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Recently (in Shorts)

I’ve been wearing American Eagle shorts all summer thanks to their frequent sales. They are so comfy. The only drawback is that sizing can be hard to figure out (they vanity size in some styles, not so much in others). Here are my favorites (clockwise from top right):

The Boyfriend style is versatile—they look good with a sweater/sneakers or with sandals and a tank. They’re cut a little longer. The Shorties and Midis often have more stretch denim options than the other styles. The Hi-Rise Festival shorts are cut higher on the outside—really flattering. 

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On Ash’s recommendation, I crossed my fingers and bought this dress. I hoped it would be long enough. (It’s close.) It’s very soft and feels eerily similar to the delightful Target Gilligan & O’Malley sleep stuff. 
Gap Dress, $48.99 (from $70) - I bought it for $25 last week so wait for a promo code. 
Carrini Mini Wedges via Zulily - Here are the same wedges in tan from Zulily for $14.99 
Vie Society Golden Arrow Ring - LOVE this. 

On Ash’s recommendation, I crossed my fingers and bought this dress. I hoped it would be long enough. (It’s close.) It’s very soft and feels eerily similar to the delightful Target Gilligan & O’Malley sleep stuff. 

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Old Navy Dress (Similar from Old Navy and on sale for $12!)
Cuyana Tote
Target Mini Wedges (Similar from Target)
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I highly recommend this skirt. Super comfy (#elasticwaistband) and just $19.99! 
Abound Chambray Shirt via Nordstrom Rack (Similar from Nordstrom)
Target Skirt
Target Sandals

I highly recommend this skirt. Super comfy (#elasticwaistband) and just $19.99! 

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SUMMER OF THE PONYTAIL
ZARA Tee (Similar by Kensie)
AE Boyfriend Shorts 
Target Sandals
Cuyana Tote
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It’s a Target Special! 
Target Hat (Similar from Target)
Target Dress (Similar from Boohoo)
Target Sandals

It’s a Target Special! 

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My mom bought these sandals from Target before they sold out almost everywhere and I “borrowed” them from her. Heh.
Gap Tee (Similar from Gap)
AE Shorts
Target Sandals (Similar on sale from Steve Madden!) 

My mom bought these sandals from Target before they sold out almost everywhere and I “borrowed” them from her. Heh.

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Lazy Summer Hairs

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Over the past few summers I have tried several sea salt sprays and one has emerged victorious: Organix Moroccan Sea Salt Spray (about $8.85 on Amazon). 

Runners up included: Lush Sea Spray (out of stock, $13): It’s good, but such a small bottle! I thought it was a little more drying than the Organix one, but had better hold. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray ($8.13): I liked this one too, but it’s VERY heavy. Smells great though. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($26): This is the original gold standard one that most people know about, but it’s stupid expensive considering how well the drugstore versions worked for me.

I’ve heard good things about KMS HairPlay Sea Salt Spray too, but haven’t used it. It’s $13.  

I usually just towel dry my hair, brush it through, use the sea salt spray, scrunch it a bit and let it air dry. Sometimes I’ll blow dry my bangs just to be sure they don’t fly off in weird directions. However, I recently added something new to the mix and it’s a GAME CHANGER:

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express, $20.50

It cuts blow dry time in half (it really does), so I experimented and sprayed it on my hair before air drying. I don’t spray a ton—usually just 3-4 sprays on the bottom half of my hair. It air dried MUCH faster using this and seemed to add a little volume too. (Be sure you shake the bottle before using.) 

Anyway, I’m very happy with how the Summer 2014 Lazy Hair Experiments are going. (Here’s an experiment from Summer 2013.) Is there another sea salt spray you like that I should check out?

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J.Crew Factory Dress
Cuyana Tote
Target Sandals (Similar from Target)
I wrote about this dress yesterday. I’ve been looking for a chambray dress for a while, but they always seem to be either too boxy or too broad in the shoulders (something I don’t need!) or a weird denim color. This one is just about perfect. The curved hem is great too. 

I wrote about this dress yesterday. I’ve been looking for a chambray dress for a while, but they always seem to be either too boxy or too broad in the shoulders (something I don’t need!) or a weird denim color. This one is just about perfect. The curved hem is great too. 

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Target Tee
Thrifted Skirt (Similar from ZARA)
Target Sandals
I did a lot of thrifting in high school and college. I’ve gotten out of the habit now and have no excuse for that except laziness. This skirt was a high school-era thrifting find. I wore it a lot, usually to church with my family (-_____-). It’s survived through all my closet clean outs over the past 10-ish years because I think it cost $2.50 and I always say to myself that a white pleated skirt could come in handy someday. I haven’t worn it in years. I had trouble fitting into it before I got pregnant, and then after I had Isobel, I figured I’d never wear it again. But I kept it anyway. Yesterday I saw it in my closet and decided to give it a try. I crossed my fingers and it fit. That felt really good, even if waking up at the ass crack of dawn most days does not. 

I did a lot of thrifting in high school and college. I’ve gotten out of the habit now and have no excuse for that except laziness. This skirt was a high school-era thrifting find. I wore it a lot, usually to church with my family (-_____-). It’s survived through all my closet clean outs over the past 10-ish years because I think it cost $2.50 and I always say to myself that a white pleated skirt could come in handy someday. I haven’t worn it in years. I had trouble fitting into it before I got pregnant, and then after I had Isobel, I figured I’d never wear it again. But I kept it anyway. Yesterday I saw it in my closet and decided to give it a try. I crossed my fingers and it fit. That felt really good, even if waking up at the ass crack of dawn most days does not. 

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