fashion // farmers market.

all saturday’s during the summer should start with a trip to the farmer’s market. should, not always. [occasionally my love for sleep gets in the way]. the earlier you arrive, the better. you beat the heat, the crowds, and get the best pick of produce. my trips always start with a stop at java joe’s for a large iced coffee. from there, I’m on a mission for the freshest fruits + veggies. and I rarely leave without a bouquet of pretty flowers.

a short summer dress is essential. it’s effortless [which I need before my morning coffee]. it’s quick [because I wake up minutes before I must leave]. it’s breezy. and it’s fun.

fashion // farmers market c/o LLinaBC.com

fashion // farmers market c/o LLinaBC.com

another essential, a crossbody bag. your hands need to be free for your iced coffee + fresh produce. bring your own reusable bag or basket for your purchases.

fashion // farmers market c/o LLinaBC.com

sorry I’m not sorry that I couldn’t put my iced coffee down long enough to snap these photos. it was early. ish.

happy monday.

see my favorite farmer’s market summer options ..

black friday haul.

I have never once taken part in the black friday maddness. BUT ..I love a good deal. I’m just quickly overwhelmed by mass amounts of people. and I can’t find the motivation to get up at 5AM, to shop.

this all still remains true. but ..

a lot of sales began on wednesday [so I shopped early]. and then, [J] really wanted to join in the friday festivities, all for the love of fun dress socks. seriously! [I know babe, those plain black ones are a bore!]. so we compromised, as any couple must, and went out into the wild ..once the clock struck afternoon! equipped with coffee.

[the second thanksgiving is over, the green & red come out in full force].
 

we went straight to JCP. for the fun, brightly colored dress socks [J] spotted in their black friday ad. this is what we were greeted with ..

black friday FAIL.

[sorry boo, I know you really wanted $4 socks. but they weren’t worth a 5AM wake-up call. and this made for a much better story].

our day started with a minor setback, but ended happily.

here’s my black [wednesday thru] friday haul.

{betsey johnson}

5 pairs for $10 – steal.

FennWrightManson {similar}/ Tahari {similar}

both tops for $34 – steal.

kensie pajama set {similar}

originally $58, paid $19.99 – steal.

steven by steve madden crossbody bag {here}. in watermelon!

originally $78, paid $29.99 – amazeballs.

now my ..

{heart holiday sweater}/{ruffle tank}/{floral dress}

LC Lauren Conrad {bow studs}

LC Lauren Conrad {black heels}

sheer, lace {holiday dress}

fuchsia {skinny jeans}

what do you think?!

I’m ecstatic. I love every single item. and love even more the deals I got.

no need to worry, TJ MAXX & Kohls had a variety of fun dress socks for [J]. I’m not the only happy camper – he got 9 pairs!

happpppppy monday :)