The Zoo Can Be Stylish Too

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Happy Tuesday lovelies! It’s been a busy few days for me as I get settled in my new home here in Kansas City. I love this town and the people in it. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming to outsiders. Coming from an East Coast town, this was a culture shock! In an effort to appreciate more of what Kansas City has to offer, my mom, sister, and I took a day trip to the zoo. It was such an enjoyable day filled with giggles and smiles! And can I just say that my zoo outfit, although a little dressy, is super cute?

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I’ll admit, I looked a little out of place amongst moms with strollers and short little kids under age 10; whatever I had fun! Animals have always been my weakness (along with a latte) and my zoo trip was no exception to this. Every fur-covered creature I decided I needed to adopt. Unfortunately, endangered species are not adoptable.

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If you’re looking for a fuzzy kitty to fall in love with, I found just the one! They’re called Sand Cats and they are the cutest little things! They chased each other around and interacted with all the people staring at them saying “aw” or “meow.” I figured out very quickly that most cats don’t respond to “meow” (let’s just say the tigers weren’t impressed with my house cat impression of them.) Enjoy the Sand Cat picture!

Outfit Details: Blazer- Banana Republic | Ankle Jeans- Lauren Conrad | Necklace- Chico’s | Purse- Coach | Loafers- Clark’s Bostonian

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Where Have I been? Travel Edition!

ocean_city Hello friends! I didn’t post yesterday because it was a travel day for me. I was on a short road trip back from the lovely beaches of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. My family goes camping in Ocean City, Maryland every summer. Camping is our favorite pastime as my mom’s family enjoyed it too. As you can see in the photo to the left, we had a lovely time taking pictures on the jetty next to the harbor. My sister is on the left and her best friend that came along for the trip is on the right.

We spent one day at Assateague Island enjoying the beach and wild assateague_island horses. Legend has it that these horses are descendants of horses that were shipwrecked off the coast of Maryland/Virginia hundreds of years ago. It is thought that the ship was probably Spanish and was carrying livestock to America. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate for us and it was cloudy with a high of 74. Needless to say I was a bit chilly and sat on the beach in my bikini bottoms and hoodie. The water was like ice!

fresh_fruit Later on that day my mom and I took a little trip to one of her favorite stores called The Barn (colonial decorating and all things country) and then picked up some fresh corn grown locally in Delaware at a little produce store. There’s nothing better than fresh veggies and fruits.

After dinner we went to the campground’s karaoke night where my sister line_dancing and a few other girls sang a Carrie Underwood song and then danced the Cotton Eyed Joe (oh memories of middle school flooding back anyone?) I must say that line dancing takes the wind out of you. I was so tired by the end of the camp_fire night. When we got back to our campsite my dad had lit a fire in the fire ring. We sat around playing charades and telling funny stories. My sister was obsessed with puns all weekend so everything she said had a double meaning. At least it kept her laughing!

On Sunday it was cloudy again and not worth the beach trip. We went to a zoo flamingoin Salisbury, MD for some fuzzy animal sight seeing. I fell in love with the flamingos. A few of them were having a fit about something and kept poking at each other. It was adorable. We also saw this beautiful owl who wasn’t too happy to see us. He swiveled his head around when my sister started talking to it. He blinked a few times and opened his beak a little wanting to say something back.

When we got back to our campsite my sister and her friend engaged in shenaniganstheir typical shenanigans and it ended up with my sister on the ground her camp chair. Silly girls.

Finally, we went to the boardwalk and people watched. It never fails to be entertaining. ocean_city_boardwalk People are crazy, that’s all I can say! The girls had a good time spotting cute boys. Ok, I admit to having fun finding them first and then telling them where to look and when to start flipping their hair to get the boys’ attention. I’m just as bad as they are but it was a good time!

I hope you enjoyed the photos and my weekend recap! P.S. Leave a comment on whether or not you would like it if I started focusing a little more on what’s in my closet”┬átype things! Thanks!

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