Updo is My Favorite Kind of Do

When I put this outfit on I did not realize until working on this post that everything except the shoes came from Forever 21 haha! I'm not sure if I should be a little embarrassed by that fact or not, but I'm going to think not. I think this outfit is pretty darn awesome if I do say so myself. It's kind of funny this shirt was actually the first thing I ever bought from Forever 21 when the store first opened up near me, years ago. I've always loved it's neck, it's like a more fun turtleneck. 
I've been rocking my hair up in a bun a lot recently. It's just so darn easy on those days that I really don't feel like spending an hour trying to straighten all the frizz. Especially when it's just going to show back up an hour or two later because of the humidity. I seriously never knew how frizzy my hair was until I moved to a place that actually had humidity. Will will sometimes point out that I look like I'm balding when I have my hair pulled back and I have a crown of frizz haha.  
It's starting to get chilly up on the mountain, I guess fall is coming early? Will and I have gone on walks in the early evening and I've needed a full on jacket. I really do love fall but does it have to be here already? I've been really loving the warm afternoons and am not quite ready for the crisp air, even if it does mean more nights spent with some hot tea/coco. I guess there isn't much I can do to try to persuade mother nature from turning the pages of the seasons hehe. 
vest, shirt, jeans, earrings // Forever 21
shoes // Nordstroms (years ago)
The past couple of days I have been on a baking frenzy. I picked up a ton of peaches and have been making peach related yummers up the wazoo, like peach preserves, peach hand pies, and regular peach pies (recipes will be up in the next coming weeks). It has been a lot of fun, I just wish we lived closer to people so I could share all these goodies with them instead of just eating them myself (with the help of Will), haha. I can hardly wait to go out to Phoenix again so I can get the joy of baking yummies and the double joy of passing it off to friends and family. 

Hope everyone is having a nice Monday. 

x's and o's


  1. Cute outfit! Your hair looks super cute in a high bun. I wish I could try all of your delicious peach recipes, and am excited to read all about them!

    Ladyface Blog

  2. All those peach things sound delicious. I don't think I've ever had a peach pie. I don't know why I didn't think of it before either, I love apple and strawberry pies.


  3. LOVE this short sleeve striped turtle neck and denim vest combo! Really chic :) And an updo is always great! I don't wear my hair like that very often so I always feel like it doesn't look good on me, but it looks fabulous on you!

  4. Forever21 rocksss! haha Very cute outfit and hair!!

    It's definitely not getting any colder here... really wish for some of that chilly weather!

  5. The shoes are freakin' great! I'm in a moccasin mood lately. Fall is slowly but surely making it's way and I can't waaaaiiit!

    xo Ashley


  6. i love an easy bun in the summers too. and nothing wrong with an outfit mostly from forever 21 :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  7. Love that denim vest. Oh, and I want those boots. They are such a gorgeous color!
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  8. Your hair looks awesome :) Thanks for the recommendation on those F21 jeans! I bought a pair and they are seriously awesome and sooo comfortable!

  9. I picked a bunch of peaches too! I'm having a marmalade party this week.

    LOVE your hair like that too!

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    xo Lisa
    Making Life's Lemons

  10. top buns and stripes - a combination that can get you anywhere :)

  11. Yay! So happy to hear that you like them!

  12. Cool shoes!
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