Weekend Look book | Vol. 1
A note from Hailey: Weekend Look Books are about to become a new feature on Simplicité & Co. to bring a more personal side to the blog and the behind the scenes of every day life. They’re going to be filled with iPhone pictures, and tidbits from the weekend and be a little less polished than an average blog post. They’re going back to the roots of how blogging used to be and I’m really excited to share these moments with you. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve loved writing them. xoxo.
This weekend was all about enjoying family and being present. Normally I work most weekends or end up doing school work so when my sisters came home from Clemson it was great to take a step backwards and just enjoy laughing until our stomach hurts, eating at our favorite restaurants, participating in the Famously Hot Half Marathon and Walk for Life, and a quick visit to the South Carolina State Fair. You could say it was a family affair but it was so much fun getting to spend so much time with family.
Shelby turns 22 this week so we went out to Cola’s Restaurant to celebrate her birthday! We spent the evening laughing at all of the old memories we have from vacations growing up, eating delicious food, and we all ordered fun desserts to share (sort of). I bought a new pair of pumps for the occasion to wear with an adorable green dress (similar here) but ended up loving Kenley’s jumpsuit that we switched outfits in the car on the way to the restaurant!
11 years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer so October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) has been near and dear to our family’s heart since. This year we participated in the Columbia Famously Hot Half Marathon and Walk for Life 5k. We walked in case anyone had any questions there. It was awesome to see the number of people who showed up to walk and run to raise awareness and money to help kick cancer’s butt one day. We added yellow bandanas to support our cousin Lyndsey who is fighting a rare form of bone cancer! It was an awesome way to spend the morning and get dressed up in fun outfits with hilarious headbands and great way to support all those who have been effected by cancer of all forms. Also just want to praise Jesus real quick that we get to say that my mom is an 11 year breast cancer survivor! What a blessing.
Once a year, the South Carolina State Fair rolls into Columbia, and with it comes the fried food, the baby cows, and the pig races. In small doses, it’s a blast and so on Sunday we headed out to the fairgrounds to spend the afternoon. We saw a four week old cow, a lamb escape, and ate all the fried cookie dough and oreos and found the best fresh squeezed lemonade! It was a fantastic way to top off a family filled weekend and kickstart the week!