top, St. James via Goodwill (similar, authentic) | shorts, LOFT | sandals, Birkenstock | handbag, Madewell Transport Tote (loving this new version) | sunglasses, Beacon’s Closet

This weekend was a special occasion in my family, so I trekked home for the celebrations. On Saturday, my sweet stepfather Rick turned 65 and celebrated his retirement after 40 years with the State of Washington Department of Corrections. My mama threw a big party with friends and family, not to mention pulled pork sandwiches, salads, fruit and wine. I had so much fun catching up with my favorite people, including this sweet young thing.

This is what I wore for my car ride home. Thrifted pink Breton stripes I found last week and my favorite yellow eyelet shorts, a purchase for my trip to Disneyland back in March. I’ve always wanted a Saint James classic stripe top, so finding this one was a total surprise! I’ve been wearing my Birks non-stop and am seriously considering saving my pennies for this pair next month. It was one hundred twelve degrees outside. What in the world was I thinking? I stopped for water three times on the way home, but I used my time in the car (6 hours due to crazy traffic) to memorize my favorite Biggie song. #neverstopimproving

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