insta-update: summer 2014.

Is it me or is this summer flying by? I can't believe half of July is already in the books! Long after this summer is over, I will be grateful for the sunny summer shots in my Instagram feed. This corner of social media continues to hold a special place in my heart. I could blame my heightened nostalgia on pregnancy hormones, but I have always been a fan of walking down memory lane. I think that's the best part about Instagram: it makes a stroll down this wistful lane infinitely easier. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite snaps from my feed over the last six weeks or so...

I added some serious sparkle to my rotation since the beginning of summer. A statement necklace and a pretty pair of sandals {similar here} have helped to jazz up my shrinking closet. I also scored this serious steal at TJ Maxx and felt like a real #maxxinista. {For those interested, I promise a full post on my maternity wardrobe soon, so hang tight!}

Since Memorial Day weekend, {cv} and I have been busy bees. From the Jersey Shore to Cape Cod, we have covered a lot of ground in the last few weeks. The next month or so is no exception. With a surprise babymoon, a Midwestern swing, and a Martha's Vineyard weekend on tap, we are squeezing in a lot before baby {v} graces us with his or her presence! I also think it will provide for some fab Insta-opps ;)

My streak of consecutive 10,000-step days continues! Stumbling on new neighborhood gems make my daily strolls even better. The snaps from these walks will always bring back lovely memories of these quiet days. 

If this little blog is quiet for the next few days, don't worry: hop over to Instagram and take a little vacation with {cv} and me! We leave on Thursday morning on our surprise babymoon. This season in our life together is one I will always cherish. He has worked so hard to make this trip unforgettable--and I can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve. {I only know the average temperatures and that the destination is one plane flight away!} The anticipation is killing me, but the adventure which awaits will be worth it. More soon! xoxo {av}


  1. how romantic that he's planning the whole thing as a surprise! have the best time :)

  2. Enjoy your trip! Can't wait to see where you end up :)

  3. your instagram will always be one of my favorites! beautiful photos! xo jillian - cornflake dreams