It's the start to a long, stressful week of working til 3 in the mornin', packing up my little house, cleaning, moving, studying and preparing for my internship, and saying goodbye to the dream-life of summer. Exciting changes are coming, but this morning, I'm missing the simplicity and slow-moving loveliness of Idaho.
I haven't done a casual Friday post in months, which is a bit ironic considering my whole summer has been casual wear. But I had to post today because this outfit is the epitome of casual: slouchy tee + cut offs. I halfheartedly attempted to dress it up with some color pops in the belt and shoes, but let's be honest here: I did two things in this outfit today, the first being watch 3 hours of Bachelor Pad with my roommates and the second being sit in Starbucks all evening catching up on some work I should have started in June. It served it's purpose.
I thrifted this Seattle Seahawks tee for $2 yesterday and haven't taken it off since--SO. SOFT. and comfy. And I love repping my city, though I really shouldn't be allowed to wear sports clothing considering my extreme lack of knowledge/interest/skills in most things athletic. Fake it 'til you make it, right?
When you spend the day swimming, boating, jet skiing, and running around in the sun with your crazy extended family and then have approximately 8 minutes to get dressed and ready for another family gathering, it goes something like this: throw on your comfiest dress and slouchiest cardi, add a curl or two to your lake hair and cover the rest with a hat, put on a coat of mascara and run out the door. They're your family, anyway: they have to tell you look good.
ps: these are taken on just a small part of my grandparents' beautiful property in Idaho; one of my favorite places in the world. already missing it.
I spent the last few days with my family in Sandpoint, ID for my cousin's wedding. All of my mother's extended family lives there, and I have spent a week there every summer since I was born. Most of her family all live on the same street and all own beautiful land that I have countless fond memories on. It was a quick trip with lots going on, but was still a much-needed breather. I had time to think, to breathe, to laugh and swim and sip my coffee slow. I danced all night with my sister, sang "I got it from my mama" to my sleeping mama as we crossed the Columbia River, and had lazy breakfasts with my amazing, colorful, loving Idaho family. Everything I needed. Here are some instagrams from the trip!
Dad & Me--the start to the 7.5 hr drive.
morning view: my aunt & uncle's backyard, where we stayed and where the wedding took place. Waking up to this every morning was so good for the soul
Sandpoint City Beach, where my brother (r) never ceases to make tiny friends to make sand castles with.
dance floor backdrop in my uncle's barn, where the reception took place. Those are photos of various married couples in our family history--so sweet!
wedding set-up, family style.
right before the ceremony. how gorgeous is this land?
my little sister & I.
wedding outfit details.
giving the bride away.
many sniffles were heard as my aunt & uncle gave their baby away!
pups on the boat--we spent the next day boating, sunning, eating, and jet skiing in 90 degree weather. best day ever.
coffee & reflection on my last morning there.
brunch with some of my favorite hometown boys before heading back to my city this morning.
such a good trip, but nothing feels better than coming home. I am currently sipping cider, sitting in my quiet living room and catching up on Project Runway and it feels so g-o-o-d. How were your weekends? xo!