Make Your Day Better!

Make Life Easier
plan it out: I can’t stress enough just how stress relieving it is to have everything you have to do written down in ink…on actual paper. The feeling of crossing things off of a list is like none other.
pack it early: Another time-saver and not to mention money saver. Do it the night before and throw in some healthier options than you’d get from calling up Jimmy Johns or going through a drive thru.
make it pretty: It might not seem like much, but having pretty lingerie is an instant confidence booster, even if you’re the only one who’s going to see it. And no one said it had to match. You’ll still feel like you have your life together (somewhat).
spray it on: Grabbing someone’s attention and getting compliments on the scent of your perfume is the best. Pick your favorite and make it your staple fragrance, or switch it up everyday to keep things fresh.
write a note: Nothing makes my day like writing or receiving a friendly note. Whether it’s from your loved one in the morning on your pillow, or a “hang in there” post-it you leave on your friend’s desk — I dare you not to smile :)
turn it up: Get out of any funk with the perfect CD or throw on the 90’s shuffle on your iPhone. I think it’s scientifically proven that the louder the music and the more windows rolled down, the better your mood. I read that somewhere, I know I did.
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I hope these things helped your day a bit…spread the love and have a great day! xoxo
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Peach Picking at Eckert’s

Peach Picking at Eckert'sBoy, if you live in the midwest then you know just how spoiled we’ve been with this gorgeous weather! Saturday was one of the most beautiful July days I’ve ever witnessed. Sun, blue skies, puffy clouds, and about 75 degrees. Just perfect. With weather like this we had to make a trip to Eckert’s to pick some peaches!Peach Picking at Eckert'sPeach Picking at Eckert's

Peach Picking at Eckert'sMike’s shirt: Urban Outfitters // My top: Old Navy

My camera and I have been attached at the hip lately, and with that, a lot more memories and fun moments caught like these ones. I don’t know why I ever worried about lugging my camera with me before…well, maybe I carry it more now because of the new pink polka dotted camera strap I bought. Just maybe.camera strap

dividerpeach picking at eckert'sWith freshly picked peaches comes fresh peach betty, courtesy of my mama. Hey, I can bake, but she’s just so darn good that I let her take the reins and get all the credit. Just remember, without the peaches Mike and I picked, there would be no peach betty to make ;)peach bettyThis was so delicious. Sweet, peachy, and that crunchy crumble on top was to-die-for.

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OOTD: Eyelets and Gardens

ootd1top: August Silk [$13] // chino shorts: Gap [$15]ootd2spiked bracelet: Groopdealz [$5] // beaded tassel bracelet: Nordstrom [$18]ootd3top ring: grandmas wedding ring passed down to me [priceless] // heart ring: Groopdealz [$1.95]ootd6dividerI think I dressed appropriately for another fun day of St. Louis adventures with none other than Mike. Every once in awhile, on a day off, we get lucky and the St. Louis heat and humidity subsides and leaves us with 80 degree weather, sunshine, a nice breeze, and zero stickiness. We started our morning off in the Loop to sell some of Mike’s clothes at Avalon and grab a coffee. Then we made our way to The Hill for lunch and my first ever gelato!thehillIf you’re ever in The Hill, stop by Amighetti’s for sandwiches and try to sit on the patio — so nice.gelatoRight across the street was this little gem. Mike got lemon and I opted for salted caramel. So. Good.yumAfter we were full of bread and gelato, we headed to one of our favorite spots, the Missouri Botanical Garden. It just so happened to be Mr. Henry Shaw’s birthday. That meant free admission to stroll the beautiful gardens and snap tons of photos.mobot1mobot2mylovemobot4mobot5This is very quickly becoming my absolute favorite place not only in St. Louis, but maybe anywhere. I can’t wait to see it in the fall!

hunk:)instagramMike pulled a Kelsey and took a secret shot of me. I’m proud, babe.

I hope you all find days like these where everything is just…perfect. Have a great day!the kwb

Summer Nail Picks

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If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with nail polish, especially with all of the fabulous summer shades! Today I’ve compiled my favorite colors to wear during the summer months. Check them out and be sure to let me know your favorite polishes to wear in the summertime!

pacificblue

Sally Hansen 420 Pacific Blue

boomboomroom

Essie Boom Boom Room

turquoise

Essie Turquoise & Caicos

secretstash

Essie Secret Stash

topcoat

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri 110 Clearly Quick topcoat

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What do you think of my picks?

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Wish List: E’s Closet Boutique Must-Haves

I recently earned the role of “campus rep” for an adorable online boutique called E’s Closet Boutique. I’ll be repping and spreading the word about the boutique all around my campus, and of course, online as well. I thought since many of you might now know much about E’s, that I’d share my five favorites. Let’s jump right in!

jadeJade top: I love anything white and lacy and this is the perfect flouncy top with both! I can even picture transitioning this into the fall with riding boots — ahh!

justineJustine top: Let’s talk about the gorgeous and colorful detail around the neckline…so perfect.

kikiKiki romper: Yep, I loved this romper so much that I purchased it myself. Visit the site to see just how adorable the back is!

valentinaValentina dress: I’m a huge fan of necklines like this, and it had beautiful detail, and it’s white. It’s a winner in my book.

lolaLola dress: Lastly, the perfect little black dress with another fun back! Enough said, right, ladies?

Check out the online boutique and let me know some of your favorite pieces!

Use code “thekwb” to get a percentage off at the checkout!

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