Summer Fun

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Is summer not the best, you guys? After a hard but productive school year, I am totally taking advantage of every opportunity for fun and relaxation. It’s actually probably a good thing that summer is only a few months out of the year because I would be exhausted from all the sun and guacamole and booze.

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Yesterday we had a cookout with some friends. It was the perfect activity for a Saturday evening and – more importantly – the perfect occasion to wear these new shorts my mom got me (thanks Mom).

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As usual, our friends’ 4-year-old was the master of ceremonies, giving very detailed instructions for the direction bubbles should be blown and what we should draw with sidewalk chalk (I drew a pink sandwich and a rainbow car).

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Said 4-year-old actually took this picture of me and Kristin. Not bad, right?

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She also wanted to join in the outfit photos. Keep an eye out for Gabby’s Real Life blog in 2033.

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Jacket // Shorts // similar Shirt // Nails

Carousel Animals

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I’m trying to be better about making impulse purchases. My aim is to only buy things after I’ve thought it through and decided in advance what I really want to add to my closet. But the thing is…I didn’t know until I saw this shirt that it was even an option to have a shirt with rainbow colored carousel animal silhouettes. If I had known that a shirt with rainbow colored carousel animal silhouettes existed, it would have been on my well thought out shopping list and this wouldn’t have been an impulse buy. Also it was on sale.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Shirt (on sale) // similar Blazer // Skirt (on sale) // similar Spike Necklace // similar Other Necklace  // Shoes // similar Bag // Lipstick “Orange de Chine”

Baby Boom

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20121122-193557.jpgYou’re looking at me standing in the lobby of Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN, where I went to visit two different friends who had babies this week! I got to see both moms and one baby (the other was in the NICU but is doing fine). I figured a great outfit was appropriate for the occasion since hospitals are pretty much the most fashion-starved places ever. Everyone’s in scrubs or hospital gowns. Normally, there are still regularly dressed people visiting, but the residents of Terre Haute are not exactly the best looking crowd (except for my friends, obviously). Actually, in Terre Haute, scrubs and hospital gowns might be an improvement over the norm.

Still, I’m happy to say that one little girl named Dylan got her first style lesson from me! (I also got her her first copy of Vogue, so she’s all set.) Congrats to all the parents! Better you than me!

Sweater: J. Crew Factory

Skirt: Anthropologie (on sale!)

Boots: Target (on sale!)

Bracelets: Forever 21 and Nordstrom

Tune in later today for the official announcement of the Gems & Jam Giveaway winner!