Wearing //
Halogen skirt (old) but similar here & here
Sole Society heels, similar here & here

After camping in a tent this past weekend, using baby wipes to take a "bath", and going without makeup, I was looking forward to coming home and dressing up for my mom's 64th birthday dinner. Don't get me wrong. I'm quite proud of myself for roughing it. I haven't really camped in years. Usually Nate and I borrow his parents trailer which has all the amenities you could possibly ask for. A shower, a toilet, a mirror. But there is something liberating about not having these things and therefore not worrying about your general appearance. I think we all get so caught up in the way we look on a daily basis. Is this outfit okay? Are my eyebrows perfectly in place? Is someone going to ask me if I'm pregnant because my tummy isn't flat? Is my hair frizzing? I don't know about you, but it can be mentally exhausting! Even taking blog photos can turn my smile into a frown if the pictures don't come out the way I envisioned and then that inevitably leads to me questioning everything about myself. But it's alright. I don't have to look perfect because I'm not perfect, nobody is. If there is one takeaway from camping this go around, it's that I am grateful to just be clean again, not have that campfire smell stuck in my hair, and be able to use the restroom in peace. A real restroom, not a bucket. Yes, I did that. I actually did that. It's called a portable loo if you want to look it up on Amazon. Fancy. So of course I love stuff. I blog about them. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, bags, forty different sheet masks. Sometimes I have to take a step back. Just forget about shopping, sales, and the like and live without focusing on the superficial if only for a weekend camping trip.


But then I came home and entered my closet, pulled out one of my favorite skirts, and told Nate to get the camera ready before mom's celebration on Monday...back to blogging!


  1. This is such a cute outfit, love this pretty skirt. It's always good to get away sometimes.


  2. Glad you enjoyed your trip! Love the color of your skirt :)

  3. your outfit is adorable as always, love the colour of your skirt.
    I agree with your lessons learned from camping. I rarely go but everytime I do I appreciate the little luxuries when I'm back.

    Funny you mentioned camping, I was just looking to book a tree-house in Mont Tremblant for a weekend in October. I think it should be fun and I haven't been in a tree house since I was 5 lol!

    1. Thank you :) A tree house sounds amazing! I've actually never been in one, so that would be the perfect camping adventure! I bet it's beautiful. You should do it!

  4. Such a pretty outfit, and I am in love with that top! I totally know what you mean about needing a mental break from the everyday obsessing we do about outfits/hair/makeup etc. (and all of that is definitely increased when you have a blog!) Even though we don't camp, I get that to an extent when I travel with my family because there's just not time to get too fussy and it's not practical for the type of stuff we do! But then I'm excited to get back to it, too! LOL. Everything in moderation I guess!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  5. Super cute look!!!


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