My Southwest US Vacation Lookbook Part 1

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It took me forever to try and plan what I was going to wear

on this vacation. Leaving for as long as I was (18 days), I wasn’t

able to get an accurate read on the weather so I had to plan for

everything, create functional hiking outfits that didn’t show me

sweating my booty off, and still try to look cute. It was honestly

so difficult, but I like to think I succeeded. Lol Take a look at my

outfits below and let me know what you think!

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Day 1: McPherson, KS – Amarillo, TX

Day 1 of the trip the final destination was The Big Texan

restaurant in Amarillo, TX so I knew I wanted a sort of dressy

western inspired look. I mean…it had been awhile since I was

given the opportunity to dress up and, being in Texas, it would

have been a sin to not wear at least some turquoise jewelry and boots! Lol

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Clothing Links:

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“Dress” (This is actually a tunic I got second hand! I just

safety pinned the sides to close up the slits a little and added

the belt to give it more of a dress look! Worked pretty

well…..as long as I stayed out of the wind. hahahaha)

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White Belt (I think this came in a 3 pack of belts from

Walmart. I unfortunately can’t find the link for it.) 

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Faux Snakeskin Booties (Absolutely LOVE these boots. If you

wear a half size like me I suggest sizing up rather than down. I

initially ordered them in a 7 and had to exchange

them for an 8. Fit so much better now!)

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Aviators – Thrifted

Necklace – Thrifted

Bracelets – Thrifted

Silver Hoop Earrings

Studs

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Day 2: Cadillac Ranch – Carlsbad Caverns National

Park – White Sands National Park

Starting the morning out in Texas at Cadillac Ranch I decided to

again fully embrace my southern side and brought out the

denim and my good ole Justin boots (I have had these boots since

high school and they have seen some sh*t..literally. lol  The fact

that they are still holding together so well kind of blows my mind

especially after seeing how fast my brother goes through his Ariats.)

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Clothing Links:

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White Tank (size xs)

No Boundaries Skinny Jeans

Vest – Thrifted 

Justin Cowboy Boots – Called the Inji Brown

Justin Gypsy Women’s Cowboy Boot

Belt

Bracelets – Thrifted

Necklace – Thrifted

Silver Hoop Earrings

Studs

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Before turning in for the night I wanted to do a quick sunset

photoshoot at White Sands National park and I bought this

Amazon dress specifically for this moment. I really like the

colors of it (definitely provided a nice contrast to the white sand) and

the fit of it is also really nice and comfortable. (I would absolutely

LOVE to go back to White Sands and do another photoshoot like

this one. It was sooo beautiful there….even with the wind! lol) 

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Clothing Links: 

Amazon Wrap Dress (ordered in a size small)

Necklace – Thrifted

Silver Hoop Earrings

Studs

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Day 3: White Sands National Park – Saguaro National Park (East)

This day’s look was all about finding those desert vibes baby! I

finally got the chance to wear this fringe tank that has been

sitting in my closet forever, pairing it with a pair of distressed

black shorts from Amazon (That ride up like crazy! I cannot tell

you how many times I had to pull those puppies down so my whole

booty wasn’t exposed!) and my newest addition to the

summer shoe collection, the Chacos. 

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Clothing Links:

Tank – Thrifted

Black Shorts (ordered in a size small)

Chacos (size 8)

Hat

Earrings

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Day 4: Saguaro National Park (East and West)

Finding myself among the cacti again I wanted to have an

outfit that fit with the southwestern desert theme so I

added this thrifted cardigan (which gave me allllll the southwestern

vibes with those colors) to my simple black tank and jean shorts outfit. 

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Clothing Links:

Cardigan – Thrifted

Black Tank – Thrifted

Jean Shorts – American Eagle (I don’t think they sell this style anymore.)

Chacos

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Day 5: Lost Dutchman State Park – Phoenix, Arizona

 (I was totally exhausted after hiking to the top of Flatiron

and wasn’t even thinking about taking an outfit picture soooooo

this will have to do. Just trade out the tennis shoes for Merrells! lol)

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I started out this day hiking a freakin’ mountain (apparently

Pikes Peak wasn’t enough for me lol You can read about that

adventure here). I knew there was going

to be a lot of rock scrambling/climbing so I wanted an outfit

that would allow me to move easily which meant I was going

with a workout tank and leggings. I am literally obsessed with

both of these pieces and highly recommend them. (You can check

out more of my thoughts on these pieces as well as some other

Amazon workout finds in this article here!)

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Clothing Links:

Flannel – Thrifted

Workout Tank (ordered in a medium)

TikTok Leggings (ordered in an extra small)

Merrells (Literally only bought these because they have “Moab” in

their name. Lol Wearing a size 7.5)

Sunglasses – Target? Maybe? Lol 

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After my morning hike I went into Phoenix and took a few

pictures with the murals around the city. I had seen an outfit

similar to this one on Pinterest and knew it was what I wanted

to wear so I hit up Amazon and found everything I needed. Did

I feel slightly exposed? Yup…sure did. (Especially with the open

back on the halter top) But did the pictures turn out

exactly how I had envisioned? Yes they did.

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Clothing Links: 

Hat

Crochet Halter Top

Maxi Skirt (Honestly one of the worst Amazon purchases I

have ever made. Read more about why here.)

Sandals – Forever 21

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Day 6: Petrified Forest National Park – Winslow, AZ – Sedona, AZ

If you thought I was going to be “Standin’ on the corner in

Winslow, Arizona” without sporting some Eagles gear you

would be crazy. However, somehow before leaving on this

trip, I didn’t have any Eagles attire so Amazon saved my booty.

This shirt is a men’s tee, but a quick tie-up in the front made up

for the size difference. Love how this outfit turned out. I felt so cute in it!

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Clothing Links:

Eagles Tee (ordered in size small)

Black Shorts (size small)

Chacos

Hat

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Day 7: Sedona, AZ

There was a lot of hiking planned for this day so a tee and

leggings was the perfect fit choice.

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Clothing Links:

“Take More Detours” Tee – Honestly not sure where

this came from, but thinking Target

Under Armour Leggings – Marshalls

Merrells

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Let me know what your favorite look is in the comments!

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