7.30.2014

Outfit Post // Summertime Blues







Top Lilla P // Jeans DL1961 // Necklace and Earrings c/o Sylvia Benson // Bracelets Bourbon and Bowties // Watch Michael Kors // Sunglasses Tory Burch

This summer I have been all about the combination of comfort and trendy.  This top has both, very light weight and airy with great trendy colors and print.  My go to line each day is always Lilla P.  This line is based out of NYC in the Meatpacking District with a full retail store on street level.  I take this line out on the road with me and end up falling in love with every piece.

This shirt has been my go to dress up, dress down top this summer.  I can wear it with shorts, jeans and  heels or converse, or a track pant to a nice dinner with friends.  I just love how this print can also transition into fall. It looks great with dark jeans and a blazer over it for those chilly nights coming this fall.

Don't know if you can tell but my nails are neon!  Didn't know if I liked the color at first but it has definitely grown on me.  Check it out from OPI collection, color: if life gives you lemons.



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7.29.2014

Trending // Best Friends + Instagiveaway









Trending Tuesday is not just about fashion, accessories, or what fruit has now become most popular.  It can be about anything you want, anything that is important to you at this moment.  My trending today is all about my Best Friends.  We have so many chapters in our lives these days that you collect and become inspired by so many important people along the way.  These friends come from your childhood, college, career , family, a new city, and adulthood.  Collectively they make my world go round.  I feel so lucky that I get to call so many of these women my best friends. 

Today make a your best friend feel special. Tell her how blessed and lucky you are to have her in your life.  Remember boys come and go, some stay, but always your best friends will be there through it all.  I think there is something to be said about having that confidant, special bond, and forever female to count on during good and bad times.  Someone who is not going to solve your problem but just listen to them.  Someone who is going to motivate you to be and do better.  Finally someone who will be your biggest fan/cheerleader.   

So today my Best Friend, Katie from champagne and suitcases, and I are doing an Instagram giveaway.  Do something sweet for your best friend and tell her about this giveaway and you both could win.  Head over to my Instagram page for more details and rules.  

This post is dedicated to all my Best Friends, you know who you are!!

"A friend is one that knows who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." - William Shakespear

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7.25.2014

Outfit Post // Floral











Dress // By Smith New York Shoes // here these are on sale! similar herehere and here all on sale Jewelry // Sylvia Benson Collection Clutch // Gigi New York Sunglasses // old similar Belt // here

Photo and Edits by Shawn Bumgarner


I have been so excited to share with y'all my first photo shoot pictures.  There are a lot of photos. It was so hard to pick just a few so there are a little more than usual.  It was so fun to pretend for the day I was on a Grecian vacation when I was really at a fort in Pensacola.  This beautiful dress shined inside the walls of Fort Barancus.  I just love how this dress can be causal with nude flats and delicate jewelry.  Then transformed into a beautiful cocktail dress with open toed pumps and a leopard belt to add a contrast around the waist.  I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do.  I am sure I will get less shell shocked the more outfit post I do.

Quick note my favorite month is coming up, August.  Anyone want to guess why?  Well its the month I was born!  I am so excited about this up coming birthday that I want to share the love with you.  Each week during the month of August I am going to do a giveaway of my favorite things.  So make sure you keep coming back each week to find out what it will be.  I hope you are excited to learn more about what I love to wear, eat, and travel with.  I cant wait to celebrate my 28th birthday with you.


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7.23.2014

My Picks // Nordstrom Anniversary Sale



I am so excited about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I love this sale because they not only give you great deals on spring and summer styles but help you get ready for fall by marking down some great new styles to get you in the mood for the next season.  

Above are my picks to get me ready for fall.  I think a new moto jacket is a must.  I am also really loving a bootcut jean for this fall.  Bootcut jeans are very figure flattering and I just want something new in my denim collection.  I recently added the clarisonic to my wish list and this is the perfect time to get one.  When it comes to the feet I think a lace up pump is the way to go this fall.  

I hope you enjoy all my picks and more at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year.  Remember you only have till August 4th to purchase any amazing finds from Nordstrom. 




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7.22.2014

Trending // Vacation













College days are long behind me but that doesnt mean I cant still have a nice long summer vacation.  I went to Pensacola for the amazing Blue Angels and then stayed at the beach for the next week.  So I am no back from my glorious "BEACH VACATION".  I am not quite ready to be back, but Monday is here and so I have no choice.

I wanted to share a couple highlights from my beach vacation.  Everything from were we went to eat, who I hung out with and of course what I wore.  I also had the wonderful experience to have my very first photo shoot with the talented Shawn Bumgarner of Gypsy Isle Photography you will get to see lots of those soon enough, promise.

Well the other important information you need to know is Masters of Sex is back on Showtime and is blowing my mind already.  The other is True Blood, with all its glory is not having the best season but its ok because I just love the characters so much I am glad I get to see them once more before its all over.

So moral of this #trending post is make sure you take a vacation this summer.  Do something fun for yourself and don't work so hard because trust me you won't be worth anything if you don't take care of your body, mind, and spirit and that means take a VACATION!



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7.11.2014

#FavoriteFridayFive

#FavoriteFridayFive

 J Crew crew top // C Wonder vegan handbag // C Wonder nautical charm bracelet // Butter London nail care // Butter London nail polish

The weekend is finally here! TGIF. Just to fill you in if you are not from Pensacola,FL this weekend is one of the greatest holidays ever. You are probably asking yourself, there is jot a holiday this weekend. Bit wait there is, Blue Angels Beach Air Show has finally arrived back in Pensacola for this weekend. 

Back story, last year the entire show scheduled was canceled by the government. Needless to say everyone who loves the blue angels air show was very upset. So this year they have brought it back! Thank the heavens. So in honor the the blues flying this weekend I did a little #favoritefridayfive with a blue angel theme. I will also be at the beach on vacation this coming week. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! So enjoy these nautical, beach, and blue angel inspired finds. Links below to most of the products. 

Just so you know tomorrow I will be heading down to the beach and getting my self ready for the big show Saturday! I can't wait, Blue Angels here I come. 

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7.10.2014

Love // Sylvia Benson Jewelry














    

Ok I am letting yall in on a little secret. . .  Sylvia Benson is one of the hottest new jewelry brands, that has been around but now has an awesome rep on the road putting it in the coolest stores in the southeat.  This jewelry line is a go to staple in my closest.  Its that piece of jewelry that becomes your everyday throw on to take your outfit from ok to WOW!  The clean lines and sophisticated look appeals to every kind of woman.  From the career woman that needs something to take her outfit from work to play or the mom on the go that wants to look put together when picking up the kids from school.

Katie Jarvis the designer and her husband Ethan are an amazing team making every beautiful hand crafted piece of jewelry in the great state of North Carolina.  Katie is known to wear white to the office a lot because she tries on each piece of jewelry and likes to see it on a clean canvas.  Her style and taste are so fresh and energetic you just want to become best friends with her right after meeting her.  She is very talented each season she blows me away with more staples that I can build and layer in with my existing Sylvia Benson collection.

I am so excited to announce that I am doing my first give away with Sylvia Benson Jewelry.  In honor of the Pensacola Blue Angels coming back to Pensacola this weekend for their homecoming beach air show, I am teaming up with Sylvia Benson Jewelry and we are giving away my favorite pair of stud earring ever created.  The Mitchell studs are timeless and stunning studs that go with anything and everything you are wearing and doing.  I have to stop myself from wearing them everyday, yes they are they amazing.  So please enter this giveaway and keep following me and to see what else Sylvia Benson has in store for you each season.

// you can visit Sylvia Benson's website to find more styles and a list of specialty stores near you //     




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7.08.2014

Trending // Stripes + 4th of July










Dress // Sail to Sable + its on sale!  Bracelets // Bourbon and Bowties Shoes // Jack Rogers  Beach //Pensacola Beach

I am so excited to share with you my outfit/trend for #trending Tuesday.  This past weekend I was lucky to head down to the beach for the 4th of July, oh just my favorite holiday.  I had just about one of the best weekends ever being at home.  I haven't spent 4th of July at home in Pensacola, FL in about 3 years.  Man was it nice to be in Paradise this weekend.

I have been saving this outfit for the 4th of July since I got it in the mail from one of my favorite brands.  I couldn't wait to wear this blue and white stripped tunic dress from Sail To Sable.  This dress was the perfect outfit to celebrate our countries birthday in.  It had all my favorite details going for it, STRIPES of course, detail around the neck, sleeveless for the hot summer days, and figure flattering.  This stripe trend has been around my closet for a while now and doesn't look like its going anywhere. 

I also wanted to throw in the 4th of July as a trend this week because lets face it everyone loves this holiday and Instagram was going crazy with fun 4th of July pictures from everyones different ways they celebrate. Wether you were at the beach like me watching the sunset before the fireworks over the water or you were running in a 10k down Peachtree Road in Atlanta, or you were having a cookout in your backyard with neighbors the 4th of July beings people together on an active outdoor level that we miss in this country.  So make sure you enjoy being outside this summer playing and having fun with your family, friends, and neighbors. Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July.


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