Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Maxi Dress in Paradise + Puppy!

Oh hello! I just got back (Sunday) from the BEST WEEKEND EVER with my high school besties in Columbus. We had an absolute blast-- more on that trip to come! I wanted to round out my last of the Punta Gorda trip pics (sad!). Just reminiscing over these pictures makes me yearn for warmer weather (though I won't complain-- I got some sun on Sunday while putting together our patio furniture). Did you see it on my Insta-story? I am pretty proud of myself! Mike mowed the lawn, and I assembled deck furniture. It was a super #adulting Sunday outside.

Now to the outfit! (And the cutest puppy in existence!)

Cooper is my sister and BIL's pup. He was a rescue, but he is likely Shitzu and Maltese. He loves to cuddle and beg for human food (then ultimately puke because he ate too much -- haha!). 

Coop makes us all so happy. Before Finn was in the picture, Cooper was the man of the house. Now that honor goes to Finny. But, we all still adore this little fluffball!

My maxi dress is sooooo comfortable. Honestly, I love it for vacation. Here's why: it's a 30-second outfit with sandals, it's stretchy and flattering for handling the amount of food I was eating, and also, it's great for airports because you can throw on a cardigan for the plane where it's cold, but you can be comfy in the heat of Florida upon deplaning! 

The dress is 2 years old from the Lilly for Target line (quite possibly the biggest racket in all of Lilly history because women at my Target in St. Charles were literally pulling 8-10 dresses of the same sort off the racks to re-sell. That was the worst! But, I digress...).

Here are some similar Lilly maxi dresses. They run TTS, and mine is a small for reference. The Sloane maxi is really flattering! 

This might be my favorite maxi ever made by Lilly! Those tassels!!! 

My Jacks are seriously such a staple in warm weather. They're great to stand in to teach all day, too! 
Again, never pay full price for your Jacks. These and my pink ones were $70 max. 

My tassel earrings were a gift from my friends for my birthday! I also have them in gold (remember this post?). They are from J. Crew Factory in the fall/winter, but here are some equally amazing ones to swoop up:

PS: these are on super sale! 

I love Cooper! I cannot wait to get a puppy! 

oh ya know, just me and Coop's butt. LOL 

More maxis:

Wait, how cute is Mike with a pup! haha!! Getting something off his little paws.

And how cute is Mike in general?!!! Awwwwww!

Definitely one of my favorite pictures of the entire trip. Please note that Finn and Gary are twinning! 

Critter shorts and all-- amazing! 


Ahhhhh... these pictures make me want to go back, NOW!  I get to spend Saturday and Sunday with Finn, Anna, Shawn and Coop, so I am one happy lady. Then, Finn's first fiesta is April 22!! How is he already almost one?! Where does the time go?! Ahhhhhhhhh! Slow. Down. Stay. Little. Forever. Please!

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! We are off for Good Friday this week, so today is technically our "Wednesday".


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