What I’m Grateful For

Banana Republic Laser Cut Top

Lately I’ve been thinking about how well things have been going. I’m the first to admit that I probably use this blog as an outlet to share when things aren’t going well, but I feel that it’s important to acknowledge when I’m in a good place. I was inspired by Jessi of The Darling Detail to share what I’m thankful for, because we need to acknowledge the good in life as much as the bad. 

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  1. I’m grateful for fun nights out with great company and great food. I’m ready for fall, but I’ll definitely miss those summer nights out.
  2. I’m grateful that summer’s end means football season is here!
  3. I’m grateful for a job that challenges me and motivates me, and to have such a great opportunity at such a young age.
  4. I’m grateful that Starbucks drinks are available in Venti, because some days, I need all the caffeine I can get.
  5. I’m grateful to have a creative outlet that allows me to share my love for fashion. More on this outfit at the end of this post.

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Wearing: Banana Republic blouse (no longer available) | Rag & Bone shorts (no longer available; love these) | J.Crew panama hat | Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote Mini (similar color linked) | Tory Burch sandals

…And I’m grateful for this Banana Republic blouse, which has served as a go-to when I’m stuck on what to wear.

So sorry to be featuring an outfit that has a couple of items that are no longer available. I scoured the Internet for this blouse, which I purchased at the beginning of summer, but I had no such luck. I’m so glad that I was able to get this top when I did, because I wore it so much the last few months. The intricate detailing at the bottom of the blouse is my favorite part. Definitely adds a unique touch.

Photos by Yenma K. Photography

  • Kelsey
    August 22, 2016 at 9:22 am

    This outfit is super cute I love the hat!
    xo, Kelsey

    • Ellen
      August 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks, Kelsey! This hat has been featured in A LOT of outfit posts this summer.

  • Alissa
    August 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I LOVE this summery outfit! Happy Monday girl!

    The Adored Life

    • Ellen
      August 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Hope you had a great Monday, Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Ashley
    August 22, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Loved this post!! I also love the outfit, perfect for those final summer days!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

    • Ellen
      August 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      I agree! Thank you so much, Ashley!

  • Dana Mannarino
    August 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    So cute, I’m sure going to miss summer nights too!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    • Ellen
      August 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you, Dana! Loved your outfit you featured today.