vacation moments

dress: dorothy perkins // blouse: jc penney // tights: target // shoes: target, via goodwill

I thought I'd drag out my Europe photos to just one more day, if that's okay with you.

Our last night in Scotland, we decided to go somewhere nicer and I told the husband I was wearing a dress and tights-- no matter what the temperature was!

As I write this now, in a sweatshirt and jeans, my hair pulled back with a terry-cloth headband, rain slamming against the roof and the clock ticking just two minutes to midnight, it's easy to forget that I was on vacation once. We were once wandering Europe. It's already easy to be caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities, the alarm clock that cuts into sleep, the laundry that (always) needs to be done.

So today, on Friday (already-- dang I need to get to bed!), I'm going to pretend that I'm back in Scotland. We're not going to a fancy restaurant, or even any restaurant-- we're planning on just eating whatever leftovers we can find on in the fridge and cuddle up to something on Netflix. I won't wear a dress, I'll pull on my holey pajama pants and there will be no cobblestone streets-- but it will be enough of a vacation moment for me.

I hope your Friday will hold a vacation moment as well, even as a small dose.
xo, erika

p.s. my dress was on super sale at the amazing Dorothy Perkins in London and I couldn't resist. You can buy their stuff online and I just checked and they're having a 20 percent off sale right now on dresses...


  1. I love you bangs!! I have been contemplating cutting mine for months and I think I am just going to do it after seeing yours. They are adorable :)


  2. That dress is gorgeous, I love how vibrant the print is and it looks great with the shirt.


  3. love these pics! I love vacation but a lazy friday night is pretty awesome too :).

  4. My vacation moment comes when I come home and sink into the couch after a long day at work. Alas, it is a very short moment - I've got too much stuff to do!

  5. gorgeous pictures - you can talk about europe anytime you want. btw, what lipstick color is that? it looks fab on you, woman!

  6. You look SO CUTE. And darn, I know how you feel about weather. Its been snowing ALL DAY here. All I want to do is crawl under the covers!

  7. how are you THIS adorable?! eeeek! i love it! and you!

  8. This dress is so pretty! What a fun vacation, I love reading these posts!

  9. That door is the prettiest backdrop to an outfit photo ever! I love cool doors.

  10. Such a fun outfit, and can we talk about how awesome the door behind you is as well?!?!

  11. If you're traveling to a country in which malaria is endemic , you need specialist advice on the appropriate antimalarial medication.



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