Adorable Summer Dress (+ Swim Cover-up) Alert



For the past few years, I’ve been a bit obsessed with International Goodwill Ambassador (and supermodel) Liya Kebede’s line of handmade garments, especially her swim cover-ups and tunics. Her company called Lemlem was started as a way of providing Ethiopian weavers with a means to escape poverty, and although I fully support the idea, the $200-$300 price tag is more than I want to spend.

Last week, while returning some shorts to LOFT (I can’t do 4-inch shorts, people. However, 5-inch? Perfection.), I saw this summer dress and fell in love. It reminded me so much of the Lemlem dresses, but the price was much less expensive. ($64.99! p.s. – it’s an additional 40% off online RIGHT NOW. You’re welcome.)

I wore the heck out of it during our trip to Palm Springs last weekend, and it was perfect. A great swim/beach cover-up, but could also be worn easily as a summer dress too.


(Our trip to Palm Springs was so much fun. I’m still going through our photos right now, but Kristen has a great photo recap on her blog.)





As I continue to navigate my Magical Medical Mystery Tour of 2013, I’ve listened to stories from countless individuals about how acupuncture really changed their lives for the better in regards to a myriad of ailments.

As a person who approaches new situations/treatments a bit apprehensively, I’ve love to hear any stories or advice about your experiences with acupuncture. (Good or bad!) My third treatment is later this week, and I’m hopefully optimistic.

Dish it, folks! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.


Happy Fourth of July!



I’m taking a little break this week – heading to the desert for some Fourth of July fun. Wishing you a happy weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

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