wardrobe update.

tomorrow is summer!

officially.

hands down my favorite part of summer is getting dressed. it’s so simple. no layering necessary. pick a shirt & jeans. or a sundress. and you’re out the door. 

I recently went on a little shopping trip to update my summer wardrobe.

on my mind: bright, comfortable, & fun.

here’s what I found.

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

dana buchman zebra pleated top // on sale {here}.

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

jennifer lopez solid cuffed tee // on sale {here}. it’s so light-weight & soft, my kind of tee.

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

LC lauren conrad dot open-back dress // on sale {here}. [belt not included].

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

LC lauren conrad solid fit & flare dress // on sale {here}. [belt not included]. I adore this dress.

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

LC lauren conrad floral ruffle dress // on sale {here}.

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

perfectly paired with any of these 3 skinny belts // {here}.

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

summer wardrobe // LLinaBC.com

jennifer lopez peep-toe platform wedges // on sale {here}.

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all of the items were found at {kohl’s}. and even better ..alllllll on sale [except for the belts].

but for the cherry on top ..

enter ‘BLOGGER10′ while shopping kohls.com to get an extra 10% off your purchase.

[good until july 11th].

go get your summer wardrobe on.

and have an amazing thursday!

*this is not a sponsored post. all views and opinions expressed are solely my own.

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summer bucket list.

believe it or not the first day of summer is this friday.

and I will admit, I’ve participated in very few “summery” activities thus far. [unless you count the numerous times [J] & I have used our grill. but besides that ..zero]. I’m always so happy once this warm season arrives, but it usually ends before I do all I had planned. so this year I put my foot down. and created a bucket list, to ensure I accomplish everything before autumn rolls around. [on september 22nd].

summer bucket list // LLinaBC.com

I made it last night.

and today it’s hanging on the wall in my office. along with this …

summer bucket list // LLinaBC.com

and on that note ..I’m going to the gym. seriously!

what’s on your summer bucket list?

happy tuesday all.

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DIY balcony furniture.

for once in my life [post-living-with-the-parents], I have an outdoor space to call my own.

it wasn’t “essential,” but an absolute bonus when [J] & I settled on our des moines apartment.

when we moved in, the last thing I wanted to do was go outside [it was february]. but once the temperatures began to rise, the balcony was the only thing on my mind. outdoor furniture is really expensive! we wanted a table & 4 chairs. but everywhere we went our budget could hardly cover the plastic option or one wooden chair. so I said “let’s build it“. [let’s is the key word].

I set a tentative deadline of may 1st. but after quite a few unexpected business trips, we pushed it back to june 1st. then more trips. but ..

we finally have outdoor furniture. and it is amazing.

[if it wasn’t for the mosquitoes, I’d never come inside].

DIY balcony furniture // LLinaBC.com

DIY balcony furniture // LLinaBC.com

DIY balcony furniture // LLinaBC.com

DIY balcony furniture // LLinaBC.com

DIY balcony furniture // LLinaBC.com

DIY balcony furniture // LLinaBC.com

the ice bucket is obviously my favorite. there will be no warm beer. or running inside for a cold cocktail in this household.

[J] made everything you see here. including the {glasses}. but excluding the outdoor rug, that’s from {here}. [oh and I stained one chair. I wanted to let my man enjoy being a man ..or so I say]. he did an amazing job. and there was no need for me to get involved.

but ..

[J] found thee most amazing blogger; mom + builder. who shares all of her projects {here}.

she breaks down the materials + tools, cut list, and all of the steps. [for our chairs {here}. for our table {here}].

[J] & I decided to add on the ice bucket. and it was something he was easily able to incorporate into the design.

it turned out better than I could’ve imagined.

who wants to come over for a BBQ & a cocktail?

happy monday.

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