooove this look, you look so vintage what with the high waste shorts and the sleeveless shirt. you made a brilliant look :)

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  24. I can't believe I missed this outfit! It is my favorite ever. Seriously, you know how much I love my button up tanks, and the loose shorts look awesome with them! Great inspiration.

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  25. I love this look!! It's so playful and fun.

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