Eat Pray Wear Love

School Girl Chic

Not going to lie, the second I put this on the Mr. was like..."Oh hey, what's that...some school girl action you got going on?" Oh Brandon... In case you didn't see it on Insta, I'm thinking of starting a series called #ThingsBrandonSays. (See what I mean here.)

Today I'm back with Banana Republic, and I'm thrilled. Guys, BR has always had the best quality, but honestly I can't get over how fashionable they've been lately! All the hottest styles are in full bloom over at BR, including these open-toed slingback.

This button up works well for office hours or after hours. It actually ties a little bit lower than I have it, but I tied it up higher to fit better at the skirt. I have my eye on so many tops at BR right now, that I can't keep count. Def head over and check them out. You won't be disappointed.

Shoes, c/o Banana Republic / Top, c/o Banana Republic / Skirt, c/o WAYF 

Blue Trench

I've been on the hunt for the perfect transitional weather jacket for quite some time, and it looks like I've finally found it in this ILY Couture trench. It's pretty much cold (ish) in Colorado about 8 months out of the year, so I've learned that layers are essential. 

I'm loving this olive green and navy blue combo. Olive green is such a hot color this summer! I've been seeing it and mustard yellow pop up everywhere. Anyone else?

I gotta keep it real for a second guys, I've been struggling with this blog lately. I feel awful about my engagement (or lack thereof) with you all, but I've just been a little burnt out. I feel like I've been burning the candle at both ends for so long, and I've just been needing to take it easy - which, has resulted in me engaging a lot less. I promise it's not because I don't care about all of you...I hope you know how much you all mean to me! It's just that I need to care a little more about myself than I have been, and that means taking a little time off. I hope you understand, and I deeply appreciate your support through this season.

All my love.

Trench / Jeans (on sale for less than $40!) / Mules (old) - similar / Tank / Sunnies / Phone Case, c/o

Plain White Tank

Lately I've been all about minimalist style. For me, that comes in the form of ripped jeans and a cute plain white tank. I've been living in this one, as of late. (It was such a hit on my LTK Takeover that it's nearly sold out, so I linked to a bunch of cute options below.) I currently can't get enough of the summer scarf, either, and this Madewell one is perfection. It's the simplest way to amp up your outfit, with little to no though.

I've always been a fan of a classic watch, but have gone years without actually wearing them. I guess my love for them comes in waves. My love for them was sparked, once again, upon receipt of this amazing Daniel Wellington piece. Honestly, I can't get enough of it! The leather quality is top notch and the face is the perfect oversized look. Best of all, you can change out the straps, so you don't have to stick to just one! (That's what I'm talking 'bout! A girl's gotta have options!)

I'm so excited to share that DW is giving you lovely EPWL followers 15% off with the code EATPRAYWEARLOVE at checkout. It makes for the perfect treat 'yoself gift, or really the perfect gift for just about anyone! 

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend! My nephews are in town so we are taking them to see TMNT 2, I think. Confession...I haven't seen the first one! (The remake.) I was obsessed with the ones from the 90's, though. Has anyone seen those?! They were my jam!

Tank - here (in several colors!!) / Scarf (sold out) love this / Sunnies / Hat - SUPER similar / Jeans / Sandals - on sale for $41! / Watch, c/o 

Floral Love

Tis the season for love! I feel like so many friends are getting married this summer, and I just love it. This weekend, I got to celebrate a friend's bridal shower, then celebrated another friend's bachelorette party in Denver. It's so fun to see my friends enjoying this special season. 

I wore this dress to the bridal shower (as documented on Instagram), and I can't get enough of it! The florals are so pretty, but the cut-out front is to die for! Just another hit from WAYF, if you ask me.

I've been wearing this hat nonstop and it's a killer steal at only $15. I got this purse at H&M recently, but it's sold out online. I've been all about blush bags though, and I found this Chloe Hudson dupe for only $30! It comes in 4 colors too!

Have the best Monday, friends!

Dress, c/o WAYF (On sale for $68 with an additional 25% off with code SUNNY / Hat (Only $15) / Bag (not exact, but love!) / Shoes (In 5 colors!) / Sunnies / Rings

Simple X Chic

Cute is important when it comes to fashion, but lately I've been all about comfort. Finding a healthy combo of the two is key for me, and this easy, breezy dress from PB&J Boutique fits the bill.

Something that has become especially important to me, is taking good care of my skin. I've been fortunate enough to get to test drive some amazing skin care products over the past few months. When it comes to skin care, I've really learned that it's all about balance and a good combination of high/low products. These Colleen Rothschild products are completely splurge-worthy, though! 

I used the Radiant Cleansing Balm for a mini at-home facial. You just put it on over your makeup and then cover it with a wet muslin cloth (it comes with the balm!). Then sit back, relax and let though impurities lift away. I've been using the Extreme Recovery Cream almost daily, and it's been working magic on my skin! Living in such high altitude can wreak havoc on skin, and I always seem to be dried out. This restores moisture without feeling greasy. I absolutely love it. 

Colleen Rothschild is giving 20% off to my readers for the next week, with the code EPWL20. 

Don't forget to stop by PB&J Boutique and check out all their cute items. They've got everything from inexpensive boutique items, to some of my favorite brands like Quay and Rails. 

By the way, I found this bag for a steal for $15! It's too good not to share. Happy shopping!

Dress, c/o PB&J Boutique / Bag (Only $15!) / Shoes / Sunnies 

Blouson Dress

I took this WAYF Blouson dress for a spin over the weekend,  on a girl date with my blogger friend Lacey from My Boring Closet. I don't know if I've shared this with you all before, but the Denver blogger community is the sh*t! Seriously, everyone is so kind to one another and there are definitely not those horror stories we all hear about how nasty bloggers can be. I'm so thankful to have made so many friends - and rather fashionable ones, at that. ;)

If you're not familiar with WAYF, there are such a great brand which is carried in stores like Nordstrom, Revolve, Bloomingdale's and Shopbop, to name a few. They have a great mix of boho and feminine/flirty pieces, like this blouson dress

By the way, in case you were wondering...the blouson dress is so named because it cinches at the waist creating a "blouse" effect. #funfacts Happy Monday!

Dress, c/o WAYF / Shoes / Bag (Only $39!) / Scarf (sold out) - similar / Bracelet - similar

The Thing About Marriage

A few of you may know that my mom experienced a health scare over the weekend. Long story short, she was internally bleeding and they took her by ambulance up to University of Colorado hospital in Aurora from her town about 2 hours away. She has an extremely complicated medical history, so any hospital visit is extremely serious and treated with the utmost care. (Which, this particular hospital always does an incredible job!)

 Each time, it sends me on a roller coaster of emotions. My mom was told in 2009 that she would have til the end of the year to live. It's 2016. 2016!!! Her life is a true testimony to God's grace and His power to heal. She still lives with the conditions she was diagnosed with 7 years ago, and has added a few more along the way, but each time we have a "scare" we are amazed at how faithful the Lord is to our prayers, and she always overcomes. 

On the way up to the hospital on Saturday, my dad told me he was in pain. When I asked him if he needed me to drive he replied, "No, I'll be fine. Just sometimes when I know your mom is in pain, I pray that God will give me some of her pain and I know He does. I know He listens. So I pray with expectation." His words were so beautiful to me. They reminded me of the selfless love that exists in marriage. The kind of love that is best expressed through trials. It's easy to love someone when they're at their best, but when we're at our worst...that is when the true test of love begins. 
Hat (old) - similar / Tank (Only $23!) / Scarf (currently 20% off!) / Jeans (old) / Shoes, c/o 

I'm truly blessed to say that Brandon has always been an amazing example of loving me at my worst - or at my family's worst, like this past weekend. From day one he has been so supportive and encouraging to me during hard times. He will literally drop everything to make sure we are able to support my family. When we had been dating for just 5 months, he left a company retreat that was 3 hours away, to drive to Denver to be with me and my family during one of my mom's hospital scares.   He is so compassionate, supportive and loving, and constantly challenges me to be more of those qualities.

The thing about marriage, is that it's important to find a partner you can enjoy life with. But it's equally important to have a partner that will bring joy to your life even in the hard times. I guess that's why they say, "In sickness and in health." 

I know this is a little out of the norm from the usual lightheartedness of my blog, but I thought they were thoughts worth sharing. Squeeze your hubbies a little extra tight today. They deserve it.