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Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

 
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I'm off to Charlestion {again} this weekend, it's beginning to be my home away from home {which I'm perfectly fine with}  These pictures were taken in February during a long weekend trip, to see more pictures go here.  What are your plans for the long weekend?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Crocheted & Cropped

 
 
Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: AG | Sandals: Old Navy | Bag: H&M | Bracelets: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors |  Sunglasses: Michael Kors
 
So I haven't fully embraced the crop top trend, but I'm slowly easing into it.  And even though this isn't a true crop top, it kind of feels like it to me when I wear it without a tank underneath...maybe I'll be a little more daring before the cropped look loses all popularity!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

4 Things


 I've been asked to share my mini survival kit by a company called Man Crates.  If you're like me, shopping for the man in your life can be exhausting, I mean how many watches, button-ups, and game/concert tickets can you buy one person? {Don't worry, I've been more creative than that} Anyway the mission of Man Crates is to end the difficulties long associated with buying gifts for men.  Each gift is packaged in a crate and filled with things your guy will love based on his personality or a theme...But enough about him, I've put together a few fun essentials that I need in my life on a daily basis! 
1.Nail Polish: I hate to be that girl, but I kind of feel naked with out it.
2. Sunglasses: I never leave the house without them, and if I do there's a few spare I keep around pretty much everywhere.
3. Coffee: Pretty explanatory, I've noticed my day isn't quite the same without a cup {or 3} in the morning.
4. To do List: Everyday starts with a to do list. I love the feeling of drawing a line through a completed task {I may or may not write down something I've already done that I had forgotten to jot down originally just so I can mark it out} oops!
What would be in your survival kit?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pom Poms





Top: Zara | Skirt: Anthropologie (on sale in store) | Sandals: Steve Madden | Earrings: Nadri | Bracelets: David Yurman | Necklace: So Good Jewelry | Ring: BaubleBar | Sunglasses: Michael Kors

I wore this outfit to church yesterday, I'm obsessed with this skirt {I love all the details} I bought the matching crop top to go with it but was going for a more conservative look for Sunday service so I put this top on.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!   

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Key Coats for Fall

 
Tweed Jacket: L.K. Bennett | Bomber Jacket: Topshop | Platform Fur Collar Coat: French Connection | Biker Jacket: Topshop | Trench Coat: Ted Baker
 
Yesterday I had a few hours to kill in between work and Junior League, so naturally it only made sense to get coffee and read Harper's Bazaar.  Looking through the magazine only made me more excited and ready for jacket weather...These are my must have jacket trends for the fall!
 
I'm especially loving the fit and flare trench...Which is your favorite? 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Liebster Award

 
I am so honored to have been nominated for the Liebster Award from Jess at Jess Prain Style, and I am happy to accept the challenge!  Thanks again Jess!
 
The Rules for the Award are as Follows:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”.
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  5. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  6. List these rules in your post.  Once you have written and published it, you then have to: inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.
Questions from Jess:
 
 
1.     Why did you decide to start your blog ? 
I started my blog in December 2013 as an outlet to share my passion.  I love putting together outfits for myself and other women and sharing fashionable ideas.  I hope to be inspirational to someone :)
2.     What is your favorite part about blogging ? 
The blogging community, I’ve truly been inspired by so many creative and talented women.
3.     Who helps you take photos for your blog ?
My mom or sister always take pictures for me, and I always buy the ice cream or Starbucks :)
4.     If you could only buy from one brand for the rest of your life who would it be ?
Such a tough one… if I could only shop one store forever, it would be Anthropologie.  If only one brand, it would probably be ZARA.
5.     What do you want to accomplish with your blog ?
Enjoyment for other women and myself...I have a lot of fun creating posts, and I hope others enjoy what I have to say! haha
6.     What is the one thing you have to have this fall season that you don't already own ?
A faux fur vest
7.     Where do you get inspiration for your blog ?
Everywhere really...other bloggers, work, traveling, etc.
8.     What is your favorite restaurant and where is it ?
My favorite restaurant right now is Print Works in Greensboro
9.     What is your favorite lipstick ?
My favorite lipstick is YSL , but I'm more of a gloss girl.
10. Do you have a go-to spot for taking blog photos ?
I don’t really have a go to spot, but I carry my camera with me everywhere I go!
11.  What is your dream job ?
My dream job is to be an image consultant for women who have been through a tragic experience, disease, disorder, abuse, etc. and work with them to make them feel beautiful and confident again.
 
My Nominations:
 
My Questions for you!
1. Why did you start your blog?
2.  What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?
3. What is your favorite part about blogging?
4. Who are your favorite fashion icons?
5.  What was your best purchase ever?
6. If you could meet anyone in the fashion industry who would it be and why?
7. What is your favorite beauty item you can't live without?
8. If you could only wear one brand, which one would it be?
9. What have you learned since you started blogging?
10.Which blog post that you've written is your favorite?
11. What is your dream job?
 
I cant wait to read your answers, Enjoy!

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Camo


 

 


 
 Tee: Anthropologie | Joggers: Sanctuary | Booties: Steve Madden | Necklace: Anthropologie | Earrings: Belk | Cuff: Vince Camuto | Bracelets: David Yurman & Henri Bendel | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: H&M | Sunglasses: Michael Kors
  
Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend...I'm going back to work a little more exhausted than I was before I left for the weekend.  Charleston was a beautiful time as always, and Chelsey is all moved in and ready for her training and classes to begin.  I can't talk to her for the first ten days while she goes through some pretty intense training {bring on August 26th!}  I wore these joggers while moving her in, and they were incredibly comfy and perfect for the very warm weather.  I'm already ready to wear them again!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Off to Charleston We Go

 
This post is a little different from my typical...
About a year and a half ago, I decided to move into my sister's spare bedroom...after coming home from college, I soon realized I didn't know her like I should or wanted to...and so I kind of just woke up one morning, told her I was moving in, and packed everything that day.  I didn't know if  we'd ever be able to live together again, and I knew I'd regret it if I didn't.  She's the only person I've ever known who I could yell at and think I hate one minute and make dinner plans with the next.  {that's the true beauty of sisterhood}  We're different in about a million ways, but we're perfect friends.  She's got a certain strength about her that I envy and admire, and she's seriously wise beyond her years, sometimes I swear she's the older one.  She always listens non judgmentally, gives the best advice, and is extremely supportive.  We've laughed until we've cried countless times over the last year and a half, and gotten ourselves into situations that are only acceptable in your early twenties {its made for some pretty interesting nights and great memories} I'm so proud of the woman she's becoming, and I'm looking forward to watching her grow over the next few years.  I'm going to miss Chelsey only being a room away, but I'm so excited for her new adventure!  I'm praying she finds God's place for her in Charleston, and I'm wishing her all the happiness she deserves. 
 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fall Fashion

Bag: Zara | Leggings: Michael Kors | Vest: Calypso St. Barth | Watch: La Mer | Knit: H&M | Booties: Kristin Cavallari

Lately all I can think about is fall...I don't know what I'm more excited about--
pumpkin spice lattes, faux leather and faux fur, the cool crisp air and the 
leaves changing, our family vacation...it is by far my favorite
 time of year and for me, the most exciting time for fashion.

What are you most excited about this coming fall? 



Monday, August 11, 2014

Pops of Pink



 

Dress: Anthropologie, similar here & here | Shoes: Kate Spade, similar here & here | Clutch: Ted Baker | Bracelets: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Michael Kors 
 
 
Happy Monday...I'm in black and white again {I know, enough already!...I just can't get enough of it}  I have such a busy week ahead, only 4 days separate me from a bittersweet trip to Charleston to move my sister, she's attending the Citadel this fall! {ahh}...hope your week is off to a great start!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Lips with Mary Kay

 
 
 





Nourishine Lip Gloss: Rock N Red | Lipstick: Pink Satin | At Play Lip Jelly: Berry Me
 
 
I'm teaming up with Mary Kay to show off some summer lip shades I love!  The At Play Lip Jelly is great for a fun lip gloss, it gives your lips the perfect summer shimmer,and I love that you can wear it alone or over a lipstick for two different looks.  The Lipstick has a creamy texture and is long lasting.  And my favorite of all, the Nourishine Lip Gloss  is rich in color and creates the perfect bold look. 
 
To shop the complete Mary Kay Lip collection, go here
 
{This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own}


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pattern Play

 
 
 
 
 
Top: Anthropologie | Shorts: Anthropologie, similar here and here | Sandals: H&M | Bag: H&M, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Henri Bendel | Earrings: Belk | Sunglasses: Michael Kors
 
I love mixing patterns and prints, it's something I've been doing a lot more of lately and have a lot of fun with...you can pair almost any pattern with strips and polka dots {at least I like to think so} but I'm still playing with different prints and discovering new combinations to wear...
 
What is your favorite pattern mixing combo?