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Friday, August 12, 2016

Utah Highlights

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Shein c/o (only $13!) / Bag: The Shopping Bag c/o (also loving this style here) / Bracelet: Similar here / Shoes: Make Me Chic c/o / Necklace: F21 (old similar here) / Lips: ABH-Rio

The moment has finally arrived where I pack up the little pup to drive back home. As I was packing I couldn't help but to get a little choked up, and feel like it was the first time moving to Arizona. Being home for a month and a half was so amazing, and gave me to time to think about what I want to do for our last year in Arizona.

Here are the highlights of my trip to Utah.

  • Teaching Pure Barre in Draper. Due to some unfortunate circumstances I am no longer teaching in Arizona. Teaching has become such an outlet for me, and being able to work at my home studio was just the thing I needed. I left Arizona confused and sad about where to go next with my teaching, and being back in Utah gave me that hope to teach at a new studio next year.  I live and breath Pure Barre, and am so fortunate to teach whenever I come home. I absolutely love and adore each member of my Draper team, and always feel sad when I leave them.
  • Artichoke cook off. At the end of the month my mom's whole side of the family gathered together to go head-to-head in an artichoke cook off. Artichoke dip, artichoke salad, grilled artichoke, spicy artichoke, baked artichoke, and the list goes on and on. 
  • Hanging with my friends. It felt so good to see all my besties, and hang out like the good old days where summer loving was our main goal in life. 
  • My huge shoot. Those of you who signed up for my newsletter got a little more insight to what the shoot was all about. I can't wait to show you the images in a couple of months.
  • Hanging out with papa Melendez. During my stay I lived at my dad's house in my old childhood room. My dad and I are extremely close since I am his only child. Nights were filled with grilling, and hanging out on the deck near the river. 
  • Got to see one of my besties Shannon before she left to Jersey for a month.
  • Got to do an amazing shoot for a girl I love for her baby's blessing.
  • Did a pole class and silks class at Onyx in Sandy Utah. I still have the bruises on my legs from the pole class. I tapped into my inner "snake" as Kendall (my friend from PB) would call it ;)
Utah, it was real. I had so much fun, but I have a husband at home waiting for me. Until next time, aka beginning of Septmeber. 



  1. Hey! I found your blog on That Friday Blog Hop. Such an elegant dress and can't believe it's only 13 dollars? what? Did you have to wear something underneath or is the fabric thick enough to wear as is?
    Also would love to attend an artichoke cook off. yum.

    1. I know isn't it pretty? I just wore a thing underneath, and no bra. It seemed to work for me.

      It was soon tasty :)

  2. love the dress so simple! the color is just amazing.

  3. Girl! This outfit is soo beautiful and so are you! I need your hair asap. Also super envious of your trip to Utah, and you should definitely get back to teaching pure barre. Do what makes ya happy!


  4. Such a great dress and style! Fun to read about your time in Utah since I'm currently living here for graduate school. Glad you had a wonderful time out here!

    1. So jealous that you are in Utah now, because I'm in love with the weather there.

  5. What a fab dress! You look amazingly stunning!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  6. That dress looks amazing on you! Have a lovely weekend <3

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  7. LOVE this pink dress on you - I immediately bought it bc at that price, duh! It would be great as a summer pool party dress too. I'm here in Phx, AZ too, so this dress will be perfect for this INSANE heat! I can't take it anymore, I really can't. You're so lucky you were in Utah bc these last 3-4 weeks have been utterly miserable w/ the humidity...but you missed some awesome storms let me tell you!

    1. I just got back, and I'm dying!!!! Ugh..... why why why must its always be 105+?!!!!



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