Exploring Alaska: Hatcher's Pass & Independence Mine.

The second part of our Alaskan adventure took us into the beautiful Talkeetna mountains, on a scenic drive through Hatcher's Pass.  Even on a rainy day, this place was absolutely stunning.  Starting from Anchorage, the scenic drive took us half of a day, but we did take plenty of stops to take in all of our beautiful surroundings.

My favorite part was getting to stop at Independence Mine.  It was interesting to read about the gold mine's history and the people who worked there.  1941 was it's peak year, with 204 men employed and nearly 35,000 ounces of gold recovered. Unfortunately, World War II caused the mine to be shut down in 1943, due to a wartime ban on gold mining.

Sadly, we didn't find any gold and strike it rich...maybe next time!

Isn't Alaska just the prettiest?!


The Perfect Fit with Kohls.

In the past, bra shopping has been one of my absolute LEAST favorite things to do.  I never learned how to properly measure myself, so I would always bring about 75 bras into the fitting room and end up leaving with nothing but low self-esteem.  And I know I'm not the only one with that problem, because I can't even tell you how many times I've entered a dressing room that looks like it was hit by a bra tornado...my heart goes out to the employees who have the delightful task of hanging up all those unwanted bras!

If you also have a hard time bra shopping, you MUST go to a bra fitting or learn how to measure yourself.  Seriously, it is a life-changer.  I recently lost a little bit of weight and it turns out I have been wearing the wrong size bra and I totally didn't know!  After measuring myself with the Kohls Bra Fitting Guide, I'm happy to say that I have figured out my correct size and my new bras are so much more comfortable...it's crazy how much a little difference can make.

After trying on a bunch of bras at Kohls (in the RIGHT size), I found a couple favorites:

Warner's T-Shirt Bra (No bra lines!)

Wonderbra Push-Up Bra (they don't call it a Wonderbra for nothing)

I definitely recommend trying out the Kohls bra sizing tips and be sure to check out all the fabulous bra sales while you are there!

(This post is sponsored by Kohls.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.)


Black and White.

Skirt: H&M, Tee: Target, Sunglasses: Celine c/o SmartBuyGlasses, Shoes: Carvela, Bag: Kate Spade (similar), Watch: Nixon, Necklace: Target

Black and white is one of my favorite combos ever.  It's so classy, timeless and super chic.  Plus, the two colors are so incredibly easy to mix and match...you just can't go wrong with black and white!

I've been wearing basic tees non-stop this summer, so when I was looking for something to wear with my new H&M skirt, it was pretty much a no-brainer.  They are just so comfy, I can't help it.  But my absolute favorite part of this outfit has to be my new Celine sunglasses.  It's super hard for me to find sunglasses that fit my face right, but SmartBuyGlasses made the shopping easy with their virtual try-on tool.  I loved being able to actually see what they would look like on my face before making a decision...I don't know why all online stores don't offer this option.  Anyway, be prepared to see a lot more of these sunnies in the near future, because I'm slightly obsessed with them now!

Photos by Catherine Callan Photography.

Celine Original Polarized Sunglasses
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