Monday, June 19, 2017

Keeping The Peace In Summer Neutrals

Picking up where I left off (here)... I survived the last day of school with only a few emotional scars.  I completely fell apart in the hallway after walking my boys in one last time.  I don’t know why I even did it.  In the last seven years, I’ve probably walked them in only a handful of times, but in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “I’m an emotional cutter.”  So, anyway…

We stuck to our last-day-of-school tradition and headed to the beach for Memorial Day weekend.  A little sun and sand were just what I needed to shake off the blues.  It was a relaxing week, and the kids had a really good time.  In fact, they were so good together that it gave me a false sense of hope for summer tranquility.  Don't worry though, reality has set in, and the boys have resumed their love-hate relationship.  There was a moment yesterday afternoon where I was not sure I would make it.  My oldest son tests my patience daily, and he seems to relish in doing it.  His intense, strong-willed personality completely overwhelms my laid-back inner-peacemaker.  Last week they were in separate day-camps, which allowed me a few hours to get some work done before mayhem ensued.  Plus, I was thinking that the hours apart might calm them a little, but so far, no such luck.  

I still have high hopes that we can retreat to our neutral corners, and I don’t know about you, but my favorite neutrals involve white jeans and soft blushes.  At the moment, I have them watching a movie (it's raining outside), and I'm lost in an online world of beautiful clothes (check out some of my finds below).  And since I know the silence will not last, anyone who has some peace-making skills, bring it on!  

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  1. Really cute outfit! Love the ruffled top and paired so nicely with white jeans.

  2. Forgive me, but I can't see anything past the gorgeous pink top!

  3. Very nice! Love the ruffled blouse and fab nude accessories. Thanks for linking up, xo


  4. What a gorgeous top! I love the soft hues on this look!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  5. What a gorgeous outfit Emily, so soft and pretty and incorporating several trends like ruffles, blush, white jeans and wedges. =)

    I run a style linkup on Thursdays and I'd love for you to join it and share your amazing style with me and my readers! Happy Hump Day!! Ada =)

  6. That is a gorgeous blush top! I really love the ruffles too!

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