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Happy 4th of July!

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

ASOS palm leaf print maxi dress swimsuit cover-up angela lanter hello gorgeous

Man, have I missed y’all!  In case you didn’t see, we were in Ohio for 13 days and now we’re in Florida vacationing.  It was a very long past two weeks and our vacation was much needed with the changes we have coming up.  I’ll do a post soon about everything we’ve gone through and the journey we’re about to embark on.  For now, let’s keep things light since it’s the Fourth of July!

We’re staying on 30A which is on the Florida Panhandle.  It’s easily my favorite beach town(s) in the world.  I’m planning on doing a full vacation recap and review of the different restaurants, our accomodations and things to do, so stay tuned for that.

Today’s look is a swim coverup that is totally on trend with the whole palm leaf (or banana leaf) print trend.  It’s not a maxi dress (the slit is sky high!) but could be worn as a dress if you pair it with something underneath so you’re not telling everyone your story when the wind blows the skirt up over your head, or when you sit down.  It’s currently ON SALE for 50% off, which makes it only $23, so grab one before it sells out!

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Fourth of July has always been a fun holiday in my family because it’s summertime!  In Ohio, the colder month holidays were great, but the summer holidays couldn’t be beat.  You get such a short few months of good weather, so we fully lived every moment of summer.  We would usually spend the 4th swimming at my Uncle’s house and watch him set off fireworks.  It was the best because he would laugh and laugh the whole time he set them off, he got such a kick out of it…  And you couldn’t help but crack up laughing at him laughing, LOL!

Last year we were living in Mobile, AL for Matt’s new movie USS Indianapolis Men of Courage, so we drove down to Seaside, FL for the day and that’s where I got my first taste of 30A…  I’ll never look back!  So here we are, one year later and back on 30A and loving it!

Let’s be sure to take a minute to remember what the 4th of July is all about…  It’s our great country’s birthday.  We are so blessed with opportunities that others in the world will never know.  Never take for granted the greatest gift our ancestors passed along through the generations, the gift of freedom.  We’re living in the land of free and the home of the brave.


ASOS Palm Print Lattice V Neck Maxi Beach Dress (ON SALE 50% OFF!); also love this palm print dress and this dress  //  KOA Swim Blazing Star Bikini  //  Tory Burch Miller Sandals in “Sand Patent”  //  Accessory Concierge Pineapple Stud Earrings  //  Kendra Scott Benning Pendant Necklace  //  Kendra Scott Boone Openwork Ring  //  Quay Australia Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Sizing Info:  Wearing dress in US size 2 (could have easily sized down to a size 0) and Tory Burch Sandals in US size 7.

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Malibu Casual

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white tee shirt, fringe cardigan, free people ankle jeans and m. gemi felize flats angela lanter hello gorgeous

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white tee shirt, fringe cardigan, free people ankle jeans and m. gemi felize flats angela lanter hello gorgeous

white tee shirt, fringe cardigan, free people ankle jeans and m. gemi felize flats angela lanter hello gorgeous

white tee shirt, fringe cardigan, free people ankle jeans and m. gemi felize flats angela lanter hello gorgeous

white tee shirt, fringe cardigan, free people ankle jeans and m. gemi felize flats angela lanter hello gorgeous

I want to kick off this post with a sincere thank you for all the sweet comments, emails and Snapchats about my last blog post talking about my current skin issues due to hormonal problems.  Clearly I’m not the first woman to have this problem, so I really appreciate each of you taking the time to give me suggestions and tips from your own experiences.  Y’all are seriously the best, Gorgeous Fam!

The past two Sundays, Matt & I have made the drive out to Malibu to spend the day with friends.  There’s just something about a day spent at the beach.  There’s one major difference about East and West Coast beaches that you don’t realize until you’ve experienced both…  The temperature.  It just seems to always feel chilly in Malibu to me, especially at night.  Actually at night, it’s just downright cold!  So if you opened this post and thought, “Why the heck is she wearing so many layers at the beach?!”  It’s because you really do need at least a sweater this time of year in Malibu.

On the past two Sundays, we saw a school of dolphins swim right past us both days.  I’ve always dreamed of swimming with dolphins, so seeing them in the ocean is always super exciting for me.  🙂

I’m loving this fringe cardigan for cool summer nights because it has an oversized fit, which I love.  The fringing detail goes all the way across the back, which is a really cute touch.  This sweater is under $50 and is fab quality, so I highly suggest grabbing one because it will transition perfectly for Fall.

I know I’ve talked about these moccasins several times, but y’all…  I’m obsessed.  These are seriously the most comfy pair of flats I’ve ever owned.  The quality is incredible, they’re so soft and they come in a ton of different color options.  If you haven’t checked them out, please do so.  They’re honestly worth every penny.


Shop This Malibu Casual Look:

White Scoopneck Tee Shirt (similar; only $19)  //  Chunky Cardigan with Fringe  //  Destroyed Ankle Skinny Jeans  //  Anine Bing Lace Bralette  //  Panama Hat  //  M.Gemi Felize Moccasin in “Natural”  //  Charles David Pact Pumps  //  Gold Link Bracelet  //  Snow Leopard Link Bracelet  //  Stone Hinge Bracelet  //  Totes Y’all Tote Bag

Sizing Info:  Wearing cardigan in US size 4, jeans in size 26, lace bralette in XS, moccasins in size 37 and heels in US size 7.

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Palm Springs

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yumi kim romper target dolce vita wedges angela lanter hello gorgeous

yumi kim romper target dolce vita wedges angela lanter hello gorgeous

yumi kim romper target dolce vita wedges angela lanter hello gorgeous

yumi kim romper target dolce vita wedges angela lanter hello gorgeous

yumi kim romper target dolce vita wedges angela lanter hello gorgeous

If you know me at all, then you know my love for Old Hollywood.  The iconic Palm Springs sign has Old Hollywood written all over it…  So naturally I had to have a photoshoot with it.

When I see the green and white sign, I see starlets from the 40’s and 50’s driving by in their convertibles with their scarves waving in the wind.  I’m definitely an old soul.

These photos were taken during our Coachella weekend last month.  We had such a whirlwind trip, and hit the ground running since we’ve been back, so I’m super late posting these (and one other set of photos too!)

When I’m in the desert, my skin and hair behaves differently than when I’m in LA.  The climate is so dry, which in turn dries me out.  I find that the drier the climate, the oilier my skin gets.  My #1 piece of advice for any desert trip is to hydrate.  You know that feeling when you drink too much water and you feel like you could float out of the room?  That’s just a starting point for the level of hydration your body needs when you’re in such dry conditions.

Speaking of dry weather (Lord, please send us some rain!) I hope that everyone had the loveliest Memorial Day Weekend.  Leave a comment below and tell me what you did this holiday weekend!  If you follow me on Snapchat, I snapped a lot of our weekend.  Sunday we drove up to Malibu and had a fabulous afternoon/evening with friends.  On Monday, we hosted a party and I cooked literally all day long.  I was a hot mess by the time I finished.  I cooked: BBQ pulled chicken (crockpot), Bean casserole (delicious! I call this dish “Cowboy Beans” even though it’s technically not the right name, Ruth Chris sweet potato casserole, grape salad, creamy mac & cheese (in the crockpot), strawberry pretzel salad and ice cream sandwich cake.  Matt smoked the most insane BBQ ribs.  I’m exhausted today, lol!


Yumi Kim Ava Chambray Romper  //  Dolce Vita Espadrille Sandals; also have this pair and this pair  //  House of Harlow 1960 Triangle Choker Necklace  //  Sole Society Saddle Bag (sold out); similar here  //  Urban Outfitters Stud Earrings

Sizing Info:  Wearing romper in size XS and wedges in US size 7.

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