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July 2018 Instagram Roundup

It's so crazy to me that tomorrow will be the start of August. I know I say this every month... but wow. Summer is flying by and I'm not ready for it to be over.

On a happier note, I've been posting to Instagram almost daily! It's required a lot of effort but I'm so proud of how my feed is looking. Today I am sharing a roundup of all my pictures during the past month.

Mom's Hat // Mom's Coverup // My Hat // My Coverup
My mom and I are the most extra people you'll ever meet and we bought matching sunhats to take pictures in at the beach! I love the sassy sayings on them.

12 Things Vol. 2

I mentioned last week that I'm not doing Link Love posts anymore, so I thought it would be fun to start a new series! I love it when bloggers do 12 things posts. If you don't know what that is, basically you just share 12 random thoughts that are on your mind. I did one of these posts a while back, and I'm excited to do them more often!

because it's friday... treat yourself to a milkshake!

1. What do y'all think of the new blog layout?! I've been searching for one I like for the longest time, and I love this one! I'm still putting on the final touches, but I love the minimalistic feel it has.

The Ultimate Maui, Hawaii Travel Guide

Welcome to the long overdue Maui, Hawaii travel guide! I got back from Maui a couple weeks ago, but this post is so long that it took me forever to write. I'm so excited to share all the fun events from my trip with you.

pineapple maui hawaii travel guide fashion blogger
similar swimsuit tops herehere, & here
I've broken this post up into five sections: Stay, Do, Beach, Shop, & Eat (my personal fave section!) We managed to do so much in our time on the island, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Just writing this post is making me miss the island so much... is it time to go back yet??

Life Lately Vol. 39

Well, friends... it's been a minute! I've been travelling a bunch (with three more smaller trips in the works!) and life has been crazy busy. I have so much to share with you - in fact, I'm doing a Life Update video on YouTube today! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and see what I've been up to lately!

Also, side note - I've decided to stop writing Link Love posts for the time being. Although they are some of my most popular posts, I don't ever look forward to writing them or publishing them. Maybe they'll reappear in the future, but for now I want to focus on publishing content that I get excited about.

top // shorts

I actually got back from Hawaii last week! It was such an amazing vacation, and I have a full blog post coming soon. It's taking me forever to write because we did so much during our time there, but I can't wait for you to read it!

The Best of Amazon Prime Day 2018

It's no secret that I love Amazon. I've been excited for Amazon Prime day for the past couple weeks, because I have quite a few items that I've been meaning to buy and I'm hoping a few of them will be on sale. Since the sale is so large and overwhelming, I've put together a selection of the best items included in the sale. I will be updating this post with more finds as the sale goes on, so be sure to check back here every so often!

In the mood to shop another sale? Go check out my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here! I just updated it with a couple new items!

What are you purchasing from the Amazon Prime Day sale? Let me know in the comments below!

The Best Under $50 Finds of The Nordstrom Sale

I'll be honest: I initially wasn't planning on posting about the Nordstrom sale. Everyone and their mother seems to be talking about it, and I was honestly over it before it even began. And then, I browsed through the items on sale. I found so many cute items... and they're all under $50! I asked y'all on Instagram if you wanted to see a post with my top picks, and the majority vote was yes... so here you go!

the best item in the sale: this sherpa pullover!

Also, I've been in Hawaii, so my regular posting schedule has been kind of messed up. Back to regularly scheduled programming next week :)

Welcome To Blissfully Brooke!


It's no secret that my style has changed over the past couple years. It's been a while since I've put on a Lilly Pulitzer dress or a Vineyard Vines t-shirt. While I will always love those brands, they don't fit my style anymore.

I've actually been toying with the idea of a rebrand for a while now. I've loved the blog name Blissfully Brooke, but the website name has been taken. It was listed for sale a few months ago, and I thought about buying it but never got around to it. I waited too long and someone else bought blissfullybrooke.com. When I saw that I missed this opportunity, I was devastated and so mad at myself that I had procrastinated. I randomly checked again last Saturday night, and to my surprise, the name was available! This time, I didn't hesitate to buy the domain name.


A couple lessons learned from that story: if you see something you want, don't hesitate to go for it! Also, if it's meant to be, it will eventually be - just give it time and patience.