That time we Bungee'd.

Whit and I were strangely in agreement on one thing: we were going to bungee in the south island. We are generally not dare devils, but that is one thing you can't leave NZ without doing. So we did it.  We arrived to the HQ in Queenstown around 11:00 in the morning, before being weighed and put on a bus out to the bungee jumping location. As soon as we arrived we had to basically walk the plank out to the jumping station. The walkway swayed and I realized that I am a little scared of heights. Swaying walkways are not my thing. Then me and Whit decided to go first- so they buckled us in and backed us up to the edge of the platform. We weren't worried until we had to walk backwards to the edge of the platform. We got to go in tandem & it was so fun! I would definitely do it again! The drop was an adrenaline rush, and then the view was gorgeous. What a thing to do.

After we drove back to Queenstown, we headed into Fergburger- the famous burger restaurant. It lived up to it's fame and definitely sated our hunger.


A perfect summer day!

My first Sunday back in Houston, my friends aided me in something I'd been dying for all summer (winter in NZ). They took me to the beach!

Of course, I've been to beaches in New Zealand that are way more beautiful and stunning (sorry, little galveston, but it's true), but there is something about being home with your friends at an empty beach. It was cloudy when we left home, and doubt started creeping in that it might not be the perfect beach day we imagined. But as we crossed over the little bridge to Surf Side, the sun appeared.

It was the perfect beach day. Effortless, not too hot, empty beach. We listened to music and tanned and jumped over waves. We even ran down the beach a ways. These are the days that can't be replicated, so we savored it!


Pass me the mom jeans, please.

Now that I'm back in the midst of fall again, I have found my new wardrobe staple. High-waisted jeans. These are not new by any means, but the high waist and above the ankle style is something I didn't think I would ever be able to pull off. I have a short torso and not too long of legs, but I am still obsessed with these jeans. They make my legs look longer and slimmer and I will not complain. A couple of years ago I bought a mustard colored sweater. My friends (and mom, included) made faces. Then I put it on and got so many compliments. I love mustard. That's right. I do. My mom is still not a fan, but I have converted some of my friends. It's staying in my closet, guys.

Top--Banana Republic Outlet// Jeans--Madewell// Glasses--Warby Parker// Shoes-- Fake birkenstocks from Maude Boutique// Watch-- Michael Kors// Bracelet-- Brickyard Buffalo// Purse-- Kate Spade//

Can't forget my birkenstocks and michael kors watch. Favorites.


Day 1 of South Island PT 2

Will you just look at the views? We learned a couple of lord of the rings facts (of course, this is new zealand) while we rode. The horses were a bit cranky, but who cares when you're in that landscape? Gorgeous.

A good start to our South Island adventure, for sure!