I don't love that some of my dearest friends live far away.
But I do love when we get the chance to be together and it's like no time has passed at all.

Whether they are a 5-hour car ride or a 4-hour plane ride away, I feel so blessed to have friends who know me so well-- who challenge me, who aren't afraid to ask the hard questions -- who also will stay up late, drinking wine and laughing about the weirdest things until 2 a.m.

If you have friends like that, treasure them, call them often, write them a note, send them a text remind them how much you appreciate them. It's easy to forget sometimes how incredible a good friend is.


xo, erika

hat: macy's
tee: target
necklace: c/o kintage
skirt: nordstrom  
sandals: TJ Maxx 
"a friend loves at all times..." proverbs 17:17 

linking up to style elixir, pleated poppy


  1. So cute! I love how you knotted a tee over it and the hat is darling :) Perfect spot for photos too, so pretty!
    Visiting from the link-up!

  2. Love the outfit and love that you knotted the tee! Great photos!




  3. love these photos! you are so right about friends. most of mine live really far away from me and it's easy to forget....

  4. Most of my close friends are people that I've met through the blog community, so I rely heavily on the phone and texting, emailing and skype.

  5. Aw, your red skirt is so cute! I love how you knotted your shirt. You look amazing!

  6. Aww what sweet moments you captured! One of my best girlfriends is moving to Germany :( I love your red maxi too, it's gorge! I am hosting a weekly blog hop and I've love for you to stop by and share this look!

    xo, Tori

  7. My bestie lives a few hours away from me and I hate it! But I am so thankful for great friends - no matter how much time passes without seeing them, you know you'll always connect!

    You look so cute - love that red maxi skirt!

  8. I love this outfit!
    My closest friends live far away too. Actually all of my best friends do. One is 8 hours away, one is 3 hours away, one is 2 hours away, and one is in another country right now in the Middle East, but she'll be home soon and lives 10 minutes away. I have other friends but my closest ones are the ones that are furthest away who I don't get to see as often as I would like to! I am glad that your friends are such blessings to you as well!

  9. You are beautiful! My best friend is in Germany. While I miss her dearly, I'm so thankful for the beautiful friendship we have. We talk all the time (thank goodness for Skype!) and we talk about what God is doing in our lives half way across the world. How great is our God!


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