Black Convertible Jumpsuit

If you're looking for an outfit power move, look no further than investing in a good jumpsuit. Personally, I think it's a wardrobe staple and every girl should own at least one! I mean COME ON, it's literally a onesie for grown ups that makes you feel super cool. But...if you're only going to own one jumpsuit, it needs to be this one. You can twist the straps a bunch of different ways so basically it's 7 jumpsuits in one. I LOVE IT. It's super easy to rock, so soft, and flattering.

McKenna and I went downtown to take some pictures of the jumpsuit! (follow her here)
This is my favorite way to wear the jumpsuit- by overlapping the straps on opposite shoulders. In the back, the straps cross for another interesting detail.
For something more dramatic, you can tie the straps at the neck and let them flow freely.
The next way I twisted the straps created a v-neck with an open back.
Lastly, I wrapped the straps so that there was an exposed diamond shape on my stomach. This is a little bit crazy for me, but anything in the name of fashion!

I know wearing a jumpsuit can be a little scary at first, but trust me, you look fabulous.

Stay sunny,

Chicago + Ludington Recap

I'm back in the DYT after my big Chicago/Michigan adventure! I thought I would do a quick recap post of what I've been up to for the last seven days.
Two of my aunts and my cousins live in Chicago so our whole family made the trip out to chi-town to spend some time together and see the city. The first thing we did when we arrived on Friday evening was order some classic Chicago style pizza and hang out with our family in the hotel!

On Saturday morning, we grabbed some breakfast then went to Millennium Park. We saw the bean and played on the huge playground with our little cousins. Most of our day consisted of visiting the Shedd Aquarium, which I loved!

After a little bit of shopping, we had a big family dinner at Balena. The food was AMAZING. Get the lemon & kale pasta!

My last excursion in the city was to Stan's Donuts. Not only is the building adorable, I had the lemon pistachio donut and it was to-die-for.

After breakfast we headed out to the suburbs for a cookout and pool party at my cousins' house. Then, it was time for us to hit the road to Michigan.

My grandparents have had a cottage in Ludington, Michigan for the past ten years, so it's basically a second home to me.

It's such a peaceful place, I swear time slows down. I loved being able to lay out in my hammock in the backyard.
The weather was perfect so we were able to spend a ton of time on the water. I basically lived in this shirt from Miss Lucy's, and I didn't get burnt!

We also climbed sand dunes, went tubing, watched the sunset, and ate way too much ice cream! To me, it's the perfect vacation. The tiny town of Ludington has my heart <3


I absolutely raced home from Michigan because my parents had a little puppy waiting for us at home. (I posted this on Instagram) I'm head-over-heels in love with him...

More to come!

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Dressing For You // OOTD

I used to dress to please others. I would put on outfits solely based off of what I thought other people would think was cute-- but not trying too hard. I would over analyze every outfit in the mirror until I didn't feel good about myself anymore. Especially with my fashion blog, I craved comments of approval on what I wore. Even so, I didn't want anyone from school looking at my blog.

Around this time last year, all of that changed. I started to break out of my shell and wear what I felt good in. It stopped mattering to me whether or not it looked like I was trying hard, because I was having too much fun to care. I still get comments from people like "Are you really going to wear THOSE shoes?" to "Those are some big earrings for such a little girl." But it turns out, the more you wear what makes you happy less you lose sleep over the opinions of others.

Iris Apfel said it best: "Dress to please yourself. Listen to your inner muse and take a chance. Wear something that says 'Here I am!' today."

I recently shot an outfit with McKenna that I think expresses my personal style. I hope you like it, but if you don't, that's okay too. :-)

I am absolutely obsessed with these earrings from Lisi Lerch. They also have tons of other styles/colors- check it out!

earrings c/o | similar top 1 2 3 | shoes (70% off) | bag | jeans | bracelets

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June Recap

Being the first full month of summer, June is a whirlwind of fun times, warm weather, and making memories. In this post, I wanted to give everyone a peek of how I spent my June.

1: driving and getting my license

On the last day of school, I left after taking my final exam of sophomore year to take none other than my driving exam. I was uncharacteristically nervous, but luckily I ended up passing! After having my license for a month, I'd say there's nothing quite like your sixteenth summer.

2: grad parties

Everyone knows that the last weeks of May/first weeks of June are prime grad party season. I went to more grad parties than I ever have, and I had a blast! I loved dancing with my friends, sharpening my corn hole skills, and of course the food....

3: selena gomez concert

The Selena concert is difficult for me to talk about because I might still be in shock.

4: the color run

Ever since I saw it on Pinterest a few years ago, I have always wanted to run in a color run. When they came to Dayton, I decided that I should go for it and sign up for the run. I left happy and covered head-to-toe in color powder (and as you can see I also got some in my mouth).

5: friends photoshoot

I already shared some photos in this post, but I was able to cross another thing off my summer bucket list by having a photoshoot downtown with my friends.

6: mission trip

My mission trip to Appalachia was a time for me to leave my comfort zone: both spiritually, emotionally, and physically. At first it was scary and nerve-wracking to go to such a poor place without my family or phone, but then it was oh so good. We are rewarded for leaving our comfort zones, let me tell ya. My group and I were able to fix the kindest family's home that was completely damaged by water. They didn't have a functional ceiling, gutters, door,  or porch- but we did what we could to fix it. I grew close to the two daughters who lived in the home and I wish that I could've stayed longer to do more for them. There's always next year!

Stay Sunny,

Here's a roundup of June's posts in case you missed any: