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July 3, 2020

4th of July Weekend 2020 - Sales to Shop!

     Happy 4th of July weekend! Yet another holiday coming and going during the pandemic... but we have no control over that. All we can do is celebrate America the best ways we know how this weekend (while being socially distanced from large groups and as safe as possible)! 

    It has been a tough first half of 2020 in the US, and not just because of COVID-19. There has been political turmoil for the election year, the horrific murder of George Floyd and the deserved outrage that followed, unemployment levels skyrocketing nationwide (I guess that one is due to COVID)... my point is things haven't been easy this year for a lot of reasons. There's still so much work for all of us to do going forward into the second half of the year! But with all that said, on this 4th of July weekend I am still so proud to be an American. We still have so many freedoms and rights here in this country that so many people in oppressive nations around the world would give their lives to have, and I don't ever want to take that for granted.

    I saw this mural when I was in Columbia, SC a few weeks ago, and I thought I would save the photo to post for this weekend. May God Bless America! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


July 1, 2020

Midweek Ramblings.

{Delilah's lazy summer is off to a great start! πŸ˜‚ Follow me on Instagram @miss_alk}


June 30, 2020

What I Wore to Work: June 2020 (+ Lilly Sale Picks!)

     Sharing all of June's work outfits today! LOTS of Lilly Pulitzer looks this month as National Wear Your Lilly Day was last week. 😊 Speaking of Lilly- sharing some picks for the sale that's still going on at the end of the post! 


June 29, 2020

Home Decor for Geography Lovers: Meet Honey + Hank.

     I am so excited to introduce you today to one of my new favorite small businesses: Honey + Hank! This brand is turning a love for American geography into the most gorgeous home decor items. 


June 26, 2020

Travel in the Time of Coronavirus.

     Travel content has been few and far between on my blog and Instagram since mid-March, because of an elephant in the room that starts with the letter C. I'm sure that a lot of you are in the same boat as me right now- itching for a change of scenery and a summer vacation outside of your city, but also a bit anxious and uncertain about what that could look like while being safe. The CDC guidelines and your state guidelines are an important place to start when it comes to travel plans, but what about day trips? In-state overnight trips at an Airbnb? Further road trips? Potentially flying? 

   I'm sharing thoughts on all things travel today: what trips I've had cancelled, the precautions I took for my Memorial Day Weekend trip, what trips I have coming up, and what I personally feel comfortable doing travel-wise for the rest of the year. 

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