hello dolls! and a happy monday to you! even though i way overspent i had a fabulous weekend shopping with my family and chiling at the youth group pool party.

1. making my mom laugh
2. playing with the bubbles in hot tubs
3. butter pecan syrup
4. hugs from my friend A - she's the best!
5. that feeling you get when you finally, really, truly, let something go
6. when my dad takes the day off to spend it with my sister and i
7. the cheesecake factory- they have a new red velvet cheescake and i almost died it was that good.
8. finding the last of the item you want on sale and in your size
9. buying school supplies =P
10. realizing how much a summer has changed you

this week a lot of the posts are going to be about redefining/ re-affirming your style. so i begin the morning/week with some sage advice from dolce and gabbana:

"don't ever forget to be yourself. there is nothing less attractive than someone who's trying too hard. the most important thing is to feel comfortable with yourself and your look. that's as true for makeup as it is for an evening gown."

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