How to Come Back From an Extended Blogging Break

If you look at the dates of my last two published blog posts you’ll notice there was a bit of an, ummmmmmm, gap? Just a little teeney tiny one. Only like five months. Not that bad! Just kidding- that sucks. But it happens. Bloggers are people, too, and people get busy and make mistakes. To be honest, those of you who have read my blog for a while know that this isn’t the first time this has happened. I have this nasty habit of getting busy with school and my internship (how dare she!!) that I put my blog aside for months at a time. Any blogger knows the number one rule is consistency. And clearly I have broken this rule.


I’ve realized that I will never be able to be that blogger that posts every day, or even just M-W-F. At least not yet. I have so many things going on that make that so unrealistic, which is just alright with me. However, this doesn’t mean I can’t post at a consistent interval that works for me! This is why I decided that one of my new year’s resolutions/goals/promises to myself is to post on STS at least once a month. This doesn’t seem like a ton at all, but it’s better than nothing. This also makes the bar extremely low for myself, so if I happen to post two or three times in one month, I’m like hell yeah go Emma! There is one stipulation. I need help from y’all! I need to be held accountable for this, so I need y’all to keep me in line. If I haven’t posted in a while, DM me, email me, whatever and remind me of my goal! This way, I’ll know I have at least a handful of readers counting on me!

So a few weeks ago, when I was trying to get myself back into blogging, I looked for some posts on how other bloggers had done this in the past and found almost nothing. This discouraged me even more because it had me thinking, I guess I’m the only one that slacked at blogging and no one needs tips because they’re better bloggers! Both of these thoughts are totally false, but I was feeding myself lies. These are a few of the reasons why I knew I needed to post about how I came back my extended blogging break!

Browse A While

The first thing I do after every blogging break is slowly easing into the “blog world” by browsing, but not posting. I’ll read some favorite blogs on Bloglovin’, read through my Twitter feed, and if I’m feeling really adventurous, I’ll scope out my Instagram feed. Often times, reading all of these will inspire a post, or inspire me to improve something on my blog. Once I’m inspired there’s no stopping me.

Learn From Others

I know for me, and for many other bloggers, blogging breaks come because you feel like you’re not a good enough blogger or you don’t have enough followers, etc. I’ve found that one way to combat this negative mindset is to go way back on some of my favorite blogs to see that even the bloggers with hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram had to start somewhere. Just the other night, I was scrolling through my favorite blog, Brighton the Day, and decided to try this exercise. I simply changed the URL at the top to /page/100 and hoped it would take me back quite a ways. Of course, Brighton blogs so much that this only took me to about 2015. Not enough. So then I went to /page/200 and made it to 2013. I could tell already that her posts were less professional, she didn’t have a professional photographer and she probably still had a full-time job at that point. I was immediately relieved because, no offense Brighton, but you’ve come a long way. I would highly suggest doing this if you’re constantly comparing yourself to big-time bloggers!

Figure Out What Stopped You Last Time

For me, not only was it the blog comparison that stopped me, but it was actually the pressure of Instagram of all things. I felt inadequate because I didn’t have a photographer boyfriend (I’m taking boyfriend applications here) or a photographer BFF, so the only pictures I had were pretty crappy quality or weren’t relevant to my material. I also felt like I couldn’t keep up with an aesthetic that looked good. Instagram is the ultimate comparison platform but I learned recently that there’s always another solution. I have a new tripod I stole got from my Dad that I can basically place anywhere without the need of a BF (#singlelife am I right people) and I’m planning on buying a “selfie light” like this so that I can take really well-lit pictures no matter the time of day (I always feel like I forget to take pictures during well-lit hours!). I’ve also convinced my BFF to take pictures of me occasionally, so that will also add to my feed! I found ways around my road-block and you can, too!

Rip the Band-Aid Off

If you follow me on Twitter, you saw me tweet that I was pretty insecure about my last post. I didn’t feel like it was the best thing I’d ever written and I knew it wouldn’t get a lot of engagement. However, I knew that if I didn’t just rip the Band-Aid off and post something, I never would. And it totally worked. Look at me now. Posting for the second time in less than five months! Now that’s what I call progress people!!

The blogging world can be the ultimate trigger for comparison. It’s hard. I get it. Especially if you’re wanting to make money from blogging. But being a “good” blogger takes time and practice, much like everything else in life. Breaks don’t mean you’re a bad blogger. Breaks just mean you need to focus on other aspects of your life for the time being. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If you’re coming back from a break: you can do it. Take your time and keep hustlin’! 



Beginning 2018 in San Francisco

New year... new blogger? Nah, not new, just more motivated. I always get super motivated to get back to blogging when I'm on breaks from school. It's so much easier to focus on blogging when you don't have 5 classes to think about, tests to study for, Greek life... you get it. So here I am. Again. Every time I do this I find it really hard to get back to blogging and it takes time to get the groove again. I've been thinking about writing a post about how to get back into the swing of things after a blogging hiatus, actually. Let me know in the comments below if you'd be interested in reading something like that!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

On to the real stuff. For those of you who are in college, you know that Christmas break is awesome for maybe the first week or so, but then it starts to get... old. Last year, my family did a little Kansas City staycation which was a fun little "escape" during the break, but this year we didn't plan anything. I knew I would need to break up my month long vacation by doing something. Luckily for me, my best friend from school lives in the Bay Area in California. Temperatures above freezing? Wine? Besties? Yes please. It didn't take long for me to quickly hit "buy" on a plane ticket and pack my bags.

After getting into Danville, where my bestie Kate lives, late on a Saturday night, we set out the next morning for the big city. We needed to pick up our bestie Emily from a friend's apartment and decided to make a day of it. Luckily, Emily was staying right next to Ghirardelli Square, home to- you guessed it- Ghirardelli Chocolate. Naturally, we had to start our morning out with some of the amazing Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate. I've heard their sundaes are pretty amazing as well, so if you have a sweet tooth, you need to check this place out. We took our hot chocolates to go and walked along the water all the way to Pier 39. This is totally a tourist-y spot but it had some good views of Alcatraz and the bay in general!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

After wandering around for a while, we made our way to Union Square to catch a glimpse of the giant Christmas tree before it was taken down for the season. We snapped some pics then attempted to trek to our next spot, but soon realized it was about a 30-minute walk... uphill. No thank you. God Bless Uber! We were craving seafood (which this midwestern girl doesn't get a whole lot of...) so we chose to go to Pier 23 Cafe. This place was seriously adorable. It was a nice enough day so we sat on the insulated patio and even though we couldn't see much, it was still so cute! But enough about the views, let's talk food. My mouth is watering again just writing about it. I'm a big fan of fish & chips so as soon as I saw that on the menu, my mind was made up. I was not disappointed. It was so good, y'all. It was one giant piece of fish with garlic fries and pineapple cole slaw... O. M. G. I want another one right now. My friends got the clam chowder and agreed it was equally as delicious. If you're ever in San Fran, this place is a must.

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

We then set off with the intention of getting dessert and cute pics at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse aka the "I Got Baked in San Francisco" place, but when we got there, there was a sign on the door that said they were sold out for the day. Sad!

A little disappointed, we were determined to finish our day in the city on a high note. We wanted to get some good views of the Golden Gate Bridge, which turned into accidentally getting on the bridge... and then eventually ended up at Baker Beach, which has great views of the bridge. It was the perfect spot for a photo op!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

We called it a day and headed back to Danville for a little down time. But don't forget- this was New Year's Eve, so the night was still young! All three of us are pretty old souls and didn't find clubbing in the city appealing for ringing in the New Year so we ended up getting dressed up and meeting up with some of Kate's high school friends. It was a very low key night, which was exactly what I wanted!

On the first day of the year, we started our day out with a hike and then packed our bags yet again! This time we set off to beautiful Carmel, CA, a beach town south of the Bay Area. If you haven't been to Carmel, it's a must. It's home to the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and just about the cutest little town ever. Once we got there we went straight to the beach to catch the sunset while sipping on wine and nomming on some hummus & pretzel chips. So perfect!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South


That night we went to dinner in town at the cutest little European restaurant, La Bicycelette. We split two pizzas that were absolutely delicious and then headed back to the beach house to watch the series premiere of The Bachelor. I usually end up watching the first three or four episodes of The Bachelor/Bachelorette and then get bored, but I actually kind of... like... Arie? I don't know. What are your thoughts about him?

The next morning we walked into town to get coffee and then headed down to the beach to walk around and enjoy watching the waves. We hung out on a rock just at the edge of the Pebble Beach 18th hole and I'm sorry to report that I did not find a boyfriend...

Once we gave up on boyfriend hunting/wave watching, we headed back to the beach house to pack up/get ready for our next adventure: Big Sur! If you're unfamiliar with Northern California, Big Sur is a big hiking spot that includes ocean views and big forests. It's only about an hour from Carmel so we headed south on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway (aka Highway 1).

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

What happened once we actually got there was slightly comical. After paying the parking fee, we got in there and of course, we had no cell service for maps. There were no maps of the park in sight so we just decided to follow a trail sign... which led us to a dead end, then we followed another one that essentially brought us to another dead end. Lesson learned: bring a map next time. We were frustrated and annoyed so we decided to leave and take pictures at the many lookout points next to the highway, ha!

We made our way back to Danville (obviously stopping for some In-N-Out on the way) where we relaxed in the hot tub and talked about our New Year's resolutions.

The next day was Emily's last day and sadly it was a rainy, lazy one. We were able to go get some amazing hot chocolates at Sideboard in downtown Danville, complete with toasted marshmallows and graham cracker rims. So delish! The rest of the day was spent watching Friends, with a short break for lunch from Domenico's Deli. If you're ever in Danville, this place is so yummy!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South
Fun Fact: This denim jacket is my fave and I found it in the H&M men's section last Spring! I couldn't find the exact one but I've linked similar options below along with the rest of my clothes from this post!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

My last day in California was spent the best way I could imagine: drinking wine. We originally had planned to drive out to Napa, but it's about an hour from Danville and the tastings were pretty pricey. We opted for the cheaper and closer, yet just as beautiful, Livermore.

We started out the day at Retzlaff Vineyards, where we were able to taste a blush, two merlots, a cab, a red blend and a port. The 2012 Merlot we tried was my favorite from this winery, but to be completely honest, I have practically zero knowledge of wines so I just base it on taste!

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Starting 2018 in San Francisco | Seeking the South

Our next stop was McGrail Vineyards. We tasted a sauv blanc, a red blend, a cab and a cab reserve. I honestly thought they were all pretty tasty and couldn't pick a favorite! This winery was interesting because each of the owner's grandchildren have their names on a bottle! Such a sweet detail.

Just next door was our final stop, 3 Steves Winery. Yes, this winery is named after three men all named Steve. This one had so many tastings- brut, sauv blanc, chardonnay, red blend, cab, another blend, merlot- but they were all delicious! The first red blend, the "Tres Gringos Chilean Blend," was both Kate's and my favorite. We were certainly thankful her mom was our DD after this one!

After a much-needed nap, we decided to have a low-key night that included some P.F. Changs and the new Jumanji movie. Kevin Hart will never not be funny, y'all.

That's about it for my California adventure! There was a lot I still didn't get to do, so I guess I'll have to go back! What are your favorite Northern California spots? Anything big I need to hit next time? Let me know below!


P.S. Shoutout to my new photographer/best friend, Kate! Can't wait to pester you to take pictures all semester!

The Truth About Freshman Year

A few weeks ago during recruitment, I was chatting with some of my sorority sisters about our freshman year experience. Even though it was a mix of seniors, juniors, and sophomores, we all agreed on one thing: freshman year is hard. People go to college thinking it's going to be this amazing experience right off the bat where you'll have eight bajillion best friends, sixteen boyfriends and will be partying every night. That's definitely not the case, and even if it looks like the girls you stalk on Instagram are having the time of their lives, they're probably miserable every once and a while, too.

The Truth About Freshman Year

I don't want to scare anyone. That's definitely not my intention. However, I think it's important to go into freshman year with a realistic expectation of what your first year of college will be like. I want to give you a little preview of what you might experience and how to overcome it!

You'll Cry
I'm not meaning you'll cry when your boyfriend breaks up with you, or when you're stressed out about finals. I mean you'll probably call your mom crying more than a handful of times in your first semester because Sally didn't invite you to the pledge class dinner, or Steve didn't invite you to Kappa Apple Pie's fall formal. Or maybe you won't know why you're crying at all, but you just need to let it out. And that's okay. Crying is normal. College is such a change of pace and it gets overwhelming. If you're crying a lot, don't assume you're in the minority, because you're not. I bet Gianna across the hall is crying on the phone with her mom, too.

Making Friends Will Be Hard
I was so sure I'd immediately have 600 BFFs the moment I pledged Kappa Alpha Theta. I was wrong. Bid Day was hands down one of the most awkward days of college because everyone is so excited but no one knows each other. You meet a thousand people and you can't remember anyone's name. You take pictures with girls in your pledge class pretending you're already BFFs but you know Brittany is Stacy's roommate so you assume she doesn't want to be your BFF. It's awkward, and to be honest, most of the first semester is. You don't really know people. My advice? Put yourself out there. You have to be the one to small talk with people (even if you're awkward as hell like I am). You have to join in as many events in your dorm and on campus as possible. It may feel awkward but the more you do it, the more people you'll meet and the more comfortable you'll be.

You'll Miss Your High School Friends
Sometimes all of your high school friends go to one school and you go to another. You see their Instagrams, Snapchats and Facebook albums looking like they're having the best year ever. You might start regretting your college decision. Don't. You were the one who went out on a whim and got away from high school. Ashley is probably still dealing with drama from 8th grade with Brad and Molly is probably still trying to get in with the 'cool squad.' You're not. You're out of high school and out on your own. You may not think this yet, but you're maturing light years faster than your friends. Facetime your friends, call them and text them, but don't regret your decision to get away.

You Might Consider Transferring
Maybe you'll think you'll be happy if you're back with those high school friends. Or maybe if you're closer to home so your mom can cook your favorite food every weekend. Maybe you miss your boyfriend. Stay strong and know that you're growing immensely as a person at your school and if you truly think you might want to transfer, stick it out until the end of freshman year and then consider a transfer. I truly don't think you feel comfortable at college until you're leaving and suddenly you're sad to leave for the summer. That's when you know if it's a good fit or not.

Boys Are Still Dumb
Cliche, but true. You might think you'll find your dream man the first week of college and you'll date for four years and then he'll propose to you in front of everyone at graduation. That's probablyyyyy not gonna happen. Even as seniors in college, the boys still have a lot of growing up to do, so just imagine how immature they were freshman year. Don't waste your tears over Tom who wouldn't buy you a shot but bought Larissa a shot last night. Find a couple good guy friends who will be good to you and pick on you like brothers. As for romantic relationships: don't settle.


To sum it all up: freshman year is hard. Life is hard. But you've heard the phrase, "A smooth sea never made for a skilled sailor," and it holds true. College will shape you into who you are. It's a roller coaster of emotions but it's an amazing roller coaster. As a senior, I wish I could do it all over again. It's hard to believe I'll be an alum in less than a year. Freshmen, live it up. Do it for me, the old grandma that writes these posts and goes to bed at 10.

Going along with this, I want to help you. Feeling alone? Always feel free to email me, DM me, message me on my Facebook page, whatever you want. I was a freshman once, too, and I get it. Think it's bigger than that? If you have any thoughts of suicide, please please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They'll get you the help you need.

Like always, I post a lot less during the school year. It sucks, but I need to have my priorities straight. I'll post as much as I can, but head over to my Twitter to interact with me anytime! Have an awesome semester, everyone!

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)

Ever since I can remember I've looooooved shopping for school supplies. I remember when I was in elementary school, I would get so excited when we'd finally get our school supplies list because that meant it was time for shopping. I would make my mom take me to at least three different stores (usually Target, OfficeMax and Staples or something of the sort) so I could get the exact colors of two-pocket plastic folders I wanted because god forbid I get paper folders or worse: boring colors. I would also probably require a whole new set of colored pens for the year even though I had plenty back home. Long story short, the whole ordeal was basically If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (remember this?!), but more like If You Give Emma A School Supplies List. But hey, at least I was addicted to pens and not designer purses, right?!

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)

Honestly, I don't know why I was using past-tense in that last paragraph because let's be real: I'm a 22-year-old senior in college and I still fucking love school supplies. I'm not kidding when I say I was at Target (shocker, right?) just casually in the office supply aisle (this happens a lot, to be honest) and I spotted a coral spiral Mead notebook and right behind it was a mint one. If you follow this blog, you know that I'll basically buy anything in coral, and mint is right there as a close second (my roommates make fun of me for this). Anyway, I'm standing there in the Target aisle pondering, is it weird to buy school supplies in the middle of July? And then I thought an even worse thought: What if they're sold out of these colors by the time I'm ready to buy school supplies in August and then I'll have the regret of buying it now? I'll bet you can guess what I did. I bought the damn notebooks.

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)

I also just happened to come across an amazing three-pack of notepads (yet again in my colors!!) in the Target dollar section (this place is like crack cocaine for me). Run to your Target to see if they still have them because they might be gone soon!

But do you know what I love even more than notebooks? PLANNERS. I've posted a few times about my planners in the past, here and here. Like I mentioned in the first post, I started way back when with a Lilly Pulitzer Planner. That was great for a while, but then I was ready to upgrade. With the hecticness that college brings, I decided to switch to an Erin Condren Planner. Erin Condrens are great if you have a million things going on and you have the budget to spend a decent amount of money on a nice planner. However, I totally understand if a $55 planner is not in your budget. Especially for college students. I truly loved my Erin Condren, but I did have a few complaints. First was that it was C H U N K Y. I know that's an odd complaint, but when you're trying to lug around a ton of textbooks on campus, the last thing you want another big book to add to the stack. Another complaint I had was about the cover. While it's awesome that you can easily remove covers to change them up, it would always get messed up in my backpack and come off. Although she's bypassed this flaw by offering the Hardbound LifePlanner, I still wasn't feelin' it. I wasn't sure what I wanted exactly, but I knew it needed to be skinny with a soft, bound (not coiled) cover.

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)


And as if the Target gods were watching down on me from Target heaven, they led me to this beauty. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my new BFF. What first drew me to it was the simple cover. I didn't want any fancy designs or stupid inspirational quotes. I just wanted my planner to plan, not to "inspire" me. The faux leather makes the planner look extra fancy and the gold lettering is just so... me. The best part? It's fifteen dollars. That's right. Just $15. That's $40 cheaper than my old planner and I could not be happier. It's not just this planner either. It's all of the Ashley G for Target collection (including my new pencil pouch shown in the pictures!).

There are a few flaws, obviously, that come with the cheaper price tag for this planner. The paper is pretty thin, but that doesn't really bother me (I love my no-smear InkJoy Gel Pens and they don't bleed very much at all!). The weekly pages aren't lined, which I can't decide if I like or not. Other than that, this planner is no-BS. No ridiculous amount of notes pages (there are about 12 in the back, which seems like the perfect amount) and no unnecessary sections (other than the basic contact pages). It's simple and clean, just how I want it.

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)


What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)

Now, of course I've already started writing in some events in, but how lame is it for me to actually want my syllabi to fill in even more dates?! I know, super lame. Luckilyyyyyy for me, school starts NEXT week. I honestly still can't believe I'm a senior, and I'll probably be in denial until the day I walk across that stage.

What's In My Backpack (Including My New Favorite Planner)



I've been plenty busy with recruitment but I know it'll be finals time before I know it.  I'm trying to soak in my last year of college. I can't believe it's finally here! Now tell me about your back to school plans in a comment below! As always, follow me on Twitter, InstagramFacebookBloglovin' and Pinterest, cheers bitches :-)

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

For those of you lovely human beings that follow me on Instagram, you probably saw on my story last week that I finally went home to Kansas City to visit my parents/take a little vacay. For anyone that has been away from their home/parents for more than 5 months, you know it sucks. Sometimes you want to just sit on the couch with your parents and binge watch Bloodline, you know? Luckily, I was able to take a few days off work and took a long weekend. 

Not only did I get to see my parents and my cat (v important, obviously), but I got to see some high school friends, which was so much fun! (Even though the bars in the Kansas City suburbs aren't exactly as great as Fort Worth's selection.) 

When I had the idea for this blog post, my sweet sweet mother was more than willing to adventure with me. Not only would we get to spend some good time together, but we'd get to explore our city while we did it! And can we talk about how amazing her photography turned out?! You'd think she was the photographer, not my brother  (and he didn't even ask me to link his website!!!! I'm such a good sister). But for real, huge praise to my patient and artistic mother.

But now on to what you really want: the best places to Instagram in Kansas City!

The Wings at Fortuity

1919 Baltimore Avenue
That's right, y'all. First there was Los Angeles. Then there was Nashville. Well now there's Kansas City. The first step to every iconic city is having a "wing wall" to pose in front of right?! Well shout out to Fortuity for providing this dream to every basic girl (myself included) in Kansas City.

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

Kansas City I'm So In Love

1919 Baltimore Avenue
This one is probably my favorite. I love how simple the mural is, but it truly portrays how people feel about Kansas City. It just happens to be an added bonus that it's written in Royals blue.

R E L A T E D: My Kansas City Staycation

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

But you know what's even better than those two murals?! The fact that they're both on the same wall! That's right. Both The Wings and Kansas City I'm So In Love are painted on the side of the Fortuity building. What this means is if you can't get the perfect Instagram at one, you can simply try the other! Easy as pie.

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

#KCLoves

1740 Main Street
This mural is a bit more large-scale and a tad more difficult to get to, but it is certainly worth the 'gram. Located on top of the Barkley parking garage (I avoided the $5 fee by parking on the street then taking the elevator up hehe), this mural is absolutely massive. I feel like this would be so cool to take wedding pictures in front of (you know, if you're a die-hard Kansas Citian) or even senior pictures. (PS- the rocket is Barkley's logo!)

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The World War I Museum

2 Memorial Drive
I know what you're probably thinking. Emma, this isn't a museum. And to that, my friend, I would say you're wrong. This view is actually from the top of the World War I Museum. But because the museum is built into a hill, you can actually walk directly to it, without any annoying entrance fees or climbing too many stairs. This spot is popular for proposals, prom pictures and senior pictures, so why not get a 'gram in too?! I absolutely love this view of the city. You can see all of the iconic spots from the Kauffman Center, to Union Station and even the Western Union sign. If you're looking for the perfect panorama, this is your spot.

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

Raised Royal

2492 Southwest Blvd
Anyone who's anyone knows Kansas City is a baseball town. Our boys in blue won the World Series in 2015 and we definitely haven't let anyone forget about it. With the success of the team has come a huge uprising of Kansas City spirit, but more specifically Royals spirit. This mural is actually one of five Royals murals across Kansas City, as part of the 2017 Mural Program. How cool is that?! But why did I choose this mural specifically? Because it's next to the Boulevard Brewery of course. Go grab yourself a beer and celebrate with an Instagram by this beautiful mural.

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City

I know, I know. You just want to know where these not-so-secret spots are! Well, I wanted to make it as easy as possible, so I made a little map with all of the spots pinpointed (in blue of course)! I even added a few extra spots you should definitely check out, which are indicated with the little orange pins! (And by the way, I was able to stop at all four of these spots in just about an hour or so, so they're all very close to each other!)



The Best Places to Instagram in Kansas City




Of course I couldn't find shit online of what I was wearing, so I really did my best. The only thing I could find that I knew was 100% right were the slides which are such a steal and I absolutely love them (seriously, I wear them to work like, everyday). My new favorite sunglasses are sold out online, but I linked some similar ones for y'all. I also wore some gold aviators in some of the shots that are definitely men's from Target that I bought before I went to Cabo last year, so it's a lost cause in trying to find them online. The shirt I'm wearing is probably the softest piece of clothing I've ever put on my body and I got it on sale at Nordies (not part of their anniversary sale!). I know it's TopShop, but I couldn't find it online. Last but not least, I definitely bought the jean shorts at Target last week, so they're most likely still there! They're super stretchy and my butt cheeks don't hang out, so I'd definitely recommend! Most importantly though, I got this 3-pack of hoop earrings at Nordstrom and I am obsessed. Hoops are my fave right now and it's so great having so many options of sizes! Go buy this right this second!!

R E L A T E D: My Cabo San Lucas Recap

Just writing this post is making me want to go home again.... Thanksgiving can't come soon enough! If any of y'all take pictures in KC, please tag me on Instagram, I would seriously love to see what y'all shoot!

Where would you Instagram in Kansas City? Comment below and let me know! As always, follow me on Twitter, FacebookBloglovin' and Pinterest, cheers bitches :-)