Summer Dots

Happy belated Fourth of July! Sure, I'm still behind on blogging and haven't figured out where/when to take pictures most of the time except for when I'm visiting my parents, but hey, things are great right now. I had a wonderful holiday, despite the fact that I had to work on Friday and Sunday. Jon and I drove down to San Diego on Friday night to stay at his aunt and uncle's condo with his parents, and we had a pretty fantastic Saturday wandering around the farmer's market, going to Balboa Park, and walking around the harbor. We had to leave before the fireworks started so that way we could beat traffic and get me home at a reasonable hour before working early the next morning, but we still got to see some shows from the car. I've never been very into the Fourth of July (loud noises and outdoor activities? Not my thing), but this one was really nice. I would love for every weekend to include a nice little trip to San Diego and lots of good food. 

Other than that, everything else has just been a lot of working and finding time to see friends. This month is going to be busy, so I'm kind of enjoying the calm before everything begins. My birthday is the week after next, so I'm hoping to celebrate then. The week after that is one of my best friend's wedding, and the week after that I'll be traveling to Portland. I'm not quite sure how I'll be able to get through all of these work days before all of the fun begins. That said, I'd love to hear from any of you who live in Portland or Seattle, where I'll be for a day or two. I'm in desperate need of suggestions of places to go to while I'm there, and I'd also love to meet up with any willing bloggers. I'll be there July 30-August 4 with a couple of my best friends, and I cannot wait.

I wore this while trying to beat the heat yesterday and to visit my parents. It's been way too hot for my liking lately, so sleeveless dresses have been a must. This one just happens to be one of my favorites.

Dress, sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Fifth & Mae


  1. San Diego sounds like a perfect place to spend the holiday! It was stormy and rainy in Nashville, I was missing CA like crazy!! You do have a busy month ahead, but sounds like an awesome way to spend the Summer. Hope you post some photos when you can :)

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  2. My sister who lived in the Portland area suggested any of the Mcmenamin eateries are fantastic. They are... sort of a chain, I guess? All owned by the same group, anyway, but there are several different ones throughout the city- all different food and all quirky. Some are also hotels. We stayed at one that was a converted elementary school, and ate at one that was a Movie Palace too. Hawthorne Street was also an area with some unique shopping- vintage/thriftstore wise, and you should of course try to go Powell Books! :)

    Good luck and have fun!

  3. I would love to travel to Portland! It is definitely on my list of places to visit. That dress is so cute! I've never shopped at Buffalo Exchange. Going to look at their site now.