I am most certainly a morning person. An early morning person.

Sunrises. Coffee. Silence. Cool air. Breakfast food. Books. Pajamas.

There is just something about being awake before the rest of the world. Having a little extra time to take the morning slowly. To enjoy the morning rather than confront it as something to be “accomplished.” Granted, I do have mornings that are not as peaceful as others…and I definitely have mornings that I wish I could escape from by hiding under the covers. But more often than not, I’m on pretty good terms with the morning. And this morning was beautiful! It was one of those “perfect weather” mornings that eases the stress of the upcoming day. August is just too darn perfect.

August August

Darrin and I have a busy next couple of weeks ahead. We’ve got birthdays, a Chicago wedding {more road tripping!}, final good-byes before our sisters head off to college, the Minnesota State Fair {I’m drooling over all of these!}, a fancy graduation dinner, and the start of fall classes. I have a feeling that these last weeks of August are going to fly by, so I’m thankful for mornings like today…mornings that give me the chance to slow down, if only just for a little bit. 🙂

August Minneapolis Mineapolis

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here! You can do it!






  • Reply Victoria Chekanova August 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Lovely pics!

  • Reply Brooke August 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Cute top! I actually woke up earlier than usual this morning, and it was so nice to not be completely rushing before work. The weather is so beautiful lately, I agree!


    • Reply Grace Beekman August 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks! Yes, I’m trying to enjoy this weather while it’s here! I can’t begin to think about winter just yet!

  • Reply Maria August 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    you look gorgeous. i was actually just in MN and i love it there…i have a lot of family who’s there so I’m back every year 🙂

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you! And how awesome! It is such a great place to visit! 🙂

  • Reply Niki DeGoey August 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Ahh, I can’t agree with you, I’m definitely NOT a morning person. I’m all grumpy and bleh in the morning.

    Pretty outfit! I love the print of your shirt 🙂

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 And I can definitely relate to those kind of mornings! Which are usually Monday mornings for me!

  • Reply Meg August 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I’m a morning person, too! And you have a gorgeous outfit?!?! This just makes my day {even if it is afternoon, now 😉 }

  • Reply Brittney at True Vintage Love August 16, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I WANT to be a morning person, I really do. It’s hard when you don’t fall asleep until late though. I enjoy coffee when it’s a cool morning 🙂 I love your shoes by the way!

    • Reply August 16, 2013 at 5:55 am

      You’re so right! It definitely depends on your schedule whether you’re a morning person or not! My husband is most certainly NOT! 🙂 And thank you! My shoes are from Target!

  • Reply nunu August 16, 2013 at 5:54 am

    i like to wake up early…i m morning person!! congrats for your blog sweety. and your outfits is so cool. hope to keep in touch. kisses

  • Reply sweetfreckles August 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Great pictures ! Amazing look,love the skirt.

    Kisses !

    • Reply August 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you! It’s from Forever21! 🙂

  • Reply lilyzab August 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Nice post and pictures!


    • Reply August 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you!

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