My June Update + Shop the Gram


Jun 9

Every year I tell everyone that I’m so excited for summer because its the season when everything calms down.

But in all reality: do things ever calm down? Nope – somehow I’m finding myself busier than ever. Regardless, I’ve decided it’s more about my point of view on how to spend my time, versus life actually calming down. Life won’t get less busy, but you’ll find me finding ways to make it feel calmer this summer. Who’s with me? So here’s what’s new on our end:

  1. Last week Chloe and I moved to a different apartment — check out our new patio furniture (so. cute.)
  2. I don’t know about you guys — but I find denim shorts to be so uncomfy. Finally found a pair that are so soft, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. Check out these boyfriend shorts here.
  3. My mom and I just booked a mother-daughter trip to Mackinac Island, MI (we used to live in Michigan!) for a restful, quintessential all-American trip at the tip of our childhood memories (and Michigan!)
  4. My newest endeavor: finding ways to drink 1 collagen smoothie once a day (hello great skin, hair, and gut!). Do you guys have any recipe recommendations?
  5. I’m obsessing over this swimsuit – and it’s on sale!
  6. The Darling Detail office is gluten and dairy free (are you surprised?) — and we found a new gluten and dairy free sugar brand (tho we try to limit sugar intake!). It’s called Better Bites (and we’re obsessed with the Mostess) and it’s from the beautiful Austin, TX. In case you were wondering, we are O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D.
  7. I’m teaming up with a bunch of bloggers to give away a whole lotta ah-mazing prices. Find out how to enter here. 
  8. I’m currently re-doing my living room and I can’t wait to share. Eye-ing this on-sale couch for an accent piece in the living room. Too girly? What do you guys think?
  9. I’m in the market for a good summer read. Anyone have any ideas?
  10. My all-in-one summer tote; I seriously can’t get enough of these girls. Find my favorite tote here. 

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  1. Mary-Katherine

    Definitely going to have to try that Better Bites brand! I recently did Whole30 and determined that I am super sensitive to dairy and slightly to gluten so that’s right up my alley! Do you have any specific favorites from the brand?
    And I’m so jealous of your trip up to Michigan! We lived in the area last year and loved spending our Summer weekends scouting out different beach towns. We both agreed that Michigan is one of the most underrated states – I know we had no idea it was so cool until we went! Plus, a mother-daughter trip just sounds so sweet!

    1. I love the Mostess cupcakes! You HAVE to try!!! 🙂 And ah yes I’ve heard so many great things about Whole30! Did you like doing it? Also seems challenging!

      That is so crazy you lived in Michigan! I know I haven’t been back in ages — we’re so excited! Thanks babe!!!

      1. Mary-Katherine

        Absolutely LOVED doing Whole30! I honestly didn’t find it that hard and didn’t have the crazy experiences that so many blog posts I read (no lethargy, no “tiger’s blood”, no major cravings, etc). I ate pretty well before so I think that helped tremendously, but I felt really energized and towards the end noticed a significant decrease in bloating, my tummy was way flatter and I just felt really light. It taught me so many useful things and while I’ve added some things back in, I am much more cognizant now and I find it much easier to choose the better options since I did it for 30 days and never really missed anything!

  2. Amy

    I always love your feed! And why does summer never slow down?! Your mother daughter trip sounds like so much fun!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. Jennifer

    I love Mackinac Island! Where is Michigan did you used to live? I’m in the Metro Detroit area. Northern Oakland County.
    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  4. Jessica

    Your feed is stunning! I really love that casual LBD and the off-shoulder gingham!

    Jessica |

  5. Shannon

    So many cute outfits! Im obsessed with that off the shoulder top!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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