Wild Stripes

standard June 17, 2015 4 responses

Wild Stripes - 1Hello there HAMR readers! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, but I’m writing this post from Melbourne, Australia (hence the wild stripes inspired dress)!!! School ended last week and I was getting ready for the trip. When it was time to finally depart Chicago, we had so many delays taking off and even when landing in L.A. My parents and I ended up missing our connection flight to Melbourne, but the airline had already set us up at a hotel room for the night. Although we were sad we weren’t leaving, we decided to make the best out of the situation. We ended up ordering room service at 2 A.M. and then blissfully falling asleep.

The next day, we had breakfast and then I found the pool. I knew that in Melbourne it was going to be fall/winter, but as I’ve learned from traveling all these years and so many lost luggage situations, I always put a swimsuit in my carry-on bag. So when I was packing, everybody thought I was crazy when I said I was packing one, but boy did it come in handy in L.A. A couple of hours in the sun and meeting some guests at the hotel turned into a great day. One of my goals while traveling and life goal now is to calm down in situations where I might get upset and to just breathe. So when the original flying plans changed, we took those lemons, drank some lemonade and made the best out of the situation.

Right now, I’m typing in my little sister’s kitchen while my niece plays with her toys. As you can see, I finally made it safely. It’s been a year and a half since I last saw my sister and I finally met my seven month old niece. It’s much better in real life then just seeing her on FaceTime. Holding my niece and giving her kisses is my favorite! I’m really happy I’m here and everybody is together.

I’m not sure how my blogging schedule will look like while I’m here for a month, but I will do my best to live blog or if worst comes to worst, you’ll just read a ton of posts in July! Wild Stripes - 3 Wild Stripes - 4 Wild Stripes - 5 Wild Stripes - 6Wild Stripes - 2These were the last outfit photos I took before I left – thanks Samantha Kramer!

Fresh Haircut: Solo Salon // Dress: Bar III (option) // Shoes: Dolce Vita (option) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban