Travel + All-American Fashion


Dear Diary,

Travel is one of my biggest passions and is extremely important to me. I always try to plan one big trip out of the country a year. In the past couple years I’ve visited Turkey, Greece, Australia and Thailand! However, last summer we had to put any additional travel plans on hold since we had 12 weddings to attend. Yep, you heard me right! TWELVE. In ONE Summer. So this year, we decided to block off a couple weeks and make it happen! I’m ecstatic to announce we’re headed to Peru! I’ve never been to South America and I couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve been and have any tips or recommendations for me, please leave a comment :)

Just because we didn’t leave the country last year doesn’t mean we didn’t see cool places and have some incredible experiences though… Last Fourth of July we made our way up to the Pacific Northwest for a festive wedding on the water. We were able to make our wedding weekend also feel like a vacation by exploring the city and taking an out of the box route…

A day in Seattle…

Seattle Public Market

Yep, that’s the very original Starbucks! Sorry for the blocked shot, that just shows how much of a tourist attraction it is. Move over! This SFG needs her caffeine!

Original Starbucks Seattle

We had to check out Pike Place Market!


Pike Place Market

I couldn’t help but have flashbacks to Free Willy!


Then we were off to Orcas Island for the wedding! To get to Orcas Island you can either take a float plane or ride the ferry boat. We got a little crazy and decided to take the float plane! Heeeecccck yes! I’m so glad we did because it was unlike anything I’ve ever done! Plus, security was a breeze so now I’m forever spoiled…

Float Plane - Seattle Washington

We flew Kenmore Air and I put together a little video for you to check out. When we headed home we were able to circle the Space Needle and land on Lake Washington! It was the most gorgeous day and everyone was out on the water boating and paddle boarding celebrating the beautiful weather. Seattle’s good days are pretty epic! Wouldn’t you be happy if you were finally seeing the sun after 9 months of torrential downpour?!


With the wedding being on a holiday weekend I felt the need to be patriotic and bust out some red, white + blue. And why not be a little daring?! To celebrate our Independence Day I got bold and opted for this flirty cut-out dress with an accordion skirt. I rented it from Rent The Runway so I was able to have an awesome designer look without breaking the bank!

Fourth of July Dress

Red White Blue Dress - Fourth of July fashion

Fourth of July - Independence Day Fashion

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BCBG MaxAzria Cut out Dress | My Fourth of July Favorites



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