Espadrille Summer

Friday, September 13

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| lip: Becca Cosmetics lipstick in Taupe | top: J.Crew (gift from Art) | jeans: Urban Outfitters | purse: Target | 'drilles: Espadril (purchased in Cape Town) |


A. Legit. Outfit post!? For the first time all Summer? Well, scratch that, Summer is over. Hopefully you'll permit me to still post Summer outfits until it feels like Fall, deal? By the way I got to shoot with my bff Steph when I was home in July so more Summer outfits to come!! 

Well, it's been quite a Summer. (Catch up on what I've been up to here.) For many, it's been a "Hot Girl Summer", I personally have identified more with an "Espadrille Summer." Back in the Spring, I included espadrilles on my "One Spring Purchase" idea list, and I have since purchased two pairs that have both been in heavy rotation. Something about them feels so classic but still effortless, put-together but still warm weather dreamy.

If you're thinking "two pairs! No-buy year?" - a no-buy year update is definitely in order, but in short, YES I am still doing it, yes I did some shopping while I was traveling this Summer and subsequently I think I'm really done for the year, and both pairs fit in the "souvenir clause." 

I found this fancy tasseled pair at The Old Biscuit Mill market in Cape Town, back on our trip to South Africa in March. We did not get to spend nearly enough time at this market, that had maybe the most incredible international food court I'd ever seen, along with dozens of stalls for local makers. I was of course frantically in search of a souvenir or two and I think I did pretty well. So if you go, budget an entire half day or more to explore! 

Looking back at this brand, Espadril, to write this post - looks like they are a Spanish brand that sells espadrilles that are handmade in South Africa. You can customize a pair and order online! Pretty cool.

Otherwise this outfit is very simple BUT an excellent representation of my Summer 2019 style. So there ya go. This top was a birthday present from Art and as a "faux-wrap" has all the panache of a wrap top with none of the hassle! Couldn't find the exact one at J.Crew any more but I've linked some similar options. These jeans have been a favorite of mine since I got them 2 ish years ago?? I believe the option in the widget is nearly exact, just the 2019 version. 

I seriously have about ten blog posts kicking around in my brain that I want to write, and though I should have more free time than ever right now (and how!) I just haven't felt like sitting down and doing it. All in good time. I've been blogging for so dang long that, though I never know exactly what it will look like in specific season of life, I kinda can't imagine not doing it. Thanks for reading! 

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Summer '19 Part 2

Wednesday, August 21

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Capitola, CA

Summer 2019 was one for the books. I feel like I say that every year...but this really was my craziest busiest Summer yet. I think I've spent about ten days total in Nashville since Memorial Day...where I live! Also I should preface this with the life update I posted back in June! Just for context.

I've got lots to blog about, but let's work backwards with what I've been up to since I last blogged.
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Things I love:
1. Seeing & experiencing different parts of the country where you recognize immediately you're not in Kansas (or Nashville ;) any more
2. Meeting someone's entire family! I think just because my family is so big. It seems like the second question I ask someone is always "Siblings? How many? Where? Where are your parents from?"
3. Meeting & getting connected to my best friend's best friends! Love it.

So anyway had a really cozy and wonderful time in Cumberland, MD, which I've dubbed the "church steeple of the rust belt." Spent some time on Twigg farm which cannot be topped, snuggled with some bbs, Amanda got me hooked on Bachelor in Paradise, helped out at VBS, and even went on a couple dates, just the two of us! Thanks, Dustin! Such a treat!
Priya the Blog, Nashville lifestyle blogger, Nashville lifestyle blog, Summer 2019, travel, road-trips, California travel, Minneapolis travel, weekend in Minneapolis, Maryland travel, Bay Area travel Before that, I surprised Art with a belated birthday trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Why Minneapolis? Well, it has a LOT to offer, but specifically to see Incubus, one of his favorite bands, on Sunday night. All a total surprise which I really and truly live for (for others! I hate being surprised and I rarely am!)

If Art WAS joyfully surprised by any of it he didn't show it ;) which is his M.O. But we had an incredible weekend and I really want to write an entire blog post about our time in Minni because wow, everyone needs to go right away!!
Priya the Blog, Nashville lifestyle blogger, Nashville lifestyle blog, Summer 2019, travel, road-trips, California travel, Minneapolis travel, weekend in Minneapolis, Maryland travel, Bay Area travelPriya the Blog, Nashville lifestyle blogger, Nashville lifestyle blog, Summer 2019, travel, road-trips, California travel, Minneapolis travel, weekend in Minneapolis, Maryland travel, Bay Area travelPriya the Blog, Nashville lifestyle blogger, Nashville lifestyle blog, Summer 2019, travel, road-trips, California travel, Minneapolis travel, weekend in Minneapolis, Maryland travel, Bay Area travelPriya the Blog, Nashville lifestyle blogger, Nashville lifestyle blog, Summer 2019, travel, road-trips, California travel, Minneapolis travel, weekend in Minneapolis, Maryland travel, Bay Area travelPriya the Blog, Nashville lifestyle blogger, Nashville lifestyle blog, Summer 2019, travel, road-trips, California travel, Minneapolis travel, weekend in Minneapolis, Maryland travel, Bay Area travel Then just before that, I had a wonderful long trip home, that culminated in hosting my ten year high school reunion. I hadn't been home since last Thanksgiving, and getting to spend ~ 10 days in just Northern California felt luxurious. Typically I am super busy and exhausted when I go home, but this time I was able to spend time with some "deep cuts", see my brother perform in his 80's cover band, relax at home, attend my friend Rachel's baby shower, hang with my family, cross a new fancy Taco Bell off my list, and had plenty of time to prep for the event.

Which went SO well, by the way!! I was so relieved and so happy. We had a great turn-out and nothing really went wrong! It's all a blur honestly but I was just so, so happy the whole time. It was so cool getting to see old friends and the backyard vibe we went for was perfect.

I felt grateful to the point of emotional that I had like my whole family helping me out, and so many of my best friends supporting me as well. All I can say is - go to your high school reunions! You won't regret it!

Before that (we're now back in mid-July) I had just returned from a Euro Trip. I did share a breakdown by way of outfits last month, but I definitely want to blog more about that trip, because there were so many good things!

So, that's what I've been up to. How was your Summer?

Eurotrip Outfits!

Wednesday, July 17

Hello America! I'm baaaack! Today I'm doing something I've never done before - which is basically a mega outfit post rounding up (mostly) everything I wore in Europe. I'll also list everything I packed that's not pictured here, so kinda a reverse packing list, if you will.

These are listed chronologically by location, to give you a taste of where all we went as well. Lots more to come, I had an amazing trip. If you have questions about any outfit/city/specific items, just ask!

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| sunnies: ban.do | top: vintage | jeans: Old Navy | kicks: Bensimon |

LOCATION: Paris, France

Well I had to snap a pic in our very cute hotel bathroom before we left Paris for Bordeaux! It was very hot but I wanted to wear pants on the train (is that weird) these jeans are still available btw. Get ready to see a lot of these Bensimon plimsolls! These were our "team shoes" for the trip that we picked up upon arrival in Paris. I wore them a TON throughout the trip.

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| top: Kathleen's (by Elizabeth Suzann, hey Nashville!) | bralette: J.Crew | jeans: mine, Old Navy | purse: Clare Vivier | sandals: Birkenstock

LOCATION: Bordeaux, France

Wait this isn't me!? I had to give a shoutout to my Instagram wife, my sister Carina! Isn't she cute? Anyway she got poison ivy in Paris (true story) and had to borrow my jeans to cover her ankles, along with Kathleen's top, and I thought it made for a great lewk! It called for an impromptu photo shoot on the deck of our little garden Airbnb in Bordeaux. 

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| sunnies: ban.do | bandanny: J.Crew (gift from Art) | swimsuit: Mara Hoffman, available here! |

LOCATION: Dune du Pilat, France

I was soooo excited to break out my new purple suit, fresh off my Mara Hoffman LA miracle (more on that here!) This suit is great. Although I doubt I will ever wear it as epically as on top of the tallest sand dune in Europe again. 

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| sunnies ban.do | jumpsuit: Old Navy | kicks: Bensimon | 

LOCATION: Saint-Émilion, France


I kinda hate myself looking at this picture. Saint-Emilion is just a skip away from Bordeaux, so we took a day trip to do a biking wine tour. It was hot as HELL (grape growing, I guess) but this kept me relatively cool temperature wise & super cool fashion wise. Ok, I'm the worst. This jumpsuit has to be tied for MVP for the trip! It's from Old Navy several years ago but there are a few current very similar options: one / two / three.


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| sunnies: Viu (Switzerland) | top: Madewell | shorts: Formation | kicks: Bensimon | 

LOCATION: Saint-Émilion, France

Wait this isn't me either?! Had to shoutout to my other Instagram wife (sister wives!) and our third team member, Kathleen! Okay it helps that she has great style and capsuled the shiz out of packing for this trip, therefore always looking easy breezy European chic. Is there anything more French than stripes? No.

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| jacket: vintage | top: Zara | culottes: J.Crew | clogs: Swedish Hasbeens | 

LOCATION: San Sebastián, Spain

I wore this the evening we arrived in San Sebastian and went straight out for dinner. I am drooling thinking about those pintxos right now!! My new culottes worked great for all over the trip! I was unsure about the combo of wide legged bottoms + oversized jacket, but it totally worked! And I needed that jacket, those sea breezes!

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| sunnies: ban.do | bandanna: vintage | dress: Madewell | kicks: Bensimon |

LOCATION: Biarritz, France

Speaking of epic, can we JUST for one second talk about the hydrangeas all over France?! DEAD. We took a little day trip to Biarritz from San Sebastian, where we beached at the base of this hydrangea hill. I wore this dress many times on the trip (still available in limited sizes!) earning it the title of MVP. It was just as lovely to wear on the beach in Biarritz, as walking all over Paris, and a big day in Barcelona.

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| sunnies: ban.do | scarf: J.Crew (gift from Art) | dress: Urban Outfitters | shoes: Bensimon |

LOCATION: Porto, Portugal

Ah, Porto. Porto was pound for pound my favorite city we visited! Again, after being in the car all day, I changed from a road trip outfit into this for exploring and dinner on our first night. This is a random dress from Urban like two years ago that I threw in my suitcase last minute, but got a ton of wear out of. Something about the tank and loose fit makes it extra comfy. Very similar one at Madewell right now!

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| sunnies: ban.do | romper: Lush via boutique | purse: vintage | shoes: Bensimon | 

LOCATION: Porto, Portugal

See what I mean? Porto, showing off! This romper was also a surprisingly very comfortable and cute option for travel. I wore it on our full day in Porto and then my full solo day in Paris on the way home. I have to give a shout-out to this little vintage purse - such a random cheap find, it has served me well, but has definitely seen better days. I've been saying I think the next/real purchase I want to make is the perfect crossbody purse, so hit me with your recommendations!

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| sunnies: ban.do | scarf: J.Crew (gift from Art) | button-up: Kathleen's | tote: Marimekko | shoes: Bensimon |

LOCATION: Aviero, Portugal

Sandwiched between Porto and a few non-stop days in Spain, we spent a couple days in the beach town of Aviero. This was some quality beach time. On this day I made everyone wear our team suits (total propaganda on my part - I own this suit in yellow and convinced everyone else it would make a great team suit so I could get it in a different color ;) btw this suit is still available in plenty of colors and sizes and would recommend it SO much that I bought it twice. Anyway Kathleen lent me this oversized linen button-up for the day and I'm now convinced it's the chicest beach cover-up EVER.

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| sunnies: ban.do, identical dupe! | purse: vintage | jumpsuit: Old Navy | shoes: LOBO | 

LOCATION: Madrid, Spain

I wore this jumpsuit again for our one full day in Madrid - huge beautiful city, not nearly enough time, but we did as much as we could! Including: visiting this little old shoe shop, where I bought a couple pairs of what is THE Spanish shoe. Aren't they adorable and understated and like what you could buy at Madewell right now? Also, I finally found a dupe for these gold sunnies I bought from ban.do years ago!

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| bandanny: gift from Art, J.Crew | top: vintage | culottes: J.Crew (gift from Art) | shoes: LOBO |

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is case 2 of an amazing city I didn't have nearly enough time in, but we did a lot! I loved this color combo and totally just blended in to the city ;) also I did not take off these shoes after I bought them.

Also packed but not pictured here: 
  • black wrap top - gift from Art. Great for travel but I think I washed it with a napkin (?) too linty to wear!
  • camo t-shirt - mostly for travel but I also loled at bringing a piece of the South to Europe.
  • graphic tank - I love my "Let's Get Lost" tank and it was my road trip uniform! 
  • workout tank x 2 - we actually exercised on this trip which was great! I could have brought more.
  • gray striped button-up - this one! Perfect for a casual day or even a beach cover-up. Wore this a lot.
  • tropical crop top - seen here. Only wore this on one night out to the Flamenco show. Could have skipped.
  • crazy pants - haha I wear these exclusively when I'm at home, just breezy linen pants from India.
  • black leggings - for travel! 
  • workout bottoms x 2 - constantly in rotation. My Lulu shorts were great for roadtrippin' too. 
  • printed shorts - these don't really fit me anymore and I only wore them once. Should have picked better!
  • black suede shorts - worn once with the crop top. But super cute!! I need to take outfit pics with these. 
  • very old Billabong dress - felt very "Spain" and I did wear it a couple times. Doesn't really fit anymore. 
  • rain jacket - I didn't need this at all! 
  • fleece pullover - mostly for the plane. 
  • old running shoes - wore these a bunch and left them behind in Barcelona. Perfect! 
  • brown leather sandals - ok didn't end up wearing these much because they are not comfortable. 
  • two piece suit - this one
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